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HEY THERE FRIENDS,

I'M CRYSTAL.

Welcome to my little creative studio

 

You never know what's going on over here, I could be creating a diy craft project, helping design a wedding invitation suite, doodling on the back of a napkin, or branding someone's entire business.  I love being a creative, a maker, designer, and artist.  Let me help create something special for you!

Previously Trio Creative & Bellamy + Belou.

When I was a little girl I loved to draw. I would sit down on Saturday Mornings and attempt to recreate my favorite cartoon characters on paper. As I grew up, I never lost that passion for creativity and I never stopped doodling.

While in high school, I attended a career center to learn to become an office assistant. The idea bored me, it wasn’t challenging and my teacher saw that right away. There was a competition for Desktop Publishing, and she had me leave class and go to this room down the hall by myself. I would sit there fumbling with the keyboard and mouse learning what I could about the software.

I’m so grateful for her because she saw in me something special, and allowed me to pursue it even if it wasn’t what others were doing in class. Later she entered me in a competition and I won at Regional's creating everything from logos, brochures, flyers, and more, then it went to state and then Nationals in San Antonio, TX. I placed fourth down there. I found my new love, and what I wanted to be – I wanted to be a graphic designer. Ironically two years later they offered it as a course at the school.

I wasn’t able to go to college, but I worked my way through various jobs learning the hard way. I taught myself everything I could learn about being a designer. It was the perfect marriage of my computer nerdiness and my creative side. I learned everything I could on composition, layout and typography.

On February 1, 2009, I started my business. I had no idea what I was doing, but I was determined I was going to make this into something great. Owning a business is a roller-coaster, you wear every hat in the business from Owner to Accountant to Designer to Sales to Delivery. And it took a long time to figure out how I was going to do this. Sometimes I would be so overwhelmed with work and other times scared that I had nothing coming in. My business has been through a couple of names, and I've finally settled on Happy Go Lucky.  Because if I'm truly being myself, I'm a positive person who loves to be happy, loves the sunshine and outdoors, and just loves life.

I'm an adoptive mom of three beautiful kids, Christopher (17), Cheyenne (15), and Blake (11).  They've given me reasons to live and challenged me in ways I never thought they could.  But I'm so grateful to be their mom.  We also have our dog Penny, Cat Marshmallow and Guinea Pigs Alfie & Charlie.

Monday - Friday

8am - 2pm

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