Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sweet 'n Sassy Farewell Blog Hop


Today SNS says farewell to several members of its current team--Cindy, Faith, Lorie, Sarah and me. {{hugs}} girlfriends! I've been so honored to serve with you! I'm excited to congratulate several team members who will move on to Sr Designer positions, and to welcome the stampers who are just joining the team!

As I think back over the last six months, I am overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude! I cannot believe how quickly time has passed and how dramatically life has changed in such a short period of time! It seems like it was only yesterday that I was squealing with delight because Korin had invited me to be a member of her Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps design team! I was SO thrilled! Now it's already time to say goodbye! How fun it has been, and how much I've learned! What a fantastic experience! It has been such a privilege to be part of this amazing group...it is much more like family than a design team, and it is very bittersweet to move on! Ecclesiastes says...to everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under Heaven. I pray that I can gracefully transition! I am such a sentimental, sensitive person that it isn't something I enjoy doing! I think my experiences as a Navy wife have made me that much more reluctant because I know firsthand how hard it is to maintain friendships after moving. Even with all of our good intentions, the hectic reality of life makes it very difficult.

Hehehe...isn't it appropriate then that my card for today is a little caterpillar inching his way along! I stamped him using Memento Rich Cocoa, then colored him with prismas and Gamsol. My card is constructed using Basic Grey 6 x 6 papers from the Boxer collection and this week's Sweet Stop sketch. All of the papers were distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink. I framed the sentiment with a couple of button-trimmed flowers and several sprigs of greenery punched with a MS fern punch...reminds me of the frilly parsley that the caterpillars devoured COMPLETELY several years ago! They didn't leave us even one tiny sprig!

Thank you Korin, and all of the rest of the Sweet 'n Sassy team, for welcoming me with open arms, for sharing your expertise and your love of stamping, and for your faithful witness of Christ. I have been so blessed by you! I sincerely hope that the bonds we've made during this time together will hold firm as we enter these new seasons of our lives. Blessings to you and yours, my friends!

21 comments:

  1. Adorable card Deb and such sweet words you have shared. I have cherished working with you and look forward to what God has for our futures :). I pray only the best for you my friend! Thank you for being such a blessing to me and the team! You are loved!

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  2. Oh, isn't he just adorable! Your cards are always warm and fun!!! We will miss you on the DT but know you will be doing a wonderful job and I will continue to keep up with your blog!!!

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  3. This is so adorable! Lovely coloring.

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  4. Very sweet card Deb! You are such a sweetheart :)

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  5. He is adorable. Your cards are always gorgeous. And yes there is a season for everything.

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  6. what an adorable card! I will miss working along side of you but will continue to follow your blog
    Blessings!

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  7. This is sooo sweet! One moment, one step at a time. ;) It is has a JOY working with you Deb on the SNS DT. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  8. So cute and such lovely design! Will miss seeing you on the Team!

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  9. Deb, this card is truly adorable. Such a cute little bug, and your prisma work is beautiful. I would have been honored to serve on a DT with you. I will look forward to following your blog. Thanks for sharing your beautiful and inspiring work!

    Lorie Souther

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  10. Oh wow!! What a cutie!! I love your sweet papers!! Beautiful job!! They were lucky to have your presence on the team!! :)

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  11. So adorable! Love the coloring!

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  12. I just love this card Deb! You made bugs elegant. Hugs.

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  13. Beautiful card, Deb. I'm sad that we won't share the DT experience together, but I know you are going on to do BIG things with your amazing talent! Good luck!

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  14. I love the way you colored this cute little caterpillar!! What fun you have had, and what fun we have had sharing these treats you have made!!!

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  15. Super cute card - Deb!!! Isn't it amazing how fast time flies by????
    I know they will miss you on the team :(.... Hugs ~S~

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  16. Such a cute card and the sentiments you shared are so thoughtful...May God be witth you on your journeys ahead.

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  17. This is too cute! What a way to say goodbye!

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  18. Hi Deb,

    Your card is lovely, just as you are with all the nice things you've said.

    I'm sorry we won't get to work together on the DT since my term starts tomorrow. No doubt, you will be missed!

    I'd love to hear you sing!

    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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  19. Deb,

    I wish you much success, thanks for sharing your talent, it has been a honor to be on the same DT with you.
    enjoy *~*

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