So, I left a successful direct sales business and took some time to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up. I am the kind of person who needs to work and to do something creative. And although teaching fulfilled both of those needs, that wasn't a consideration. After more than 10 years of being my own boss, it would be too hard to go back to the classroom where I couldn't even go to the bathroom when I wanted.

My mom sent me a newspaper article about a woman who started a greeting card about young moms (she actually cut it out of the newspaper and mailed it via snail mail - I'm surprised I didn't save it because you know, I'm a scrapbooker at heart). At the same time, a girlfriend sent me a card that spoke to my situation without being cutsy or sappy. And I started to think . . .

I'm a storyteller. It's how I scrapbook. It's how I send Christmas cards. It's how I celebrate. So I started drafting stories about women. The stories were snapshots of every day things. Some are directly from my life and some are inspired from conversations I eavesdropped on.

I'm not an artist, but I am creative. I figured out how to draw a person so that she looked like a person, and then I got out my scrapbooking software and built backgrounds by putting together shapes. I found a local printer, got a college kid to build a website and launched the first batch of .

We just re-released these cards that get packed and unpacked with every move. And they are on sale.

Celebrate every day,


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