Monday, February 15, 2010

Taking a Blog Break!!

Hello Everyone....

I'm going to be MIA for awhile....I am taking a well needed Blog Break. Nothing serious going on. Life is just going in a different direction for awhile. I have resigned from my Design Teams and want to Thank both "Magnolia" and "Motivet" for having me on their teams. They have both been Wonderful to me...and it has been a Great Experience to design for them.

I also want to Thank all of you for visiting my humble blog. Your wonderful comments and support these last few years have always given me a happy heart. I don't want to sound too dramatic here though as I may be back from time to time to update.

Take Care Everyone!! and Big Hugs to you all!!!

Ila

71 comments:

Niki Estes said...

Ila, I'm going to miss your cards and posts, but I totally understand. Blogging takes up so much time. I wish you all the best and hope to see you some time in the future!
Hugs!
Niki

Danielle said...

I wish you well Ila! I will sorely miss your creativity and beautiful cards but I do know how blogging can take ones life over!! Enjoy your break and look forward to your postings from time to time! Magnolia & Motivet were very lucky to have you on their design team!!
Take care & big hugs,
Danielle x

crazymomma said...

Oh,I'm gonna miss you more than you know.You are a very creative and special person.Take care...

stephanne said...

I will miss seeing your creative genious but I wish you well on your break. Enjoy the journey, wherever it may take you :)
Stephanne

Risa said...

Oh Ila,
I am so shocked but I understand where you are coming from, I really do. I want you to know that I will miss you and your beautiful cards. Take care!
Big Hugs
Risa:)

Maylee said...

I will miss your beautiful cards. Please take care! Hugs!

Pattie G said...

Ila, I too will miss your creativity and your inspirations. I have only been blogging about 1 year now and I too get blogged down at times, especially when I enter many challenges and do not win. It gets discouraging because I know my creations are good but I have no luck with the random integer selections. Take care...
hugs
Pattie

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Hi Ila,

I hope you enjoy your break. Make sure you pamper yourself ;o) We will miss you. Hope to see you back soon because I just luv seeing your beautiful creations. Take care sweetie.

xoxo,
Lori

Nana said...

You'll be missed, Illa, but take a good brake and come back refreshed full with new ideas!
hugs Nana

Sheng said...

Oh no. I hope you and yours are fine. I wish you the best in the path you take.

xoxo hugz
Sheng

Sandy said...

Oh Ila I´ve missed you and your wonderful work. I can you understand. I wish you all the best my friend.

Big Hugs,
Sandy

Andrea, said...

Sorry to see you won't be blogging for a while Ila, I love looking at your cards. Take care.
Andrea x

Kreatives haus said...

Dear Ila,
take care. I wish you all the best.
Bye your German stamp friend
Petra

Jannie said...

I will miss your beautiful cards. Please take care!

Hugs Jannie

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Ila-hun, I will miss you so much! I love your ideas and cards and hope that you will be back to stamping or blogging soon. Enjoy your break!

Hugs
Jay Jay

Cathy said...

Ila, I will sincerely miss your beautiful creations and your sweet blog. Your work is an amazing inspiration to me and I hope that a break will do you well. I totally understand that blogging takes a lot of time and I hope you will be back sharing your wonderful talent with us. God bless. Hugs, Cathy

Debs said...

Ila I will miss your lovely cards but will still pop by for inspiration when my mojo leaves me. Good luck in whatever you do. Hugs Debs xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Ila, I want to thank you for all your inspiration. You were one of my original inspirations with pencils ( and still are!!). I have adored your cards. Thanks for that! take care and come back soon :)

We will miss you!

Hugs Judy xx

ribenaruby said...

All the best Ila, blogging can be time consuming although very enjoyable, wishing you some deserved rest! Ruby x

Jorunn said...

Oh... Ila, I am going to miss you and your cards so much!! Your creations are simply stunning!!
Take good care, it has been an honor to be team-mate with you in both Motivet and Magnolia!

hugs,
Jorunn

Linapyssel said...

Dear Ila!!

I`m going to miss you terribly, the great inspiration and person you are!

I hope you´ll be back in due time to share your beautiful cards, as I wrote before you are a true artist Ila!
Motivet and Magnolia have been so lucky to have you! I wish you have a great leave and find time to do fun stuff for you and yours! I´ll be thinking of you!

Take care Ila and I hope to see you again with all my heart!

A pile of hugs to you!
Love Lina

Chrissie said...

I'm so sad to see you go Ila, I've loved seeing your wonderful creations and you have been a true inspiration.
I wish you well for the future and hope that we may see you from time to time my friend.
lol Chrissie xx

CraftyC said...

I will miss your wonderful creations Ila. Tale care an hope to see you back again!
Clairex

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

You will be greatly missed, Ila! Your work is always stunning, and I always enjoy visiting your blog!

Enjoy your break - I think you've earned it! ;)

craftyb said...

Aww Ila I will miss you for sure! Hopefully its an enjoyable new direction your headed....please do pop in to say hello at least! bx

Marcea said...

Just wanted to say I wish you well sweetie. We will all miss you but I understand that you must do what is best for you right now. I do hope to see you again soon, I just love your work. Take care
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mochamama said...

I will miss you sweetie but I know exactally how you feel. Enjoy your time and we will be here when you get back! HUGS

Sue said...

I wish you a long and relaxing break Ila, blogging is so much fun but it takes up so much of your time, in the end it is no wonder we all need these breaks, it is so nice to have blogging friends, I will truly miss your inspirational work but I do wish you well and enjoy the rest, Big Hugs, Sue xx

Nadine said...

Ila, I'm going to miss you, your cards and posts. I wish you all the best and hope to see you some time in the future!

Hugs Nadine

karenm said...

You will be missed.

Tara said...

Take care Ila, I will miss your magnificant creations but I understand that we all need a break from time to time! Hope to see you again before too long..... stay well and God Bless ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

More like....etc. said...

I hope everything is ok with you! {hugs} will miss your gorgeous works of art!
take care of yourself
:)

TaraG said...

Oh Ila this is such sad news but I too completely understand the time blogging and crafting can take up in our lives and how all-consuming it can be...hard to find that perfect balance! I wish you all the best and enjoy your well deserved rest! I too want to say that you are one of the original artists that were key in leading me down this blogging/stamping path with your stunning colouring and creativity! I would pour over your colouring tutorials for hours at end! I look forward to seeing you come back, when you are ready, and share you talent with us once again! Take care!
Big Big Hugs,t

Michelle said...

Well you know what a fan I am....& I hope you will stay in touch!! I need to live vicariously through you!!

joey said...

Hiya Ila hun

I am deeply sorry to see you go! and I hope that it wont be for forever. stay in touch :O)

Joey.xxx

Tracy.H said...

We will all miss you VERY much!! You are a true inspiration, but understand that life gets in the way sometimes. ;0) You take care and I think we will all look forward to your updates when you get the chance. :0)

Eulanda said...

Well enjoy your time away!! You've worked very hard and it's so well deserved!! Although I will miss your inspiration and looking forward to you popping back in here & there! Take care!

Pam said...

Ila, you have been such an inspiration to my creativity from the moment I picked up a stamp! I wish you so much happiness my blogging friend. Enjoy Life!
Wishing you and yours God's blessings.
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Velta said...

Ila, my friend...You are right, blogging does take a lot of time...and sometimes I think about giving up my blog, because I JUST DO NOT HAVE THE TIME...My reasons are different I am sure...Please know that I will be thinking and praying for you...and I look forward to any time you do post...Great Big Hugs Ila!!

Tracey said...

I am definitely going to miss you darlin. Take care of yourself and be sure to pop in from time to time to let us know how things are! xx

Maria said...

I'm sad to read your news as you are an icon in the crafting world and such an inspiration. You will be greatly missed. Good luck and my best wishes for the new direction you will be taking. Big Hugs, Maria

Shana said...

Ila - As many others have said, you will be missed badly. You are a true creative genius and it is with great sadness that I say "goodbye" and hope to see you again soon. Blogging is time consuming and cards such as yours do not make themselves. Enjoy yourself as you move forward.

Deb said...

Oh, I will miss you Ila, thank you so much for all the inspiration you have given us and enjoy a well deserved rest! big hugs Debx

Chris said...

Very, very sad news Ila, I'm going to miss you and the wonderful inspiration you've given to me since I first discovered your beautiful art and which always spurred me on but I can understand the need for a blogging break. I wish you well and look forward to the times when you can drop in to update. Best wishes to your and your family and bye for now. Big hugs, Chris xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Ila I'm sorry to hear about your blog break. I wil miss your wonderful cards, but take care of yourself.
Big hugs Jacqueline

Nixe07 said...

Dear Ila, I love all your cards and will miss you! I wish you all the best and enjoy your blog break!
Hope you come back soon.
Take care and Big Hugs
Moni

alina said...

A very big hug to you, Ila, I will miss you! Enjoy everything, but promiss you will come back!!!!!!!!!
Alina

Angelwood said...

Ila, take care of yourself. I will miss seeing your beautiful creations! Hope to see you back real soon. hugs, Angela

Heidi said...

Ila, we will all miss you so much too! Take care.

Nicola said...

Best Wishes to you Ila. I will keep checking in to see your updates as I love your blog. Take care.

Hugs
Nic

dpkennedy said...

Oh Ila-best wishes! I will miss visiting you here, now don't be a stranger! Enjoy you time off and your family!
Hugs!

Sol said...

Take your time.. But I will be patiently waiting for your return! :) Always nice to see comments from you on my cards .. And I always enjoy to se all of your wonderful creations! Big Hug from Norway! :)

Christine Riley said...

Hi Ila,
I'm going to miss you so much, your work has been so inspiring. Take your time and hopefully you'll be back soon.

Hugs, Christine

BA said...

hi ila
I'll miss you. I wish you all the best
tacke care
xoxo BA

Heidi said...

Ila,
Going to miss all your gorgeous cards but I know how busy it can get. Enjoy your time "off" :)

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Dear Ila
Sorry to hear you are taking a blogging break, but I totally undersand why. I will miss your beautiful cards...especially your Magnolia creations. I've truly been inspired by your amazing cards and would like to thank you for always being happy to share your techniques and ideas.
I hope you do 'come back' one day soon :-D
Meanwhile...enjoy every minute of your 'new life' and make the most of it!
Hugs
Carole x

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh I will so miss you and your creations! I hope you can recharge your batteries and come back to blogging, even if in just a more casual basis!

MJ said...

oh oh, i will miss you!!
thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us :)

HUGS
MJ

Lilian said...

Take care and come back soon! You make such beautiful inspiring cards and will be very much missed.

Linapyssel said...

Hi Ila!!
Just needed to pop by and say I miss you!!
Hope all is well
Hugs Lina

NormaJ said...

Sorry to hear we will be missing you for a while Ila. Do take care of yourself while you are away from us. Will pop in from time to time to say hello.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Hope to see your creatins soon! :o) Have fun and enjoy life!

Curt in Carmel said...

I'm missin ya kiddo! I hope you come back soon, and I do hope the "life taking a different direction" is a good thing and not something bad. Hope you are well and just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you! Best, Curt

Linapyssel said...

Just checking in Ila to say hi and to let you know I think about you!
I hope all is well with you and yor family!
Please take care
Hugs lina

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Kiddo! Was just thinking about you and wanted to say hello. Hope you and your family are doing well. You are missed! Best, Curt

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Just popping in to say Hello!! Hope all is well!
:) Sarah

Viv said...

I'll miss you.
Wishing you well in all you do.
Love and hugs, Viv xxx

Angela said...

Ila, I hope all is well with you. Your cards are always such a visual treat; so many wonderful elements to feast the eyes upon! Take care of yourself!

(SCS monkeymama)

Sol said...

Enjoy your blog free time Ila! I will be patiently waiting for creations to be blogged again! Hope to see you soon! BIG HUG! :)

Shirley said...

I hope you get to read this. I have taken a little break too! I still do the IO blog, but am taking a rest from mine so I can get caught up on my life and get set to change it a little too. Good for you to know when you need to take a hiatus, sabbatical, etc. I thought I would still get around to surfing my favorites though. Gotta feed the habit somehow!!! Loved your art and look forward to your return in the future.

mochamama said...

Just dropping in to say "I miss you!" hope everything is going well.
Happy Easter