Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Change Is Coming :)

Not sure if anyone checks this anymore but just in case....

I haven't been blogging for a bit originally because I was super busy with the shop and regular life, then came the computer crash!

In the time that I have not had a computer I made the decision to revamp the shop and ended up deciding to change directions I have changed the name of the shop and when it opens I will be focusing on printable party items and gradually adding a new shop which will have my printed paper goods.

With Envy Parties will open on August 1, 2011 and I'm hoping to get With Envy Paper up and running on August 8, 2011. We are currently expecting our second kiddo soon so I'm trying not to bite off more than I can chew.

So I hope you'll come join me over at the new blog! Thanks you all your support :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ahh the weekend

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This will be me this weekend...well minus the sewing, fancy hairdo, dress and apron (insert bandanna and sweats). But I am very happy to get some much needed cleaning done. I have kind of neglected the house this last couple of weeks.
Hopefully I will have enough energy to work on some blog post for next week too.
Have a GREAT weekend!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

With Envy Wednesday-Honeysuckle

Ok I will admit it, I have never been a pink person (well maybe when I was little, like most girls but I still don't remember really liking pink). I have tended to go as far as purple on the "girly" color spectrum. But pink has always been a negative for me. I have always resented the idea that girls should like pink and wear pink and play with dolls...blah, blah. But slowly over the last couple of years pink has crept it's way into my heart. I'm not sure when it happened...maybe after I had my daughter (it definitely wasn't before b/c i remember people being nervous to get me pink baby clothes...i still laugh about it now).

But I find myself picking out pink outfits for Jossie and even pink jewelry for myself. I even managed to purchase a pink and grey plaid shirt and really wanted to but some pink heels to match. Not sure what's gotten into me.

So then I learn that Pantone has named Honeysuckle as the Color of the Year for 2011(they knew I was starting to like it so they thought they should help further that cause :D)

This week I pulled together some super cute honeysuckle colored items to kick off the first "With Envy Wednesday" of the new year. Take a look, even make a won't be disappointed. ENJOY!!

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a)Fuchsia Ruffled Silk Ring by bstudio $16

b)cotton candy little amigurumi bird by sabahnur $15

c)Honeysuckle Pink Blown Glass Wall Art by wolfartglass $150

d) Handmade Storage Basket by bedesisters $25

e) Windswept Honeysuckle Pink Hand Embroidered by Waterrose $78

f) Love Birds - a Valentine gift by lauratrevey $38

PS...I really love doing the "With Envy Wednesday" features because it introduces me to so many new shops to love that I don't think I would otherwise know.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Feeling Productive

As promised some new things and some new new things (kind of reminds me of when I use to say "like" versus "like like"). Anywho...

I have been wanting to add new illustrations and patterns to the shop this year. In my 2011 Desk Calendar-Patterns I featured two new patterns "Burst" "Zigzag". I finally got around to adding one item each with that pattern. I will slowly be adding those patterns to the options in the shop.

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I have to be the right mood to make new illustrations if its not a request by a customer. For some reason I felt artsy this weekend (hmmm maybe after focusing on pee and poop one needs a little creative outlet...) and I whipped up 3 new illustrations and I added these newer ones to actual products. I updated the listings with the new photos which I think turned out really well.

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I think my favorite illustration is the Robot...he turned out so darn cute! The dinosaur is a close second.
I felt pretty productive this weekend (I'm counting Monday in my weekend since I was off and everyone was home so it felt like the weekend...or maybe it felt that way because I didn't get out of my pjs all day).

I am trying to bring back "With Envy Wednesday" so hopefully there will be one up on Wednesday...I make no promises :)

Packaging Makes the "Man"

Even though I have spent the whole weekend fairly focused on potty training, I have managed to work on some shop stuff. Hoping to post and list these things later be on the look out for a double post (probably late).
As I have been working on new items I have been thinking about branding and packaging. I have tweeked my packaging a few times since starting Green With Envy Studios and I think I'm finally happy with it. But I plan on offering a little packaging upgrade in the near future that I'm super excited about.
One of my favorite stores Bath and Body Works has also tweeked their packaging and I love every evolution. This is the one product that I truly believe their packaging totally draws me to the's whats inside that keeps me coming back though :) Here are some pics of their packaging evolution.

Not sure if this is their original label or not but its from a few years ago.

Sleeker more fresh!

WAPAM!! Totally eye catching and glamorous (oh and i came up with wapam myself...working on a patent :D )

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A fancier pic of the new packaging.

I told you I liked them...ok I'm totally obsessed (I also have a bunch in the other bathroom too) :)
On a side note....after two full days of potty training we had a ton of pee in the potty successes versus accidents. The problem is she really doesn't want to actually go to the potty. I don't want to force her and scare her but once she does it she is so happy to flush the toilet, put her undies back on, get her sticker and brag. We're working on her telling me before she actually wets least favorite part of parenting thus far.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Treat For You!

Ok I admit it I'm a little obsessed with candy wraps and stickers right now. I never made them until I created my two Christmas printable parties. Ever since then I just can't stop. They are just so darn cute (I think the hubs get sick of me giggling to myself about how cute they are). And even better they are a SUPER easy way to add a special touch to party treats.

So since I can't seem to stop myself I created a cute set of Valentine's Day PRINTABLE mini candy bar wraps...oh did I mention that F-R-E-E!!!

FREE Valentine's Day Mini Candy Bar Wraps by Green With Envy Studios

14 mini candy bar wraps measuring 1.5"x2.5"

My treat to you!! Stay tuned for some new additions to the shop and a cute way I'm making V-day fun for my kiddo.


Monday, January 10, 2011

New Comers Welcome!

I still working on being more consistent with my blog. Good thing is I have totally wanted to blog I just haven't had time since I have been filling orders and working on new items. I have a VERY long list of things I need to get done but I'm trying to be patient and do what I can each day. But I thought I would introduce you to a couple of new illustrations I have done. I am still working on a few more but I have had these for a couple of months and I haven't update yet....and still haven't updated my shop listings to include these (I'm working on it).

I made these little construction themed illustrations by request and just think they turned out sooo cute!

I made this little rocket for my Valentine's Day-Illustrations Mini Folded Cards.

I love all my illustrations but I get nervous to create new ones because I'm always worried how they will turn out and I get worried that I won't be able to make them nice enough to fit the look of my other ones. But some how it just comes together.

Are there any illustrations you would like to see?


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