Wednesday, October 13, 2010


So I'm a little late posting about that really amazing thing that I hinted at last Friday... I was in Wyoming for a few days to visit the husband's family and I was too busy admiring the deer bouncing around along the river at their ranch (and making sure I didn't get eaten by a bear) to get a blog post put together. More about Wyoming tomorrow.

First I wanted to tell you about something that just really made my day. Last Friday afternoon I had sale number 100 in my etsy shop! I think that alone is pretty exciting, but for me it's even more special because I've been so busy with remodeling the house and work and life that I really haven't put any effort into promoting the shop in any way. But somehow people are finding my stuff, and then they actually like it and buy it!

So I want to celebrate, which of course means I'm going to have a little giveaway! Weee!

One person will be randomly chosen to receive two 12-card sets of my letterpress animal cards--one for you and one for a friend of yours (or, if you're like me, both of them for you!).

To enter, just visit the shop and then come back to this message and in the comment section let me know which animal(s) you want. I have lots of animals to choose from, including farm animals, woodland creatures, African animals, animals from the South Pacific, and various breeds of dogs. I'll also be highlighting some of the animals here.

All comments must be received by next Friday, October 22, at noon EST. I'll pick a winner at random and announce that person on Monday the 25th.

To get things started, here's a little preview of some of my other farm animals: the donkey, rooster, sheep, and goat (you can also see the cow and sheep in last Friday's post):






  1. Congratulations!!

  2. Congratulations on your 100th sale! I found you through Lime in the Coconut and I'm so happy I did, your cards are wonderful! I love the dog set with the Border Collie...I have a BC so that breed is near and dear to my heart! But I also love the farm animals...especially the sheep, since I also own an English Shepherd...another herding breed!

    Thanks for the chance to win some of your wonderful cards!

    Kat :)

  3. Linda and her Big Black Dog sent me...I love your notecards! They're sleek!
    Congratulations on your 100th sale. That's a real achievement.
    Jane (artfully graced)

  4. Hi Melissa,
    Congratulations on very fine work.....and your Etsy sales....keep up the great work in paper! A lost art.
    I'm interested in knowing if you have any of the seahorse cards left - how many, and price?
    Thank you,
    Barb in Arizona

  5. oooohhhh.....

    the squirrels call my name!


    {{ you are so good at this! }}

  6. Congratulations - wow, 100! I like all of your designs, but am especially smitten by the woodland creatures for me, and dogs, group 3, for my Scottie loving pal.

  7. Congratulations!!! Your prints definitely deserve it...but then again I found you through Etsy so I'm biased.
    I love your moose and german shepherd!

  8. Congratulations on your success! The woodland creatures are my favourite! Especially the moose :)

  9. Linda & the big black dog said I would, and they're right... love your cards! Could you do a little black mutt if I sent a design?!
    Congratulations on your 100th sale!


  10. Welcome to all the visitor's from Linda's blog, and thanks for the nice words!

    To Barb in Arizona: I do have a few sets of the seahorse cards. You can email me at melissa (at) and let me know how many you're interested in. :)

  11. Hi--the big black dog sent me to you from the Linda's blog, and I am so glad that he did! Your designs are so cute and the paper stock looks great. I love the sheep in aegean blue, and the woodland creatures, and the custom design ideas! Linda

  12. hello from the big black dog and your blog is totally cool!

  13. Congrats!

    I'm partial to the African and Woodland sets myself, but the hippos, skunks, and elephants are my favorites. I also love those Mountain ones.

    If I ever get around to getting married, you're at the top of my list for invitations.


  14. And one finding her way from The Big Black your cards especially ALL the dogs. Congratulations!

  15. I love the woodland creatures! They are wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win! ♥

  16. Hi: Congratulations on 100th sale. So exciting for you. I come thru big black dog also of Lime in the Coconut, and if you do standard poodle, I would love it. Linda's Mom!

  17. Congratulations on the sales! I'm kind of late to the game, but I've been on vacation since the 9th!

    The anniversary cards looked great; I hope you were able to print another set with no trouble.

    Got to cast my ballot with fluffy sheep (for knitting!) and the reindeer (for Christmas!). Yay!

  18. I love all the cards but I lived in Australia for awhile so I love those. Especially the kangaroo with the tiny baby in the pouch!

  19. All of your cards are precious!!! I especially like the Great Dane and the Scottie dogs. Congratulations on your 100th sale & best wishes for lots more to come :)

  20. Loving the goat! Also love the woodland creatures. My favorite is the porcupine! Love him!

  21. Hi M!
    Congrats on the 100th sale mile stone!!!
    I love the south pacific critters (eventhough my long time favorites will always be the sheep & border collie). That moose and the dogs are just too darn cute. You've outdone yourself.
    And I loved your post on the sheep seed cards. If I had a shop, I'd call it the 'Sheep Addiction'.
    Your east coast buddy,

  22. I have a Golden Retreiver so crazy about anything dog related. I came here thru Linda at Lime...she's the best!

    Your cards are so fantastic...great idea for a Christmas gift!

  23. Oh my goodness....the little weiner dog!!!! It looks just like my Sadie! :)


  24. I love the red birds..and the dogs, the kangaroo many wonderful ones to choose from.

  25. Congrats! I love the cards I've received from your shop previously. My favorite animals are the sheep and the squirrel!

  26. Ohh the elephant!!! and your list says German Shepherd, haven't seen what it looks like but I luv my GSD :)

    c_lavallee at hotmail

  27. I'd love the rooster and quail ones. Just beautiful. Thank you!

  28. I think I like the beaver the best. So cute! Thanks for the chance to win.


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