Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My Last ATS Preview... and a Goodbye

Hello, and Happy Tuesday! I have one last All That Scraps preview for you. Christine has created two more adorable Swiss Pixies this month! This is Nora on a Swing (the other is Birgitta on a Tree Stump). The sentiment is from Beach Sentiments by AmyR Stamps. I colored the image with Copics and added some Stickles to the butterflies. You can't really tell from the photo, but I paper pieced her legs so they would have just a bit of dimension. The paper is Green at Heart by BasicGrey.

When I told you that I have one last All That Scraps preview, I meant it really is my last All That Scraps preview. A couple weeks ago I made the very difficult decision to step down from the ATS Design Team. I had put off emailing Christine as long as I could, but I knew it was time. Life as of late has been taking time away from stamping, and something had to come off my plate. I'll be "retiring" from ATS after this month.

Nearly three years ago, Christine and Amy took a chance on this unknown stamper when they put together the first ATS Design Team. It was my first DT spot, and I will forever be grateful. It's truly unbelievable how my life has changed since then! I will SO miss my ATS teammates -- they are some of the kindest, most supportive, and most talented women in the business! I'm honored to have worked with them! Love you, girls! :)

I will still find time to stamp with the ATS images I've come to love so much -- those Sugarplums and Swiss Pixies will definitely be part of my "fun" stamping, so you will still see them here! :)

Now, back to business! Be sure to stop by the ATS Blog for more previews of these Swiss Pixies, and see how you can win your own stamps! Don't forget that all of the ATS releases will be available tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 10 pm!

I'll be back tomorrow with the last day of MFTeasers -- I hope you'll stop back! Thanks so much for the visit today!

Wishing YOU a sunshiney day! :)
Christina

12 comments:

Tracey said...

So sad you won't be on the ATS team anymore Christina. I will miss seeing your work for them. This card is gorgeous! Such a sweet image and so beautifully coloured! xx

Country Mouse said...

So sad to see you going. You do such wonderful work! I wish you the best in all that you do. Love your card...they are so sweet!!!
Thanks for sharing your creations with us!

Dawn Easton said...

Ohhhhhhhhh I'm sad now :( You are one of my first blogging friends and I was so excited to be on the ATS dt with you!! You know I'll still be stalking your blog daily ;)

Your card is totally cute! I love these swiss pixies too!

Tracy said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I am beyond sad Christina!!!! I've been following you since the beginning and have watched you blossom right in front of my eyes. And to have been able to work with you on the DT has been a dream come true. While I am sad, this will NOT be a goodbye as far as I'm concerned. I will continue to stalk, I mean follow you, daily!

{{{{HUGS}}}}
Tracy

Amy Johnson said...

I'm sure they will miss you terribly, but I certainly understand. Between working full time and being on two design teams myself, it can be overwhelming. I love your card. The image and sentiment are so sweet together. I love the big bow and those awesome papers and colors.

Janneke said...

OM ....
This is so sad te read Christina ;-(
I am so sorry to read this ...
But I will visit your blog so I can watch your cards ;0)

This one is so awesome! TFS

Janneke Xo

Lesa said...

I don't know what to say. (((((((((((((((((((((((((group hug))))))))))))))))))) I am going to miss you girl!!! You know I love your stuff. I have had so much fun getting to know you and having a blast creating with these awesome stamps. You have to do what is best for you and your family. I understand the pressure. I will still be checking out your stuff. hugs my friend

Jennifer said...

ADORABLE! What a cute image!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

eeek....we are sure going to miss you! But I totally understand. Take care and pop in when you can!

Ria said...

Ahhh Christina I will so miss your lovely ATS work!! But I do understand that life can get in the way of stamping. Wishing you all the luck in the world and hope to see you around in blogland :)

hugs Ria

Michele B said...

So sweet! I just love those pixies!

Tori Wild said...

sniff, sniff...we will miss you lots, you are always so sweet and supportive and I was so excited to join the team with you. I definitely understand the need to cut back on things for family... but that doesn't mean your ATS sisters won't be sad! :( Good luck and I'll definitely still be popping in to say hello!