September 2, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Fan Mail Friday – Birthday Surprises
Welcome to our first Fan Mail Friday in September! We heard from new friends, admired all of the cards, letters and projects received and are so excited to share it all with you! There are birthday cards, thank you cards and even Halloween projects to show you this week. We also had a special friend come visit at our office, so we have 2 videos to share with you this week. We love being able to show you all of the remarkable things that have come into the office from Griffinites all over.
Come see the fun surprises we received this week!
The fun continues! There’s nothing like fan mail to bring a smile to your face.
We received the most gorgeous gift from the crafting group, the Goldfeathers. This lovely explosion box contains scrapbook pages with sweet mementos, photos and happy birthday wishes. We want to thank Melissa, Kirk, Donna, Markeita, Jeanie, Felicia and Michael for such a thoughtful birthday present.
Isn’t it spectacular?
There are so many lovely details inside.
It looks like Jimmie Lynn has been doing some work in Finishing School! This is such a beautiful interpretation and birthday card.
Here is the inside of Jimmie Lynn’s card.
Tina’s perfect, pink shaped card is so lovely. She said that she has had a hard time getting cards to us, but we got this one and love it!
This is our first time hearing from Linda, which is perfect for our first Friday in September. So good to receive your beautiful card and get to know you, Linda!
Sherry has also been visiting classes in Finishing School! Her amazing birthday card has roses, presents and everything celebratory; so much fun!
Take a look at the inside of Sherry’s card!
Our friend Zaida expertly combined different dies, embellishments and more into this stunning birthday card. Your card is right on time!
Chris is ecstatic about all things Anna Griffin, and dubbed us the G.O.A.T! We will take it; thank you for some a fantastic birthday card!
Mark made the most incredible birthday album and card. We will be sure to find special mementos to house inside it! Thank you for thinking of us!
Here is a look inside!
This is the first card that Ethel has sent to someone other than family. We are so honored to receive a card from you, and we love all of the fun details that you included!
Eileen made a beautiful paper celebration of all things August and Leo! Her card says that Leos are radiantly joyful, courageous, creative and confident! The August birthstone, Peridot is associated with growth, prosperity, love, loyalty and protection. She always included that the August flowers are the gladiolus which stands for integrity, honor and respect, while poppies stand for remembrance, prosperity, enchantment and sympathy.
So lovely! Each piece is more gorgeous than the next!
Reading your letters and cards is so uplifting and appreciated. If there is someone you need to reach out to, take a moment today to send one of your creations along with a heartfelt message. It’s always such a good practice to send a birthday greeting, thank you card or thinking of you card to those in your life. We love hearing from you each week. If you would like to send something to us for Fan Mail Friday, mail it to us at 99 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 Attn: Fan Mail Friday. We look forward to your messages!
The Great Explosion Box from the Gold Feathers to Anna Griffin was such a beautiful gift. It was done so well and creative and the piece de resistance was the centerpiece with the great crafting designs. Each scrapbook page was so amazing. An artwork on each side. Hats off to the Goldfeathers on this project.
Love the items including the BOX!!!!
Beautiful cards, and box love the 3d vase how impressive 👏
Thanks for giving me inspiration to make some lovely cards
Love seeing such beautiful and creative cards!
Is it possible that the creator could share which dye cuts were used?
Dear Anna , we all need beautiful things in our lives now .Thank you so much ! All our love always.
The inspiration on your Blog is always amazing! A lot of just lovely and fantastic cards and projects. Kudos to all who share!💝💝💝
Anna, The cards and pages you show are truly amazing. Would it be possible to note the names of the parts used. I get a bit overwhelmed at all the options and I own A LOT of Anna to choose from, as I’m sure many of your fans do.
Beautiful cards and creations. Great advice to get those cards in the mail and cheer someone else up!
Lovely, lovely cards, sweet notes and delightfully clever projects!! So grateful that you shared these birthday cards as well as your happiness in receiving them.
Wow, absolutely gorgeous cards 😍 and kudos to the Goldfeathers on their extraordinary creation, just amazing 👏
You guys are so amazing, with imagination with no boundaries, love, love all the cards and gift, I so wanted to go attend create, but I am definitely have joined the week to week paycheck. Would love to win, impossible dream. Do you think the tickets are going to be sold at hsn 5 payments?
What beautiful cards and gifts. So many people love you Anna. I’m so sorry to hear about your Father. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Tracy❤️🙏🏻
I am overwhelmed by these works of art!!! You are so beloved to us all, Anna.
As a former ceramic studio owner and teacher, my biggest reward was the day a student would say, “I really like your sample, but I have a better idea of how to finish this piece. ” They found that creativity that so many had when they were young. Fanmail Friday is Anna Griffin reward day!
GREAT PROJECTS !!!! I get so excited looking at everyone’s creativity. I love being a part of your community Anna I’m such a crafting geek it’s nice that I’m not the only one that goes CRAZY FOR CRAFING. Everyone have a good weekend.
Simply beautiful Birthday cards. I am sure they all made you very happy. Great Fan Mail Friday.
Oh my goodness! These cards & projects are beautiful! I love that box! I finally sent you a card yesterday so hopefully you get it next week.
So sorry Anna. There are really no words. Just love & prayers. We all love FMF. All that beauty is good for the soul. Special shout out to Mark! Exquisite Album (from a fellow album maker). To Ethel! Loved your card…especially the poppies. Keep filling lives with beauty.
So beautiful and such unique projects!
Everything was so beautiful. You are a very special lady to receive so many cards and gifts. I am so blessed to be a part of your card making ladies. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll send a card!
beautiful cards etc!! talented people! sure wish I could win stuff..
OK the big explosion box was super cool! I agree it should be a class! The artist is truly amazing! Nice job
Beautiful cards and gifts.
Thank you for sharing your amazing birthday cards and Explosion box.
These beautiful moments are a tribute to the beauty you allow us to bring to our world.
Gorgeous cards, boxes and gifts! They are all beautiful and so creative! Wow!
WOW WHAT AN EXPLOSION BOX!!!!
Beautiful as always.
My Mom will be gone 14 years this year.
I think celebrating your birthday for the rest of the year is a fine idea.
All Birthday cards are fabulous!
The Pink Box is absolutely AMAZING
CONGRATS to you Anna for another trip around the Sun begins again ! Wishing you another marvelous year!
Beautiful Birthday Box and Cards! Such talented ladies always keep us wanting to learn more! Anna you are blessed!
That giant explosion box is fab-u-lous! Great job, Gold Feathers!!!
Oh wow, the birthday box is spectacular, gorgeous, fabulous, a-mazing…..I could be here all day posting! A work of art for sure! 😍
Beautiful birthday box Anna! Wonderful gift. It would be my Mother’s birthday today too! She would have been 96. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and this community of crafters.
I really like the gift box! It is such an original idea! When our group meet again we could do something like that as a group!
Amazing Fan Mail Friday projects, gifts, cards…. it’s a full parade of creativity!!. Loved every single item shown today specially the Giant Explosion Box. Great job everyone!!
Would love to win Create It.
So very sorry for your loss, Anna. Sending love and hugs.
Goldfeathers you out did yourselves.
Glad you liked the card I sent.😃
Love love love everything
WE ALL LOVE YOU ANNA!
YOU ARE A M A Z I N G
Beautiful box , I love to make a box like that in a smaller size , you’re so special
So many awesome creations! That explosion box is magnificent! You can see and feel the love that went into making it, and also the it brought to creators! Thanks for sharing.
Oh my, what great cards and the “box” how wonderful. How can anyone make anything greater, but I am thinking, I have some ideas, now if to make them materialize. Have a great holiday weekend. Love you bunches.
Color me jealous! I wish I had a creative mind like these guys have. Beautiful work everyone!
These cards are so beautiful, as is the explosion box! Well done to all involved! you are all very talented!
These cards are so well done and each one more beautiful than the last! Definitely inspiring and uplifting. Happy birthday to you!
P.S. Condolences to you & your family. Those we love will always be close in heart and watching over us from above.
I’m finally back from my surgery and able to see all these beautiful cards, what a wonderful birthday Anna. So sad not to be able to send you a card. 😢 It will be another 6 weeks before I can climb the stairs to my craft room, but I’m able to read and see all the magnificent cards and talent. Happy Birthday!!!!🎉 So happy to be back!
How incredible was your birthday explosion box inside a box! Happy birthday Anna! Looking forward to another year of beautiful creativity & inspirational projects! God Bless & Kind regards! Grace Moore from the “IndiAnna Griffinites!
Everything is absolutely amazing. I am in awe of all the creative people in these groups. Thank you Anna for supplying the necessary supplies to make these beautiful creations. I enjoy seeing what everyone makes and appreciate you all sharing them with us. I hope to be able to create such masterpieces one day. Hopefully once I am done with treatments I can get back on to crafting again! Fingers crossed! #WinItWednesday #SeptemberBloodCancerAwareness #multiplemyeloma #crafty #AnnaGriffin
Each example is a masterpiece in its own right. I love them all. These individuals are so talented and have created beautiful memories. Thank you sharing these beauties.
Happy Birthday to you.
Beautiful. So many creative people. My birthday is tomorrow the 3rd. Love everything.
As always, so much talent and beautiful cards being showcased each week. The explosion birthday box was spectacular!
My deepest sympathy to you for your loss, Anna. Sending love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.
These are amazing, just like you, Anna!
Beautiful cards & projects. Thanks for sharing!
Have fun weekend, Everyone! 😁
Anna Griffin – Now that I know for sure that you are continuing your birthday to the end of the year – Let me welcome you to the membership free, September birthday club!!!’
My birthday is September 8th and I 😀 when I heard you say today that your Mom’s birthday was September 2nd. You must have made your parents very proud with your success as an entrepreneur, a business person, Super Goat crafter who is very admired not only for her many talents but for her kindness. Thank you Anna and enjoy your continuing birthday celebration.
Wow. What a wonderful gift to show how much Anna means to all of us. The Golden Feathers did all the work but I feel like that beautiful explosion box expressed how I feel, too!
I’m not crying, you’re crying.
Happy crafting! – Claire
These are amazing, just like you Anna!!
Happy Anna Griffin!!!! I love the Create 7 and Love the new Create 8. Hope you have a great Birthday. I am hoping to get a ticket to create 8 but im not sure.
Hello Anna & your Wonderful Team
Spectacular is the word! The cards, boxes and all the beautiful gifts for your continuing birthday celebration is like those television marathons we watch here in the USA. We know we should stop and get a snack or go to bed but cannot bring ourselves to do it.
Please accept my condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. May many
blessings of peace and love surround you.
All of the projects are so beautiful. Loving the birthday celebration projects and especially the giant box. Everyone have a great Labor Day weekend.
Oh Anna, such a touching finish to your blog. I cannot pick any favorite of all the items shown today with all the popup cards, foldout cards and cards from Create along with the many others using your products. All were inspiring. I feel all the love sent your way. I have to comment also on your lovely top as I remember when as a girl so many years ago that blue and green were not popular together. Now it is one of my favorite combinations. Whoever makes your clothing is fabulous. Sending love and another big hug.
Everything is so beautiful and such an inspiration🤩 looking forward to a long crafting weekend
WOW 😮 Such beautiful things—thanks for sharing them all, they are even more spectacular up close!
So many talented craters out there-kudos to you all!
I am always so inspired by the beautiful cards everyone sends you. Great job, everyone! That explosion box is to die for. Yes, a class on that, please!!!! I’m not a big scrapbooker but would love to make “pages” for a box like this. Hugs, Anna, from my heart to yours. I recently lost my dad, too, and your classes and inspiration are helping me heal.
Both videos are amazing So many people love Anna including myself. Thank you for all you do ❤️
Gorgeous, just “GORgeOUS”
The explosion box is amazing. So many beautiful creations! I love seeing all of the pretty fan mail.
Just as these hundreds of cards and crafted gifts have blessed your life, Anna, your sharing them with us has blessed ours. Our hearts are filled with awe over the kindness and generosity showered upon you over these many weeks. People have let you know how much you and your staff mean to them, what you mean to each of us. The love and admiration shown has been truly amazing. Whenever someone is dedicated to bringing beauty and generosity into others lives, it comes back to them a hundred fold, as evidenced by the abundance of mail. You are making a difference, dearest Anna — you and your team. You are touching thousands of lives. Well done.
WOW! I love Fan Mail Friday, I am in awe of the cards you receive and intimidated also. Every time I think about sending you a card for the first time I see FMF and lose my nerve. Maybe some day. Happy belated birthday Anna!
Wow! That Birthday Explosion Box was Amazing!!! So much talent in the Goldfeathers group! What an incredible gift! All the creativity shared is so inspiring!!!
Thank you for sharing those wonderful greetings.
I enjoyed the birthday explosion box so much. It is great that so many Griffinites participated.
Great job. All of the cards are beautiful as well. Happy Day!
Wow! I just don’t know how FMF could get any better. Love everything shown. The cards were beautiful, Marks album, fantastic and the Gold Feathers Bday box….well, there are just no words!!!
Wow! The Goldfeathers did a fabulous job on your box. My, oh my! But then all the ladies and gentlemen do wonderful cards. I love looking at them and even getting some great ideas. Thank you!
That is so incredibly beautiful that birthday box card that is just so wonderful I would have loved to have gone to create but I just couldn’t go and and now I can’t afford to go but I know everybody has a great time
A truly spectacular Friday post.
Wonderful! Absolutely delightful!
You really do have a lot of fans!!!!! All the beautiful cards and the Huge Explosion Box was incredible. I seem to have gotten this Fan Mail Friday late as it did not show up in my e-mails including the Blog for Sept. so far so I re-entered it. Can’t miss getting the Blog as it is such a highlight of all the creative card makers and project makers.