Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Passage of Summer

Recently, one of the online venues I wrote articles for has released my articles back to me. Since I don't want let you all sitting idle while I work at getting the studio back together, I'll be posting some of those articles over the coming weeks.

Since the studio is all torn up, I thought it was a good time to re-evaluate and update some of my equipment. I'm in the process of getting some new book cover presses and once they are built and the studio back together I will be able to offer more hard bound books.

Making books is both a joy and a therapy for me.

I'll keep you posted on updates of the studio re-do, but in the meantime I hope you'll enjoy the articles I have for you as we pass the summer days until I can craft again.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sorry, No Custom Orders for the Summer


It rained last week. 

It's raining today, and although I'm grateful we're not having floods in this area like we did several years ago, I'm sad to say, my basement studio has accumulated water and is still drying. 

The rain today, doesn't help. 

I've had to tear up the mat flooring and it looks like we're going to have to reseal the basement and waterproof it. It's an old house, we've lived here for nearly seven years, I suppose this is just one of those every 10 - 20 year maintenance things for houses. 



It however, has put a big damper on book making. As you can see, everything has had to be packed up and moved to higher ground. Aka, my dining room and laundry room. 

It'll will be a few weeks before everything is dry and sealed and I'm able to work again. With that being said, I'll be traveling for a few writing conferences in the following weeks and the family vacation is around the corner. 

What does this all mean? 

Due to current circumstances, I will not be accepting any custom orders from now until June 4th. I have reduced the number of the listing in my etsy shop to the books and cards that are pre-made and ready to ship out. 

If you have placed a custom order in shop within the last week, don't worry, I'll have them shipped out shortly and within time of your event dates. 

My etsy shop will is going into vacation mode from June 7th through July 8th. 

Hopefully within this time our basement will be finished and / or I will have found a new place to set up my book studio again. 

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. 

Thank you for your understanding.



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Thursday, February 20, 2014

I'm in The Mother's Heart Magazine this month

 



I'm excited today to share with you my article that was published in THE MOTHER'S HEART Magazine that just came out this month.  You'll find my article on page 84, called A Mother's Intuition. 

I've written a lot of personal experience stories in the past, but this one is most dear to me, and I hope you'll download this free magazine and read why. 

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Photography Print Giveaway.



Hey all,

I'd a guest over on my writing blog this week, and though you all would like to hop on over and say hello to Kadi and find out more about her new Photography etsy shop. While you're there, vote on your favorite photo and like her facebook page for a chance to win the print you voted for!

You can check it out and vote here

http://susanlower.com/2014/02/14/for-the-love-of-photography-and-giveaway/


I'm working on some new things and will catch up with back here later!
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Vintage Train Party Theme







I loved the way this book looked with I just stamped the cover. It reminded me of those historical railroads and a little of the old west. 

In my previous post, I shared the matching train invitations and thank you cards. Today, here is the matching guest book sign. 

These are food label cards or can also be used for name cards for a historic society event or train themed event. 

These tags are great for attaching to favors. 

I made a few with just "Choo Choo" on them.


 I've ordered some brown and white striped baker's twine to include with the tags, I think it really adds to the old west / vintage feel, don't you? 



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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Vintage Train Party Invitations

I had a special request for matching invitations, thank you cards, and food label cards to go with my vintage train guest book album in the shop this past week.


 I came up with two different types of invitations. One is a side opening invitation with pocket and a ticket inside with the party info.


  I stamped the entire card with the railroad track, including the back of the invitation.

The second one is a top opening card with the party information on the inside as seen here. 

And of course the Thank you cards. I also stamped all the envelopes with a railroad sign. 

Stay tuned for the rest of the matching vintage train book and table settings.


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Thursday, February 6, 2014

February Specials in the Shop


I've been crafting up as storm lately, and decided this month to share a few special deals with everyone. 



I couldn't help myself, I've made a bunch of those sweet Hershey Kiss Favors from the other day's post. This month, I'll be including one as my gift to you with any order from my Etsy shop. 

I'll also be including a FREE sampler pack of Thank You Cards with any order over $25.  


All orders over $50 can use the code 50FREESHIP and receive free shipping on your order, plus all the other great stuff mentioned above. 

 And.... yes... there is more.... 

Come hang out with me on my facebook page this month for random opportunities to grab some free samples of new products!

Love this month!

 
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