Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I’ve posted but the summer just seems to pull me away from the shop! There is a lot going on over here and I have a lot to cover, so let’s get to it, shall we?
First off, I’ve decided to have a grand re-opening, complete with a sale(Of course). I’m hoping to get everything launched by August 1st. Here are some new features of the shop:
New listing photos for print items: I recently ordered a bunch of new printables through moo.com. I will be replacing the made to match listing avatars with actual photos of what everything will look like printed, such as postcards, labels, earring cards, bow cards, etc. I decided to change the format a bit and I’m super excited! With this new format you can see exactly what your products could look like with our designs.
New Designs: I added over 20 new designs to the shop but it isn’t going to stop there! I have so many more ideas that I’ve got, I just haven’t had the time to sit down and design them. I will also have a full line of marketing postcards for the holidays as well. I’ve gotten a lot of requests for Christmas, Christmas in July, Halloween, Valentine’s day, Halloween, etc. These will all be complete and ready for purchase in time for the grand re-opening. Also, if you ever have an idea for a shop set feel free to send us your ideas! We are always looking for new, fun things to create.
New SRDS Logo: YAY! I have come up with a super adorable new logo and I will be revealing that with the grand re-opening as well.
Print Shop: You can now have all of your items printed for one low price! I have an amazing laserjet printer that prints beautifully and I will now be able to provide all of my customers with print items. The listings will be in the shop as well as on the website. You will be able to purchase business cards, labels by the sheet, bow cards, postcards, anything you can think of!
New website: I’ve recently started using wix.com for my website and I have to say, I love it! I have the personal and creative freedom to make beautiful websites without knowing any html(thank goodness!). I’ve finished with the new SRDS website and I will release it with the grand opening.
Websites: You can now purchase a matching website from SRDS. As I said above, I can use wix.com to create a beautiful website for you and I have the ability to transfer it to you when I have completed it. If you do not have a logo or design from SRDS, no worries. I can use your logo for an additional fee. This includes free e-commerce ability on your website. You will be responsible for adding content of course:)
With all of that being said, I’m sure some of you noticed I haven’t been working in the shop as much lately. True, the summer and kids being home does take up a lot of my time but there is also something else that has been keeping me busy. My mom was diagnosed with lung cancer about a month ago. They found a spot on her liver and we were hoping it was going to be just that, a spot. She had further tests done and they concluded that it is indeed cancer. A few days later she had more tests to see if there was cancer anywhere else. Sadly, it has spread to her hips, near her heart and in her lymph nodes. She will be starting chemo and radiation this week. I just wanted to share with you all so you all are in the know:) It is a hard time for all of us right now but I am staying positive:) Thank you all for your continued support and well wishes, it really means a lot to me and especially her.
So, be on the lookout for some major changes to the shop. I am so excited!
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