Thursday, April 30, 2015

Goodbye to a great Team

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well. 

I have some news to share today.  I've made the difficult decision to leave Chocolate Baroque's Design Team.  I love their gorgeous stamps but I need to free up time for other activities along with exploring art and creativity.  

I would like to thank Glenda and Lesley for the wonderful opportunity and experience which has been great fun.  I would also like to thank our team leader, Judith for all her support and the rest of the talented DT ladies for their guidance and inspiration.   I've learned a lot and will treasure the friendships.  

I've assembled a small collage of some favorite designs from the past 2+ years 'working' on the team.  There are so many more, too many to share in one post.


And finally I would like to thank all of you for your visits, comments and support here at my blog.

I'll still be 'blogging' but most likely less than I have been.  If you don't 'see' me here or at your blog  it just means I'm spending time away from the computer.

Take good care
Shirleyx

40 comments:

  1. Oh Shirley, I will miss seeing your gorgeous Chocolate Baroque creations but can understand why you want to free up your time to do other things. Hopefully you will continue to share your creativity with us all here as you are such a clever arty lady. Take care. x

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  2. I too will miss seeing your wonderful artwork with Glenda's stamp, you showcased them so beautifully with your great eye for colour.

    But I totally understand where you are coming from, we all reach stages in our crafting journeys where we need to make tough decisions and explore other avenues.

    B x

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  3. I'm going to miss seeing your wonderful creations with CB stamps, but can relate to you wanting to slow things down a little and go down a different route regarding your artwork. I will look forward to seeing what wonders you create in the future.

    Sue xx

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  4. Wow, beautiful gallery of cards! Actually love all what you make. :)
    Chocolate Baroque will surely miss you.
    Yes I agree with everyone, at one point of creative journey, you need to take break ...to recharge again. Enjoy your time...I will surely wait for your next creation after that.

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  5. What a wonderful collage, Shirley. It must have been difficult deciding which Beauties to post. I remember the day you received your first package from Chocolate Baroque as a customer, and how excited you were when being accepted to the DT! They are so fortunate to have enjoyed your special artwork throughout the years, and so am I. I learned a lot from your techniques and styles, and so enjoy your incredible artistry! Many happy wishes for your new adventures, Shirley. hugs, de

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  6. We will miss you so much my friend, your eye for colour and design has been a pleasure to see in combination with the Chocolate Baroque designs. You have been a great ambassador for the DT and the challenge blog. The collage is a great example of your wonderful artwork. Enjoy your new adventures and creativity. Big hugs to you, Judith xx

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  7. Liebe Shirley...
    ich kann dich gut verstehen. Es war sicher nicht leicht, aber man muss immer wieder Prioritäten setzen im Leben.
    Ich werde dich und deine wunderbaren Kunstwerke von Baroque sehr vermissen.
    Aber du bleibst uns ja erhalten, und das freut mich sehr.
    Geniesse deine Zeit, denn sie ist kostbar.

    Umarmung von Sophie

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  8. I will miss seeing your wonderful creations with Chocolate Baroque. You are awesome! Best Wishes for where or what ...ever your journey takes you! :) All the best! Take care!

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  9. Going to miss your colourful creations. Hope maybe to see more photos of Archie on the blog. :) Enjoy your creative time. Hugs Anesha

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  10. It has been a real delight to get to see your beautiful creations dear Shirley.
    Your artistic touches are always inspiring.
    Two years is quite a long run.
    Enjoy your time away from the computer.
    I will look forward to "seeing" you when you do get a chance to post.
    Very best wishes always oxo

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  11. Wishing you all the very best in your endeavours, I've always been amazed by what you manage to do with the Dylusions sprays combined with CB stamps. Take care of yourself.
    Paula (PEP)

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  12. Wonderful display, and hope you will enoy whatever you are planning to do! Hugs, Valerie

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  13. Hi Shirley, wonderful selection of your signature colourful creations, truly stunning, I'm sure you will be greatly missed, good luck in your new ventures xx Zoe xx

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  14. They will miss you with your fantastic creations for sure - but I am curious and am looking forward to see new things from you..yeah!

    Gorgeous selection of your brilliant art!

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  15. Shirley, I know your colourful and creative contributions will be much missed by the DT. I really valued your friendship when I was part of the team. I know I have enjoyed being able to explore my creativity and I hope your new opportunities will be fulfilling for you. Change is always good to help us stay fresh. That is a lovely collage of your super work. I look forward to seeing your blog posts when they do pop up. Elaine xxx

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  16. I have loved your designs and the inspiration they give. Many thanks for making me feel welcome on the CB design team it was most appreciated. Take care and best wishes to you xx

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  17. Wishing you well on your journey. You have certainly inspired me.....and certainly introduced me to a truly wonderful range of Stamps which I love. Good luck in all you choose to do...x

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  18. Such a beautiful sets of your work. Sometimes it's time for something new. Or a time out.
    I can understand. I enjoyed your blogpost and wil still follow you on your next journey. Take care Anneke

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  19. Have a great time with whatever you decide to do.
    I hope you continue to make art and blog about it, but I hear what you say about wanting to spend less time on the computer. I've always enjoyed seeing your beautiful cards, as you know.

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  20. Wishing you a safe flight in a new direction, Shirley.
    I realy enjoyed the things you have been showing on your blog, but also looking forward to see, now and than, all the new things you're working on.
    Love xx
    Gery

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  21. Wishing you happiness down your new path. I will miss your work with CB. You are such an inspiration.

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  22. What a lot of inspiration did you provide us with during all this time! I can understand that you want to explore new directions and I am sure I will enjoy the creations here just as much! Big hugs, Gerrina

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  23. You will be missed terribly by CB, Shirley, but it's good to listen to those inner voices who guide us creatively! I wish you all the best! I hope you and I will continue to keep in touch via emails! Big hugs!! Darnell

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  24. Oh Shirley I am sure you will be missed, by both CB and us too.... Your pieces were always so inspiring! I wish you all the very best for your new adventures and look forward to when you will blog! The collage above just shows what amazing talent you have, it's a wonderful reminder of all your gorgeous work!

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  25. I've always enjoyed looking at your beautiful CB cards, you are going to be greatly missed on the team I'm sure! Good luck with your new crafty adventures, looking forward to seeing what you make in future, whatever it is it will be fabulous!! Big hug xxxxx

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  26. I will miss so much your wonderful creations so inspiring. I wish you much happiness with your new adventure. Beautiful selection of your designs! Best wishes and take care, Shirley!!!
    Hugs, Mar

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  27. What a beautiful revue of your amazing CB cards Shirley , I really love them !!! But I stay following you on your blog and I'm sure you will make olso other beautifull cards!!

    Have a great weekend!!

    Maria

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  28. Dear Shirley,
    I understand very well that you want to spend less time on the computer and more time with art or with whatever you decide to do.
    I love your creations and will visit your blog as always if you show a new art work.
    I wish you a happy day, today we have holiday :-)
    BIg hugs and warm embrace,
    Anja

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  29. So sad Shirley but we all move on to new things and something has to give. So glad you will still be blogging.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  30. Shirley, you've made beautiful creations with Chocolate Baroque's lovely collection of images! I've enjoyed seeing them during your time on their team :)

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  31. Brave decision, follow your (h)art!!

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  32. Such stunning creations Shirley and I was so glad to find your blog because I love the things you make. Look forward to still seeing you around and what you get up to next! lots of huggles Sue xxx

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  33. You made some beautiful creations, they will miss you!
    Groetjes Karin x

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  34. That must have been a tough decision to leave a team that has obviously inspired you so beautifully! I'll be watching for your future endeavours...best of luck.

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  35. You've made beautiful creations voor CB, and they surely will miss you. But I understand, that you want some "free" time, to do other things. I'll keep on following you, to see your "new" work ! Take care and all the best ! Enny

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  36. Shirley, I am sure you will be missed by CB. I love your creations. I will visit your blog as always and I hope to see new work with different stamps and as always beautiful cards. Greetings Janny

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  37. Wonderful collection of your cards! I really understand your decision but I´m looking forward of your following artwork!
    Hugs, Annette

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  38. Just catching up on all my blog reading. I love your creations but can understand the need to not spend so much time on the computer! Thank you for your comment on my latest post, I'm really missing not being able to make stuff, but the craft room is now nearly empty and the decorating starts this week, so not too long before I'm back in there! Looking forward to seeing your future creations, even if you are not blogging so often! :D

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  39. I will mist their images, but glad I can still enjoy your art, Shirley, I have been doing time away from the computer too. LOLOL at least for a while!

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  40. You will really be missed, Shirley! You've made CB images come to life! I sure understand the difficulty with figuring out how to prioritize & not miss what matters in life.

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