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A creative soul right from the start, Cassie Uhl has always loved creating. Zenned Out started with her stringing beads on her living room floor while she was still teaching art. She will never forget the day she saw a stamp set in the jewelry store–she felt magnetized to it! Cassie saved up from the jewelry sales she held at friends’ houses and bought her shiny new toy. Instantly, she was obsessed.

From beading on the floor, to that first stamp set, Zenned Out has grown so much over the years. Cassie didn’t know where it would take her, but it wasn’t long into running her Etsy shop when she realized her creative passion could be her career. She was all in. With no business training she had a lot to learn, and she worked hard and soaked up information about running a small business like a sponge. There was a lot of trial and error, too many twelve-hour days to count, and many mistakes along…

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A creative soul right from the start, Cassie Uhl has always loved creating. Zenned Out started with her stringing beads on her living room floor while she was still teaching art. She will never forget the day she saw a stamp set in the jewelry store–she felt magnetized to it! Cassie saved up from the jewelry sales she held at friends’ houses and bought her shiny new toy. Instantly, she was obsessed.

From beading on the floor, to that first stamp set, Zenned Out has grown so much over the years. Cassie didn’t know where it would take her, but it wasn’t long into running her Etsy shop when she realized her creative passion could be her career. She was all in. With no business training she had a lot to learn, and she worked hard and soaked up information about running a small business like a sponge. There was a lot of trial and error, too many twelve-hour days to count, and many mistakes along the way, but she wouldn’t trade any of it.

Today Zenned Out is run in a large and beautiful studio. Now with so many talented others helping at Zenned Out Cassie has time to share her experience with creative entrepreneurs and support their growth. She still has missteps, and the occasional twelve-hour work day, but she loves what she does and is excited to help others find their voice too.



Kerry Burki is a creative entrepreneur and editor here at Handmade Success.

She knows how difficult it can be to stay motivated and positive when working for yourself and pursuing your dreams. She truly values creating a supportive community. She values self-care as a way to support herself and others both personally and professionally.

As the co-creator of the 5th Edition of the best-selling Etsy Kit and the creator of Rejuvenate + Create: Self-Care For Creatives, an ebook, Kerry helps creative entrepreneurs take better care of themselves so they can find true handmade success.

She is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Kerry Magazine, a magazine that uses real women as models, supports small businesses, encourages you to feel beautiful as you are right now, and includes a printable worksheet to help you go after your dreams! She has been working with creative and small business owners since 2006 through Handmade Success, Artisan Markets, Waste Not Paper and Green Paper Company. She loves to add her own DIY elements to parties, gifts and decorating.

www.HandmadeSuccess.com

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