Monday, January 6, 2014

Rustic Wedding Ideas

More and more weddings now, are leaning towards rustic elegance. While still being beautiful and lavish, they give a sense of home...of comfort...and of the beauty of togetherness and memories. My husband and I had a beautiful wedding, but I do wish that we could do it again,
so that we could have one of these beautiful rustic and handmade affairs, they fit our personalities to a "t". Since I know that it will never happen, I will just dream with some of my favorite etsy finds, and my best friend named...pinterest. So, care to join me, and drool a bit, over such finds?!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Unique Christmas Wrapping Ideas from Etsy

I am always looking for cute and unique ideas to wrap my gifts. I LOVE presentation, there is nothing better than seeing a bunch of beautifully wrapped presents under the Christmas tree, and then getting to hold it in your hands, and open it. It's such a small thing, and yet, it's so glorious!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Have Yourself A Merry Little Etsy Treasury

If you are an Etsy regular, you know all about treasuries. If you're a newbie, let me explain!

Etsy treasuries are used by Etsy supporters and sellers, to showcase awesome "Etsy only" finds. You choose a topic, color scheme, holiday, season...whatever...and create a display of finds. When you think about it, these treasuries can be gorgeous and inspiring!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Help

The holiday season is upon us!

The upcoming weeks are such a busy time for everyone, and even what seem like the simplest of tasks, get to be overwhelming, and tedious. Don't forget about Ink A Dink Designs during this time. We have some fabulous tools to help, whether it's organizational, holiday cards and tags, or a personalized and inexpensive gift. Check out some of our goodies!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I've Been Stalked!

I've been stalked, and I do not feel at all violated!

 I was so surprised and thrilled, when I received an e-mail this afternoon from Violet, one of the curators of "Etsy Stalkers". It is always an honored to have your work be noticed, but honestly, I think the biggest honor, was receiving her e-mail, that read, "Keep up the good work." Recognition like that, as seemingly simple as it is to the writer, writing it. Means the world, to those of us, who are working from home, and not a huge firm of some sort. Nothing can make you happier, than just hearing that someone thinks your work is worth something, to someone else. That sort of validation, makes everything worth while, even on the crummiest day. Just to hear, you did a good job on something, that little pat on the back, makes you feel, on top of the world! So, a big "THANK YOU" to Etsy Stalkers, for stalking me. No night vision goggles required, stalk away!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Life and Times of Alison & Justin Giveaway!

Today, Ink A Dink Designs, is being featured in a giveaway through the wonderful blog, Life and Times of Alison and Justin .

I LOVE doing giveaways, not only for the ability to help get Ink A Dink on the map, but because I love working with new people, and I love giving. So, how appropriate...right? I also love to stalk the comments that people throw out about the shop! It gives me a great feel for what others are looking for, and what I should be doing more of.

So, thank you to all of you, who have come over from Alison's blog! I can't wait to work with the lucky winner! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate! I <3 a good chat :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A .com Kind of Day

Today, is a VERY exciting day! Ink A Dink Designs, now has a " .com" after it! It is officially starting to come together. I have been working my tail off to complete the site, to the point where I think it's okay to publish it. When will it be complete....never. Is this THE design...for now. What can I say? I'm a designer, I get bored QUICKLY...hence the white background, so I can at least change up my logo as I see fit, in a timely manner. Not to mention, my design preference, is all over the bored. I love vintage, I love mod, I love clean and streamlined, I love shabby is what it is...a beautiful modge podge of eye catching  interests, embellishments, and techniques, so again I will never be complete!

That is one reason I love designing, especially for special occasions. I can change my mind at the drop of a hat, edit, and build to my hearts content. There are times when I like a design, and I keep it for awhile, and then later, I revamp it. It is amazing how a few techniques and changes, can impact a design in a completely different way. Just as when you are decorating a room, each accent piece brings new life.

I have an honest appreciation for those of us who do creating on a small scale, from our own "studios." We aren't out to mass produce, and design, just for the profit. We do what we do, with a passion, and connect with our clients in a completely different way. It can easily become all about the numbers, as so many things can, and it is important to keep a level head on your shoulders, and not lose your vision. I personally have a deep love for etsy, I have corresponded with so many wonderful people, that are there doing the same thing that I am. We just want to keep our sanity, and do our thing. To each his own, in this loving and artistic community. Which is how I often like to live my life, to each his own. I wouldn't enjoy working for a high corporate entity, where I wasn't free to be who I am, and do what I do. I don't seek things out to "harsh my mellow," so I know, I wouldn't last long doing anything but, what I am doing.

I LOVE that I can be apart of peoples events, because, it's not just a birthday party, and it's not just a baby shower, it's setting the tone, for memories. Which to me, is a VERY important part of living. I could not be more grateful to have been able to be a part of so many peoples lives in the last year that I have started this venture, even if it's for something, as small, or HUGE, as what they are planning.

So a big thank you, to all who have supported my artistic heart, and i hope you enjoy the new Ink A Dink