Monday, December 3, 2012


I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it's December now. With two local craft shows and the Thanksgiving holiday, November flew by. It was a really great month for my little Etsy shop. I continue to feel so humbled by your support.
I have actually had December on my radar for a while. Last year, right after New Years things started getting busy. I had though that in January I would be able to design new cards for Valentine's Day and that never happened. I was still working my day job and staying on top of Valentine's orders was hard enough. But, it was a learning experience. So this time around, the preparation, the planning, (and the list making) begins now.
I'm really excited! Valentine's Day is obviously my biggest season and it really was last Valentine's Day that made me start thinking I could do this full-time. I'm really looking forward to using what I learned last year and working towards new goals this time around.

Also, please give a nice welcome to my new lovely December sponsors over in the left column! Lots of good Christmas gifts to be found in their fun shops! xo JA


  1. Ohh. I am in love with your Holiday Cards, I can't wait to see what you have brewing for Valentines Days cards. I might being getting one. ;]


  2. I am excited for you! Your card shop is amazing and I am inspired by you and other etsy shop owners to start my own business someday. Whatever that may be. Keep it up.
    Almost Endearing

  3. Can't wait to see what you come up with for Valentine's Day! I bet Penny had some good ideas too :)

  4. can't WAIT to see the valentines cards! Also, Penny slays me with adorableness. AHHH! I want to squeeze her.

  5. ok. and i just NOTICED that one of her ears is up and the other is down. really Penny? You're THAT adorable?

  6. I love, love, love that second picture. The look on that little furry one's face is fliping adorable. Sigh...heart melting. :)

    Also...I just stopped over to your Etsy shop and laughed by ass off. Next girlfriend who gets marries is being sent to your shop. I want that Bridesmade card. ;)

  7. I'm still not done with Christmas :-P Sure you will come up with some fab ideas for V day.
    What kind of dog is Penny?? She's soooo sweet.


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