Cheryl Banning on May 6, 2016
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!! 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 that 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.
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- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Sales tax is charged on ALL orders shipping to Pennsylvania.
I ship within the United States via USPS First-class mail. The delivery time for First-class mail is 2 to 6 BUSINESS days. If you need your banner to be delivered a little more quickly and you live within the US, you can upgrade your order to USPS Priority Mail by purchasing this listing in addition to your banner- THIS DOES NOT SPEED UP THE PRODUCTION TIME only THE ACTUAL SHIPPING TIME.
►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.
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