Hello! Hello! I bet you never thought you’d hear from me again, did you?! Haha. Well, as you can tell, I haven’t really been putting blogging at the top of my list of priorities lately. And for good reason, I assure you. So I wanted to take a little time to let you all know what’s been going on with me and the Moose Family and explain what my plans and visions are for the future of My Paper Moose, and especially the My Paper Moose Blog.
Let me start with some exciting news. For those of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you heard this news a few months ago. But for the rest of you…well…here it is! Mini Moose is helping me with this fun announcement.
That’s right! The Moose Family is adding one more to the herd. And guess what?!
So I’m sure you can guess my life has been pretty crazy! And it’s only going to get even crazier! I’ve been busy finding a new balance between my responsibilities as a wife, a mother, and a business woman. It’s taken a lot of trial and error (mostly error!) and talking with Papa Moose, but we’re finally starting to figure things out. Of course, that’s all going to change once the new Baby Moose arrives. But for now, we’ve got a good groove going and I hope to keep it going until October.
Now that you know the big life changes that are going on with me, let me start with the changes I will be making to the My Paper Moose business and blog. First and foremost, my Etsy shop is going to come first. I have found that this is where I seem to excel the most. I love to create, and people love what I create. And selling my creations on Etsy is such a great and fulfilling experience for me. So what that means for you is that you will no longer be seeing blog posts from me quite as often. I do plan on holding Webbie Workshop Weeks once a month to give you inspiration and project ideas. But to blog about every single thing I make is just far too time-consuming for me these days. So if you want to see what I’m working on for my Etsy shops to get some more fun project ideas and inspiration, just follow me on Facebook and Instagram. I’m constantly posting photos of my latest work, and I plan on offering instructions for some of my projects too! I just think it will be easier to do that in a more condensed format instead of writing full blog posts every time.
Another result of my increased focus on my Etsy shops is that I will no longer be placing too much emphasis on my Stampin’ Up! Demonstratorship. I have never really focused on this area of my business, and as much as I love being a demonstrator, it just is not an area where I excel or really benefit from financially. So after this quarter, I will be allowing my demonstratorship to end. This is not a guaranteed thing, as I may continue to meet my demo requirements if I get enough Etsy orders. But if not, then I will be saying goodbye to my demonstratorship, my pre-order benefits, and my lovely discount. It makes me sad to think I may no longer be a part of the Stampin’ Up! family, but I feel this is what is best for me and for my business. Does this mean I will start using items from other crafting companies? Maybe. But I love Stampin’ Up!’s products so much, and the plethora of other crafting options is just so overwhelming, that I will mainly continue to exclusively use SU! products.
I know these are some pretty big changes, and they’re kind of sad changes. But I have been praying a lot about what direction to take my business, and what will be best not only for my business but for my family as well. I feel that these changes will allow me to continue to do what I love, share it with all of you, and still leave time to take care of my growing family. And though you won’t be seeing me here on my blog as much, I sincerely hope that you all will continue to show me your support, whether that be participating in my monthly webbie workshops and purchasing my project kits, following me on Facebook and Instagram, or shopping my Etsy shops. You all are my encouragement and inspiration and I would love your continued support.
Until next time…