Sunday, May 30, 2010

I'm a Business Owner . . . Again

Up until last Spring I enjoyed being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I've always been a crafty type and being a demonstrator offered the perfect outlet. Last Spring when my husband lost his job after almost 20 years at the same company, my focus was forced to transfer to building our family business to cover the bills. My little business had to go on the back burner . . . until now.

Stamping and card making rank up there with quilting and scrapbooking in my world. I enjoy both the designing and the creating. With that in mind and seeking a profitable outlet to fund my hobbies, I created Patchwork Heirlooms: an Etsy shop. I'm excited! Go ahead. Click the name and check it out.

I've got eight cards listed right now but don't intend to be limited to just cards. That would get boring, and I don't do boring. The plan right now is to weave the shop into this blog where I can offer the occasional tutorial, give aways and special updates. For those of you in Central Texas, a calendar is in the making for workshops and craft nights. These will either be held in my home or a more central location depending on interest.

The coolest part of this is the horses! Yes, I said horses. I've partnered with Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society to help raise additional funds to help the horses taken in by the rescue. For every western/horse themed card sold, whether through the shop or me personally, $1 or 10% of the sales price will go directly to BEHS.

This is just the first of what I hope to be many more to come.

SO, If you love horses, occasionally send cards, notes or invitations, please team up with Bluebonnet and me to help make a difference.

By the way, if you see something on my site that you like but need more or if you DON'T see something on my site but have a need, please contact me. I do special, custom orders and personalization.


  1. I tried to check out your Etsy shop but it wasn't there. Did you give it up?

  2. Hi Bon! No, I didn't give it up. Unfortunately, the link from here only goes to the Etsy homepage and if you do a "search" for my shop, you have to pull down the menu and make sure you're looking for "sellers".

    Fixing this link is on my list this afternoon, but until then try this: