Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Saying Good-bye

Today is the final blog hop for the E-Team (sniff, sniff).  Like all fun rides, the E-Team has come to an end (more details on that below).

BUT!  Daisy has decided that the closing show is gonna be the BEST!

Visit each blog and leave a comment, between today,Wed, June 27, and Sunday, July 1, for a chance to win  a special blog prize that will be given away on each Team member's blogs!

While being on the E-Team, my love for working with metal from TenSecond Studios grew.  Daisy thought it would be appropriate that my special blog prize share some of that love with you!


Can I just say that I'm giddy about this prize?!!  Seriously, everything you need to get started using metal in your own projects!!

P.S.  Cheryl and Megan have some great videos on using their metal on their site.  PLUS:  I have a few tutorials here.  And, of course, I am more than willing to share what I've learned about this medium with you!!  I hope you leave a comment for the chance to win the opportunity to explore creating with one of my personal favorite mediums!!

Here are the links to the other Team Member Blogs.  You do NOT want to miss out on their projects!

Me!

Winner's will be announced on the eP blog Tuesday, July 3.

*****

I don't know about you, but I hate good-byes.  Especially, when I am saying good-bye to people I love to hang out with or if it is something I love doing.

Today, I have to say good-bye to both.

Almost two years ago, I got asked to join E-Team.  Me.  

Now, mind you, I am not "known" in the paper craft community.  I had (and have) been involved in the SCS forums for several years, but really, I am not one of those people who everyone knows their name, oo's and ahh's over each project, companies ask them to be on their design teams, followers ask to take pictures with.

I'm in my own little corner of the crafting world, sharing what I enjoy doing.

Lucky for me, Sherry saw something in my work that she felt could grow with a little push.

Okay.  More like a shove.


And she convinced Daisy of the same.

Oh. My. Goodness.

I was now on the same design team with my "idols":  Sherry, Broni, Linda D.  Then added to the mix were other well known designers.  Linda L, Micki, Latrice.

No pressure here, LOL!

 You know what?!  Grabbing the E-Ticket was one of the most fun, thrilling, enjoyable creative rides I have been on!!  There was moments of panic, laughter, g-force grins and dips in the track (ie, saying good-bye to Latrice and Linda D.).  Most of all, good times with gals who became good friends.

But, like all the good rides, this one has come to an end too soon.  Daisy has decided that it is time she moves in a different direction from eclecticPaperie.

I am sooo happy that Daisy knows which path she wants to explore now.

I am sooo sad that the eP park is closing.

I'm on an emotional roller coast ride now!!

Today, the E-Team is saying good-bye with projects that are inspired by favorite Disney quotes. I decided that sometimes, the classics are the best. And that "silly old bear" summed everything up perfectly.  I drew a pen and pastel drawing with much acknowledgement and inspiration from the original drawing of Ernest H. Shepard for Winnie the Pooh. (page 158 in my book).


"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying Good-bye so hard"
-Winnie the Pooh (A.A Milne)


To the E-Team.   I love you all!!

102 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

Adorable piece! So sad to see this end, though, yet so happy for Daisy in her new adventure!

butterfly said...

It's very sad to be arriving at the end of something which has obviously been so great. But I'll certainly be back to discover more about working with metal - such an exciting medium. Pooh quote is just lovely.

Annette Green said...

What a sweet drawing. Fits the mood perfectly. I will miss the E-Team, but will continue to follow you girls. Best of luck to Daisy. Thank you for your inspiration over the years.

Lisa Russell said...

So sorry it is ending for you! I love your Winnie the Pooh page, so pretty!

Lisa Russell said...

So sorry it is ending for you! I love your Winnie the Pooh page, so pretty!

Barbara said...

What a great picture! I love it. Thanks so much for the give-away. I'm really interested in learning more about metal and will check out your posts!

tabithagrace said...

Love what you shared! May we all always be so lucky.
Blessings-
tabithagrace

Sherry Cheever said...

Love ya my little padawon!

Ellie said...

LOVE your picture and quote; so sad you're all leaving, we will miss you!
XXX Ellie XXX

Judy said...

This picture and quote is adorable and so fitting. The E-Team has been so inspiring. Your talents will open many new doors fro all of you.

Lynne said...

Aha, pooh is so cute and sad to say good by. Look forward to seeing your work elsewhere. Good luck to Daisy.

Scrapthat said...

Awwwww.....how sweet! Love your art work!
and OH MY! What a FABULOUS giveaway!!
I have always wanted to play with TS Studio stuff but I don't shop over the net.

Kathy W said...

I love Pooh! Beautiful drawing, thanks for sharing.

Sharon Secor said...

So sweet and a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dots Dabbles said...

In reading your piece, you sounded a little like me...being there with the greats is one of the most awesome experiences and encourages sooo much growth. Better things are ahead for sure because you dare to challenge yourself. And do things that you never knew you could do...your create from the heart and that makes alll the difference. Thankyou!
Dot x

Micki said...

honey, i absolutely love you. you are my soul sister. and what cracks me up is the way you felt when joining the team is exactly how i felt. you are an amazing artist and an amazing writer. i love reading your posts because i always am inspired by your art and i always come away with a chuckle/laugh. like i told broni....this is not good-bye. love ya.

MaryJo Marshall said...

i love this and love Pooh Bear....this is just beautiful!

Dara Lynn said...

What a gracious and grateful heart! May the road continue to rise up and bring you all of your heart's desires!!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Winnie the Pooh is my absolute favorite! how special that you chose a quote from him to commemorate this hop! :)

Yelowflower said...

that quote works well with this, thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Love you picture - you can;t go wrong with the Pooh. We will miss the spectacular Eteam
Thanks for all the inspiration
Charlene Dahlberg

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Starla, you are indeed lucky, as are we all to have shared in this inspiration! I am not a huge Disney fan, but reading all the Disney quotes that the team has used made me re-evaluate my views on Disney. Lots of awesomeness there!

Carol E said...

Really cute picture and great quote, thanks for sharing

Lynda said...

Wonderful project. Love the quote and so perfect for the occasion.

Julie S. said...

Oh, this one brings tears to my eyes. What a wonderful adventure it's been. Best of luck to you.

Ruby Craft said...

Awwwwwh...So sweet.

Renee said...

Love this quote...thanks for sharing your talent wtih us.

Patti said...

OHHHHHHHHHHH, What a great way to say goodbye, I love it and TFS and a chance to win awesome give-a-ways

April Williams said...

So sweet. What a wonderful piece!

Sylvia said...

Starla, you are a real artist, love your Pooh and Piglet art piece and the quote is great as well! I know you will miss your team, but maybe something will come along that you will enjoy doing. Your metal work has been tremendous, I have enjoyed all your pieces! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Queen Mary said...

Love Pooh and Piglet walking into the sunrise -- new beginning, rather than sunset -- although that is the rest one needs before a new beginning! Anyway, this team has helped me try stuff I never would have tried!

Beachsidelynn said...

Awww. That quote is so appropriate. We're all lucky in so many ways.
Sorry to see E-Team go, but happy for Daisy.
Coming back to check out the metal ideas.

Lynn B. said...

Oh man, you made me tear up. What a beautiful tribute and wonderful picture. Pooh is my favorite!

Susan said...

So adorable and what an appropriate quote. Will miss the E-team hops.

Mary said...

Pooh Bear is one of my very favorite Disney characters, and you have captured the situation that the Ep team is going through right now--the quote is amazing!!!
Thanks so much for sharing all of your inspiring creations!!

Scrappin Thread said...

Love your Pooh and Piglet! What a beautiful quote to go with it.

Yvonne said...

wow love it!

Noreen said...

Wonderful, but sad, piece! I'm hoping to see more of your projects in the future.. and maybe sometime you all can have a reunion blog hop. Thanks for all you've shared.

Barb said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win such a neat prize on such a sad oscassion.

Jody Green said...

What an adorable piece - and so bittersweet. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

EmeralDQueen said...

Aaaaaaw love Winnie the Pooh, that is beautiful :)

Carol L said...

What a precious and sweet thought as you part ways with one another on this DT! I couldn't think of a more appropriate quote to add to this post, and like the other DT members, I wish you well in your future endeavors!

Dixieglitzie said...

What a PERFECT sentiment and lovely drawing. Sending you MUCH love....Really - lots and lots...this is my second time of trying to leave a comment...gotta love blogger right-lol.
This is one case that I really don't mind cause this team has been simply amazing. Best of everything to you as you step out and discover your next "great adventure" :)

Bast said...

Such a beautiful card and sentiment it brings tears to ones eyes. Thanx so much for sharing and for all of the inspiration it has been a great ride. All things must come to an end but then a new chapter begins :)

KimMJ
bast830@comast.net

michele said...

what an adapt quote, strolling into the sunset happy and a little bit sad

SusanK said...

Wow, you could illustrate children's books! What an appropriate drawing to attach to your choice of Disney quotes.

pennyd said...

It was wonderful to read about your crafting journey - I'm glad you had someone to give you a "shove"! I love the quote you chose - so appropriate.

Sue OConnell said...

The greatest risk of all is to risk nothing - and that is a boring life. this is not the end it is the begining of a new journey, a crossroads which you decide on which new path to take. I wish you well and thanks for inspiring us.

Glenda said...

I hate to see this end as much as you do! I always loved seeing what you created and love, love, love your metal work! Don't get bogged down...continue your journey!

CuddlyBunny said...

I've hopped along to each of the eTeam blogs and so arrive here, teary-eyed.

Such a beautiful piece you've created, and wonderful words you've written, we're all so glad that Daisy introduced us to her eTeam!

Andrene said...

Your drawing is beautiful and the quote you chose is perfect. Sad to see breakup of the E-team but everyones creativity and talent will let you excel even more on your own - kinda like the Beatles...lol.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

I will miss seeing the DT's creative projects. Farewell

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your Pooh and that is such a perfect quote today. I will really miss the EP hops but I have bookmarked your page so I can visit again.

Karen Stephenson said...

love your art work. It is hard when something you love changes. But, keep your head up and discover what is coming next.

Gladys R. said...

Love your drawing and quote.
Awesome give away package. Thanks
for the chance to win.

Kim C. said...

How very lucky indead to have such great friends. I am sure you will all be missed in our blogging hearts.

Linda Carson said...

Awesome drawing! We've all been lucky to have amazing creative teachers on this blog team!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Hope you will continue with your blog, as I love reading your musings (and sometimes, amusings!). I love your work with metal, and it inspired me to being to work with it myself. No where near your level of expertise, but it is so much fun.

Gonna miss EP....Really gonna miss the E-Team!

And your farewell project made me get a little misty....

Katy said...

Wow-this is so sweet. I love your drawing. Good byes are so tough. But good luck to everyone :) Good things to come!

Nadia said...

Absolutely love the Winnie the Pooh image you drew. Such a sweet and adorable image.

jengd said...

Simply put, beautifully done! I'll miss seeing the E-Team's work all together!

Jean McKenzie said...

Love your Pooh bear page - such great artwork and shading! SO sorry to read that EP is folding but the team can continue to show their gorgeous work!

Daisy said...

I love what you drew & colored. You are an artist!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, this is just fabulous!

Bonnie said...

The wisdom of Disney! Pooh has always been one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing the art.

Tarnished Rose said...

Wonderful piece. You are such a great artist!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Stephanie Rodgers said...

So sad.

Lizzie said...

love love love your project....fond farewell!!!

Pam said...

Love this!

Sherry said...

how pretty!!

Susan said...

Fabulous! You can never go wrong with Pooh and Piglet! So sad but hope to keep up with you all on blogger!
Thanks so much!
Sue

Alex said...

WOW- what a wonderful tribute to the team and Daisy you have penned. Your page and Pooh quote are a lovely closing.

Marianne H said...

Oh, so cute this is. Love it.

Marianne H said...

Oh, so cute this is. Love it.

bethann said...

what a touching qoute. my DH is fighting a horrible aggresive terminal cancer, this makes me cry.

betjunroe said...

Love your wonderful drawing and that quote says it all! Thanks for all the inspiration on the e-P blog hops. Bette

Cathy Y said...

Well, I hope this doesn't get posted twice. The first time, I ended up getting an error message. But I wanted to say that when I saw your page, I thought it was actually out of a book. It is lovely and perfect for the occasion. I think I'll go cry now. . .

Cheryl C said...

This is the last stop for me visiting all of the team's blogs and I have to tell you that the quote really put a squeeze on my heart. That alone nearly drew tears but your image ..... oh, my. So wonderful knowing your blog will still be here for me. Thankful for that.

Wanda H said...

Great job with the drawing!!!

Rea' said...

So awesome ( I like Pooh and Piglet), your quote is so "timely"!
So enjoyed your projects and your blog ... The E-Team will be missed but not forgotten. You've tuaght us a lot, encouraged and inspired us... thank you!

Marita said...

Wow, your quote pretty much sums it up! How lucky indeed. I can see why they chose you to round out their team! Oh, and what's now to luv about TSS metal!! Luv that stuff, too!

DWD said...

I have enjoyed these blog hops for a year or more now. I wish you all wonderful journey's from here. Thanks for sharing all your talents.

BethW said...

You guys are really tugging at my heart-this is perfect.Wishing all of you all the best that life has to offer.

McStamper said...

What a wonderful piece of art - and Pooh is my all time favorite. So sorry to see EP go. Thanks for all the great ideas you have given us.

Stefanie Staniak said...

You can never go wrong with Winnie The Pooh ! Love your drawing and the sentiment is so appropriate. I so glad that you got to experience working with Daisy, she is a wonderful person and friend. Keep blogging, your art work is wonderful.

Cindy Lou said...

Awesome giveaway, great Pooh page :) I am really going to miss this blog hop, you are all so very talented.

NGCARDS said...

This is absolutely gorgeous hun :) xxx

MaRyKaY said...

wow your drawing is awesome. loving your piece today.
I must say you guys are killing me with the goodbye's.
I feel like I am losing all you guys now. geez I wish I would have found you all earlier.
thanks for sharing and I am a follower of all yer all's blog's now.

sandyh50 said...

I love your drawing and the quote! So true! I will continue to visit your blog. Good luck to Daisy.

Janet L. said...

Love your illustration! I, too, will be sorry the E-Team is no more as I've so enjoyed the talents and techniques you gals have shown. I'm very interested in the metal work you mentioned and would love to win your goodies. Happy summer and I'll be back to check your blog for more inspirations.

Tona said...

LOve your project & the quote you chose.
I'm sad to see the e-team come to an end.

Sandydee said...

This just adorable. So cute.

nise said...

This is beautiful! You should illustrate a Pooh book. Thank You for choosing THIS quote. My sister lost a dear friend today and I am miles away. Now I know just the words to put on the card I'm making.

land of ahz said...

What a great blog hop, I really hate to see this team end! Keep inspiring all of us. big hugs candy

Debby said...

awesome blog and I'm a real pooh fan ... he said it well.

TracyM #6773 said...

Perfect sentiment and wonderful image Starla :)
Best wishes for the next step in your crafting adventures!!!

Susie Bentz said...

Will miss the team approach, but will be back for inspiration! Lovely illustration - I love Pooh, too!

TAM said...

Perfect piece of artwork for the end of an era.

mmup57 said...

Such a cute creation. Will miss the team but will continue to visit all the blogs!

artbyvic said...

Just perfect!

mary t said...

what a fitting quote!

Denise Bryant said...

I love the quote you chose! Very fitting! I have enjoyed many E-Team hops and postings... will continue to follow along each path and see what the future holds!
DeniseB