Saturday, 11 July 2009

Black Cat Scrapbooking
Starting my own business was a dream that I'd had for a long time and didn't really think was going to come true. I did lots of research on the internet visiting websites, forums and blogs, going on a Women into Business course and doing quite a bit of paper planning on my own beforehand.

However, Black Cat Scrapbooking was born around 2/12 years ago when an opportunity arose and I started selling wedding place cards on Ebay.

I then decided to open an Ebay shop and expand on my range. I now have around 40 regular listings which are mainly craft related products.

I really love working from home because of the flexibility and freedom it gives me and I'm always there for Sam.
Bye for now
Sarah x

Friday, 10 July 2009

About Me

Hi There! My name is Sarah and I live in South Wales with my partner Paul and son Sam.

I became interested in card making around 7 years ago when I joined the Paper Mill shop at McArthur Glen Bridgend as a part time Sales Assistant. I have since then also enjoyed scrapbooking as a hobby.

I was asked about 5 years ago if I would like to share my skills and start tutoring classes for Adult Community Education. I started tutoring a beginners class in 2007 which was very successful and then went on to tutor an intermediate class the following September.

Alongside my tutoring, I also run my own busy little Ebay shop called Black Cat Scrapbooking which sells various Scrapbooking and Card Making Supplies including Spellbinders and Tim Holtz Items. I reached Powerseller Status nearly 2 years ago and achievement which I am incredibly proud of. I also work at a local Social Club twice a week.

Due to these commitements, I felt I could no longer stay at the Paper Mill Shop as an employee and left after 21/2 years.

I am also busy with my family and all of the commitments that go with that so I don't stop really!

I thought I would start a blog to keep a record of my card making and scrapbooking makes and maybe to inspire others to have a go and also to sell items that that I stock.

Bye for now!

Sarah x