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  1. AmaG

    AmaG Born in the wrong decade

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    Life took a turn in October 2017. I stopped scrapping altogether. I couldn't look at my photos anymore. I couldn't take new ones. I'm finally crawling back out of my rabbit hole. My TLP alerts are at 12,847. LOL...

    seriously though...has anyone taken a really long break and then gotten back into the scrap-habit?
     
  2. HeatherB

    HeatherB Ain't nothin wrong with a few dust bunnies!

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    Welcome back to the Lilypad and scrapping! Wow - 12,847 alerts. That is going to take some time to get through!!
     
  3. AmaG

    AmaG Born in the wrong decade

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    Hahaha...I'm more worried I forgot how to use PSE!!!
     
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  4. AmaG

    AmaG Born in the wrong decade

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    The only good thing? Two years of new product in the store I can look through!
     
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  5. wvsandy

    wvsandy Grinning Granny

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    And a great time to be going through the store! Lots of new designers and new fun stuff!
     
  6. gonewiththewind

    gonewiththewind I choose joy.

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    Hey there and welcome back! You aren't the only one who has had to take a break from digi scrapping . . . in fact, there was just someone who posted this week that they are coming back to digi scrapping! @mlpieters

    I think you'll find getting back into PSE is like riding a bicycle - you still have all the information stored, but it might take a few tries to get back to your proficiency level! Don't hesitate to ask if you have questions!
     
  7. Coreen

    Coreen Active Member

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    welcome back! i also took a long break from scrapping. i was a traditional paper scrapper and then just stopped for several years. not on purpose. life just got busy. and now i'm back and learning all about digi scrapping. loving it so far and love tlp!
     
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  8. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    I took a huge break, then joined the Lilypad to help me get back into it again - the best choice I made.
    Blessings to you
     
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  9. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Welcome back Amy!
     
  10. michelepixels

    michelepixels A pun is not fully matured until it is full groan.

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    Yes! Maybe not 100% but after scrapping a lot from 2007 to 2012, my scrapping dropped to nearly zero for several years and I didn't return to my prolific scrapping until 2015. That time period I wasn't scrapping, I was focused on studying photography and business. Now I barely ever touch my DSLR and I got a new job and though I completed MOC and Love Our Designers, I've stopped doing the monthly challenges. But I feel like I'm going to get back to photography again someday, and will always do some form of digital scrapbooking, even if not prolifically as I have at times.

    Welcome back!!!
     
  11. keepscrappin

    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

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    Welcome back! DSD is a great time to get back to scrappin. Hope you enjoy the celebrations and sales. Just holler if you have any questions.
     
  12. keepscrappin

    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

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  13. Ferdy

    Ferdy Heavy Metal Head Banger

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    kissed Bart!!
     
  14. Ferdy

    Ferdy Heavy Metal Head Banger

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    well, I took a few years off from scrap too, and then I came back slowly...it's weird in the beginning, but I was so happy to see that I remembered a lot of shortcuts from PS, it was cool to scrap again!
    welcome back!!
     
  15. tkradtke

    tkradtke Professional Brainstormer

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    First of all... welcome back!

    Second... yes! If you look at my gallery, you'll see a gap from 12/09 until 1/13. I took a three year break. Project Life was big in 2012/13 and that's what coaxed me back in. Working with templates was a nice easy way to get started again.
     
  16. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Say, "birdseed!"

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    Ama....so good to hear from you...it's been a long time!!!! Scrapping is like riding a bike, you never forget, you just get a little wobbly for a bit until you get accustomed to it all again. Welcome back!
     
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  17. amandac

    amandac Read, or Run? Hmmm ...

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    Welcome back, its a struggle to stay out of the rabbit hole some days x
     
  18. bestcee

    bestcee In love with places I've never been to

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    Ignore the alerts. Let it go like an old email inbox!

    Welcome back! In my not so humble opinion breaks are a fact of life. Cooking break? Go out to eat. Kid break? Hire a babysitter. Life break? Go on vacation! Scrap break? Call it a creativity break.

    Come play this weekend and have some fun!
     
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  19. bcnatty

    bcnatty Disney - it's all for the kids!

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    Welcome back!!! SO glad you came during such a fun time!!
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  20. DigiGrace

    DigiGrace Make mine a purple passion

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