News.

I don’t really know how and where to start this announcement. Well, let’s go back to September 2009. Maybe you remember that I was bashed pretty badly on some bash blogs. Silly me read all the comments and my heart literally shattered into a million pieces. I think, it was the beginning of the end. But also a new beginning. (complicated, right?) While my passion for scrapbooking was spread all over the floor, I had to really start thinking about my life, my purpose and I was able to step back and discover my passion for Wedding Photography. If you get lemons, make lemonade :)

Basically, I decided to keep scrapping, but lately it has become very clear to me, that I’m getting more and more busy with photography and I just can’t continue doing two things at once.

As of this month, I will be out of Crate Paper and BlueMoonScrapbooking as well. I felt bad, because I felt like I wasn’t able to work for them wholeheartedly anymore and I’d rather make space for a fresh face with new ideas and lots of passion.So, it’s all good!
My love for Photography has grown and even though, having my own business and all is not always easy (and definitely takes up a ton of my energy) it is so worth it. I love to work with couples, before, on and after their Special Day. It is such fulfilling work to see, that I can make people happy with documenting their stories.
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All that said, you probably already know what is coming next. Because I’m so thankful for all of you guys I didn’t want to just disappear, but rather wanted to let you know, that this blog will get very quiet soon. I’m not planning on continuing scrapbooking as I did before. Same goes for my Etsy Shop. There are still stamps left in my treasure box, but the shop will close sometimes in January. So these next few weeks will be your very last chance to get your hands on my stamps. By the way, I’ve reduced the price of my stamps from $14.99 to $10 a piece!!
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I hope this doesn’t come as a big shock for you. Deep down in my heart I’m excited about the time I will get from not crafting – or say, crafting in another way and for another purpose. Deep down I’m excited to focus all my energy on photography and other projects that might come in the future :)
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I’m really so thankful for you my friends, for sticking with me through good and bad. For complimenting my work. For supporting my stamps. For cheering me on and keeping me going. Thank You!!
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If you want to keep following my journey, you are more than welcome to read my photography blog or FB page. I’m not going to disappear, but the scrapbooking lane ends here. It has been so amazing to get to know so many ‘strangers’, just because we had this one little thing in common! It has been so awesome to work for such great DT’s and be a part of something bigger than I could have ever imagined. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
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Well, if you’ve been reading all up to here I guess it’s soon time to say good bye. Good bye to a wonderful 8 years of blogging, learning and making friends. Good bye to dreams that have come true and Hello to new, even bigger dreams!!
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xoxo, Rahel ♥
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PS: The SGD Girls and I have decided to go out with a bang! We’re going to have one last Blog Hop on December 23th! So come back to celebrate a wonderful time, more like a part of my life being ended :D
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26 thoughts on “News.

  1. :( I had a feeling this was coming. Thank you Rahel for all the creative inspiration you have put out into the world of scrapbooking that i was able to grab and learn from!!!!! Your layouts and videos will be missed. Good Luck to you in all you do!!! Thanx again!! Tracie

  2. I can’t believe I almost cried reading your text. You’re a stranger, but one that lead me to the world of scrapbooking few years ago. I still don’t have time or money to scrapbook myself, but almost every day I check your blogs and every so often watch scrapbooking videos from many people. So thanks for giving me inspiration! I will keep reading your other blog for sure. And I guess I’ll have to start watching your scrapbooking videos from start to finish once again, since there will be no more. Thanks and good luck with wedding photography!

    • Thank you Siina! It is so great to know, that I was your inspiration and got you into this amazing hobby :D Keep doing what you do and follow your heart!
      xoxo, Rahel

  3. I can’t believe it… I’m actually tearing up :'(. I’m not really surprised but you have been such an inspiration to me!! You’ve help shape a young woman. I started following you when I was 13. Now I’m entering adulthood. I’ve fan girled you for 4 years!! It’s really saddening me to say goodbye, but I’m getting a last word to you! You’re a fantastic lady, a great inspiration and I’m really going to miss your work.
    <3 – Blaire

    • You have no idea how happy this makes me Blaire! Thanks for being in my corner all these years!! All the best for your future :)
      xoxo, Rahel

  4. I’ve been reading your blog for over a year (maybe closer to 2 years?!?) and enjoy seeing your work. I’m sadden by your news, but wish you much luck in your photography business. On another note, I enjoy photography too, so will be following you! Take care!

    PS-Words are powerful, some are uplifting and some are just plain hurtful. I don’t know what happened (& its not my business) but keep your head up. Some people are just mean! Took a quick peek and your photos are amazing!

  5. So sorry to hear this news! I am such a big fan of yours! I find your style brilliant, refreshing and very inspiring! This makes me very angry that people have cut you down and hurt your feelings. I will miss your effortless creations very much!

  6. Sorry to see you leave scrapping, but it’s exciting that you’re pursuing your true passion. I’m sorry to read that you were cyber bullied. Remember, those sites only trash the people who are important enough and talented enough to gain their attention. They say those nasty things out of jealousy. I don’t know what was said about you, but try to forget it. All the best to you, and I hope to see you on some design teams again in the future! :)

  7. mmmh…so sorry to read this, but I understand you. Sometimes people have to close a door to open a windows. You have chose your “element” to be completely happy, and if it’s photography, it’s Ok; you’re awesome capturing sweet love moments.
    I started in the “scrapbooking world” with your videos and blog… you have been a great teacher and I only can say you THANKS. Thanks for all that I learnt with you.

    Be happy Rahel, be happy doing what you like to do <3

    xoxo, Ruth.

  8. Dear Rahel

    This is certainly sad, not only for me (as a reader of your blog and, may I say so, friend?) but for the whole scrapbooking world as such. However, seeing your beautiful pictures, I am sure you did the right thing. :-) You are such a sweet person and I wish you nothing but the very best!

    Don’t let people get you down. As they say: “Erfolg muss man sich erarbeiten, Neid kriegt man umsonst.” :-) I hope to see you again soon – you will always be more than welcome at Dan and my place!

    All the best,
    Andrea

  9. sadness … for us … another chapter in your storybook! will miss your cute fun special style. your projects, blog of inspiration and happy go lucky attitude were a breath of fresh air. best wishes!! :)

  10. Don’t feel guilty or bad. You are growing as an artist and a human being. I have been following your growth for years and I am so very glad that you are finding your true direction. Be what you are meant to be. You are so creative that whatever path you take will be right for you. Good luck and know that there are many of us that wish you only happiness and success.

  11. :( This makes me so sad, I love your inspiration and i’m really going to miss it… Please tell me you’re still keeping your blog and youtube channel open even though your not adding to it anymore? (althought if you ever make a project just for fun, please feel free to add it). Good luck with photography, im glad you got a new flash, I think it’s really going to improve your photos. Im still going to follow you there :)

  12. Rahel,
    I wish you luck and happiness in your new venture(s). I must agree with everyone you were my first inspiration with scrapbooking with minimum $$$ .. I loved watching your videos, your use of using ordinary things into beautiful embellishments on your layouts. Because of you I fell in love with “splattering” pages with paint! I will continue to watch your videos and layouts as I believe they are timeless …. good luck

    Sylvia ~

  13. Das Leben ist ein Wandel und nun ist es für dich soweit und du machst einen weiteren Schritt! Ich freue mich für dich, dass du das machen kannst, was dich glücklich macht.

    Ich verfolge deinen Weg seit etwa 3 Jahren und ich habe viel bei dir gesehen, gelernt und Inspiration gefunden. Vielen Dank dafür! Da du nicht aus der Welt bist, werde ich auch weiterhin bei dir stöbern ;o) Alles Gute für dich und dein Geschäft!

    Viele Grüsse Marlene

  14. That’s so sad to hear! You’ve always been so inspiring to me! In fact you’re the reason I got so much into glitter! I will definitely be checking out your photography blog, just one request? Please share photos of jinxy! Take care!

  15. It saddens me to read this post as you Rahel have been a huge inspiration to me and I love love love your style…I have been following you for almost 6years now and its unfortunate that your scrapping blog is coming to an end, such a talent you have although I’m loving your photography tooo, I hope your dreams of becoming a wedding photographer payoff!! Sending you all my love and support from the land down under
    Aussie Em xo
    P.S. I was the first person to purchase your stamps from Australia and I absolutely adore them!! I will certainly miss your scrappy blogs much love xoxo

  16. Wie schade, liebe Rahel. Aber du hast sicher die richtige Entscheidung getroffen und ich wünsche dir alles Gute auf deinem Weg. Liebe Grüsse.Petra

  17. Sorry to hear that you aren’t going to be scrapping anymore Rahel — I always LOVED everything you made for Blue Moon and Crate!! You are amazing!! Good luck with your photography! It truly is beautiful — just like you! :)

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