September 4, 2013


It is so hard to comprehend, but my blog, Paper Seedlings, is one year old! In many ways, this year seems to have flown, and I feel like I have accomplished a lot during that time.

celebrating one year of inspiring others

On the other hand, I know there are still lots of improvements I need to make in my blog, in its appearance, its ease of use, its features. My daughter, emily, who is a free lance illustrator, has contributed her expertise on many occasions. I appreciate that tremendously. But, in truth, for the most part, I have been struggling along on my own. And, hopefully I AM growing and improving and will continue to accomplish more in my quest as I commence into my second year of bringing you Paper Seedlings.

My original intent for Paper Seedlings can be found in the subtitle of my header, planting creative paper ideas. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and a college graduate with a degree in art, I look to this venue to stay creative in a crazy, sometimes incomprehensible world. Any of my days without creativity of any sort are days completely wasted in my happiness equation. I NEED creativity in my life in order to feel alive. And I thank you, my readers, for the opportunity to be able to push myself a little towards that end.

In my plan for planting creative paper ideas, I have been sharing my thoughts, ideas, creations, planting little paper seedlings, all in hopes of inspiring each of you in some way, however small. Hopefully you HAVE been gaining from what I have to offer, and growing right along with me. And becoming happier and more fulfilled in the process.

If you ever have any comments, suggestions, feedback, I would love to hear from you. After all, this blog is not only for me and my happiness, it's for YOU too!

I also would love it if you could consider using me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator when you are ordering your supplies. Especially if I've managed to influence you in your decision to purchase.

Please stick with Paper Seedlings as we enter our second season of planting creative paper ideas together. I love having you along for the ride! 



  1. Congrats on your one year blogiversary. :)

  2. Congrats on reaching your first blogoversary!! =)

    Happy Thursday!

  3. Congratulations on your BLOGiversary! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!!

    Shelly from MinettesMaze

  4. Congratulations on your Blogiversary! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Follow Along

  5. Congrats on your one year anniversary. I feel like I am plodding along too but I guess figuring things out helps us keep our brains pliable and young. :D Thanks for linking up to BeColorful.