Asela was my first EVER guest designer. Our company was so new and I couldn't believe that someone of her calibur would even consider working with my stamps! We became good friends after that and she became part of our Stamps for a Cause design team.
As she began designing stamps for another company, I was instantly in awe of her drawing abilities. What this woman can do with a pen! WOW!
When she stepped away from illustrating, she and I began to talk and I convinced her, (more like begged her,) to design some images for me.
Every thing Asela drew blew me away. I couldn't wait to stamp with her beautiful hand-drawn art. Her very first stamp set with us was Botanical Dreams.
When Asela and I talked about her leaving, she explained her reasons and I totally understand. That is truly one of the things I love most about her- her honesty, integrity, dedication to her family, friends and her church. She is such a class act.
We are blessed to be able to continue to carry her beautiful line of stamps which makes me so happy because they are some of my favorites.
And, I told her that ANYtime she is ready to come back to the biz, our door is always open. She can always come home.
So, with that, I will say, thank you Asela for the last four wonderful years of talent and friendship. Although we may not be working together for a while, our friendship will NEVER end. And for that, I am the most thankful.
P.S. I will back later today to announce our April Blog Hop winners. XOXO