Paper Smooches is SIX!
My goodness...where do I start?
First of all - THANK YOU - from the bottom of my heart for the most amazing six years. I would NOT be here without YOU! You have stuck by me, cheered us on and supported us through the years. I am forever grateful...my heart is so full.
For those of you who are relatively new to Paper Smooches...I'd like to share a little bit about me and my company.
I started drawing pictures and painted pictures at a very young age. Although my painting was displayed in a museum when I was 17, I never dreamed of a future with art. About 12 years ago, I discovered scrapbooking and I was hooked! I started submitting to magazines and to got published quite a lot. I reached many goals and my creative soul was getting the spark that it needed. I decided to jump feet first into the world of illustration. Paper Smooches was born. Orders flew in and I was humbled that crafters were welcoming my art into their homes and retail stores.
One thing yo may not know about me is that I am legally blind. I usually keep that a secret out of fear that people won't believe me because I can draw and paint so beautifully. I was born with Ocular Albinism. If you'd like to read about it, you can click HERE. I work from home because I can't drive...I have a huge computer monitor and it does take me quite a while to draw new products. I would release 5 stamp sets each month if I could. but it takes so long to create the way I need to. I feel so fortunate to have the gift of art and it brings me great joy to share a piece of myself with the world.
I worked so incredibly hard for 5 years and then last year I decided that I needed to take a small step back because it was getting harder to keep up and also enjoy my personal life. So I chose to release half as many products and wow did that ever help me. I met the most amazing man...and we will be getting married on April 22nd this year. Thank you for your patience with me. Now that I am in a happy place, I can focus on creating super cute art for Paper Smooches in 2017. I have so many ideas that I am excited about - I cannot wait to create them for you!!
I have some fun things planned this month to celebrate our 6th Anniversary.
Please check by our blog each day in February :).
Let's start this party off with a giveaway...
Please comment and tell me how you found Paper Smooches.
Pinterest, a designer, Facebook, Instagram...etc...
You have until midnight on February 3rd to comment.
The winner will be announced here on February 4th.
What can you win?