For many years, I’ve selected a word of the year to create a general theme for my life for that year. The word I’ve selected for 2019 is simplify. I think this word was born out of my recent house move this fall. I purged soooooo much stuff when I moved. It’s amazing how freeing it is getting rid of all the excess and just keeping the things you really need and/or use regularly. I now find myself wanting to purge/simplify other areas of my life as well.

I’ve been blogging for over 15 years in one form or another. A few years ago, I decided to create separate blogs for all the various aspects in my life I wanted to document online. That’s when this blog was born. I wanted a separate place to post all the handmade cards I created. I didn’t realize back then just how much work would be involved in maintaining multiple blogs, social media accounts, etc., especially considering I still work a full-time job.

With all this in mind, I’ve decided it’s time to close this blog. I just no longer have the desire or cycles to maintain multiple blogs. Instead, I’ll now be blogging exclusively on It will be a combination of all my crafting adventures (stitching, card making, knitting, etc.), my health/weight loss journey which is going to be a major focus for me in 2019, and whatever else may strike my mood along the way.

In a further effort to simplify, I’m also shutting down a lot of my social media accounts. Going forward, the two accounts listed below are the only places where I’ll be posting now. I’ve already deactivated or deleted all of my other accounts.

Side note: my @melscardcorner account on Instagram is still active for now, but I will also be deactivating it later this month. I don’t plan to delete this blog for now in case people still want to come back and see the cards I’ve created over the past three years since I won’t be copying them over to the other blog. That being said, this blog will disappear eventually in March 2020 when the domain name registration expires.

Thanks for all the fun these past three years! I really hope you’ll continue the journey with me at!

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