The blogging community is full of so many incredible women. Women who are far more creative than I. And have amazing stories to share.
This is one of them.
Hi, I am Shannon from The Scribble Pad. I am a mother, a blogger, and a stationer with an etsy shop! It all started when I was a little girl, just like Ava. Here is a picture of me around the time when I first fell in love with arts and crafts:
|circa early 80s|
I loved water colors and charcoals and oils. Mostly, I loved to doodle.
Art was my favorite subject, and continued to be all the way through high school. I found joy when I was creating. And although I considered going to art school, I never really thought I was very good. So I packed up my art supplies and put them away when I went off to college.
In 2002 I met a guy and in 2006 he asked me to marry him. A wedding to plan, the blogging world was still fairly new, and pinterest had not yet even been imagined. Irregardless, the idea of my own wedding fueled my creativity once again. I leveraged my years of doodling and decided to lean on the calligraphy I had learned as a little girl and tackle my wedding invitations.
Addressing my own wedding invitations in my very own calligraphy brought me so much joy, that I quickly began doing wedding calligraphy on the side.
Jump forward a few more years having completed the calligraphy for countless weddings and quickly moving to custom invitation design for bridal showers, baby showers, and birthdays. I am now a mom getting less sleep and less time to focus on calligraphy, but the longing to dig my hands in and get creative is strong. After many encouraging chats with friends, I finally launched my etsy shop in November 2011.
I dusted off my old rubber stamps, and acquired some new ones to begin making stationery for all of life's occasions. I am having a blast. So much fun that I want to share it with all of you. So today, I would like to give away a set of love notes just in time for Valentine's day!
One winner will receive a set of six 3x3 red and cream stock paper featuring an assortment of hand stamped, hand embossed hearts and love birds. These are perfect for your sweetheart on valentines day, your anniversary, notes for kids lunch boxes, or for simply expressing gratitude for a great friend.
::You must be a follower of Ava Grace's Closet via GFC::
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And because you are bound to see something you love in her etsy shop, Shannon has sweetly provided a coupon code for 30% all hand-stamped items :: use code LoveAvaGrace
A huge thanks to Susan for hosting me here today. She is an incredible encouragement as a mother and friend. And I am thrilled she gave me a chance to share my business with you! Can't wait to see who wins!!
Thanks so much for being here Shannon and sharing your love for all things creative!
You are an inspiration.
I want to win. *pout*
**enter through Sunday, February 5th at midnight. winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on Monday**