Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Sad Farewell...

Hello, friends!

It's been a while since I've been here, I know. My job and my family have taken much of my time over the last few months, and creative time is at a minimum. I have decided to step away from stamping and blogging for now. That also means I had to make the very difficult decision to resign from the MFT Creative Team. I can't even tell you how much it makes me sad to leave Kim and all my amazing friends there. But they deserve more than I can give right now. :(

Stamping and blogging have been such an important part of my life for several years. I am so thankful that this "hobby" has brought me so much happiness and has allowed some of my best friends to enter my life. I have had an amazing ride as a designer -- when I started stamping, I never dreamed I'd have the opportunities with which I've been blessed!

And you, my friends and readers -- you have made it all SO worth it! You all understand this obsession we call stamping, and you share in my joys and inspire me to keep creating. THANK YOU!

As I told the MFT team, I will not consider this a "good bye," just a "see you later." After this first year of teaching is behind me, and Megan finishes her senior year of high school, I'm hoping to be back doing what I really love, with all the time I need to do it well. I hope you'll be back when that time comes!

I'll still be lurking around in blogland or over at SCS, and I hope to carve out the occasional time to get inky, so I won't let the cobwebs settle on this blog. :)

Thanks again to all of you for sharing this part of my life with me -- big hugs to you all!

Until later...


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

MFT October New Product Tour!

Hi there! It's time for the MFT New Product Tour! This month, like every month, the stamps and Die-namics are must-haves! You'll want to begin the Tour at Kim's Blog so you don't miss a thing! :)

Tonight I have a card featuring Clearly Sentimental about Abundance, this month's Triple Scoop set. Our Triple Scoop reward is a full-sized stamp set offered to you absolutely free with a qualifying purchase of $60 or greater (before shipping and tax). The set changes with each monthly release, and is not yet available for individual purchase, so there is always a good reason to spoil yourself with MFT! You can get all the details about the Triple Scoop promo right HERE!

I thought the fall colors in this My Mind's Eye All Spice 6x6 paper were perfect for the abundance theme. I distressed the edges of the paper and cardstock. I added the bird from the new Die-namics Contempo Cage, and the new Die-namics Vintage Flourish was used to create the cork flourish behind the flowers. A little bling finishes the card.

Don't forget to take the rest of the New Product Tour! Kim has the list of designers who are ready to share the new stamps and dies with you!

Thank you so much for stopping by tonight! Happy shopping! :)