Busy is an Understatement

July 14, 2010

Wow. It’s kind of crazy how busy things have been for me lately! But it has been such a blessing, really. Ever since I debuted my Happy Tears Tissue Boxes, the response has been incredible! And I just received an order today for 100! It’s insane! LOL. But in a good way of course!

The funny thing is that with all the Happy Tears orders I’m trying to fill, I have no time to work on creating other products that I’d like to share with you here and on Etsy. Oh, the irony. But I’m sure I’ll find a way to balance things out. This whole business thing is still all so new to me. Just being able to balance housework and business work is tough enough. Now that I’m actually getting some real business, getting that balance is even more of a challenge. But hey, I love challenges :D

Anyways, I don’t really have any new products to share with you today. But I just wanted to write to keep you updated on what’s going on behind the scenes with Scraps of Life. Right now it really is just all about filling orders and…ick…I don’t even want to say it…preparing to file my return for sales and use tax :( It’s bad enough having to file taxes once a year, but now that I’m a business, I have to file a different kind of return to pay taxes to the state from my sales. Yeah, it’s no fun. And it definitely has me worried. I want to make sure I report everything correctly since I’ve never done this before. So hopefully I do this right….fingers crossed!

On the brighter side of business, I have continuously been brainstorming new products to offer. I’m hoping to debut some designs for favor bags fairly soon, along with some treats that you can include in those Out of Town Welcome Bags/Boxes for your out of town wedding guests. So look for those in the near future. BUT the most exciting thing I want you to look forward to is the launch of a new line of products from me. I want it to be a bit of a surprise, so I won’t even mention the name of this new line (though some of my Twitter peeps might already know…hehe). But I can tell you it’s going to be a lot different from Scraps of Life. Because I want to keep Scraps of Life focused on weddings and special occasions, I decided to start a separate line for the more everyday stationery and gifts that I like to create. I’m hoping to debut that line, and a whole new website, in August, so I’ll keep you posted. And for those of you that miss my regular Stampin’ Up! sneak peeks, updates, and projects, no worries! My new website will be a bit more dedicated to that, so you can once again look forward to Sneak Peek Weeks, Webbie Workshop Weeks, and other fun tutorials and projects featuring Stampin’ Up!’s latest and greatest products.

Well, I guess it’s back to the grind for me. It’s a good thing I love my job!

So tell me, what new wedding products would you like to see offered by Scraps of Life? And what do you hope to see from my new line and website, coming in August? I would love your feedback!

2 Responses to Busy is an Understatement

  1. Cassandra on July 16, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Great to read you’re doing well and having fun brainstorming new ideas!

  2. Shelly on July 30, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Wow! That is fantastic!

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