I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast — the first of 2013!! Today’s guest is Christine Drumheller:
I first joined Cocoa Daisy, as a subscriber, in 2007. I later tried out when Cocoa Daisy had a Design Team call, and made the team. About 6 months later, Tricia (the owner then) asked me to start creating the project kits. I loved coming up with ideas for the project kits and putting them together! Soon, I was joining Tricia for her trips to CHA, so I got a good idea of how much work goes into putting together the main kit.
Well, fast forward to 2010. I found myself having to leave my marriage of 11 years, with no work history for the last 8 because I’d been a stay-at-home Mom. At that time Tricia happened to be pregnant, moving to another state and planning to close things down here at Cocoa Daisy. I approached her and said I wanted to do it!
I was terrified… leaving a marriage, moving in with my parents and starting a business all at the same time. That was the worst, most stressful summer of my life! But I knew I had to give it a try because it was the perfect scenario for me. I’d be doing something I love and I’d also be home with the boys.
My background in graphic design from before I became engaged, including 10 years’ experience as a Composition Manager, gave me the confidence to jump in and pray that God had placed this opportunity in front of me for a reason.
It’s been an amazing two and a half years! Learning as I go, always trying to make changes and improvements, working to get the kits out on time and to give my 100% to customer service has been more than stressful at times, BUT I wouldn’t change a thing!
Lately I have changed my focus from 12×12 layouts. I adore mini albums and I am addicted to instagram – so creating a mini album filled with instagram pictures from my phone seemed the perfect way to capture our daily lives.
- Cocoa Daisy Scrapbooking Kit Club
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On today’s podcast we discuss Christine’s journey towards becoming the owner of Cocoa Daisy as well as the struggle for balance between work, home, and creative desires. I hope you’ll listen in to our conversation and leave us your thoughts!
Find the show on iTunes here.