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.
Although I love everything that Asela draws, I am partial to her realistic images like her flowers and fruit.
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
I became a huge fan of Asela's through your blog Gina.... and I agree she is a true class act !! Wishing her much happiness and I hope one day she does come back!ReplyDelete
Oh, this is certainly bittersweet news - we love you Asela, and will continue to enjoy creating lovely things with your beautiful GKD images. I wish you the best in all of your life's endeavors, and PLEASE remember what Gina said, IF you DO ever change your mind... ;)ReplyDelete
I wish Asela all the very best things life has to offer her in her future! We love your stamps Asela and I'm sure you will be doing what you are meant to do!ReplyDelete
I will miss Asela too!! I have a few of her sets and just love them!! I hope to see her back sometime in the future!ReplyDelete
Best of luck on your next stage and blessings galore. Hope to see you again, as your work is a true gift. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyDelete
People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.ReplyDelete
come into our lives
and quickly go..
and stay awhile...
footprints on our
and we are
never quite the same
because we have made a good friend!!!
Aesla is beyond talented! Shes left such a distinctive mark on Gina K Designs! I wish her the very best with her art and family and everything she pursues in the future! Keep in touch Asela, hugs!ReplyDelete
Asela will be missed, but like you, I am glad her stamps will remain with GKD! I love the flowers as well as some of her other "home-style" images. My personal fav was the one that lead me to Gina's CSS... "The Journey". Thank you Asela, for helping me to be better in my stamping endeavors! *HUGS*ReplyDelete
Sad that you are leaving but good luck in whatever the future brings your way!ReplyDelete
Asela will be missed! I have 10 out the the 19 sets she designed for GKD, (and a few more on my wish list).ReplyDelete
I love each and every one of them!
Asela you will be missed!!! Good luck with your journey & I hope that we will see you back here again!ReplyDelete
So sad to hear tht Asela is leaving. She has created such beautiful sets. I think I have all of them! Best of everything to you, Asela, in whatever your new endeavors will be!ReplyDelete
Ohhhh, so sad to hear that Asela is not going to design here anymore. Best of luck!ReplyDelete
So sad to hear Asela is going..She doe's do such gorgeous work.ReplyDelete
It is always sad when friends leave us, but the Higher beings have other plans and she is asked to share herself anew. I am sure you will miss her Gina and we all will miss her work. Good Luck Asela. Hope you stop by now and again.ReplyDelete
Best of luck in whatever path you take Asela. Thanks for all the talent that you brought to Gina's site. I fell in love with this site the first time that I came here. Enjoy how personable and talented this site is.ReplyDelete
Best Wishes Asela with whatever your plans are. EdnaReplyDelete
May blessing follow you wherever you go Asela!!!ReplyDelete
Best wishes for continued success in your future endeavors. You will be missed.ReplyDelete
May God be with you in all that you do in the future Asela and know that we are thinking of you and wishing you well. Pat xReplyDelete
Asela.....you will be missed more than you know!!! I will continue to enjoy your amazingly beautiful stamps and wish you and your family truly the best in life!!!!! With hopes that someday you come back! LOL ;) Big HUGS!!ReplyDelete
This is so sad, but I only wish you the best, Asela.ReplyDelete
Gina - Beautiful cards!
This was sad, but I wish you luck Alesa. ;0)ReplyDelete
Gina, YOU are such a class act too - two fabby ladies, I'm sure the future is bright for both of you!!!ReplyDelete
Alesa may your new journey be bright, you will be missed. Thank you for sharing and all the beautiful cards you have created. You have help me create some of my cards that I have given to friends and family over the last couple of years.ReplyDelete
Asela, wishing you the best in the next leg of your journey! God Bless you!ReplyDelete
Sorry to bother you this way, but tried to email you via the website and it won't let me. I am having issues with the Gallery and my Favorites have disappeared as well as the option to make certain cards or photos a favorite. I am signed in. Any ideas on what is wrong? Anyone else having any problems? Am I doing something wrong?
Sorry again to bother you and thanks in advance.
Sorry to see you go also Asela! I love your stamp sets you designed for gina k. good luck in your future.ReplyDelete
Wishing you God's blessings and much joy Asela. Thanks for sharing your talents with loyal Gina K followers. I hope you will return one day if that is what you are led to do!ReplyDelete
All the best to Asela in her newest adventures. She will definitely be missed!ReplyDelete
Thank you for being with Gina K. for four years Asela. Great that we will still be able to get your stamps. Good luck in whatever u do next and go with Gods blessings. We will MISS you!!!! Please come back if u can sometime..u will be most welcomed by all us "followers". Hugs.ReplyDelete
I am sad to see her go too...have loved her stamp sets! What a wonderful talented artist....I will follow her blog to see what she's up to!ReplyDelete
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