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Today we’re going to introduce to you one of our favorite shops over on Etsy!
Kace is the owner of Designing Moments and she seriously has the cutest prints, stationary, and invites! So if you’re on the hunt for your little’s next birthday invite, or just a fabulous print or card get your cute self over there!
Designing Moments specializes in handmade cards for every occasion. Kace says her life motivates her work, which is why most of her shop products are for weddings, baby showers and birthday thank you cards. She welcomes custom orders and loves making something unique for her customers- anything is possible! Her number one item right now is their elephant thank you cards (as pictured above)!
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Get to Know the Owner
Interview with Kace:
What’s your favorite thing about running your shop or blog?!
The best part about running my shop is that I am able to use my imagination to create products that people love. It’s really true that “the sky is the limit” and I love dreaming up new ideas and creating them. It’s an amazing feeling when someone buys my products and love my ideas. The feeling of getting a 5 star review is euphoric. I am always nervous to read what others have to say, and luckily, everyone thus far seems to love what I make for them. I think sending something handmade is always unique and heartfelt, I find that the people who receive it are always touched.
How did you choose the name for your shop?
Designing Moments- I thought for a long time about what I should name my shop. I think it says exactly what it is. My goal and desire is to help others design and celebrate the special moments in their lives. Whether it is an engagement, wedding or new baby, or an anniversary, birthday or just love, I want to be there to help celebrate these moments, big and small.
What makes your shop unique?
Everything in my shop is handmade to order. My customers have the power to change anything to their liking, whether it’s the color of the cardstock or the shape and size of the individual designs, the font or wording, everything can be changed and customized to their vision. Customers can also add a custom message in their cards for their recipients.
Tell us something random about yourself?!
I am proud to say that my favorite musician is Rod Stewart. My dad introduced him to me as a child and since then I have been to 3 of his concerts, once with him. I will never forget him sitting to my left and a sea of older women all around me and there I was singing my heart out to every song!
What’s one beauty product you can’t live without?
The beauty product I cannot live without is my Fresh Black Tea Eye Cream– between holding down a full time job, being a wife and a mom to an adventurous and energetic 15 month old, and having a shop on Etsy, I don’t get nearly as much sleep as I should. This cream keeps me from looking as tired as I sometimes feel– I can’t say that I would change anything though! I love all my jobs and all my roles, I couldn’t be happier with everything I have been blessed with.
What’s your best advice to running your own business?
The best advice I can give is to never give up and never doubt yourself. You need to believe in your work and stand by it. It’s not always easy, especially in the beginning. It takes a lot of time to get your name our there and your products seen and sold, you constantly have to change and update your items and work on your brand, but hard work does pay off! In the beginning my shop was very slow, but in the last year, sales have tripled and I am looking forward to seeing what 2015 has in store for Designing Moments!
Finally, tell us about you!
I was born in Hong Kong and moved with my family to NY when I was 5. I did not know a single word of English when I moved here, but through the help of some amazing teachers, I have become the person I am today. 🙂
On a typical day, I always hit the ground running. During the day, I am a full time Physician Assistant on Labor and Delivery– I deliver babies all day long! It is such an amazing job, full of love, sweat and tears- talking to my patients and witnessing all these miracles gives me so much inspiration for my shop. When I come home, I come home to a wonderful, loving husband and the sweetest, most energetic 15 month old baby girl. She just recently (these past 2 days!) started to walk and it’s been so much fun and so wonderful to be able to see her grow and watch her take her first steps. Once she goes to bed, that’s when I get to work on my shop! I make everything by hand and by myself. My shop is my creative outlet and my way of destressing. I wish I could express in words how great it feels to be able to be a part of so many of my customer’s life events and journeys– it makes my heart happy. I go to bed every night feeling lucky to have all that I have.
>>I have to give special thanks to my husband, Rodney who is the one that encouraged me to open my shop. After crafting my way through our wedding (I made our invites, decorations, seating cards, ceremony programs, wedding dress sash, thank yous..) I was itching to do more. He is the person who pushed me to open my Shop. He is always enouraging me to do more. I think he gets just as excited as I get when I make a sale– maybe more!<<
Now, Who’s Ready for a Giveaway?!
Kace is giving away a $25 giftcard to her shop Designing Moments. Entering is easy:
- Follow @designingmoments on IG
- Enter Below!
Winner announced Friday the 13th