So many doors..

Feb 20, 2012

You never know when opportunity will come knocking on your door. And I’m happy to say it came knocking on mine while I was attending CHA. This opportunity came completely out of the blue and was totally unexpected and certainly not planned. For the past 10 days (reason for my lack of blog posts) I have created into the wee hours of the morning, slept 4 or 5 hours, created all day, took a 2 hour nap, created into the wee hours of the morning and started the process all over again. In the end I created 64 items and all but 13 were chosen. Chosen for what, you might ask… well I’m now a signature designer for Blossom Bucket and I’m thrilled beyond belief.  This is a new area for me since my items have not one thing to do with scrapbooking and it is just all so exciting.

I’ve wanted to break into the gift industry for a very long time and have had many a door closed but I never gave up. This does not mean I didn’t think about quiting, but when these thoughts would creep into my head I just pushed myself that much harder. Something kept telling me, “Do not give up on yourself or on those who have been by your side encouraging you all the way.” So I kept pushing and doing what felt right hoping with all those closed doors of the past one door in the future would open and open it did!

So what I have to say to all you aspiring artists… “Do not ever give up on yourself or your dreams.” No matter how many doors close and believe me I have had many close, keep trying, when you’re about to give up try and push yourself that much harder. You never know when opportunity will come knocking on YOUR door.

I cannot wait to see where this new journey takes me.




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  • So excited for you! Congratulations!

  • I can hardly wait to see what is next for you!

  • Congratulations!!

  • Congrats Lisa !! Well l Deserved!!!

  • congrats lisa. couldn’t happen to a nicer person! and your encouraging words are just what i needed today. i wish you much success!

  • Congrats Lisa!

  • Oh Lisa how wonderful! I am so very excited for you! Congrats!

  • how thrilling!!

  • Congrats! That is so AMAZING and what a fantastic company to work for! I LOVE their stuff!!!! :)

  • Lisa….I’m so excited for you! Congratulations! You are such an inspiration to me…..

  • Theresa Grdina

    Congratulations!! This is the most wonderful news! I can’t wait to see what you will be creating for us next!!

  • Congratulations and thanks for the words of inspiration to never give up on the dreams we have as artists! Best of luck to you on your new adventures!

  • AWESOME…I’m thrilled for you! Blossom Bucket is a GREAT company…

  • Congratulations!!!! enjoy your journey:)

  • Woo-hoo!!! Huge Congrats!!! I’m thrilled for you!!

  • Cindy Leaf

    I am so excited for you, I told people (I only had the first book, I just got the second) this is the best book to buy – I love, love them and I am so happy for you, you have the gift to create beautiful things and people see your work and can see that!!!


  • Pam

    This is fabulous! Congrats!