Finally.

It’s been a week of accomplishments here and I’m soooo glad I was able to get my shop items up for you all before the weekend. I had been debating on what prints to include and if I wanted to put a “kit” together or not. I decided on the latter….there’s already so many great kits out there. I wanted to take a different approach. As you can see, it’s all pretty neutral…I love working with kraft and chipboard. I’m also offering prints on acetate that is almost like vellum. ┬áIt’s sturdier and just plain rad.

One reservation I had about continuing to offer mini screen prints which are designed to fill the pockets of page protectors is the competition I face with digitally produced scrapbook paper. I’ve spotted the ampersand here and there which is fine. This isn’t going to turn into one those who did what first type of posts. We’re all inspired by one form of work or another, no? Truth be told, my first ampersand that didn’t bleed off the sides was inspire by the work of Ugmonk. I wanted to update it after a few runs and came across an large ampersand that was cut off the sides via Pinterest. I’m semi obsessed with repeat patterns + designs that bleed off. You’ll notice that vibe throughout my prints and rubber-stamps.

Getting back to the subject, I decided to push forward and not lose sight of why I started screen printing and that was to provide something unique + handmade to other scrapbookers. There’s a special quality to screen printed paper. It’s kind of magical to see a design come to life after it’s burned onto a silk screen and printed on paper….all by hand. I get such pleasure in seeing my prints and stamps being used in your projects. Seriously, it’s an honor.

Hope you all have a great crafty holiday weekend! I’ve got a new SC kit waiting for me. Yes, I will be spending my Friday night with paper + possibly Dexter or Magic Mike…hmmm….
XOT

 

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jen kinkade - the colors on these screen prints are perfect!
loving the metallics these days.
happy weekend. xo

lisa truesdell - i was sitting here doing some late night before bed blog hopping.. click click click half reading.. and came to this. and seriously gasped. this is gorgeous.

Geralyn - Your products are so beautiful, Tina. I love that you chose metallics and neutrals – they’re the perfect complement to any holiday color scheme!

paloma - simple beautiful! love them, Tina.

Monica McNeill - First absolutely gorgeous. Second I have been slowing down my purchases but couldn’t resist this because of the quality and the tactile experience that comes with your product. So glad you listed them!

Stephanie Howell - oh my lord this photo makes my heart happy.

Emma Miya - good post and glad you pushed forward. beautiful, inspiring holiday pieces!

Vanessa - Dear Tina

This message really resonates with me. It’s hard to stay small, stay ‘personal’ if I can say that. I’ve read about people’s designs being lifted by big store chains. It’s not easy, but I am glad you are offering these and I’m glad you decided to share.

I stitch little tree ornaments for my etsy store. Of course, I make no profit since I can’t compete with dollar store chains and I can’t charge too much either. But it’s all in the process for me : choosing fabric and colors, adding sequins, stitching, reflecting. So there is something other than monetary gain to be had from this.

I love your blog, very simple, very real.

Barb - Order placed.
You = best.

France - Oh, I hope you continue to do the mini screen prints because I just adore them. John Pistilli is a design hero of mine so I don’t even want to use the ampersand card…just collect them:) The gold is simply lovely!!!!!

Just keep doing your thing your way :)

AbbyS - Just made my purchase, phew! I know you get me when it comes to budgeting. :) I was SUPER happy to see I can purchase my favorites!! The holiday screen prints are absolutely beautiful. You can feel the holidays just by looking at them. You’re amazing!

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