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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Crowd Funding - What is worthy of your generosity?

I can't believe how much fun Kandy and I have been having at our studio and boutique!  The space is perfect for the two of us, we work so well together and love the gals at SCRAP Denton (our landlord), they are so good to us.  We have built in foot traffic and easy access anytime we need to supplies, we just slip over to SCRAP and find what we need (and so many fun things we don't need too).  Finding out all the cool ways to reuse materials has also been a blast.  It's is so delightful to make something old new again and know that we can be responsible stewards of our environment on some small level.

We are wives of wonderfully supportive husbands and moms of rapidly growing children. We desperately want to help contribute to our families financially, especially with college in the not too distant future. But we also want to have the freedom to work around our families schedules, we want to be there for them, we don't want to sacrifice our family time or relationships. We don't want to jump into jobs that we hate.  We want to show our children that you can do what you love and have a rich and rewarding life. We are conscientious of all these things as we are building our business and know that it takes time to become truly profitable.  We are not there yet and unfortunately running low on financial resources.

So here is where we discuss Crowd Funding.  If you haven't heard of it, it is a means to present your cause or project or goal to the masses and ask them to partner with you in achieving that through their financial support, or donation if you will. Indiegogo and Kickstarter are two avenues to pursue this path of raising financial support.  As a campaigner, you can set up certain levels of contributions with "Perks" that you would provide to your contributors.  In our case, it might be something like two of our handmade notecards at the $10 level,  a lovely fabric flower brooch at the $25 level and so on.

We would love to get your input.  If we were to run a campaign to raise $3000 to help cover our operating expenses and develop an ad campaign for 2013, to keep us doing what we love to do, be available for our families and help us become profitable, is this a cause you would find worthy of your generosity? Would you donate?  If you donated what perks would you like to see offered?  Please leave a comment with your thoughts, feedback, crowd funding experience or suggestions.  We would be ever so grateful!

Appreciate you!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cherry Kandy is sweets for the eyes

Life has been busy busy! Kandy and I are hard at work making all kinds of "pretties" or "sweets" for the eyes to behold. Everything from up cycled aluminum necklaces to shabby chic altered bottles.  with our children just about to start the new school year, we are gearing up for the fall craft show season too!  I love working in the studio and I definitely love working with another creative spirit.  It is so much fun to bounce ideas off each other and collaborate!

If you are local and haven't had a chance to come by and see us, please do!! We'd love to chat with you and show all of our artsy fartsy (as our hubbies call it) "pretties" and "sweets".

Just one question for you: What is your favorite fall color combo?

we sure do appreciate all our fans and family and especially our hubbies for supporting us! Hope to see you soon :0)

Check out our photo albums on our Facebook page Cherry-Kandy to see more pretties & sweets for the eyes!