It is on January 8, 2016, only two years ago, that I opened my Etsy shop and posted my first design for sale. It’s been a wonderful journey to this point.
In addition to Etsy, CutFiles4U has added many other websites and social media outlets to its ever-growing presence with Instagram being the latest.
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2016 was a great start as I quickly realized other opportunities I wanted to embrace such as Silhouette training, prepared cut files, craft parties, and more. Then 2017, which began with this article explaining how I got here from a successful corporate job, helped my business as well as myself grow as I explored even more new opportunities. I presented to hundreds and hundreds of wonderful people in-person at a Silhouette conference. My family and I moved down the road to a new community during my busy swim season. Our new home will allow for a dedicated craft room once it’s finished. Currently, I’m sharing space with my twins’ playroom in the dining room though. Oh how I need that craft room done!
I hosted my first CutFiles4U Silhouette Training Expo 100% planned and executed during my full hysterectomy recovery and held only 3.5 weeks post op. It was a fantastic 2-day event! Across my 6 classes, I had 23 attend, and that was with no exposure during football season, none the less. I was pretty happy and enjoyed seeing all the eager craft enthusiasts expanding their horizons with hands-on and follow along learning. I’m really looking forward to the next one March 10th and 11th, so be sure to mark your calendar and tell your friends. There will be more class times and a variety of offerings for everyone, so be sure to check out the VIP Club to vote on classes in the pinned post.
Lastly, I started hosting online training and have requests rolling in along with in-person training. Both are keeping me busy. I enjoy them and look forward to doing many more. My twins just started their third half day at Mother’s Day Out and they will start kindergarten in the fall. I have many online class plans that have not been executed yet because of the limited time I have to work in quiet. So keep your fingers crossed that I’ll have online training you can download in the near future! But in the meantime, I’m available to schedule a live online training or in-person training with you.
When I started this business two years ago, I was planning to be a design shop alone. The funny thing is that I didn’t know I was going to open my Etsy shop until a couple days before. I didn’t know I was going to head into training and parties until I saw the need and interest and realized I’d like to do that. CutFiles4U quite literally fell into my lap, so I was excited to expand and plan as we moved forward creating new opportunities for each other, increasing our skills and knowledge, and finding new ways to enrich our lives together as an ever-growing community of master crafters.
What do you want to see offered by CutFiles4U this year? How do you want to grow and expand your business or personal crafting experiences? I’d love to hear from you.
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If you made it this far, let’s celebrate and shower you with gifts. Use coupon code ItsMy2ndBirthday and save 25% on all designs until January 15th. Stop by the business page, Twitter, and/or Instagram to wish CutFiles4U a happy birthday, and you could win a birthday package design set. Winner will be announced January 13th if at least 10 people drop a happy birthday note.
Birthday Package for the Winner!
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