About me and the adventure that I call Design Blanks - Deb Birdie Summers
Hi, I am Deb but I am also known as Birdie to the people who love me most. I am the owner of Design Blanks.
I live and operate Design Blanks out of the beautiful Beaver Valley in Ontario, Canada. I am married and Mum to two amazing teen boys.
Design Blanks opened early 2017. What started as a modest little business is turning into a full wholesale craft and blank supply company. In September 2017 I moved into a warehouse space and gave my family their house back. In January 2018 we became an authorised retailer of Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl. Adding HTV was the next logical step. It's the perfect compliment to all of the Design Blanks blank products!
I am fortunate to have an amazing team of strong, smart woman around me. They are the glue that helps me hold this whole thing together. I love that I get to spend so much time with them and call it work. I have always believed that the secret to success is to surround yourself with people that are smarter than you.
So indulge me as I give a few shoutouts,
My superstar moderators that moderate our craft forum like nobodies business! They have that forum organized by hashtags and don't miss an opportunity to help and advise. Their bubbly personalities are just a joy to be around. Come for advice but you will stay for the laughs and camaraderie.
My super duper warehouse packers that make me wish that every day was a packing day. These ladies have me in stitches. I love when they are here. They have never flinched no matter how big a mess I make or how big the order piles are.
My favourite assistant in the world. This girl handles everything I throw at her with grace and ease. She encourages me on days I need it, listens to my rants on days when I need to vent. She helps me think around obstacles. She constantly encourages and challenges me. She wrangles customers and makes my days incredible and productive. She is a force to be reckoned with and I would be lost without her ♥
I am glad that you are here!
- Deb Summers