May 11, 2012

Once Upon A Time.....

..... I used to have a lot more time to create and post on my blog.  I started blogging a little over five years ago.   Things were a bit different then.   We were all trying to figure out ways to drive people to visit our blogs.  I had a counter on my blog for the longest time.   And we used to give each other awards that said we were the greatest this or that -- the themes changed but the idea was you were supposed to post the award on your blog and then pass it on to others.   Or there were questions to answer which would reveal more about yourself.  No one does that any more (thankfully).   But at the time it was fun.
I'm thinking of all the challenges I used to participate in -- Sunday Postcard Art, Gothic Art Challenge, Think Monday Think ATC, Wednesday Stamper, Make A Moo or Two.....etc.  Whew, it's exhausting just typing the list.  Many of them are gone by the wayside now.
Then there was the year and a half I had a Tag Tuesday challenge on my blog.  How in the world I had time for that I don't know.
Oh, well, it's nice now to just be able to carve out moments to create what I feel like creating.   Like this little piece I made today just because I felt like making something in yellow and brown.


Shelly Hickox said...

This is beautiful, Louise! I know what you mean about time - it takes a lot to keep a blog going. I miss the days of all the challenges. My favorites were yours (Tag Tuesday), Wednesday Stamper, and Theme Thursday. All gone now!

Sarah said...

I know exactly where you are coming from! How in the world did we find the time to make the challenge piece, post it, and then spend the hour or two that it took to comment on all of the entries? I'll have to say that I did enjoy your tag challenge...but as they say, all good things come to an end. Thank goodness that is not true of friendships.
I love your combination of brown and yellow and your beautiful, vintage, signature style. Gorgeous card, Louise.

Pam said...

This is such a fun project with the mirror and the sentiment - nice! I remember those days. I don't know how I kept up. (Actually, I'm not sure I did!)

Lynn Stevens said...

I can so relate Louise. Its hard to find time to do many of those things anymore.
I do miss your tag challenge as that was one I did make time for each week.
Right now I can't even find any time to create, Such is life!
But I grateful for the friends I have found through blogging!
hugs Lynn

Lynn Stevens said...

Forgot to tell you how much I like your card and so happy you finally have a followers list!!!!

Kate said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the vintage elements. Everything about it draws me in. I think I have given up on keeping up with challenges. There is no time when life takes over. Just having fun doesn't happen much anymore. I am glad you decided to make time for it. Your creation is fabulous!

Robin said...

This is a beautiful piece Louise!