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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Of thank you and NOT goodbye :)

This is bittersweet. :)

I've decided to step down from the design team at Studio Calico for personal reasons. So I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the outstanding support and love I've gotten throughout my time designing for SC.

Everyone. Yes. From April and Greg and little darling Claire, to the fabulous people at SC hq, to my awesome fellow team members and the most important, all of you, thank you, for everything. I wish the *somewhat* new SC team nothing but the best.

SC shaped me to become what I am now. I am my own person but I believe SC helped me develop my own style, one I think is really me. A little bit of fun, a little bit of sass, some stitching and a whole lot of heart.

Nothing much will change, really. I'm still me. I'll still be at the forum, for the members have become more than friends :) I'll still be creating and posting here and there, hoping to inspire at least one person out there. That is why this is not a goodbye. Creating is in me and I hope you'll come along for the journey :)

Source: etsy.com via Sasha on Pinterest



So what next?

Nothing. :) I'm dateline~less. Free. Un~attached. :) For now, I'm furiously stitching a fun alphabet sampler. I also have a layout on the side for when I'm sick of looking at the tiny holes on my linen. LOL.

I'll see you soon! :)

53 comments :

Sarah said...

Thanks for so much inspiration at SC, Sasha! I can't wait to see that sampler- I love your stitching on layouts or linen! xoxo!

brenda said...

We'll miss you Sasha! Best wishes to you!

Carla said...

awwww...I'm sure you had good reasons to step down. Sad to see you go. But you were my favorite designer on the team ;) you are inspirational now and forever :)
hugs!

Brenda Weaver said...

you were my favorite SC designer. I'm sad to see you go, but I'm glad you're following your heart and that you will still be creating. Your blog is among my top five favorites because I adore your style! I can't wait to see what you'll be sharing in the future.

Keshet said...

Sasha, I'll miss your gallery SO much! But you better keep hanging out!!

Ally said...

Good luck with whatever you decide to do! And that quote is fantastic!

Lisa said...

I've always been a huge fan of your work & I'm sad to see you leave SC.
Best of luck in the future!

Mami Doodles said...

I am sorry to see you go, I love your work, but I'll see you in the forum!!! HUGS!

Charity said...

You must always follow your heart....because without art your heart is just he. :)

nicole said...

sasha - just wanted to say that i really have enjoyed your monthly contributions to SC. you'll be missed. best of luck in all you do! =)

{s}crap happens! said...

Aw,it'll be sad not to see your DT work. Best wishes and see you around on the boards xx

Rebecca said...

Awww... I SO totally understand!! I had to do somewhat the same thing a while back, though totally not on the same level as you. Sometimes a deadline for being creative is a real impediment. I wish for you lots of creative time to do what YOU want to do!! :) ((hugs))

Mary Jo said...

Will miss your monthly designs in the dt gallery, but will still look forward to seeing you there on the boards! :)

Denise said...

I am going to miss your gallery, Sasha. ALWAYS so full of inspiration. But I know I will be seeing you around via Pinterest and Facebook, so this is not goodbye. No way!

Sherri said...

I am happy for you Sasha. Happy for the new chapter in your life, happy for the freedom saying 'no more' brings, happy for the new and wonderful things you're now able to open yourself up to. Sorry to not see your SC lovliness with every new realease...duh...yeah. But, more happy for you, than sad for me. You go girl, discover the new journey that's waiting for you! I'll be here to cheer you on along the way :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I know that with whatever you do next, it will be amazing! Sorry to see you step down... but I am sure it was for the best for you! {{{hugs}}} :):):):):):):):):):):)

Christa said...

I will truly, truly miss your work over at SC Sasha. So sad to see you go, but when you feel like it's time, then it's time. Hugs to you!

Anna Sigga said...

Girl you are an amazing scrapbooker and crafter - I will miss your SC creations but I sure hope you keep on wowing us either fabulous talent her on the blog!

Luv ya girlie! ;o)

Nitasha said...

Ok so I'm up from being off the ground having a tantrum! :( Just kidding but I did let out a big NOOOOOO!!!! I love your SC work and will miss seeing your gallery each month, but hey...totally understand personal life is personal life! Anywho, at least I will still be following your blog and see what creative fun you're up to! Best wishes, Sasha!

Leah said...

so very sad to see this! wishing all the best and hopefully we will still see you around the boards...and I will still be stalking your blog!

Amy Coose said...

Oh, I am so sad that you're leaving SC, but so happy that you're doing what's right for you and your fam! I will be expecting regular updates from you here, because you know I'll need my Sash fix. XOXO

Margrethe said...

Sorry to hear that, but I'm happy if you are happy! And I have to say, you are one of those I feel most connected to. All of the DT are really nice people, but there are some you talk to more than others, right? You're that person to me. You're so special and I know you'll stay true to that! :)

Sabr said...

Sasha I will so miss your colorful pages and gorgeous stitched designs! Hope the future brings nothing but the best for you!! xo

Jill said...

You'll definitely be missed in the SC gallery, but I'm happy to hear that you'll still be creating your lovely, lovely pages!

Sarah Webb said...

I am sorry to hear this! I've loved everything you've created! Thank you for the inspiration! I do plan on continuing my stalking ;)

Lexi said...

you are so creative--wishing nothing but the best in whatever you pursue!

Diana said...

oh I am sad
You're my favourite scrapbooker at SC.
:-(
But I will still look forward to your blogposts and your LOs.
xoxo

Melissa said...

Thank you for your time at SC! I always love looking at your blog and work, and that won't change. Best of luck!

Diane Payne said...

Sasha, you are so inspirational. I will miss your SC gallery so much! I'll be stalking your blog for inspiration in the future! Wishing you all the best!

Magdalena said...

Thank you so much for everything you have shared. I will miss you at Studio Calico more than you will know. I will keep checking in here on your blog and hope you are still here.

Michelle said...

I will miss your work! Hope to still see it on FB or in the SC gallery!

Kimber-Leigh said...

oh sasha! i will miss your inspiring work at SC...but glad that you'll still be around. you really have been a wonderful addition to the team!

theelfqueen said...

I can't wait to see what you do when your creativity is free to follow its own whim!

Ursula said...

I'll miss your work so much Sasha. But I understand that there are seasons. Love you girl!

Geralyn said...

Sasha, I'll miss seeing your work in the DT gallery. You are awesome! You always inspire me and your work is consistently phenomenal. I'm glad you'll stick around at the forum and I hope you continue to share your beautiful work. I'll be visiting your blog often :) Best wishes!

clippergirl said...

I just wanted to say I will miss your DT inspiration....I look forward to your work every month. Best wishes and HUGS!!!!!!!

Debbie said...

You have such wonderful style. I hope you'll continue to post up future pages!

JenniferSanborn said...

Sasha...I'm so sad! :( Don't be a stranger!!!

HUGS!

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

Sasha,
I am sorry I won't be seeing your work in the SC DT gallery each month, but I am happy to continue following you here as well as over at the SC site. Best wishes moving forward! :)

Loredana said...

Hi Sasha,
thank you so much because your creations have inspired me so much!
I love colorful layouts.Each of your pages has a little details that captures my eyes, so thank you very much!
Wishing all the best .
Love Lory

teacher jessy said...

Yeah you are one of my fav designer especially at SC! I am glad you still have your blog so I can still come and peek! All the best in your new chapter of life/ new adventure :) Thanks for all the awesome inspiration. I can't to see the next layout :)

Cin Cin said...

I was a bit sad to read this-your DT gallery is always one of the first I check on reaveal day at SC-I just adore your style. I am glad for you to have a bit of time to scrap for yourself, it's alot of fun when you just start playing with paper again and are free to pick anything you want. AND I can't wait to see your embroidery I hope you share it here!

Jennifer B. said...

Best wishes to you Sasha!!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

oh I am so sad, but happy that you will keep posting, I'll keep checking, love your scrap style, so clean and artsy, will miss you on the gallery each month!

Dulce Silva said...

I'll miss your inspiration, Sasha! But I will continue to came here, as usual. Best wishes!

sharon Ong said...

Aiyah....but then, you are still you and still as unique and inspirational my friend! :) Here's to a new balance!

Melonie said...

Thanks for all of the inspiration Sasha! For what it's worth I would follow you anywhere:) Can't wait to see your journey unfold. (((HUGS))) Girl!

Scalze Family said...

Sasha, I'm so glad it's not a goodbye, but yet you'll be missed. I love your work, and I still remember a video tutorial you did where we got to see a glimpse of your wonderful personality beyond the pages.

Linda Barber said...

I'm going to miss seeing your work every month. SO MUCH! But don't worry. I'll continue to stalk you here, in FB, etc. (Oops, I didn't mean stalk. More like follow closely. Hee hee.)

Donna said...

I am so saddened to hear this, Sasha. I'm going to miss you.

Christine said...

aww sweetie, that must have been a tough choice :( you are so right about the "lots of heart" though, that shines through on every single one of your pages. You can just tell how much you adore your family and how much they adore you. Big hugs to you Sasha, you will be missed so bad over at SC

beckyjune said...

Your work is so gorgeous- it will be missed at SC.

WillieburgScrapper said...

Oh NO! You are my favorite SC designer hands down!! I will miss your work so SO very much! Oh well- you still have your blog so I can follow along everything you do- please jump on another team so I can go there next. hugs!