As many or some of you know I initially began making stencils to help cover the cost of my daughters leukemia treatment. My daughter was diagnosed at 3 years old and it had taken a toll on my primary business. Doing in home day care. When she got sick I had a full load of 14 children each day with the help of my step daughter.. due to doctor appts and what not the amount of kids drastically decreased and I needed something that was flexible to allow for hospital and doctor visits... stencils fit the bill. You all welcomed me with open arms and I sincerely thank you all for that from the bottom of my heart.
It has truly taken a village to get to SIX years later... she has had numerous treatments and ultimately a bone marrow transplant. She is doing amazing.. and i am grateful daily for the gifts we have been given.
As she has gotten better we have tried to find our normalcy again, which means I have gotten my day care license back. I have a whole group of amazing new and a few old clients... and my true passion is doing child care and early education. I am a child psych major and love the flexibility having a day care has but also the amazing souls that become part of our extended family.
So... because that is my primary focus i have stopped aggressively pushing stencils. But I know many of you really enjoy our product, several of you rely on me for customs as well as edible images. So... we are going to try out being open for PHYSICALLY cut stencils only during SUMMER. This isn't to say maybe we wont have a hey the store is open sale periodically as well.. we will. But for now.. .this is the capacity I feel like I can manage while juggling my day job (which is my primary focus during the day time) and my family (which is my primary focus in the evenings and weekends).
For now... the website will only allow digital downloads, edible image purchases and custom Stencils.
To clarify... we will still offer the following all year.
* EDIBLE IMAGES
* CUSTOM DESIGNED AND CUT STENCILS
* DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF STOCK DESIGNS
The best way to communicate with me for the customs designs and edible images is thru Facebook messaging the page https://www.facebook.com/buttercuplovedesigns/ . Digital designs will be avail here if you see something not uploaded as digital shoot us a message. If there is something you need please don't hesitate to ask. As always I am willing to try to help you in a pinch but please know this is now my side hustle... lol.
Patience is a requirement from this point on. I typically respond to messages first thing in am.. and during my day care kids nap time and try to ship asap but please plan ahead when possible.
I know this post will make several of you less then thrilled and for that i apologize but we fought for six years for a healthy happy family and it would be a disservice to that fight to continue to make myself so busy i can not enjoy the gifts we have been given.
All my love and appreciation. Jenn