Saturday, June 18, 2011

Stepping Down from Scrapping The Music...

It was a really difficult decision, but I've decided to step down from the Scrapping The Music Design Team. With the changes in my life since January when my mom died, it's been harder and harder to keep up with the time commitment it takes to run the site. I will always feel that Scrapping The Music is part of my heart. I definitely have mixed emotions about it and will miss it, but I know it's the right thing to do.

Here is what I posted on the STM blog:

Before we head on to our next challenge I want to take a minute to let you know that this will be my last challenge as the leader of Scrapping The Music. My life has had some changes this year and it's time for me to cut back on my commitments. I have enjoyed every minute of my time here and feel so honored that I was able to share this experience with all of you. I especially want to thank the Scrapping The Music Design Team - their creative talent, and dedication to this site has been totally inspiring and I love each and every one of these wonderful women!!! And don't worry!!! SCRAPPING THE MUSIC WILL GO ON!!! The design team is committed to this site and is working behind the scenes with new ideas. I'm sure an announcement will be coming soon, so stay tuned for that!!!

I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite Scrapping The Music Layouts from the past 3 1/2 years. So here we go... (click on the image to see it larger)
























Just looking at all of these makes me miss scrapbooking! Maybe I will be inspired to take it up again one day soon. I hope so!

Thanks for visiting and I will see you again soon!!!

10 comments:

Nan said...

Hi Michelle...I don't comment as much as I would like but wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your posts. These pages are wonderful and inspirational as always. :) Nan

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thank you so much Nan! That means a lot to me!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Michelle....i have truly enjoyed working with you on stm....you have been the driving force behind the scenes for so long...and i appreciate everything you have done for the team...i loved seeing all your stm pages again...love you girl :):):):):):)

Alison said...

All stunning pages that bring so much inspiration to me......I love seeing your work

Bina said...

Michelle, don´t stop scrapping..
You´re always a inspiration for me.
;-)

Marit said...

It's great to see some of your layouts in a row, absolute stunning artwork dear! A few of my faves are in this post today (#9, #12, #15, #16, #21) I totally understand you stepped down from STM - it takes a lot of work and time, time you want/need to use in another way now, but I'm sure we will see music related layouts and AJ-pages from you in the future - I know you can't do without ;)

cheryl@notesfromthecrystalstairs said...

I am sorry you have to step down as the leader of STM but you have to do what's best for you I have really enjoyed these layouts and I am always inspired by artists who are true to themselves

Deb said...

Such incredible inspiration, so many fabulous pages created with such heart! Thank you for sharing your gift of creativity with us! Hoping a lighter load will enable you to enjoy the respite you deserve and have some extra time just for you! Blessings, Michelle!

Patricia said...

Thank you, Michelle, for all of your work and your talent, and for asking me to join STM. I'm glad to see that you are doing what you want and need to do! And that's all that matters! XO Patricia

Ravenous Rae said...

Love the song quotes pages! I have been considering doing a song quotes art journal for some time now.