Thursday, July 28, 2011

Retirement is Here

Hi Everyone:  Well, the day is finally here and I am officially retired.  I had a great send off by my co-workers and thank you to them all.  I was presented with a Memories Book that was done by members of my department and it was filled with wonderful pictures and words of congratulations.  A big THANK YOU to all of them.  I was wined and dined over the past week and today it was a walk about to say "so long" and not good bye. Today, I received a wrist corsage and thank goodness I wore something that matched.  It had beautiful roses, orchids and of course it wouldn't have been complete without the bling bracelet.  How well they knew me. 

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at BCLC and will miss the people because over the years you have become my friends.  I will be staying in Kamloops and will see you from time to time.

I was also presented with a Memory Box filled with cards and well wishes as a number of items that will remind me of my years with BCLC as well as a beautiful charm bracelet with some charms to get me started and especially the friendship charm will be near and dear to me.  The reality of it all finally came when I had to turn in my badge for the last time.

I now have Thank You card to make, however I did manage to make a Thank You banner that I would like to share with all of you.

Stamps: Nature Walk (c-121997 $22.95, w-121925 $31.95 IB&C p 100), Broad street Alphabet (c-120585 $36.95, w-118724 $53.95 IB&C p 171)
Paper: Naturals White, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Elegant Soiree DSP (retired)    
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot, Petal Cone Die, Scallop Circle #2 Die, 1-3/8” Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds, Sponges, Victoria Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Colour Spritzer Tool, Early Espresso Market, Trinket Keys, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Vintage Trinkets, Brights Designer Buttons

So, until next time....



  1. Your banner is just wonderful Karen.....and HAPPY RETIREMENT!!! Wonderful a wonderful "send off" all your friends gave you.

  2. Congratulations, Karen! What sweet co-workers you had! Enjoy your retirement!

  3. Congratulations Karen....Your banner is fabulous..

  4. Take a big deep breath Karen before you jump onto the next life slippery dip. I can assure you it is fun!

  5. Congratulation on your retirement! The banner is gorgeous, I love all the detail you put into it.

  6. Congratulations and enjoy! Sounds like you have some pretty special coworkers that will miss you terribly. Love the banner, very clever idea!

  7. Congratulations on moving on to the next phase of your life. I remember that wonderful feeling so well.

  8. Yay to you Karen!! =) Congrats on the retirement! And your banner is just gorgeous!

  9. Congratulation Karen on your retirement!!!! I am so jealous! It sounds like you have made some fabulous friends in your co-workers. The banner is fabulous - of coarse!

  10. Laura DeVincentisJuly 31, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Hi Karen!
    Congratulations on your retirement! ow you can do SU! full-time, yes?! I wish you all the best and prosperity abound! May you enjoy each and every day and take pleasure in what you truly enjoy!
    All the best,
    Laura DeVincentis
    Plano, TX USA

  11. Congratulations, Karen, on your retirement!! Now your can craft away your days!! What fun!!

  12. Congratulations...I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations!

  13. Congratulations Karen on your retirement. I hope the next stage of your life gives you as many wonderful memories as your work stage sounds likes it has......just think how much more time you now have to create.

  14. Karen Congratulations on your 'new adventure'. It sounds like you've made a LOT of good friends over the years and I'm sure they will miss you. What a wonderful memory gift and the bracelet sounds devine. Your banner is such a great way to let them know how much they will all be missed aa well. Happy, happy rertirement!
    PS: I am looking forward to turning in my badge some day down the line, wish it was sooner than later.


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