Hello and Goodbyes

Jovie, 16-mo

Goodbyes are rarely easy, doesn’t matter if they’re with friends, families, co-workers, or jobs (it was even tough parting with my work’s Mac Tower and 30″ monitor!). I’ve had a few goodbyes in this life, especially lately because of hubby’s job, but we all know that if we really want to one day we’ll meet again.

Although starting something new is exciting it can be tough at times to quit what you have so that you can start that new thing. Today I sent in two emails. Both were resignation emails. One to Sweet Shoppe and another to the DigiChick. It was harder to quit the later because I’ve been there for over two years and Nicole + LuAnn (owner and hybrid coordinator) are nothing but kind. But, after some thoughts, it was something I had to do.

On the 7th of October, a bit past midnight, I received an email. If I’ve been good at keeping up with what’s going on out there I’d have found out sooner but Savitri’s just been behind lately with reading. My first email on my birthday was from Jessica Sprague telling me that I’ve been accepted to be in her team. Talk about a sweet birthday present!! If you’re a digital scrapbooker and don’t know who she is then you’ve been hiding under a rock {::SMILES}. Jessica’s everywhere, one of the most influential person in the scrapbook industry, and the most popular how-to digital scrapbook instructor out there. Being in Jessica’s team doesn’t just mean having access to her beautiful store (for you paper peeps think Cosmo Cricket, Echo Park, on top of Jessica and other designers) but also to her classes. BUT, in order for me to have full access to Jessica’s classes I need to create exclusively for Jessica Sprague.

Jessica Sprague

I’ll miss creating with some of my favorite designers’ kits at Sweet Shoppe and the DigiChick on a regular basis but I am very much looking forward to creating with goodies from Jessica’s store but to also take some classes from her and her team! You all know how much I love learning and I just can’t pass up the chance to learn about photography, using my two favorite Adobe software, and more for free or very inexpensively.

I am now very glad that I submitted. It was last minute, I’m on page three (putri is my username for all my online crafty stuff) out of 23. I submitted not only because I love what Jessica has to offer but also because I’ve always wanted to be in the same team as Cathy Pascual. I’ve loved her work since I met her at SIStv (I think the site’s inactive now) years ago and like me we both have two (adorable) girls whom people might think are related if we ever meet up. This opportunity is like one of my stalker-come-true-dream, HA!

So this month’s the last month I’ll be sharing, on a regular basis, hybrid projects from Sweet Shoppe and TDC but in a few weeks I’ll be sharing things from Jessica Sprague’s awesome store and classes! I can’t wait!!

Page details:

This digital page was created using pieces from three different kits: Zoe Pearns – SSD, Penny Springman – SSD, and Quirky Twerp – TDC. Aren’t the owls cute? Zoe Pearns is one of my favorite digi designer and the owls she made are just the cutest thing! I did a lot of layering because there are too many cute elements to choose from. I think it worked out pretty well. I left the left side a bit light to not hid the photo of Jovie — who’s looking more and more like her daddy — the prettier version of her daddy.

Jovie, 16-mo

Okie dokie, that’s it. I have you all have a great day, it’s the weekend soon! Whoohoo!!!

13 comments

  1. Meda says:

    I know how that feels. I am saying goodbye to all my commitments and preparing to become a full time mother. I hope this will not take all my crafting time but I just don’t want to commit to anything.
    Congratulations on your new DT. I used to follof Jessica’s blog but then I felt it became too commercial and less personal. Maybe seeing your projects will change my mind.

  2. ~amy~ says:

    woot woot!!!! congrats…you’re going to rock the house over there at Jessica Sprague’s!!!

    Your page is soooooo sweet…love at her face…soooo darling:)

    Okay, email me your birthday…oy…I’m always so bad about that stuff…

  3. annie says:

    Love the LO… the owlies are just adorable.. and I just love baby Jovie cutie look. adorable :D

    Congrats on you new stint.. so happy for you. :)

  4. Cathy P. says:

    hey girl! congrats on making the team! it really is a dream team. Jessica Sprague is one of my scrappy idols too.

    I’m happy to be on the same team with you! One day our girls will meet – wouldn’t that be the photo op of the century! LOL.

    And thanks for your sweet words! I should be saying the same thing about you. You are going to rock all of the designs there!

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