October 21, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Fan Mail Friday – Boo-tiful Cards
Happy Friday to you! As you know, we look forward to Fridays because we are able to see the beautiful things that you have made and sent to the office. We love to show off the gorgeous cards that you make here on the blog and on display in our office! Right when you walk in the door, your Halloween cards are currently the star of the show! This week we got to hear from lots of you! From thank you’s for winning Win It Wednesday to Halloween projects, we have cards for all occasions!
Come see this Friday’s mail.
Wendy makes these little purses for her volunteers at the library, and sent us one too! Isn’t this too cute?
One of our crafters, Shari was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer. She decided to make this an adventure and encourage others and cheer them up. She has made chemo crowns to wear to her appointments and is working on a blog to share her journey. We are sending you so much love, hugs and well wishes, Shari!
Our sweet friend Adina made and sent the most gorgeous birthday card in true Adina fashion. Adina, you are so talented and inspire so many with your beautiful projects.
Suzanne wished us a Happy Halloween with her spooky house card. What a great idea to make a Halloween house!
Marie wrote to tell us that she and the California Griffinites have been having lots of fun making Halloween cards and connecting on zoom!
Marcia’s cute card is so much fun! Inside it reads: “As the sky grows dark and moon glows bright, As strange creatures and critters appear in the night, as goblins growl and werewolves whine, hope that Halloween sends a CHILL down your spine!
Karen and Lou sent a few Halloween goodies to get us through the last dash to Create 8! See you soon, Karen and thank you for the treats!
We love the way that Barbie used the Square Pop Out Dies to make this beautiful Halloween card!
Here is the inside of Barbie’s wonderful card.
Take a look at Agnes’s spooktacular Halloween card. From the vellum layer to the fall diecuts, everything is wonderful!
Thank you all for the fantastic fan mail this week. We love getting to know you through your cards, letters and projects. You all are near and dear to our hearts! If you would like to send something in for Fan Mail Friday, you can mail it to us at 99 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324.
We want to remind you of our next live event on Monday, October 31st at 12pm! The show is called AGTV It’s About Time, and you will want to be there.
Bye for now,
Hi Anna! Such talented crafters showcased in this Fan Mail Friday. Shari, you are a shining example of courage and optimism! Your chemo crowns are beautiful and so are you. Sending many prayers and blessings…
Love fan mail Friday. Love seeing all your lovely cards they are so inspiring.
Hello Miss Anna and Co!
Fan Mail Friday always gives me a little boost! Everyone is so creative and I can feel the excitement in the air as Create 8 gets closer and closer…
Stay well everyone!
I am so excited for those who get to participate in create 8. I was not able to afford this year;but extremely excited to see and hear/?read every one’s comments on their experiences.
You can create beyond your wildest imagination and surprise yourself with all of Anna’s products!
Create 8 workshop would be beyond my wildest imagination to attend
Watch our world here we come! Griffinites!
Lovely purse. Please include me in Win It Wednesdays
I have been so touched by Shari’s fight with cancer. Is so devastating for the patient or their families. I am greatly inspired by her courage. I watched my sister, parents, best friend and my two brothers fight this terrible disease. Now my husband is constantly having cancers and tumors, ending up have surgeries and reconstructive surgeries one after another. So Shari I am sending prayers that you have a complete recovery!!! You have the kind of fight and spirit to “Kick Cancer’s Butt”! This is one reason I would so very much appreciate winning a Create ticket. My husband Kenny is my adhesive assistant, die cutter, gopher, cook and anything else I might need during those 3 days. The last two years have been an adventure for the two of us together for the online Creates!! I hope to continue this tradition as long as possible. He is really feeling bad that we couldn’t afford it this time! I am so happy to see everyone getting their boxes that it reminded me of a commercial. Today I was singing the Chewy commercial with the big Saint Bernard “THE PEANUT BUTTER BOX IS HERE….THE PEANUT BUTTER BOX IS HERE”….I told him if FedEx brought a big box, I’m running out to the FedEx guy, singing “THE ANNA GRIFFIN BOX IS HERE….THE ANNA GRIFFIN BOX IS HERE” !!!
My goodness Shari I hope you are feeling all the love being sent your way. What a FANTASTIC idea your crowns are FABULOUS.
Great job, everyone! I so enjoy seeing all the creations you send to Anna! Keep up the good work! I get inspiration from them!
Sending the very best wishes for Shari’s successful journey through chemotherapy and everything else she will be going through. Sending you love and positive energy.
Congratulations to last weeks winners. Would be fantastico to win a create 8. Never been to one, my budget can’t afford it, but what fun it would be to meet new friends and create! Good luck everyone! 🤞🏽
I would love to be able to join in on create 8 but not in my budget since retired. I still have a lot of Anna Griffin dies I work with as just finished my Halloween cards now making Christmas cards
Thank you to the very generous Griffinite
who made it possible for someone attend.
I would love the opportunity.
There are still generous and kind people in the world. Hope the create box shows up and surprises a special someone.
Would love to win! Thank you!
I am also throwing my hat in the ring for the Create 8 event. I am unable to afford this year. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest.
Would love to win the opportunity to attend this year’s Create Event. This year is just out of reach due to finances. Love everything Anna. Thank you for the chance to attend.
Well I wrote here yesterday but just now saw on FB to write on the BLOG if I wanted a chance to win a Create 8 ticket. So I am going to write again in hopes that I can win that ticket.
Would love to win a spot for create eight. I’ve never gone to any of the creates and what a treat this would be!
I would live to win the Create 8! I would share what we did with my Student Council students from Middle School – we’re working on cards to go with the baskets we’re doing for the food shelf and Senior luncheon.
I love Barbie’s and Agnes’s cards. Enjoying Halloween this year!
So many beautifully creative crafters. I have started saving for next year create weekend. I would loved to be blessed by winning a spot for Create 8.
Such beautiful cards filled with creativity and blessings! So amazed by this company and ladies following! And maybe some men crafters too!? I would love to go to Create 8! I’m excited to see what everyone makes! I hope they show us!
Our 50th anniversary is October 28. What a treat it would be to extend the celebration by winning and participating in Create 8.
Such talented crafters, beautiful projects.
Would love to win a Create 8, would be a great time working with your products.
I Would love to win a spot to create 8.It was always so exciting to look forward to. I went the last two years, but this year not so lucky.
Looking at least the gorgeous inspiration while I’m doing my weekly treatment IV. The nurses here are gushing over all the beautiful crafts. Crossing my fingers gers to win a spot at Create 8. The nurses are crossing their fingers for me too 🤞❤️🤞
Day after day I have been seeing&reading about griffinites that r lucky to do the Create! Stories of their hubby’s surprising them,lucky ducks,etc etc..so sweet! I’d love to b surprised by winning a Create!
Always so inspired by the talent of so many people. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to seeing more. Hoping to win a spot at Create 8
I would love to win a spot at Create 8! What a wonderful weekend it will be for everyone that is attending.
Always so inspired by the talent of the Griffinites who make such amazing things thanks for sharing these. Looking forward to more. Hoping to win a spot a Create 8
Love the crowns!
Thank you, Anna, for sharing your mail! I love learning about my fellow Griffinites and seeing all of the amazing things that are sent to you. You are the best! Love and hugs to you and your staff!
So gorgeous. Creative!
What an eyeful. Love these.
Love them all ❤️
Beautiful card from Adina. I loved the pumpkin baskets! Praying for Shari! I was so touched by her courage & crowns. She is an inspiration. I love FMF!
Sending love and prayers to Shari. I love your crowns that show you have a positive attitude.
ThNk you to all who share your cards. Always inspired to make a card like yours.
The best! We are all together in joy of creativity and care for each other expressed threw our dear Anna!!
Lovely cards everyone. Such beautiful and fun ideas. Shari you are in my prayers and thank you for sharing your journey. What an inspiration you are for others. Keep up the positive attitude. Love all the Halloween cards.
Love all the fun Halloween ideas! Thanks for sharing the Boo-tiful cards!
Great cards. Everyday I learn something new on Anna’s blog.
Another inspiring Fan Mail Friday!
Thanks for sharing!
Always so interesting to see other people’s creativity and use of Anna Griffin materials/products!
FMF always an eyeful fortunately we get to see.
And to Shari, bless you and hoping for you and your family that you will have a successful course. My oldest daughter just had her 1 yr checkup after hers. Hopefully your 1 year checkup will be well.
Your crafters even know how to make Halloween pretty!
Love the Halloween cards! Also love the coin purse. I enjoy seeing all of the fun mail.
Much love and support to you Shari. You’re brave and strong. Keep it up.
Every time I see the gate die used for a different occasion, I marvel at how many options we have to use this die. Absolutely the most varied die in my collection. Great work by all.
I want to forward Shari’s blog to a friend who is also in treatment now. If anyone can find it, can you post the web address? Thanks, Robert.
I LOVE Fan Mail Friday. And all the AG products that go with.
I LOVE Fan Mail Friday.
Sending hugs prayers and loads of love to Shari. With her attitude, she should do just great. I’m a nut for toile, and just love that card. Everything today is great!
Loved hearing Shari’s story. I hope she realizes how inspirational she is. As always, the sharing of beauty gives much joy!
Ahhhh sweet rainy Friday and week-end.
Time to relax and craft — when I am not running after a
10 week old puppy that is — what were we thinking!
❤️❤️❤️ such creative and inspiring projects. Thanks to everyone for sharing with us. Thanks Anna to you and your staff. ❤️❤️❤️
Love to see everyone’s creativity! I love all of your dies, and I have a REQUEST for the pumpkin easel die set. Please make a Happy Halloween die small enough to fit the stopper plaque die.
I am truly humbled by the beautiful, creative cards and projects people send in, especially the projects! The projects are magnificent, I can’t even imagine them! This is a new project for me: try to think out of the box and what you can come up with! Thank all of you for sharing them! Learning from each other is how we grow!
So many creative ideas for Fan Mail Friday. I love tuning in to see what people come up with using Anna’s products. Love all of the projects. Great job everyone have a great relaxing Friday and weekend. I cannot wait to see everyone at Create 8 I am so excited and I got my box already and been playing around with the items in the box already.
Beautiful cards! So creative! I love FMF!
Beautiful cards! So creative! I love it!
What great idea in creating Halloween cards!
Love the Chemo crowns! Sending prayers!
Have a great weekend everyone!
what great inspiration! I love them all! but especially the tall scary house with cat and spiders!
I’m jealous of all those great makes. Haven’t had time to make anything lately. I’m hoping after Halloween 👻 I get to sit and play. Love the makes, as usual. Such talent!
God bless you Shari. We are all in the pink for you celebrating your last treatment. Love the chemo crowns you are an inspiration with your beautiful smile. Great mix of old and new in the spooky creative cards.
The purse is adorable, the Halloween cards are so creative! I would have never thought to use the horse and carriage die for Halloween, love it!
Shari, love your smile and positivity and your crown is so cute! Sending hugs your way.
Adina’s card is spectacular!!
Once again some great designs.
Thanks for sharing such great makes. Prayers for all.
Thank you all for sharing your projects. It gives me inspiration to go make some Halloween cards. Thank you Anna also for fan mail Friday.
I would love to have a die of that cute purse card. I don’t do design space as I’m still using my older Cricut Expressions with the cartridges. It would be cute using Anna’s Cardstocks for all Holiday Purses.
Love everyone’s creations! Shari sending you positivity and hugs! Your attitude and smile is contagious, you got this!
Love all of these❤️. Shari, I am going through breast cancer too, radiation is done, and stick a fork in me, I feel I am too after all that cooking! This is my second rodeo, 10 years it was a colo-rectal diagnosis. Hang in there and keep smiling ☺️ a positive attitude makes all the difference.
Anna, thank you for sharing the crowns made for chemo patients. This is a great way to make a scary time more special. Sending you and your staff love and caring for a great week.
I would love to win a ticket to Create 8 !! It’s my 60 th birthday this weekend!! I’ve always wanted to attend your special event!!
Happy Halloween to you all!!