A Look Ahead at 2018

January 06, 2018

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and are having a great start to 2018.  

At the beginning of every year I make a list of goals I want to achieve in that year for my business, as well as monthly goals along the way.  One of those goals is to post weekly blog posts here on the Kansas City Kreations website.  My first blog post of the year will be highlighting 2017 and also some of the things that I can't wait to bring to you this year!  

This year I took a leap of faith and left my teaching job of 8 years.  I was worn out and knew it was time for something new.  I have been busier than ever but also so happy.  I'm home with my son (which can sometimes be a little frustrating and hard to get work done!) and getting to spend all day creating and running errands all around the KC metro area, which makes for some fun and interesting car rides with a 3-year old.  This will be my first full year as a full-time business owner and I'm eager to see what 2018 holds.

By the end of this year my goal is to have at least 500 hand-stamped jewelry items available for purchase.  The first focus is stamped cuff bracelets.  Six new items were added today with a total of 30 to be added before the end of January!  More bracelets, rings, keychains, and necklaces will be coming throughout the year.  

Another exciting development for Kansas City Kreations in 2018 is presenting at the nationwide Pinners Conferences!  I will be teaching a stamped cuff bracelet class in San Diego, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City.  I am so excited to travel the country teaching a craft that I love!  

Also be on the lookout for significantly more Facebook LIVE videos and DIY projects on the Facebook page.  I love finding new creative items to show you and will be doing this through Facebook videos as well as the new DIY by KCK YouTube channel.  Many videos have been filmed, it's just a matter of making time to edit and post them :)

I'm also looking forward to bringing you more options when it comes to paint parties...local in-person parties, DIY Kreate-It Kits, and Chalk Couture products.  If you would like to host an in-person paint party with your friends, please let me know and I'd be happy to help you all have a wonderful painting event!

2018 is going to be a great year at Kansas City Kreations and I can't wait to share it with all of you! :)