Monday, April 20, 2009

And then I take the plunge...


When I was young and immature, like in my early twenties, I vowed I would NEVER be like my mom...all crafty. I thought cute paper and ribbon was vomit inducing. The mere thought of going into a craft store was enough to send chills down my spine.
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Then something changed.
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Some light clicked on in my head.
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I'm not sure what is was, or who is responsible, but suddenly the craft store became like a haven to me. I can walk up and down row after row of paper and dream up ideas and projects in my head. I LOVE Ribbon and brads, and paint. Home depot has become a regular stop for me...I am probably the only mother-with-two-children-in-the-cart that walks up and down the aisles in the lumber section.
With all of that being said, I finally decided to get serious about the crafting business. I have purchased a Vinyl Cutter. This isn't your pathetic little Cricut machine...this bad boy is meant for the serious crafter. I have been buying my vinyl for all my signs from a sweet lady in Utah, but my orders were getting bigger and bigger and I was spending too much money.
Now my possibilities are endless...wall art, more detailed signs and magnet boards...plus, I have completely widened my profit margins. $$cha-ching$$
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Move over Uppercase Living...jill springer is in town.
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stay tuned for MUCH more to come.

9 comments:

Amber said...

Awesome!! I'd love to be your first customer!!

Jessie said...

Oh Jill, haven't we all turned into our mothers in some sense or another! I swore it would never happen, but it has!!

That Vinyl cutter looks the bomb!! I can't wait to see what you make with that bad boy!! SO MUCH FUN!!!

BTW, I was in Lowes one day {going up and down all the aisles, of course} and I was holding a new filter for our air conditioner, when some grumpy old man comes up to me and says...."you know that's not a picture frame...right?"

I laughed, pretty hard.

Julie said...

LOL!!! I always knew there'd come the day that you'd convert...

Oh- I've always wanted to be like your mom. I thought everybody did.

tyler and emily said...

How cool! Can't wait to see all your creative projects. They're always so cute.

cindy said...

You are funny Jill!!

Celena said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you and that you have found something that you love to do. I wish you all the best and you know I will be one of your many customers.

Emili said...

So fun! I am excited for you!!

Kristy said...

yay! I can't wait to see! Now, just move back to Utah so I can come over and buy stuff from you. Ok... I guess you can just create a blog I can buy from. Can't wait!

Savannah and Braden said...

Jill- when is this half marathon you're doing? It's so funny when you come across people that have never done it and they think how hard can it be? It's hard huh? I can't seem to get over this hump and my race is in 6 weeks! Good luck to you, may you be in better shape then I!