Montgomery Monograms

American Made Since 2010

Valerie Montgomery

Chicago, Illinois
I love to create! honestly, i never run out of ideas! Let me take what you love (aka your special Event) to a 3D level.

Tell us about your business.

Events in Expression! Taking your favorites and expressing them into a lotion, 3D invitation and/or party favors is my talent. It started at my son's first birthday party, i hung 365 pictures of him thru out the entire house, I'm challenged to create personal party crafts that gets better as he gets older. Creating the party boxes is so exciting for me b/c it truly shows how special the guest of honor is! Mother taught me how to sew on the kitchen table, the hardest teacher ever but the learning is unforgettable. Making shirts, party hats, sleepover socks and much more is all handmade. My blended lotion started as a personal search that is now requested gifts for party guest - The ScentedSkinButter! My small business is me living my passion to the fullest! Thank you.

What makes your business stand out?

Finding a unique way to express your love for a new baby, graduation or celebration drives me to create. Sharing my talents is the best business.

What's the best business advice you've received?

You should do what you love!

Comments (0)


Mark Your Calendar

    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

    Buy Tickets Now
    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

    Buy Tickets Now
    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

    Learn More

More Finalists

  • 2014 Audience Choice Winner
    Self taught metal artist opened up a gallery on bridge-less low country island 13+ years ago to specialize in handcrafting coastal sculptures.
    Crafts, Recycled, Upcycled, Vintage Crafts
  • 2014 Style Finalist


    Tiziana Agnello
    LoveThyBeast, is a quality conscious accessories company for pets, and their humans.
    Style, Pet Accessories
  • 2014 Style Finalist

    Pharmacist's Daughter

    Merilyn Konnerth
    Pharmacist's Daughter Skin in Treatment collection is a 100% Natural solution for soothing skin affected by Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments
    Style, Beauty
  • 2014 Food Finalist

    Kerber's Farm

    Nick Voulgaris
    We saved a historic 1941 farm from being turned into condos; we sell pies, jam, honey, organic eggs, and fresh produce.
    Food, Agriculture & Sustainability