Saturday, 6 September 2014

A Passion for Paper ... and a new business venture!

For as long as I can remember I have loved anything crafty and the satisfaction that comes from making something with my own two hands.  From knitting and cross stitch as a child, **who remembers making those funny raggedy book marks at infant school with the wonky stitching?!**  to scrapbooking, card making and all things paper related for the past 12 years - it is my absolute passion! 

Since I finished my last work assignment at the end of March I have been lucky enough to spend some time at home and whilst I did think that boredom would set in after a couple of months, I can honestly say that I have loved every minute!  I have rediscovered my love of baking (AND even managed to lose 11 pounds in the process … go figure!); I have loved being able to spend quality time with Youngest both after school and during the long summer holidays, and best of all, it has allowed me to indulge my passion for lots of lovely CRAFTING!  So then I got to thinking, wouldn’t it be great if somehow my passion could become my work but still allow me to continue doing all of the above as well?  Did such a thing exist?

Well, apparently it does!  I found and have now joined Stampin’ Up!, where as one of their Independent Demonstrators, I can build my own business whilst continuing to do what I love, except now I also get to share it with others!  Through fun workshops and classes, I will be your 'creative coach', providing fun project ideas, letting you know about special offers, and of course teaching you how to use the fabulous products.  Incidentally, these are not only limited to stamps and inks, although there is fabulous range of these (I want them all!)  but also everything you need to make cards, gifts and packaging, home decor items, memory keeping albums and so much more!    My new One Crafty Cow Stampin' Up! website and shop will be available very soon,  so look out for further updates on that early next week.  In the meantime, if you are interested in hosting a free 'make & take' workshop with your friends, just let me know!

I have also set up a dedicated Facebook page so that you can keep up with all the One Crafty Cow news, offers and project inspiration.  Just click on Follow box over on the right to ensure you receive all the latest updates!

I have of course still been busy creating this week, and made this cute little birdhouse with the gorgeous Potting Shed papers from Craftwork Cards

And of course, I have been keeping up with the Bake Off challenge ... this week was Pies & Tarts.  Youngest requested Jam Tarts as his 'going back to school' treat, and I also made a lovely apple and blackberry pie .... Mmmm autumn is on the way!  Next week is 'European Cakes' .. better get my thinking cap on!

Have a good week!
Bev x

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