*next week Bridget and I will be in Frankfurt Germany for Paper World. I will be teaching only TWO workshops in Munich Germany that following Friday at Saturday at Sandra's store again. I would LOVE to see all of you again.
Scrappies - Eching - Germany
I have been given the opportunity to DREAM BIGGER than I ever thought possible. I have set no LIMITS and so these meetings are a testament to dreaming bigger in life.
Not everything if life works out as planned. I never thought I would be doing what I do- IT never was my life plan. I never thought I would be widowed. I never thought I would have a stroke at twenty nine years old when I was pregnant. Life will and does throw us curve balls. I visited Ty's grave on Sunday after church. I know that I never thought I could endure the pain of seeing him dying and leave us. That time watching him fight so hard to live made me realize more than ever how each day is precious and should not be taken for granted. He struggled and wanted to live.
I realize that it's all through God that we have to put our faith and trust in knowing we can FACE hard things. We really are NOT alone during this REALLY hard times. I realized that I am not alone ever as life has changed for me and our family. I know that Heavenly Father knows each of us. He knows our hearts and I have felt his love as I have found that life goes on and happy times are still happening. It's really AMAZING!!!!!
There are countless women just like me. We are just trying to do the very best we can at SO many things. We all struggle with balance- raising children, self worth, relationships, jobs, etc. It's part of the plan and it's often hard to see the JOY when it's really hard and we feel hopeless. Somedays it seems we just need to take it minute by minute. I can honestly say that I have felt the saddest than I ever thought possible during the past couple of years and then when I focused on the GOOD. It was the LITTLE simple GOOD things in everyday moments that helped me to know that I am going to be okay.
I wanted to share the blog post that PSA Essentials did about our journey together at CHA. I simply ADORE working with Libby and PSA. I met Libby years ago when I was going on HSN (home shopping network) and we chatted. She is fabulous, beautiful and kind. This is her recap from their blog post.
What a week! We started Sunday at the Craft and Hobby Association's Annual MEGA Show in Anaheim, California and I ended in Dallas for Dallas Market Center's Gift Show. (And in between, I was in South Carolina at home in the office and with my babies!) A whirlwind but incredibly exciting for PSA Essentials. We just have so many things in the works for our customers.
At CHA 2015, we launched our new line of PSA Essentials Personalized Stamps and Switchable Middles by Teresa Collins. The response was fantastic! People just love Teresa's personality and it seems that anything she touches, she makes her mark on it and puts her enthusiasm into that product wholeheartedly. She genuinely loves PSA Essentials and the product she has designed and so do we! These products will be available to our retailers mid-February and customers shortly after. So stay tuned.
We planned a "Bubbly and Bites" party on Monday and served up cupcakes and fizzy soda! Attendees enjoyed the cupcakes and the cupcake toppers that I designed using the Switchable Middle stamps by Teresa Collins! (Easy to make: stamp on card stock using your PSA Essentials Switchable Middle Stamp and stamp body, punch out with a 1" punch, adhere to 1.5" scallop punched glitter card stock. Use glue gun to adhere to lolipop sticks. Voila!)
We just SO enjoyed being part of Teresa's show and thank not only Teresa, but Bridget, Mike, Teresa's daughters, son, and son-in-law. (Note: Devon win's the award for most enthusiastic about our product but what really sold him was our inks!!) We are excited to be a small part of the Teresa Collins family company-- it's filled with great energy and I really look forward to a long relationship ahead.
Stay tuned for more!