Martha Stewart American Makers Meetup Recap

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Most of you know me for my DIYs and creative projects that I love to share on here. Well, one of the women who inspire me to embrace my creativity and love of creating is Martha Stewart. I love that as a woman she’s carved out a space for creative people to live and thrive. Noting my admiration for Martha Stewart, imagine  my excitement when I learned about her American Made Chelsea Maker Meetup sponsored by The UPS Store. I just had to attend and I basically sent in my RSVP within a minute of receiving the email.

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The event attracted many small businesses from around New York with a cool range of products from children’s toys to (lots) yummy food. I spent most of my time at American Makers hanging out at The UPS Store Prints to Live booth because they had two things that I absolutely love — illustrations and quotes. They gave everyone the chance to get their favorite quote illustrated on the spot and framed very nicely.

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All we did was fill out a form with our favorite quote and select a background color and then the illustrator worked her magic.

upsstoreprintsI chose the quote “If you can dream it, you can do it” by Walt Disney and a blue background which I selected as a representation of my Caribbean heritage.

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I enjoyed watching the illustrator bring the quotes to life and background colors everyone chose. It was an inspiring event and if you follow me on Instagram, you’d probably know that I won a ticket to attend Martha Stewart’s Makers Summit this weekend. Of course, Martha Stewart was in attendance and it was just awesome to soak up the energy of being in the same room with her.

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Meeting so many entrepreneurs at the event made me think about my friend who just rebranded her Brooklyn trendy cupcakes business — Cakedup Couture. I love her new branding and was excited to print new cards that reflected her business look at The UPS Store.

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The cool thing about The UPS Store is that, it’s not only for shipping but you can also print materials for your business in store and online which is perfect for small businesses.

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I decided to do a bit of both since she needed lots of cards for events and networking but couldn’t wait for the big order to come in. I printed a small batch for her at The UPS Store  in my neighborhood and ordered more online.

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Have you ever used The UPS Store for printing services? 

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