Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Building my Business....

When Jim & I first married, we moved to Port Clinton & I didn't know anyone... I thought it would be great to get out there and meet people but I just didn't know how.. or where .... so I went to a local library where they had free classes on how to make Christmas cards !
 Wow, did I realize, I COULD DO THIS!!
So, I walked up to instructor, asked her how I could learn more, she was so busy that she gave me her card & phone number and told me to call her. So, I went home and looked up "Close To My Heart" ... boy, was I in trouble... all this awesome looking product that looked so EASY to do!

How could I resist, so there I was, never made a handmade thing in my life before I made free cards at the library, with a $199 kit & lots of gizmo's I had no idea how to use!

I had a home party, invited the neighbor who then invited everyone I didn't know & that was the start of something that is my "love" & my "passion" today! & don't need to say more than when I say my Closest, dearest, & most thoughtful friends I have gained from CTMH .... I never would of dreamed that this would someday be "MY DREAM JOB" !!!

This was my "workspace", class space & lots of friends & customers shared memories together scrapbooking many pages & cards together! Aren't those cabinets BEAUTIFUL ! But wait, there's more!

This is the view from the other side of the room, I need to look for an upclose picture of the paper cabinet, you would be in Heaven!!

I am so happy that I was able to re-vamp this gross basement into a finished living / working space for me & my customers, this was my "home away from home" .... it always had projects waiting for me & leaves behind lots of great memories of my customers, friends, business I built and most of all the "dream job" I get to take with me!!!

1 comment:

  1. I just came across this and could feel your excitement..How awesome for your dream to come true. I am a long time crafter who has always had a dream of having my own little crafting area to teach others to let their creativity come out in them, but sad to say it is a dream that hasn't came true. I have a little craft room and love love love creating cards and mini albums. Supplies are very limited as is the budget. But just wanted to say Hi..and glad your dream came true..
    Blessings for your day!!