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  • Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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May 13, 2008



That was so beautifully written. It's good to hear the whispers - life is so full of opportunities, of experiences - and time goes so quickly. But boy - I'll bet they wish they didn't let you have enough time to hear whispers. :)


Linda J

As much as you will be missed by your scrapbook following at CK ... I am so glad that you listened and know the priorities that are right for you. I know that you will enjoy every moment of scrapping more for yourself (and hopefully will share on your blog:))
Have I told you yet this week how beautifully you write?
Enjoy a great day!


A touching post, indeed.

As a CK reader, I will miss your "touch." As one of your blog followers, I am happy for you.

Many of us are hearing those whispers - good for you for listening!

I wish you all the best on this new beginning!



You probably don't remember me, but we met a couple of years ago in Vegas at a trade show at one of the CK receptions - and I was impressed then with how down-to-earth you were. I've been a big fan of your work for years, and a recent follower of your blog. I just wanted to wish you all the best in your changes...and I love your outlook on it all. You're right. Life does happen...and if you're not careful, it will pass you by. I wish you well in enjoying every day of life.


You will be dearly missed!! I love your work and love reading your blog! Best of luck to you in your future endeavors!!

Enjoy Life!! and THANK YOU!! for all the inspiration, smiles and joy! You've enriched our lives forever!!

Heather C

Oh Brenda! You will be sorely missed in CK. I do hope you continue your blog though. But you are right, enjoy your life and listen to the whispers. You can never get today back and tomorrow is only a day a way. I hope our paths can cross again. Please look me up anytime you come to LA.


Brenda, when I'm done mourning, I'll be back to post some congratulations...LOL.

Kimberly DiNapoli

That post was beautifully written. I'm very sad for me, but equally happy for you. I wish you the very very best with all that life has in store for you. May you and those you love share many happy memories along the way.

Carey Holt

You will be missed, but I understand how you feel, listen to that whisper. I'll keep checking out this blog.

Amy L

Hi Brenda! It's Amy in Birmingham. I have enjoyed every article you have written and the times I have been priveleged to meet you. I am so happy you listened to your heart! I don't think you will be sorry, but it is true you will be sorely missed. You are my hero!


Good luck on this new phase of your life


Very well written. Good luck in the new direction your life is going.


Brenda, I had the pleasure of TAing a class with you in Seattle a few years back and I LOVE your Easy Patterns book.
You will absolutely be missed.
I wish you much joy and many blessings wherever the road may lead you.


going to miss you Brenda! good luck on your future endeavors! enjoyed meeting you at CKC's and will miss your smile and enthusiasm for this hobby of ours! hope you and that KU-lovin' hubby of yours enjoy this new path!

Cora May

Brenda, I am going to miss your articles but I know exactly how you feel. I retired in October and have never enjoyed anything as much as I do my time. You will be sorely missed in every way. Hope to run into you at one of the conventions as a student.

Sandra @ The Memory Workshop

Your contributions were some of the best that CK had to offer. You've given me so much inspiration! You keep it real with straightforward 2-page, multi-photo, photo-centered, simple (but clever) layouts.

Best of luck to you as you enter the next phase in your life!


Joscelyne (Joscie) Cutchens

I wish you the best of life in the future! I will follow you here. :)

MaryRuth Francks

The industry will miss you!! You are kind and sweet and I'm excited for this new chapter in your life!

Lisa B

I will REALLY miss your columns in CK! Best wishes to you for where life takes you next. Thank you for all the inspiration you've provided.


Good luck with all you do.

C. J. Edwards

I will miss your columns and patterns in CK. Good thing I bought the book:-) Best of luck. Oh and when you plant your Ruella, be can overtake a yard very fast:-)


Welcome home, my friend. My whispers, or maybe shouts, come in a package that calls me Grammy. You now have the job of getting me geared up on scrapbooking again.
Love, Bonnie

Sharon L.


Taking time to listen to your heart is something many of us need to do more often! I wish you the best of everything!
:) Sharon L.

Sharon L.


Taking time to listen to your heart is something many of us need to do more often! I wish you the best of everything!
:) Sharon L.


WOW! you are amaizing, and I can honestly say this WE ARE ALL GOING TO MISS You!!!!!!!! Good luck

Thena Smith

Hi Brenda,
We met and shared a table several years ago at CKU. You won the page contest with a layout about your son.

Glad to find your blog.


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