Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hellos, good-byes, new products and a giveaway!

This week, as I’ve been reflecting on the story of BooBoo and how she came into our lives and how things are ever-changing, IHP has undergone changes.   Another guest designer has come and gone (thanks again, Michele!)  and Lynn has stepped down from the design team, as I mentioned yesterday.  But with the good-byes there’s also a BIG HELLO!  We’re adding a new IHP position, Social Media Coordinator, to help me keep up with things.  After almost 4 years of IHP, I have come to realize that I can’t do it all.  *gasp* 

I’m so thrilled to introduce and welcome Taylor Usry to IHP officially!  She’s been unofficially helping with some Gourmet Rubber Stamps samples for me over the past couple months but now she’s officially part of the team!  And I couldn’t be happier.  (I prefer hellos much more than good-byes!)

I want to assure you that I will still be accessible to you for product questions, friendly banter or anything else.  Taylor will be helping me get things posted to the blog, Facebook and Twitter in a more timely manner than I am able to do on my own (packing orders and behind the scenes stuff always takes priority…that’s how your packages arrive so quickly!) and will spotlight more crafty things from the DT.  Generally she’s going to be helping me to help you all stay in the loop and inspired.  And I’m hoping that we’ll be able to get some customer challenges and giveaways going more regularly too once we’re really in the swing of things.  So, stay tuned!

If you don’t already know Taylor, here’s a little bit about her:
“Hello! My name is Taylor Usry, and I live with my husband and two kids in southern Virginia. I’ve been an avid crafter my whole life, but I’ve only been obsessed with paper crafting for the last 9 years or so.  I cannot remember a time when I didn’t have a crayon, marker, glue stick, ribbon, or something crafty in my hands!

I’m often asked if I have a particular style – I’d say it’s eclectic. There really isn’t much I don’t like, or anything I won’t try. I love every aspect of the creative world.  

I’m honored to currently be part of several talented design teams, and am absolutely thrilled to be working with i {heart} papers as the Social Media Coordinator!  You can see my work on my blog.”
And NOW onto the new goodies!  There are new releases from Gourmet Rubber Stamps including 4 sets that have been packaged exclusively for IHP from GRS.   So, for those of you who have been hesitant to buy the complete Diners Set, now have the option of buying a few of the singles packaged together.  My favorite one is this Pinwheel and Ice Cream set.

There are also three new Paper Smooches sets.  I especially the Space Cadet set for all my nerdy friends (you know who you are) and the Squeaky Clean set.  But, if you have a teen, tween or are married to a big kid at heart, then you’re going to need the Teen Routine set.  So…I guess what I’m saying is I love them all.  :)
OK, that’s it for today.  Thanks for sticking with me through all these.  I know it was a LOOOONNNG post!  But, if you’ve read this far, be sure to go over to Taylor’s blog.  She’s going to be doing a giveaway for a $10 IHP gift certificate.  Details on her blog!  GO NOW

Have a great rest of your weekend!


Lynn Mercurio said...

What a great choice...Taylor rocks and she will be a fabulous asset to your already awesome team. Go you!!!

Taylor said...

Thank you SO much for this opportunity! I'm looking forward to working with the whole team!

And thank you, Lynn, for the sweet words!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Congratulations Taylor! This is fantastic news.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Congratulations Taylor! Looking forward chatting on face book with you!