Hi HSN family! On Tuesday, January 26th I am celebrating the 6th Anniversary of Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting on HSN, so I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of my favorite milestones and memories. What an honor it’s been to be a part of this amazing journey for the past 6 years!
1. My First Visit to HSN
My first time crafting with you on HSN will always be a fond memory for me. The premiere show with host Suzanne Runyan was a blast! I still remember writing the very first programming outline, and can’t believe how far we’ve come since 2010.
2. The Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Debut
For me, this is the game changing moment where the possibilities for crafting catapulted to a whole new level. The Anna Griffin Cuttlebug machine debuted in January 2013, and none of us knew what to expect. The result was a complete sell out by 11 a.m.! Since then my partnership with Cricut has seen the release of hundreds of embossing folders, cutting dies and more. I still have “aha” moments with this little machine every single day and love bringing that innovation exclusively to HSN.
3. The Cricut Explore world launch in February 2014
When Cricut told me that I would be a part of the world launch of their new Explore machine, I knew it was going to be big. The launch in February 2014 wasn’t just big…it was record breaking. I’ll also never forget the way the set looked that day- the ombre paper flower wall and the breathtaking party décor the Cricut Explore was able to create made this day a milestone for me.
4. Anna Griffin Home
Transforming my patterns into bedding and home décor was another milestone made possible by HSN in 2015. Our company tagline, “beautiful in the making,” had a whole new meaning, because now even the top of your bed could be Anna Griffin chic!
5. Winning the Quality Assurance and Customer Excellence Award
Getting all dressed up and going to a gala is one thing, but being presented with an award for quality products and satisfied customers made me feel like the belle of the ball! The HSN 5th Annual Awards gala was an evening I won’t soon forget.
6. The relationships I’ve formed with HSN fans, employees, hosts and guests
Most of all, I love all of the amazing people we’ve met through HSN over the past 6 years. New friends were made, new partnerships evolved, and I spent lots of late nights with our fans in their homes and inspiring them to be creative. That is the biggest gift of all!
Cheers to a 2016 that is even more beautiful in the making!