Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight - i {heart} papers

Our sponsor spotlight today is i {heart} papers:

I am Kate, and I {heart} papers.  Really, I do.  I love paper and all things papercrafting.  Personally I could spend hours (and have!) just meandering through aisles upon aisles of papercrafting supplies and tools.  Feeling the papers, running my fingers through bins of loose brads and eyelets, rubbing the luscious rolls of ribbons…I’ve done it …and I enjoy doing it!  For me, papercrafting is a passion.  I love to watch paper transform into a treasured keepsake that will be cherished for generations.  I love knowing my handmade card will brighten someone’s day and lift their spirits.

I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember.  My Gram was an avid seamstress who taught me early on to sew, embroider, needlepoint, petitpoint and cross-stitch.  As a very young child I made plastic canvas and yarn Christmas ornaments, coasters and construction paper cards.  I proudly gifted them to my friends and family.  In high school I attended my first stamping home party (at the home of my friend’s mother) and immediately fell in love.  But, being a high school student, I could only afford to purchase a catalog.  I spent many hours thumbing through the pages, dissecting the pictures and trying to figure out how they did it.  I still have that very well-loved catalog. 
A little later in life, I finally could afford some stamping supplies and was re-introduced to rubber stamping and scrapbooking by my same old high school friend (whose mother hosted that first workshop).  I got an updated catalog (still have that one too!), dove head in and went on to have a successful little business as a direct sales representative.  I cherish that experience and am grateful that it helped to make me the papercrafter I am today, but it also made me realize that no one company can make all the products a crafter needs. As I transitioned from home parties towards selling my creations independently, I decided that I needed an easier way to share the plethora of products I love and the creations I make with them.  From there, i {heart} papers was born.
I’ve assembled some of my closest friends (and best crafters) to help me on my journey and to help you as well.  We’re all papercrafters and we all want the same thing – amazing products at a great price with fast shipping and stellar customer service.  I hope we can serve you well!

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1 comment:

Esther said...

Thank you so much for sponsoring LUFP!