Whatever your imagination can come up with, Crafty Thrivin’ can help you create it!
BY KRIS BLANKMAN
Leslie Shurtliff, along with her husband Ryan, created Crafty Thrivin’, a custom print and craft business, 14 years ago. Born out of necessity and created with love, the online business began. Leslie had been laid off from an accounting job while on maternity leave, and she was looking for a way to help support her family while not working just to pay for childcare. She had a dream of someday owning a craft store. The online business grew, and in November of 2020, the first brick and mortar store was opened in Syracuse. Leslie says that her grandmother instilled a love of all things creative in her while she was young. That passion is still with her today as she strives to share it with everyone and anyone that wants to create! Leslie is a busy mom of four and grandmother of two. She is the board president for the Down Syndrome Achievement Center and believes that donating time and talents is a wonderful way to help people feel better, do better, and be better. She says, “My push is to inspire other people to create, not just to create myself.” She also feels it important to share gratitude and giving within the community.
Crafty Thrivin’ has always done vinyl, but they also do tumblers, wood crafts, scrapbooks and more. They carry licenses from other designers, but all wood products are done by Ryan, and all vinyl is done, in house, by Leslie. They carry a vast variety of epoxy, glitter, and vinyl from other small companies as well. You can put your ideas on anything, whether you need it printed, engraved, wrapped, or custom stickers, they can make it a reality. Crafty Thrivin’ shares free Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok ‘lives’ to include and teach everyone. They also do a grab or mystery bag once a month, where all proceeds are donated to a non-profit organization. August 2-6 will be their second “Makerville” virtual and live event at Warehouse 22 in Syracuse, Utah. This five-day event will have professional instructors from all over the country that come and teach people how to do a variety of different crafts. Crafty Thrivin’ wants to invite everyone to attend and start creating. Everything needed for each project will be included, along with professional instruction from the industry’s best.
You can find them online at www.craftythrivin.com/ or in person at 1089 W 1700 S Suite E in Syracuse, Utah.