Catch Up with Kim

It is so hard to believe that MFT is celebrating it’s 8th birthday.  It’s been such a magical time, every bit of it. Of course there have been roadblocks and hiccups and downright heart-pounding stressful moments, but those have been far outweighed by all of precious memories and amazing adventures that have been had.

Over the last 8 years lots of changes have taken place.  My *warehouse* and *shipping area* went from this:

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To this:

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(Hi, Leah!)

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Emma went from this:

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To this:

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Brianna went from this:

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To this:

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MFT has grown from a home office with no paid employees to 3 office spaces including a full retail store and classroom, a warehouse, and a product assembly space with 16 employees.

From this: (This is literally the birthplace of MFT.  The loft in our previous house and one pegboard section which housed all of our products.)

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To this:

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And this: (a sampling of the team)

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From a spiral bound catalog featuring 14 stamp sets to a catalog that is over 100 pages. Amazing!

To say I am blessed is a gross understatement.  To be grateful seems ridiculously simplistic. I can’t put into words the feelings I have about MFT and the past 8 years. The relationships built with our customers turned friends, and the family that has been created through this company and this hobby make my heart and life unbelievably full.

Thank YOU.  Without the fans of our products and our company none of this would be possible.  Thank you from the deepest place in my heart. And it’s my sincere desire you’ll allow MFT the privilege of providing you with fabulous, innovative products and legendary customer service for many decades to come!

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Comments (83)

  • Cyndi

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    Congrats to all of the wonderful MFT family; you are greatly appreciated. Wishing you many more successful years.

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  • Paulette

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    Wow, that really is Amazing. Congratulations on your continuous progress. I love my MFT products. I was drawn here by, Who’s that girl?, but the pure innocence and A La Modes have my heart along with many of your dies. Thank You for your generous give aways each month and detail to show the dies up close with a video of each of them, I appreciate that so much.

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  • Emily Leiphart

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    Happy Birthday, MFT! I love your products and I’m thrilled to hear how successful you’ve become! ♥

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  • Renee VanEpps

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    Awwww what a fabulous post! Happy Birthday MFT and congrats to you on your successful business venture 🙂 I love MFT products and hope you’re all around for a long, long time to come!

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  • Troy Louise

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    Congratulations on your 8th anniversary. Thanks for the great recap of the business. So fun to see your beautiful daughters. MFT is definitely one of the best in the business. Fabulous products & fabulous service. I will continue to support you! Heartfelt thanks.

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  • renee m

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    Happy 8th! How fun to see the behind-the-scenes pictures 🙂

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  • Julie M.

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    Congrats…just tells you that you must be doing something right!

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  • Cornelia (fun stamping)

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    What an amazing achievment, Kim!!!! Congratulations on your anniversary! Beautiful to see your company (and family) grow. Your kids are gorgeous! I wish you 8, no 80 more years to come. I love your products.

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  • Cammy

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    Congratulations Kim & co! Success couldn’t happen to a nicer group of people! So very happy for you and so very happy to have met you & to have visited MFT land! Wishes for many, many years of continued success!! HUGS!

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  • Maye M.L.

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    Congratulations and many more years of inspiration, friendships and doing what you love, and loving what you do. As a new “friend” to the MFT family, I am enjoying some of the wonderful sets. Cheers!

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  • zehra

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    Congratulations, you are wonderful and so is your company. May you enjoy many years to come. Love U 🙂

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  • Lee Owens

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    Congrats on 8 years hope there are many many to come . Your products are amazing! You truly are “my favorite things “.

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  • Tara Chaussee

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    Happy, happy birthday MFT! You deserve every good thing that has come your way! Fabulous products! I hope you continue to grow and prosper!

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  • Lisa Henke

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    awwww! what a wonderful post, Kim! Happy Birthday. I am so grateful to have been a part of the MFT Family. Love you all!

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  • Dolly

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MFT!!
    Wishing you endless inspiration for many more years to come!

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  • Ruza

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    So wonderful to see the transformation and growth of MFT over the years. Congratulations!!!

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  • Betty

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    loved seeing the growth of your company – so wonderful to see – congratulations!

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  • joni

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    Wow…Congratulations! May you have many more years, and bigger dreams come true.

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  • Diana Nguyen

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    Congratulations! I think it’s wonderful to look back at where you started and how far you’ve come!

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  • Chrisd

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    Just think your products are great and give me so many options to stretch my crafting dollars,thanks so much and congrats on your success!

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  • Ruth G

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    Thanks so much for sharing this fun look into how you’ve grown over your 8 years of business! I’m relatively new to MFT, but I really enjoy your products and look forward to many more years of playing with them!

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  • Michele Ferguson

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    I’m so happy for you, Kim. Well, I’m happy for us all =] I’d love to visit the store some day!!

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  • PamelaRuth

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    I didn’t realise MFT was “born” only 8 years ago. Congratulations. Your dies are my absolute favourites.

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  • Kim A.

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    Happy, happy birthday!!! Here is to many more!!!!

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  • Jackie

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    I love your products and I am so happy that MFT has grown and flourished. Your blog is amazing and you have some wonderfully talented people on your design team. If I ever get back down to Florida I will be sure to visit your store. Happy 8th Birthday and here’s to many happy years ahead!

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  • Cristina M

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    Congratulations! Last weekend I visited the store for the first time, it is paradise, you can be proud of yourselves! 🙂

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  • Jo

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    Congrats, love your stuff 😀

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  • KathyC

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    Congratulations on your 8th year in business! You have the most amazing staff, products and customer service! MFT is the best! Happy 8th Birthday!

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  • Lola Delans

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    Congratulations! Wishing you many more years!

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  • janet

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    Wonderful company, wonderful people, wonderful product. You’re my favorite online store.

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  • Emily Henry

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    Congratulations on your 8th birthday. You have the most amazing products and staff. I have never been disappointed.

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  • Elizabeth S.

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    I enjoyed reading the post and seeing the pictures of before and now. Also, the store front looks so cute and adorable class room with an amazing team. It’s quite an accomplishment and wonderful to see how MFT has grown to now. Everyone is so amazing and the products are fantastic. Congratulations on your 8th year and looking forward to seeing more years!

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  • Birgit

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    I enjoyed seeing the growth of a wonderful small business. May you, your family and your business continue to be blessed. Happy birthday MFT!

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  • Carlene Towne

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    Loved all these pictures showing how you’ve grown. Your customers’ skills and love of our craft has grown, as well, because of all your wonderful products, inspiration from the design team and helpful tutorials. From my heart, THANK YOU and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  • Betty Meyskens

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    CONGRATULATIONS! I love your products and every year when I come for a vacation to Florida I stop in and shop, shop, shop.

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  • Irene M

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    HUGE CONGRATS and very very happy B-Day!
    No wonder the changes are this big, MFT is the best!!!!!!

    xxx Irene M

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  • Gabby

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    CONGRATS on 8 years! I love MFT designs and products. I hope to walk with you on your journey for a long time to come. Huggles, Gabby 😀

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  • Efrat

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    Wonderful, it’s great to see the progress you’ve made over the years. What a great company. Congratulations – for many more to come!

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  • Annie Rose

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    That’s amazing! I love watching good businesses grow and I love being a loyal MFT customer! 🙂

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  • D~DesignsByDragonfly

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    Congrats on your success Kim and family!!!
    I LOVE all my MFT products and playing along with your challenges.
    It’s fun to visit your blog to see what everyone has created.
    HAPPY 8th Birthday MFT! Here’s to many, many more great years ahead.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  • Petra

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    Congrats on the 8th birthday, Kim!!! Amazing what you have achieved over the 8 years!! Best wishes for the years to come!!!

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  • Mary Marsh

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    Congrats on 8 fabulous years Kim-love MFT and all the wonderful products you bring to the stamp community each month

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  • Anita in France

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    What a lovely post, Kim … and what an amazing journey you’ve been on! Congratulations on eight years of success … here’s to many more! Anita 🙂

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  • Jean Bullock

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    Loved reading the post and seeing the then and now photos. Congratulations on your 8th MFT birthday!

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  • vicki dutcher

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    What an amazing adventure that I bet you never imagined happening! We stampers [out here in the world] sure are thrilled with your awesome products and that you had a small vision all those years ago! Congratulations to you and your entire “family”!!

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  • Paula Nemethy

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    Thank you for all the incredible products you have created that inspire me each day!

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  • Phyllis B.

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    Congratulations!! It is great to see a wonderful company grow!

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  • Denisse Cherry

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    So cool! I love MFT! Great company, great people…I can see why amazing things happened here 🙂

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  • Carol Mc

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    Amazing transformation.

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