Who would have thought that just a little over 7 years ago, I would have received an email from a card maker that I admired that would change my life forever? That is exactly what happened and here I still am today. Being a part of Papertrey Ink is a huge blessing in my life. I love the products, the people, the inspiration, everything.
I love being a part of the design team here. This group of women are so talented and I am thankful to count them among my friends. Nichole asked us to share a bit about a favorite or funny memory from this past year and if you didn't see it on her blog, I posted here as well:
"One of my favorite memories this past year was having a small get together at my home for Stamp-a-Faire in August with some of the members of the forum that are from Minnesota. It was such a great day of crafting together and it reminds me about why I love this company so much. The people, a craft I love so much, and the inspiration and ideas that we all share with each other. So much goes on behind the scenes to get ready for events like Stamp-a-Faire, for that stamp set to arrive on your doorstep and for those blog posts & videos to get uploaded online. A funny story from getting tutorials ready for Stamp-a-Faire this year was when I was tea dyeing felt and lace for one of my tutorials. I had not ever tea dyed before, and did I look up exactly what I needed? No. Because it was tea that I needed and that shouldn't be difficult, right? Well, I chose an herbal tea and that type of tea is not dark enough to tea dye. Nope. Of course this was after 9PM at night and I am working right up to my deadline! My husband Chad was right there for me when I needed him and went out to the store to pick me up black tea so I could finish tea dying for my tutorial that evening. If that's not love, I don't know what is... although I am sure it was to stop the already started stress meltdown because my tea dyed felt looked exactly the same as when I started!"
Being a part of Papertrey can definitely become a family affair :)
Being the 7th anniversary, we were asked to share 7 favorite projects. These projects are definite stand outs from each of the 7 years that I have been a part of Papertrey Ink:
Have you ever made a project that you can still look back and remember how much you enjoyed the process of making it? This scrapbook page from 2007 of my Hana is one of those. I love the colors, the papers I stamped with the Green Thumb stamp set, the pictures, and I love that I have this in her album for her to look back on. I was also very into little ribbon flags on many of my projects back then.
Here's another sweet little scrpbook/minibook project from 2008. I adore the little embroidered duck from Bitty Baby Blessings on the felt bag that I made to hold this sweet little project.
The cracked glass technique has always been a favorite technique of mine to use and I love this card from 2009 that features the Autumn Abundance, my Beyond Basic Borders, and Background Basics: Text Style sets.
These are my Halloween tags from 2010 and they are one of my very favorites of the Halloween tags that I have made. I love the images in the Tiny Treats: Halloween set, all of the glitter on the scalloped circle Limitless Layers mat and the Mat Stack 4 die was perfection for the tag base.
And finally, in 2013 (not that long ago!) I did this sweet little shaker card with my Heart Squared set. It's a simple layout, but I so the Raspberry Fizz on the kraft cardstock! And who doesn't love a shaker card? There's just something extra special and fun about them!
I love that so many of the projects that are my favorites are ones that I very personal scrapbook projects that I keep and look back on still.
Be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to link up to the rest of the design team to see their favorite projects and check out the contests that are going on today and all during the countdown to this month's release on the 15th!
So, happy 7th birthday Papertrey Ink. And here's to many more for sure.