It's 12:20 in the morning, and when I wake up it will be Monday, but right now in my mind it is still Sunday.
It's been one heckuva weekend. We are celebrating MSS's first birthday and man, what a whirlwind of love and support and hugs and cupcakes we are getting!
To be honest, there are moments in every designer, website owner, store owner, and even scrapbookers' lives when they sit down and really wonder, "Should I keep going?" I would be foolish to pretend that those moments never come to mind for me. Luckily, I am doing something I love, working with people I am honored to work with, and I am meeting wonderful people who I never would have met before without MSS. I am designing, losing sleep over it, and still enjoying the thrill that an artist gets every time they get done with their next "masterpiece"- these are some huge blessings for me.
I am enabling other folks like me to create, whether it be a layout or to even create kits and be designers too. I like to think that each day someone in this world finds something to like about me or my creations. That's pretty dang neat.
My focus in the next short while is on taking my dream to another level. I always loved to inspire greatness even in small bits. I love sharing inspiration, I love teaching when I can, and I love watching someone else's accomplishment. It's like watching the sun rise... it starts out small, and then with time, patience, and confidence, it explodes into the sky. (Yes, it's late, and I am feelin a little poetic)
I've still got new designs and products going into the store, don't worry... but I also have some new projects that you might enjoy.
1. I just started a new series on the MSS blog. It's an inspirational series that you might follow along with to take your scrapbooking to a new dimension. I'll add a little to it every day or two until it's time to inspire some other way. So if you miss me here, you might pop by there.
2. I'm developing a plan to work with a few budding designers. You might see some more collabs, some more chats, some more tutorials and advice on the blog and forums at MSS too. I'm really wanting to create something where I make a dent in the world. I do believe in one person's ability to do more than change the world that they live in, but to also change the world that others live in. And cheeseball me, I think it can be done through scrapbooking lol. If you have a talent, it's a blessing, and a blessing should be shared, right?
3. I am still designing. Personal Use is even more fun than normal at Christmas time, but when I design Commercial Use I enable more designers to do personal use... so you'll see some of both.
4. MSS is always growing. We will be doing some more growing soon, with new features and a new gallery with more functionality. We are expanding the types of products we offer and trying to give you more for your money, and more fun with your scraps. You'll see more printables, more project kits, and some great tools too.
Anyhow, to fiish off this long post, I do want to take one second and show off the product I added to the store today. We're on our way to Christmas, and it'll be here before we know it. I love Christmas CU tools because I can really save time in the hustle of this time of year.
Here's some really great clip art. There are 20 doodles and you get each in PNG and JPG format. I love the country crafty appeal of these graphics. It's titled "Christmas Cookies #1" and you can click here to see them in the store.