Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sad News.....;-(

Good morning Crafty Friends!  I'm back for a minute. Literally! It's been a busy year and summer.  Last year a good friend of mine convinced me to go back to school and finish what I started a few years back.  So I did!  This on top of working and vacations and life in general has been made things a little crazy at home. Good crazy...but crazy nonetheless.  I have decided to take a few months off from stamping. 

I love crafting, I love the crafting friends that I have met in the last 15 years! Yes...15 years!! Crazy right?  I have met friends that I think I will be friends with for life.  Some are who I vent to when life gets crazy or somebody annoys the living heck out of me.  I don't even need to name them, they know who they are!

I have officially stepped down from my last design team....for now.

 8 years ago when I made the step into the "Copic" world I was so eager to get on a design team. I started out small and with challenge blogs, etc.  Then I got picked up by Magnolia-licious and boy did I think I hit the big time then! From that moment, I have literally been non-stop and have been on so many of the BEST design teams (IMO) around! I am so grateful for everything that I got out of designing from supplies to friendships.

My last 2 design teams were the hardest to leave. All them were, but these 2 were special to me!  One of the first stamping companies on my radar 8 years ago was Stamping Bella. I just loved those Bella Babes and Linda Heavens work just drew me in.  It was a huge decision for me to step down from being a Bella-Babe. I'm still not sure it was the right decision, but I hope to be back in a few months! Fingers crossed they will still want me!! ;-)

The other company I am taking a break from is extra- special to me!  SugarPea Designs will always be special. Wendy and I met so long ago and we clicked right away!  When she started up her company I was so happy for her and the designs are awesome and I love having some input here and there.  She got me out of my "Copic" comfort zone too! I actually think I started being a better "Stampy- stamper" in the past year too. You know those non-colored images that freak me the hell out!  My "Break" from Sugarpea was the little push I need, I was sad at first, but it was a good thing.

Having said all of that....I'm not saying I am leaving forever, but what I am saying is...I need a break! I need a couple of months of NO deadlines. 

So, I hope you don't delete me out of your stamping world and I do hope when I come back, which I welcome me back with open arms!  Who knows, I may still do a little stamping in the meantime. I believe I will....but it will be a no deadline card! ;)  (like the one below)  Ok, so I made this months and months ago...but I never got to post it!

Hugs and See you in a few months...maybe sooner! ;-)

Cotton Candy from Mo Manning
Paper - Springtime from Doodlebug and PTI White
Fishtail - MFT blueprint 13

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Teresa Doyle said...

I'll miss seeing your work but I wish you well in your new endeavors!
Until you come back....Be well!

riliska said...

Hello Tracy!!
I always like your cards!! and your colouring is so elegant and creative.. I hope you will come back as soon as you can.. But the life must go on, and you do what you have to.. Good luck!!
Hugs. Riliska. xxx

Laurel said...

Wish you well. I did the same thing a few months back, tough decision but it was the right one! Good luck!

Angie said...

I totally understand!!! I absolutely LOVE your creations and have been a fan of your blog and amazing cards for years! I will be checking back frequently in hopes of your return! Enjoy your "deadline free" break! :)

Candy said...

Dear Tracy,
I have followed you around to all the teams you were on and enjoyed each and everyone of your cards.
I will MISS you! I sure know that we all need a break - some longer than others. You have such a busy life!!
Congratulations on finishing your courses at school.
I look forward to seeing you when you get back.
Enjoy your deadline break :o)
Love, Candy


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