Happy Halloween peps! Whew, seems like this holiday is long gone already... between seeing Christmas decorations in the stores - to working on Valentines day stuff for the Sweet Shop - seems like I'm rarely celebrating the 'right' holiday. lol - Ever feel that way?!
Boy do we have a BIG BIG announcement to make... Let's start with a little 'back story' (just a hint - I know I can get chatty!)
I started Sweet Stamp Shop over two years ago now, and I always hoped to grow to a place where I could bring in other artists as illustrators - As we've organically grown, about 6 months ago I finally felt like we were in a place to start searching for some illustrators.... and so the search began... and, like any other relationship - we 'dated' lots of people and had lots of 'chats' with so many talented artists. We knew - that God had the right plan for us and our Sweet Shop - and little did I know how amazing His plan was!!
Long story short - Alyssa Bennett joined our design team, she lives here in San Diego - and we met up --- we became fast friends (like, the friends that just 'click' and you're hanging out all the time :) She mentioned that she had a stamp line that she had to abruptly quit --- and she had all these illustrations just sitting waiting for the right 'thing'. Not thinking too much of it, I told her that I would help her sell the illustrations, and give her some of my contacts.
She came over one night and brought her computer with all her illustrations. I started to go through her stuff - and I thought, wait a minute... you're not selling these to anyone other than the SWEET shop! Her stuff is amazing and this whole time we were building a friendship --- I had no idea I was becoming such great friends with Sweet Stamp Shop's first illustrator!
I can't tell you the blessing that Alyssa has been for the Sweet shop - and for me. We sit in the Sweet headquarters, she listens to all my big dreams - hopes - stories ... and she DREAMS - HOPES - and SHARES right along with me.
In a year of transition - in finding myself - in shedding old and coming into NEW - Alyssa, Danni, Kristen - and all my Pinterst Party Pals ... they've brought me back into the 'friendship' living. (quick gushing moment - here's a peek at one of our pinterest parties... if you're ever in San Diego - you'll have to come!)
SO without any further gushing...
Please give a warm - sweet welcome to Alyssa! She'll be introducing her new line with us starting in November. (here's a little peek at what you can expect from this talented artist)
If I've learned anything in the last 2 years - it's that God has an amazing plan for you and the day that you choose to smile, look forward, and live with passion - HE will make your path more clear, and bless you immensely along the way.
We can't wait to show off more of what Alyssa has coming - I think you're going to SWOON when you see just how cute her stuff is....
Take a moment and visit Alyssa on her new blog - HERE
We're also excited to be introducing some AHH-mazing guest designers to help show off Alyssa's new line --- take a moment to welcome these talented artists to the Sweet family...
Also, because it's just plain FUN - here's a chance to win one of Alyssa's debut sets before you can buy it - and before I can even SHOW it!
Ok - now's time to enter...