My Heart 2 Yours
Katie Lyn Sherry
Upon entering this shop you feel a very comforting and home like sensation. The creations in her shop are so down to earth and FUN! She incorporates a very unique style with very high quality materials. The prices are right The items are fantastic! The retro humor section especially makes me giggle! OUT LOUD!! I love it! You must check this shop out TODAY!
How did you get started ?
I have been crafting since I was a little girl. I am truly happy when I'm painting, or gluing or cutting or playing with glitter.
Where are you from?
I am originally from Oregon, I was educated in California, lived in Montana for 13 years and I currently reside in Kansas City Missouri
Are your creations seasonal?
Sometimes they are seasonal. I try to make my own Christmas cards each year, but get so busy making so many things that I rarely get anything finished. I try to keep current with scrapbook trends, I love embellishments and current paper. I spend a small fortune every month keeping up with the latest styles and trends. So to answer your question, I collect all the seasonal stuff but make whatever my heart desires.
How long have you been doing it?
I've officially been a scrapbooker for 25 years, remember when Creative Memories first came out? remember when people only put a picture on a white page??? That's how long I've been scrapping.
Are you a professional or is this a hobby?
This is a serious Hobby.
What inspires you?
What inspires me? sitting in my art studio and looking at all my goodies and thinking of something to create that hasn't been done yet.
How do you promote your business?
I try to post to message boards, pass out business cards, keep my blog up to date, list often on etsy and show my friends my current work. Friends are amazing at spreading the good word.
Where are you showing/selling your work?
I currently sell on etsy and ebay. Locally, I get commissioned orders from friends and acquaintances who want complete scrapbooks or cards.
What is your favorite product and why?
My favorite Product are the heat set Swarovski Crystals... because they make anything look good. I also love Prima Flowers.
What advice you wish someone had told you when you started?
Just don't start! It's too addicting! LOL! No, just kidding. I wish someone would have taught me to paint with oils, I wish someone would have taught me how to crochet more than a double crochet stitch.
Do you have any advice for fellow designers?
Be original! Create your own style and let it develop with out trying to be a copy cat.
Will I get a discount or freebies?
SURE! If you order through my Etsy shop, I always include Freebies! I also try to feature my purchases and other wonderful artists on my blog.
Anything else you'd like to add? Just that I realize that there is no way to ever recoup the cost of some projects. Paper is expensive, glue is very expensive, but everything I create, I do with love. I spare no expense. I wish people (on etsy especially) would charge a little more for their work, but it's hard with a saturated market.
My Heart 2 Yours