Meet Ashley Raetz
I am Ashley…
a momma of two, a wife to my high school sweetheart, and a creative maker and business owner for the last 10 years. It’s rare to see me without a coffee cup in my hand. I’m addicted, so much so that my tagline is “Cheers from my coffee cup to yours!”
I started my sign-making business at my kitchen table when I was 7 months pregnant and looking for a way to make some extra income to help pay for daycare. I already had a career and was working toward being a nursing home administrator. Not what you expected? Me neither. But with steady work, this little business started to grow and take on a life of its own. At that point, I realized that my life story was about to make a major change
I am the typical American Dream story. Years ago I painted signs at my kitchen table and now my husband and I work at this business full-time. We have 7 full time employees, (and always hiring part time help during seasons) plus 2 VAs. We make high-quality handmade products that are shipped around the world. I’ve learned and succeeded in selling on every major platform there is for creating handmade products.
And I’ve helped thousands of other sign makers make their own signs and projects for sale and for fun with my Creative Maker Movement and SVG Club memberships.
My mission…I want you to be part of an amazing community of sign makers and give you the designs, tutorials, courses, tips, and support to make your sign-making dreams come true, whether you’ve got a business, a side-hustle, or just love to create.
Serving All Sign-Makers
So with all the success, I’ve seen with my own retail business, why am I here?
I got my degree in social work, and for me, teaching and helping others has always been a huge source of fulfillment.
And If I’m honest, I never expected sign-making to take me where it has. It was supposed to pay for daycare and not completely change my life.
But I’ve witnessed first hand the power of being able to create on your timetable, the flexibility to raise my family, and the joy of creating items that my customers go gaga over.
Over the last several years of teaching sign-makers, I’ve found incredible joy in helping others reduce their costs, find amazing new techniques, increase their productivity, gain confidence in their skills, find new best-sellers, sell out at their events both in person and online and ultimately create the life they dreamed of.
I want to help you do the same.
Let’s create something amazing with your dreams.