Saturday, February 20, 2010

A New Year, A New Me

Well, here we are nearly two months into 2010. Time sure flies, doesn't it?

I thought another little update was in order for the goings-on at PaperCraft Princess. If you follow my not-so-frequent blog updates, you might recall that there were some Big Changes as 2009 came to a close. For one thing, the scrapbook store I've called "home" as a designer, instructor and customer for the past four years closed its doors. As the store was winding down, I joined the consultant team at A.C. Bailey a direct sales scrapbook supply company. It seemed like a great solution to the loss of my LSS. It would give me a way to supply my classes, stock my own "stash" and stay involved in the industry via a new avenue -- in-home scrapbook parties & workshops. Well, there's been another little twist in the adventure. The AC Bailey consultant program was terminated. Bummer.

With this unexpected change, I decided to proceed with in-home workshops under my very own PaperCraft Princess "brand". PaperCraftPrincess was a little scrapbooking venture I started in 2007 as a way to offer leftover class samples (pre-made layouts, albums, and other papercraft projects) online. I originally sold only on eBay, but over time I also set up a store at Etsy for selling leftover class kits. Both eBay & my Etsy store have been "dark" for the last year or so, but it's time to blow away the dust and get the stores "stocked" again. As I mentioned I've also decided to proceed with private workshops and crops, scrap-for-hire projects, private consulations and "instant scrapbook" bookings. (So... if you made it this far in my long post, and if you're a follower of PaperCraft Princess, stay tuned as I fine-tune the "new me".)

Tonight was my first PaperCraft Princess workshop. It was so much fun! We had an awesome group of scrapper's who were great to work with. We did three simple projects and it seemed like everyone had as much fun as I did. Plus I was happy to book two more workshops for March and April tonight. Cool!

3 comments:

Jo said...

congrats and good luck on your new adventure.

Kathy Carr said...

Good luck on your new adventure!! I left you some Sunshine on my blog at www.kacarr61.blogspot.com

Dee Dee said...

Wow that is a lot of change. I hope your new ventures are fruitful and fun! :)