Thank you SHWs and FCs

I started the day at a trade show looking for a way to help my Side Hustle Warriors (SHWs) and Fellow Crafters (FC) with their quest to print “permanent” adhesive vinyl. This was my mission when I got the the show this morning. I spoke to many vendors, found more resources for us to get our blanks for a more reasonable price. We know I am driven to keep my prices as low as I can for you so that you can keep your prices low. It becomes a reciprocal relationship. I also believe I found a solution regarding the patterns y’all have been seeking as well as the rhinestones!

Toward the end of my journey I ran into a very prominent person in the industry that sells another brand of vinyl that is sold and purchased by some of my SHWs and FCs. I explained that I addressed them first in an effort to start my heat vinyl and permanent vinyl business journey and was shot down. He took me to one of his leading sales representatives to reconsider the notion of carrying that brand in Splurge! along side of the Specialty Materials (Thermoflex) heat transfer vinyl, Oracal, and FDC items currently offered.

In the conversation, when he learned that I am Splurge!, he told me that his is aware of my store and that I was on his radar. ME, teeny tiny, Mom not Pop (because Pop avoids it like the plague), on the radar of a huge vinyl corporation.

Side Hustle Warriors and Fellow Crafters, I have you to thank for this! If not for your love of what we bring to the table and the service(s) that we provide, would never have been a spot on anyone’s radar. Every time you have liked what I have offered or said; every time you shared with your fellow crafters; you have managed to get us on the radar of the huge corporation. I owe you a debt of gratitude for this!!!

Tomorrow, 3 November 2018 from 11am-7pm I am having a gratitude toward my clients sale. Every sale will be 15% off!!! I do not know of a better way to say thanks without cutting my own nose off. This also does not include goods or services offered by others through Splurge! Just the vinyl and blanks that I have for you, my amazing support team.

Again, thanks for your loyalty and support. Please know that it does not go unnoticed or unappreciated!

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I am a 24 year U.S. Army Veteran. I served in Hungary in 2006-2007, Kuwait and Iraq in 2003, and also supported Armed Forces Members from 2009-2010 in support of the Afghanistan and Iraq campaigns. I have also been fortunate enough to mentor and assist so many young scholars and Soldiers in becoming leaders. Nothing warms my heart more.

I spent 7 years of my life as a Law Enforcement officer. I am a Global Career Development Facilitator. I established the first financial aid eligible truck driver training program in the U.S. in 2016 from what I was told, and now I am here to provide the quality vinyl and creative training that you seek.

I have 3 of the best personalities that I could find to assist me in our quest to make your experience unparalleled by any other vinyl provider. Ashton Van Putten and Lana Collins and Jada Powell. They bring awesomeness to the store that I hope you enjoy.

I will never steer you wrong. I find price gouging to be unethical and reprehensible. I will help you find what you need for the least amount possible