Diane Glowienke ~ Owner/Artisan @ The Creative Type
I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY SHOP!
We are huge fans of Diane & her work! Her creativity and attention to detail is what sets The Creative Type apart. For every special occasion, share something unique, and give a handcrafted greeting card to that special someone!
- Kiel & Ana / Spots On The FOX
I create handcrafted greeting cards, & repurposed vintage treasures.
The Creative Type has officially been in business for almost 1 year. I have been creating/selling my handcrafted greeting cards for many years, along with party favors, centerpieces, holiday gifts, etc. For several years, I operated a candy buffet business, Sweet 4 You, where I created custom colored candy buffets for various parties and events.
In December 2019, I did my first Craft Fair and my greeting cards sold quite well. I thought it was time to rebrand and rename my business, and choose "The Creative Type" because it did not tie me to any one creative avenue since I have so many different creative aspects of my business. I've recently expanded The Creative Type to include my vintage treasures, which is something I have been passionate about for many years, and I've also included in my own personal style for many, many years!
I worked with a Marketing Coach that helped me to pull my business thoughts and ideas together to officially start The Creative Type. I've been selling my greeting cards in a few local gift shops for 1.5 years. I opened my first Painted Tree booth in November 2020, and expanded my Painted Tree booth in May 2020. And I joined Spots On The FOX (I can't remember when!!!)
I have been a creative spirit my entire life, so it choose me! I started scrapbooking 25 years ago which introduced me to the creative world of paper crafting. Then in 2000, I discovered a rubber stamp company Stampin' UP! I joined as a demonstrator, and began teaching/selling their products to create greeting cards using rubber stamps, holding many classes/workshops in my home as well as customer homes for 10 plus years. This was my introduction to handcrafted greeting cards, which changed the course of my life! I was a stay-at-home Mom for 25 years, so this gave me the opportunity to use my creativity and earn money as well.
Creative, purposeful, passionate, clever & organized ~ Purposefully and passionately creating, designing and organizing to elevate your everyday life.
Getting my products recognized and purchased by customers.
I absolutely love when customers come to me and say "can you create this type of card?" I love creating custom greeting cards that will bring joy to other people! I also love to see when my creations are purchased and when others appreciate my distinct aesthetic. And the more I sell, the more I get to create to replenish The Creative Type offerings!
My entire line of creations are created from authentic vintage pieces, I do not sell mass produced items.
I operate on a "you don't know unless you try" method, which is my own theory!
The next phase of The Creative Type is the service aspect, such as offering organizing, room decor refreshing, party planning, or extra set of hands for an event. I have just been hired to handle the decor for a Christmas Brunch and also to be a Day of Wedding assistant.
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This story is contributed by a Spots On The FOX Vendor & the views expressed are the author's own.
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Victoria Hyla Maldonado has been writing all her life and has worked professionally as a writer and editor for more than 20 years. She is the author of the substantive women’s fiction Hearts Drawn Wyld trilogy (Victoria J. Hyla) as well as several anthology-published short stories. She also is the author of several children’s books. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and children and is working on a new romance trilogy as well as several other short stories and more children’s books.
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