Welcome! I am so happy that you are joining us for the last 2013 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. These ladies are truly amazing, and it has been so fun creating with and getting to know them! Words cannot express my gratitude toward each one of these very special ladies. I have grown both personally and creatively over my year spent with these ladies, and I am blessed to have each one of them in my life. We hope you all have enjoyed joining us on our weekly ADT blog hops. We sure have had fun sharing our creativity with you. We've had a little something in the works for awhile, and we are excited to announce that we are going to continue to create together and share with you during our monthly Fancy Friday blog hop! Join us all the last Friday of each month, starting August 29th, for “Fancy Friday” as we are sure to continue to WOW you with some clever ideas you're sure to love!
Now, onto our Facebook projects from Friday! I created the card on the left first, and loved the idea of using the negative, but didn't want the positive to go to waste, so I decided to make use and create a card with it as well!
I know, they are bright! For years I have gravitated toward a more softer and subtle color palette. . . perhaps it has had more to do with my personality than my "style". I have always been somewhat quiet, with not much to say. I was never accused of being "chatty". In fact, my mother and I once took a vacation to Washington State and we drove almost the entire 14 hour drive with not much conversation other than "do you need to stop?" or "are you hungry?". I have always just been comfortable to blend with the background and not stand out. . . But, this past year has changed me. I have learned to step out of my comfort zone, to share what I have to say, and to allow myself to stand out a bit more. A big thank you to "my ladies" (the current 2013 ADT) who have helped me gain some confidence, to be myself, and to create what I love without worrying about the backlash of criticism from others, to know I will always have them to help me through anything life throws at me, to feel loved and accepted for who I am. I love you all!
I want to take just a minute to recognize the members of the 2013 ADT, and thank them for all of their awesomeness! Thanks to our "team mom" Jane Lee, who never allowed me to give up and is always encouraging me to not be timid about standing out. To my girl Cathy Caines, she always adds a bit of flair and laughter to my day. I finally have someone who out matches me in sarcasm and witty comments. Jen Timko who is always so kind and well-worded, the team peace-keeper, the one I know I can count on to always be loyal and have my back! Connie Collins, the creative guru, who is always willing to share tips and techniques! Cindy Schuster, the sweetest person you will ever meet, the one who (unknowingly) has always encouraged me to stay positive just by staying positive herself! Jeanna Bohanon, the princess who is also one tough cookie! I admire her strength in all she has gone through! Alanna Wharf, someone I look up to with her keep on going attitude! Mercedes Weber, the gal who I thought was so quiet and shy, only to find out we are so much a like. . she is like my sister from another, our past lives seem somewhat parallel. And, Erica Cerwin. She is a quiet one, but I admire her boldness in her creativity. Erica has caused me to stretch out of my shy, timid, comfortable creative zone and be a bit more bold and daring! This was truly an experience I will cherish forever!
Okay, enough of the sap and drama. . . let's go In The Cat Cave (I sure will miss saying that) and check out Cathy's awesome Project Life by Stampin' Up! page, she is the memory keeping Queen!
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