Monday, March 18, 2013

A Few Announcements

Hi guys! I have a few random things to talk to you about so I thought I'd put them all into one post of "announcements." Let's start with the most exciting news.
In February, Urban Outfitters asked me to send them a few samples of my cards. I've spent a few anxious weeks going back and forth with them, and now I'm happy to announce that a little bit of JAA will be hitting 140 Urban Outfitters stores soon! I'm still finding it hard to believe. We went to the movies last week and walked by an Urban Outfitters store. Of course my friends had to make a remark or two as we passed and I couldn't help but smile. It hasn't completely sunk in yet but it's definitely kind of amazing. :] I was prepping their order over the weekend.
On top of that, I've been at work to get some new JAA products in the shop! I'm really excited to announce that I have three new items that will be hitting the shop in the next week or so (and none of them are cards!). To celebrate the new products, the day I add them to my shop I'm also going to send out a newsletter with a one-day-only exclusive coupon code. So if you haven't subscribed yet, you can enter your e-mail address under "Subscribe To My Mailing List" in the left column of my blog. It's a good way to hear about the latest JAA products and get exclusive coupon codes! ;]

Next up, I'm now accepting sponsors for the month of April. (April already?!) So if you're looking to advertise your blog or business, take a look at my advertising page to see if we're a good fit. I have a couple Large spots still available! And don't forget, I offer a past sponsor discount to returning sponsors. Just e-mail me!

And of course, you probably heard by now that Google Reader is coming to you end. I'm definitely bummed because it was my reader of choice. Second choice would have to be Bloglovin. They have made it extremely easy for you to import all of your Google Reader subscriptions here. If you already have a Bloglovin account you can follow me here. I have also heard that some are transitioning to Feedly. I have not tried Feedly out yet but they also offer a seamless transition for adding your Google Reader subscriptions. They also both have mobile apps. Test them out, pick what works best for you and don't forget to follow JAA!

I am so thankful for those of you who have subscribed to JAA and I hope that you will stick around after this change! xo JA

44 comments:

  1. Urban Outfitters? That's incredible and not surprising, your cards fit their aesthetic so well - colorful, clever. Congratulations.

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  2. Congratulations!! That is wonderful. That is so cool!!!!

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  3. Congrats on your ongoing success!! xo!

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  4. shut up! you are so freaking amazing. so happy for you....I am sure you are constantly pinching yourself :).

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  5. How awesome and I love the cards in the pictures!!!

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS! How very fun to be in a major shop like that!

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  7. First, congrats on expanding your business!! That's awesome. Second, thanks for the recommendations for other readers, I was wondering what was out there, so I will check them out. Thanks!

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  8. That is HUGE news! Congrats!

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  9. Wow wow wow! Congrats!

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  10. can't wait to see what your new products are!

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  11. This is massive, congratulations!! :)
    Charlotte xx

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  12. Thank you THANK YOU for the tip about switching from google reader to bloglovin. I have been manually switching them for two days now.

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  13. That is amazing! Congratulations! xxx

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  14. Congratulations on the amazing opportunity to work with Urban Outfitters!!! I will have to see if one of the stores near me is one of the lucky 140!!! =) Very cool!!

    I already follow on you Bloglovin too! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  15. That is REALLY exciting! Congratulations! you deserve it!

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  16. Congrats, that's amazing! I've already moved my subscriptions to BlogLovin and downloaded the app for my phone, but I'll probably use Google reader for a little while longer.

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  17. !!!! you know that i've so proud of you :)

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  18. That is awesome! Congratulations!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  19. While I've had mixed feelings about UO, I am SO GLAD they did the right thing and approached about selling your wonderful cards. This is great news so congratulations to you! =D

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  20. YAY and CONGRATS! I don't know how I'm not already on your mailing list but I'm signing up now so I can stalk your new goodies. :)

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  21. P.S. I need to get an Anna Delores stamp like the ones you guys have for JAA and Etch... who made yours?

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  22. Wow, congratulations, that's so fabulous! Just signed up for the newsletter & bought a sponsor spot :)

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  23. So, so so so amazing! You and UO were meant to work together. I hope you end up in Ann Arbor =D

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  24. Wow congratz. I am soo happy you for you! Can't wait to see what you have in store.

    Cody
    catchingcodyk.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow! Congratulations!!

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  26. I love your cards! So happy for you!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  27. Congrats, Julie! This is so amazing! You deserve it!

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  28. That is wonderful! Congrats!!

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  29. incredible, friend! so excited and proud of you! :)

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  30. Oh my gosh Julie, I am SO SO SOOO HAPPY FOR YOU! Can't wait till I get to see your cards at Urban

    xoxo :)

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  31. that's super exciting, but not surprising because... uh you're awesome.

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  32. Wow..congrats on Urban Outfitters.

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  33. Uh, yeah - You are ready to start outsourcing your printing (and scoring)! Congrats!

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  34. Congrats! That's amazing news. I'm so happy for you.

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  35. congrats! you rock!

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  36. That is incredible!! A huge congratulations :-)

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  37. CONGRATS!!! That's so amazing.

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  38. This is so ridiculously exciting. I truly can't think of a cooler shop and owner for this to happen to. Mucho congrats.

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  39. Woot, woot! Congratulations, that is awesome. :)

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  40. you are so so so so inspiring! congrats

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  41. That is SOOO awesome!! Congrats!

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  42. Once again, congratulations on your awesome news! I am so happy for you! I don't doubt that you never, ever expected this when you first started doodling cards. Who would have known? Congratulations! I also saw that you have P.O. box keys now! How official of you. ;) Does that mean you're staying in Cali? I remember you mentioning awhile back that, when your lease was up, that you guys were going to travel.

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  43. yey!! congrats!! xo

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  44. ahh sorry i missed your announcement!! but i'd like to think i got the pre-announcement news! ;)

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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