Saturday, September 25, 2010

Holiday Card Sneak Peek

90 days until Christmas!  Still preparing for the holiday 2010 card collection debut.  Here is a sneak peek of design I am loving—bright & fun, and an excellent choice to be printed on cardstock. (Also available on photo paper)

SAMP xmas10-colorful trio

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sweet Birthday Treats

Personalized notepads for your party guests make great favors!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New mod owl envelopes

I love the pink owl school envelopes, but as I mentioned previously, I did not think my boys would be too thrilled to carry them in to school.  So, I made some more boy-ish versions!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

101 days & counting!

101 days til Christmas! Why does this instantly instill a feeling of panic in me?!!  I will be debuting new holiday 2010 designs throughout the month of September.  Here is this first sneak peek…

SAMP xmas10-bluecheer

As always, this design can be personalized with your own text, you can choose all black and white or all color for your photos, or incorporate ideas or colors from other designs to make it all your own.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ladybug Customs

Ladybugs are a very popular theme for little girls this year! Recently, I did a custom order for someone who was looking for a ladybug-themed invitation using a single photo. I played around with a few ideas…

This first one is an adaptation of an older design:

SAMP ladybug4

This design would be GORGEOUS on pearl or linen cardstock…

SAMO reagan ladybug

This design was inspired by another recent custom showcased HERE as a collage card…

SAMP jeanette ladybug2

Which one would you have chosen?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Custom Birthday Invitation for a Special Six Year Old…

Busy week ahead here, as my middle son will be celebrating his sixth birthday on Friday—Happy Birthday Cooper!  Here is a the invitation I designed for him:

SAMP coopers 6thbday

Monday, September 6, 2010

Back to School Blog Tour


I am participating in the Back to School Blog Tour this week, sponsored by Living My MoMent and The Work At Home Woman.

We go back to school early here, and all 3 of my boys are well into the first few weeks of the new year.  My oldest son is a 3rd grader, my middle son is a 1st grader, and my youngest son is in PreK this year.  In addition to running my stationery & card business from home, I returned to the classroom last year as a substitute teacher, and I work at the older boys’ school anywhere from 1-5 days/week.  These past few weeks, I have had a lot of sub jobs, so its been very hectic and busy getting into the school routine while trying get 3 kids ready to go to 2 different schools and hustle out the door! (to say the least!)

When I started my business, my goal was to develop products that I would use, and I truly do!  As I have posted numerous times, I could not live without my excuse pads and school envelopes.  I have a few excuse pads stashed in different places because when I am subbing, I use them to let my sons’ teachers know where I will be in the building and how they are getting home.  Right now, I am using the rainbow name pads, and I am working on some new designs for their envelopes to use this year.


If you are stopping by for the first time by means of the Back to School Blog Tour, I hope you enjoyed your visit—my blog is mainly a place where I showcase new products, special events, and custom designs.  Please be sure to stop by my main website & poke around!  I hope you will come back again!  I am getting ready to do a giveaway for Facebook fans of some of my favorite back to school goodies, so be sure to fan my page.