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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Goodbye SC

  • There is no easy way to say this. November 22nd was the day that I found out that my contract with Studio Calico wasn't being renewed. I've had 4 great years with SC. Maybe it's just time, you know? Maybe my style is no longer a good fit for the team. There's a million maybes and I'm really fine with all of it. I understand SC is a company, and they need to do what is best for them - doesn't make this any less hard.
  • Am I sad? Of course - I'm only human. But I have no regrets - I put a lot of heart into my pages and I have given my best - for that I'm proud. I've had nothing but amazing experience working with them. I can't wait to see the new faces of Studio Calico and I wish them all the best! :)
  • Let's take a walk down memory lane - some of my favorite layouts done with Studio Calico kits. 
notnothings

wonderfuldays

nextyear&forever

to the moon and back

calm sea

right here

hello

capture

something good

a-z

hello sunday

a moment captured

my#1
  • Thank you Studio Calico for wonderful, wonderful years. As for me, I believe that, in life. . . 
Image credit : whippedStyle.com
xoxo

63 comments :

Marina said...

You will be missed, but please don't stop creating. I will continue to follow your work, as I'm sure many others will.
Marina

kym said...

So sorry to hear and very disappointed by their choice. Not only have you've been an inspiration to me but to countless others. Just remember, when one door closes another opens.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwww that makes me sad...you have always rocked the SC!!! I am sure they will miss you!

Jacki said...

Wow Sasha - I have to say that I was shocked that you were one of the DT leaving SC. I'm not happy either! I love your beautiful work and have always been so inspired by it...and you! Please keep sharing yourself & your work here so your little minions can still enjoy :)

Rebecca Lovell said...

Oh, no! Not again! In all honesty, yours are the most pinned layouts I see, and I think SC is really losing a big, big piece of the team losing you! I am so proud of all that you have done!!! Love you, girl!!

Lisa Adair said...

This makes me sad, and as it was said above, when one door closes, another opens! No matter where you are, I hope you continue posting your work on your blog, because I NEED to keep seeing it!

Leah said...

you are so amazing! I am sure great things are waiting for you (and I will be still be stalking you wherever you go):)

Zarah said...

I don't understand their decision as you kind of EMBODY SC to me. Your witty, fun, colourful, unique and gorgeous LOs made me come back to look.
I'm sure they have a reason but I'm also pretty sure they'll regret it.
I'll still be here admiring your work.
Love, always!

Shay said...

devastated and I will miss your amazing work. you have always been a favorite of mind, and I will miss not only your gallery, put your kindness & support in the community. I KNOW the future will bring you amazing things and I'll look forward to seeing it! xoxo

Keshet said...

You've done beautiful work with SC, and I look forward to keeping up with you here on the blog!

Flo said...

I'm shocked! You have always been one of my fave designers at SC. I think your gallery is always the one I look at first.
But I'm sure other doors will open for you - you're such a sweet person and an amazing designer!

april foster said...

love you girl

Meghann said...

You have been so inspiring, Sasha! Thank you for sharing your heart on each & every page!

young said...

What a bummer! Thanks for all your sharing - look forward to all your future creations!

ArlaMo said...

Bad move. Seriously bad move on SC's part. You are hands down, one of the best page designers on the planet! I pin and favorite almost every page you make and they are my most repinned pins.

You rock, Sasha and your pages are fabulous. Thanks for all the inspiration and I hope you keep creating and sharing!

BKB said...

I am so disappointed to hear you are leaving. Sometimes I just don't understand what's going on over there.

Emily Adams said...

I love your work! And although you're sad, just believe that good things are out there for you. This is an opportunity to do something new!

mk said...

Wow. I'm still shocked about this. Keep creating. So many more opportunities. I love your work and will continue to follow.

Alexandra Boehnke said...

Your pages are so beautiful and I love your style. I can't understand the decision... I will really miss you at SC. Don't be so sad - we will follow your creativity on your blog!!! Hugs to you! Alex

Marisa G said...

Your layouts are always in my favorites! Love the watercolor and amazing stitching you have done on so many layouts. I'll continue following your blog, but will miss seeing your designs with the SC kits.

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I'm so sad to hear this news. Yours is one of the first galleries I check out. Every single month. I sure hope this won't be the end of your creativity - I'm certain it won't. After all, business is just business, but scrapbooking is memories recorded.
xx

Wrightboysmum said...

Good luck and I'm sorry to see you go. You were one of the few I looked at every month and was inspired by. I hope you keep sharing on your blog.

Lacey Weeks said...

Well that's just crazy sauce to me! Your work is awesome and just so inspiring. I will me you at SC but I'll follow you here on the blog. Lots of hugs!!

Magdalena said...

I will be so sad to see you go. You are amazing!

Marti Richards said...

:( You have been a favorite of mine since forever! I love how your pour your heart out onto your projects and love all of the details- my love for handstitching on my pages was discovered because of you! You are a rock star and I will be continuing to follow your blog.

Donna said...

You are one classy lady, Sash. Will always love your pages.

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

What? I don't understand how that's even possible! This makes me really sad, and have every single piece of work you've done. Definitely thrilled when you made the team and have been a constant source of inspiration. Please know that you are loved and don't stop creating. *hugs*

lil gik said...

So sorry that you won't be creating with SC, but I am certain there are other opportunities out there if you so choose. You are a beautiful person inside and out and such a source of great inspiration!

sillypea said...

Wow.If you aren't in their top picks, then I have to think SC is moving away from my tastes as well. Please keep creating - your beautiful thoughtful pages are something truly special that so many of us cherish - love, love, love your work and think they made a bad decision.

Funky Finds said...

I am so sad to hear this. You inspired so many of my projects! Love your style...I look forward to following your work via your blog.

Kelly said...

okay, so, i have tears in my eyes now from looking at your beautiful pages. i just can't imagine sc without your amazing kindness, grace and talent. it truly will not be the same without you.

Beth Ann said...

Oh sweet Sasha - I will miss you at SC.... but I will follow you here to your blog. Your pages are so full of your heart....sending you hugs and much love across the miles.

Stephanie Hart said...

Oh Sasha! I'm so sad about this, and very disappointed with SC's decision!!!

Your work is amazing, and I will always follow your blog and galleries!

I'm looking forward to seeing what the next chapter will bring for you
xo

kathleen said...

SO incredibly sad to hear this, Sasha! SC is CRAZY to let you go!!!!!!

Nina Stenzel said...

I was so happy to see you returning to SC, but now you are leaving for the second time. That can´t be true. I will really miss your layouts. Your gallery was always the first I looked at. That was a really bad decision of SC. But I´ll stalk your blog and hope to see more of your very great layouts!

Heathyr said...

Sasha, never let anyone make you feel like you're not good enough or that you're not creating lasting memories through your beautiful pages!

I feel like there is a lot I want to say about your post right now, but the thought I can't seem to rattle is that I just DON'T. GET. IT. You are FAR and AWAY the most talented designer on the entire Studio Calico team. I know that art and the opinion of it is subjective, but my gosh...

It's really too bad because your gallery was one of the reasons I was still visiting Studio Calico.

Anyways, I hope what you takeaway from my comment is that you're extremely AMAZING and INSPIRING. Your pages have had my jaw dropping for years and I am so disappointed that you will no longer be working with the monthly kits. You will be seriously, seriously missed.

xoxoxoxo.

heathyr

caroline hancock said...

You know what i think about you girl, I am so so so shocked at this. Looking forward to your next endevour though :)

Joy said...

Well you know how I feel about you, you are so super talented my friend and they have lost someone that has so much to offer, I know that bigger and better things will come your way, love you girl

Laura C said...

Sasha, I love your work and am sad you'll no longer be in the SC gallery. But I feel sure that your talent and heart will be rewarded in other venues very soon. Best wishes and thanks so much for all of the inspiration! :)

Marcia said...

Disappointment plus ... I've loved looking at your work from afar. Please don't stop scrapping and sharing, you are an awesome talent and inspiration!

Linda E said...

You will be missed. You have been a source of inspiration and eye candy every since I found your blog through SC. Sadly, most of my favorite SC designers will not be coming back next year but I will keep visiting your blot and look forward to seeing what you create in the future.

Diane Payne said...

You are amazing...I always looked forward to seeing your gallery each month. I hope you will keep sharing your talents with us here on your blog. Hugs, my friend!

Kelly said...

You will be missed Sasha. But bigger and better things await. You are amazing xxxx

Vera Blaz said...

Sasha, will miss your sneaks and your galleries. I'll be stalking your blog in hopes that you will continue creating.

rhonda nickol said...

Was very sad to see this news,I love your work and your presence on the boards,I will be here to follow your blog.

Michelle*GB said...

Sad news! I always looked forward to your layouts on reveal. I hope that the future holds wonderful new opportunities for you.

clippergirl said...

Looking at all these layout just made me tear up....I will miss seeing your work each month and you, on the boards at SC....and so I am raising my glass to you.....here's to new and bigger things....can't wait to see whats in store for the great Sasha! Hugs my friend:)

Amy Stuart said...

Well I am really disappointed. I can't believe someone with your talent and heart has been let go. I will miss you sweet Sasha, please keep creating and sharing, so many of us love you!

Amy Stuart said...

Not happy to see you we're let go. You have amazing talent and heart. Please keep creating and sharing.

Anonymous said...

Very shocking news!
You will be missed!
I'm going to follow you here so please keep sharing your beautiful pages!
Linda

Jill said...

I am shocked that your contract wasn't renewed, especially because your layouts are the ones that I gravitate toward every month in the gallery. You NEVER (ever) disappoint. You are INCREDIBLE.

Denise said...

Sasha I am so surprised to hear this.
I always love your layouts the most.
I was just speaking to someone about your work and commenting how brilliant and unique your designs are. Each layout looks so different and yet it is truly your style.
When I think of SC I always think of your work.
I know you are disappointed but do not be discouraged friend. You are amazingly talented. Something wonderful will turn up!

Denise said...

Sasha I am so surprised to hear this.
I always love your layouts the most.
I was just speaking to someone about your work and commenting how brilliant and unique your designs are. Each layout looks so different and yet it is truly your style.
When I think of SC I always think of your work.
I know you are disappointed but do not be discouraged friend. You are amazingly talented. Something wonderful will turn up!

Denise said...

Sasha I am so surprised to hear this.
I always love your layouts the most.
I was just speaking to someone about your work and commenting how brilliant and unique your designs are. Each layout looks so different and yet it is truly your style.
When I think of SC I always think of your work.
I know you are disappointed but do not be discouraged friend. You are amazingly talented. Something wonderful will turn up!

Denise said...

Sasha I am so surprised to hear this.
I always love your layouts the most.
I was just speaking to someone about your work and commenting how brilliant and unique your designs are. Each layout looks so different and yet it is truly your style.
When I think of SC I always think of your work.
I know you are disappointed but do not be discouraged friend. You are amazingly talented. Something wonderful will turn up!

Bel said...

Wow, looking at your layouts here, I can honestly say I LOVE your work! I wish I could create like that! You will be missed. But keep creating, keep shining, and I think I may very well bookmark your blog and will be making return visits. :)

Linda Jordan said...

You are one of my favorites so I'm really surprised you won't be continuing. There are a few people whose spreads puzzled me, but you were one of the short list that I looked to for inspiration any month. I will still follow your blog though and I know you will keep inspiring people through your amazing creations!

Suz said...

Sasha!! I am so very sad that you will no longer be with SC but am really happy knowing your talent and cray cray mad stitching skills will still be shared with the world!! So excited for your future scrapping endeavors!! Eeee!! :)

Danielle said...

I am shocked as well, Sasha! You were definitely one of my very favorites, and I hope you'll continue to create. Just love everything you make...you brought color to my world! :) Amazing work always!

Michelle Hernandez said...

I prolly already said something here but I was shocked too- I literally only check 3 galleries at SC anymore and yours is always número uno. Whatevs! Onto bigger, better things! I love your style, your warm blog persona and your awesome posts on FB- so obviously I'm a stalker and won't miss a thing no matter who you design for. Evil grin.

Marie-Pierre Capistran said...

Sasha, you are one of my favorite designers, your pages are ALWAYS so vibrant, creative, original. I can tell it's one of your pages on Pinterest even without seeing your name. If I'm struck by a page, it's yours! For sure you shouldn't think that your style isn't good enough anymore. Something bigger is coming for you! I hope so! And one last thing: please keep creating!! Thanks for all the fabulous inspiration!!!

Dannielle Brown said...

You are by far my FAVORITE scrapbook designer of all time! I will continue to follow your blog & look forward to more of your BEAUTIFUL layouts!!!!

Anonymous said...

I was looking for your layouts for January, and realized you weren't there. I immediately had to check your blog. It has taken me a while to get to this post as I was reading and adoring your beautiful layouts. I am so glad to see that you are still creating for Crate Paper. You have an amazing gift. Thanks for all the inspiration!