Monday, August 29, 2011

moving on, it's a good thing.

first off, i don't know that there is ONE good way of handling changes. we all have our own ways of dealing. so for those of you who saw this first layout in the SC reveal and were shocked, i'm sorry it came as a surprise. i was under the impression that my leaving SC would have already been announced when i made this layout. it was intended to be a happy celebratory page, a way for me to look back and see all the many many many good things that have happened in the last four years. i have had a delightful time being a part of the SC community, first as a subscriber and then for the last nearly 3 years as a member of the wonderful design team. it was a dream come true for me, i adore the girls i got to work with so closely. i'm so grateful for the lasting friendships that i have because of SC. it has been a good four years. my reasons for leaving are varied, mainly, i needed a change and this was a good time to do it. God has a way of making things work for our good--it's our job to align what we think is good to what He knows is that. He's been giving me ample opportunity this summer to listen and grow close to Him. my leaving is all a part of the process. so if you're sad and shocked that i'm not going to be around SC as much, please don't be. know that it is a good thing and i'm happy. :) i'm not disappearing, not at all. i'm simply moving on to new things. exciting things. more on that later. 

featuring the glee club, pep squad, debate team, and home ec. see my last post for the inspiration piece.
this layout prominently features a photo from the lauterbr√ľnnen valley in the swiss alps. it's the place where tolkien had to have pulled inspiration from for his lord of the rings books. it's that magical.
features pep squaddebate team
and this is what we ate nearly every day. bread and nutella. i hand cut the large title then exacto knifed the smaller subtitle. holy hard. but it looks kind of cool. 
featuring glee club 

thank you everyone who's ever been a part of SC, you've made a huge impact on me and i hope my leaving will not mean we will become strangers.

now, on to my news:

PART 1:
i'm moving to cocoa daisy! i'm thrilled to be working with christine and ronda. why from one kit club to another, you ask? well, the two are very different in my point of view, each offers a slightly different take on the concept. i'm excited to see what a new take on it will do to my creativity. and ronda and i live 5 minutes from each other, so it's rather convenient when we want to play with paper together, don't you think? i'm kind of giddy about that fact. i asked for a break and was graciously given a month off from designing, i'll start that up again come the november kit, but as of now, i'm sporting the fancy title of social media director. since i'm online a lot, i figured it would be a good fit.

PART 2:
i'm freelancing for scrapbooks, ETC! i am writing a new column that will be out in the feb '12 issue. this new opportunity means i'm using my degree in english! and yes, i do know how to capitalize when necessary. i've loved working with michelle rubin, the editor. she's a bit like me, and i find that funny. we've had fun working through concepts and ideas, and the column continues to morph. i like that she's a go-with-the-flow kind of girl.

i'll explain more later. i promise.

yah.

P.S. i'm still writing the trends column for scrapbook and cards today. luckily both magazines were good with it. :)

64 comments:

Lexi said...

if I could hug the computer and you would feel it, I would :)
So VERY happy for your new endeavors Miss Emily!

Christa said...

I'm so incredibly excited for you Emily! Good things come to good people and these are fantastic opportunities!

Sarah said...

What great projects you're moving on to! Can't wait to read the SBE column. Congratulations!

arleigh said...

I've never tried nutella.

arleigh said...

but seriously, I'm just so proud of you.

marcy said...

So happy for this change for you Emily!!!

Danielle said...

Congratulations!!! You inspired me at SC so much I just got a sub! :) Guess I'll have to go check out CD!

http://piperloo.blogspot.com/

Geralyn said...

So incredibly excited and happy for you and your new opportunities! :) And I'm glad to hear that you're putting your English degree to good use...I remember when we were tweeting about what my major was, hehe.

Tami said...

best of luck in your new endeavors!
And I too am excited to see how the changes will affect your gorgeous pages!

kL said...

mmm. nutella.
x0x

scarthur said...

So sad to see you leaving SC. BUT - SO excited for your new opportunities! They sound fantastic!! Congrats!! :)

ShellyJ said...

Best of luck, Emily! I can't wait to see what you do with all of your new endeavors :) SO HAPPY for you!

Debbie said...

Congrats to Emily! Change is a good thing and don't let anybody tell you anything different! Looking forward to seeing your work with Cocoa Daisy!

Anabelle said...

Best of luck!!! Can't wait to see your Cocoa Daisy designs. Love the pages you have posted here. :)

Nitasha said...

Will miss your gallery at SC, but so happy to know that you are happy and will still be creating! Congrats and best wishes on every road you take!

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

So CRAZYPANTS excited for you Emily!!! Huge cyberhug coming your way sweet friend! All.the.best.to.you!!!!!

Kimber McGray said...

you know how happy i am for you. be strong and be proud of YOU! :)
xoxo

Michelle Clement said...

Yay, Emily! So many fun things going on, for you! :) I'll miss seeing your SC pages, but I'm so excited for your new opportunites, too! :)

Amy Coon said...

Emily, This is so exciting!! I cannot wait to see you column in SE. Best of luck on your new adventures.

Mandie said...

yay, emily! this is great news! exciting things on the horizon for you!

*Monica* said...

Emily, you are a wonderful person! And I don't want to say anything negative other than I'm sorry you had to go through a mess of a "farewell" at SC.

Now, I'm super duper excited to hear your news about Cocoa Daisy and Scrapbooks, Etc.! Seriously, I can't wait to see your new column!

Again, I don't want to say anything negative about SC, but I'm considering moving to another kit club, at least for a while. I'm new to the kit scene, having joined SC in October last year. I'd love to see what else is out there and what other inspiration I can get from them!

Jessica said...

I am so excited for you. THese are great opportunities. I will miss your monthly layouts at SC but now I'll still be able to see more of your work through CD! So exciting and I wish you the best of luck!

Marti's World said...

I am so so happy for you, my friend. And I am very excited to see what is ahead for you. Love you, Em! Hey, when are you going to come up for some Thai? :)

amytangerine said...

really excited for you! i think you did a more than wonderful job of explaining (even though you don't really owe an explanation to all of blog land). thanks for sharing and best of luck with cocoa daisy!

Amy Coose said...

Although I am sad to see your leaving SC, I am thrilled with your news that you'll be hanging at CD and SB Etc! Can't wait to see what gorgeous and fun stuff you bring to your new ventures!

Nicole said...

Will definitely miss you, sweet friend...but am so very proud of you. And happy because i know you are taking a few steps that you've been eager to try since WAY before SC...love you to pieces.

xo

Sabr said...

Sounds like amazing new opportunitites! Looking forward to reading your column in SBE! Best of luck!

Mandy said...

SO happy and excited for you Em!! Love all these beautiful creations of yours and can't wait to see what you create on these new adventures! I'm think a Scapbooks Etc sub is in my future! hugs sweet friendxx

cappuccino and colour said...

so happy for you Emily and all that is in store for your scrapping future. how exciting! cant wait to see you in your new shoes! Love the nutella page and so does Tane - one of his favourite "meals". very best wishes from us all in zuri.

Ursula said...

Wishing you the best Emily. You are one amazing woman and I know you'll do amazing things wherever you go.

maryboys said...

so glad this is a good thing for you:) i've always admired the way tricia, and now christine, have run cocoa daisy - you'll be a huge asset there...

mary

Rachel said...

will really miss you at SC, but CONGRATS and good luck on your future endeavors!!!!

Celine said...

I'll miss you and your talent but I'll stick around here on your blog to follow you! Love you!

Heathyr said...

Emily, fabulous news! I knew there had to be something BIG going on for you to be leaving SC. I sure will miss you over there but I'm glad you're happy; congratulations on all these new endeavors! Can't wait to follow you along on the ride!

Samantha Sibbet said...

congrats to you and your exciting changes, I wish you all the best!

sillypea said...

Wonderful month for you - proud of you for listening to what your heart was saying when it wasn't a popular move. You are awesome!

Leah said...

huge congrats on your new endeavors! I wish I lived around the corner from you and ronda!

Marti said...

Emily! Such exciting news! Congratulations! I will miss your inspiration at SC, but I love that I will see your talent somewhere else! You are such a lovely lady with a beautiful soul. Wishing you lots of happiness and success.

Keshet said...

You're on fire, Emily! So happy for you! (And always comforting to know we scrappers can get those English degrees in gear one day!)

Monika Wright said...

Everything happens for a reason! I am beyond thrilled and giddy for you and am happy to know that I can still count on you to be my trend spotter...I neeeeeed all your in-the-know tips and suggestions!

AnnaMarie said...

I am sad to see you leave SC but am SO beyond thrilled that you have such wonderful ventures awaiting you...you are an asset to anyone/anything, and I look so forward to continuing to follow you in your new endeavors! :) Best wishes!

nailgirl said...

sorry to see you leave but so very happy for your new opportunities!! i know you will be great at whatever comes your way! wishing you happiness!

Karen S. Imes said...

Congrats! Wishing you well in all your new adventures. I've loved seeing your work and wisdom on the SC mb. Keep posting!!!!

Erin said...

Congrats and good luck with your new scrappy endeavors. Cocoa daisy has a warm place in my heart as my first DT experience (guest dt) and the kit that got me pubbed in CK. I am so lucky to have met you through SC.

Valerie said...

Congratulations Emily! Sounds like good things are happening - looking forward to seeing (and reading) your work! Best of luck in your new positions :)

nicole said...

beautifully written, Emily. congrats on your new adventures. i look forward to hearing about them.

Diane Payne said...

I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

waleska said...

this is fantastic news, mle. congratulations!! :)

Margrethe said...

Such great news :)

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

I'm having such a bittersweet moment on you leaving SC, since you were one of the DTs who sealed the deal for me. Yet I'm super excited for your new opprtunities. Regardless, you'll be a constant inspiration for a lot of people. Don't be a stranger! *hugs*

Roxane said...

Huge Congrats! Good luck & have a wonderful time in time new adventures.

Amy S. said...

Your new adventures sound wonderful - congratulations. I'll miss you not being on the SC DT, but wish you the best in these new venues and all you do.

Curlywiggles said...

I'm truly happy & excited for you & your new ventures, but I sure am going to miss you around SC! How I wish it wasn't so difficult & pricey for us internationals to get our fix of Scrapbooks etc. It's by far my favourite mag out there, and even more so if you're going to have a regular feature! I'll still be keeping up with you here & on twitter though! I signed up for MSD this month too, although I haven't quite worked my heard around it yet...

Curlywiggles said...

Oh, and I practically lived on nutella and bread when I was backpacking :)

paloma1815 said...

congrats, congrats and congrats!!!! happy to read all those good news.

paloma

Laina Lamb said...

You rock. Seriously. So proud of you.

Kimber-Leigh said...

i'm so excited you have these new opportunities emily. i appreciate you and your work so much. big giant hugs from me.

Linda Barber said...

Hey girlie! Congratulations on your new gigs. So happy that you are happy. Will be looking forward to those Cocoa Daisy pages as well as goodies in SBE! :) Hugs!

Trine Brandt-Lassen said...

Sad to see you leave SC for personal reasons, but happy for you that you'll move on to new exciting challenges. Good luck!

Elizabeth said...

I am once again late to the party... but whoo hoo for you! That's so exciting. I really, really miss magazine writing, so much fun. Congratulations, and I know you'll be terribly missed in the SC galleries!

Cindy Gay said...

Your layouts provide lots of inspiration and I modeled my latest after your "Garden Sprite" in October's Scrapbook Trends. Thank you for the inspiration.

maryboys said...

emily - your week of design posts over at WCS was outstanding:) loved reading through them and will definitely refer back again, i know. thanks!

mary

danielle said...

sounds like you have a lot of great things happening! congrats and I am excited to see what you do!
I feel badly that I never looked at your blog. I have been a fan!

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