Why I started Rise Up! Balloon Decor & Creations
The path to becoming a balloon artist happened organically and unexpectedly. I was raised in Texas with female figures who worked with their hands and made everything homemade. We planned a big family gathering for every holiday cooking, sewing, quilting, canning, crafting, baking, etc. You could say my mom and I were event planners for our family.
I graduated from The University of Texas in Austin. I became an Elementary school teacher which also ignited my creativity with crafts. With help from a friend, I made my first balloon arch for my son’s Veteran’s Day program. The next thing I know, people were asking me to make balloon sculptures for school dances, book fairs and Project Graduation.
On July 10, 2019, Rise Up! Balloon Décor & Creations was born. The meaning of “Rise Up” has several meanings for me: religious, getting back up when you are down, starting my first business at 50 years old, female entrepreneurship & of course Hamilton, the musical.
My logo inspiration was hanging on my wall for a long time. My mom painted us homemade Valentine’s Day cards. This one kept pulling at my heartstrings, I just knew I needed this in my logo. I imagined it floating like a balloon. Katie Richerson with Honestly Katie & Co. made it a reality!
My grandma, mother, fellow teachers, friends, husband, and my boys made this all possible. It was a journey I was on and did not even know it.
I have always loved planning parties, working with my hands, decorating, giving to others and volunteering. This is a perfect business for me.
The Areas I serve
I serve Georgetown, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, North Austin, Liberty Hill, Florence, Salado & the surrounding areas.