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!

Mark Your Calendar

  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

    Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.

  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 8, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

    Vote for your favorite American makers.

  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

    Join us for our annual event in New York City.