How did you get started with your business? How long have you been in business?
I got started with my business, Ormolu, in 2007 while I was in college for interior design and teaching classes at a local scrapbook store. I started making my own designs for class kits and occasionally I would have leftover items and decided to sell them on Etsy. After graduating college and getting married, my husband and I decided I would be a stay at home mom. He encouraged me to keep going with my little business and designing and it has just grown from there.
What is your favorite thing about being an entrepreneur?
My favorite thing about being an entrepreneur is seeing my items used by customers and hearing feedback. It is very rewarding to see the items that you dreamed up in the hands of others and to be inspired by the work they create using those items.
Where are you located? What’s your favorite thing about the city you live in?
I live in northern Colorado, about a fifteen-minute drive from the Rocky Mountains. My absolute favorite thing about the area I live in is how close we live to our family. The community is also great and there are a lot of things to do around this area.
What inspires you?
My inspiration mainly comes from many things, some of them as everyday as moments between my family and myself because I am very much fond of ‘small moment’ types of memory keeping. I am very drawn to color and type and have had a lifelong love of stationery so that definitely influences me.
What goodies are on your wish list?
I don’t have too much on my wish list right now but I’ve made a commitment to myself to really start putting things on our walls this year- pictures, décor and such. After living in our home for over four years I think it’s time!
Tell us something new you have happening with your business:
As a child, Kaitlin spent much of her time making things out of paper to sell in her made up shop under the basement stairs. Little did she know that many years later as an adult, she would be doing this same thing. When she is not designing for her shop, Ormolu, she is hanging out with her husband and their three children and scrapbooking with whatever time she has left.
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