Since I was child I have been hand drawing birthday and Christmas cards. I never took my art very seriously. However, in 2004 our friends and family encouraged us to turn my doodles into a business of selling cards.
I remember lying in bed one night laughing with my husband about the idea. Would people really want to buy my artwork? I haven't studied art my whole life and I don't have an art degree. I'm just a young mom with two sweet girls and I love to draw with colored pencil.
The encouragement from our family and friends was a humbling experience. After much prayer my husband and I believed God wanted us to pursue this project. We spent the following 18 months planning and organizing this online business and on November 15, 2005 amyadele.com was launched.
In less than a month my husband and I were up late every night folding cards and packaging orders. We quickly realized we could not run this business by ourselves. We had to hire help fast! Thankfully we did get help quickly. Since then every individual we have hired has been a dedicated and tireless professional that respects and cares about our customers.
Because we have such a great staff I am able to work from home and be with my children. I am still involved on a daily basis but our amazing staff manages our printing and production from our offices nearby.
I never imagined God would lead us on this adventure. However, I am thankful my art has been a part of so many lives. We are excited about our latest offering of personalized clothing and look forward to what's in store for the coming years.
May God bless you as you follow Him and find his adventure for your life.