Thursday, August 27, 2015

At Summer's End

The summer has just flown by and I swear I don't know here it went!!

Has school started where you all are at?

Just a few more days and the kiddos will be back in the education system during the day and mom here will have some more time to write and get some books made.

I know it's been a while since I've posted. I've been quite busy I assure you.

And I've made some more updates.

I've reinstated my newsletter. So if you were an old subscriber it will be coming back out here in September. For those of you who would like to join my mailing list you can do so by entering your email address on the sign up at right side of this website. (Note: Your email is safe with me. I respect your privacy and I do not share this information with anyone for any reason.) New subscribers will receive a 15% off coupon for subscribing. Previous subscribers, I've got you covered, you'll be receiving a special coupon in the next day or two before the new September newsletter goes out.

In the meantime, I'm preparing for upcoming events over the next few weeks.

August 28th - Muncy, PA - Fourth Friday Event 6-9pm Main St Muncy Open House in an old Victorian House.

August 29th - WBCW Book Fest at Memorial Park in Watsontown, PA.

September 12th - Beaverdale Book Fest - Beaverdale PA

September 19, 20 - New Germany Arts and Craft Festival, New Germany PA

I'll be adding October and November dates to the newsletter and updating the site with these soon.

Hope you all can come out and say hi if you're in the area. As always, thank you so much for your support over the years.

As always I'm working on some new designs for in the shop as well as a new novel that I hope to share with you all real soon. But please keep the custom orders coming, I love working with you all and making that special book that is just for you!

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Money Cards Make A Gifting Easy

I've been trying out some new designs and ideas for in the shop.

In my family putting money in a card is still a popular way of gifting for Birthday's, Weddings, Baby Shower's, and Graduations.

Money Cards are nice, but cash still is #1 if you know what I mean.

I found this template design for making a card with a pocket for slipping your money in. There is still room to write a note inside and sign it, or it can be personalized for you to save on the hand writing.

These are just a few of the many designs I've been working on. My mom pitched in to fold these for you. They come with an envelope or a belly band. 

I've got them scattered through the shop, so just click here to go to the shop and choose a section for the event you need. 

Tell me what you think? Do you still prefer the traditional cards or do these money cards work for you? 

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Lace Birthday Cards

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Got this idea off Pintrest.

Another beautiful card by my sister.

They come in a variety of colors and you can choose your birthday sentiment or personalize it with one of your own.

She made me one that was purple and white for my birthday a few weeks ago. It's so elegant and pretty!

She's also working on some for baby showers and will add them to the shop soon.

In the mean while, I'm thinking this layered paper lace technique would look lovely as well on the cover of a book. Can't wait to try it. I show you how it comes out soon.

You can find these lace birthday cards in the shop HERE

Saturday, June 13, 2015

New Design In The Shop: Lingerie Shower Guest Book

I recently had a request for a lingerie guest book album for a bridal shower. The colors were dark purple and pink. I used my cricut to create the cut outs for the lingerie.

Inside the pages are labeled "Best Wishes and Advice"

In all the years I've had custom request and making books, I don't know why I didn't make one of these sooner.

This is totally customizable in the shop. You can choose the main color of your cover and the color of the lingerie. Your ribbon color will coordinate and be the same as the lingerie color. And as always you have the option of the free name card on the front of guest book cover.

While I can't add the addition choice of page design without taking away the second color design option due to the set up of the shop through Etsy, feel free to convo me to choose another page design for your inside pages.

What do you think? Victoria Secret worthy?

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Father's Day Coupon Books

What do you get for a Dad on father's day?

Sometimes Dad's just want to spend time with their kids, want to know they're being thought of and appreciated.

Gifts are nice, but they don't always have to be something expensive.

Sometimes it's a hug.
Sometimes it's mowing the grass so Dad can have a little extra time to go work on that car or watch his favorite television show or read the paper.

There are all kinds of things you can do for your Dad on Father's day that is worth more than any expensive gadget in the store.

Here are a few more examples:

1. walk the dog
2. take out the trash
3. wash his car (or truck)
4. watch a movie together
5. play his favorite game
6. sports time
7. trim and (or) mow the grass
8. shovel the snow in the driveway this winter
9. clean the garage
10. wash the dog
11. dinner out
12. play catch in the back yard
13. Cook his favorite meal
14. go fishing together

What else can you think of that your Father might like that you can do for him on Father's day? Help add to my list by commenting below.

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Click here to order your coupon book.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Graduation Cards You Can Personalize For Your Grad

Wow! Graduations are already happening. Has the time flown by that fast?

I have to admit, it's been a whirlwind and flurry of paper around here. You all are keeping me busy and I love it!

During this past few weeks I not only got a visit from one of my sisters once - but twice. It was a great time. We pulled out a lot of my paper scraps and learned a thing or two. I never thought she'd fall in love with making cards this much or be so good at it!!

I've created a card making addict. lol..

Just look at these cards:

They're awesome right?

The insides are blank, but when you purchase, I'll be happy to personalize them inside with a saying of your choice or custom saying that you can convo me through the shop.

Help me to continue to encourage my sister to keep making cards like these ones by commenting, sharing, or visiting the shop and making a purchase.

You all just rock!

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Friday, April 3, 2015

5 Ways Mini Note Cards Come In Handy and #giveaway

 In last week post, I shared an idea on using mini note cards to brighten someone's day and let them know you're thinking about them by slipping a note into their lunch. It had me thinking of all the other ways you can use a mini note card.

Here are five I came up with:

1. Lunch Note

2. Locker Note

 These are really fun for tween and teens. Rather than passing notes in class, or trying to text one another without getting in trouble, these sweet little cards slip up into the vents of a locker to brighten a fellow student's day.

3. Mini Thank You Card

Sometime the larger blank thank you cards feel intimidating because you think you need to write to fill in the blank. While you can't mail these little mini thank you note cards, you most certainly can write a small note and hand it to the person or slip it in a purse, on a desk, or at a table setting instead.

4. Gift Card or Tag

I always think of the holidays, but parties and gifts are a great use for these mini note cards, too. You can attach them to a package (with or without an envelope), or slide them down into a gift bag. They can have a hole punched in the top corner so they can be tied to packages for favors at a party. They even slip nicely into a bouquet of flowers on mother's day or just because.


If you're a business owner, like I am. SWAG is something you give your customers as a way to say thank you and spread the word of your business.  As many of you know who have ordered from the shop, I always slip in something extra along with your order. Mini note cards are wonderful for adding to packaging to thank a customer or allowing them to have something extra to use as any of the ideas above.

Well, those are my five uses, can you think of any other ways you'd use mini note cards?

Leave your ideas in the comments below or over on my facebook page under this post.  Next week, I'll pick one lucky person to receive a set of mini note cards from the shop.  Share and tag me on twitter @mrschadt to have your name put in twice.

You all are awesome!

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