Yipppeee, you just came over from Lynda !Joining in on this hop really intrigued me since I did not start with either scrapbooking or stamping! I never even knew this world existed until I sold my Gift Basket Business "Baskets By Claire, Inc" in 2000. I have ALWAYS enjoyed creating and dabbled in all type of artistic projects, but never realized how much fun this aspect of crafting could bring. My Gift Basket company was wonderfully satisfying and creative. I had my own store after working with a partner which followed working for an independent chain of gourmet products. The photos taken represent just some of the hundreds of photos I have from those wonderful but VERY stressful days owning my company. I enjoyed creating some of the HUGE baskets that you see as well as giving back to the community through charitable organizations such as Make A Wish.
After 12 years, I sold my company and didn't have a clue what I would do with myself. I still wanted to showcase my creative side and scrapbooking/cardmaking has given me that and so much more. Being part of a community on Blogger that is always willing to share and appreciate artistic beauty, makes this decade of my life that much richer. The BEST part, is I get to create a scrapbook about those early years...how perfect is that??
***Where it all began***
***First day store opening***
***Business Cards & news write-up***
***Featured on a magazine cover***
*** Favorite Baskets & Christmas shelves***
*** Giving back to the community***
I kept this page super simple since I wanted it to show that when I started scrapbooking, I had no clue how much more there was to creating a page. These are some of the items I used to sell way before I had my store when my kids were young and I wanted to make a few extra dollars at home. When I look at them now, I can only laugh at the simplicity of it all in 1978.
So, this is a personal THANK YOU to all of you that are taking the time to check out my blog and for that, I want to offer some blog candy.
PLEASE, follow my blog and let me know which basket you thought was the BEST that I have shown. Also, please leave me YOUR blog site so I can follow you as well!!
o.k. time to hop over to Rhonda...have fun!
Just follow the line-up...how easy can it get?