Monday, February 7, 2011

They're Here and A Giveaway

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments on  my last post where I featured my daughter's first attempt at photographing people.  She absolutely loved reading all of your great comments and sends her heartfelt appreciation!   I hope that she will now be encouraged to get out there and take more pictures!

Well, after months of debating, I finally did it.  I ordered some cards and opened up an Etsy shop!  I received the cards last Friday, but I was so busy running around all weekend that I didn't have a chance to take photos of them or to officially open my shop until today.


There are 4 different images in each set I'm offering in my Etsy shop, but the one above is my favorite.

 The cards are blank inside, but I did get fancy smancy and I put my name on the back.


I'm really pleased with these note cards and the card stock they are printed on is really nice and heavy as well.


Of course they come with envelopes too, and they will be packaged in plastic to keep them nice, safe, and clean during shipping.


The one above is my second favorite, I love the soft aqua background that was provided by the paint on my bedroom walls which I used as a backdrop when I took this shot.

And while I was setting up my Etsy store, I decided what the heck?!  And I added a few other items that I had leftover from my last house, but that just don't fit in to this one.  This little wooden hen and chicks used to hang on the wall in my kitchen.

I love the rusty whirly bird bug in her mouth, the twisted wire legs, the cute little chicks clinging to their momma as she brings home the day's dinner, it's folk art fun!  If you're interested, you can click here to buy her and have her come to roost at your own house!   She has a wire tooth hanger on the back to hang on the wall, or there is a drilled hole in the body, just in front of the first chick where you can mount her on a wooden dowel, sorry I don't have a stand for her though.

I also have this metal wall hook for sale.  I love the bright red tulips and the verdigris hook.  This also used to hang in my former kitchen and I hung a Longaberger wall basket on the hook to collect the mail in each day.

Another folk art inspired hen.  I love her carved white spots, and her rustic farmhouse charm.  She can also be mounted onto a wall, but I used to have her perched atop my antique pie safe.  

All of these pieces have served me well, but they just don't seem to go in this house, so it's time they moved on to another happy home.  

If you are interested in any of these, you can purchase them, or a set of note cards, by clicking HERE and visiting my new Etsy Store.  All orders will be processed and shipped within 5 business days!

Thanks for your continued support, without it I never would have gone ahead and made the cards.

Oh and to celebrate and as a way of saying thank you, I'm giving away a set of my note cards.  All you have to do is post a comment telling me which card you love the best...1, 2, 3, or order starting at the top of the page.  That's it my friends!  I'll let my random friend pick the winner or Friday and let you know who won this Saturday!


  1. Oh Kat, this is FABULOUS news!!! Congratulations on your Etsy store, I know you are going to be a huge success! Your cards are divine and I love them all, but my favourite is #4. Thank you for the chance to enter your gorgeous giveaway and I am off to add your store to my favourites! Yay, so excited for you ~ Tina xx

  2. Kat, those cards are amazing. I think I like number one the best. I like the third one, too. Gee maybe I need to sell all my stuff on etsy, too. Not sure I want to fool with shipping stuff though. I will probably just take it to the consignment shop. Good luck with your new venture.

  3. The first one is my favorite, although I love them all. In fact, I love them so much that I bought them just now on etsy. Your last one! Add more quick. They're beautiful.

  4. Kat~~~

    I am so happy for you. Congratulations on opening your own shop. The cards are spectacular. I was going to ask you about the flowers in the picture taken in your bedroom. They are probably roses but they also look like ranunculus {sp?}. Anyway, this is my favorite, if I HAVE to pick just one!!

    Best of luck with your shop! :-)


  5. Congratulations on your opening!
    My favorites are
    #2- the jug
    #5 - the 2 flowers on the aqua bacground
    Good luck!

  6. My favorite is the same as you...#2. Best wishes with your Etsy shop! I am working on opening one this year too...for my artwork.

  7. Oh my, this gets a bit confusing because the first picture in your post isn't one of the 1, 2, 3, 4 series. Anyway you know the one I like best - the one with the jug. I don't just like it, I adore it. I stare at it. By the way, why are the cards listed twice in your Etsy shop - just curious.

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  9. Oops... my grammar is off tonight! :)

    An Etsy store... how exciting! Your cards turned out beautiful! I'll definitely pay your new adventure a visit :) It's too hard to pick just one. Hmmm... I really like the first one!

    Good luck to you!

  10. Kat, these are beautiful and I'm so glad you've decided to open up a shop!... Best of luck to you -

  11. I love love love the fourth one which is your second favorite I think! Beautiful!

  12. Oooooh yay....#1 (the one with the white jug) is soooooo very pretty! Thank you for the opportunity to win & congrats on your Etsy shop!

  13. So glad you did this, Kat! They're all so beautiful, but I think the last one is my favorite--love the aqua background!

    Your daughter's photos are wonderful--great job! She caught their happiness so beautifully...

    Hoping you're having a lovely night...


  14. I like #1, though I also really liked #3.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. Hi Kat-
    Congratulations on your Etsy store. I know it will be great success.

    I love #1!

    Have a good week,


  16. Congrats!!! Your favorite is my favorite:-)

  17. Best of luck with your shop! The cards are lovely!

  18. Yea!!! Congratulations Kat! Proud of you!

  19. Best wishes with your Etsy store; I've favorited it. The cards are so lovely. I think #1 is my favorite.

  20. The cards are beautiful Kat! I wish you great success with your new venture! Your daughter has done a wonderful job with her photos! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it. Not only is she beautiful like her mother, she's as talented too! You have a lovely family! Carolyn

  21. The cards are lovely! I like #4 best, followed by #1. Congratulations on your Etsy store-it seems like a scary step, but you're going to have fun!

  22. Congrats on opening your etsy shop! I'm sure it'll be a huge success. Your photography is so beautiful. I think my favorite is #2, but it was hard to pick, because they're all lovely.

  23. YAYYY!!! You did it, you did it! I'm very excited for you. You know this will be a totally resounding success, don't you. These are beautiful!

  24. Hi Kat, Your cards are gorgeous!Good luck on your new shop. It's going to be fabulous!

  25. Kat, your cards are beautiful. That number one has my heart! I am having a giveaway also, come by and see...vintage, handmade fun.

  26. Kat, they turned out so beautiful! I am so happy that you did this! My favorite is #1 as well, I love the white and blue and they are all just so soft and so pretty!! Congrats on the Etsy shop too, I am off to check it out! I hope you have a wonderful day my friend!!! :)

  27. Kat,
    An etsy shop!? And, what a great idea making your own cards...#2 is my favorite!

  28. Congratulations, Kat! These are so beautiful! My favorite is #4!

  29. I like number four. Best wishes they are all lovely♥

  30. Ohhhh, there is very little in life that I love more then stationary!!! These cards are gorgeous my friend - nice job! You are so talented Kat, you truly amaze me!
    Here are my order of favs: 4, 1, 3, 2
    Crossing my fingers AND toes!

  31. I am SO excited for you! Congratulations on opening your own Etsy store, I'm working on one of my own and hopefully it will open in the next few weeks — fingers crossed.

    I love them all (big surprise i know), but No. 1 is my favorite, there's something so romantically wistful about it.

    They would all be lovely framed and grouped together. Yep, I do that when I see a card or postcard I love. It's a great, inexpensive way to decorate a wall, especially when Michael's has their frames on sale BOGO, which they do this week!

    Just lovely, and congratulations again!

  32. Go Kat!! Congrats on your grand opening!
    xo Cathy

  33. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the white jug and flowers one best too!

  34. Those cards are magnificent Kat, I'm so excited for you. I think I like number 1 the best but its so hard to say one is better than another. You can bet I'll be ordering some for myself. Congrats on your Esty shop, I know you'll do well.

  35. Kat-they are gorgeous. My favorite is number 1 with number 3 a close second. I have thing for white flowers. I wish you great success!

  36. Congratulations, Kat, wishing you much success! My hands-down favorite is #1.

  37. Kat,
    All the cards are lovely, but my favorite is the 2nd one. The white pitcher and flowers are elegant. I'm loving white!

  38. Oh Kat, Card #2 is my all time fav!! I'm a huge fan of your work and I will just have to hop over to your etsy site and get some of those cards! Just beautiful!!

  39. This is so exciting,
    Kat! I love the one
    with the white pitcher
    and also the macro shot
    of the pink. Zooming
    over to your shop to
    have a look around!
    xx Suzanne

  40. Yay!!! Congrats on opening your new Etsy shop!I LOVE #5, followed by #2 and #1. xo ~Lili

  41. Hi,
    Those cards are absolutely beautiful! You are so talented. I have an idea to order an assortment to frame and hang in a grouping. I'm hoping you make more of different arrangements, that way I could have 4 pictures of all different subjects on my wall. Just a thought! :P
    Best wishes!

  42. I'm VERY happy for you! Love the first card best! But if I had a choice of your photos...oh how I love the birds on the shore in the post above this one! I love your work! Congrats on your ETSY shop! Hugs! ♥


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