Monique and Cindy's Profile

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Thank you for visiting us! Our story is one you may have heard before - but we still love sharing it! So if you have a few seconds, here's the recap...

I graduate with a marketing and graphic design degree and end up working in finance as a marketing analyst. The creative side of me had to take second chair while I worked up the ladder a bit. One baby later, no more downtown Chicago job - even surprising to me - I'm a stay-at-home suburban mom. Second baby turns 2, and that creative side starts screaming "how about now? So I take an amazing flex job as the Marketing Director for an international franchise. Third baby comes... and well, I'm a busy stay-at-home-mom again, but that restless artsy voice is always yapping, so...

Needing to find the perfect Christmas gift for my…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 11
  • Joined April 14, 2012

Favorite materials

Hand made wooden materials Good paper Gel Mediums Decoupage glue Good printers Fancy metals in pretty colors Good brushes Magic embellishments A Keurig that sometimes makes good coffee A laser man and Questionable music

Shop

hangsthemoon
Unique Personalized Gifts

About

Hello!

Thank you for visiting us! Our story is one you may have heard before - but we still love sharing it! So if you have a few seconds, here's the recap...

I graduate with a marketing and graphic design degree and end up working in finance as a marketing analyst. The creative side of me had to take second chair while I worked up the ladder a bit. One baby later, no more downtown Chicago job - even surprising to me - I'm a stay-at-home suburban mom. Second baby turns 2, and that creative side starts screaming "how about now? So I take an amazing flex job as the Marketing Director for an international franchise. Third baby comes... and well, I'm a busy stay-at-home-mom again, but that restless artsy voice is always yapping, so...

Needing to find the perfect Christmas gift for my mother-in-law, who's the most thoughtful gift giver I know - but doesn't need a darn thing; I merged some learned and some made-up skills to design a meaningful gift she adored and didn't already have. Next thing you know I'm making personalized keepsake boxes and trays for her friends, and friends friends - and here I am on Etsy hoping to make this amazing gift for you!

I outgrew my home 6 months after selling my first tray on Etsy and rented a 10x10 workshop which I shared with my best friend and fellow artist Cindy. We outgrew that space in a year - so I enlisted her to partner with me in my growing business and we moved to a 500 sq foot workshop. Her level-headedness keeps me sane, her creativity keeps me inspired, and her big giving heart keeps us both happy and well fed. We are now moving once again (April 1, '17) to our biggest space yet - and have added custom engraving and sublimation to our gift design services.

This shop quiets my endless need for a creative outlet, encourages Cindy to flaunt her many artistic talents and makes us both feel amazing for being able to share our joy with you! Even after 5 years - we still can't believe this is what we do for a living.

We are always open to questions, ideas, or anything else you would like to share! Our goal is to make you feel as amazing giving our gifts as we do making them for you. We pack a tun of love and thought into a beautiful, quality and meaningful gift - while you just sit back, let us do the work for you - and then take all the gushing adornment that comes with giving it. Thank you for allowing us to do it : )

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