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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Short and Sweet

I haven't blogged in a while because I was taking a small break. I was overwhelmed by the amount of orders coming in as well as the amount of other sellers making the same product as me. The good news is that the break worked. I have tons of energy and am ready to get started on some new designs!

I am hoping to get my creative juices flowing again. I need to somehow get all of those crazy ideas back from when I was a kid, man what an imagination I had! It is strange when you become an adult and people expect you to be a stick in the mud. Well, not me! I embrace the fact that being different is a very good thing and I will continue to be myself. Who says you can't dance, or play with your kids blocks every once in a while. I think people take being an adult too seriously sometimes and it is good to let loose every now and again.

Anywho, I will be posting my latest design that I have added to my studio. I decided to retire the design in my previous post because there were WAY too many copycats on Etsy so I decided it was time to lay it to rest. Here she is and enjoy!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Things Coming so SRDS

I am hoping by July I can get everything up and running. I have a lot that I am doing!

1. Printing Services: I can now print your return address labels and business cards. The demand for a printing service has been high so I decided to start printing them! I will be using because the quality of their work is oustanding. I have used them numerous times before and have had no problems, so I think this will be great! Also, printing services will be offered through my sister shop, Sweet Sweet. If you purchase a premade etsy shop set from SRDS and want business cards printed as well, visit Sweet Sweet to purchase those.

2. Website: I am launching a new website! It is still a work in progress but I am slowly getting things together. The main thing I want to get is a sample of all of the banners and avatars since I mostly only use 1 banner and 1 avatar in my listings. Hopefully this will help in the decision process for those looking for a shop set.

3: New Business Card Designs: I am SUPER excited to start on my business card designs! I have a lot of ideas floating around in my head so I will hopefully get to work on those soon too.

4. Portfolio: I really hope to fill this up with many new and fun designs! I only have a handful of them on my website right now, but hopefully that will change soon!

So as you can see, I have a lot to do the rest of June but I will be lucky to get at least half of these done! Please be patient with me because on top of all of this I am still filling orders and making custom designs:)

In conclusion(wow, I feel like I am writing a paper in high school again, lol) I will be very busy but don't hesitate to contact me if you need anything for your Etsy shop!

Here is the newest addition to the SRDS family:

Friday, June 11, 2010

Custom Design

Do you have an idea or an old logo that needs a little bit of sprucing up? Bring your ideas and let me take care of the rest. I recently started doing custom logo design and I am loving it! I couldn't ask for a better job!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Do what you love

Do what you love no matter what anyone says. I love being inspired by random things like when I'm driving on a beautiful sunny day and just the right song comes on the radio, and I get this burst of energy and I feel like I can conquer the world. I love to draw and sketch and ya know what? Who cares if I'm an adult, I can still get out my colored pencils and sketch book and go to town! It is what I love to do and it makes me happy. I really like getting my rollerblades out too, even though I'm still a little wobbly at times lol. But it's not my fault, the road is bumpy!

Anyway, my point is that it doesn't matter how old you are or what anyone thinks, take a risk and be yourself. Don't let anyone or anything tell you how to live your life. You only get one chance, you may as well make the most of it:)


Sunday, June 6, 2010


So it's official, I'm getting married! Well, let me rephrase that; I'm getting married again! My husband and I are working on almost 6 years of marriage and I told him I want my wedding gosh darnit! We eloped when we were pretty young and had no money, so now that we have a a little more cash and are close to family, we decided to tie the knot again. The date will be sometime in September of 2012. It is a ways off but I am definitely excited to walk down the aisle to my amazing husband!

As for Sara Rubendall Design Studio, new things are to come! I am branching out yet again. I will start making jewelry display cards. There are a lot of jewelry sellers on Etsy so I thought, why not team up and give them a fun design to help sell their items? I only have 1 design so far but I am hoping to get more up soon. I still have about 4 or 5 banners that I have started and still need to add avatars too. That will keep me busy for most of the week in between filling orders. I am thinking about offering printing services as well to make it a little easier for the customer.

I am also going to start offering marketing material design as well. This will include things like post-cards, business cards, hang tags and labels. The only thing stopping me is the time it takes to actually design the items. It is a goal for me so I have something to work towards!

And don't forget, if you need an Etsy makeover, be sure to stop by. I have new designs weekly as well as a pretty big selection in my shop.