Yay! A High-Five for 5 Years…


Holy cow! Is it Monday already?! This weekend went by so, so fast. Probably because I worked the majority of it, but I’m not complaining. Actually, it’s a good thing…

Because there have been a handful of pretty exciting things going on behind the scenes here at Paper & Stitch lately. Including an upcoming speaking gig in Orlando, a really cool DIY flower series that I’ll be kicking off next month (which is unlike any other flower project I have ever done before), an online course that I’ll be launching in the coming months (more details soon), and a juicy, secret project that is bigger than all the rest (which for now, I can’t share the details of).

With all these things going on, I completely forgot that Paper & Stitch turned Five on Friday! Yep, it was my blog b-day and I didn’t even blow out a candle for it. Whoopsie.

Needless to say, there hasn’t been much time for relaxing by the pool this summer, but I am grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way. Really grateful. And if you don’t mind me getting a little mushy here for a second, I’m so, super grateful for you too. Big time! Without you, there wouldn’t be anything to celebrate or even a reason for me to keep blogging at all. So thank you for being here and coming back, whether you found me recently or have been reading P & S for years. Your comments, emails, and tweets, totally make me smile. And if it were possible to reach out and give you a high-five right now, I totally would. So lets just pretend I was able to make that happen. Okay?

Thank you again for joining me on this crazy journey.

P.S. The speaking gig I mentioned is Blog Fete (in Orlando) this September and there are still a few tickets left if you’d like to attend. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences as a freelance contributor, at the conference, and I would love to see you there. Details on all speaker sessions here. And more details for upcoming events from yours truly on my (updated) speaking & events page.

*image credit: Face (design studio)

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Thanks Alex and Kayli!


Congratulations on your milestone!! Can’t wait to see what’s next for Paper & Stitch!

Alex from www.polkadottedpixels.com

Alexandra Pettinato

Congrats on five-years! What a milestone!

Kayli Schattner

Looking forward to meeting you at Blog Fete, Melissa.


Congrats on 5 years!! Can’t wait to meet you very soon at Blog Fete. 😉


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Thanks Juni. 🙂


congrats brittni! here’s to many more years 🙂

juni // hej juni

Thanks Ali. And high five to you for your upcoming blog b-day as well.


WOW 5 years that is impressive. This September will be a year for me. That gig sounds exciting. It is awesome the opportunities that can come from blogging. Cool blog. Following via Bloglovin!

Ali of

Dressing Ken

Ali Mackin

Thanks everyone…making me smile.


First time visiting your blog – really enjoyed it.
Happy anniversary and keep up the great work!

Paper Acrobat

Congratulations on 5 years and all the success! Looking forward to seeing more!

Laurel (@abubblylife)

Congrats on 5 years! You are such an inspiration!

Artsy Forager

Aw, thanks Chels. 🙂


Congrats, doll! You inspire us all every day!

Chelsea C.

Congrats on your anniversary! And all your exciting projects, well done!


Thanks Kelly. Excited to share the flower series in the coming weeks.


Yay! Happy 5 years Britt! If only I had realized the special occasion, I have a few (dozen) candles lying around for you to blow out in celebration! Congrats on all the success, can’t WAIT for that flower series!

Kelly @ Studio DIY

🙂 Thanks Becca.


Congratulations and happy blog birthday! I’ve only been going about 3 months and each new month has been exciting. I can only imagine how exciting it is to be celebrating 5 years!



Yes, definitely Angel. Hope to see you at Blog Fete.


Happy five years! Hopefully I have the opportunity to snag one of the last few Blog Fete tickets.

Angel Y.

Thanks Nadine. And by the way, I just popped over to your blog…that pepper lasagne recipe looks delicious! Keep up the good work. Hard to believe you’ve only been blogging a few months.


Happy birthday p&s!
I just started blogging a couple of month ago and really hope I will still be around in 5 years. So, congratulations Brittni on your awesome work. (Who couldn’t stick around with all these cute little inspirations and project ideas here?)

xo, Nadine

Nadine of IaK

Thanks so much Margeaux. 🙂


Congrats! How much fun it must be to have turned 5! Here’s to 5 more years!

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