I have a simple thank you card to share with you tonight; it's for someone very special who has been a huge influence in my paper crafting over the past couple of years. I first remember noticing her name in PaperCrafts magazine--not that I was especially looking for names, but that when I was drawn to designs, one name popped up over and over.
More recently, I've drawn inspiration from her blog. I can have a stamp set in hand that I'm still puzzling over what to create with it, and I'll visit her blog and be totally bowled over by the strong designs that I see there. If I had a dollar for every time I've said, "Why didn't I think of that?" after visiting her blog, I'd be a richer woman for sure! Have you guessed it yet?
Now I have a funny story for you; it's a bit out of chronological order, actually coming between paragraphs one and two. But I would have given it away if I'd said this earlier. When this person e-mailed me to say that she was starting a stamp line, and asking if I would be interested in being a part of her design team, I immediately did the Snoopy dance inside. I carefully formulated my answer, saying something to the effect of "I'm not sure that my style is really what you are looking for, but if you think it is, then I'd love to try." Somewhere in the "not sure my style is your style" part. she thought that I was declining, and sent me a kind e-mail back. I read it and realized that she thought I'd said no--yikes!! I certainly didn't mean to say no! We both figured that out in the next few minutes and had a good laugh over it. So, have you figured out who the thank you note is for? You're right--it's for Nichole Heady.
Nichole, we love you, girl!
Stamps: Beyond Basic Borders
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Melon Berry, Stampers Select White
Ink: Spring Moss, Melon Berry
Accessories: Melon Berry Twill and buttons
Tools: Spellbinders Plain Square Nestability