Friday, March 29, 2013

A farewell

     This is kind of a sad post today.  I have decided to step down from the Whimsy and Stars Studio team.  It was a hard decision.  Mabelle is such a sweetheart and the team is just wonderful.  However, as the days go by I find myself with less and less time to spend on my crafty hobby.  When it becomes all about stress to fulfill deadlines and nothing about fun I think it's time to make some changes.  I will really miss this sweet team and Mabelle recently began a new adventure with the Craft's Meow that I hope will turn out amazing.
     So here's my last card as a member of the DT.  I've used "Springtime Toadstool" and created a very CAS card.
     Have a fabulous weekend and a blessed Easter!

Supplies:  Paper--American Crafts, Recollections, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamp--Whimsy and Stars Studio "Springtime Toadstool", sentiment from MFT "Love Birds"; Ink--Copics, Ranger Archival Jet Black, Sakura white gel pen; Tool--Nestabilities Standard Circles and Classic Scalloped Circles, MFY Fishtail Banners, Bow Easy; Miscellaneous--Diamond Stickles, Michaels ribbon


  1. Tracy, your card is just adorable. I love the fun polka dots!
    I know you didn't come by your decision lightly, as you are always such a dedicated team member. I hope you are able to find the fun of crafting for yourself again. it really does make such a difference when the stress of designing goes away.

    hugs and Happy Easter to you! :)

  2. This is delightful! Beautifully done ...I understand what it's like to meet deadlines and can well understand your decision ... I hope you get to enjoy some 'me' time

  3. I'm behind, Tracy, a little under the weather...but saw this and wanted to come wish you a Happy Easter! Such a sweet card! I know this team will miss your talent, but ya gotta remember what got you into this...the joy of always want to have that, so I'm proud of you for looking out for YOU! Have a great weekend!

  4. I know it's always hard to leave a team, and I so know how much you will be missed at Whimsy and Stars......but I so understand. :) Good for you for doing what you need to do. Love your last card with that adorable chickie. The paper you used is some of my most favorite, too.
    Hope you have a very wonderful Easter holiday, my friend!

  5. Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the papers and the cute image! You will be definitely missed at Whimsy and Stars! Happy Easter!

  6. So gorgeous Tracy. I love that cute image and such beautiful papers and ribbon.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    Hugs Sue xx

  7. gorgeous CAS card Tracy, love the cute toadstool image.
    Kim x

  8. Oh, I know what you mean by mentioning the deadline stress... I'm sure you've made a wise decision and it will be better for you this way :-) Looking forward to the rest of your no-stressed cards :-)

    P.S. I LOVED your Whimsy and Stars Studio cards though, all of them are adorable and so your style :-)

    Have a lovely weekend, dear! Hugs

  9. It's always hard to make that decision. Good for you for keeping your priorities straight and making the tough call. Love this card. You've always done a great job with these designs and have led many people to Whimsy and Stars designs. Enjoy your Easter, Tracy, and find some fun time.

  10. Adorable and so gorgeous Tracy.
    Wendy xx

  11. It was great being on a team with you my friend. You are always so inspiring.

    I am on the same page with you regarding the deadlines. I had to cut back a bit myself.

    Your card is wonderful. I love these papers and the polka dot ribbon.

    Happy Easter!

  12. Tracy, how cute is this card. I love it and that ribbon is wonderful. Sometimes we have to make hard decisions but I think we all have had to make them. joann sassy raggedy

  13. Your card is so sweet. I am sure they are going to miss you on there team. Your cards are amazing..


  14. Awww, So Darned Sweeet Tracy!! Love your Sweet little chickie!! 8-)


  15. Tough choice what you did, but I'm proud of you. You've pleased and amazed so many people with your masterfully crafty's good for you to take time out just for you. :) Enjoy the extra breaths you've gained and have a little more fun doing whatever it is you like. If you get bored, I always have a heap or two of spare laundry...HA!
    hugs to you H,

  16. What a fun card Tracy! A truly lovely combination of image and papers, but then again you're soooooo good at this! Hugs, Ira

  17. Such a sweet image!
    Your card is gorgeous:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  18. So pretty! I know it was a tough decision for you but you can still play with all the fabulous images...just without the stress! :o)

  19. I'm sure the DT will surely miss you on their team but I certainly understand the reasoning behind it. Your cards are so amazing & when it becomes more of a job rather than a fun hobby then it's time to make that tough decision.
    Huggies ~


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