Thursday, February 4, 2010

Looking for your opinion....yikes!

So, I have been struggling with a question for a little while and would, I NEED to hear your opinion!

I recently changed my shop banner from this...

to this...

because I am focusing my shop on more adult (less juvenile) items and more on my artwork/ art jewelry. So, I thought the new banner has more of an artsy/ edgy feel while maintaining some of the cute that was in the other. Someone suggested that my blog banner had more personality and I agreed. Now that I have changed my logo and banner, I am wondering if my target market (you) will respond to it as well. 

Let me know which you like better and why! I am too close to it to have really good perspective and I really want to know what you think!!!


It's Baaaaaaaack!

For anyone out there who has known me for several years, you know that I have had a few different entrepreneurial enterprises. As a graphic designer, I started off ten years ago just before the birth of my first son with my own little graphic design company. Yes, it was just me, and some might call it freelance, but I took it very seriously and created an award winning logo and identity suite for myself. Although all alone, I mostly worked for small businesses instead of just working for other design companies. I had a great time and working with these small clients, primarily working to make branding for them to help their business grow. Over time, my husband joined me as the writing half of the team and our company grew even more.

After a few years, we came up with the ultimate design project, a local family magazine that we started up creating the content, selling the product, running the show. As time went on, the magazine was sold to a larger company, and my hubby stayed with them as editor as I began pursuing my art/ illustration/ portraiture career.

That little design company was named Wowhouse Design. Well, since I have had some requests to do some new branding for small companies, and have been mulling around using my graphic design abilities at a different Etsy shop, I have decided to take the plunge and start a new Etsy shop creating stellar custom logos and adorable digital photo cards. For a while, the shop will be pretty sparse. I have a lot of other more pressing projects to take care of at this time. But this spring you can be sure to see some great Easter & spring photo cards for you to print at your local photo finisher (or Snapfish, or wherever) and custom logo packages for my fellow small business friends. I am excited to bring this other side of my personality back into the marketplace! Hope you are excited about it too!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What's been going on...Part Two

The other relief effort is To Haiti with Love.

To Haiti with Love is a project through AimeeAsher spearheaded by Tammy DeYoung. She generously asked artists to help create cards for this kit and 16 artists put in their effort and love to create 41 printable all occasion cards, envelopes, digital scrap kit and more. The best part is 100% of the proceeds (after paypal fees) will be given to Food for the Poor.  Visit for more information about this charity and their work in Haiti. 

This kit is beautiful and full of cool stuff to use in your scrapbooks and for gift giving. I see this as a total win/win! You get to help the relief effort, but at the same time, a card is always at your fingertips when you need it. Just print it out, and use it! How many times have you needed a card and not had the time to run out and pick one out? This kit is a great tool for a busy mom.

There is more information about the kit at
Please go check it out today and support relief efforts for Haiti!

Monday, February 1, 2010

What's been going on...Part One

So as you know, I have been extra busy with a variety of projects. I am working on illustrations for I Love You More, A Lowcountry Tale, a book by Kelly Connell Brown. Hopefully this project will be finished soon allowing us to publish this spring!

 I created two cards to enter into the Etsy / Cool Mom Picks Valentine’s Day Card contest benefiting the Children’s Heart Foundation. Although my designs didn’t get picked, I think they are really great, so I am offering them at my store. Please check out the winning set at
and check out my two entries at:

 Also, I have helped with two charitable efforts over the last week for Relief for Haiti. One is the Hearts for Haiti store to which I donated a couple of items, I am amazed and happy to report that as of 1/30, Hearts for Haiti has raised over $23,000 after fees for Doctors without Borders! Isn’t that just phenomenal?

Later today, Part Two….To Haiti with Love!