Meet this week's featured shop Rustic Romance Crafts, and talented owner Kristen.
I started my business in January 2013. I had made a New Year's Resolution to be more creative and a trip to the craft store lead me to purchase burlap to make a Valentine's Day banner for myself. I made one and fell in love with the material. I started making them and selling them on local FB garage sale sites. They were a big hit. I went on to expand to wreaths and other seasonal decor items such as Fall pumpkins and Christmas stockings. In January 2014, I opened my shop on Storevny and in April, I launched my line of wedding products.
The most challenging thing is wearing all of the different hats and balancing my time. I am the designer, creator, marketer, sales rep, and accountant. On top of that, I am a mom and take care of all of my house responsibilities as well. Sometimes things get a little hectic but I have an awesome husband who helps me out.
In the next few months, I will be starting a donation program where a portion of my profits will be donated to charity. I am planning on donating to charities I feel the strongest about such as cancer, Veterans/War Heros, homeless shelters in my home town, and domestic abuse shelters.
My biggest creative influences are my grandmother and mom. They always fostered my creativity with crayons, markers, and sewing. I love to create as it therapeutic to me. It relieves stress and makes me happy. My biggest motivation is my customer's satisfaction. I love creating items that make them happy. The thing I love most about what I do is that I can be home with my boys and I can do what I love....create!
My favorite things include camping, hanging out with friends, coffee, Diet Coke, crafting, playing with my boys, Fall, cats, yellow, flowers, chevron, and Instagram. LOL
You can find Rustic Romance Crafts on Facebook, Storenvy, Twitter, and Instagram. Kristen is offering one lucky fan an All Occasion Wreath. It is an 18" grapevine wreath with white, brown and natural colored burlap roses, a burlap bow, and a mini banner with the word, "Home" on it. The wreath ships free to the US.
You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Rustic Romance Crafts on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 6/22/14 and ends at 11:59pm CDT on 6/28/14. The winner will be announced on Sunday and have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.
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