Hello friends, today I post with a mix of emotions as it is my last post
for Addicted to Stamps and More!
Nearly two years ago this really lovely lady named Kylie
offered me an opportunity to be on her challenge blog. I was still pretty new
to the blogging scene and not terribly confident in my card-making skills.
I had applied to a couple other challenges and received a "no thank you".
Not that I blame them as I wasn't nearly at the caliber of some of their other team members. When I applied with ATSM I fully expected the same answer,
but to my delight I was accepted.
Lately it's been challenging to keep up with everything and I knew that these next few months are going to be really busy. I needed a bit of a break to re-group my personal life, and at the same time felt an inexplicable tug to try something new. I didn't want to let the wonderful ASTM team down or ask for special favors, so I decided it was time to step down. Change is good. If we don't change we don't grow. One really good change you will see is there will be several new talented DT members joining the ATSM crew in July.
You are going to be wowed by their talents and personalities.
Well I'd better get to announcing the ATSM Challenge #101 - Anything Goes
and show you my DT Card. We have a fantastic sponsor this week
and I've used one of the sponsor images on my card this week. Take a look:
It's kind of hard to tell (unless you zoom in) but those stripes on the dsp
are candles. Lots and lots of candles. Still using my new banner die - just love it.
I haven't put a sentiment on the inside yet but I think it might make reference to
all those candles compared to that itty bitty cake :o).
As I said, I move on with very mixed emotions. Soooo love the ATSM team (especially Kylie - hehehe)! I've had so much fun on the ATSM Challenge DT. I have seen many changes, met some amazing women who I will treasure our online relationship with
forever (and hope to meet all of them in person one day), received tremendous
support and encouragement and dare I say it...even improved a lot in my card making
skills (and confidence) through the challenges.
Very sad to say goodbye :o(. But...ready to embrace a change.
It's not good-bye really, it's see you later (for now). Kylie you aren't totally rid of me
as I'll be joining in on some of the challenges :o).
Today I'm linking up with these challenges:
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes (NO topping option)
Sister Act Card Challenge #62 - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #34 - Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #93 - Spots and/or Stripes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #99 - Dots and/or Stripes
I hope that you will decide to join us this week at ATSM #101 - Anything Goes.
Please go visit the rest of the DT members and see what they have to share
with and inspire you. Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D