It's that time of year again! When all of the big box stores drastically reduce prices and shoppers across America go nuts over obscenely reduced prices (myself included.)
I'm not a fan of ditching big box stores on Black Friday. In fact, I plan to grab a few deals if I can. But I also plan to support small businesses this year. And buy more handmade. (I actually started my Christmas shopping last week at WHAM!)
So, in celebration of the season of sales, I'm offering 30% off your total order in both of my etsy shops! Shop stationery and paper dolls here
and shop custom cards here
As usual, I had an absolute BLAST at the Winter Holiday Art Market this year. I look forward to this show every year. The people are so insanely talented. The customers that shop are the best I've ever met. And sales are great. It's the perfect recipe for a great show.
I wanted to showcase my stationery this year as if it was a tiny little shop. Every year I get new ideas for how to dress up the table and the best way to show my product. I made a little stand that was originally designed to just be another level to showcase more stationery. What I didn't realize, is that I made a table that was easy for me to use to write up receipts.
I love seeing natural beauty (flowers, plants, etc.) at shows and was really excited to add fresh flowers all over the table. Another unplanned perk? My table smelled divine!
Remember that talent I was talking about? Here's just a few snapshots I took over the weekend!
This is Tracy
. We were table neighbors last year and we were both bummed to not be close to each other this year. She has the most amazing photography of Texas and fun things all around this great state. She goes to the coolest, most interesting places and photographs beautiful and expected things.
I always love meeting the people in my hallway (it's like my neighborhood.) Kristi Rae
created the most intricate and delicate pieces of jewelry from metals and fabrics (shown on top.) I loved eaves dropping to how she got into that medium. Leslie Shershow
(shown on the bottom) also created beautiful jewelry. I was particularly fond of her casted plastic rings. So fun!
I wish that I was able to go around and take some more photographs to share. Feel free to bookmark the Fresh Arts' Blog
to see more photos!
I've decided to start having a new free downloadable item a month. This month I have two different iPhone backgrounds to make your most used accessory a little cuter.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it might be nice to remember to be thankful. I know that sometimes we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives that we forget to stop and just have gratitude for the day. Likewise, don't forget to enjoy the little things from time to time. Both are wonderful little reminders as you take a look at your phone.
Downloads for the backgrounds are below. Just save the image to your phone (or to your computer and then email the image to yourself) and then set it as your background image. If you haven't yet fiddled with changing your background, you can check out this link
for some helpful tips.
Little Things- iPhone 4 Wallpaper
| Little Things- iPhone 5 Wallpaper
| Be Thankful- iPhone 4 Wallpaper
| Be Thankful- iPhone 5 Wallpaper
It's my favorite time of year, for a number of reasons, but I've come to love a certain long weekend more than others. Why? Because it's WHAM
! (That's the Winter Holiday Art Market, if you are not familiar with it.) WHAM is the most fun show that I show and every year it gets better and better. The artists and designers there are so talented and so much fun to hang out with for a weekend.
With 9 days left, I'm going a little nutzo, but it's not too terrible this year! Just some last minute printing and packaging. Oh and a weekend of DIY to decorate my booth. I have some fun ideas this year.
The emilee rose 2013 calendar will soon be here and I hope to have some preview pics on my instagram
soon! In the mean time, I have a couple of new stationery designs to share. Just two new greeting cards and (FINALLY) a set of blank note cards!
If you are in Houston next weekend (November 16th through the 18th) please stop by!