Feb 12 2014

Letter A and my dad

looky at what my FABULOUS dad made me!!! (and mom, she did the painting!)
as most of you probably already know,ย i collect the letter A.
i’ve wanted one of these large marquee types for a long time!!! *squeal*

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and isn’t my dad cute!

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still haven’t quite found the perfect spot for it.
i’ll show you it all ‘lit up’ when i do.

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realized i never posted this picture from the Atlanta Gift Show…
love the bag display with the porcelain hands that my friend Mark put together for me.

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this was another treat from the show… i had the pleasure of meeting the lovelyย Lotta Jansdotter!
she’s as darling & sweet in person as she seems on her blog.
(don’t mind me… i just look cray cray in this pic!)

hope you’re all doing well… staying warm, healthy and creative?

Feb 8 2014

biz cards and how useful facebook is

i know that there are all kinds of frustrating things about facebook and how they’re going about monetizing their site.
i share in much of that frustration, as it’s getting harder and harder to reach the people who have already chosen to “like/follow” my page.
there are some great reads & perspectives on this issue flitting around on the www.
hopefully with all the chatter they will figure out a way that works for all parties involved.

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that aside, facebook did work for me this time!
i had 88 people give me feedback on my card options, totally helping me make a final choice and some small changes to the design.
and IT WAS FUN!
thank you to everyone who took the time!

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as you can see i went with rounded corners and a satin matte finish which i think visually add a lot.
i had them printed through overnightprints.com, i’m pleased with the printing quality, pricing and turn-around time.
but not so much with the cutting on the corners.
if you look closely you can see that there is a bit of choppiness going on.
i’ve emailed them to ask if this is common & acceptable but i have not heard back as of yet.ย 

Feb 3 2014

February Desktop Calendar

hello?
anyone still there?

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i totally don’t blame you if you’ve all given up on me.
please take this February Desktop Calendar as a token of appreciation for those of you who still check in on me!
click here for your copy of this month’s calendar.

i can’t even begin to go into all the things that have kept me from this blog.
in short- living life.
and a little longer- working a LOT, family, soccer and getting involved in the arts community locally.