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It’s all about self-love β€οΈπŸŒˆ

Hi friend,

First off, I’m so happy to know that my 60 Brighter Days emails have been resonating with so many of you!

Thanks for reading/sharing/responding with your kind words. It’s most definitely the highlight of my day 🌞

Second, thank you so much for continuing to support my web shop!!

I feel so loved πŸ₯°

It gives me joy to know my cheerful, uplifting art is making you and your loved one’s day a little brighter.

Today I wanted to share this short video where I share my message about self-love.

You know that’s my jam, right?

I also share a couple of recent reviews on my Self-Love Postcard set in the vid.

Here is one from Hannah:

SOB 😭 Thank YOU, Hannah.

(I read all of my reviews, and they instantly lift up my spirits. So keep them coming if you’ve purchased something from me!)

Yes, I’m trying to cope with the anxiety of our rapidly changing world every day, but I’m also fired up to share my message of self-care and self-love right now πŸ”₯

Oh and one more thing – I’ve added a gift message section in my cart (it’s free!).

If you’re directly shipping self-love filled gifts to your loved ones, be sure to leave a message there.

I’ll then write it on one of these sweet block printed cards and include it in your package.

What a sweet way to add an extra thoughtful touch to your gift πŸ₯°

Hope you’ll continue to take care of yourself and stay well.

Thinking of you,

xo

ps. Don’t forget, 15% off on everything (including clearance!) in my online shop.Β Use code: SPRING15 when you check out. You can use the code as many times as you want 😽

Hanging in there?

Hi friend,

Hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy πŸ™πŸΌ

Dave and I are staying home as much as we can, and thankfully we’re healthy so far.

For that, I’m most grateful.

You know what else I’m grateful for??

Your are causing me major gratitude overload!! I’ve been enjoying packaging up each and every order for you.

Seriously, you’re the BEST.

Keep them coming because your 15% off code “SPRING15” is still good.

(and you can use it more than once!)

As I said last week, I’m trying to offer more video contents because it makes me feel closer to you.

I’ve been feeling isolated as I practice social distancing – not only are my shows being cancelled, my pottery class, gym, and get-togethers with friends are cancelled as well πŸ˜”

(Not to mention my solo vacay to Sedona. Yup I cancelled it. Sad, but necessary 😭)

Yes, it is a temporary measure. And perhaps the best thing we can do right now to give ourselves a fighting chance.

So I’ve been recording short messages as I pack up your orders in the morning and sharing them on .

, I talk about why I share my story on the back of each cardπŸ‘€

At shows and markets, I’m able to chat more easily with my customers and share my story, but I don’t always get to, or you wouldn’t necessarily share that with the person you’re writing to.

So I’m putting it right there – whoever receives your lovely note will know that you’ve carefully selected a card that was created by a real person with real hopes and dreams✨

You wouldn’t get that from mass-produced greeting cards from a drug store… Just sayin.

And here is

I share with you what my customers have been ordering, and which ones are my favorite!

It lifts me up to know that you’re actively reaching out to your loved ones in this time of uncertainty.

And being part of your love mail gives me so much joy ❀️

When I’m feeling anxious and off-centered, it helps to do something. Especially, helping others shifts focus off of my own problems and worries.

So… I’ve started “60 Brighter Days” email series!! Sign up for my newsletter if you haven’t already, and you’ll receive a happy, encouraging email from me every day for 60 days.

Ok, friend, stay strong. We’ll get through this together.

Sending you love,

xo

This is my Plan B

I wanted to give you a heads up about a couple of things today.

As you know, a special flu is going around in Seattle and lots of other places.

(I know technically it’s not a flu…but an article I read about how to reduce anxiety recommended you call it something else, like “the flu,” so that’s what I’m doing πŸ˜€)

To protect the public health and safety, lots of events are getting cancelled.

For me, that means my main source of income, shows and markets, is either getting cancelled or not many people are gonna turn up to shop in person for the foreseeable future.

For example, my next market, UPS Flea Market on 3/21, has been cancelled 😭 Sorry if you were planning on going. I’m very disappointed, too.

And I don’t have a show scheduled until May.

So… I’m engaging my Plan B✌🏼

I’m focusing my energy on growing for a while, and to make it more enjoyable for you, I’ve created a promo for you.

Yup, you know I don’t normally do random sales, but the time requires a bit of a flexibility – so you can enjoy 15% off on your entire order when you !

Just enter “SPRING15” at checkout 😘

I haven’t decided how long the promo will go on, but at least till the end of the month. I’ll let you know when it’s about to end.

You can use this code as many times as you’d like, too. Feel free to share with friends and family.

(NOTE: I will not be able to apply the promo retroactively as Shopify, my online platform, charges fees based on the original sales amount πŸ˜” so don’t forget to enter it when you shop.)

Another thing I’m doing – because I don’t get to see you in person for a while – is for you!

It’s mostly me sharing quick updates and doing mini “informacials” if you will πŸ˜‚ but if you’d like to see me awkwardly talk to my phone camera, be sure to watch them πŸ’•πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

Thanks friend!!

Stay well,

xo

ps. Take advantage of 15% off online order with a special code “SPRING15”

pps. If you’ve come to my shows/markets, you know I offer special deals just for the market customers. I’ll of course continue to offer them when/if I do markets this season and beyond. Just so you know πŸ˜‰

Spring collection is here πŸ’

is live in the webshop 🌸πŸ₯³

Seattle has had our first snow this week πŸ₯Άβ„️ Photographing these vibrant products sure lifted up my spirits!

It’s like taking vitamin D for my soul.

. Enjoy new cards, tiny notes, postcard set, art prints, and stickers!!

Stay warm and cozy, my friend,

xo

ps. Wanna shop in-person? I’ll be atΒ in Seattle next weekend, 1/25-1/26!

Spring collection sneak preview! πŸ‘€

Happy New Year!

After my last show of the year in December, I’ve been in a deep focus mode to bring new fresh designs to life for the upcoming season.

You may remember that I’m going to a BIG stationery trade show in NYC in early Feburary. Less than a month from now.

My face looks like this 😬 when I think about what else needs to get done before then, but I’m trying not to freak out too much.

And I’m really happy with how cute they’ve all turned outπŸ₯°

I’m introducing mini enclosure notes, too, and they’re pretty adorable🐞

And, new prints!

I’m also adding a self-love postcard pack and a few new stickersπŸ’•

(don’t have the pics yet… they’re on their way!)

It’s a vibrant collection to kick off the new year and a perfect mood elevator for the grey Seattle weather.

And everything else that’s going on in the world right now πŸ˜”

Most of these (except for the Lady Bug V-day card) are not in my online shop yet but will be available in a week or so.

I will of course let you know when it’s ready.

Take good care,

xo

ps. Sign up for my newsletter to get a VIP exclusive promo code for my new collection πŸ’•

Gifts under $10 πŸŽ

I’ve been on this week – a much needed break in the midst of my busiest season.

So I’ll keep it brief – I know you’ve got a lot on your plate, too!

What I wanted to tell you today is that I’ve got lots of smaller gifts (under $10) that are perfect for stocking stuffers and add-on gifts!

If you wanna add an extra touch to round out your loved one’s gift package this holiday season, read on πŸ‘€

adorable vinyl stickers $3

These vinyl/dishwasher-safe stickers are great stocking stuffers!

You could just slip a few into your holiday greeting cards as a mini surprise ☺️

adorable magnets $4

If the stickers aren’t your thing (or they seem too permanent), grab one of my adorable magnets! They come in 4 designs.

blank notecard $5

I know buying artwork for someone else could be hard.

You don’t know exactly how much space they have or their colors in their house.

Well, most of my designs come in a smaller, notecard form! My customers often buy them to frame them as a tiny art πŸ˜‰

A little less commitment than buying a larger print.

to-do list notepad $8
market list $8

These notepads are AWESOME practical gifts for anyone. It brightens your everyday, boring tasks instantly ✨

notebook $6 (clearance, online only)

Last but not least, these little notebooks are delightful.

I’ve used them as a daily gratitude journal – they don’t have lines inside, so you could also use it as your traveling sketch book.

Ok, friend, hope this inspires your holiday shopping list πŸ’•

Thanks for supporting small, indie makers like me!

xo

ps. You can also shop them in person today at and .

pps. Your order of $35 or more always ships FREE within US!

Tickled pink??

When I was a little girl in Japan, my mom never dressed me in pink.

Granted red is considered the traditional “girl color” in Japan, my mom disliked pink and would refuse to buy anything pink for me.

What’s even worse (in my little girl mind), my parents were practical and frugal, so they often dressed me in my older brother’s hand-me-downs. Which were mostly navy blue and brown πŸ˜‘ Not acceptable.

Side note, my dad also spray painted my brother’s old bicycle weird lavender color for me. I wanted PINK. I was a disgruntle little girl for that…

At age 4, I craved everything pink and girlie with all of my heart. I was hard-wired for it. The color pink was magical and dreamy and so sweet πŸ¦„

I remember this one time when my grandma, who was not anti-pink, took me shopping, she bought me a pair of shiny pink shoes. It had sort of a plastic-y, marshmallowy texture to it, with cute little puffy embellishments all over. I loved them so so much πŸ’•

Now that I’m an adult, I can wear/buy anything in any colors I want. Funny thing is I don’t really gravitate towards pink or girlie things like I used to πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

But, I do like to create art with pink in them. It brings warmth and softness to the designs.

For the past few years, I’d create winter holiday cards in non-traditional color palette. Like these ones in pink-ish tones.

I liked them because they are sweet and a bit different.

And I thought some of you may be looking for something different, too.

But I was wrong 😒

I’d always have a ton of leftover pink cards at the end of the holiday season, and now on my “lessons learned list”, I’ve got “don’t make any more pink holiday cards.”

I’m sure people liked them enough but there just wasn’t enough demand to justify manufacturing them any more.

So no more pink holiday cards from here on… but I have a good news for you!

I’m offering in my online shop. It’s 25 cards and envelopes for $25 while supplies lastπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

(That is $125 value, my friend 🐦)

NOTE: It will be an assortment of three designs that you see above (Peace on Earth, Season’s Greetings, and Wishing You Peace and Joy). I have significantly more Peace on Earth cards in stock, so know that you’ll get more of that design in your mix. As the inventory dwindles, you may get a pack that’s made up with only Peace on Earth cards. Oh and I can’t customize the quantity of each designs in your pack!

If you want non-traditional holiday greeting cards, πŸ¦„

xo

SOLD OUT πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

That’s right, friend!

First run of my is officially SOLD OUT βœ¨πŸ™πŸΌ

Thank you for your support!!!

When I created the calendar, I knew I’d made something awesome, but I didn’t quite expect this much demand πŸ˜… Oops.

And, if you’ve purchased it and LOVE it, please keep your reviews coming! They warm my heart so much…😭

(Go to and scroll down to “Write a review” section and tell me how much you love it!)

Truth be told, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to print more calendars πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I thought, it would be a nice clean end. I made calendars. They’re all gone. The end.

Now I can move on and focus on promoting other holiday things. I wouldn’t have to deal with pesky inventory issues. What if I have a bunch of leftovers after the holiday season?

While it would’ve been an easier option for me to say “no more”, I also knew I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t restock them.

I mean, listen to this.

Really. Seriously. YOU are the BEST.

So, good news, I’ve ordered more calendars and they’re back-order now!

I’ll bring them to while supplies last, and your back-ordered calendars will ship on November 15th.

Enjoy πŸ₯°

xo

ps. Hot tip: 15% off promo code is good through today, Sunday, November 3rd. Subscribe to my VIP email list and grab your code now! It’s in your welcome email.

Help me out?

I’m back from my mini sabbatical week.

Sadly, I caught a tiny cold last weekend 🀧 so I’ve been taking it easy this week.

Even though getting sick is a bummer, I have something that’s keeping me pretty happy…

That’s your positive comments and reviews on my 2020 Self-Care is not Selfish Calendar!

Here is a happy message I got on Facebook:

This one on Instagram:

Β Β Β 

(Just a little context πŸ‘†πŸΌ- she shared an image of the calendar on her Insta Story, and I accidentally responded with a sad face emoji πŸ˜’πŸ˜†)

And these thoughtful reviews on my website, of course…

😭

My Love Language is words of affirmation, so I soak up all the love from your kind words. THANK YOU πŸ™πŸΌ You made my day.

If you’ve gotten your calendars and love them, will you take a minute to leave a positive review?

Your review not only makes me extremely happy 😜 it lets other customers know that my products are legit.

All you need to do is go to the product page on my website, scroll down to find the “Write a review” πŸ‘‡πŸΌ button and tell me why you love your calendar/what you’re going to do with it.

It doesn’t need to be an epic novel, either – just imagine you’re texting me to say you love the calendar. That’ll doπŸ˜‰

(Of course if you were not happy with anything you purchased from me – write me first and let me take care of you, ok?)

Are you a procrastinator?? Well, let me get you in on a behind the scenes realness.

I have 30 calendars left right now.

That’s not very many… πŸ™„

If you haven’t treated yourself lately, make it “treat-yo-self” day today!

You’re allowed ❀️

xo

ps. Subscribe to my email and get an exclusive promo code! Offer is good through Sun. 11/3.