I guess it's in the blood...
I grew up in a large very creative family. I have 3 sisters and 4 brothers. My grandfather was a genius with metal and my Dad was a master of the paint brush and was extremely talented at so many other things!! Image his paintings throughout my whole house! I even have a few baskets that he's woven over the years! He actually made each of us kids our own ceramic nativity set. ( you can see mine in some of my Christmas banner listings ) My mother is the best seamstress I know. We had bridesmaids dresses and wedding gowns that she was making or altering hanging in our house all the time. She made us girls dresses and all of my siblings and I quilts over the years-- and of course she made my wedding dress! She had her own bridal salon for over 13 years. So I guess I've always been around creative people and it simply seems natural to me that I have gone that route as well. My mind never seems to stop thinking of things to make- from beach glass jewelry to wreaths for my front door-- I love working with my hands..
I live right on Lake Erie and love all things "beachy". My husband and I go to the beach as often as this crazy life allows.. Our daughter Belle, is of the 4 legged variety. She's the sweetest dog ever! I take her everywhere with me and we spoil her rotten. She's great company each and everyday!
I opened my banner shop in March 2011 and it's been a real blessing to my family in so many ways. I love working with each client to make their special occasion even more memorable. I take great pride in my work and strive to give my very best to each project. Every part of each chipboard banner is done by hand- nothing is done by computer or printer- which is , in my opinion why the banners are so popular. Each banner is unique and you just can't beat HANDMADE!! They become keepsakes and heirloom pieces to use for years.
This shop involves so many ribbons and paints and stamps and simply -SPACE! My "studio" is my entire basement. And my spare bedroom is my stock room. Seems like a little part of this whole thing shows up in every room of my home. My husband is a saint for putting up with all my paints and supplies everywhere! My schedule is kinda crazy most days but I sure love what I do! I am always thinking up new things to add to my shop. Seems like my brain never sleeps.
This shop started small but over the years has really become so much more than a part time hobby. In spring of 2015 my youngest sister Ruth joined the team. She is working side by side with me in the stamping/painting of all the banners. It's a real BLESSING to be able to work with her! ( and to have my little niece and nephew around everyday is a BONUS )
In summer of 2015 one of my older sisters Joannah joined the team. She will be working with me in the paper department of my shop. This department has grown so much over the past year, so it's super exciting to have another set of hands to help get all these orders prepared and shipped out on their way to each client.
This life is GRAND!! =)
So THANKFUL to all of you who have supported me along the way!
Owner, Designer, Creator
I love working with people to help create a unique piece for their special occasions. From children to weddings I can't say I enjoy one more than another. I love the variety.
As of April 2015 - My youngest sister Ruth has joined the team!! She will be helping in the painting/stamping department. She's a great wife and the mom of 2 little sweetie pies who get to come to work with mommy everyday!!
In the summer of 2015 one of my older sisters-Joannah joined our team!! She will be helping in the ever growing paper department of our shop. She married the man of her dreams-- SERIOUSLY- and the mother of 3 pretty amazing young adults ;)
Sizing and colors can appear different online than in person. Double check the sizes of items you're interested in, any questions feel free to contact me. Close up pictures are taken so you can see the details of the items not to confuse you on the size.
Accepted payment methods
Sales tax is charged on ALL orders shipping to Pennsylvania.
✔️We offer combined shipping on multiple items purchased on the same order being shipped to the same address. Simply put all items thta you need into your cart and then you will automatically receive the combined rate on shipping.
✔️ I ship within the United States via USPS First-class mail. The delivery time for First-class Mail for USA addresses is 2 to 6 BUSINESS days once your package is sent out in the mail. This timeframe is not guaranteed, only an observation. If you need your banner to be delivered a little more quickly and you live within the USA you can upgrade your order to USPS Priority shipping at check out. THIS DOES NOT SPEED UP THE PRODUCTION TIME only THE ACTUAL SHIPPING TIME.
✔️ You can find the expected ship by date of your order on the receipt under purchases in your account.
✔️ Just a heads up with tracking… the post office is not the best with scanning the packages as they move around the country. Don't be alarmed if it looks like your package hasn't moved since its shipping day, as that's not uncommon at all!
International orders are shipped via USPS First class International mail. Please allow 2 to 4+ weeks for delivery on international orders. If you would like to upgrade your order to Priority Mail International, please contact me for an estimated shipping cost and I will create a special listing for you.
✔️ International orders. ATTENTION International Buyers: HST, VAT & GST are not included in my listings! Please ignore "VAT, HST or GST tax included (where applicable)" at the top of my listings, this is an automated message added by Etsy. It does NOT apply to me. Nothing extra is included in my prices. I do not add taxes to my prices.
PA buyers will be charged sales tax according to PA State laws. I'm not authorized to collect HST, VAT or GST from other countries. Any additional, duties, customs fees, taxes or any other charges that apply when you receive your item, is the buyer's responsibility.
✔️When your item has been shipped, you will receive an email from Etsy with a tracking number for the package. Please note, for some international orders the tracking information will end when the package leaves the United States. PLEASE make sure you have the CORRECT shipping address on your order.
✔️ Please make sure your address on file with Etsy & Paypal are correct as this is where I ship to unless you make prior arrangements with me through an Etsy message.
✔️ There may be times that I need to contact you with questions regarding your order, please have your account set to receive emails. If I try to contact you but we can't connect, I'll have to cancel your order and you can reorder once we clarify any questions together.
Returns and exchanges
We do not give Refunds, Exchanges Only. Please feel free to message or Email us with any Questions, Comments, Complaints, or Concerns you may have and we will do whatever we can to remedy the situation. :)
We do not give Refunds OR Exchanges on Custom Orders.
→The only guaranteed service is usps Express overnight Mail which is only available by special request. If any other shipping service is used and your order does not arrive on time we will not be able to provide a refund. Please double check your shipping address at the time of ordering. We can only send your package to the address that you provide.
Additional policies and FAQs
I report copyright infringement to etsy: http://www.etsy.com/policy/ip
✔️There can be slight color differences based on your monitor settings and screen resolutions.
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
2) Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
3) Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
1) Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
2) Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
3) Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to contact me: via etsy message system (convos), this is best as it is a record kept by Etsy if needed for proof of any complaint or communication for any dispute. To comply with EU regulations, my address information will be included on customer's receipt if a purchase is made.
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
Yes we do custom phrases and colors for almost all of our items
Is Discounted shipping available?
Yes you will receive combined shipping if you put all items on the same order shipping to the same address.
Can you get different colors?
Yes almost all of our items can be made in different color combos.
Are any of the items ready to ship?
We do have some items that are "in stock" but most are made to order due to the color and length options available. Message us prior to purchase and we will let you know how long your item will take to ship out. Include your location and we can give you a general delivery timeframe too.