I've been avoiding my blog for days because I didn't want to face this post.
Today it becomes official. The sweet and amazingly talented Betsy Veldman has decided to step down from her position as a Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine Go-to Gal.
Yep. You can read the official announcement on the Paper Crafts Connection blog here.
I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to meet and work next to Betsy. Betsy is kind, sweet, well spoken, genuine, humble and out-of-this-world talented. Did I mention the girl is funny, too? Yep. She is funny!
Betsy taught me a lot about paper crafting. I might just admit, while she probably has no clue, a long time ago she introduced me to Berry Sorbet. Sigh. Perfect color. We might have even fought over a Berry Sorbet ink pad last Ed Board.
Betsy, I adore you and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. I'm not going to lie, I'm going to miss you but I completely support you in your decision and I am so happy for what I know the future holds for you.
Betsy, this card is for you. I'll pop it in the mail soon, I promise.
I poured my heart into this card and tried to incorporate a few things I've learned from Betsy over the years - from using patterned paper for layers to die cut borders.
Now be sure to head to the other Go-to Gals blogs because we're all saying a fond farewell to our dear Betsy.