Annie is my friend, and my business partner. She's the other half of pamannie ink! We've been working together for 2 years. We met, like most parents, through our children. Her young daughter had just started on the Challenger Division Little League team Paul was on. It was love at first sight. Paul & L have been best friends ever since. It didn't take me & Annie much longer to become friends, too. Even our husbands like each other!
Annie decided to become a demonstrator for Stampin' Up. She asked me to host a party for her so that she could practice before trying it with people she didn't know. Well, I hosted a party for her. She's my friend, it was the least I could do. But I told her, this was her hobby, not mine, and I didn't see the fun in it. Well, that was then & this is now! I learned that I liked stamping!
With Annie's help I learned some techniques. Then I grew a little more confident. Soon I didn't have to copy her cards, I was coming up with colors & layouts of my own. And I feel we have two distinct styles now. But the confidence came from Annie. She believed I could do this well and finally made me believe it, too! And she introduced me to this world of crafts and creativity that I had always stayed away from. And when we started to do shows together, it was awesome! We've had a blast, and met some fabulous crafters & artisans! And now we have expanded into the virtual world. What fun!