Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Shop Preview-Day Two

Today's new product is my second calendar, 2012 Desk Calendar-Patterns. Each month features one of my patterns that is also used on Stuck In The Middle Product Line both at With Envy Paper and With Envy Parties. 

The calendar is printed on 80 lb white card stock and is packaged in a clear CD case, which also doubles as a display case. The calendar itself measures approx 4.5”x5.25”, the CD case measures approx 5”x5.25”.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Shop Preview-Day One

This week I will be featuring new items that will be added to With Envy Paper when it re-opens on October 4th. I'm excited about them and hope you will like them too!

First up...October signals time for a new calendar! In keeping with the calendars I created last year under Green With Envy Studios, I updated them for this year with new patterns and illustrations and I am so excited about how they turned out!!

Today I am featuring my 2012 Desk Calendar-Illustrations. Twelve months of fun and colorful illustrations! I have included some newer illustrations and some oldies for your enjoyment. 

The calendar is printed on 80 lb white card stock and is packaged in a clear CD case, which also doubles as a display case. The calendar itself measures approx 4.5”x5.25”, the CD case measures approx 5”x5.25”.

This calendar features my original illustrations which coordinate with my Silhouette set and Illustration Monogram set.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Keep Calm and Carry On

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I know this saying and print have been around FOREVER and to be honest I have found it a bit annoying because I see it all the time. But I do enjoy the "spoofs". But these last few weeks and days, especially, it has been playing in the back of my head.

I am currently 40 weeks and 2 days pregnant...yes which means I'm overdue. With my daughter I was 4 days early because I had pre-eclampsia so they had to induce me. It came out of no where and I have been hoping this whole pregnancy that I would just go into labor on my own. But now I just want a baby on the outside of my body. I am officially on maternity leave from my day job and my mother is here for a month to help so I feel it's a perfect time for baby to arrive but instead he is being stubborn. I was told if he does not come on his own I will be induced next week. It's nice to have a definite end date but I really don't want to have to wait that long. It's also really hard because this pregnancy has just been more intense and difficult than my first. The first trimester I could barely function because of morning sickness and extreme exhaustion. Now I can barely walk due to nerve pain...oh and my ginormous belly :) I have contractions off and on but they go now where and I'm a hormonal mess. I've broken down a few times these last couple of weeks for lots of reasons related to this pregnancy but currently it's the feeling that I'm wasting time. I feel like everything is in place and since he isn't here I shouldn't be sitting at home I should be doing something. Well more like I only have so much time off from my day job and I feel like I'm wasting that time since I could technically be working that job right now.

 I'm trying to take my mom's advice and use this time to get some of Munchkin's birthday party projects done (I am a last minute person, which always leads to stress and chaos the night before her birthday parties) and also get stuff photographed and ready to go for both the shops. It is nice to get "ahead" or at least not behind or rushing to photograph and list things but still I have so many things I want to add to my shops but I'm trying to be realistic therefor I am holding off on listing stuff until after the baby comes so I will have a better idea of how my days are going to go. But the longer I wait for baby the more anxious I get. So I just chug along and try to be patient and more positive than negative.

I really just needed to vent and get that off my chest. Thank you for letting me have a post to do that with.

Now don't forget to enter for a chance to win my full Happy Halloween printable party collection. Giveaway ends 9/25/2011 @ 10 PST.

I will be featuring some new products and new designs next week (trying to get some of those post ready in case I do actually have the baby) so check back!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

It's Time for a Giveaway! {CLOSED}

We have a WINNER!
According to random.org, the winner is Berendina, Congrats!
I will email you shortly with your prize.

Thank you all who entered and I really appreciate the sweet comments!!!!!

I've been neglectful of my blog this last week but I will try to do better I promise :) I have been tossing around the idea of a giveaway for a while and I decided to go for it. Halloween is right around the corner and I've gotten such positive feedback on my Happy Halloween printable party collection I decided to give the set away to one lucky winner. That is 37 pages of Halloween fun for you to create a party all your own!

How to Enter:
1) Leave a comment on this post simply saying you want to win. 
2) Follow my blog and leave a comment indicating you did.
3) Follow me on Facebook and leave a comment indicating you did. 

Extra entry:
4) Share this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter. Come back and leave a comment for each place that you shared it on (you will receive one extra entry per "share").

Giveaway ends on Sunday September 25, 2011 @ 10 PST.
Winner announced Monday September 26, 2011

WINNER PICKED...see top of the post!
Now off to go wish a certain baby out :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

September Freebie!!!

I have been trying to figure out a freebie to offer this month. Then it hit me, thanks to a wonderful customer of mine. I had a customer order a set of Stuck In The Middle Candy Bar Wraps and Stuck In The Middle Mini Candy Bars. She ordered them in anticipation of the upcoming birth of her baby. They were to be gifts for visitors. Such a cute idea I created some candy bar wraps to coordinate with some prints I made for our soon-to-be bundle of joy (I will share those with you later I promise!).

So I decided to whip up some chocolate bar wraps, that can be used as baby shower favors or gifts for hospital visitors. Who needs cigars when you can have chocolate!!

There is a set for girls and boys, each comes in 5 pastel colors. ENJOY (and as always I would love to see how you guys use freebies and  products purchased in my shops!)

 Download HERE
Download HERE

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

With Envy Wednesday-Baby Baby Baby

On my previous blog for Green With Envy Studios, I did a weekly showcase of work by some talented Etsians called With Envy Wednesday. I decided to bring it back here on this blog! And even though it's late it's still Wednesday so HA!

If you haven't noticed I have baby on the brain (14 days to go!). So what better to feature this week than super cute baby items!! Seriously the cuteness below is almost too much to handle. Please visit these awesome Etsians you won't be disappointed!

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a) Elephant Fun gDiaper Cake by Erin's Little Lamb Shop

b) Baby Shoes by My Baby and Company

c) Handmade Personalized Baby Girl Quilt - Name Appliqué - Sweet Nothings by Riley Blake by TracyBug Creative

d) Baby Crib Mobile "Driving to Dreamland" Design by Drops of Color

e) Zebra Hat by Monarch Dancer


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Yippie For September!!!

Welcome September! As much as I feel like it's taken forever for you to get here, I also feel like time is flying by. September brings many great things... if you ask me it brings a new little munchkin around the house, another year married, time off from my day job, my mom coming to stay for a while, birthdays and hopefully new opportunities. If you ask my husband, it brings a new phone :)

With that in mind I do plan on making some slight changes to the both shops. I don't plan on closing With Envy Parties for maternity leave. This is my second and since my items are digital/printables it doesn't really take too much adjusting to get things done (I hope). But I will be adjusting my shipping times until I know what my baby schedule will be. I am still open to rush jobs, but please contact me before ordering. I am thinking about declining any custom work until after the baby comes though.

As far as With Envy Paper goes, I will be honest, I have not been putting as much energy there. But there are reasons for that. There are so many new products and items I am working on but realistically I won't be launching them until after the baby comes. I opened With Envy Paper early because I am an impatient person, but I'm not putting too much pressure on myself to really promote it until I get the new stuff in  and take some new photos of the old stuff. So with that said I will be closing that shop until the baby comes, because I am nervous about being able to actually ship items on a time schedule when I really have no idea when this little monster will make his debut. But I guarantee once it opens back up there will be lots of new stuff!

I offered two Freebies in August and did not have anything planned for September (there will be lots of holiday freebies coming). But I'm trying to figure out something good to offer. Suggestions are welcomes!!

Don't forget to check out the Freebie sections for past Freebies!