Desperation is the Mother of Invention
In May of 2010, my husband lost his job. As hard as it was, it was a fantastic turning point for our family. We took the 'opportunity' to switch gears, and my husband pursued the career he'd always wanted: law enforcement. During the 'in between', however, we needed a way to make ends meet (or at least not be as far apart!).
I had begun decorating composition notebooks for friends as gifts. I never thought to sell them until I got (what I like to refer to as) a 'nudge' from God. I took a leap of faith. opened up tyvm in June 2010, and have never looked back.
The shop has evolved over the years from cards and notebooks to money envelopes and CD sleeves. I give credit and many thanks to my wonderful customers for requesting items I didn't already have, which stretched my imagination and skills, and grew my shop to what it is today.
In case you're wondering . . . tyvm = thank . you . very . much!
Owner, Maker, Designer
My loves: God, family (including my dogs), and . . . . MY SHOP! Although I'm a middle school educator by day, I find great joy in coming home to all the above.
Minions 1, 2, and 3
I do most of the work, but would be completely remiss if I didn't give credit to my three children. Ages 13, 9, and 6, they carry many roles: Box assembly, Inventory Experts, Paper Folding, Envelope Stuffing, Cutting and Pasting, & Keep Mom Sane!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Money Orders are also accepted. See "Shipping" for more information on these types of payments.
For NON-CUSTOM orders, items will be shipped via USPS to the address on your Etsy account within 7 days of payment receipt.
For CUSTOM orders, please refer to convos and your reserved listing for turnaround times.
For payment with money orders or cashier's checks, I will wait until I receive payment to ship your item. I will notify you when I receive your payment, then again when I ship your purchase.
**I am now shipping internationally!!** Please be patient -- I am new at this, but will ship your item as quickly as I can. Please understand that if something is held in customs, it is completely out of my control. I will do my best to ensure that your item(s) arrive to you as quickly and hassle-free as possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refund restrictions apply to custom orders, and refund amount is determined by how much work has already been completed. If you change your mind and no longer wish to have your custom order, I will refund your money entirely. HOWEVER, if I have begun work, I will refund a percentage in accordance to how far along I am into production.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am a one-woman custom order machine! I am the design team, production line, and assembly expert.
That said, custom orders are currently taking up to 7-8 weeks to finish. Please place your orders early to ensure they're ready for your event.
Payment is due prior to start of production. If you change your mind BEFORE I begin making your item(s) and no longer wish to have your custom order, I will refund your money entirely. HOWEVER, if I have begun work, I will refund a percentage in accordance to how far along I am into production.
I make proofs in the order in which I receive the information to make them. I make the final product in the order in which the proof is approved.
Rush orders can sometimes be accommodated, but there is an extra fee for anything needed in a hurry.
PROOFREADING: Please note that I will ask you to proofread all text, as I typically copy-paste directly from your notes. If the final product has a spelling error and it is my error, I will remake your order. However, if the spelling error is due to an error in the order notes, full-price will be charged (plus additional rush fees, if needed) to remake the order.