Friday, April 2, 2010

My friend Annie!

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!

So thank you, to Annie, for bringing me into the world of crafting!  Here's to you! 

Annie & I no longer sign our work with our separate names; everything is stamped with pamannie ink.  We do that on purpose, so that it's always both of us, never mine or hers. But because we do have different styles, all the photos in today's blog are layouts that Annie created.  Enjoy!


  1. Aw, what a lovely tribute to a great friend! I'm glad you two got together to do this, your creations really are beautiful!

  2. Thanks, Kim. It's good to get the chance to say nice things about someone in public! And thanks for the compliment - much appreciated.

  3. Oh, I know just what you mean! I've been having so much fun being able to do little features. I'm glad you're enjoying your blog too! :)