Now I am an English major, so that means I don't often like to touch, come near to, or otherwise think about numbers, but today I am making an exception.
I have a few numbers that have come about all because of YOU lovely people:
9-1-14 - The date I posted my very first blog post
4 - The number of design teams I've had the privilege to be a part of
176 - The number of blog posts I've shared with all of you!!
241 - The number of people who've made my day by signing up to follow me
6606 - The number of comments that have made me blush and grin from ear-to-ear THANK YOU!!!
It's been exactly a year since I had my first blog post and I'm getting a little nostalgic thinking about all that has happened... I can't help but to be grateful when I think about all the experiences I've had, and the friendships I've made in this bloggy world.
I know it seems crazy, but I truly think that I was meant to start this blog when I did... My Grandma was my longtime crafty companion and the person I shared everything with. I began this blog in September, and in November my Gram passed away. I truly mean it when I say that if I didn't have my blog and all of you lovely folks... I really don't think I'd be stamping. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Coincidentally, the theme over at Mixed Media Card Challenge is Friendship and my card was definitely inspired by all of you and by my Gram.
I used a wood patterned background and sprayed it with some white picket fence Distress Spray, and then I added a piece of watercolor paper that I'd sprayed with various Distress Spray Stains before sponging the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I added a piece of my Gram's vintage lace and a proliferation of flowers.
Then I painted a white frame with golden Perfect Pearls and brushed some on the flower leaves as well. I embossed a sentiment.
In addition to the Mixed Media Card Challenge Friendship theme, this card was also inspired by this image from Anything But Cute. And I'm going to send it over to Pile It On - Friends/Friendly Hello challenge, Frilly and Funkie - A Touch of Gold, and That Craft Place - Mixed Media Anything Goes challenge.
In other news: I have one more BIG number to share.
1 - The number of companies I design stamps for
WHAT?!?! Yep, you read that right. I am now officially the designer of my own stamp line.
Shery from STAMPlorations floored me by asking me to be a stamp designer for her company!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can read all about it on the STAMPlorations blog and TOMORROW my first stamp set gets released under the line Big Grins (because that's what I hope to bring through my stamp line). EEEEE!!!!
Like I said... grateful. Just grateful.
Thank you all for being on this crazy awesome journey with me!