Sharon Powell, owner of Sweet Swugg, ran out of store-bought cards one year during the Christmas holiday. To fill the gap, she decided to paint a few and send them to family and friends. The response was immediate. “One of my girlfriends said that the card was beautiful and that I ought to sell them.” So, Sharon started Sweet Swugg selling blank note cards along with her baked goods at a local farmers’ market.
Sweet Swugg is named in loving memory of Sharon’s maternal grandmother, Julia B. Lee, who taught her how to bake at the age of 12. She and Sharon’s mom would bake a special sheet cake that looked like a traditional yellow cake but had a unique flavor that they called Sweet Swugg.
In 2013 Sharon hit the pause button on Sweet Swugg for a while. However, upon retirement, Sharon decided to take a leap of faith and continue to pursue her lifelong passion for artistry. She is excited to see where this re-visited adventure takes her and to have her cards in a retail store for the first time.