Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A conversation with Heather from New York owner of Scrapping Your Way!

How long have you lived in the area?
I have lived in New York City for over 20 years.
How much family history do you have in the area? 
Both my parents were born and raised in New York City. However, I am the only one living in New York City these days.
What is your favorite thing about the area?
I love the energy of the city. The simple fact that when you open your door and step out into the city there are these amazing opportunities out there for anyone to grab. There really is no one favorite thing about the City that I love.

What would you change if you could about the area?
Nothing

What made you start your own business? 
I started to not like what I was doing anymore. I realized that my job was taking up a tremendous amount of my personal time. The fact is, I did not have anytime to do what I loved which was to craft. 
Hence, I began to take steps to make what I wanted to do, as reality. I still had my day job while working on the outer shell which would be the business itself.
I was working in a Publishing job that made me restless. I started to not like what I was doing anymore. I realized that my job was taking up a tremendous amount of my personal time. The fact is, I did not have anytime to do what I loved which was to craft. 
While I was working in Publishing I came up with an idea to create scrapbooks for people. Not to make the actual books, but to create a scrapbook using people’s photos. I had the idea, but I then had to see if there was a market for my idea. I did some research and discovered that people did create scrapbooks, but not as a service. 
What is the hardest part of having your own business?
Since I work from home, it is hard to “shut down” and have down time. 
Where would you like our town to be in over the next five years?
I would love to be see the same customers I work with now, in five years. I would love to continue to do what I do, and that is craft. 
What is your favorite thing to do in our town? 
One of my favorite things to do is run in Central Park. Central Park itself is so beautiful. It is a tourist attraction with so much to do. 
What is your favorite Store in town?
I do not have a favorite store at this time.
Do you give to any local charities you work with?
I do not work with any local charities at the present time.

What is your business motto? 
There is not one business motto I go by. When I create a product I do tell people the following:
“We only promote a product that we would personally use when creating all handmade products.” 
I tell customers this whether it be a scrapbook, handmade cards, paper die cuts, scrapbook kits.
It is important for me to put the best product out there I can. If I am not happy with the end product, I will not sell the item to anyone. 

 Tell me anything you would love to share about your business.
When I came up with the idea of creating scrapbooks for people using their photos, I thought all I would be doing is strictly working on albums.
However, the business is more than creating albums for people, it has morphed into creating handmade cards, scrapbook kits, and die cuts for people. 

What a great girl to review and do ad space for! She inspires me to the fullest. Her ideas are amazing. Heather you are adorable and I am glad that my blogging made it so we could meet up. Check her link out on my Right side of my blog with the other ads 

Here is her Link; scrappingyourway and her etsy shop or her fan page on facebook

8 comments:

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Aimee said...

Great blog! Just following you back from your visit to me- have a great week! Aimee from Classified:Mom

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Felicia said...

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