Thursday, September 18, 2014

Etsy Front Page and Customer Photos

Hey everyone!

I have some fun news all around. I made it on the front page of etsy today!

I just wanted to share the widget (I have no screenshot for it unfortunately) and some customer appreciation photos. Enjoy!

These are my top selling vintage love birds. They look so cute on top of this cupcake tier stand.

My Just Keep Swimming Typography making this wall full of photos even sunnier.

This adorable baby shower with some of my origami stars!

Here's another baby shower featuring my stars and map sailboats.

I was so delighted to see all these lovely photos from customers. It makes me so happy to get to see what people do with my art and how it contributes to their special day. Yay!

Hope you guys enjoy and I'll be posting again shortly! :D

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bloominous-- Easy DIY Flower Kits

Hey guys!

Today is a lovely sponsored post with Bloominous-- a new shop on the block that offers easy DIY floral arrangements. I'm going to share some fun facts about Bloominous for all of you out there who would love a quick and easy way to make bouquets, boutonnieres, floral table arrangements and more!

Bloominous opened this year in 2014 to help event planners and brides with easy DIY event/wedding flowers. The flowers are prepped for you and shipped overnight to you with instructions on how to put it together within 10-20 minutes. Pretty neat isn't it?

The founder of Bloominous, Richard came up with this DIY floral kit idea when he and his soon-to-be wife were preparing for their wedding back in November, 2012. With everything else you have in mind with wedding chaos, they really wished they had an "IKEA for wedding flowers". And that's where the idea stemmed for Bloominous! 

If you don't like de-thorning or cutting flowers, this DIY floral kit from Bloominous is perfect for you. It cuts of time, labor, and it's cost friendly. 

Another cool aspect of Bloominous is that they offer designed themes so that you don't have to sit there and wonder which kind o flowers work together. You can easily choose from various floral kits like Enchanted Elegance (Pink and purple flowers) or my favorite, Country Charm (yellow with red). 

Of course, if you do know what you want, you can always ask to customize your order as well and have it shipped to your doorstep the way you want it.

I love DIYs and I can see these floral kits taking the dread out of floral arrangement preparation and turning it into a fun project for the bride and bridesmaids or even the groom. No fuss, no mess, just fun. Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Who knows-- maybe one day you'll get to see a review with Bloominous too. :) Thanks for reading guys!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sammydress Fall Product Review

Hello buttercups!

Sammydress let me pick some goodies from their shop to share with you all! This time, I decided to try some of their shirts since I'm always buying accessories. 

Casual Scoop Neck Lion Head Print Batwing Sleeves T-shirt


This casual scoop neck t-shirt was SO soft. The fabric is somewhat silky but thick for cotton. It's lightweight an loose fitting-- perfect for a fall day. It's still hot where I am so I paired my shirt with a pair of cuffed shorts. So simple and easy to wear out anywhere. Love it.

Moving onto to my next shirt, I picked this chiffon blouse.


Scoop Neck 3/4 Sleeve Printed Chiffon Blouse

I loved this scoop printed chiffon blouse because it was black and white and free flowing. I really love airy shirts that still give you shape without being tight on your body. It's comfy but classy. I dig it. It's $9.11 and you can wear it off your shoulder if you want like the model below as well!

Stylish Women's Scoop Neck 3/4 Sleeve Printed Chiffon BlouseStylish Women's Scoop Neck 3/4 Sleeve Printed Chiffon Blouse

I also got a cute bib necklace. It's very eccentric an floral with birds and pink roses. I thought it was going to be smaller but it turned out more like bib necklace which is pretty as well. I think the length and color is great for more vibrant fashionistas as a statement necklace.

Elegant Pink Flower and Bird Shape Pendant Necklace


Last but not least is my new little clutch wallet. This clutch comes in a variety of colors but I chose mint since it's one of my favorite colors.

This clutch is accented with crown accessories on the zipper and on the front cover which adds a sweet little detail to the clutch. It's sewn well and sturdy for slinging around on your wrist.

The inside is a light pink with a zipper compartment that splits into two pockets. I know it's not meant for phones, but my phone happened to fit in there so I carry my phone with me as well. It does get a little bulky with the phone but I don't mind.

That's the end of my review! I hope you guys enjoyed my little product review series with Sammdress. Thanks for working with me again Sammydress! Be sure to check out my finds and shop through my blog to reach Sammdress for more future giveaways with them.You can easily access Samydress's website by pressing on their ad on the left hand sidebar of my blog. :)

P.S. Shout out to my awesome boyfriend for taking majority of these pictures for me. I ma ask him to do all the photography in the future. hehe. <3

Friday, September 5, 2014

Super Sponsor: Kelly Michelle Art

Hey cutiepies!

I have a special treat for you guys and this post will be featuring an old sponsor who has been with me since year one of my blog! Please welcome Kelly Michelle Art! Kelly Michelle re-opened her shop with a brand new line up of PDF printables or custom printed orders. All of her products currently range from $3-$5 which is an awesome price range for handmade stationary!

Since I don't have a color printer, nor do use PDF files, Kelly Michelle generously offered to do a custom order with me. For custom orders, you may have your products printed and shipped to you for an extra printing and shipping fee. For the purpose of this review, I will discuss Kelly Michelle's products in their physical and PDF nature. Here are the products that I was sent!

Let's start off with the overall customer experience. Kelly is really easy to work with and very responsive.  
All products arrived nicely stacked into a well-fitting manila envelope with "Do no bend" stamps marked all over the place. The envelope arrived safely and was indeed not folded!

Let's start off with the lovely greeting cards!

I personally chose 2 blank cards (both are $3.00 PDF printable):

The flower card may look familiar as it is one of Kelly Michelle's signature flowers in my opinion. I had other cards and even stickers printed with this flower on it in the past. Kelly Michelle always offers youthful and vibrant designs often with a floral and heart theme. Her work is family friendly and great for spreading happiness with her often used shades of aqua, pink, and green.

Both cards were printed on cardstock and handfolded. They are very thick and durable as long as you print them on cardstock! They both came with a fitting white envelope as well. As a custom order, I was pleased with the size of the card, cardstock it was printed on, and the envelope it came with. 

The flower thank you card has a very handmade feel to it because of the handwriting design in the background. The colorful marker-like handwriting gives the card a more authentic vibe but the colors don't print in perfectly crisp lines. The background of the card is off white yellow due to the printing. It doesn't bother me at all but my photos do not show this so I wanted to mention it. Also, if you purchase these files as a PDF, you can printed them however you want on whatever you want so you will have absolute control of the finished product. 

The Live Life with Love Print was actually an art print meant to be framed for a wall. I liked the simplicity of the colorful design and Kelly Michelle said she could print it as a card for me. It was digitally created since the font is not handwritten and prints with a completely white background. The colors printed very sharply and I enjoyed the simplicity to this decorative heart design. Since the sizing was meant for a centered art print and changed to a card, I'm assuming it was not centered for the cover of the card. 

Overall, the cards put a smile on my face. I've said this before but I always write a lot in cards. I love how large these cards can be printed because it's great for novel-writing folks like me. :D 

Let's move onto the gift tags!

I knew right away that I would love these gift tags and picked out 3 different sets. I love the bright flowers and the butterfly design because they are perfect for playful and festive occasions. I can easily use them for gift bags or even as little thank you tags for my trinkets customers. All the tags were wrapped very nicely and printed/cut professionally. I was really pleased with how nicely they were cut and packaged in bundles together upon delivery.

Here are the ones that I picked ($3.00 PDFs):

I have to say that the butterfly design really stands out to me! I love the pink with the aqua blue so much! Again, there are some minimal fuzzy areas with the lining of the butterfly's blue color but it doesn't compromise the quality of the design or gift tags. These designs printed wonderfully and accurately according to the watermark designs listed at Kelly Michelle's shop. The only subtle difference I saw was in the blue flower's petal colors. They are a little lighter in her watermarks but printed the same color as the background of the gift tags. We all know that printers and monitors give off different hues of colors sometimes so that will just depend on the paper you print on and your printer's ink. 

As you can see, you can easily punch a hole in the corner of the gift tag and thread some ribbon or twine through it. How adorable does that look?

That is the end of my review! I hope you guys enjoyed it. Now for a little interview and featured items.

Digital Gift Tag PDF Printable Flower Design Birthday
Flower Design Birthday Gift Tags $3.00

1. How did your shop get started? It all started in 2012. I saw a feature on a daytime talk show about Etsy. I had always wanted to start my own art business, so I thought I would try it with Etsy. I drew out my own designs and started selling them on paper goods. In 2014, I started selling digital items as well with my current shop. 

Handmade Greeting Card Multiple Flowers Design
Multiple Flowers Design Card $4.00
2. What is your favorite product to design/make? I really like doing art prints currently. I love thinking up positive sayings to go with my art.

Digital Art Print PDF Printable Heart Design Love
Heart Design Love PDF $3.00
3. What’s the most challenging part of your line of work? I think just getting your name out there is the hardest part. 

That's the end of my shop spotlight~ Kelly Michelle Art is such a fun stationary and paper goods shop. I hope you guys enjoyed my spotlight on her shop and check out her colorful work. She keeps putting out new designs so be on the look out! 

Be a social butterfly with Kelly Michelle Art:

Coupon Code (You're Welcome!):  CHEERS for 10% off until Sept. 30th, 2014

Now for the giveaway!

Kelly Michelle Art is offering one lucky winner a $20 gift certificate to her shop! Good Luck!

NOTE: Please publicly enter for all entries so that I can easily verify them. If you are drawn and I can't verify your entry right away, you will be skipped as a winner. Please enter truthfully-- these are artists and small businesses donating items to promote themselves while offering you all amazing products for free! :)

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