December 27, 2012

A Farewell...

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

Today I have some news to share...after a WONDERFUL three years of being on the fabulous Baker's Dozen, the Taylored Expressions Design Team, I have decided to step down from my position.

Life has gotten exceedingly busier both at work, and with my family.  My Meredith, now in 1st grade, has more and more going on with both schoolwork and activities, and my Avery is a ball of energy at 2, so I have had to make the difficult decision to step down to make more time for my family.

I ADORE Taylor and Taylored Expressions, and I thought I'd share some of my favorite Taylored Expressions projects with you today (in no particular order).

I LOVE this Joy stamp from Wings of's one of my favorites!

Cuppie was the reason I fell in love with Taylored Expressions originally, and I love this card featuring quite a few Cuppies from Trick or Sweet II.

I LOVE this elephant from Life Is A Circus.  Isn't he so cute?

Boys Will Be Boys will probably always be my go to "guy" set.  It's awesome.

Friendship Blooms, and the coordinating Friendship Blooms Taylored Dies, make creating a card a snap!

I love to color these Oops A Daisy Flowers!

This card may just be my favorite Taylored Expressions card I ever created...this one features Yankee Doodle Homestead.

I fell in love with Discover Your Wings the second Taylor showed it to the team.  I still love it!

I remember when this Cuppie came out...Destination Seattle.  It was right when Eclipse was coming out...kismet I think (grin).

Branching Out was the first set I ever received as part of the Baker's Dozen...I love this set!

I LOVE this frame...I display it every year at Christmas!  This features Holiday Wonder.

A card with coffee...yep, that's SO me!  This card uses Let's Do Coffee!

Halloween. Cuppies.  These things make me happy.  Trick or Sweet is featured on this one.

I had to feature a Moka, and Moka Jane makes me say Giddy Up!

I hope you enjoyed a look at my favorite Taylored Expressions creations!!

This is certainly not goodbye to Taylored Expressions here on my blog...I have WAY to much TE Rubber and Taylored Dies to not give them some love!!!

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank my dear friend Taylor for a FABULOUS 3+ years of being on the Baker's Dozen!!  Even more wonderful than all the stamps and dies was making a friendship that will continue!!  Thanks ya!!!
Thanks SO much for stopping by!
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  1. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Jodi. I love your TE creations. Said to hear you are leaving... but I totally understand... besides... you are not totally leaving the crafting scene, right? Enjoy the rest of the Holiday Season.

  2. Aw, sorry to hear it Jodi, bet they are going to miss you big time! I understand the getting will be that way for a long time, but it's all good :) Hope you are enjoying your birthday and had a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Jodi, I will miss your additions to the TE DT, but I think you have your priorities in the right place! I'm a subscriber so I'll still get to see our art!

  4. Oh, Jodi, I am soooo sad!!! What a tough decision that must have been! I hear you though - it is tough to find a good balance :) What a gorgeous array of cards!!! I will miss seeing you on the Baker's Dozen. ((hugs))

  5. Hi Jodi! Your cards are SO Gorgeous, and they introduced me to TE stamps :) Really going to miss your TE Cards, but I understand how some things have to give when life gets busy. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas, and Best Wishes for the coming New Year!! Take care, {hugs}

  6. Jodi, I totally understand the busy life! Family always needs to come first :)
    I loved seeing your creations over the last several years and was lucky enough to serve with you on the Bakers Dozen! You are an AWESOME person and I wish you the best of luck!

    Hugs and happy belated birthday to you!

  7. You have such amazing talent! Seeing all these cards one after another just reiterates that! I am sure Taylor is bummed about losing you~

  8. loooove your work with these stamps! thanks for sharing all your fabulous creativity!

  9. Just coming up for some air and I read this. Poop! I think I'll crawl back into bed. Wahhhh! I can't imagine TE without Jodi girl! Totally understand friend. I was always in awe of how you managed it all. I'll still be stalking your blog. I told you this ages ago, but I hope to be you when I grow up! *wink*

  10. Lots of fabulous creations showing off your obvious talent Jodi! Goodbys are always rather bitter sweet but they also open avenues for new adventures which Im sure you will find ;)

  11. GORGEOUS walk through TE Memory Lane with you, my dear. You will definitely be missed on the Baker's Dozen, but heaven knows we can all empathize with the need to simplify!

  12. Hi Jodi,

    I just wanted to take a moment and tell you how much I admire your work. I looked forward to seeing what you created each month for TE. I will miss seeing you there, but will still follow on SCS and of course your blog. Enjoy your family, that is the the most important thing.

  13. Hi Jodi! WOW - just looking at all your cards you posted reminds me (again) how super talented and amazing you are! It was my pleasure to be on the same team with you. You have inspired me so much and I wish you all the best in your new endeavors. XOXOXO
    Happy New Year to you!

  14. The flowers with the buttons in the middle is my favorite! They are all so beauitful. That must have been a hard decision to make!!

  15. Jodi, it has been such an absolute pleasure being able to see your gorgeous creations each and every month! And add on top of that getting to know you and your beautiful family... I feel blessed! We'll certainly miss you around here! Keep in touch with pics of your growing girls!! :)

  16. What a gorgeous collection of cards, Jodi! You will definitely be missed on the TE team, both for your talent and your sweet personality. I completely "get" what you mean about life being busy and family coming first! Hugs and Happy New Year!


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