Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sweet November March 2014 Preview - Hoppy Easter and Two Farewells

Hi all!  Welcome to the Sweet November March 2014 Preview.  Amy has created an adorable set of four Easter rabbits entitled, Bunny Tails.  I've used two of the images on two cards.  You'll need to check out Amy's blog and the CC Designs blog to see the other two cute little bunnies!  I chose the rabbit sitting with an Easter Egg for my first card.  Isn't he sweet?  The dotted background paper is from the new Doodlebug pad, Springtime.


For my second card I used the bunny chasing a butterfly...yes, "a" butterfly, hehe.  The image has only one butterfly, but I couldn't resist adding a few more along with the sentiment, Follow Your Dreams.



Follow Your Dreams leads me into the first of the farewells.  Amy is stepping away from designing, and ending her Sweet November line of stamps.  How do I even express the sadness I feel knowing such a talent is no longer going to be shared with others?  Amy's was the first card blog I ever visited.  I fell in love with her amazing coloring and card layouts.  And when I discovered she was also a stamp designer...well, I became a devoted fan.  Her images are cute, joyful, and fun to color.  Imagine my delight when she asked me to be a Sweet November Gal and craft cards with her images!  My hope is Amy will become a book author and illustrator and continue to share her stories and drawings with us.  (If she does, I'll get to tell my grandchildren, "I knew her when...")  So dear Amy, I have relished my small part in your journey, and look forward to seeing where your path takes you in the future!

And the second farewell.  I'm stepping away from this blog.  I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here, and thank you to everyone who visited and left sweet comments!  I will miss you all, especially Amy and my former teammates from the Outlawz...Carla, Dawn, Linda, Penny, and Jen...you ladies are the best!  And I apologize to the ladies at From the Heart Stamps...I never really had the opportunity to get to know you.  A special shout out also goes to Mary J, Pam Sparks, Lau, Krista, and Mo for their encouragement and technical assistance.  My decision to step away was not an easy one, but I am at peace with my choice.  Thank you for all the inspiration and support you've given me over the past nearly two years.  What a fun ride it has been!

18 comments:

  1. Oh Tress these cards are fantastic, so cuuuute ! Love the spring colors and the sweet images !
    My God, they're the last ? Oh i will miss you my dear friend, it was so wonderful to come on your blog. I wish you all the best in you life, you deserve it ! Oh i'm sad :-(
    Lot of kisses Tress !

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  2. Tress, such beautifully sweet cards and so sorry to hear they'll be your last posting here :( It's been wonderful 'knowing' you and I wish you all the very best in everything you do. Glad to know you feel at peace with your decision - that's all that matters!

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  3. :( I will miss you so much Tress but totally understand where you are coming from! Have thought about it doing myself! I will miss your visits and visiting you too.

    I love these two super sweet cards.

    I miss you already!

    M xxxx

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  4. Awe both cards are really cute! !! What really sad news about you and Amy! ! Wish u All the best!!

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  5. Beautiful cards Tress. I will miss your beautiful cards and you. I wish you all the best with whatever you do.

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  6. Adorable cards Tress. I can't believe you're stopping your blog, and I'm even more shocked over Amy's news. May your future be bright and crafty. Hugs.

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  7. Beautifully coloured shame about Amy I love looking at her blog too

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  8. These are so fun and colorful! And Amy's designs are so sweet =) Good luck in your next adventure...

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  9. Tress, what a way to go out! You made two absolutely darling cards. I love both designs! I am so sorry you are leaving the blog world, but you may miss it and return someday. :^) In any case, I wish you the very best in all you do. I will miss your sweet self.
    Big hugs, Penny

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  10. Tress, your cards are absolutely adorable. I've enjoyed coming to your blog and seeing all your amazing cards. Thanks for sharing your talent with us :)

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  11. So cute!! I love the cloud background on the second one!

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  12. My dear Tress, these little bunny cards of yours are absolutely darling... your first card is so bright and cheery with that new Doodlebug paper and I love how you created multiple butterflies for the second bunny to chase. It is that creativity of yours that I will miss so much. Thank you not only for sharing your talents with the Sweet November team but also for being such an encouraging and wonderful friend! Take care, enjoy time with the fam and if you ever do find yourself coming back to crafting you know we'll be here happy to see you again. :)
    Big huge hugs my friend!

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  13. Tress, your card is adorable - perfect coloring for that sweet bunny. I'm sorry to hear that you are shutting your blog down. I'll miss your creativity.

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  14. Very sweet cards--love the colors. sorry to hear you will not be posting anymore.

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  15. You're cards are wonderful. I'm sorry you won't be blogging anymore, especially since I just found it.

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  16. Love the second card with the bunny following the butterflies. Soooo cute!

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  17. Hi Tress! The journey does come with twists and turns doesn't it?! One nice thing about color book therapy and stamping is we can pick it back up anytime. Your bunny cards are adorable…make a gal smile! All the best to you and yours! Take care!

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