Friday, August 9, 2013

Blog Hop Beauties

Howdy, it's Shannon here.  How are you enjoying our outstanding guest design team?! Aren't they incredible?  It's so much fun to see what these ladies come up with using our One Scrappy Dame kit -- I love the surprise of seeing their projects every morning, just like you. Be sure you leave them nice comments this month because everyone loves to be encouraged and feel the great support of our crafty community.

So now comes the hard part.  I want to start by saying that Paper Made Bakery has enjoyed so many wonderful adventures over the past couple years and we're grateful for all the crafty friends we've made.  I want to personally thank all our past and present Baker's Dozen subscribers -- your loyalty and support have brought us oodles of happiness.  It's always nice to hear your comments about how much our kits have been enjoyed.  I also want to thank all of our design team members over the years for their generous gift of creativity and inspiration.

As you may know, in addition to owning Paper Made Bakery, I co-own Fresh Squeezed Stamps, the wonderful clear stamps you've enjoyed in our kits.  So it's with both sadness AND excitement that I tell you this August kit is the last Paper Made Bakery will produce. After much thought, weighing all the options,  and the fact that there are only 24 hours in a day, I've decided to focus my time and energies toward growing Fresh Squeezed Stamps into the phenomenal company it can become.  Paper Made Bakery, as you know it now, will no longer produce new monthly kits; past kits will be available until sold out.  I'm looking forward to lots more adventures and fulfilling my dreams, which includes staying very active in the crafting community.  I hope you'll all come along and share your passion for paper and ink!

And now comes the FUN part -- we've had a week-long giveaway and there were lots of entries.  Since this is a pretty special occasion, we decided to ADD ANOTHER WINNER, so TWO lucky people will receive a mini Fresh Baked Kit.  And those two lucky ducks are:


ERICA JOHNSON
LISA BANKES-LAHIFF

Congratulations, ladies!  Please contact us with your mailing address and we'll get your mini kits sent right out to you.


*Winners have seven (7) days from the announcement to contact us with their information; otherwise, an alternate winner will be chosen.





All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.  -Walt Disney


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16 comments:

  1. Oh Shannon, I'm sad and happy.....I have truly loved working with Paper Made Bakery Kits!!!! On the other hand, you know how much I love Fresh Squeezed Stamps...so I'm thrilled that you'll be able to spend the time to grow and nurture FSS...I know that it will continue to thrive and be a go-to company for stampers/crafters.

    Thank YOU for the monthly Paper Made Bakery inspiration!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Amy -- PMB will always be my roots and my love, but I'm filled with excitement about where Fresh Squeezed Stamps is going! Keep in touch through FSS...we've got LOTS of great things on our horizon!

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  2. I know how hard this must have been for you ... but totally support you and completely understand! Thanks for always providing the most amazing kits!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Julie -- I've had a blast creating our Fresh Baked Kits and know I'll miss it dearly. However, I'm still going to teach paper crafting classes, so that will keep me in paper and goodies and sharing my love for them! Plus, Fresh Squeezed Stamps will continue to grow and I'm thrilled to be able to guide it to greatness!

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  3. Oh Darn! I really enjoyed the kits and all the inspiration that the PMB teams have provided. I'm glad to here that you'll be continuing on with Fresh Squeezed Stamps!

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    1. Haven't we had theeeee BEST design teams?! Those ladies conitnually rocked our Fresh Baked Kits every single day! Swing by Fresh Squeezed Stamps and enjoy more awesome design team creations there. Thanks for being a PMB friend!

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  4. I know that this must have been a hard decision. I have so enjoyed working with your kits. I love your Fresh Squeezed stamps and I know that you will continue to see success with that venture. Hugs to you!

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    1. Hugs right back atcha', Angi! Thanks for helping make Paper Made Bakery great!

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  5. Excited for your venture with Fresh Squeezed Stamps! I've loved my PMB kits, but know that FSS is going places and can't wait to see what you have in store for your fans!!!

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    1. Thanks for being a fabulous Baker's Dozen subscriber AND an awesome guest designer! I see bright things in your future, too! Aloha...

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  6. I'm excited for your new adventures! I love FSS and my collection is growing! I'll be sad for no more kits, you did an amazing job putting those together (remember, I even tried to take a break, couldn't do it! The awesomeness just pulled me back in!). Yay for new things to come!

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    1. And that's why you're especially luv'd by PMB...for being a fantastically loyal subscriber and an awesome card maker! I'm glad you enjoyed our Fresh Baked Kits -- it was always a pleasure putting them together each month. I know we'll see each other around Fresh Squeezed Stamps --keep it crafty!

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  7. Well, I have been MIA for a couple of weeks but come back to read this. I am super excited for you (though sad, I am newer to PMB). I will just have to keep visiting you over at Fresh Squeezed Stamps. I just got my first set and need to break it in! Congrats to you, do what you love!

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    1. Thanks Katie!! I'm following my dream and know it will lead me to happiness. Ink up those Fresh Squeezed Stamps and then show us what you create -- we have a Splitcoaststampers and a Flickr gallery, so show us your stuff! Thanks for being a PMB fan, it means a lot to us!

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  8. I am sooooo glad that you are pursuing your dreams but I am sad that there will be no more PMB. I will be totally in support of FSS.....these stamps ROCK, Miss Lady!! Thanks for letting me be the GD for PMB this month....I am having a BLAST!!! I know I will see ya around....and SOON!!! (CHA.....lol!!) Much love..... :)

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  9. I can't believe you are letting go of your baby. I hope FSS sky rockets up the scrapbooking world. I wish you and Ryann the best.

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