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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Busy Lady

Yes, it's true. I am a very busy lady! I don't know how I do it somedays. I cook, clean, take care of my girls, AND run a design studio. What I do know is that I do indeed have a crazy life, but I enjoy every single second of it. It also helps to have an amazing supportive husband by your side;)

So this weekend I visited my parents for the fall fesitval. It's basically a little town fair that I always went to as a kid. It is so strange going there as an adult though. I always remember being able to spend hours there and now it's just not the same. Don't get me wrong, I did have fun but I think the cold windy weather definitely had something to do with it. Anywho, the girls got to spend time with Grandpa, who they adore. He is so great with the girls. I love watching them interact. Since my husband is in the Navy, we were stationed 2,000 miles away from my parents so these are the first few times that my kids get to spend time with their grandparents. Fortunately for us, Great Lakes Naval Station is just a hop, skip and a jump away so now we get to make up for lost time:)

Now I will quit rambling and get on to actual shop stuff! Over the course of the next week or so I will be adding individual business card designs to the shop. You can now add a matching business card design to your order if you would like, or simply order one of the cute cards! As always, they are you print and sent in a jpg format. This way you can print as many or as few as you would like. I am going to throw's name out there again because I LOVE their work. The website is so easy to use and quite affordable. You can also get free business cards or free shipping. I think I get a coupon in my inbox every week or so(which is great!)

Does anyone have any ideas for a new shop set? I have been thinking of some ideas but also want your input. I am trying to stay away from pink and branch out into some other color combos.

Here are some new sets just added in the past week:

So there you have it. I will be adding more as the days go on. I have a few projects I will be working on as well as some other orders so I will be a very busy lady:)

Stay green,


Monday, September 20, 2010


As some of you know, I am a proud member of the Homefront Team on Etsy and I have been featured in one of their treasuries! I am so excited and thought I'd share this wonderful treasury with all of you. There are a lot of other amazing military spouses with some great items so be sure to check them all out!

Here is a link to the treasury:


Friday, September 17, 2010

I'm baaaaaack!

So despite wanting to be on vacation until Monday...I couldn't stay away:) I decided to open up early this morning. I have a TON of new stuff to go check out too! I have been working hard these past few days to get some Halloween themed sets out and I hope you all love them as much as I do.

I also have a few new things I will be doing at the studio. First of all, when you make a purchase from Srds you will receive a 10% off coupon to my sister studio, Sweet Sweet. There you can find personalized invitations, announcements and sooooo much more. Please visit soon and often! All of the items on the site are customized by me and sent to you in a jpg file. This way you can print as many of them as you like, wherever you would like! There are some really great prints there so make sure you take a look:)

I will be working on an Etsy strategy guide of sorts as well. This will also be included in your purchase of any item at my studio. I often times get a lot of Etsy users that are brand new to the site and have no idea where to get started! I have been on Etsy for a few years now and I want to pass my knowledge on. I have not yet gotten a chance to write this up, but it is coming!

And on a side note: GLEE is almost back, woooohoooo!

There, I just had to get that out:)

Have a great rest of the day and I hope you all check out my new sets!


Monday, September 13, 2010

New stuff!

So I am still on vacation but I couldn't contain my excitement any longer! I have been working hard(yes, on my vacation) on some fabulous new designs. Some are Halloween themed but not all. I will be offering the Halloween ones at an incredibly low price of $7.00! You will get 3 banners and 3 avatars for one low price. Your welcome:)

So here is a little preview. These will be posted on or around September 20th in my shop so be on the look out:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Karma is real, don't steal!

As I have learned in the past, Karma is REAL. I want to put that out there to a very certain individual who is copying my designs as well as other designers on Etsy. We all have a very certain style and when someone decides to use the designs as their own, it is very evident. I was browsing the different designs on Etsy and BAM! There it was. A design VERY similar to one I have had in my shop for months now. I also found another one this morning. I am not too upset but I want this person to know that Karma is real and it will catch up to you one way or another.

So, being the artsy fartsy person that I am I have decided to open up another shop. It will be called,"October Jones" and it will feature artwork done by yours truly. I LOVE to paint and haven't been able to do it in a very long time. I have decided that this will be my main focus while on vacation. For me, painting is such a huge outlet and it is such a peaceful and calming thing to do. I want to share my love of art with the rest of the world.

I hope I can fit everything in!


Thursday, September 2, 2010


I am going on vacation! Well, I wouldn't exactly say that I'm going anywhere but I am taking a small break. I have a lot of catching up to do as well as some routine maintenance to my website. I made a whole list of things to get done and I thought that this would be the perfect time to do it.

Also, when I normally take a break I don't put my shop on vacation but for the week of the 8th it will be. I have too much stuff to get done and I know I won't get a single bit of it done if I'm still processing orders. Don't worry though, I will only be gone for about a week so you can still get your shop sets!

Speaking of, I have some new designs that I will be working on during my vacation week. I have some banners started that need all of the additional info to go along with them(i.e. avatars and extra made to match items).

So it looks like I will be busy on my vacation! But all is not lost, I'm doing for all of you:) I know how important it is to have a beautiful banner and avatar and how that reflects your style to your customers.

Recap: Vacation from September 8th to September 20th. New Banners and Avatars(woot!) Website will be way cooler.

That is all for now. I just thought I'd pop in and let you all know that I'm still here(just very busy;)