Friday, August 15, 2014

A fond farewell!!! Sniffle!

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.  


~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous!

VanessaB said...


Betsy V said...

Heather, Heather, Heather! It has been MY pleasure spending the last two years as a Go-to Gal with you. You are fun, full of life, and just a beautiful person. And you make beautiful things. The little baby card I made with your adorable stamps while we were at ed board is still one of my favorites. Keep on designing and inspiring us all...and don't be a stranger, you know where to find me. And oh, yeah....Berry Sorbet all the way!!!! Best. Color. Ever. :-)

Mendi Yoshikawa said...

Such a beautiful card for a wonderful lady! I hope Betsy will continue to submit her work to the magazines for all of us to enjoy. ;)

Lalo said...

Gorgeous flower cards! Betsy is awesome inspiration!

Celeste Goff said...

What a gorgeous card! Betsy will be missed!

Miriam Prantner said...

I'm sniffling too. But this card is so pretty! Gorgeous stamping of the flowers and I love the black and white striped paper!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Heather, I love your card! So pretty!! We all will missed Betsy. She's so talented & sweet.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous card and what a lovely tribute to Betsy!