I hardly know where to start. The response to the video Mike and I did was just so incredible it has left me about speechless (but that's hard to do...lol). You truly are extended family for me. My entire family is Mike and Tupelo, that is it, no parents, no siblings, just them. So if you ever doubt, because I don't comment back, or I get behind on watching videos, that you all don't count or mean something to me... think again.. you are the family that makes me smile, the family that tells me I did good at something, the family that makes me feel I have value in this world, and just let me say, that's a real big deal to me. So while I've chosen this blog as my way to connect with you all instead of responding to every comment, it is only because of time. I still want to craft for you all and hopefully continue to inspire.
Before I go any further I have a housekeeping message. If you have bought the GlueGun.com package I promoted and have not left me a comment on the video where I promoted it, please do so you are in the giveaway drawing for the glue! I don't want anyone left out!
Also, keep your eyes open for Flash Contest #11 - It's coming.....
Ok, now some fun progress news. Mike was off work today so he was able to really dig in on getting his store going. He opened a business checking account so we're working on getting all the Paypal set up tied to the right account. It's almost all verified. Meanwhile the TupeloDesignsLLC store is working fine.
There are a lot of fees and what not on the Etsy site, so we also bought a domain for TupeloDesignsLLC. It's a challenge to set up, but it's in the works and is functional, it just needs some fine tuning. So Mike will have both stores going before long. The domain site has a slightly different name, but it's very close.
Mike is also going to work on a Logo. He really wants one that has a picture of Tupelo in it, so we'll see what he comes up with. He found himself really busy when I said, "ok honey, you need to place the first orders so you can get product in your store". All of this is new for him and he's used to me handling most things, but he jumped right in and learned a lot.
He ordered all the packing supplies. He is going to be selling some mixed media items so he got plastic bags that would be strong enough if there was a loose lid or something happened with a container, it would be contained to the bag. He also ordered loads of bubble wrap, tape, etc.
That was actually exciting in itself, but then the fun part started and he had to pick what to order. He hit the Prima store first and ordered several of the different texture pastes they now have, he got some chalkboard paint in really cool colors, and some of the Julie Nutting Watercolor Paper Tag Pads. Then he went to Ranger and ordered all of the Dina Wakley paint colors, some gesso and gel medium. He also got pallet knife's, paint brushes, Scribbley bird stamps, a Tim Holtz Halloween stamp, and much more (there needs to be a few surprises..lol) He's been watching me order items and craft for so long, it was amazing to see him find things to buy. Of course I helped him some, but he really has been paying attention, much more then I realized!
It's truly exciting and scary all at once. He printed off his orders and calculated the prices he will charge so he's ready to go once the items come in and he can list them in the stores. I could not be more proud of him!!!
Meanwhile I had a doctor appointment and went with a very dear friend so she could meet with our Financial Advisor, she's in need of one, and we love ours. She is single, so she wanted me to go with her for the first visit. So the day was busy and I am now enjoying writing to you all as I sit in my recliner, with the heating pad on my back.
I am a happy person tonight. I might feel bad physically, but my heart is full of hope and is optimistic thanks to all of you. I am relaxing and happy to be writing you all on my blog. Life is good!
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