Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Rooting for the Small Ones

I have been loving Concord & 9th for some time.  I look forward to their releases and I wish they would just have a buy all button on their website or start a subscription.  Greg and Angie, I hope you are reading this.

Last month, Concord & 9th celebrated their 1 year anniversary.  Every month, they produce quality stamps with great designs.  As a one-woman company with a great support system, I can appreciate all the hard work that Greg and Angie have done to grow their business.

I watched an interview with Concord & 9th that gave me an insight to their work.   Small companies or Small Ones have a big place in my heart.  We don't have a safety net.  We learn as we go.  The lessons we learn are hard and painful.  We are out numbered and have a big disadvantage to the big companies.

Another disadvantage that we Small Ones have is disconnecting.  I am at my desk most mornings by 6:45 am and I do my best to step away by 5:00 pm.  I am guilty of peeking at my email throughout the evening.  My thoughts are always on what needs to get done.

Thankfully, I am starting to find time to stamp.  I made this card using two stamps from Concord & 9th (a Small One) and a die from Simon Says Stamp (a former Small One).   I hope you enjoy the video.  Thanks again for all that you have done for the Small Ones.

Splitcoaststamper Product Focus

Splitcoaststampers has been near and dear to my heart.  On this forum was where MISTI really took off.

Today SCS had a product focus on the MINI MISTI and also includes a tutorial on how to get those permanent stains off the MISTI.   Along with the product focus you can find a coupon, which you can find here.

The coupon is for 15% off any MISTI.  5% of the profits goes to the Kind Campaign, a non-profit organization focused on anti-bullying programs.

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to use the coupon, it ends on Sept 15, 2016.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jump for Joy

I have been missing in action for a while.  If you are wondering what I have been up to, it has been a lot.  We started homeschooling again.  My little petunia is in the 6th grade.  How time flies.  She sits across from me at my desk.  We have a daily video lesson.  I do mean"we" because a virtual classroom video is playing as I work with her.  So in essence, I am repeating junior high without the drama this time.  

We started early this year because we needed to carve out some time for a business trip.  I never in my wildest dreams thought that teaching a card workshop would lead to a trip traveling the country side in the United Kingdom. 

We collaborated with Oyster Stamps.  Tracey and Graham scheduled three workshops in three different cities.  We visited Bath, Kettering, and Manchester. Our trip ended in London.  I was able to check off many things to see from my bucket list.  It was an amazing trip and I would happily do it again.    

When we finally arrived home,  I jumped for joy when I opened a box that Kelly from Lawn Fawn sent me.   Lawn Fawn  just amazes me at all the cuteness they produce.  


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