The Beginning of Apileofashes Shop
When I started this little idea of sharing stickers and bible journaling supplies, I always thought how awesome it would be to have a group of sisters to do this with. After all the whole idea of me opening a shop and doing classes was encouraged by two of my girlfriends. I’m glad they didn’t let me say no.
The shop has sure come a long way since then! (Feb 2016)
This was my first event. I spent two weeks, sun up to sun down, creating goodies for this event. It was a small gathering. I actually sold stuff and was totally hooked on sharing my creations and bible with others in REAL LIFE! I mean I had been sharing online since August of 2014, but you guys this picture was taken in Feb of 2016… it took me a year and a half to share bible journaling with real people in person.
You can see the smile on my face! Why did it take so long? Much like then I still have a baby on my hip but I’m not as reluctant to share my Bible with others!
Praise God for growth!
In Feb 2016 I started the shop and one of my first items were WWJD bracelets! Yep those same bracelets I used in wear (like 8 at a time mind you) all up my wrists. I was thrilled when I found a vendor and to this day have sold more bracelets than stickers.
I ramped up the store, added more stickers and then die cuts too! I decided I needed more sisters on this journey and in August 2017 the Sticker Squad was born. My first group, just wow! I never though anyone would want to share my stickers with others… but I prayed that God would provide just the right mix of talent, friendship and creativity… and HE DID!
The Start of the Sticker Squad
Girls… I’m forever grateful to y’all for believing in me and my little shop!
Let’s just say things took off a bit after that group and I was printing stickers like crazy. I was having so much fun and then a little boy joined our family. The shop slowed down a bit but once I felt a little more myself I came back and gathered a larger group of girls.
Sticker Squad 2.0 ( Not better just BIGGER)
You girls made creating new stuff fun again. Like really digging deep and stepping out of my comfort zone to give y’all something beautiful to use in your journaling. Wow did y’all surpass my imagination. Thanks for your support girls!
I not only added new girls to the squad but also introduced digital downloads to the shop. Wow I didn’t realize how that scary step of faith was going to push my little shop into something much bigger for my family.
Over the summer I needed to launch a new search for squad girls and I got the biggest turn out yet! I also decided to bring back a few previous girls to be active on the team. But around here we say, once a squad girl always a squad girl!
Sticker Squad 3.0
They have been with me through sooo much! We launched the first Devotional and about to Launch Devo #2 with a physical Kit add-on! I am thankful for their encouragement along the way. I couldn’t have done it with them!
Speaking of Devotional #2 – Finding Him: Living a Life of Busyness and Intentionality Launched in October 2018, but is PERFECT for the new year to help start your heart off right. You should check it out!
Sticker Squad 3.5
A couple of truly talented and sweet sisters joined the Squad in November! You may have seen their beautiful pages and sharing of my items. With all the hustle and bustle of new Christmas kits and printables, I forgot to make a public announcement about their arrival to the squad. However they need no introduction… these girls are names you more than likely already know!
Welcome to the bible sisterhood girls and I’m so honored that you are sharing my goodies with others and pointing them to Jesus! I’m grateful to all my girls, I am blessed!
I’ll Be launching another hunt for sisters to join the squad at the end of the month!
To my customers THANK YOU!
You have made so many things possible for me and my family! I love seeing what you order and why you like certain things over another. I get to see your personalities come out in your orders and in your art. I so wish I could sit across the table and create with all of you!
New products are coming soon! A New launch for more sisters to join the squad will be coming soon. A HUGE giveaway to celebrate a new year and milestones will be coming soon! I just can’t wait for all of the fun!
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