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Friday, 24 April 2015

An Artistic Stamper Farewell




Hello all, thanks so much for dropping in today.

It's a bitter-sweet day - sweet because it's my birthday, sad because it's time for me to pack my Artistic Stamper bags and say farewell.

The official Farewell Post is over at The Artistic Stamper Creative Blog now, with a collection of some of my favourite projects (these are only some runners up - I just thought I'd decorate all these words a bit!).


I've had the most amazing two years working on the Design Team, creating with Jennie's fabulous stamps, and working alongside great team-mates, but life is increasingly busy and I'm having to pull back on a number of crafting fronts.

I'll always be grateful for the opportunity to be part of The Artistic Stamper Creative Team - my huge thanks go to the fabulous Chief Stamper Jennie, and to Emma who originally head-hunted me.






There have been many times when I've had breakthrough creative moments with the stamps and stencils.  Particularly, some of my favourite journalling pages have arrived as a result of their inspiration (as you'll see if you hop over).

I hope you enjoy the little wander down Artistic Stamper Memory Lane over at the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog!  I'm going to be so sad not to be playing there any more.  But I'll hope to see you again soon either here or elsewhere in Craftyblogland.



How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
from Annie by Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan

Oh, and before I go... if you missed my little GIVEAWAY, do hop over and sign up if you'd like to have your name in the hat.

45 comments:

Julia said...

Happy Birthday Alison.
I have enjoyed your Artistic Stamper projects so much, thank you for sharing them all with us. X

massofhair said...

Wonderful reflective and happy post Alison, so good to see some of your design pieces. I am sure Jennie is understanding about life taking over but you will be missed very much. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, i hope you enjoy your day very much!

Thank you for keeping me inspired and showing how to get the best from The Artistic Stamper stamps, it has been a pleasure Alison :-) xxx

Paper Profusion said...

I'm sorry to see you leave the team Alison as I've loved your fantastic creations there. I recall your very first Butterfly arrangement and was in total awe!! Seems like such a long time ago. I do hope that you will enjoy plenty of artistic sojourns from work so that you can continue to create, share and inspire. In the meantime, sending you my very best wishes for the happiest birthday yet. May your birthday wishes come true in the year ahead. Big hugs to you, Nicola x

Sue Marrazzo said...

GREAT!

barbarayaya62 said...

You create so many wonderful works that I can not comment on everything! It 'a difficult moment for me and I always have very little time, but on your blog I can always breathe fresh air and spring with your fantastic projects! BArbarayaya

Helen said...

Great to see your runners up to your farewell here - it's a shame that you are having to step down, but I know we will see you create beauty when time allows!

Helen said...

I want to add my birthday wishes to the others, I hope you have a wonderful day.Happy Birthday!!

Buttons said...

Happy Birthday Alison! Hope your day is not too bitter sweet. You've been a shining star for Jennie over the past two years and it's been a joy to see all of your work as that time has progressed. Wishing your every success for your busy future. Jenny x

Clare Lloyd said...

Happy birthday. Love all those projects but particularly the blue flower cards. X

Dee Adams said...

Happy birthday Alison, I am sure we will see your beautiful creations when you have the time. Thank you for being an amazing and supportive team mate. Dee x

chrissies said...

Happy Birthday Dear Alison-hope you have a wonderful day.

You have made wonderful projects and it was great to see some of them again.

I think it is great that you life is busy and interesting but a shame that you have to cut back on the crafting.

Hugs Chrissie xx

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday Alison! I'm sure the Artistic Stamper will miss you every bit as much as you'll miss creating for them.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Some lovely pieces Alison. Good luck in what you do next!

Lucy x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Your artwork for the ASCT was gorgeous Alison, they will miss your creations and talent, for sure!
But hey, it's a happy day, I can read: Happy Birthday to you, creative Lady!!!! Enjoy the day!
Birthdayhugs, Alie :-) xxx

Lys Scrap said...

Happy Birthday Alison! You made wonderful creations for the Artistic Stamper, they will be sweet memories. Have a nice day and my best wishes for your next projects.

craftytrog said...

A lovely look back at your beautiful AS art Alison.
Wishing you a wonderful birthday!
Alison xxx

Shirley Chillman said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you ....... happy birthday dear Alison, happy...... x x x and all the rest lol x

This must have been a hard decision for you and we have all loved seeing your amazing pieces but as one door closes another opens and I am sure we are going to see many more amazing things from you.

Love the trip down memory lane of your pieces.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Happy Birthday Alison - I hope you have a lovely day.

I have so much enjoyed your wonderful Artistic Stamper creations and have really enjoyed seeing your top picks today. I hope life is not too busy busy for you and you keep creating as your projects are always so wonderfully inspiring. Jennie x

Nan G said...

Happy Birthday dear butterfly! All the best to you with life's adventures.

Marci said...

I loved these tags before, still do. Great colors. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Pamellia Johnson said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I wish you the best birthday filled with lots of love, laughter and crafting!! You have done such amazing work as a design team member, you will be missed for sure! Best of luck to your next crafty adventure! hugs :)

Dorthe said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Alison, I hope your day is wonderful!!
And thank you for all the wonderful art pieces you have shown us from your time, with The Artistic Stamper, I sure enjoied the ones shown here today,too .
Hugs,Dorthe

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful farewell pieces!!! I see it's your birthday too? HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Gorgeous art here!

Meggymay said...

Happy Birthday Alison, hope you have a lovely day.
Yvonne xx

Jane said...

Happy happy birthday! You will be very missed by them....keep creating, your work is so beautiful xx

Lisa said...

OMG!!! Happy Happy Happy Birthday to you Alison!! Here's me raising a glass to salute the past and toast your future.
Big hugs and enjoy the celebrations,
Lisa x

Chrissy said...

Wishing you a very Happy birthday Alison..

luv CHRISSYxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Happy birthday!! I hope you're having a wonderful day. Gorgeous tags.

Redanne said...

First of all, happy birthday to you, I hope you have had a wonderful day!

That was such a great trip down memory lane, seeing your amazing creations over there - is it really only two years?! They will all be very sorry to see you go, but I wish you well in your busy life in the future! Hugs, Anne xx

Georgie C said...

I do hope you will still be crafting some if life is getting in the way, I do love your work and the inspiration you bring us, I shall miss not seeing it.

Happy birthday too, I hope you have had a lovely day.

Hugs
Georgie xx

Gio said...

First of all, happy birthday, Alison! I wish you a lovely day!

Your work for AS was incredible, it's really a sad news. But I think new opportunities are in front of you, and new chance to see your amazing stuff as well!

Terry said...

Gorgeous artwork, Alison! I am sure they are as sad to see you leave and will be very missed! Wishing you a most Happy and Fabulous Birthday weekend! Hugs!

Claire said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday! You have made so many beautiful projects for the artistic stamper team - I can't believe it's been two years, it's flown over! Looking forwards to seeing what other new ventures you take on, love Claire x

Fliss said...

A slightly belated Happy Birthday Alison and hope you had a lovely day despite your sad farewell to Artistic Stamper where I'm sure you'll be much missed with such beautiful creations.
Fliss xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Happy belated birthday Alison! Hope you had a wonderful day celebrating you ☺Wonderful past projects from your time at Artistic Stamper, you will be very much missed I am sure.

Julie Ann Lee said...

I too would like to wish you a happy belated birthday and to hope that you had a wonderful day! I have so enjoyed looking at all your lovely work at AS over the last two years since I began blogging. Always fresh, always so evocative of the natural world and brimming over with the joy of colour, texture, words and music. You have created so much beauty and been such an inspiration. I'm sure you will be missed, but hopefully your glorious projects will still be appearing in Blogland. May you be fulfilled and happy in all that you do, Alison and again many thanks for all the inspiration. xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Belated Happy Birthday Alison! The day after hubby's so I will remember next year! (Ha! Think I may have said that last year too) April /May is birthday time - then loads more around Autumn! Hope you had a wonderful day! Chrisx

Hettie said...

Oh darn it...I missed your birthday. Hope it was a good one. Happy Belated Birthday.
Gorgeous pieces and I am sorry to learn you are leaving AS. But as one door closes.... You have done some fabulous work whilst you have been with Jennie and showed us all ways of using our stamps.
Hugs
xx

Mrs.B said...

A belated happy birthday to you, sorry I missed it hope you enjoyed your day.
I'm sure you will be missed at Artistic Stamper, it's a shame real life gets in the way of crafting.
Avril xx



Mrs.B said...

A belated happy birthday to you, sorry I missed it hope you enjoyed your day.
I'm sure you will be missed at Artistic Stamper, it's a shame real life gets in the way of crafting.
Avril xx



Sue said...

So sorry I missed your birthday Alison, I seem to be living at work at the moment. These are lovely pieces, and I hope you still get chance to craft as well as work xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you, Alison!! :) :) Bittersweet indeed with celebrating life and saying good-bye at Artistic Stamper. I love the collection of favorites you've shared with us at Artistic Stamper and here at your blog--So many lovely creations, so many wonderful reasons why I love your style of creativity! :) Cheers to you, Alison!! XOXO-Shari

Coco said...

Oh Alison, so sorry to have also missed your birthday and this farewell post... I understand your reasons of course, but certainly the team will miss you a lot! I recognize my wonderful card.. Still on my desk! :) I'm off at the AS blog to admire again all your chosen samples with their stamps. xxx

Marjie Kemper said...

First, I hope you had a lovely birthday! So much eye candy in this post - thanks for sharing - I am sure they'll miss you terribly but so appreciate all the tremendous work you've done for them.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Happy belated birthday my friend. I recognized some of my faves as well as traveled through the images here and at Artistic Stamper. I'm amazed at how well you have been able to balance all of the good things that have kept you busy over the last month. We ... who love this blog ... are glad you have been able to continue creating even as the time-crunch challenges of "real life" have weaved there way in and out of the picture. Beautiful conclusion to your time with AS. -- ME