Several of you have nominated me as a Rockin' Girl Blogger. Wow, what an honor! The title has been given to many of the girl bloggers in the stamping community, so rather than tag them again I thought I would change the title to Rockin' Girl Entrepreneur.
Why you may ask? At CHA I had a fairly prolific moment while sitting at dinner with fellow stampers. The stamping industry has seen major changes in just the last 12 months, mostly due to women in the industry. While as amazing as their product is, Stampin' Up! and other large companies have dominated the stamping world for years. But due to the inginuity, dedication and good ol' fashioned passion, a small handful of ladies have shaken things up and added some variety to our stamping diets. How amazing is it that an avarage stay-at-home mom can make a difference in the industry that had previously been controlled by large multi-million dollar companies? To that fact, I say ROCK ON!
Ellen Hutson & Karen Lockhart: Ellen is a dear, dear friend of mine and the few times I've met Karen have been so heart-warming. These partners embrace the power of women in the industry and are so inspirational to me. No matter the successes they have seen they continue to be down to earth and always focus on the education of a stamper.
GinaK: Not only is she contributing to the industry with her hand-drawn images, she also donates her efforts and time to helping others with her charity work. She is dedicated to customer service and being "real". Her personality is so welcoming and you would be hard-pressed to enter any of the message boards at Splitcoast and not see her friendly banter.
Emily & Stamping Bella: I can sum Em up in one word, "MWAH"! She has brought a fresh, funky girl power line to the market and invented a whole new language at the same time. Who knew "bella" could be combined with any of the millions of words in the english laguage and sound so darn cool?!?!?
Kim & My Favorite Things: I haven't had the pleasure to meet her in person, but I have heard about her success and appreciate her passion for her product. The images carried by her company are so unique and have a trademark look that you can recognize a mile away. I always look forward to seeing her new releases.
I wish all of these women continued success in their stamping ventures. Their designs and decication to providing the best is just amazing. And to think at the same time they get dinner on the table, keep up with housework and do the grocery shopping just like the rest of us! It is amazing what a WOMAN can do when she puts her mind to it! Rock on!