In August, 2007, I had never heard of a blog. However, when I joined Stampin’ Up! in September, 2007, I was determined to combine my passion for stamping and card making with a business model that would allow me to work any time of day. After doing a little virtual research, I started my Stampin’ Pretty blog last November, not really certain of what I was getting into. As I approach 100,000 visits, it’s time to reflect a wee bit on the last 8 months.
I spend roughly 6 or 8 hours a day (yes, everyday) creating, blogging and helping customers and my fabulous demonstrators (my down line relationships are all virtual-we rock). It’s a big commitment. On many occasions, my family has observed me begging (and, I must confess, swearing at) the computer, trying to get my arms around the thoroughly frustrating technology learning curve. But, I love it all. Not only do I get my artistic “fix” making the cards, I have made many friends from almost every inch of the planet. My virtual stamping pals are my delightful but entirely unexpected surprise since having created Stampin’ Pretty.
So this post is dedicated to Sandy and all the sweethearts (demos, customers, readers) that leave me a kind comment, subscribe to my updates, email me a question or idea, have ever read a post or hit my Live Help button to chat with me in real time (sometimes at midnight, when I’m up late stamping). I’m sincerely humbled by you 🙂
And, yes, I’m planning a “supreme” blog candy giveaway at 100,000 visits . . . stay tuned 🙂
Hugs and Gratitude . . . Mary Fish
Note: Sandy advised me that she CASE’d this 5.25 x 5.25″ card from an example on the internet but doesn’t recall whom to credit. If anyone knows, please email me the link and I’ll be sure to update this post.
Stamp Set: All Holidays
Paper: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cool Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Rectangles, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Label Holder and Brads, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon