Last Call & No Regrets + My Designer History

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  1. sm_amber

    sm_amber I learn from the best..

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    Here we are. This is it. The big day. The last page of the final chapter.

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    Friends, I am so deeply humbled by the overwhelming support you've shown me these past 4 years at the Pad and even years prior to that for some of you.. I've been sharing some highlights on social media - including a flashback to my very first kit design- and it has been an absolute joy to reminisce with you. The friendships I've made and the lessons I've learned are irreplaceable, and when it comes down to it, that's what matters most. I am so honored to have been a small part of the digital scrapbooking community, and it will always be home to me.

    Now, I ask you to oblige me one last time as I take a little walk down memory lane.. Because I'm a bit of a freak who loves charts (There's a Chart for That!) I made a timeline of my designing career thus far.. Take a peek (click to enlarge)..

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    As I look over the last ten years in this succinct format, the journey I've experienced is truly amazing. It's been such a blessing in my life as a creative, but also as a human being. The scrapbooking community is full to the brim with the most supportive, loving and inspiring people out there. It's safe to say I have been impacted by so many of you far greater than I could ever have done in return.

    Thank you for sharing. Thank you for loving. And as always, happy scrapping...
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    Doors close on my store at 11:59pm eastern tonight.
    No regrets. ♥
     
  2. EHStudios

    EHStudios I am more clever than I think

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    That's so cool to see like this! <3

    Wishing you all the best Amber!!! You'll definitely be missed as a designer here!!!!
     
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  3. GlazeFamily3

    GlazeFamily3 Peeking in everyone's windows ...

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    I am going to miss your designs for sure, but best of luck in your future endeavors!

    Also, I am such a chart person too and that timeline was really neat!
     
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  4. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns It's a great day to have a great day!

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    Best of luck to whatever you do in the future, Amber. I love your chart, too!
     
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  5. lmccandless

    lmccandless The Force is strong with this one. Boss of the Applesauce

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    Love you lots! Thanks for a decade of beautiful designs and friendship! ❤️
     
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  6. Karen

    Karen My Christmas Wish came TRUE!

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    I saw this chart in your newsletter today and thought it was such a cool way to show your design accomplishments so far!
     
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  7. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe Boo-yah to the teenagers!

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    The visual chart is a beautiful walk down memory lane. Will miss your digi designs so much Amber - I remember when you got that first PL spot - and you've just been on fire since! Love, hugs, success and happiness to you! :beat
     
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  8. michelepixels

    michelepixels Perfectly happy smack in the middle

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    A chart like that is something a memory keeper would do! Awesome!
     
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  9. dagi

    dagi Aiming high

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    that is very impressive Amber! :heartlub I wish you all the luck and success in whatever you do from now on!!
     
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  10. Iowan

    Iowan Can I speed walk with the scissors?

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    Great visual of your digital journey. Best of luck to you.
     
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  11. carrie1977

    carrie1977 Dreaming of coffee and a book on the beach!

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    Seriously impressive to see how you've grown as a designer over the years. I just know that you are going to have continued success! :bk
     
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  12. Sokee

    Sokee What we do in life echoes in eternity

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    Your designs will be missed, enjoy your next phase of creative ventures, whatever that may be!
     
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  13. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife I am anything but low budget. You can't afford me

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    The next stage is always a new challenge and you will succeed! Enjoy the ride!
     
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  14. rdjrneace

    rdjrneace Well-Known Member

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    Can you provide any details on your future endeavors?
     
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  15. umyesh

    umyesh Swooning for warm bread & butter

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    I have had There's A Chart for That in my wishlist forever so I had to grab it. I love your designing chart; so amazing to see all that you've done in ten years! Wishing you the very best in your future.
     
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  16. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    Oh Amber, I've enjoyed your FB walk down memory lane and countdown - your chart is so pretty and awesome and is a memory lane of stores that have come and gone as well, some of which i remember fondly, as has been the nature in this industry - i'm sure when you miss us and wnat to come home or visit, we'll still be here though! Good luck wherever you are headed and i hope you enjoy the adventure!
     
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  17. yellowpeep

    yellowpeep Spaaaarrrrrkkkleeeee

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    It has been an honor scrapping with your beautiful designs. You will be missed. I'm so glad you have no regrets. xo
     
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  18. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic my house is protected by killer dust bunnies

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    I absolutely adore your chart and I am looking forward to see where the journey takes you from here! You will surely be missed!!
     
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  19. mollyscraps

    mollyscraps Feeding everyone's sweet tooth

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    Amber seeing your timeline brings back so many memories. Best wishes for your future endeavors!
     
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  20. sm_amber

    sm_amber I learn from the best..

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    Thanks, everyone!! :heartlub I think it also goes to show what a special community we have here at the Pad.. I've clearly been around the block a time or two, and TLP has been the best home for me, and continues to be home to the most talented and innovative designers in the industry. :grouphug

    @rdjrneace I'll still be designing, but my focus will be primarily on physical products and the broader surface pattern design industry as a whole. ;)
     

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