I'm not certain where to begin other than the beginning, so grab your favorite drink and settle in - LOL!
This adventure began less than a year ago. Many of you kept wondering where you could get Lockhart Stamp Company images, as well as some of the tools that I had fallen in love with over my last five years of crafting --- unfortunately I had no place to send you. At that point my DH and I made a leap of faith and we, Ellen Hutson LLC, went ahead and opened an on-line store to help meet your needs. Never would I have dreamed that it would grow at the rate it has. I appreciate you all SO much and we hope to always be able to be here to help you with your creative needs and provide you with top-notch customer service and quality products. If something falls through the cracks please let us know - it is of the utmost importance to us that we follow through with every aspect of this business that has developed over the past year.
With that growth have come growing pains - I had less and less time to create and educate. As you have all probably figured out by now, I love the creative and educational process and therefore it was most important to me that I continue to provide that for each of you. I knew that if I didn't take care of the "business" aspects of this business I had started then nothing could continue to happen. So I went in search of other women who also believe in the value of creativity and education. That search led me to the amazingly talented women who I am so proud to call my business associates. Debbie Olson, Michelle Wooderson and Trudee Sauer are each so gifted and I feel blessed that they have agreed to work with me, as well as work with the companies that I have developed strong relationships with over this past year. These women have set goals for themselves and their "little businesses" and together we are trying to move forward to provide you with inspiration, education and a smile each day.
One of the things that I have learned over the course of my short "career" is to value the talents in others and to respect their rights. With this respect comes my belief that women should not work for free. My desire is to assist in leading this industry towards making changes in how it is that designers and concept artists are compensated for their hard work. One of the projects that we are working on are Class Kits. These women are fantastic educators and we know that you can't fly all over the United States to attend their classes, so we are trying to bring their instruction to you by putting everything together in a box and sending their class directions to you. Along with those instructions will come all the "unusual" ingredients to create that project. When fitting, you will also be able to purchase additional items to create more of that same project. Proceeds from each sale will go directly to our business associate who has created that kit!
I am SO thrilled to share the first of these kits with you tonight - Rose Bracelet!!! This incredibly beautiful bracelet and charm have been designed by Debbie Olson. Please visit our webstore to learn more about what is included in this Class Kit.
There will be more kits to follow soon and they are BEAUTIFUL! I thank you in advance for helping us realize these dreams. Please join me in congratulating Debbie on her first kit!!!