January 29, 2020 • Anna Griffin
We had such a fantastic set of shows on HSN yesterday! It is amazing that we just celebrated 10 years of HSN shows with new products, pretty projects and touching Skype calls. We want to thank you so much for all of the love and support from this community. Each and every one of you made yesterday so special!
To complete our 10 year celebration, here are a few fun photos and some outstanding blog comments from the past decade!
Just a little photobomb on set.
Being with Bobbi Ray always makes our day! Remember when we launched the lavender Cricut Explore Air 2? It’s a Craft Day that we will never forget!
Remember what a great time we had crafting during our Facebook Live with Jeanie, Shannon and Michael?
Here are 10 of your favorite HSN moments from the comments on the last few blog posts!
Hi Anna, It seems as though I have watched you forever! I have enjoyed watching you and using all of your fabulous products throughout the years. Needless to say, I was ecstatic when I was asked to do a Skype call with you on HSN. During the 5 p.m. show on May 2, 2018 , I shared my Mother’s Day hat that I embellished with paper flowers using your mini and large 3D Flowers Cutting Dies. Your reaction and Bobbi Ray’s made my day! It was so much fun and something that I will never forget. —Donna S.
Hi Anna. Talk about memory lane. I originally missed the Creating Keepsake magazine announcement but tuned on HSN to see the craft day event and about fell out of my chair when I saw you on!!!! I had been following you for years before and loved your first books and stamps with All Night media. Bought all of them. All of my trips to Michaels were to buy your stencils and stamps. Watched you on QVC. WOW what a FANTASTIC surprise to see you on HSN. Have been a very close follower ever since. Happy 10 year ANNAversary! So looking forward to more great years with your GREAT products. Love —Karen (from Maryland)
I retired several years ago from a busy administrative position and was soon looking for something to fill my time . Cardmaking seemed a likely choice and I began purchasing products and watching u tube videos . When I found Anna on HSN I knew her products were for me. I purchased the Garden Window cardmaking kit and thought it was the most beautiful kit I had ever seen . Still do! Began buying only Anna Griffin products and gave away all the non-Anna items . Anna, I cannot thank you enough for all you do . Health issues keep me frequently housebound but still am able to craft . So much so that I have recently joined a volunteer group that makes greeting cards to send overseas to service men and women for them to send to their loved ones . Thank you Anna for all you do and for giving us the gift of the confidence to create . Your vision and creativity allows us to make beautiful things. —Margaret T.
I have been with you Ms. Anna Griffin since before HSN. I have followed you in crafting , VIDEOS, (which I still use), learning to measure, cut, and fold, using a craft knife, (thank you), and the list goes on and on and on. My favorite part of all of your shows is the classy dresses you ALWAYS wear and the true southern belle of humility, class, and grace you always present. Your mother and grandmother would be very proud. You truly present the fact that you care deeply about the product you make and present and we people you help in the crafting field. A more genuine lady I know not and I don’t even know you personally but you make me feel like I do. Someday! —Debbie M.
Wow – you’ve got me thinking here… I must have started watching you on HSN the first year you were on. Maybe I didn’t realize then that was your first year. That is around the time I finished college and started getting back into crafting. My favorite experience was calling in and actually getting to talk to you – Anna Griffin! I have talked to you twice on air. I was so amazed that you actually talked to regular people who called in. Both times I felt I lost my words and could never express how much I appreciate the elegance of your products and that you take the the time to figure out how to help us easily make beautiful things. I have an entire shelf of your card kits and supplies and feel blessed to have them. I am also amazed at how I think I couldn’t possibly need one more thing then you come up with something new I had never imagined. Your products are quality products, well thought out, and beautiful in the making! One more thing – I went to your first Create Event and met you there which was awesome! You are even more gracious in person. I had never experienced anything like that and made a scrapbook of great memories. On that trip I made some new friends when we were getting on the elevator and had the same luggage – from HSN. We still stay in touch even though we are in different cities. You have enriched my life more than you know. Congratulations on 10 Years on HSN! I look forward to seeing you on HSN on the 28th! —Lin M.
Surprisingly I have to credit Martha Stewart for finding your beautiful paper products! I had just retired and started getting into papercrafting. I had found the Craft Day listings in my SAT guide and started watching Martha’s segments, bought some punches for scrapbooking. I saw your shows, but I didn’t think about card making at that time. After watching several series of Craft day, I was watching as you were demonstrating your embossing folders, the auto ship with the lace, paisley, blooms, etc. I think that was my first purchase and I was hooked! Congratulations on your 10th anniversary on HSN! You continue to bring us beautiful in the making! —Marcia G.
HAPPY 10TH ANNA AND STAFF. When the new flower strips (can’t remember the name) came out, I wanted those SOOOOOOOOO BADDDDD! The next day I looked on your blog and could not believe my eyes, there was my name and I won the flower strips. Talk about a “happy dance”! Love your products, creativity, generosity and most of all your sparkling personality that keeps me going with and art that I love. HERE IS TO ANOTHER 10 YEARS ON HSN. —Margaret L.
Congratulations, Anna, on ten years of HSN! I recall that when you were crafting with Sandi Genovese, (and maybe with Carol Duvall), I used to find her shows on my very early computer, and with wide-eyed wonder, printed out EVERYTHING from the shows pertaining to your crafts! Somewhere, I have boxes of black and white printouts of how-tos and images of your projects! ha! If I recall, I bought my first color printer so I could print out images of your crafts in color! I first purchased stamps by you, and still have them- wood-block, and then the very earliest clear stamps. I was so thrilled when you started marketing those, because now I could see where I was stamping! I aIso bought those gorgeous boxes of ??Scrapbooking for All Seasons, I think it was called,?? or a Year of Scrapooking maybe… LOVE those beribboned boxes. After you left QVC, I lost track of you, and finally found you on Facebook, and was absolutely thrilled that you were right there and I just hadn’t known where to look! You were the beginning of new JOY in my life! I am SO grateful for you! —Grama Pei
Dear Anna, I remember your debut and how happy I was that your products were on HSN. You haven’t changed a bit! There have been some wonderful people over the years in the crafting department at HSN, but none that have persevered with such grace and creativity. You have given joy to so many and made our lives just a bit more joyful when you come into our living rooms. It has been a pleasure to fill up my entire home with almost every product you have ever sold, and max out almost every credit card I have ever had! Here’s to another 10 years!
Your loyal fan! —Cheryl B.
Years ago, 8 to 10 years ago, I was getting ready for work and you were showing this new machine that you stuff paper thru and the most beautiful embossed patterned paper came thru the other side. I had crafted all my like and had never seen anything like it. I ordered that machine, had to make payments of course, but it changed my world forever. (I was late to work) When it arrived I was reading the instructions to find that I also had a die cutting machine too, what a bonus! I made sure my sister and best friend got one too. We have been making cards and crafting together ever since. Well sort of together; Me in Florida, sister Linda in NC and Barbara in CA. Watching Anna now is THE event to watch for all three of us. Now we all have the Empress and are still astounded each time we use it. Thanks Anna, you a world changer still. —Evadene B.
We hope that you enjoyed this walk down HSN memory lane. Thank you for being with us every step of the way! The next 10 years will be full of even more beautiful in the making and creativity all around!