Dec 27, 2012

A Bittersweet Farewell


Hello and happy Thursday to you!  I'm still in my post Christmas coma - you know, the mess is slowly disappearing and we're working on all of those left overs (tamales and green chili!) and we're starting to get back into our normal routine.

Today, Taylor has announced on the Taylored Expressions blog that I will be leaving the Baker's Dozen at the end of December.  It's such a bittersweet moment for me - I have loved this team from day one and I will miss working with each of them so much!  When I first started following Taylor's blog, she was selling ribbon and her handmade cards - and now she has this amazing company and has blessed me so much with her friendship.  She is so sweet and beautiful and I am very happy I was able to meet her and her amazing family while helping at several CHA conventions.

I remember how nervous I was to create cards for my first release as a Baker's Dozen member!  GASP!!  Here's a peek at one from March 2009 -


Hehe!  It's like looking back at baby pictures!  I love looking back to see how much my style has changed and stayed the same, and how I've improved on my coloring too! 

Here are some of my favorite cards over the years -





Taylor, thank you so much for giving me my very first DT gig - you are truly the most amazing woman and I have loved working with you and getting to know you over the past few years.  What an amazing experience and I will cherish it always. 



10 comments:

Mary J said...

Oh I will miss seeing your creations for them! These are such fabulous examples of the gorgossity you've created!

Debbie Carriere said...

Oh, bummer, Karen! I will miss seeing your TE creations, always amongst my faves!! Gorgeous array of cards!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

So, so sweet, Ms.Hee-don! I know your fans (like me) will miss seeing your sweet TE creations! Happy New Year. lovely!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are all so cute, I am going to miss your DT cards with the Taylors products.

Shea said...

What a lovely farewell blog post - loved seeing pics of past cards.

Alyssa S said...

So fun to take a little trip down memory lane! Can't wait to see what new developments will unfold for you :o)

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

I'm going to miss you so much Karen! It's been a delight to work on the same team with you! You are so kind and generous and of course, talented! Best wishes to you for a great 2013! See you in blog-land! XOXOXO

dpkennedy said...

What an adorable flashback! I'm sure they are going to miss you to bits! Have a very Happy New Year!

Taylor said...

Karen, it has been an absolute pleasure seeing your gorgeous creations throughout the years! So fun to see one of your very first TE cards! Thanks for letting TE be part of your creative journey. I will treasure the memories forever. :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love all of your fabulous TE creations, Karen! You will be missed! Hugs and Happy New Year to you!