Monday, June 18

Time To Say Goodbye!

Oh yes people ... today will be my very last post for Simon Says Stamp and Show. I have loved every moment of my time with the Amazing Heidi ... the little chocolate chip cookie that is Steph and the rest of the wonderful team at the Simon Says Stamp store. I have loved every minute of working alongside a truly talented group of Simon Says Stamp and Show DT members ... past and present ... and I thank them all very very much for putting up with me... but now ... it is time for me to start a whole new journey!
So without further ado ... the theme this week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is A Bit of Brown!
My last submission is a screen covered in delicious Paper Artsy Daisies. Of course I used lots of Lord Tim of Holtz products ... you know Tim ... the man that invented Motown in Hitsville ... USA while walking a tightrope across Victoria Falls with just a Blending Tool and a Waterbrush! Of course the challenges over at Simon Says Stamp and Show will continue without me ... wait til you see who is now in charge ... she is like UBER talented ... I just know you are all going to LOVE her! Don't forget to join in with your bit of brown ... you could win a $50 Shopping Spree at the amazing online store that is Simon Says Stamp.
So ... who wants to know what I am doing next??? ... well ... I am hanging up my blending tools for a short time to become a pub landlady! Oh yes people ... John and I have bought a traditional english pub and we hope to be moving very soon!
I will of course continue to blog and craft as much as I can so ...
Have a great week ... and ...
Laters!

60 comments:

kath said...

bit of a shocker when I logged on this morning sweetie...but hey a whole new adventure awaits you and you will be brill as a pub landlady...just don't leave us without some crafty inspiration for too long...wishing you all you wish for yourself and more...big hugs kath xxx

jill said...

Beautiful screen & love the colour.
Wishing you luck with your new business venture .

Gabrielle said...

Oh gosh how exciting to be starting a whole new adventure! Huge thanks for being our esteemed SSSS leader and we'll miss you lots! Much love and luck for your pub and don't be a stranger with your art xxx

Marijke said...

fabulous screen and good luck with being a pub landlady

Helen said...

Wow what a shock! Good luck with the pub - you'll have to tell us where and we'll all come visit...lol!! The screen is gorgeous (of course!) and I hope you get time to create still....

Sheilagh said...

OMG there's a shock... Good luck in your new venture. Have you got a room there big enough to do workshops;o)

Try not to be away too long xxx

Annie said...

That screen is really beautiful and it sounds like you have an exciting new life hiding behind it. :-)
Where is the pub you are moving to?
Hugs,
A x

isisimaginings.com said...

Goodness, that's big news for a Monday morning!!! Good luck wih the pub venture, I'm sure you'll be a big hit. But please try not to abandon the blending tools for too long, we shall miss you very much.
PS The screen is lovely.

Debi said...

Linda, you have been an inspiration and i will miss your weekly stamp and Show post, good luck with the pub landlady adventure, debi x

Anneliese said...

Oh goodness !! That is big news for a Monday morning :( but wish you all the best sweetie ;) hope you enjoy the pub landlady bit, you'll be great. Xxx

Netrix said...

All the very very best Linda in this new big venture.
Jeanette :)

Burnice said...

Awwww just when I was beginning to get used to you, you go and leave me!!!!!
My mum and dad had a pub for 17 years. It can be great fun! Wishing you and John all the best in your new venture.
Will miss you - Burnice xx

Yours Artfully said...

What an adventure it's been and I am so pleased that I got to share a part of it with you.Mark and I are sending lorry loads of good luck wishes to you and John.

Lin x
P.S. Have you been practicing pulling pints yet?

Lottie said...

wow - a pint puller no less. I am sure that it won't be long before you see an opportunity to start altering the pumps, and optics, tables, and chairs.

My heartiest congratulations.
Don't suppose it's in Norfolk is it - I'll come and visit you.

Dragon said...

OO, WOO, what will we do without you???? I have had problems joining in just recently, but I ALWAYS look, read and follow... I am SOOO pleased for you that you will be settled again and living the life you have imagined, but PLEASE keep giving us some ickle chunks of your talent!!! LOVING this sreen
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Francesca said...

Good luck in the new venture, abit of a shock but I know tyou will do well. Take care . love francesca

Ali said...

Ooh wow! I wish you the very best of luck with your new venture... I do hope you'll still have time to craft though as I love your work and your blog is always such fun to read and so inspiring.

Make mine a large whiskey and coke! :D

Ali

Sue said...

You will be surely missed Linda from SSSS. What a wonderful adventure you are about to embark on. Wishing you lots of luck.

Carol Q said...

what a gorgeous creation Linda. beautiful colours. lots of luck in your new venture - have you got a back room to start craft classes??? lol

Artyjen said...

What a fabulous surprise ;) Wishing you all the best in your new life.
xoxo Sioux

Carmen said...

Oh wow! How exciting! I can just imagine you all set up with your art gear at the end of the bar :)

Glennis said...

Congratulations on your new venture - do tell where it is!

Lynne Forsythe said...

OH......now that caught me by surprise....Best wishes to you and John on your new adventure!!! LOVE YA GIRL!!!

ellen vargo said...

WOW! Didn't see that coming! So... a pub landlady, eh? Sounds like quite an adventure! Best of everything to you and John on your new adventure. xxx

Cardarian said...

I always loved all your crafty makings but I think it is awesome to just start something new! Wishing you all the best - tell us where the pub is and we might visit! Ha, ha you will have loads of crafty customers!!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Kaz said...

All the very best for your new venture......hope those blending tools re-surface in the future xx kazx

Candy C said...

Linda, we will all miss you so much! Thank you for your wonderful leadership and I wish you all of the best in your future endeavor. I know you will be a success in whatever you do! Love your piece today. It's so springy and feminine. Love the design and those Paper Artsy daisies are amazing against the blue background! Godspeed, my friend. Best of luck and love goes with you! <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love this screen Linda, the daisies really pop against the background, perfect . Don't stay away for too long we love to see your creations. Perhaps you could use your blending techniques on the pub walls, but don't forget the pics lol. Hope you enjoy your new journey Linda and all the very best to you and John. Tracy x

whyducks said...

Have a great time in your new life!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Linda -- what a piece of news. Think you'll be a wonderful publican! Can just see you pulling beers with one hand, and blending cardstock with the other. Old habits die hard, but bet you'll have loads of fun. Good luck, and hope to meet up with you sometime, somplace in the not too distant future.
Greetings from France - Sally
stampsally@yahoo.fr

Angie said...

OMG ....your blog will be soooooo missed.... I feel you have always been there and would be forever.
I hope your new adventure goes well and is not too exhausting ....and I do hope you keep blogging. I think a crafty pub diary thingy ...everyone will love to know how things go and I think you just might get withdrawl symptoms from not crafting.
Hugs xx and loads of good luck wishes.

Marjie Kemper said...

How exciting! What an interesting new path you are taking. I sure hope you'll still be crafting and blogging regularly as I totally LOVE your style! Good luck with the pub... wishing you the very best!

Alison said...

Another one of your fabulous screens, love those daisies!
Wishing you both the best of luck with the pub, just think of all those beer mats you can alter, hope you're gonna put your previous arty ones on display!
alison xox

Julia S-W said...

Crumbs - there's a change of direction that even Lord Tim couldn't have predicted I'm sure!! I will miss looking at your gorgeous creations but let's hope you don't disappear completely into barrel changing, towel washing and pulling the odd pint or two!
As ever, your creation is beautiful - I have admired these screens of yours and must have a go at one!
Juliaxx

Gillian .... said...

Wishing you both loads of luck in your new adventure, will miss you over at SSSS, thanks for making it the challenge blog it is. Love this daisy inspired screen ... gorgeous. xx

Anita Houston said...

You sure don't beat around the bush!!! I applaud you on your new adventure, and think it sounds so exciting!!!! I will miss you at SSS but I know that it is still in your blood to craft! And...did you know bartending is a craft in it's own rite!!! LOL!!! AND....some of my best crafts have been while I was on the Sherry!!!! Good luck Linda!!! Kudos to you!!!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous final project for SSSS Linda. Such pretty shades of blue and daisies for me are the epitome of summer.

I'm so pleased that my three partners in crime and I were almost your last 'students' before you move on to your new adventure. I know you'll be a brilliant pub landlady and wish you and John all the luck in the world with your new way of life.

Lots of love
Lesley Xx

Elaine said...

Fabulous project Linda, we will miss these Monday morning posts.

You will be a wonderful pub landlady and we already know you can make a mean altered beer mat!!!

We had a blast at our recent class with you, you are a fab teacher, looking forward to seeing you at the Craft barn.

Elaine x

Heidi said...

Oh Linda,
We will miss you so much! So sad to see you go :)

Wishing you the best of luck and happiness on this next endeavor. Don't be a stranger :)

Big hugs!

Dangina Martinez said...

Going out with a Bang! Your card is fantastic! You gave me so many ideas. Thanks for the inspiration and sorry to see you go ):
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

P.S
I will follow you

Dallying Debz said...

Good luck Linda. I so had that wrong. I had thought you were buying somewhere to do your own classes!! Bet your be great as a landlady - so funny x

Rosie said...

It will be hard work and very demanding, but its a good life if you're suited to it. Just be sure to make time for your crafty activities as well - sanity saving as we know!

Shazza said...

OMG Linda, a pub landlady!!! Good luck with your new venture, you will be fabulous!
xxx

Ann said...

Stunning screen Linda .....and what amazing news, Good Luck & lots of happiness to you & John with your new venture, will miss all your wonderful inspiration!!
Hugs
Ann xxx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Hi LInda,
read your blogpost, and what can I say! Fantatsic, Congratulations and good luck! Hopefully will be able to visit you in your new surroundings soon :)
Hugs xx

Karen said...

Well, I was trying to guess what the pull from SSSS was going to be... Pub landlady wasn't on the radar!
What a surprise! I think it's a great venture and I wish you all the very best! Are you going to tell us where it is so we can all come and keep you busy???
Hugs

JoZart said...

Well good luck to you in your new venture and I can foresee pub stamping and crafting becoming a new trend! You'll have to let us in on the new venue so we can pop in when passing to enjoy the hospitality and the refreshments.
Love JoZarty x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh my goodness, I smiled at your post...it's been so lovely working with you and I want you to keep in touch!! Best of luck in all you do, truly you are lovely.

Fantastic project to finish out with--gorgeous colors and lacing..daisies just happen to be a favorite flower of mine :)

Big hugs!
*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

mark gould said...

shame to see you going from ssss, good luck with the pub, i do hope we will still be seeing you at the craft barn for classes etc? mark

Anonymous said...

Wow Linda! What's happening?! Everyone's moving!!! Cannot believe you of all people are giving up the inking even if it is for a short time!!!
Many many congratulations and good luck with your new venture. Sounds absolutely fantastic!
Denize x

Packer said...

Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Packers and movers in Chennai

Sheelagh said...

Oh my goodness, I love the screen. Wishing you both Good Luck with your new venture.
Sheelagh T x

Minxy said...

Just shows how outta the loop I am, Not been by for a while and I come to find this! I wondered where you had gone over at SSS&S, Wishing you every success in your new pub xx

sallysbitz said...

Good Luck with your new adventure Linda. I'm sure you won't stay away too long from crafting x

It was good to see you @ The Craft Barn weekend of demos x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Linda said...

we need an update-how is it going are you missing us? We miss you!

Cheryl said...

Wow Linda what an adventure I am sure you will both be a success congratulations let me know where the pub is so I can send you a good luck card xx

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

What a shame, I have just found you and your gorgeous work and you are leaving! I bet that is one bar that also sells cards!! Good Luck. Sam

Dwita said...

Though this is my first time giving a comment in your blog, it's quite sad to know that you're leaving SSS&S challenge. Your creations are adorable. And your tutorial of the grunge rose is my fave, as I love flowers. Have a great adventure being a pub landlady, Linda..

Nancy said...

I am so very woefully far behind in blog reading & all - I'm so sorry I've not commented here before now, but, I truly hope you & John are having an incredible adventure as pub owners!!! I hope you are well ... I think of you often!

mark gould said...

Linda, Come back, we miss you. Hope all is going well with the pub, really hope you get a chance to create again soon, Mark x

Twitter

A Crafting Journey