Pink Pups Designs

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It's back!!

It's back... but I don't know for how long.  My ability to post from my work computer, that is.   I definitely find it easier to post at work, taking a few minutes break to write during the day, than to wait until I get home.  Once I'm home, I'm more inclined to do things around the house (laundry, bathe the dogs, cook, clean, create any orders from Etsy I have, or watch some shows) than to sit at the computer and blog.

I ordered a new set of letter and number stamps - which I am very excited about!  Hopefully they don't take too long to arrive once shipped.   I can't wait to add some new items using the new letters and numbers.  I was very happy to finally find a set of stamps with numbers large enough to work on the card size I cut (4.25 inches square).  Most number stamps I find are only about 1-1.5 inches tall and they seem so small on the cards.  I will start making "save the date" banners using the numbers, I can include the age on a birthday banner, and numbers on any other banner!   And the new style of letters (which includes upper AND lowercase letters - mine now are pre-determined, some upper, some lower) will give my customers more options for the style of banner lettering!  I'm also thinking of using the numbers to make table numbers for receptions!

My Stars and Stripes banner was featured in a Treasury on Etsy today! See it here: Red White and Blue Treasury    Tonight I have a couple orders to finish and get ready to ship, then hopefully I can get a little ahead and pre-cut some cardstock for other banners.  I also want to finish painting one of my two remaining canvases for my home office, so I can hang them all up!  (Only one of 3 is done now...)   It's only Tuesday, but I'm already waiting for the weekend! I wish we had 4 day work weeks, and 3 day weekends all the time!

Leave a comment below and tell my what type of banner or item you'd like me to create with my new number stamps!  Have a great day!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bloggy, blog!

Happy Monday evening!  I usually dread Mondays, but today started out pretty nicely!  Back in March, a couple I know got married.   A bit before the wedding, she asked if I could custom make a "Guestbook" and "Mr. & Mrs." banner that she had seen (something similar) somewhere else for their wedding. (Of course I said yes!)  So, I did :)     WELL, today, her wedding was published on a blog that I frequently check out!  I had just seen her this past weekend, and she told me their photographer submitted them, and it was supposed to be featured on the blog on June 11th, so looks like she got posted a week early!    Check it out here (Every Last Detail Blog).   There are THREE photos of the banner on the blog today!! (Mr. & Mrs. only - My own photos are below)

Now, these banners are not in my shop, but I can make them for anyone who's interested... in any phrase too!  The weekend was good. Friday we had a dinner date night.  We went to the beach Saturday to celebrate a friend's 30th birthday!  Stayed there a while, had dinner, then headed home.  Sunday we had a typical "Lazy Sunday" around our house.  Just a full day to relax, not do chores/laundry/lawn work, etc.  Sometimes, these days are needed!

 This week is looking pretty good.   My mom is back home now, recooperating in her own bed.  I'm sure she's very happy to be there, plus my dad and their two dogs missed her!  I will be taking a trip to see her sometime soon.  My aunt & uncle are down from Illinois to help her out too when my dad has to work, so it is always nice to visit with them!  (**My uncle and I share the same birthday - different years of course!)  AND if you're reading this - a special Happy Birthday to my cousin Tammy!! (one daughter of this same aunt & uncle who are currently visiting)  Hope you had a wonderful day!

Off to watch some tv, then bed a little earlier than usual.  Hope everyone has a great week!