So today is a day that I have really mixed feelings about. A year and half ago, I was given the amazing opportunity to become a design team member for Newton’s Nook Designs. Jen and Jeff Jackson took a chance on me and I am forever grateful! Being on this team has allowed me to stretch creatively with the support of an incredible group of designers. What a privilege! But today, it is time to say goodbye as a team member. Making the decision to leave was a tough one but it is the right one for me right now. I’m going to breathe, create for me and see what stamping adventure comes next.
But first, I want to let you know what I have learned being on this team. I always knew that small business owners were important to our country. Now I know for sure that small business owners are the heart of it. Especially in our creative world, I’m grateful for entrepreneurs like Jen and Jeff. They run Newton’s Nook Designs with love and caring. You see this in their art and humor. And as a design team member, you get to see behind the curtain, so to speak. What did I find?? More love and caring. The design team becomes family. The communication and organization is so impressive. I can hardly find enough compliments for how I feel about the entire experience working with Newton’s Nook.
When I needed to ponder a “farewell” card, I was a bit overwhelmed. I finally decided to create a card with my very first NND stamp. You have seen me return to it often and it remains an all time favorite. In the end, I created something clean, because I guess that is really who I am creatively. I stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Then I pulled out my Daniel Smith paints and just painted for fun. I tried to create some color variations on the flowers and just create a pretty summer wreath. I added this sentiment from the stamp set (all of them in the set are fantastic). But I thought that is was perfect for all of you who have supported my work while on the DT. For all the kind and encouraging comments, I cannot tell you how much they mean. Thank you, all of you, for your sweet words!
So over at the Newton’s Nook Blog today, they have posted some cards that are my faves from the last year and a half. I hope you’ll go over to visit and see them. And as with all change, you will find out some fun news over the next few days about who will be joining the team to inspire you. You are sure to be thrilled! Thanks so much for stopping in today. I’m grateful you shared some time with me. See you soon!
Stamps: Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Bristol Smooth (Strathmore), Bermuda Bay; Accessories: Misti, Daniel Smith Palette (Debby’s Set – Simon Says Stamp), Silver Paint Brush, Sequins (SU)