It's been a busy couple of weeks in my studio – layouts for myself (hooray!) and lots of new listings foreBay (double hooray!). I've actually almost completely exhausted my supply of brown cardstock and quite a few other colors too.
One of the things I've really been focusing on is variety. I love creating layouts, but I also really enjoy creating smaller (and less expensive items) like borders and titles. It helps me avoid burn out and also allows me to reach a bigger pool of buyers (which sounds a little callous, but true).
In the last few weeks, I've added another option called Simply Sets. 4 or 5 photo mattes, a title, a piecing or two, a journaling tag or block…they're quicker for me to put together and they're far more versatile for my buyers. Just add 2 pieces of background cardstock, photos and a bit of journaling and you're done!
Nuts About You! – I'm always a sucker for play-on-word titles, so a squirrel and a nutty title…yep, love it. Also love that "vintage" KI paper they've re-released at Michaels!
Play Time - I've always tried to create layouts and titles that aren't too specific in theme so that the future owners can customize them with their own memories. This one is perfect for that – at the park, in the backyard, playing with Dad or Grandma or cousins or whoever…it can be whatever theme the buyer wants it to be.
Hats off to You! – it's that time of year again! We received our first graduation announcement last week and we usually see a few more. High school, preschool, kindergarted – a sweet way to celebrate!
Love Blooms Here – a current favorite =)
And I'm trying to include with each listing, a suggested layout…
but they're just suggested. The great thing about these Simply Sets is that you can turn the photo mattes whichever way you'd like. You don't even have to use them all if you don't want to!
I'm so excited to be offering these and, from the response I've already gotten from some of my regular buyers I'd say they're pretty excited about them too.