Today would usually be my day to post on the Memory Box Design Team blog, Outside the Box, but I decided to resign last week after much wrestling with the notion. I've been on this design team for exactly five years, (almost to the day) and I feel downright forlorn and mildly disoriented not to be posting a Memory Box card today.
So I think I'll post a dozen of my particular favorites:
I met Dave Brethauer, the designer and owner of Memory Box, in Nashville, Indiana, in August of 2010, when I took his colored pencil class.
(This is what started my love affair with colored pencils, by the way! If you like my colored pencil creations, thank Dave; if not, it's ALL HIS FAULT.) 😊
Dave invited me to join the Memory Box design team, and I published my first post at Outside the Box on September 11, 2010. 132 posts and five years later, I published my last post at Outside the Box on September 15, 2015.
I hate to step down, but now that Spouse is no longer working the graveyard shift, he and Gigi and I want to get ourselves back together as a family unit. And, although we're all thrilled to be on the same schedule again, there will be moments of... ahem... intense negotiation. That happens with all transitions - lol! So each one of us is making a sacrifice for the common good by removing at least one time-consuming activity. Spouse isn't going to be teaching any watercolor classes this fall, and Gigi is going into rehab for her YouTube addiction (no more than five hours a week, by gum)!
But back to my farewell address! It's been a great run, and I couldn't ask to work for or with a nicer bunch of people than those at Memory Box.
Thank you, Dave and Monica - you are the best. Thank you also to my fabulous DT leader Laura Fulcher, and all my teammates (especially my buddies Pam Sparks and Sherry Hester.) I will miss being a part of the team, but I know where to find all of you... and you can bet I will (hee-hee)!