8.28.2012

Live the Life of Your Dreams

You know what. While not every part of my life is what I would call dream-worthy, I can say that I am very fortunate and blessed to be able to do something that I truly love. I work on a lot of design teams and, for the last six months, I've had the honor of Coordinating the Skipping Stones Design DT. I am a seriously lucky girl. This is the stuff dreams are made of! But, today, I close the door on one of those dreams to pursue others. Today is my final post as a Skipping Stones Design DT member and as the SSD Design Team Coordinator, as well. I am sad. BUT...this was my decision and I do feel it is the right one at this time. I LOVE Skipping Stones and I certainly won't be a stranger! Heather does amazing work and I wouldn't miss it for the world! So...that being said, I decided to go a bit sappy for this post, so please forgive me, as you may be drenched in it by the end of it all! HA!

See, here's the thing...many many moons ago sometime back in 2010, I was asked to be a guest designer for SSD. I had known Heather from back when we both lived in Colorado (funny...neither of us do now! LOL!) and I was already in love with her super fun stamps! When asked which stamps I wanted to use, I instantly fell in love with her quirky bra sets and, of course, Healing Wings. I say "of, course" because if you've followed my SSD posts you know that Healing Wings is my absolute FAVORITE SSD set of all time! I just love it! I loved it then and I love it now! Here is the first card I created for SSD using, of course, Healing Wings!

Live the Life of Your Dreams

Yup. That's an old one! LOL! I've evolved in style a great deal since I made this card. So, I decided it would only be right to pull out that very same favorite stamp set and apply it to the sketch challenge for this week. I used the exact same stamps - but this one is a little more the Jingle you know and love now! LOL!

Live the Life of Your Dreams

Yup. Same stamps. Same designer. A long couple of years in between the two! LOL! I love this card!!!!

Live the Life of Your Dreams (detail)

So there you have it. My first SSD card as a designer, and my last. I do hope you will play along with the sketch challenge this week! I'm also entering this card into the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I just love how the eye can easily move from left to right by starting with the grey ribbon tab on the left (May Arts, of course!), to the central focal point image, to the grey ribbon tab on the bottom right. Nice and easy flow!

I hope you have a super fabulous Tuesday and I hope this post wasn't too sappy for you. I just felt the need to share my feelings a bit. *sigh* Now...what great adventure might be coming next, do you think???? *insert HUGE grin here!***

34 comments:

  1. My first and favorite SSD stamp also! :) Going to miss you at SSD but I can't wait to see what you'll be up to next!

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  2. I think they both look fab - but there is just something about your CAS card.

    Deanne :)

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  3. it is sad when things must end but I am sure many more doors will be opening for you! love both cards, the stamp is gorgeous!
    Debxx

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  4. What a great post!!! You have always rocked SSD! Awesome to see our 1st card compared to today's card...love them both!

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  5. I am sure they are going to miss you and your fun style. your cards are so awesome...

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  6. Oh love this beautiful butterfly and all that white!!! Thanks for all the Moxie Fab Love :)

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  7. how cool to see your first and your last and i love them both- the 2nd is my fave! love the CAS!!

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  8. Gonna miss you over at SSD - but I get your live feed, so somehow I'll survive....curious about why you are smiling though....

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  9. You are Queen of CAS Jingle!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. Gorgeous cards (both in different ways)! I love that you used that image again and went around full circle - like a debut and a finale.

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  11. Both your cards are quite different but they are both really lovely.

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  12. I like them both!!! Good luck to you and your next venture!!!

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  13. Super sweet post. Love all of your SSD cards. :)

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  14. What a sweet post, Jennifer! Can't wait to see what you're grinning about for the future..... :)))

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  15. Not sappy at all, beautiful art and I'm sure you will be missed greatly!
    Love the collage!
    hugs Lynn

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  16. Love how you showed your first and last card designs for SSD, using the same stamp!! It's always fun to see where you've been and where you are now, right?!

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  17. How cool to use the same set as both the first and last post for SSD. I love both the cards - but lean towards the first one. Which is funny because ALL the cards I make are on the simple side.

    Peace,
    Kay

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  18. Absolutely LOVE both your "old" and your new card!!! Great way to finish!
    Hugs, Karin

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  19. Card evolution...so cool!!!

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  20. its so cool to see the old and new! Love it! Can't wait to see what is next for you!

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  21. I love the different takes you crated using that butterfly image. What a great idea!

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  22. There's definitely an adventure up your sleeve! Can't wait to hear what it is.
    What a great way to close out your term with SSD - and a fun look back at how your style's evolved. Love both cards :)

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  23. I adore both of your cards!!! They have different styles and are equally gorgeous!! What a wonderful tribute for your time spent working with SSD! Wishing you lots of door openings, as I am sure they are!

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  24. Can't imagine what your next huge adventure is, but can't wait to hear what it is either. Thanks for being such a great leader!

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  25. BOTH Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Jingle! Best of luck in your new venture too :) :) :)

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  26. What a great post. Although one door is closing, you still have lots on your plate. Great card and fun to see the older with the newer

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  27. Both cards are beautiful. Gorgeous stamp.
    I am sure they will miss you :)

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  28. Both cards are great. I am sure you will be sorely missed!!!.

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  29. Oh, all my old friends are leaving SSD! Such fond memories! I'll be watching you! Awesome cards, first and last.

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  30. Gorgeous, beautiful cards.
    luv
    Debby

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  31. that butterfly is AMAZING you did a wonderful job focusing on it!

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  32. Aw, yes, you've definitely been a great part of Skipping Stones but you are doing so many great things these days. When one door closes, others open! I love how you've recreated one of your older cards and put a modern spin on it. They are both beautiful!

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  33. Beautiful. Both are gorgeous but I like the newer one best.

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  34. Hey Jingle! Thanks for linking this up to the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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