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…
Happy Halloween! Doesn’t Mr. Sweet look positively SCARY!?