I'm just going to come right out and say it… I am blessed with some pretty incredible friends.  I count myself extremely lucky to know the people that I do.  Among those are some ladies who are powerhouse designers and entrepreneurs.  I love these ladies for making cool things, getting out there, and sharing them with the rest of us.  

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All of them have a unique style and talent for great design that comes through in the products they put out there.  And as a consumer and product collector hoarder, I am glad that they do.  I know so many of you are too.

I am beyond thankful to have a friendship with these gals.  Each of them has encouraged me and supported me, sent me emails that make me laugh and think, let me rant or ask stupid questions, and basically have been a team of cheerleaders worthy of a trophy at Nationals.  I love supporting the "little guys" and I love that we support each other.

They all have awesome products in their stores (or to be released very shortly) and I know you won't regret taking a pop into each of their shops: 

Liz Tamanaha – Paislee Press
Erica Hernandez – Erica Hernandez Designs
Ann-Marie Morris – Ann-Marie Loves Paper
Elise Blaha Cripe – Stamp Shop
Tina Aszmus – Life Love Paper
Jamaica Edgell – Jamaica Makes
Geralyn Sy – In a Creative Bubble
France Wisniewski – Bananafish Studio 

Winner of the Kick Start class giveaway is posted below – thank you for entering!