Berry Cute Invitations, Thank You's and More!
Berry Cute Invitations, Thank You's and More!
PurpleBerryInk
PurpleBerryInk

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Designer: Tanya

 

Email:

Tanya@PurpleBerryInk.com 

or use our contact form.

Business Hours

Open Monday - Friday

Closed Holidays

 

Turnaround Time

1st Proof:

     48 Business Hours

Extra Proofs:

     24 Business Hours

 

Printed Items:

     6 Business Days

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PurpleBerryInk

A little bit about the Owner and Designer

Hi, my name is Tanya and I am the creator of PurpleBerryInk.  I have been selling digital and printed party items online for a few years now, and I love my job! 

 

With a background in Photography, I found myself enjoying learning new things with Photoshop and eventually transitioned into creating my own new designs instead of editing my photos.  I began selling my designs and quickly found that I had a small business up and running.   I created PurpleBerryInk in 2012, as a 'berry' fun place to find personalized invitations, thank you cards and so many more party items!

 

I strive to create fun and personalized items for special events in people's lives.  I know how important birthdays and other celebrations can be, and it is important to me that my party items match your needs.  I keep working until you love your items.

Your Contact Person at PurpleBerryInk

Tanya:

Owner and Designer

 

Email:

Tanya@PurpleBerryInk.com

My Little Story

From Mom to Business Woman

When I was 18, I went to college to get a BS in Secondary Education in Mathematics (this means that I wanted to become a high school Math Teacher).  Yes, I'm a little geeky, I love Calculus and Computers!  But try not to hold that against me, haha.  In the meantime, I met my Mr. Wonderful and got married between my Junior and Senior Year.  Now, at this point I had a 4 year plan (you know how our plans go!). 

Year 1: Finish College. 

Year 2: Become a substitute teacher and see which schools I like and don't like; get some teaching experience. 

Year 3 & 4: get a fulltime teaching job at a great school; get some more experience and build some relationships with schools.

 

Well, as I'm sure you can guess, my plans were not God's plans!  After 3 months of marriage I found out I was pregnant!  I had just turned 21, and this was not my plan.  I worked fulltime thru my pregnancy at a local factory (my college job) and after my son was born I became a stay-at-home mom.  Every Friday night I packed up my son and shipped him off to the grandparents and went to work on Saturdays.  But, boy, was I bored thru the week.  I wanted something to do.  I felt guilty about being bored with my little blessing.  I loved being a Mom, but I wanted to find something to do with my time at home. 

 

So, I started searching the internet for anything legit that I could do from home.  And when I say legit, I mean a real job, not just a scam.  And trust me; I tried out lot of the scams!!!  I paid hundreds of dollars to learn to become a 'medical billing specialist' only to find that the promised job at the end was a list of phone numbers to the doctors’ offices in the area (all who didn't need my services).  I bought websites that I could sell someone else's products....never did figure out how that was even supposed to work.  I paid for classes on online marketing; you know, make 1,000's per week in only a few hours!  I even tried to become a 'virtual assistant' (a secretary that works from home) and was really close to becoming an online tutor, but none of it worked.  Then I got a new DSLR camera and read lots of books on Photography and thought maybe I should branch into wedding photography and portraits.  I bought a small set of lights and a few backgrounds and the stand.  But I had a hard time selling myself and my abilities to my friends, so it never went very far.  I was so frustrated.

 

By this time I was home full time, no more working Saturdays at my factory job.  I had 3 beautiful little children, a boy and two girls; they kept me busy, but I still wanted to do something to help my family (besides couponing).  When my son turned 5 we sent him to school; he went to every other day Kindergarten.  Now my days were a little more empty (but don't worry, help is on the way!), but I still enjoyed being with my girls. 

 

Then one afternoon we had a play date with a new friend from Kindergarten.  This is the day my 'work' life changed!  We were having a great time, the other mom and I were just chatting and sharing stories when we got to the topic of work.  She said that she sold digital item online (on Etsy).  I couldn't believe it, no one was going to pay for something like that, it's not even a real product!  But she said she was selling her Christmas Photo cards and people were buying them.  So she introduced me to Etsy.  This was just the beginning.  I was soooo excited!

 

That night I went on and created and account for myself and got started.  As I mentioned earlier, I love photography and was already very familiar with Photoshop, so I started designing!  I worked and worked and listed and listed.  After two, very long weeks, I had my first sale.  I was so excited, all the money I had just put into listing was just earned back in one sale, which felt soooo good.  But then when I had to wait another week for my next sale I was starting to get discouraged, but I kept at it. 

 

I started all this at the end of May.  My secret goal was to make $1,000 by the end of summer.  I didn't tell anyone because my family already new my 'history' of online jobs and they thought I was wasting money on just another get rich quick scheme; but I just kept working and designing and listing.  I was thrilled that by the middle of August I had made my first $1,000!  And made another $1,000 in September!  Life was great; I felt very successful and had a growing business.  Since then, it's not been totally smooth sailing, I have many rough patches with Etsy, but I'm still chugging along and creating new designs when I have the time.

 

After my son's first year of Kindergarten, we decided to homeschool; and we still are.  I love teaching my children myself and being so involved in their education.  But I have to find time to work.  I normally work in the evenings and late at night after everyone else goes to bed.  It's not always easy and fun, but I do find enjoyment in my work most nights.  I know that not everyone can say they love what they do, but I really do!  I love my job!!!  I enjoy running my own business and keeping the books and paying my bills, it's all very exciting for me (yes, I already said I was a little geeky, lol).  I feel very blessed that God has given me this life for now, and hope that I can run and grow this business for years to come.

 

Well, this is my little story.  I hope you enjoyed reading it and getting to know me a little better.  

Tanya

 

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