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Friday, August 20, 2010

Logo design? Why, yes please!

So I have been playing around with the idea of starting my own logo design shop. I have some ideas sketched out and I'm pretty excited to get started. Things have been slow over at the studio so I thought I would take the time to get some premade logos made. Should be lots of fun!

I am hoping to do a premade logo shop within the next few months. I really like the name, "Heidi Girl" and yes, I am a bit biased on the name;) Things are still up in the air with a lot of things. I might just add these logos to my existing shop.

Here is some important information about my logo designs:

Logos will be premade will not be sold as OOAK. This is for the shop owner who is on a budget and wants to get started on Etsy. The beauty of a premade logo is the fact that the shop owner can get something to brand their shop for a low price as well as a fast turnaround time. Proofs are usually sent out via e-mail within 24-48 hours.

I will definitely update when I get some designs out:)

One more thing before I go. I will be going on vacation for a week in September(we haven't decided the exact time frame yet but I will let everyone know). Until then, stay green and be you!

Sara

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Update

So I have been thinking a lot lately and I have decided to overhaul my shop! It needs a new look and my website needs a little bit of tlc too.

Here are some things to look for in the new shop:

New designs-I have been sketching a lot lately and have a lot of new ideas up my sleeve. I recently added a few new ones but there are many more to come.

New Fonts- Along with the new designs will be new fonts. Once I find a font, I usually tend to stick with it so I thought some new fonts would really help things out too.

New Listing format- I will be using the avatar as the listing photo for all of my listings. Right now I have been using the photo of the banners and they tend to get cut off. I think by using the avatar as the main photo in the listings customers will be able to get an idea of what the sets are.

More sales and coupons- I have been slacking as far as twitter and facebook go and I need to get back! Things have been very busy lately sometimes I don't get as much time as I would like to blog or twitter. Never fear! I will be posting a huge, and I mean HUGE coupon soon so be on the lookout!

Easier to navigate website-The site is pretty easy to navigate as it is now but I am in the process of making it even easier. Right now if you want to add on an extra i.e a business card design and a round sticker, you have to send me a message saying what you want. I am working on having a page dedicated to each item to make checkout easier.

Sale Item of the week- Every Monday I am going to post an item that will be on sale the entire week. This item may be an entire shop set, a business card design, or anything else in my shop. Be on the lookout and be sure to follow me on Twitter to see what the sale item is!

I hope this helps everyone. I am so excited to get all of this going and I hope you are too!

Friday, August 13, 2010

There's still time!

Hey everyone! There is still time to get your shop set with the coupon code. I received lots of orders yesterday and I am getting to work on them this morning. If you made a purchase yesterday you will be receiving a proof here shortly.

Happy Friday to everyone too:) I just love Friday's. Although this weekend I will be working on my website to make the checkout process a little easier. I am hoping to get everything done this weekend but we shall see how everything turns out!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Anyone want a coupon?

Hey everyone! I have a new coupon code for today. Just convo me SRDSaugustsale and you will get $5.00 off any shop set! This coupon is only good today and tomorrow so hurry up and get your set. I am also offering 3 extras for just 26.00. That's like getting 3 for the price of 2! You can convo me if interested.

I forgot to tell everyone....I am at 100 sales! This has been a long time coming but I am so excited and ready for more things to come. I have added a lot of new really cute sets recently so go check em out!


So today it looks like I will be cleaning the apartment. I have been so busy lately and haven't had any time to really do a deep clean of the place. Should be a fun day!

So now that I have my new website(which I love, love, LOVE!) I am having some trouble deciding on how to do my M2M items. I want to do a page for each item but it is proving to be a rather lengthy process! I think I just need to take a few hours this weekend when I'm not working and organize everything. I want every item to be on a separate page to make things easier for you guys. I will let everyone know when it is up and running!

My amazing husband also surprised me with a bamboo touch a few days ago and I am absolutely itching to try it! I was watching the princess and the frog yesterday with my girls and I just love the artwork on the drawing of the restaurant. The flapper really stood out so I want to do a flapper theme for my shop. I really love the banner and avatar I have but I want it to be more personal. I want to make my flapper look a bit like Charlotte, with the blonde hair, flapper hat and dress. I want her to be me, but as a flapper. I am so excited to draw her and bring her to life! I love flappers(as you can tell) and anything involving the 1920's so I really want to incorporate that into my shop. I am thinking maybe doing an avatar type drawing to put in all of my listings. I will be sure to post her when she is done!

I think that is it for now. Remember, all extras are 3 for $26.00 and you can visit www.srdesignstudio.weebly.com to view the full list of items to choose from.

Later everyone and remember to stay green!

Sara

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Website!!!!

Yay! My new website is up and running and I couldn't be happier! There is still a lot to do but I am so please with the way everything turned out.

I just added some super fun new designs to my studio:



















Cute right? I have been trying to find a good use for these flowers for a while now and I am quite please with the way the banners came out. I still have a lot more designs up my sleeve so be on the lookout!

Reader TEST! If you are reading this then congrats! I am offering a super awesome code for this week. If you send me a convo with the set you like along with code srdsaugust you will get a free gift certificate template AND free round sticker design! Yay for free stuff! This sale will only be this week(August 9-13, 2010)

That is all for today. I will be sure to keep things updated like I should!

And here is the link to my website! www.srdesignstudio.weebly.com
Sara

Monday, August 9, 2010

What have I been up to?

Wow! I haven't blogged in forever! I suppose that is what happens when one gets busy with work. I definitely have to say thank you to all of those that have placed an order this past week. I truly appreciate everything and it makes me smile:)

Some new and exciting things will be happening at SRDS! The first is the website. It is getting a makeover, how fun is that?! I know I have mentioned it before but I am just too excited to not talk about it! I will admit I did not do the design myself, I purchased it but that's okay because me and html do not get along very well. This is probably why I use weebly because it is user friendly, no html knowledge required. Although, I did try learning once...maybe I should restart that book...anywho, I may be taking some time off from the shop to rework the website but I won't know that until I get the template.

Also, a new and fun feature of the website is if you order just a banner and avatar you can visit the website to get matching items! All items are just $15.00 a piece and you can mix and match. Also, I will be offering a mix and match 3 items for just $26.00! Coupon code to follow as soon as I get the cart up and running:) That's like getting an item for free! Here is the list so far of made to match items up for grab:

* Business Card Design
* Blog Banner
* Website Banner
* Fabric Label Design
* Sticker Design(any size)
* Return Address Label Design
* Product/Bow Card Design
* Gift Certificate Design
* Web Ad

I will comment on a few of these since I know some of you will have questions. The Gift Certificate Design is for you to give out to your customers or to have for purchase in your shop. These can be in $25.00 increments or the amount can be left blank for you to fill in. The g.c's can be printed 3 to a page so you are not wasting any ink:) I love the idea that a shop owner can use these to sell or even use as a giveaway!

The Web Ad is just that. If you have a website that you like to advertise on you can have one made to match your shop.

I think that is all for now. I will be running a sale soon but for now I have a lot of work to catch up on! Thank you again to all of my loyal readers. Oh, and I found this in a blog and just HAD to share it. I think it is quite funny and it just goes to show how times have really changed! Goodbye for now and stay green!

Sara

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I'm back!


So as some of you may have noticed, I was m.i.a this past week. I took a much needed break from the heavy workload I had. My youngest daughter who is a year and a half has taken a liking to our bed. She wakes up in the middle of the night and cries until we bring her in here. Needless to say, it gets a bit cramped in here and I wake up a bit stiff.
Anywho, I just needed a break to catch up on some housekeeping and just wanted to spend some time with the family. We did make it to the Chicago Botanic Garden which I would very highly recommend. It is beautiful there and I decided that when my husband and I renew our vows, it will be there:) It is just perfect and the scenery just blew me away. Plus, it helped that active duty Military get in for free...just saying;)
So I am going to be up and running as of tonight. I also have a lot of designs to add to my shop so I fully intend to be completely busy these next few weeks. I am not complaining one bit, I love my job!!!!