Monday, March 7, 2011

...an Ippity-Hippity-Hop Fond Farewell...

{{PLEASE SCROLL DOWN for my Club Anya MYSTERY MONDAY post-thanks!}}

...or maybe I SHOULDN'T call it a farewell and I'm determined to see this girlie again one day and her beautiful smile...and BRAND NEW BOUTIQUE!

I met Eryn Hagen at Winter CHA last year and the first thing that struck me about her was her smile and laugh.  I already knew that she was one of the sweetest souls on earth because of the emails we'd exchanged and when I met her in person she was just how I'd pictured her and more, probably.

Eryn has been a HUGE source of organization behind the Unity walls for a few years now, working at Unity, and also a creative POWERHOUSE behind Ippity...and recently, you may have remembered seeing some of her GORGEOUS Jewelry, like in THIS post.

Eryn is saying goodbye to Unity to pursue an AMAZING dream-opening her own boutique.   I know a few of my friends have ordered from her-and if you haven't please check our her GORGEOUS line, "Vintage Glam"

We are having a surprise little "Send off" today for Eryn and I chose to use a Unity balloon (from the ADVENTUROUS itty bitty-it will definitely be a NEW ADVENTURE for you, Eryn!!!)  & the sentiment is from Ippity's Quotes a la Happy "YOUR SMILE LIFTS ME".  Indeed it DOES, sweet Eryn, and will CONTINUE to I hope, as I know we'll stay friends!

Be sure to check out the IPPITY BLOG to see everyone's send offs to Eryn-you will definitely leave a hole at Unity, chickie...but we are ALL. SO. PROUD of you!!!

GOOD LUCK and I KNOW you'll go far Eryn!  You are unstoppable, creative, and a WONDERFUL friend!
~xoxo,
Jess :)

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25 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh I love this Jess and such a sweet post!!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the balloon with that sentiment :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Love this card Jess!!

Rona said...

this is adorable :)

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE the way you made this! It reminds me of that sketch we had for Oh Alice. I really love the dimension your added to the hot-air balloon... sooo cute!

Kim said...

I love your balloon card it is so cool!

Eva said...

Jessica, this is such a beautiful and playful card and I KNOW Eryn will love it! Your post was BEAUTIFUL, totally ERYN!! Hugs and much LOVE to you!

secret scrapbooker said...

Fantastic card :0)
Kate x

Danni said...

What a fab card!! Just makes me feel so carefree and happy when I look at it!!

Andrea said...

Love it! That is one of my fav Unity stamps!

1CardCreator said...

Love this card, and love how you made the balloon out of the flowers, looks fantastic!

Angie Blom said...

beautiful.. she will love this and the sentiment of your post.. love how wonderful this card is. xx

Lisa said...

That balloon is PERFECT for a new lift-off for Eryn!! :) I love this....

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy crow! Could you be MORE of an enabler? I just bought a ring and two embellished bobby pins! ENABLER!
Love your card by the way ;)

Marcy H. said...

Love this card!! Love the balloon & sentiment~So perfect!

Lisa H. said...

so glad you joined us today. this card is beautiful and fabulous and Eryn will love it, I sure do!

Eryn Hagen said...

oh jess...you have no idea how your support has helped me keep on keepin on!! from day 1 you have been there for me, cheering me on...i will NEVER EVER forget that! thank you for all your sweet words! YOU are so AMAZING & SO SWEET and i am so thankful that we were able to meet in real life. i'm gonna continue to follow you and stay in touch girl! I LOVE YOU!

dahlhousedesigns said...

This is so perfect!!! Eryn's smile does lift you up!!! Love it.

lisa a.

Katrina said...

Love this...and love Eryn too...she is so sweet...she has some FAB stuff coming though!!!! hugs, Katrina

Elena said...

Gorgeous! Really love how you added paper pieced flowers! It gives a very nice dimension!

Sarabeth said...

gorgeous card!!!!! i love the piecing you did-that's my kind of girl lol-i'm not so great with the coloring and that's my way of working with it :0)

xo
sarabeth

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely card Jess!! Love the balloon image and fun paper piecing!!

Linda said...

HOw lovey is that card great colors too!

margie c said...

Oh how pretty!!! I love the piecing you did! and the whole scenery! Very cute! Great job :)
smooches,
margie