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So here I am…giving in to the new trend of web blogging. After a little push from some other manufacturers I know I figure this might be worthwile after all.
For all those who don’t know me…my name is Suzanne Carillo and I am the owner, operator and artist of my own company called Bisous (pronounced b-zoo) which creates and manufactures scrapbooking papers and supplies.
My main purpose here is to let you know a little more about myself, my life and family and Bisous, my company.
My company’s mission is to make scrapbooking more accessible and less time consuming for all of us out there who actually want to spend more time creating memories to scrapbook that actually scrapbooking them. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE scrapbooking…I enjoy the whole creative process…but ask me about the tons of trips, vacations, special moments and loads of photos and stories that are either on discs, or in old albums that I haven’t scrapbooked yet or even looked at in years and I’ll tell you…it stresses me out. I wanted a way of scrapbooking that wasn’t going to cost me $100 every time I went into the craft store to purchase some products for a few layouts and that was still going to look like I’d spent $100 and days making it.
I’ve been painting, drawing, crafting, creating floral designs, cake decorating, you name it pretty much all of my life. As a creative person sometimes it’s hard to get your brain to "turn off". That is how one day, maybe two and a half months ago I was taking a shower and came up with this brilliant idea to create amazing prefinished scrapbooking pages. Heck, I was already designing most of my layouts like this in the computer after I’d created the paper designs to test to make sure that the paper designs would work well together to create good layouts…why not just sell the actual layouts? It seemed too good and too obvious. Someone must already be doing it and I just don’t know about it. After I’d towelled off and did a little research though it seemed no one was doing it quite like I wanted to, and their designs seemed to be very dated. I wanted something that was current, modern, stylish, chic, hip, classic. That day I started to produce what I now call PDQ. A brand new line of scrapbooking products that I believe will be the future of scrapbooking and most importantly, give me the opportunity to get all my precious memories scrapbooked before I’m in the old folks home.
I’ll post some more later…but for now, that gives you a little idea of me and what’s goin’ on with Bisous.