Thursday, April 15, 2010

new options for skinny budgets

does the thought of custom invitations for announcements for your special occasion give you goosebumps? does your wallet think otherwise when you search out that perfect style and then do the math? then these options are for you...

for a flat fee of $25:

* i will make changes to an existing design currently available on my website, brides to booties facebook page, or this blog, to compliment your special occasion
* i will send you a proof with a watermark on it for your approval
* after final changes (if any) are made, i will email you a final (non-watermarked) hi-resolution photo image of the file, formatted and ready for printing
* along with the photo image, i will email you a release granting permission for you to have them printed wherever you choose
* the image(s) will be formatted for printing anywhere (ie: walmart [in store or online], kodak kiosks, sam's club [in store or online], costco [in store or online], snapfish, etc.)

for a flat fee of $35:

* i will create a custom design specifically for your special occasion
* i will send you a proof with a watermark on it for your approval
* after final changes (if any) are made, i will email you a final (non-watermarked) hi-resolution photo image of the file, formatted and ready for printing
* along with the photo image, i will email you a release granting permission for you to have them printed wherever you choose
* the image(s) will be formatted for printing anywhere (ie: walmart [in store or online], kodak kiosks, sam's club [in store or online], costco [in store or online], snapfish, etc.)

of course, the original option of design, printing and free shipping/delivery of the final product (with envelopes) will still remain...i just wanted to offer an additional option as well.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

hau'oli lā hānau rachel!

(hau'oli lā hānau [pronounced how-o-lee laa haa-now] or, happy birthday in hawaiian)

rachel's mommy was my pen pal (in Hawaii) when i was growing up. for all you "youngins"...a pen pal is when people used an actual pen and paper to correspond). so glad to have rekindled our friendship and actually get to spend time with rebecca, her husband and their beautiful daughter on their east coast trip last year.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

some new booties in town

welcome charlie!

my nephew, charles "charlie" david brumbaugh was born on 3/9/10! to say the entire family has breathed a sigh of relief after his healthy and safe entrance to this world just days before his older brother oliver would have turned one is a complete understatement. although the pain of not having oliver here with us will never go away, having charlie around has made dealing with that pain just a little bit easier for all of us. his big brother harrison has been just amazing with him and my little (ok, not so little anymore) guy anthony is totally smitten with yet another cool cousin! here is the announcement that was design for charlie...



welcome khloe!

khloe is the daughter of kory and brittany kaye. while i've never met brittany in person, she attended a mom-to-be event hosted by genspan baby group and walked away winning a drawing i sponsor during their events for custom announcements! brittany and i have been corresponding back and forth for a few weeks now. since they did not know the sex of the baby prior to her arrival, they opted for an announcement where colors could easily be changed at the last minute once he or as we can see now, she, appeared! i was able to get them the envelopes prior to her arrival so they could address them while they still had a few minutes to themselves before the hustle and bustle of new life with a sweet babe took over! i hope to get to meet brittany (i ever so briefly met her husband kory when dropping off the envelopes) and sweet little khloe in person when dropping off their finished announcements this week!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

a word from our partner...

*for first time expectant mom's
sign up (either online @ www.genspangroup.com or click the invite above, or by phone @ 1.866.GENSPAN) to particpate. not only will you earn cash for participating and giving your personal opinions...you'll also have a chance to enter to win custom baby announcements from yours truly!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

re-birth / birth

the "re-birth" of my new website this weekend wasn't the only new addition to our family...

my sister and brother-in-law welcomed their third son into the world yesterday morning. charles "charlie" david was born at 10:51 a.m.

charlie was the inspiration for the chocolate and blue boy announcement on the website. the photo used in the sample announcement isn't charlie, but as soon as i get the "official" announcement photo and make the changes to personalize it with the specifics, i'll post a copy here for you to see!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

launched

the official website that is!!

check it out at www.bridestobooties.com and let me know your thoughts. i will still be keeping the blog to use to announce specials and exciting news, so keep checking back!! the blog site address is now back to the www.bridestobooties.blogspot.com...or you can click the blog link from the website.

i'll be posting pictures on here soon from the first bridal show i attended with a good friend and wedding planner!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

big things...with special offer

happy new year! big things are happening here at btb...how about some thought bullets? you'll be rewarded with a special offer if you make it to the end!

+ i recently changed the website to www.bridestobooties.com (dropping the blogspot) after purchasing the domain name! the new (non-blogger type) website is in the works! i'm feeling a little more "official" now!

+ business has been going very well thanks to my loyal clients and those new ones that have found me along the way! i am enjoying every minute of my new venture that occupies my little bit of extra time after the little one goes to bed and the big guy is playing wii!

+ the logo has been revamped a little and the corresponding button and code to be able to post on your blog has been updated to coincide. the old one will still work as the old website address will forward to this one.

+ i've added several clickable photo links as well to several businesses that i have partnered with. if you haven't checked these sites/stores out before, please do! or if you have questions about any of them, let me know!

+ watch for me on etsy...you'll still be able to order items directly through me (perfect for you local loyals), however this will allow me to broaden my clientele beyond berks county; i'll let you know once i'm finished setting up shop. there will also be more options to purchase items directly through this website using paypal as well.

+ look for some new products and designs. notepads, business and "mommy card" designs, save the date items, and some other fun stuff up my sleeve. i was hoping to get my act together for some valentine designs, but this month is just flying by...is it really only 11 days until the end of the month?

ok, now the reward for reading my ramblings...as i mentioned above, there is a button and html code on the side bar. i will offer 15% off your next order through brides to booties (earn 1/21/10 through 2/28/10 for redemption by 12/31/10) if you follow these simple steps:

option 1: if you have a blog:
1. put the btb blog button on your blog (by copying and pasting the code provided - email me if you're unsure how)

2. leave a comment here saying you've done so and your blog address so i can check it out

3. email me your full name and address so i can send you a coupon for the 15% off

option 2: if you are on facebook:
1. post a link to the btb website (http://www.bridestobooties.com/) in your status update and tell people why you love the site.

2. become a fan of the btb facebook page and leave me a wall post telling me that you've posted the link so I can check it out

3. private message me via facebook or email me your full name and address so i can send you a coupon for the 15% off

bump the coupon to 20% off if you do both option 1 & 2!