Hi all and welcome to the simply gilded blog!
First of all - thanks for visiting! It means so much that you are here supporting my dream and sharing in my passion for all the small things that make life just a little more beautiful.
My name is Irene and I am the one-woman operation behind the company. It has been pretty crazy juggling my family of 2 little ones (Jacob, 3, and Lillian, 1 this coming Sunday!) and a full time job, but I mean this in the most honest of ways - the idea of designing one-of-a-kind washi tape truly excites me and sparks this insatiable passion in my soul! No joke.
I've forever been a scrapbooker, sticker collector, and perpetual list maker. I love making hand-made cards - what better way to incorporate my love of art, fantasy, and design than to literally roll it all into one! I seriously use washi tape on everything - to decorate my planner and lists, to tape notes to the door for the postman, to seal invitations, to create pretty borders in my scrapbook etc.
I have never been a risk taker in life and have forever been terrified by rejection - so I set my artistic brain and my dreams and aspirations of starting a creative business aside for years. However, I'm so glad I took a leap of faith to start this company and to share what I have created with all of you. It is when I am in my creative space that I feel so joyful and alive! I hope that you too will be inspired to follow your dreams or at the very least, carve out space and time to nourish your creative self.
Thank you for joining me on the exciting journey ahead - looking forward to making memories with you all!