I left the corporate grind years ago, seeking less stress, more family time, and greater creative freedom. Every day I am thankful for the support of my husband, family, and friends as I continue to grow and my business evolves.
Today, every day holds a new challenge. I am able to do all the things I love – design, write, and create. I have a thriving button business and create content for several businesses and organizations. I am always looking for new projects, new clients and new opportunities.
There are several perks to being self employed…like having a life. I had forgotten what that was like. So I throw myself into my passions, and I blog about them here – cooking, vegetable gardening, reading, listening to music, upcycling, and making things.
In my life before self-employment, I worked on the corporate side of the paper crafts industry for various manufacturers for 8+ years as an educator, marketer and product designer. I was part of teams which created presentations that launched products in Target, Hobby Lobby and on QVC. I was an advocate for crafting & creativity – writing for books and magazines, filming for the DIY network and teaching around the country and internationally. I found my niche in trend forecasting & taught several trend watching classes over the years to industry professionals.