In the graphic above you'll a photo of my favorite project for 2011. I had a blast creating button cards one day and blogged about them several times on how I used them on various projects. You can see a few of those posts here, here and here. You'll also notice a list of my top 5 (well 6 actually) products from Papertrey. I thought about my favorite products and stamps were definitely at the top of the list. The first four from the my favorites list are stamps that came about from sketches and concepts that I submitted to Nichole. She worked her illustrating magic and turned my ideas into the most creative stamp sets that I could have ever imagined. These are stamps that were conjured up from the heart...stamps that I knew I would use personally....inspired by things that I love...things that have meaning to me. I love that Papertrey allows its designers to have the creative freedom to design and/or submit their ideas to the company...and then have them come to fruition. I think that's why Papertrey has some of the best stamps on the market. The designs are well thought out and meaningful, timeless and beautifully executed. I hope that you too have enjoyed our designs.
Papertrey has created a wonderful little family too. Since my beginnings with Papertrey in July of 2008, we've had some great laughs. My favorite, funny moment with Papertrey was at CHA a few years ago during the Papertrey Supershow event. It was hard, hard work and very tiring by the time it was all said and done. We had a great time with the customers and it's always a good time when I get to see my Papertrey co-workers. Nichole's husband David is always a trooper. He's so calm and just works along at a steady pace. I always like to razz him a little bit just for fun. He was vacuuming the carpet in the booth one day and we were all frazzled because the electrical outlet only allowed the vacuum cord to reach about 10 feet. I devised a plan for David. I found some cardboard tubes that were leftover from some paper rolls we lined the make and take tables with. I added about 3 of the tubes to the end of the vacuum hose so that it extended about 15 feet. Viola, a solution for David. He could literally stand in one spot and vacuum the entire booth almost. We were all tired and slap happy by that time so we had a good laugh at that one!
Today the rest of the Design Team is joining me in celebrating our favorite products and Papertrey memories. Be sure to visit Nichole's blog to follow along with the festivities today and all month long.