Saturday, February 26, 2011

Info & New Featured Artist!

Hello all! Our fabulous team of card makers has reached 50 members! Wooohooo! Now for the featured artist for March....RWKrafts! Here is her profile so read on then check out her shop at RWKrafts!
1.What is your name? My name is Rachel Kleinman. Where do you live (state)? I moved to the lovely state of Connecticut a year and a half ago but I grew up in the desert state of Arizona. Do you work outside the home? No If so, doing what? I stay home in Connecticut with my family, and take care of my mother when I am in Arizona.
2.Are you married?
I am married to my best friend, Matt. We met in Kindergarten and started officially 'dating' in high school. Do you have any children or pets? Yes we have an amazing 5 year old papillon puppy named Meeko, and an always entertaining guinea pig named Peanut.
3.What is the name of your Etsy shop? My etsy shop name is RWKrafts. My initials are RWK so it seemed obvious. How long have you been open? I just opened my shop on December 31, 2010. What do you make? I make anything paper crafts. I focus on cards and have recently added my CD Jewel Case Mini-Albums! I also have a photography section of my shop where some of my favorite photograph prints are for sale. How long have you been crafting or making things? I have been crafting since I was a child, and always made colorful collages out of magazine cut outs. How did you get started? I have always made cards and scrapbooks as gifts for friends and family and I always received many compliments and encouraging words!
4.What prompted you to start selling your creations? In October 2010, my healthy mother had a stroke that paralyzed the right side of her body and left her with no speech or reading abilities. She was backpacking in the bottom of the Grand Canyon when it happened and had to get air-lifted out. This prompted me to quit my job as a preschool teacher and I had to leave my graduate program (masters in clinical mental health counseling) so I could travel across the country to help my mom through rehab. This left me with ample free time and soul-searching that I should focus on something I truly enjoy and love.
5.What do you enjoy most about creating? Creating and crafting are amazing because I am the boss of whatever I make! I can make whatever I'm in the mood for, and it always cheers me up!


  1. Thank you so much! Feel free to follow my blog also:

  2. Awesome Rachel! It is wonderful to get to know you better!! Keep up with your beautiful creations my friend.