Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Saying goodbye to Spellbinders and Giveaway

Hi everyone!  I wanted to let you all know that I have stepped down from the Spellbinders blog team.  WHAT you say!?!  I KNOW right?!  I'd have to be crazy to leave Spellbinders.  It was a hard decision to make as this is my 5th year with Spellbinders and you all know my love for them, but alas, my part time job with FSJ has left me little to no extra time to work on other projects.  Spellbinders deserves more than I can give at the moment.
Edited to add:  Based on some comments and emails I received, I want to say that I am not leaving crafting or this blog.  My job with FSJ allows me to craft every day and much of my work can be shared here on my blog!

In honor of my time with Spellbinders, I thought I would share some of my favorite projects from over the years.
I altered this wooden picture frame back in 2011 and it was one of my most popular projects I ever made for Spellbinders.  I still get emails asking how I made this and where to find the wooden frame.  FYI, I bought it at Craft Warehouse.
 I was assigned the die set, Marvelous Squares for the CHA booth back in 2012 and made this layout featuring a pic of my little dudes.  It ended up being picked up for publication and appeared in Paper Creations magazine.  Now my sons think they're famous!
 This is my second most popular project I made for Spellbinders.  I made this card in 2013 when I was on the Spellbloggers team.  I used a variety of Nestabilities die sets on each square.  I still randomly see it when I scroll thru Pinterest!
 Here's a fun colorful card I made using the Celebra'tions collection of stamps, dies and accessories.  This is so me, bright and colorful flowers with a dash of washi tape!
 And lastly, here is a fav of mine I made this year.  This one went to my sister who loves the color purple.
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So... how about a little giveaway?
To help me say goodbye and share their generosity over the years, I have some Celebr'ations stamps and dies to give away.  AND as I have been doing some cleaning out, I have added some gently used rhinestone packs, 6x6 paper pads and other goodies to the pile.  I have 2 giveaways and all you need to do to enter is leave me a comment on this post.  
I will announce a winner on Tuesday the 21st.
Bundle One
Create a Cone die set
Pierced Rectangles die set
Cool Caribbean ink pad
My Friend stamp set 
Celebra'tions Prints paper
variety of other goodies

Bundle Two
Cele-brate Plate
Tag That! die set
Golden Glow ink pad
Many Words stamp set
Celebra'tions Special Occasions Prints paper
Variety of other goodies
 So with a blessed and heavy heart I say goodbye to Spellbinders Paper Arts.  Thank you for believing in me and your generosity over the years.  I loved my time with you and I'll be stalking your future releases and wont be a stranger!

P.S. I mentioned above I've been doing some cleaning out, well I've put aside some items to make a few more crafty goody boxes and envelopes for sale.  So keep an eye out for those coming soon, please email me if you want to reserve one now.

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31 comments:

  1. You are quite the inspiration as all your creations are just gorgeous.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity

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  2. Sorry to see your leaving Spellbinders but your contributions of creativity have been wonderful and memorable. We all know what we can and cannot take on and I applaud you for the right decision for you. The best to you in your new adventures.

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  3. Best wishes to you Michelle. Change is sometimes hard, but usually is God's way of helping us grow. Thank you for what you have given to so many fellow crafters.

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  4. So sorry to hear that you are stepping down but hope we will still be seeing some of your beautiful cards now and then. I know how precious time can be when you work. Tomorrow I will be retiring from my job of 16 years and can't wait to have extra stamping time. The ebbs and flow of life.

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  5. Boy, Spellbinders is going to miss you! Thanks for all the inspiration!
    PS, who are you liking for 2016?

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  6. Throughout the past 5 years you have really shown your gift and talent but I believe you will have great success in your upcoming endeavors. I beg of you not to lay your talent down to get rusty, keep on sharing. Thanks for your gifts you have given to Spellbinders much love and support to you, Michelle.

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  8. So sorry to hear you are stepping down from Spellbinders. I understand completely how life must take a priority. I've so enjoyed all the projects you've posted for the company and will miss your inspiration greatly. Good luck in whatever your future endeavors are. Thanks for all you've shared and I'll look forward to whenever you have time to post. Hugs

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  9. I have so enjoyed your projects with Spellbinders! I hope you can continue to make some of your fabulous creations. Good luck with your part time job and be sure to take time for yourself!

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  10. So sad to see you go, but sending the BEST wishes for your future endeavors ♥

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  11. Best of luck woth FSJ!! I'm sure they will sure miss you at Spellbinders!!

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  12. Best of luck woth FSJ!! I'm sure they will sure miss you at Spellbinders!!

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  13. I will certainly miss your beautiful Spellbinder projects. wish you well in all you do going forward :-)

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  14. As an FSJ coach I am blessed to have you creating with us. Love your ideas that you share! Looking forward to lots more!

    Connie Powell

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  15. I imagine that you are feeling bittersweet, about this change. I look forward to reading your blog and fabulous creations!
    Thanks, Cindi

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  16. Sorry to hear you are leaving Spellbinders as all your creations were gorgeous. The layout with the marvelous squares is especially pretty - & I even have that die so I can copy your idea.☺ Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize in your giveaway!

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  17. Sorry to see you leave the SB team. Thanks for the two generous prize chances.

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  18. I'll miss seeing your Spellbinders projects, but I understand your decision.... Love your beautiful creations and that card with the squares is lovely! Thanks for the chance to win one of your fabulous prize packages! The Pierced Rectangles have been on my wish list!

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  19. Even though you are leaving Spellbinders, you are still around the paper crafting world and I will see your creations with another vendor. I love your blog posts for whatever company you are highlighting. Best of luck with your decision. Thanks for the chance for your giveaway prizes.

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  20. Hey Michelle... I've been stalking you for years and I am thrilled that you are designing for Fun Stampers Journey! I can't wait to see what you create next! The projects you posted in your farewell blog are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I'm truly inspired.

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  21. Oh my gosh...you have no idea how much you have inspired my use of Spellbinders products! So many of the dies I have are because of something wonderful you designed with them!! You have always been and continue to be one of my best inspirations. You know you are top of my list GF!! Congrats on a great 5 year run - I know the next will be epic!!

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  22. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Loved reviewing your Spellbinder's projects over the years!

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  23. Your projects are beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  24. They will miss your fabulous work Michelle. You have made some amazing things using their product over the years. At least you have tons of great dies to use for years to come.

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  25. Michelle, I've loved following you and your beautiful works of art. Understand why you will leave Spellbinders, a loss for them! Good luck with what ever you do next.

    Diane DeMartini

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  26. Michelle, your Spellbinders projects and cards are just amazing! I loved seeing your favorites from the past 5 years. I think of all you've shown here, my favorite is your scrapbook page. The diamond design is very striking, the colors, and your beautiful photo are stunning! Thanks for the chance to win and all the best to you with FSJ!

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  27. Sad that your leaving but hope to still see your paper crafts in the future. Best wishes.

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  28. Michelle, I enjoy your blog and your beautiful cards! I just love your style! Spellbinders are great and I know you're going to miss being on their team. I also know how difficult it can be to find time to craft -- I cherish every moment when I'm crafting! I wish you the best and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations.

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  29. Thanks for a chance to win such great projects! Your projects are so inspiring!

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  30. Good luck on your next adventure. Have fun and enjoy!!!

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  31. Your sister's card is one of my favorites also... I'll miss your Spellbinder creations. Best wishes on your new endeavor !

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