At 11:37am MT, on Saturday April 30th, Cripple Creek Barbeque officially became a funded project on Kickstarter. Not only did we reach our goal, but we exceeded it. There were a fair share of backers who are strangers to us. But most of our support came from family and friends that worked tirelessly, especially in the final days, to promote us with blogs, tweets, and Facebook posts, who drumed up pledges from friends near and far, and who virtually held our hands and offered us shoulders to lean on when we doubted ourselves the most.
I've found it hard to say anything but 'thank you' repeatedly because I've truly been at a loss for words. I don't think the gratitude I feel for all of the people involved in this will ever be fully known because the words I need to say escape me now. I don't know how to pay everyone back for all they've done. I hope this will help.
I have many members of my Zazzle family who stepped up to the plate, took the reins, and ran with this dream of ours. They took ownership of this food truck, as we hoped they would. Rather than saying "you can do it" they started saying "we can do it." My Zazzle family became part of the CCB family. And they will forever be a part of our family. I wanted to do a quick promotional thank you to them. I ask you to please take a look at what my wonderfully talented friends have to offer on Zazzle. These are artists and designers that deserve all the luck and love in the world.
So...here we go!
Trillustrations, SoftProduct, Cherie's_Art, MarianneGilliand, T-Shirt Fun, HelenaPion, Cimmerrian, KirstenEdwards, TotallyPainted, TotallyGraffiti, csprinks, Victoreeah, Octopus Gallery, Felidae52, Superstarbing, Jasmine's Photography, Bears On Patrol, LollipopLabs
I know there were other Zazzlers that came and joined the fun by pledging, and I'm sorry for not linking them up here. They are people that I greatly appreciate, I'm just unfamiliar with their shops. If you know of other Zazzlers that pledged, or you are one of them, PLEASE add links to your shops in the comments so we can get your names out there! And if I forgot anyone - please accept my sincere apologies. My mind is still spinning from the last 24 hours.
Thank you to my Zazzle family, my Depeche Mode family, my longtime friends, my family, and everyone who helped us during these last 90 days. Your love and support has carried us through the roller coaster of a lifetime. You will never be forgotten.