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Celebrate National Letter Writing Month!

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Did you know there was an entire month devoted to letter writing? Me neither! It’s an annual effort to promote literacy and celebrate the art of letter writing. Letter writing is a way of preserving history. We all know that everyone has a stash of special letters saved. I still look at all of my notes/letters passed during high school and college.

I love getting letters and packages from people it is so fun. I know we can all send email thank yous and party invites but isn’t getting something in the mail so much more meaningful? I always have my kids send thank yous after Christmas or their birthdays. It’s fun to add in pictures or drawings as well. I know my parents love getting hand written notes from their grandkids, they keep them on the frig for all to see.

Here are some links to note cards we’ve designed:

SimplytoImpress.com

Tinyprints.com

Invitationbox.com

 

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Eat at Moms Fabric Collection

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Our Eat at Moms dishes were a big hit at stores. And now we’ve been asked to design a new collection along the same lines. We are working on that now and it’s looking pretty sassy! But we are super excited that our Eat at Moms collection is also coming out as a fabric line. Now you can have a super coordinated kitchen! The fabric line should be in stores (Hobby Lobby) in 2014. It’s always fun to see a design collection across multiple products. Check out some of the fabric swatches below.

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Support the Artists in the Cloud

I know all of you creative types know about Etsy, but if you consider yourself “creatively challenged” you may not be aware of the best place to shop in the entire internet Universe. (It might be tied with Zappos, which has more hot shoes than even I can keep up with). Etsy is like Amazon but for super cool, handmade stuff.

I was searching the internet for sarcastic phrases last week because SOMEONE ACTUALLY PAYS ME MONEY to do stuff like that and I happened to come across these amazing handmade earrings that say “In one ear, out the other.”

I fell in love with these sassy earrings, the rest was a big phat bonus.

I fell in love with these sassy earrings, the rest was a big phat bonus.

As luck would have it, I have my credit card number memorized in case of an emergency, and well, duh. So I sent in my order and commented to the ArtistQueenOfAllThingsResin that these were the best earrings ever. So I was already excited when my package arrived (quickly and inexpensively) and then I opened it and first there was this completely fabulous pillow box with a lucky number attached AND A BONUS NECKLACE with my second favorite word on it. Did she read my mind? No, because the necklace probably would have said f*ck instead of duh. But still. Oh, AND there was a coupon for my next purchase.

So if you are looking for a gift for you mom, your sis, your friend or yourself (but not your mother-in-law) go to Etsy. And start with Resin8ingDarkness because if this post entertains you, then so will the jewelry in this awesome store.

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What’s New Wednesday – Sign of the times

We were recently asked to submit designs for a sign company. Our agent will show our presentation to multiple manufacturers and often we don’t hear anything for quite a while. It can be frustrating and difficult to wait since we are so impatient! I was the type of kid that unwrapped my Christmas presents early then rewrapped them because I could not stand waiting. So you can imagine how difficult it is for us to sometimes wait a year before we actually hear any news, whether good or bad. Sometimes things that we’ve completely forgotten about come back as a nice surprise. So we probably have another few months of waiting before we hear if any of our signs were picked up, but if they were chosen at least you can say you saw them here first!

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Retro Tin Signs based on our Retro Lane Design Collection, which has also been used on greeting cards and journals.

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We designed a line of Eat at Mom’s signage to go with our Eat at Mom’s Ceramic Collection that is currently sold at Hobby Lobby and other retailers. To see the full set of dishes click here.

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