Hello!! I have no idea if anyone is even reading this blog anymore, but if you are, let's catch up a bit! It doesn't look like I have blogged since June! Wow. Never meant to just disappear, but things have been a little crazy here. I'll share with you what I have been up to and some exciting news in just a moment.
First, let's go back to June. I turned 44 in June, and adopted the sweetest little kitten ever. Her name is Emma, and she has certainly been filling this empty nest with lots of love and cuddles.
My niece and nephew spent the summer with us, and that was so much fun. We went on vacation to Washington DC, we went camping, watched lots of movies, and did lots of crafts. I'm so glad that they enjoy coming to spend time with us, and aren't "too old" for all of the things we have always loved to do.
In July, I got super sick with a sinus infection and migraine AT THE SAME TIME. Ugh. I don't ever remember being that sick in my life. I was in the hospital 3 times over that one. Crazy. And the worst part was, we were on vacation!
Then in August, I partnered with my super creative daughter and we created It's Paper, Dear. This is something we had talked about since she started college and it has been such a blessing to see it come to fruition. It's Paper Dear is a sweet little shop with all sorts of things stationery, pretty paper, and planner related. Everything is handmade by us, and designed by us. My daughter illustrates, designs, and maintains the website, I ship, do lots of the making, and design using vintage ephemera. We even recruited my Mom to help us make our #darlingdoris (our handmade version of the hugely popular Midori Traveler's notebooks) So it's a full on family affair here! We've had a fall line, and most recently a holiday line.
We have even launched our own line of scrapbook papers, journal cards, and die cuts, which is something I have wanted to do forever! It's been so exciting to see all of this come together.
Now, unfortunately through all of that my own shop and blog did get a bit, uh neglected. In fact, you're probably wondering what about my Christmas stuff?! Well, this November marked NINE years I have been working on Little Pink Studio, and I am definitely still excited about it, and wanting to keep making and selling sweet things.
In fact, this Friday on "black Friday", I am super excited to announce that I am launching a brand new website! (and my holiday line of kits and supplies as well!) The new website is just so, so much better than the current website. Not only is there a whole new, fresh look designed by my daughter, but I think you'll find it more user friendly, too. Listings will have larger photos, as well as multiple photos, my collage sheets will be available in print as always, but now they will also be available as instant downloads for you to print on your own! It's been a bit scaled down, but I'm going to be offering my favorite things. Things I have always enjoyed having in my shop, and I have hopes this will give me the time to concentrate more on making kits, and even workshops. The things I really enjoy doing, and feel passionate about. The website it not fully live right now, (it will be on Friday!) but you can visit and sign up for the newsletter which will include all sorts of fun things including exclusive discount codes, and free images. :)
I'm really excited and looking forward to the next year and seeing what both of my little businesses will bring.
I hope you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving, dear friends, and if you're reading this, thank you for always sticking around even through all of my absences!
Much love, Cerri