Friday, June 07, 2013

Life Changes

Hello everyone.

The day has come for me to say goodbye to my beloved family at Hero Arts. I have accepted an exciting position with Simon Says Stamp as Creative Director/Product Manager. I have been blessed over the years to have made a career in the stamping industry through Hero Arts and to work with an amazing group of people whom I consider my family. I will miss them dearly (but will still see them from time to time whenever I can). I leave with joy and hope for good things in their future. I am forever grateful.

I will begin my new adventure this coming Monday and look forward to stepping into another creative role in a slightly different forum. Thank you for your continued support, I'll be seeing you soon with more inspiration! 
 



      

58 comments :

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Shari, we will miss you over at Hero Arts your creativity always amazes me. I love your style!! but it sounds like such a wonderful job and opportunity with Simon Says. Good Luck!!
Sallyx

Lin said...

Shari, I'm sad for us at HA, but so happy for you - change is good, and I know you'll be wowing us at Simon, too. Inspiring is what you do best! Best wishes on this new journey!

Eveline said...

Hi Shari, I'll miss you're inspiring HA video's.
Good luck with SSS.
Eveline.

Barb said...

Congratulations, Shari! Having had opportunities for change throughout my life, I understand the feelings involved in opening yourself to new opportunities for growth and expanding your horizons. The people you've met and have impacted throughout the years at Heroarts are so special and you can look back grateful to have crossed paths with them. May you continue to grow in your new position and share your growth with all of us out there in cyberland.

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Wow! Just saw the announcement at Hero and now here! Big congrats, Shari! I kind of feel like you're leaving one part of my family to join another part of it. ;) I just wanted to let you know that your picking me to spend a day on the Hero blog with you a number of years ago really gave my confidence a huge boost. I can't wait to see what you do over at Simon. Big hugs.

Vicki Dutcher said...

So exciting for YOU - such a bummer for us. I personally will really miss your tutorials and excellent cards for HA -- I always learn something from you. I hope to see fabulous creations in your new position -- which BTW is PRETTY DARN EXCELLENT! So I am thrilled for you :)

Babsarella said...

Congratulations and wishing you much success in your new position. Hope we will continue to see all sorts of amazing projects!!

Nancy L. said...

Congrats!!! Glad we still see your creativity!!

Jamie said...

Congrats and Best of Luck:)!!!

Pam W Merwin said...

I just read the news over on the Hero Arts Blog - I can't wait to see how we will be inspired through your creativity at SSS - congratulations!

Laura B. said...

Congratulations on your new role at SSS! So happy for you!

Sandy Lewis said...

Wow - congratulations on your new role. Big career change for you and I'll miss seeing you at Hero Arts. I LOVED watching your videos!

Barb said...

Big congratulations on your new endeavor, Shari! Change can be both difficult and exciting, and even though I'll be missing you over at Hero Arts, I am so happy you will still be inspiring all of us over at SSS! Sending hugs!

donna mikasa said...

Beat of luck, Shari! I'm so happy for you!

conil said...

Very happy you are so enthused by this change...LOVE Simon Says...great company and they're getting a great gal and artist.

Laura Jane said...

Congratulations! Happy to see you are moving on to another FABULOUS company:)

sara said...

Congrats Shari you always inspire me with your creativity, I wish you the best.

Kelly Booth said...

I'm so Excited for you...change is Good and you Shine in whatever You do.....Amazing Friend! xoxoxo

Jackie said...

Congrats on your new position with Simon Says Stamp. I'm sure you'll be missed at Hero Arts. Looking forward to more of your wonderful inspiration!

Sandra said...

well Congratulations and good luck ... I will miss your Hero Arts inspiration.
Sandra

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

I swear I started crying a little! LOL, I'm a dork! I will TOTALLY MISS all your Hero inspiration, but I look forward to seeing your awesome creations for SSS! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your unbelievable talents!

♥ Nikki ♥

Julie Ebersole said...

Most heart-felt congratulations, my friend! *mondo squishy hugs* Change, growth and adventure are a good thing and no one could wish you more joy on the journey than I do. Sending great love... Jules

Diane said...

Congratulations Shari! I know I will definitely miss your projects and inspiration.

Carole said...

Good luck in your new job Shari! You are extremely talented and I'm sure we'll see lots of new exciting ideas right here! C x

Andrene said...

Congratulations!! Will miss your videos and projects from HA and hope to see some at your new SSS home!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Congratulations, Shari! I cannot wait to see the amazing places that your creativity takes Simon Says Stamp. It's my very favourite place to shop & the nice thing is that they have loads of Hero Arts products too. Happy creative directing to you! :o)

Lisa - papergrace said...

I'm so very happy for this new chapter in your life, Shari. What an exciting new venture!! I will definitely miss seeing all of your beautiful work at Hero Arts and I'm sure that no one is sadder to see you go than they are.

Looking forward to seeing fabulous and wonderful new projects from you with Simon Says Stamp!! Love you! ♥

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Congratulations Shari! And best wishes in your new position. I know you will continue to amaze and inspire as with your creations.
Hugs

Barbara said...

Best wishes and congratulations! You have been an inspiration to all of us and I'm sure that will continue in your new role.

Isha Gupta said...

Congratulations Shari on your new adventure.Its always inspiring to come and visit your blog. Looking forward!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Congratulations to you, Shari!!! I'll miss you at Hero Arts, but I know as your career evolves, you will find excitement and happiness in your new role! I speak for all of us who really "LOVE" you, and I'm so glad you'll be providing us with more inspiration in the months and years to come...Thank you!!!

Shay said...

No matter where you go, you will be an inspiration...unknowingly (for a while at least) you have been inspiring me through Hero Arts! I can't wait to seeing what you do at Simon Says Stamp!

jintyoo7 said...

A bittersweet day for Hero Arts, whilst exciting for SSS! May I wish you every success with your new venture, Shari!
Your creativity is so inspiring (and fun) and we KNOW where to find YOU :)

Debi Walton said...

Wrote my comments and sentiments on the Hero Blog this morning. Same wishes for Blessings on your new adventure and journey here too. Going to miss the HA tutorials. But hopefully, you will continue some here or at SSS.
Just want to tell ya, you're awesome, creative, funny, inspiring and a great teacher.
Cheers :)

judy said...

Shari, I have gotten so much inspiration from you! I wish you all the best in this new chapter!!

Ruby Craft said...

Congratulations! I know you'll be great!

fun stamping said...

Congratulations - I wish you success and I am sure you will have it! I am so happy for you!

Carol McCready said...

Congratulations Shari.

Maureen Chandler said...

All the very best to you Shari - can't wait to see what is next for you!! Thanks so much for all the creative projects you have shared over the years!!!

joy said...

Congratulations, Shari, and good luck in your new position - what an exciting adventure for you! They are lucky to have you on their team!

pcm said...

congratulations! simon is lucky to have you!

Tere Azua said...

I will miss watching your HS's videos and gorgeous creations. Congratulations on your new position. SSS is very lucky to have a lady like you n their team.

Holly Saveur said...

Congratulations!!

cheiron said...

So happy for you Shari! I can't wait to see what you create in your next adventure!

IlianaM said...

Congrats! I look forward to seeing you work with Kristina.

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Shari, I am stunned...but so incredibly excited for you. What an exciting new opportunity!!! I absolutely cannot wait to see what you do!!! :) {{{HUGS}}} sweet friend. You totally rock!

Sharon Y said...

Congratulations Shari! Sounds like a wonderful opportunity. Hooray for you!

Teresa W. said...

Best of luck on your new and exciting adventure.I will miss you over the Hero Arts blog on Technique video.

Karen Petitt said...

Congrats on your new position but I hope you are still going to be blogging here and sharing your awesome creations Karen x

Shar said...

Goodbyes are always sad, but your new position sounds wonderful!! Best wishes on your new endeavors!! ♥

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Congratulations to you!

Carol said...

Congratulations on your new position with Simon Says Stamp. I'll look forward to seeing more of your fabulous style and creativity.

Tamara Gordon said...

Congrats Shari!! You are a awesome inspiration to so many out in the blog land including myself. I will miss your art journaling the most as I looked so forward to each month seeing so much of your artistic ability, so freely. But you will be a awesome treasure at SSS.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Congratulations. :)

Dotty Jo said...

Love and best wishes for the future Shari - keep on creating! Jo x

beaverphyllis said...

One more "congratulations!" Simon seems to be growing by leaps and bounds, and I am sure they will profit greatly with your input! Enjoy and prosper in your new position!

Rachel Greig said...

Congrats Shari! SSS are so lucky to have you - as you are awesome!! :) Looking forward to seeing what the journey brings! Hugs to you!! xxx

Lynne Forsythe said...

OK....so I am WAYYY LATE TO THIS PARTY.....Sad to see you leave Hero Arts!! But CONGRATS with the new gig!!!!! You are such an AMAZINGLY CREATIVE GAL....I know you will rock our new position!!!!