“Creative When You Can’t Be”
About Simple JOY Designs
Nancy Masannat, Owner and Creative Director of Simple Joy Designs, always has a way of looking at the world through her own creative lens. After becoming a single mother of two, she decided to combine doing what she loved with making a living. Growing up on a small farm in central Florida, she participated in 4-H and Junior Gardening. She learned everything from sewing to woodworking and milking the cow to growing tomatoes. In 1995, she left Florida to follow her Navy husband up and down the east coast. She completed Floral Design School in Jackson, New Jersey, has taught quilting classes in Virginia Beach and was involved in direct sales for a rubber stamping company. She officially made Virginia home in 2003. In the 20 plus years it has taken to get to here, she has learned a lot about up-cycling and re-purposing in crafting, decorating, gift giving, and entertaining. Let her use this knowledge and talent to be “creative when you can’t be”.
We proudly offer our event and design services to the greater Fredericksburg, VA region including Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, Culpeper, Orange and surrounding areas.
From the Blog
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“I asked Simple Joy Designs if she would be willing to help me do the decorating and setup for my book launch party, as I was feeling overwhelmed. I only had a general idea of what I wanted, she took off and came up with ideas that created a fun and welcoming environment. She incorporated my branding, colors, took care of unexpected details during the event, so I could focus on my guests. She nailed it and the event was a huge success! It was such a relief to know things were being taken care of. I am definitely using her for future events.”
-Barbara Gustavson, Executive coach and author, Discover Next Step
“Having someone with the talents Nancy comes up with a creative display has been a wonderful addition to our events. Each time she sets up the display, we’re impressed by the ideas she comes up with and always just thrilled by the results of her work. Having Simple Joy Design doesn’t just save us time, it makes us look great!”
-Josh Walton, President, Websites For Anything
“I love sending inspirational notes to clients, friends and family, because often just a word of encouragement can lift someone’s day. Regular manufactured cards are okay, but I’ve always loved custom cards. I reached out to Nancy to see if see could make some cards for my business and for a ladies retreat I was having, I was blown away. They turned out absolutely beautiful and were more than what I had in mind.”
-Barbara Valentine Gustavson