I am happy to present to you all Monday’s Crafty Military Wife, Donna K Baes, creator/artist with Created by Donna K.
What is your real name? Donna K Baes
What is the name of your shop/business/company?
Created by Donna K
With which branch of the military are you affiliated?
USMC, USAF, USArmy
Wife of a retired Marine(30 years)
Mom of a former Airman
Mom of a current Soldier stationed in Ft. Riley, KS
Where are you from or where are you stationed?
I grew up in Michigan, married my High School sweetheart and have lived primarily in Okinawa and NC, currently in Eastern NC between Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point.
What type of crafts do you create?
Mostly…paper crafts. I’m a card person, but I love making altered gift items as well. I LOVE paper…wait…did I say that already?
How did you get started in crafting?
A friend introduced me to scrapbooking in 1999 and I’ve been a paper *hoarder* ever since.
What do you do when you aren’t creating?
I spend time riding my bicycle (gearing up for the MS 150)
LOVE going to the beach, riding our Harley and…COFFEE breaks!
What is your work space like?
I share my space with one of our guest rooms. Not the “ideal” studio, but it works for me and our current home.
Who or what inspires you in either life or in your business?
My inspiration comes from my husband and my children mostly. Family and relationships are most important to me in life and I love my hobby because it allows me to enjoy both.
What are your personal and/or business goals?
Personal…focus more on fitness (I’m almost 50 ya know!)
Business…I haven’t figured that out yet. I have enough clients to keep me busy but not sure where I’m heading just yet.