If you follow me on Instagram, you noticed the other day I was playing around with watercolor. I have to admit, watercolor is so frustrating to me. Maybe because I’m a perfectionist and you can never get the exact look you’re going for when it comes to watercolor. The colors are never even. You can never stay inside the lines. The list goes on.
But, it leads to some pretty neat backgrounds and textures, so I don’t completely hate watercolor.
There are a couple new instant download prints in the shop, but here’s a freebie 5×7 for all my blog followers…
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In other news, I’m so so so excited to be part of a huge giveaway over on thewiegands.com! I’ve known for a few months that I was going to be part of this, and I’m so glad I can finally spill the beans! There’s a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins (that alone is good enough reason to enter), as well as giveaways from tons of other shop owners.
Go. Enter. Now.
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To say this little corner of cyberspace has been neglected lately is an understatement, but I’m (hopefully) making a comeback in the blogging world while little man naps. I’ve added tons of new items to the shop, am part of an exciting giveaway with one of my favorite blogs coming up next month, and have some new ideas for DIY projects galore.
But first, I’ve added 10 new rubber stamps to the | shop | …
A few new baby shower invites…
Some notecard designs…
And kid’s birthday party invitations…
You can also follow | @designbylulu | on instagram for exclusive discounts and new items before they hit the shop!
Thanks for sticking with me throughout the last 7 months as we’ve adjusted to life with a baby! It feels good to finally be back.
You’d think that since I make announcements for clients, I’d be on top of it when it came to making them for my own son.
The funny thing is, I was totally organized when it came to his announcements. I had the envelopes addressed, lined, and stamped a week before his due date. I also had his announcement designed, all that was missing was his stats and a photo.
Then he arrived.
And I was too busy snuggling, loving, and kissing this adorable little mini-Ian to upload the photos I’d taken and spend 5 minutes on the computer, putting the finishing touches on his announcement and getting it ordered.
But finally, a few days shy of his 1 month birthday, our friends and family received Avery’s announcement in the mail.
I love the way they turned out. LOVE.
Simplicity was the name of the game.
Black and white. Faux washi tape. Bold letters. A scalloped edge. Muscle car postage stamps.
And I’m so excited to be introducing scalloped-edge paper products in the | shop | today.
Here’s a peek at what’s available now, more are coming soon!
As if I needed one more project to think about these next couple weeks…
But I’m just too excited about these to have them wait:
Custom rubber stamps are now available in the | shop |
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And number 2:
I’m most excited because I’ve been wanting to do these for yearsssss, and finally got around to it. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Plus, use coupon code “STAMPLOVE” to take 30% off through the weekend.
Psst…More stamps are coming to an Etsy store near you, stay tuned!
A new(er version) of an old freebie is now available as a print in the | shop | !