Sometimes, when you get to watch someone do an every day job (say, an office assistant), you know they have a creative streak in them that is just dying to come out. That is the way I felt as I’ve gotten to know Beth of BPaperie. Beth and I worked at the same location in Louisville, then went to the same church. She of course is a wife, and has her sweet dog which you can always find pictures of. And she has a day job which she is great at. But, a love of hers is creativity. She is wonderful at taking the ordinary and making it bright and lovely and inspiring.
For my office (which is really a corner of our dining room), I wanted something new and inspiring as a I write and do photo editing. She happily obliged with a giveaway for my readers – just like you! And she designed this beautiful art with a quote I got from singer/songwriter Christa Wells from Emily Freeman’s book A Million Little Ways. Since this has been such a hard season of life with many changes coming, I picked this quote because it spoke to me of hope. When I look at it encourages me to keep going and keep pressing on in my dreams.
I asked Beth to answer a few questions so y’all could get to know her. Here is a sneak peak into her life as a creative:
I started bpaperie as a creative outlet. My “about” section on Etsy says this, which I think might answer the question: I’ve wanted to own a design shop for as a place that smells good and is filled with fun things. A place to be inspired; a place where my puppy can run around in a cute sweater. And a place that’s affordable, too!
But since my husband’s in school, I’m stuck with a boring 9-5 job instead. I’ve wanted to open an etsy shop for a while — a creative outlet of my own — but I’ve been too scared to do it. It’s easy to let doubts fill my heart and keep me from doing what I love — what if no one likes my work? What if nothing sells? What if I’m a failure?
I can’t let those things hold me back anymore! Bpaperie has been a long time coming. It’s the next best thing to a “real” store. And if you want to see pictures of my cute pup in a sweater, shoot me an email. I’m happy to oblige. 🙂
2. How did you come up with the name for your store?
My husband, Wes, often calls me “B,” and I love paper goods. I was trying to decide between two names, and this one stuck.
Ahh another friend just got me onto her IG this past week, too funny!! Just tweeted your blog! How fun!! Hope you’re doing well 🙂 Love the blog and all the updates!
Hi! I have officially followed and shared! I love the Bloom where you are planted print! Mild obsession with mason jars is a driving force as well! Thanks for the chance!