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October 28, 2015


Ky Sanders

Oh my heavens! What an amazing adventure you're about to set out on. I cannot wait to see where you go, and especially, I'm excited to go on the ride with you! You are an amazing artist, and sometimes you realize the stage is too small. Kudos for choosing a bigger stage! And then you mentioned me and I about feel of my chair. I love you so much! Light that rocket!

Cindy Elam

Oooo, I can totally understand your wanting to do this, and support you wholeheartedly! Best of luck on your new journey (how exciting!), and you can bet I will continue to stal......I mean FOLLOW you! (((hugs)))


I wish you the best in your new endeavors, Jan!

Jen Timko

Even in this, you inspire and set the example for class and grace. Looking forward to where this will take you!

Helen Piaskowski

You are an amazingly talented lady and I wish you all the best of luck on your new path. Can't wait to read all about it!!

Nancy Johnson

I'm sorry to see that you're leaving SU, but I'm so happy for you to have such a dream. Good luck on your adventure and I'll definitely stick around to see what goodness you come up with.

Lori Craig

Aw... I know first hand that is a hard decision, Jan. You've thought it through so well, no room for regret! Hugs! And, CONGRATS!

Kathy W

I actually stopped buying SU products 5 years ago (wasn't meeting my crafting needs) but stop in at your blog because of your fantastic personality and creativity. I gain so much inspiration here! Best of luck on your new path, and I'm very excited to see what you do with other products.

Mickey Roberts

Best wishes, Jan! I can't wait to see how the next chapter is written!

Barbara Clouse

Oh wow, I am surely going to miss you. I love your adventurous spirit and will be watching for another JanTink original. I wish you all the best as you begin to branch out and grow. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and I'm sure many others.

Julia L.

I will definitely continue to watch your blog as I love your work. Best wishes in your new endeavors!

Jan Hoyt

Wow...pretty big news,Jan and I wish you all the best! We have both been demos for the same length of time but you have more creative talent in your little pinkie than I will ever have. At least now people at convention won't read Jan on ny nametag and mistake me for THE Jan Tink and rush up to tell me how much they love my blog. Since I rarely blog, I know they are looking for you..ha,ha!
Wish you the best in your new adventures...hope you keep blogging!

Lisa Wolf

Best wishes on your new endeavors!! I have followed you for years and will continue to follow your adventures in stamping :-)

KellyJean Gettelfinger

More and more of my SU! friends/buddies are making this decision. Love you and your work to pieces! And I wish you all the best... which I know will come without a doubt :)

Mary (an SU sister)

I'm sorry to see you leave SU, but I completely understand your desire to realize your artistic potential thru blogging and designing. You are SO talented! Good luck on your next adventure! I'm thrilled to know I can still visit here to be inspired and to shop YOUR designs one day!

Bernice Collins

I absolutely love your words. We in the SUP community mourn your loss - but excitedly celebrate the new path on your exciting journey. We will continue to watch avidly for inspiration and fabulous papercrafting ideas - have fun !!


Best of luck to you! You will do well talented lady!

Lynn Streifert

wow, I am stunned- this is a brave move and while I am going to miss your SU blogs, I will continue to be a faithful reader because I love your quick wit, artistic presentations and your style. Wishing you all the best!!


I'm so excited for you! Best of luck - I'll be continuing to follow your blog so I can watch your success!

Barb Shelton

Awww..gotta love a gal who still has dreams and shoots for them. Good luck in your new adventure. I'll follow as long as you post here. You'll be great at creating on your own clock!!


I will always follow you because you have inspired me over and over. I buy things because of how you use them. When I saw some of your rubber adultery, I was starting to wonder...I get it! Good luck to you! You are awesome!!!! Thank you for everything you offer your followers!


Best of luck to you Jan! I have enjoyed following your blog & all your creativeness & will continue to do so no matter what company you work for. You are very talented & I hope you fine a company that will appreciate your talents!


You are so talented and gracious I know you will achieve your goal. You inspire us to try different things and you have such an eye for colors and make images pop!! Any company that you choose to represent will be very fortunate to have YOU!!! Of course I will continue to follow you blog and I thank you so much for all you share and do!!

Jackie Hart

I can't wait to see what you do next, and I know it will be great! I will absolutely continue to follow you, not only for your creativity, but for your wonderful sense of humor and storytelling. (ie: the boy with the wayward finger. lol)

Staci Miserilan

Thank you for informing us of all of the thought that went into your decision. I am probably going to end SU! after I see what SAB looks like this year... Not to become a glamorous papercraft blogger, however, but just do my full-time job and craft for me and me alone. :)
I will still be coming here for the best creative ideas and hilarious self-talk. Love ya!
Misermom (Staci)

Wendy Hodkinson

While I am a big fan of your Stampin Up content I am also looking forward to where your blogging will take you (can't get the hang of it myself). Wishing you only the best things on your new adventure.


Ruthie Burkey

Best of wishes to you Jan!!!! I look forward to seeing where you new adventures lead!

Donna Bagwell

The best of luck, Jan. Stampin' Up! will miss you, but it sounds like the rest of us won't have to.

Diane McVey

I am very excited for your journey on a new path! Your transition makes perfect sense, and the timing is great. I wish you the best, always.

Darlene L

Best wishes in your new endeavor. I will continue to read and support your efforts. You have provided me so much information always with a laugh and your wonderful sense of humor.

anita liedtke

This is exciting . Wishing you the best ! I'll be here to look for the new stuff you will show us :). Hugs


I just wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful creations, inspiration & laughs, I have so enjoyed your news feeds & will miss them, all the best, p.s you will be a fabulous papercrafts blogger extraordinaire.

Patti Willey

Very happy you've come to a decision you're happy with! Looking forward to wactching you grow!

Kim Hadad

I love your humor and your talented blog and will definitely continue to watch your successful new endeavor! The SU! community will certainly miss seeing your creativity with their stamps.
Best of luck in your new adventure!
Kim aka Paradise Stamper in Naples, FL


Jump!!! You are an amazing ARTIST! So much out there for you! Congratulations and happy wishes!!!!!

carol marbach

you will do fabulously! it will be SU!'s loss, but the rest of the world's gain! i cannot wait to see your new growth. best wishes for continued success. (ps. i have a friend that did the same thing years ago if you want to contact her for advice ~ she was an artisan finalist as well) xoxo


Best wishes as you set off on a new adventure, Jan! I know you will succeed in whatever you do. You are a gifted artist and I can't wait to see where this new journey leads you!

Kay Capps

Congratulations on your new adventure!I am so glad you are keeping your blog for inspiration! Best Wishes to you!

Karen Seitz

Oh, Jan, I am so happy for you! I have been through this decision process myself this year (and a demo for 12+ years as well). In my case, my passion has changed direction and I am giving up my demonatratorship for other reasons, but I know it's the right decision for me. And I can tell from your post that you have made the right decision for you. Go forth and conquer!

Christy C

I know you will succeed! You are creative and great at what you do. I am eager to see where you go from here!


Jan, I followed you for years and I know you will be successful. You are so creative and I enjoy reading your blog. I love all the details you put into it. I used to buy only SU, but now I love so many other stamping companies, so I will be following you know matter what. Keep up the great work!

Lynn Birus

Oh wow! I'm so sad for myself (pitty party) but happy for you. I have followed your blog for many years. Your gentle spirit, hilarious sense of humor, amazing talent and constant inspiration have been a blessing to me as a demo. I'll certainly still continue to stalk you (I thought I would pee myself when I met you at the 25th anniversary convention... But not in a creepy way)! Wishing you nothing but success and God's blessings on all that your hands find to do. Keep on loving yourself, we join you!

Rhandi DeMars

I am excited to see the wonderful creations that you come up with. There are so many great products from different companies out there. I started out using Stampin Up products but have moved on to other companies. I know that you will do fabulous things and know that you will be very succesful with your new undertakings. Keep 'em coming.

Sharie W

You go Girl! I have so enjoyed your Stampin Up creations over the years and now look forward to your many talents in your new endeavors ! The best of luck Jan! Go get em girl!

Katherine Anderson

All things are about a time and a place so Stampin' Up! is done with its time and place, and now you are embarking on a new journey - rejoice and best wishes in your new venture!

Bobbi Miller

Congratulations on your decision to try a different path. I am so happy for you. Ofr course, you and your wonderful sense of humor will be missed, but you will be creating anywhere you are. I have been inspired by your talents, and look forward to seeing you out in blog land. Best wishes and may God Bless you and yours.

Claire Ventre

Good luck to you! I know you will be successful at all you do! I have enjoyed your creations for years and hopefully I will still be following your blog(s) and see your fabulous - yes we love you!

Susan in AK

Congratulations and best wishes on this new chapter in your life!

Sue S.

Congratulations on your decision and I wish you all the best. Can't wait to see all of the wonderful things you create in the future!


I am so happy for you!! I always enjoy your sense of humor, when you write. You give me a giggle. I do like your creativity & the projects that you come up with. I look forward to reading your blog. Good Luck & Thanks!!

Janice Rosenthal Rock

Hi Jan - I've been following you for 4-5 years and love your stuff. I too, am doing the same thing you are . .. for various reasons . .. and still with utmost love and respect for Stampin' Up. (wondered why I was seeing all the "contraband" on your blog!! LOL!) I just am obsessed with Graphic 45 and all the other wonderful vintage stuff out there (I've decided to "go vintage") while SU goes in a completely different direction (I know - it's an age thing - and I applaud them for knowing they've got to go after a younger market to survive!) Anyway, I sure hope you will "pop up" again in my crafting world, so we can "follow" each other as we make this huge change . . . and please know I'll be cheering you along from California (and hopefully, soon, Oregon!) . . ..
Janice Rosenthal Rock

KT Hom

This is what growing and moving towards your dreams is all about! You go, Jan!

MaryJo Marshall

Congratulations on the next adventure in your life!! I am glad you will still be sharing your talents with all of us. Good luck and lots of HUGS!!!


Following your dreams and desires...good for you!


congrats and good luck to you - you are crazy awesomely creative and you WILL do very well !!! I look forward to your new blog !

Joan B

best of luck pursuing your dreams!!

Lynne Phelps

I always check your blog first to see if there's a new a new post and that won't change! Best of luck in your new endeavor!

Kim S

Congratulations Jan on your courageous decision to follow your dreams! Although I have to warn you, since I consider you a great stamping artist, you are stuck with me watching your blog. Sorry! I just can't help it! I await your creations! Bring it on! Super Big Cyber HUGS to you! : )

Patti MacLeith

Jan, the best to you in your new endeavor. I will miss your inspiration with SU products, but you will still inspire, so go for it!

Joyce Shest

I will miss you so much! Good luck with your future.


I actually waited to come read this because of the big lump in my throat.

You are a star, honey - no matter where you are. I'll miss you at events.

I love and respect the restless urge to be who you are. xxoo

PS - you are beyond kind to link to me - wasn't expecting that. Thank you.


I have loved coming to your blog for inspiration, and I will love it even more with a larger variety! Good luck on your new adventure:)

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