New Merch!

It’s that time again – new merch for the shop! I have three new items from my Fall Welly Bookmark Collection releasing today. It’s such a perfect day to release them in the shop because it is a rainy fall day and all I want to do is grab my books and blanket and read!

I made three designs for this bookmark collection because let’s face it, you can never have too many different color welly boots in your wardrobe so why not add them to your books.

These bookmarks were super fun to color with my Copics and there were endless color choices however I decided to limit it to three for this first release.

Be sure to stop by my Etsy shop if you would like to own one of them for your next book.

Have a wonderful day!

New Product Release – Bookmarks!

I love being in my craft room playing with different products and trying out new craft mediums. I’ve been making cards for so many years and truly enjoy creating them. But another obsession of mine is my love for reading books. I have my mother to thank for introducing me to books and the public library. I cherished each trip to the library and having access to all those books each time was so magical for me. Fast-forward to now, and I have taken reading and the acquisition of books to a whole new level. I own several bookcases filled with books in my home. I enjoy watching videos and reading posts about books. So I don’t know why it has taken me so long to design my own bookmarks to sell in my Etsy shop.

Today I am releasing two new products – two Halloween-themed bookmarks. Be sure to stop by my Etsy shop (link above) to see more photos of these absolutely adorable Halloween witches! It is very important for me to challenge myself creatively from time to time. Designing on a smaller surface to create bookmarks has been my latest challenge and I have to say, I am really enjoying it. Coming up with images and sentiments and rummaging through my patterned paper stash to put together a small piece of art has been a lot of fun and just what I need to get me out of my creative slump.

I will be releasing more bookmarks for my fall collection in the coming days and hope that people will choose to purchase them to mark their place in their latest read!

Have a wonderful day!

New Merch – Mother’s Day Cards!!

Hello! I am back and ready to share some Mother’s Day cards I have been working on. I decided to create two different designs.

floral design

The first is a floral design that has a close-up of beautiful lilacs. I own several lilac bushes and each year, I anxiously await the buds and blooms. The sweet aroma that fills my yard brings me so much joy. So I thought that would be nice to incorporate lilac’s which typically bloom around Mother’s Day, in a card design. I searched through my stamps and found a beautiful digital stamp and used my Silhouette to layout the design for the card front.

Asian-inspired design

The second design came about after a conversation with a friend who was looking for an asian-inspired design to send to her mother. I told her I would look through my supplies and come up with a design. This card has a beautiful Asian girl dressed in a kimono under a branch of cherry blossoms. I used my distress inks to create a colorful backdrop that makes the kimono pop. I did a little research about kimonos in Japan and found out that color and style are often determined by the time of year. For the month of May, the traditional colors worn are orange blossom yellow and purple. I designed the card on my Silhouette and added dimension by having the image diecut.

So if you are in the market for some handmade mother’s day cards that will make a mom happy, stop by my Etsy shop and order one now so I can get them to you in time.

Have a wonderful day!

Shop Update

editing photos

Hello! I am sorry I haven’t put up any new posts in about two weeks. I have been rather busy trying to get everything ready to re-launch my Etsy shop. February was the last target date but my under estimation of the amount of time it takes to do the product photography and editing has pushed that time out.

I am currently working through the product photography edits for the last two bins in my inventory. So for the first time, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Once I re-open the store, I will definitely have to try out different processes to try to streamline this part of the process.

As a one-person shop owner and creator, I am definitely learning that my affection lies with creating my products and playing around with new techniques. The administrative aspect is necessary but not my favorite thing to do.

We are also using a new database to keep track of my inventory, as well as, works-in-progress so that has added another administrative project to my plate. Once the store is open, it will really help me so I know these additional steps will be worth the results.

I just wanted to check in to say hello and that I haven’t forgotten to blog just focusing my energies on editing photos for the shop. I will be sure to announce the re-opening soon. Thanks for sticking with me through this process.

Have a wonderful day!

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