Thursday, October 1, 2009

hellos and goodbyes . . .

Say hello to a new month (I love October!) and a breath of nearly autumn-like weather here in florida (for a few days anyway!) . . .and a new monthly kit from Unity. . . .and finally a NEW card from me (using the new October kit!) . . . head over to Angela's blog to check out the whole kit!

And sadly, it is time to say goodbye as well . . .goodbye to Scenic Route - one my most FAVORITE paper companies, which is closing its doors. (I used Scenic Route paper on this card. . .sniff sniff.) I guess I better hoard what I have left!!!

It is also a day for another goodbye . . .today is my last day on the Unity Stamp Co. design team. I have enjoyed my time creating for Unity, and it has been so neat to be a part of a company just as it is starting out. But it's time for me to move on, and to spend some time focusing on my sweet little family . . .and perhaps trying to get some SLEEP!!! Please know, that I am not going to STOP stamping, or stop creating, or stop using Unity, or stop ANYTHING really . . .it will just be on a more laid back schedule, and will allow me to roll with life a little more unscheduled. I'm looking forward to a few short-term guest design spots I will be filling in the coming months, and I'm looking forward to diving into my stash of stamps that need some more attention!!! So, really and truly . . I'm not going anywhere!!!

And now, as it is October first, I can pull out the autumn decorations, pretend its REALLY chilly and pretend there are lovely red and orange leaves falling from the trees. I'm going to go get a new cinnamon broom - I LOVE those things, and its tradition - I always make myself wait until October 1st, and perhaps bake up a batch of pumpkin bread. Or pumpkin cookies. Or both.


  1. Fabulous!!! Will miss you.... Good luck!

  2. Laura, this card is gorgeous!! The rest of that other stuff, I am simply not going to touch because it makes me sad. I am gonna miss you, girly! smiles...

  3. What a pretty card - love the basic colour combination of black, white and red.

  4. oh, no! Laura, this makes me sad, BUT I know where to find you. Enjoy your new little one and your whole family, be at peace with your choices. HUGS to you. Oh, and what a fabulous card. love what you did girl!

  5. Love your card and the colors. Hope you get some sleep soon, but have fun with the little ones while they are little.

  6. You willbe missed Laura. But your Family comes first!

    And as long as your blog isn't going away we can find you and your talent!

    Love your card....Blessings to you and your Family!

  7. Nice card... You will be missed, blessing to you and yours...

  8. Oh so sad to see you go..but understand..enjoy those little ones. Awesome card..and will still watch for all your creations when you can create.

  9. what a lovely card! I am so glad you will continue to create!

  10. Love the card! Enjoy your family & keep creating! :-)

  11. CarrieAnne DeLoachOctober 2, 2009 at 1:26 PM


    I am a fan of your artwork, and am interested in providing you a free sample of my company's cardstock - prior to our November launch. I would love your feedback, but was having difficulty finding your email address.

    Warmest Regards,
    CarrieAnne DeLoach
    President, Couture Cardstock


You're so sweet to say HELLO! :)