Saturday, May 5, 2012

Say good-bye, say good-bye...All the world is a stage, and everyone has their part...

Note: If you're here The Twinery & Clearsnap product showcase, you can find my post HERE

Happy Cinco de Mayo, y'all! Welcome to the May Diva Inspirations Hop! If you've come here by way of Julee's Blog, you're right on track. If you've joined the party in progress, make sure you check the Verve Blog for the complete list of Divas playing along today so you can see all the Verve Goodness for yourself, and possibly win some free stamps! Sound good? Oh, and this post is long, so just in case you get distracted, Sony is your next stop for today, and I'm sure she has something amazing for you!

As my post title suggests, all good things come to an end. This will be my last hop as a Verve Diva. Life has changed so much for me over the last two years, and I am scaling back a bunch on my other obligations so I can focus on myself and my family. This is by no means goodbye...I will always be a Verve Fan and cheerleader. It's just time, ya know? My boys are growing up so fast, and they deserve every ounce of attention I have to spare!

Instead of showcasing one project today, I looked through my Verve posts over the last 5 years and have compiled a list of my very favorites for you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed looking through them. I don't know how to make those fancy clickable tables, so I've numbered the projects and listed them with the links to their original posts below the photo. Enjoy!












As I look through these, yes, it may seem like just bits of ink and paper, but each and every project has a story. Some are funny, some are sad, and some are painful. But each is a piece of me. I guess that's what art is, huh? Perhaps soon I'll come back and tell a few of them.

Thanks so much to all of you for sharing this journey with me. I have made some amazing and lifelong friends along the way. I hope you'll continue to visit my blog. I may not post as often, but I'll still be here! I'm so thankful to Julee for being an amazing friend and allowing me to be on this fun ride with her. This is what started it all, my friends!

Have a fabulous weekend!


38 comments:

Lisa Lynn said...

Wow- what a wonderful display of projects!

StampAcademy said...

Hi, Shannan!

Thanks so much for all of the beautiful samples! Your work is really gorgeous! You will be sorely missed!

As a mom with kids who are now in college, hang on to those babies! They grow up sooooo fast!

Thanks again!

rlovew said...

Wonderful projects- thanks for sharing your memories and good luck with your family time and taking more time for it.

craftymom205 said...

Great projects.

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Nicole said...

What a fun compilation of inspiration! (Try saying that five times fast!). Love all the peeks into your past creations. Thanks!

Susie said...

Sad to see you go, but it's completely understandable at times in life when you need to re-prioritize so you don't miss out on your kids growing up:-) Enjoy the break away. Your talent will be missed!

scrappingnana said...

OMG, love all the Verve delicious. This is a great idea to showcase them. Love them all. TFS

Marisa said...

We'll miss you Shannan, but I"m proud of you for putting your family first. Kids grow up soooo quickly, it's scarey!! Lovely array of cards and a fun walk down memory lane - thanks for sharing :)

Eileen Ng said...

Nice compilation of cards! They're all so pretty! Best wishes on everything!

jan farnworth said...

wonderful collection of cards.

Pinkscrapper99 said...

I love your Praise God card! Although it was hard to choose just one of your projects!

Cyndi said...

Love all your projects! All so creative!

Christine said...

What an amazing collection of art work, and I am sure of life's many splendored things! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Well, my love. I totally understand where you are at. I know this decision was hard for you -been there myself. I know how much you love Verve, it really is sad to say goodbye. But, this is a good next step and I am with ya all the way. Big hugs to you!!

Joni said...

a lot of beautiful work and i hope you enjoy your next journey!

Wanda Cullen said...

Shannon, you'll be missed as a diva and I wish you nothing but the best as your focus shifts in another direction! Loved going down memory lane and seeing your wonderful creations!

KanataNewf said...

Sad to see you leaving as one of the divas! Your creations have always been inspiring.

Debbie said...

Beautiful projects!

BoPeepRN said...

Love your use of this twine.

Bashful said...

Enjoyed Your Work! Beautiful Cards! You will be missed! Thanks for all your Inspiration!

Linda Callahan said...

Your work is just wonderful - and I totally agree - it may be just paper but it is a piece of you. Enjoy those boys!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful! Love them all!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! What a fabulous body of work! You're a true diva!

Tammy said...

Shannan!!! What an uber idea to post past project with Verve:) I'm relatively new to the uber awesome Verve Stamps and it was such a blessing to take a gander and experience some of their past stamps---especially through the gifts that the Lord has given you:) I truly enjoyed this:) my favorite is praise God:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Tammy said...

The Lord will so bless you and your family for scaling down to spend more time with them---it will be time well spent, for sure:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Jan Garber said...

It was so much fun going through your projects! Your submissions will surely be missed by the Verve team and by those of us who look forward to the hops and inspiration on the blog! Best wishes on your pursuits!

Moira said...

You will be missed! I enjoyed the card projects you shared again with us and wish you joy and wonderful memories with your family. Who can hold it against you for scaling back because of them! Blessings!

Karen Linarez said...

I love so many of your projects. I can tell what colors are your favorites and they are lovely...I especially love the color schemes you use.

BeccyH said...

Always fun and inspiring to see what you're up to. You'll be missed

Mary-Anne V said...

Shannan, All the best in the future..your creations are always beautiful and I will miss seeing them so often but family comes first.

Sue D said...

Nice selection of your past projects!

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

And your work ALWAYS inspires me! Gorgeous!

Ravengirl said...

What a gorgeous Verve showcase! Best of luck to you!

bjmartin said...

It was fun looking at all your projects! Wow! Enjoy the time with your family - time passes so fast

Heather said...

Wow! Love all the projects you chose to showcase, but my favorite is definitely the card with the "I Don't want to live without you" sentiment. I love it all: the layout the colors and of course the sentiment. Goodbye and good luck with enjoying those boys.

bjmartin said...

Thanks for sharing all your creations! Enjoy every day with your family,

Lisa Rea said...

Where should one start to say how fab you are! Have admired your Verve creations for some time. Keep up the great work!


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Wendy said...

WOW- what a fabulous collection of your creations!

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