My name is Jo, I am in my 40's (!) and I have been married to my lovely husband for nearly 17 years who helps with the technical side of things including my website ( Thank you!). We have 3 boys – aged 15 14 and 6 and a little Princess who is nearly 4 – I am a devoted and proud Mum and I love my family to bits!!
As you can tell from my shop – I am Disney Mad!! We have been to WDW in Orlando 3 times, Disneyland in California once, and Disneyland Paris more times than I can remember now!! We like to try and go to Disneyland Paris each year if we can!! So – I have a wealth of Disney knowledge! If you are stuck for an idea for a Layout or theme then please let me know and I can give you a hand to suggest items that you could use. I hope this page gives you a little insight into my life and Scrapping The Magic.
I got into Crafts Christmas 2004 when I decided to make my own Christmas cards. I looked on Ebay as I had been buying and selling items of my own for a while. I couldn’t believe how many lovely things there were on Ebay and I bought so many Sizzix items and made some really lovely cards which I was really pleased with. Shortly in the year that followed I bought my own Sizzix machine and a few dies ... I really enjoyed making the doll kits and thought I would try selling a few on ebay – they were very popular so I continued to do this alongside my job as a Teaching Assistant. In August 2005 I opened my Ebay shop and called it Fantasia Crafts. I gradually expanded my range of kits and die cuts. My shop was very popular – and I became very busy – so much so that I decided to leave my much loved job as a Teaching Assistant and concentrate on my shop full time as I was really enjoying it too – allowing myself the flexibility of working from home and being around if my children needed me if they were ill etc
Shortly after this I got into Scrapbooking and decided to venture into purchasing some Scrapbook papers and stickers – mainly Disney themed. This was a great success so I gradually increased my range to include various other Themes and also other Characters and Theme Parks. I was proud to have one of the best variation and selection of Disney Items on Ebay in the UK. My shop went from strength to strength thanks to my many repeat customers – also mainly into Disney too!! I have met a lot of wonderful people on Ebay who make this all so worthwhile for me!
When I became pregnant in January 2008 I reluctantly decided to stop selling Sizzix kits for a while and concentrate on the Scrapbooking items as I found it exhausting doing both! Then Ebay decided to change the way that shops are structured and their fees etc and I was no longer able to list items under 99p – which was most of my shop! Then I decided to be brave and venture away from Ebay – something I had wanted to do for a while as I wanted a proper online shop and wanted it to look just how I like it – rather than being governed by Ebay’s structure etc. So – I started Scrapping The Magic in 2008 and I havent looked back!
We also enjoy going to Cornwall – normally a few times a year and would love to move there one day – we love it down there! I am a big Take That fan too and love seeing them in Concert! I am mad about Christmas and it is My favourite time of year and it is also my Birthday too just before Christmas. I also love The Twilight Saga and reading when I have some spare time!
I hope that has given you a little insight into my little World! I am as always ever grateful to my lovely customers for your purchases and for the lovely comments without you Scrapping The Magic wouldn’t be possible, so thank you very much and Thank you for taking the time to read this
With Love From
Scrapping The Magic