Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Personalized Baby Stroller Note Cards

These pink or blue personalized Baby Note Cards will make fabulous gifts for the new mom or for a baby shower gift.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Personalized Baby Favor Tags

I have started to introduce designs for my new product line - baby favor tags and note cards. New babies always bring a level of excitement into people's lives and gift giving is never ending.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

This is one fabulous perspective of the Calder Flamingo sculpture here in Chicago. My wonderful "brother-in-law" Foster is a fellow photographer. I am completely in awe of his work. One of the reasons I admire his work is because, I will photograph a subject and he will photograph the same subject and his image totally blasts me out of the water.

This of course, encourages me to see differently, to stop seeing straight on and to look up, under and around. Anywhere, but not to look straight on. Very impressed with his work, it encourages me to work harder and to see differently as a photographer.

Take a look at his work here:

Friday, May 15, 2009

Modish - Monthly Goal Meetup for May

Update on April Goals:

1. Design 8 stationery sets for my Etsy shop, Deer Sweetheart Studio. - Done
2. To contact 4 blogs to have my shop written about in their blogs. - Done
3. To finish the layout for my own blog. - Done
4. To purchase one ad on a blog. - Done
5. Do a freebie for Modish.

Well, I accomplished 4 out of 5 of my April goals. Trying to accomplish my goals is really a challenge as I have too many pots on the stove. What I have noticed though is that if I make a “to do list” at the beginning of the day, I am able to accomplish all of the items on the list. When I try to accomplish goals by just keeping them in my head, I get more overwhelmed. So obviously, it is best to make a “to do list” everyday. It’s like feng shui, very orderly and neat.

I did not accomplish April goal #5, making a freebie for Modish because a freebie has to be an invitation. So that is something for the future.

May Goals:

1. To re-list products throughout the day.
2. To upload three new designs a week – need to get more products in shop.
3. To make a chart for advertising – cost vs. hits – which blog ad is more cost
4. To contact 4 blogs for shop feature write-up.
5. To weed out designs in shop that are not getting a certain number of views.

What has been achieved by listing products throughout the day - I have been featured in three Treasuries to date. That makes me feel that re-listing does achieve recognition of my shop, so this activity is productive.

My focus for May is to just increase designs in shop that produce strong interest in my visitors. I know that sales will follow once my shop has a consistent brand look, with desirable products that customers find a need to purchase.

Thanks again to Modish for helping us keep focused on our goals!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Isn't this a very beautiful image to represent the beauty of our Mothers?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Lemony Yellow Daisies Calling Cards

I started a new line of designs in my Etsy shop, calling cards. Sometimes when we meet someone new in a personal situation or a more business-like situation, giving out a personal calling card seems like the easy solution. No more writing down our numbers on a scrap piece of paper, hunting down a pen at the bottom of our purse or pockets. Blam - here you go, simple, easy, chic and fashionable.

Check it out at my Etsy Shop!