Last Friday was my last day as Pazzles Craft Editor. When I started that job in 2012 it was in every way my dream job. To be able to play with paper and write and be paid for it was a dream come true. It stretched me creatively and it stretched me on a personal level. I had to really turn on my creativity so I could pump out project after project. Often times I had to just start without the complete end in mind and make it up as I worked. I met some amazing friends and I got to experience CHA (Craft and Hobby Show) twice. The first time I walked into the CHA hall I teared up. Getting to CHA had seemed like such a faraway dream years ago and it was honestly just as good as I had imagined it to be.
So it was a tough decision for me to walk away from it. But during the years I was there my kids grew up a little more and my husband changed jobs and it just became harder and harder to keep all the balls in the air (and keep them well inflated and well cared for.) My responsibilities at work continued to grow and I finally had to just make a decision to let something go.
I’m still a huge fan of Pazzles and I always will be. I’ll still be designing projects and cutting files for them and I’ll be around the forums and Facebook groups. Thank you to all of you who have become friends through Pazzles. It’s been so amazing to get to know all of you all over the world and see the amazing things you make from paper. That was my absolute favorite part, being constantly amazed that you all could make a piece of paper become such a masterpiece. I’ll be blogging here at Bits & Pieces now and sharing cutting files and projects I create. I’ve also opened an Etsy store and I have some fun things planed for that as well.
Thank you so much for your support. It’s so great to have friends who understand this paper obsession!