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all about kate March 11, 2010

I am a simple lady that loves to craft.  In a way, I have been in every aisle in the craft stores and have dabbled in a bit of it all.  I worked for many of my teenage years in a small local craft store in PA and can still picture when the “stamping revolution” came to the store.  We had a beautiful display from PSX stamps and I wanted one of everything.  I then was taught how to heat emboss and thought it was one of the neatest things I had ever seen.  Although I didn’t know it at the time, I was starting to dream.

I have a very loving and wonderful husband, Pete, without whom, my dreams wouldn’t have come true.  We have been married for almost 13 years and I am truly blessed.  I am a mother of 3 great kids – Brendan,age 11, Abbie, age 8, and Meghan, age 6.  They are the light in my life and I strive to be the best mother I can while taking every opportunity to see life thru their eyes – the magic is EVERYWHERE! 

I received my greatest gift from my mother – the love of crafting and the ability to see things before they are completed.  In high school I made hair bows and jewelry of all sorts and started going to craft shows to sell them and make some extra pocket money.  When I got married, I dabbled in decorating cakes and trained for a bit thinking that I would love to make cakes for orders.  But alas, that was not to be.

In Fall 2005, decided to take a leap into selling my crafts again.  But  this time I wanted to do more custom work – simply put, I wanted to make something special for people who really enjoyed it.  I met a friend of my neighbor who was looking for a “Survivor” themed birthday party invitation and off I went.  Looking back, I have done some very fun designs for birthdays – pool party, doggie party, tea party and many more – along with religious celebrations, poker nights, showers, weddings and my most favorite time of the year, Christmas.

I began with a small Open House in Fall of 2006 and sold so much I was busy until Christmas and beyond!  I was so thrilled that I could give others something unique and that they appreciated my work!  The following year, I continued with my Open House and branched out into some local craft shows.  I had a great time showing my items and getting to know people along the way.  I now do a lot of business thru word of mouth and thru my e-mail from past customers.

I love to see the new techniques and designs that are out there.  I love the new stamp lines as well as the old, and continue to be amazed at the amount of material there is out there to play with.  I strive to keep up the “news of the industry” as well as to continue to play with things that interest me. I only wish there were more hours in the day to do more crafting!

Thanks for reading up on me and for your interest in my blog – I’m fairly new at the blog thing, but hope to make it worth your while!  Take Care!

kate

 

4 Responses to “all about kate”

  1. Carolyn Says:

    I love living next door to someone so creative…maybe I’ll catch some of it! :o) Looking forward to seeing all your crafts!

  2. had to make some updates of the kids ages, etc. tonight! 🙂 plus I figured out how to add the gravatar – i think!

  3. Colleen Says:

    YEAH! I’m so excited for you Kate! You are one of the most talented people I know! I’m so proud of you and I can’t wait to see all the great things that you will continue to create!


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