Flower

It’s been a long time, huh?

Lots of things have happened, lots of changes around here since I last blogged!  Before I get to all of that, though, a card . . . one that I made for a challenge on Splitcoast. Jeanne challenged the Dirty Dozen (past and present) to make a funny card without bling. I am so glad that I made time to play! I needed a fun card to send out and got this card from Michelle Boyer in the mail and was totally inspired to make my own! It had been way too long since I made something fun.  So love the way this one ended up!

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here’s a full view:

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Stuff:  Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Drucilla stamped in Palette Noir, colored with Copics.Scalloped pink is from Bazzill, the rest is all random stuff from my stash.

Now. . . what’s happened since I last blogged?

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spent Christmas morning with these happy kids

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met my new niece Juliet

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taught myself how to sew pillows

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helped to build a couch

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posed on said couch for pictures with people I love working with

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had a great time with two ladies I just adore

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and generally had a blast at CHA & the SuperShow meeting people, reconnecting with friends, and seeing fun, new stuff.

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Went to Huntington Beach with my family right after picking them up from the airport

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screamed a lot

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enjoyed the view and the time we all spent together

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at the happiest place on earth

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and even got a Mickey balloon before going home!

Things changed a little after all that. 🙂  (If you don’t know what’s up, read the homepage story over at Splitcoast and the notes from Daven and me in this thread. I’ll wait!)  Thank you so much for all for the amazingly sweet and supportive emails, notes on Facebook, comments in the forums, phone calls and text messages.  I’m still trying to reply to each of the personal notes, and it’s taking a while!  Talk about feeling warm fuzzies! I’ve been a member of Splitcoast since 2003, and have really loved seeing it change and grow and become a force in the papercrafting world.  Working with Daven, Beate, Lori and the small army of volunteers who keep the site going on a day to day basis as well as the lovely and talented ladies of the Dirty Dozen has been an amazing journey.  While resigning was relatively easy . . . saying goodbye to everyone is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done!  I’m going to stay on for a little while and help IB find someone who’ll take over my duties, and I’ll be a regular member again.  Then . . . who knows what’ll come next!  Hopefully more time to play with the stuff in the boxes and bins and shelves and jars behind me. . . . I’ll keep you posted!

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21 Comments

  1. Posted February 20, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for all you have done to establish a wonderful community in the papercrafting world. I hope we still see you around SCS after all the transitions are made.

  2. Posted February 20, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    girl, i love you!! so glad we got to know each other at cha…you made my weekend so much better!! thank you for your love!:) xoxoxoxo

  3. Posted February 20, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    And I’ve sure missed you. First – the card is just adorable. Fun, cute and vibrant – just like you.

    Such great pictures at Disney, looks like you had tons of fun…it’s been one of our favourite family vacations that’s for sure.

    And as far as SCS goes, I’m struggling with all this Jenn, especially if it mean’s you’re “gone”, but I want the best for you, you are one awesome lady! Big hugs to you.

  4. Posted February 20, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Well Girly, I hope I’ll still get to see you at CHA this summer! Wishing you well in all that you do!!

    Smooches!
    ~Dawn

  5. Posted February 20, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    It was so nice to meet you in person at CHA. I’m sad to see you stepping down from SCS. Splitcoast is what it is because of you, Daven and the others that helped shape the site. All the best to you in the future – and I hope the future includes more stamping, because I love how you put those bright colors to work. This card is adorable!

  6. Posted February 21, 2010 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    Well, you already know how sad this makes me…you were one of the reasons I said yes to DD. No matter who takes your place, it will NEVER be the same.

    As I tend to do with sad news, I try to find a bit of light amongst the darkness and the light I find here is that we’ll get to see more of your amazing creations!

    I just know that whatever and however the next chapter of your life evolves, you will succeed at it…much love & hugs!

    P.S. Adorable card and thanks for sharing the pics!

  7. Posted February 21, 2010 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    *sniff* Won’t be the same. Thanks for helping me Splitcoast what it is today, though.

  8. Posted February 21, 2010 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    {{{{{HUGGGGS}}}}} and smoochies, darlin’ friend.
    I’m tickled beyond words to “see” you “out here” again.

    Come see us … any time!
    ~Bev

  9. Karen from Ontario
    Posted February 21, 2010 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Thanks for all you do and did at Splitcoast…..so appreciated. I know you are on and upward to bigger and better things, might just not seem that way now. Best of luck with whatever you do and don’t think of it as saying goodbye because I know how many people follow you and what you are up to.
    hugs…

  10. Jane Harrah
    Posted February 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Your talent is so amazing and you are such a giving person. I do hope you will blog and chat and stay *around* to keep us going. Best wishes.

  11. Posted February 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Jen, you are a true class act! I know SCS will miss you, but I have no doubts that soon you will be announcing some new and fabulous journey you are starting!!

    Your card is totally fun and CUTE!! Love all your pics, it’s nice you have had so much joy filling your days!

    *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  12. Posted February 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    I’m still not sure how I feel about all the changes. I’m trying to stay positive, but at the same time, inside, I’m completely freaking out. I hope you will stay as a member and keep blogging.

    Your card is perfect.

  13. Bonnie aka raduse
    Posted February 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Love ya Jenn. That card is fantastic and your niece is too cute! Please stay around SCS.

  14. Posted February 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    {{{{{{Jenn}}}}}}} Yeah, a long time. But, I knew when you did have an opportunity, it would be a *great* update! You’ve been busy LIVING! And, that is a goodly thing, my friend! Love you! *mondo squishy hugs*

  15. Posted February 21, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    FAB card — yay! You found time to stamp! I hope that all of these changes help you find more time to do those things that bring you joy. Like talking to me… 😉 Big love to you, sister wife! 🙂

  16. Posted February 22, 2010 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Wonderful card Jenn! I will miss “seeing” you on SCS and hope that we’ll have a chance to connect again at a CHA or other stamping event in the future! XXOO Kim

  17. Posted February 22, 2010 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Lovin’ your card so much, Jenn…and your pictures are fabulous!! I am still trying to wrap my head around all of the changes taking place at SCS, and truly hope everything is working out the way you want it to. Sending super BIG hugs!!

  18. Posted February 22, 2010 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    {{{Jenn}}} When I sent the card, I had *no idea* of what was going on. I’m so sorry you’re leaving SCS. I wish you nothing but the very best of everything. Sending big hugs your way! (And your card is absolutely adorable!)

  19. Starla
    Posted February 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    When I grow up in my stamping abilities (it would appear that I’m a late bloomer in this area!) I hope I can figure out how to use such bright colors in such a fab way!
    Changes. I’m not good at them, but figure they are for a reason. Maybe you and Daven leaving is to make us SCS’ers grow. I hope you will continue to be a part of the community. I need to figure out how to use those colors! (wink!)

  20. Posted February 26, 2010 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    I don’t know how I missed this post earlier. Your DDA card is awesome!! What a great recap of your recent life. You know how I feel about you leaving your position, but I am happy if you will be around and let us see some of your amazing work!! Hugs to you for all that you do!!

  21. Madeleine Barnett
    Posted February 27, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Glad to see you back blogging again. Will miss you on Splitcoast though, very sorry to see you leave. I met you last summer at CHA and received a warm hug – (me a total stranger) You made a wonderful impression.

    It was nice to see that you could actually spend some time with family (while not blogging) but now that you are back – love your card

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