Monday, July 29, 2013

Around the Party Shop

Last week was devoted to With Envy Parties. So this week I will be focusing on getting some new stuff up in With Envy Paper and With Envy Babies. And I will get to spend some fun time with my mom and sister who are in town visiting (or better yet get a moment without one of my sweet little monsters touching me, climbing on me or asking me for something!). 

But to start off the week I will share some of my custom designs from July. I love what I do and I like to showcase what is possible with items in my shop!
*I changed some of the personalization details*

Monogram Napkin Ring

Custom patterned Chocolate Bar Wrappers

Custom Chocolate Bar Wrap to Coordinate W/Invitation

Custom Wine Bottle Tags

Custom Napkin Rings for SF Giants Themed Party


Friday, July 26, 2013

Happy Anniversary/Birthday With Envy Parties!!!!

Today is the day, two years ago today With Envy Parties opened and its been a great ride ever since. I have learned so much about designing, printing and parties since opening. Its so great to know my products have been a part of so many people's special events!

I have TWO offers today:

First, today ONLY get 26% OFF your order at With Envy Parties. Enter code 2YEARS at checkout.
*code must be used today to receive discount, cannot be combined with any other offer.



Wedding Bride & Groom Signs, with Editable Wedding Date-Black/Silver Version
*Freebie includes 2 Bride signs and 2 Groom signs with the color black/silver combo reversed*


Please note: all the Daily Freebies featured are available for purchase at With Envy Parties (or will be after today...the wedding signs will be available in your custom color scheme and pattern choice)

Thank you for making these 2 years AMAZING!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Anniversary Celebration: Day Four!

Gender Reveals are all the rage right now, I love the idea so I created some fun party items for your next party!

Gender Reveal Printable Mini Chocolate Bar Wrappers

Download HERE

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Anniversary Celebration: Day Three

So sorry to those who stopped by yesterday for Day Two's freebie. Apparently Blogger was concerned about suspicious activity on my blog (possible hacker), so they removed my blog. Would have been great except they provide no notification at all, you just log in and your blog is gone, the trouble shooting doesn't mention the above as a possibility for why its gone. I had to hunt on the internet for a solution and luckily found one and just hoped it would return soon. So I will probably be switching my blog to another site when I have the time. Freebies are also posted on my FB page!


Fireman Party Printable Water Bottle Labels-Red Version


Happy Humpday!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Anniversary Celebration: DAY ONE

This Friday marks 2 years since I opened With Envy Parties, and two years since I reopened on Etsy following a  break and closure of Green With Envy Studios.

This week I will replacing the DAILY DEALS with DAILY FREEBIES. These FREEBIES will be party items that coordinate with products already in With Envy Parties. These items are also non personalized items.

These items are only FREE on the day they are listed, after that time they will be available for purchase/instant download at With Envy Parties.

So on with the show!!


Nautical Baby Shower Printable Party Circles (Red):


Happy Monday!!!

Monday, July 15, 2013


Ahh the fun of time management...for the self employed its a must, especially for the work at home self employed.

This area has never been a strength for me but I have to say since becoming self employed I have really gotten better at it....because I have to.

Its taken me a month and a half to finally find a rhythm and a schedule that works and that I feel I get the maximum benefit from. Its been a bit a challenge because I'm home with my two little monsters so I don't really have a large chunk of time during the day to work. In the beginning I was still trying to do a lot during the day and be mommy to the kids. There really wasn't a plan I just tried to get as much done during the day as I do at night. But it just left me frustrated and feeling like I wasn't accomplishing anything in either area. I finally came to the realization that your days are going to be similar to when you had a day job, most of your day will be spent on things other than your business. The evenings will continue to be your peek time. But unlike my schedule with my former job I have the flexibility to work during the day if I have the chance. 

Summers are the busiest time for my husband at work but he usually doesn't have to leave the house until 8am and for this family of early risers, it leaves times for me to get a little workout in and then my husband normally wrangles the kids until he has to leave which gives me a couple of hours in the morning to work.

I start my day by reviewing the list of what I want/need to get done (usually I try to make the list the night before). Most of my creative work happens at night, when I have a large uninterrupted chunk of time. During the day my focus is foremost on answering emails and getting proofs completed/orders out. The remainder of time and focus is on doing a FB post or two, if I have something to blog about I will try to get that organized or right now it's researching information regarding starting my own website as another avenue to my Etsy shops.

Bseecau two of my 3 shops are still newer I am trying to build inventory so the amount of hours I spend working each day is pretty important. To feel like I am on track I need to have at least half of my day devoted to creating. Because my day is so broken up remembering how much time I spent on certain tasks is hard, so I actually made myself a little time card. It helps me for right now know I am putting the right amount of time in to get new items created and into the shop.

Getting my schedule down is an ever evolving thing but for now I think I have a schedule that works best for me and my family.

How do you schedule your day for maximum benefit?

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Royal Baby Shower Celebration! -OFFER IS EXPIRED

Welcome Welcome, especially to visitors here checking out the goodies from Etsy Digital Designers July Royal Baby Event!!

I have been wanting to add more baby shower items to With Envy Parties and what better reason to get cracking than to celebrate the birth of the royal baby!! And kuddos to the couple for either not finding out the gender or not revealing it...either takes more willpower than I have!!

But back to the goodies!! I love these two sets so much and I hope you will enjoy them two.! Each set is over 30 pages of fun party decor items! All you need to celebrate the impending arrival of that special little lady or little man!

July 12-19 ONLY (OFFER HAS EXPIRED) these two Non Personalized baby shower collections are FREE!!! After that time they will still be available for purchase from With Envy Parties as instant downloads!!



Check out what Events You Can Print has to offer HERE!

Check HERE for a list of all the offers from the super talented Etsy Digital Designers Team!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

You're Invited!

Check back HERE and HERE on July 12th for all the fun!! 
(also check my FB page for a sneak peek of what I'm offering)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

She Works Hard For The Money!

Just wanted to show some of the new things I have been working on...

Adding new items to my Wedding Collection

Revamping my logo...still not completely done...

Working on something fun...more details SOON!

If you didn't see the announcement on With Envy Studios' FB page, I am transitioning With Envy Paper from stationery products to clipart and digital paper packs!

Love working on new clipart!

New rainbow paper pack

Adding fun birthday shirt designs

Working on creating pregnancy stickers to coordinate with our onesie designs

Adding new items (notice I love the clip art set so much I am using it all over!)

What have you been up to?

Monday, July 1, 2013

What I Learned...

Today is the first day of July and I have one month under my belt of being self-employed. It has been a month of daily self reflection on my decision also really learning about myself and what I need to do to allow this business to continue to grow.

I tend to be a person that reflects more on the negatives rather than celebrating the positives.So I am making a real effort to stay positive. I'm trying to cut myself some slack and realize that I can't make it all happen overnight.

Here is what I've learned this last month:

1)I need lists, detailed lists of my goals and what actions will help me achieve those goals. I need daily lists to feel like I am making progress

2) This is hard.

3) A calendar is a MUST. I need to schedule my whole day, even the regular non-work related things so I keep on track.

4) It's going to be a long time before I stop second guessing myself and each day I will going back and forth between feeling like a failure and feeling like a rock star.

5) This is very hard.

6) Now that I don't have a pesky day job getting the way there still is not enough time in the day.

7) You can make it on 4.5 hours of sleep...for a day or so and then inevitably you will fall asleep at random moments (on the couch playing with the kids or watching tv, or sitting up in bed working...seriously my hubs has found me eyes closed, head to the side, but hands still on the keyboard).

8) Pandora is my new BFF...what could be better, I get to listen to great music, it puts me in the creative zone and it doesn't distract me (well sometimes it does because seriously you know there are those songs that you just have to stop what you are doing and belt them out as if you can carry a tune...aka any early mariah carey songs!)

8) This is the hardest, scariest thing I've ever thought of doing...and I'm doing it.