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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy 2017.....a New Direction for a New Year!!

Hello Everyone...I pray this new year finds you all well and happy!!!  I'm very happy and excited to see our new president taking office in just a few short days!!!! ;)

The past 3 years have been filled with alot of health challenges for my husband and I.....and Praise the Lord we've come through them and the Lord has blessed us in healing and we are able to be here with our children and grandchildren...for that I am so thankful.....

Having gone through all of this it has made me really take some time to stop and think about what is truly so very important to me......and that is my faith...my family.....,my close friends and my art....and there are so many things I have wanted to do for me and my family in regards to art that I've always not done because I wanted to be always relevant online....I know...crazy right!!  I'm finally making a tough decision...but one I've come to peace with after praying about it....talking with family and my precious close friends....

I am no longer going to be sharing cutting files......nor doing video tutorials....When I do those I lose so much time for me that it has become a source of stress that triggers my migraines and I have to do something to stop those....it has caused me many health issues that I must get under control....

I will be keeping my blog as a form as an online diary for my projects I will be creating for my family and friends and sharing my love of the Lord......a way to document my history of ART and things I create.....I want to thank you for the years and years of support for coming by and visiting my blog....I would love for you to continue to visit to view what I've created even though I will no longer be sharing files and videos....but if you choose to move on I understand.....

This year I'm determined to take more time for ME......I want my passion for ART to come back full force....It's been on hiatus far to long!!!  I plan on visiting more blogs and watching many more videos and FINALLY Scrapbooking my boys and my grandchildren's lives....I've only created one Scrapbook in my life and it was for my boss years ago.....and I have finally gotten the desire to create them for my family......and I'm truly looking forward to this adventure....I'll share pages as I complete them.....so hopefully you stop by to visit with me!!! ;)

Again...Thank you so much for your years and years of support and warm loving comments....I pray I don't lose your interest over a decision I am making for me......and I would like to wish you all a very Blessed and Happy New Year ahead!!!  May you enjoy a year of health, prosperity and happiness!!

19 comments:

Rita Loyd said...

I am so very glad you are putting yourself first....you are so giving and give from your heart. It is now time for you to take care of YOU. Know how much you are loved by me....always.

Barbara Strotten said...

I am glad to hear that you are putting your wellbeing and your family first and you have to follow your heart, all I ask is, will we still be able to access all your previous videos on Sure Cuts a Lot and Silver Bullet etc will they be accessably archived so that we can still watch them. Although a newbie I very much like the way you demonstrate and teach. I wish you good health and happiness for you and your family. God Bless You, Barbara x

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Thank you so much https://www.blogger.com/profile/09902411538154944668 I do still have my videos on my YouTube channel that can still be accessed..... ;)

Howsewears said...

Penny, I can't wait to see what you create! I'm excited for you!!! Fondly, Tami

Gloria said...

Good for you Penny. I hope your scrapbooking is all you want it to be. I too have been toying with the idea. Best of luck in your new endeavors

rose tresures said...

Woohoo!!! Yay!!! Hot Dog!!! Penny finally put herself on her list of people to care for!!!! So proud of you my friend in all things creative!!! I can't wait to see what the year holds for you! Love and hugs, Patty

Dorothy said...

I'm very happy for you!

Jacqueline said...

Penny you are so talented. We are fortunate that you shared so much with us! God bless you and your family!

Tricia said...

Well done Penny for putting yourself first. It took me a few years of ill health and a doctor's comment that made me sit back and take stock. Now I am more relaxed once I gave up working and can sit back and enjoy what life has to offer me. I hope you are able to do the same, will look forward to reading your blog and seeing what you achieve over the coming months.
God bless you
Tricia

Nannie4 said...

Good for you, Penny! I'm happy to hear that you and your hubby are doing better. Also happy that you will continue your blog. Thank you for the years of sharing with all of us! We are so fortunate that you selflessly gave so much. I do intend to visit your blog as usual to see your creations. I always enjoy stopping by. :)

Designs By Jo-Anne Moreau Bougie said...

Glad to hear you are doing well Penny... 2016 was such a very harsh year for me after losing a close aunt in March, and then in May I lost one of my younger brothers who was only 53 when a giant tree limb came crashing down on him from behind killing him instantly... It is a thought that will be etched in my mind forever.. He was our first loss of a sibling in my family of 11.. It's so hard to move on.. Then in November my father in law passed away.. Everything happened within 8 months of each other.. I'm praying that things will be better in 2017.. I still have a lot of your files you shared before and my goal is to work on some of them this year... I retired 2 years ago so I have so many projects I want to complete... May the Lord bless you with goodness in 2017...

cma21317 said...

Blessed wishes to you and your family, I selfishly miss you as you have taught me so much. Thank you for everything!!!!!!!!!!!

SaveFamilyHistory said...

I just wanted to let you know that my first time coming to your blog and seeing "Have a Blessed Day in Christ".... really BLESSED me. Tons of things going on in my family right now. I am learning the only IN CHRIST with HIS Grace surrounding me will I make it through... and hopefully be a light for others.

Plus I am trying to learn Inkscape. I've been a programmer and taken gaming courses in the past so I thought that it would be fun. I love creating with my Cricut. I was so excited to see you tutorials. Thank you for putting the time into making them and sharing them.

You are a Light shining bright.

Bobbi said...

Hi Penny, congratulations to you and your decision to take time for yourself. You truly deserve it. You have always given so much. Now is the time for you. I do appreciate everything you have always shared and given away and I couldn't be happier for you. I am looking forward to the scrapbook pages. Maybe it might inspire me. You have always inspired me in the past. Best of luck to you. I will keep a check on you. Hugs, Bobbi

Sherri Piechnik said...

I just found your blog and love, love, love your creations. I found you via Pinterest. Someone had posted a cut file, from your blog, where you pull a zipper tab to reveal a msg behind it. Do you have that file on your site anywhere?

Sherri Piechnik said...

BTW, Your plan for the future sounds wonderful! I will definitely stop by from time to time to see what you're creating. Enjoy your freedom!

crafterab said...

Penny
I just want to thank you for all the years of wonderful cut files and videos that you have shared. I am so glad that you are making this step for you and your family. Bless you in all that you do and just BE HAPPY! I will check in from time to time to see your wonderful creations!

Love in Christ,
Annette

BSI said...

Hi Penny. Glad to read that you and your husband are doing well. May the Lord keep you two healthy. You have been a great source of inspiration and I was always so thankful for the files you so generously shared. Thank you for that. :) I hope you share your scrapbook layouts with us. You have been blessed with such a wonderful talent. Take care.

Lenoria said...

Hi Penny, I hope this is all working out for you and glad you are doing what you want to do with your creativeness and not what you feel you have to or what is expected of you from blogland. I think of you often and considering you have helped me so much when I have had questions, I consider you a friend and if you ever get to East Tennessee (maybe Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge for vacation) I hope you will email me and maybe get to meet in person! Our weather is so crazy here right now but should be wonderful in a couple of weeks. I hope you can enjoy the warm weather and your family!