Finally! Started a giveaway on Instagram, had an anniversary, and I haven’t crashed my website in 48 hours!

Image by #mamaelephant - 21st Anniversary card
Me and My Yeti

For those of you dropping by thanks to my IG giveaway, welcome!  I hope this is a first visit of several!

I confess that I’ve been reluctant to start this site–I have so little free time, that making cards has been winning out over getting this blog up and running …. for FIVE months.  Wow, I can really procrastinate with the best of them!

So, why blog, anyway? Well, I have a little daydream about being on a design team, and doesn’t seem achievable without a website, near as I can tell. Hence, essiecards.com .  And since I mostly write for a living, this shouldn’t be too bad, once I synch with the technology.

The giveaway:  Some of my favorite companies and favorite stuff–because I wouldn’t run a giveaway with stuff I don’t want.  So, enter away and then, if you win, I hope I get to see what you make!

And now I know how to use Instagram overlays and even how to use ye olde Random Number Integrator.  Given that I predate the era of computers, I’m darned proud of myself.  And my kids think I’m kinda cool, which is never a given.

And today is my anniversary.  It’s been, as my husband says, “21 magical years.”  And they’ve flown by.  Am I the only person out there married this long who still hasn’t cleaned and “preserved” her wedding dress?  Hmm.  Maybe I’ll dig it out of its bag for another post.  It’s VERY 1990s.  Lots of silk, lots of pearls and pretty over the top.  Probably the birdseed people threw at us is still caught in the skirt.

The post:  the anniversary card from me to the one I’d marry all over again in a skinny minute.  He’s the best thing that ever happened to me.