Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me or Congratulations it's a blog!

Whoo-Hoo! Thank you for stopping by my new blog to celebrate my birthday with me! I guess it is a birthday in more ways than one, as it is also the 'birth' of my new blog! I really sort of feel that way because putting this all together in such a short amount of time, in between family and school and work, certainly has been a labor of love!
Just two short months ago I began my Etsy stamp shop and decided I wanted a blog to accompany it. After thinking about it long and hard and talking to many wonderful, creative and supportive friends, I decided that yes I did want a paper arts blog to help compliment my new on-line shop, but that I did not want it to be all about me and my stamps. I wanted it to be about creativity and the love of paper and art and the many different forms that those things take. That is why you will notice a huge diversity in our senior creative team. From a U.K. designer that teaches art journaling to an internationally known watercolorists to a card maker that creates strictly for the love of paper crafting to some blogger/crafters and crafter/bloggers and a few of us in between, we have a foundation for one of the most diverse creative teams in blog land! So it is definitely not all about me.
Sure, I will give my stamps and my designs a plug where I can. And sure this site is bound to have a look that reflects a bit of me, after all, it is my head, hand and heart that has brought it 'to life'. But more than anything it is a place to come and check in if you have a passion for paper, a love of all things artsy and the craving to craft something with your hands.
I am really glad you came by. I hope you find something or someone here an inspiration and that you will  share your thoughts your creations too! Please follow along and visit often....


  1. Ya know I love ya!

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy, Kristen!

    Here we go!

  2. Happy birthday Kristen!!! I'm really looking forward to seeing your blog develop and to joining in on the fun! :o)

  3. welcome to blogland and a very happy birthday! i found you thru julie renae and i will be following you. please stop by to see me and say hi!

  4. I'm really thrilled to be a part of this Kristin!!! Thanks so much :) And have a very Happy Birthday :) xx

  5. This looks like it is going to be a fun place to play. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  6. Happy Birthday sweetie! Glitterbabe -Stef sent me and I couldn't resist wishing you a blessed day.
    Cute blog can't wait to see all your postings.

  7. Happy Birthday to you and Happy Easter Hope you don't spend all day trying to get this up and going

  8. Great blog - fantastic shop! Can't wait to follow along!

  9. Happy Birthday, Happy Blogging, Happy Easter.

  10. Hi I came by way of Glitterbabe!
    You're the opposite of me, I first started my blog and then opened up the Etsy shop...and then a secondary blog!
    It's so much fun, and I wanted to welcome you to the blogging world!

    come by and see me sometime

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  11. You were so good on election night - the best thing that ever happened to Fox News. Beauty and reason is what you are. When you open your mouth, wisdom comes out. Your husband is one lucky man. DAV


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