Who is behind Homegrown Creaitivity LLC...
Welcome to Homegrown Creativity - Paper Customized for Your Business
What started as a hobby for Marie Dyson Clough in 2009 continued to grow and grow into a full sized small business. In January 2016 the Homegrown Creativity family grew for the first time....
After a blessed but busy Fall 2015 sales season Marie made the decision to grow the business and brought in her sister who will learn to act in all aspects of the business. Imagine this...no more being closed during vacations, we will always be open now except during Christmas when we all take time off.
As much as Marie loved to cut paper all day long, she didn't have time to expand the business and explore all the creative ideas in her head for future product ideas. Now with this added help anything is possible!
We design, print, and cut all items in our home office! Everything is created in house! Thank you for trusting us with your small business packaging needs!
~ 💚 ABOUT MARIE DYSON CLOUGH - OWNER 💚 ~
My life today is because of Etsy and my shop here. Without my business I wouldn't be home with my kids, without my business I would have been forced into the job market after being a stay at home mom for 5 years, without my business I wouldn't have kept the life we were accustom to when my husband died suddenly in December 2011.
Every day I realize how grateful I am to have my business, and while we suffered a tragedy I have so much to be grateful for. That gratefulness leads to my business, I work hard daily to provide the best customer service, attention to detail, and the best possible customer experience each and every time you purchase from me. I strive for perfection, that perfection has lead to a huge percentage of my customers being repeat customers, customers who return time and time again. I want you happy!
How about some personal details about me... my husband wrote this bio for my shop before he passed away (I just update the kids ages).
*★* Marie Dyson lives in the small town of Surprise, Arizona with her 10 year old son, and 6 year old baby girl. Up until 2007, Marie worked as a software engineer in the aerospace industry. During that time, she practiced jewelry and bead making as a hobby. Following the birth of her son, Marie chose to become a full-time stay-at-home mom...a calling she considers to be "the best job ever!"
Being a stay-at-home mother has allowed Marie much more time to practice, perfect and expand her skill in making handmade jewelry. Marie's creative passion is in making one-of-a-kind jewelry. Her styles range from rustic and organic to refined and elegant. Expanding on her jewelry business she started designing paper earring cards to display her jewelry, once she discovered a separate market for her cards the business and her love of paper just grew from there! *★*
- - - ♥ My husband passed away suddenly Dec. 21, 2011. I can't say enough wonderful things about him as a man, father and husband. Tears are shed daily for him. He wrote my profile here on Etsy for me, just one of the 1000's of things he did to support me in all that I did. He often helped me give creative names to my jewelry, praised my work and just supported me 100%. Thank You to the love of my life I miss you beyond words but know I am going to make it because of the love and support you provide myself and our family. I love you Jay! - Love Marie ♥ - - -
~ 💚 ABOUT CASSIE 💚 ~
I graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 2004, with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and became a detention officer for the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office for 11 years.
In that 11 years I was blessed with a wonderful and supporting husband and a sweet imaginative little boy (now 4 year's old).
In 2015 I left the Sheriff's Office to work with my sister, Marie, at Homegrown Creativity. Allowing me to spend more time with what matters most, my family!
Owner, Maker, Designer
First and most important - mom to two beautiful kids! Second love...paper!
Creator, Customer Service, Designer
Paper Cutter Extraordinaire....we need better job titles?
Returns & exchanges
Frequently asked questions
PROCESSING & SHIPPING TIMES
Orders ship 7 business days AFTER the day of purchase, do not count weekends and all major US holidays.
SHIPPING TIMES: Orders ship 1st Class Mail inside and outside of the USA unless you select an upgraded shipping. Most USA orders arrive 2-5 business days after mailing, the average International orders arrives 2-3 weeks after the mailing date.
UPGRADED SHIPPING IN USA: You can select Priority Mail or Express Mail during checkout. Your order will still take 7 business days to process before shipping, once shipped they will arrive at the speed selected in the shipping upgrade.
RUSH PROCESSING INFO HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/467456165/add-rush-processing
HOW MANY CARDS WILL I RECEIVE?
Be sure to read all Item Details to get all needed information for each listing. The Item Details section will let you know a QUANTITY for each set purchased or the options you have to choose from.
DO YOU PRINT IN WHITE OR METALLIC FOIL? GOLD? SILVER?
We print in full color on professional printers. However, there is no white or metallic options on most listings. We do offer White and Metallic options in some special listings. There is an extra charge for this and not all options are available.
We are happy to provide a digital proof free of charge when requested, digital proofs have a white background and can not display the paper you selected for printing. If you do not ask for a proof one will not be provided unless we have concerns or questions about the text or font placement. Request a proof during checkout in the Notes to Seller Box. All custom orders that require your logo be used will automatically get proofs. Please take care to proof read and spell check all of your text. We are not responsible for customer typos and mistakes. Actual printed colors and paper colors may vary slightly from what your monitor displays.
ARE YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA? FACEBOOK?
Yes! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomegrownCreativity
ARE YOUR CARDS HANDMADE? WHO MAKES THEM?
Yes, we design print and cut your cards in our homes! Read our story here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HomegrownGems?ref=profile_shopname#about
DO YOU OFFER RUSH PROCESSING?
Yes, when available Rush Processing starts at $20 and can be added to your order here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/467456165/add-rush-processing
During our busiest months Sept - Nov Rush Processing options may be limited or not offered at all.
We offer the following discounts based on purchase price before shipping:
Orders $150+ receive 15% off, must use coupon code 15OFF DURING checkout.
Orders $500+ receive 20% off, must use coupon code 20OFF DURING checkout.
Orders $1000+ receive 25% off, must use coupon code 25OFF DURING checkout.
What kind of paper selections do you offer?
We offer over 15 different types and colors of card stock papers. They vary in weight from 100# cover stock to 120# cover stock. Each listing in our shop has a photo showing and explaining all paper options available for that listing.