Since 2005, I have been a vendor at Scrapping Retreats starting in New Jersey (where I used to live), traveling through the East Coast. I have done hundreds of events over the years, traveling to Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire (where I live now). It’s been an amazing time and experience.
You’ve seen my set up … my catalog station, my WALLS of ART and kits, albums and organizational line that I have brought with me. YES, I really do bring the STORE to you!
I’ve packed it all up each and every time and my VAN has been a blessing in getting it all in! LOL It’s been a lot of hard work and long hours and I have enjoyed almost every minute of it.
The best part though has been the FRIENDSHIPS I have made over the years … and the many people whose lives I’ve touched because of my passion for scrapbooking. I’ve enjoyed teaching you with Close To My Heart products. Some call me the ‘flip flap’ queen! ha!
However, it is BITTERSWEET as I have decided to make the Spring of 2019 the last events that I will attend as a Close To My Heart vendor.
NO … I’m NOT RETIRING!
I will continue creating artwork and more as a Close To My Heart consultant. However, I look forward to the next chapter of being more social … online. Reaching those interested through my blog posts, my Facebook VIP group, on Instagram and sharing my passion for scrapbooking through You Tube videos. But even sweeter to me continuing to share my creativity through my own venue, SERENITY CROPS!
This is where I can thrive and continue without having to set up and take down a store front. I have an intimate crop twice a month for up to 12 people that is affordable and personal! If you haven’t heard of it before, make sure you check out my post HERE on this LINK.
I have pondered this day for some time and so appreciate your support. I do hope you will make an effort to come and see me @ Serenity Crops. You can expect everything I have delivered to you in the past @ a crop but HERE at my own cropping venue, Serenity Crops.
This is truly exciting for me as it will give me more time to create artwork, promote an online presence, and hold online classes through social media. I am looking forward to the change!
Let me say this:
I love CHANGE! It is a CHALLENGE I willingly accept to see how far I can go, what more I can do, how I can break through to new beginnings and blaze a new trail that personifies who I am. I’ve never been a quitter and have thrived on problem solving. I love doing the math and puzzles (like my cutting guides … lol)!
So GAME ON!
Let’s see how the pieces fit together and whether it will all add up to success! With a happy heart ….