Sunday, February 15, 2009

February's Featured Shop

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This month's featured EtsyMom Teammate's shop is Bold & Sassy Designs. Born and raised in Pensacola, FL, Tiffany moved to Atlanta after high school, where she met her husband of 5 years. Her family has recently returned to the Pensacola area (specifically Navarre) for her husband's new job. Bold & Sassy Designs opened shop on Etsy in July of 2008. Specializing in stationary and invitations, Tiffany brings 10 years of experience in the graphic design industry to the table. A work-at-home mommy to her 3-year-old son, Aidan, she not only operates Bold & Sassy Designs, but also runs a web and graphic design company, V Design Group. Tiffany draws inspiration for her art from many different places, but primarily from her son..."it's amazing the imagination of a 3 year old." She finds clients' excitement about their purchase to be the most satisfying part of her craft. "It makes me feel good to know that they are pleased and it was what they wanted." When asked the least favorite part of her art, her reply was "picking fonts-I have so many that I love that it is a real chore for me to decide which ones to use." She credits her success to her customers and her friends and family...."they are my walking advertisements-I do not pay to advertise." Although, finding balance between work and home life has been challenging since moving away from the support of family and friends, Tiffany has been able to integrate the two by setting aside blocks of time to work on orders and new designs and making sure to shut the computer down and focus on family when those times are up. She plans to continue to grow her business over the next years, although with plans for baby #2 within the next 5 years, she is unsure how a second baby will impact her goals for her shop in the future.