Holiday Cards & Shopping

The holidays are here and that means it’s time to celebrate!

Family, friends, life, food, giving, love and Jesus are what it’s all about. Protect your time this holiday season and use it to be filled and fill others this year.

Custom Holiday Cards

Sending cards during the holiday season is such a special and simple way to bring joy to the lives (and refrigerator doors!) of those you love. Make it easier this year and free up some time to enjoy the season.

I’ve created a catalog of some sample designs to help make your custom card ordering as painless as possible. You can choose straight from the pages or we can work together to create a card that truly reflects you.

How to Order:
Check out the catalog, ordering basics and other helpful information first. Then, simply fill out this order form to start the process. Thats it–you did it!  Now go decorate some Christmas cookies : )

A Discount for You:
I’m offering a 10% discount of your card order! I’m looking for quality photos to be used for sample cards throughout the year. If you release your card photo or send me a few other photos that I can use for samples of invitations and announcements for various celebrations, the 10% discount will be applied to your holiday card order! {you may want to check with your photographer for permission}

Holiday Shopping

A friend at work and I are hosting an open house this year featuring jewelry, stationery, accessories and gifts–ALL HANDMADE, all unique. This is such a fun opportunity to have a girls night out, cross some gifts off your list and celebrate the season! {rtlpaperandgifts@gmail.com for directions.}

Place your holiday card order BY NOVEMBER 20 and pick up your cards at the open house. See, this is just getting easier and easier!

The power of a list.

You all, I got organized this weekend!!  Have you ever felt like your tasks, dreams and ideas just spin out of control? I finally cracked because I couldn’t take stuffing my brain anymore.  It all started to finally spill out which began with my blog post on Friday and culminated in crazy crazy list making Friday night. Late into the night.  But, I woke up with time to work Saturday and felt so relieved that I knew exactly what I needed {and wanted} to do.

I first want to confess that I’m a pen and paper kind of girl. As much as I love technology and all the scheduling and organizing it can do, I feel more accomplished and on top of things I need to do when it’s on paper.  I have had a notebook for many months now that I use to keep track of all business legalities, project invoices and resources that help me learn more about growing. By adding my paper lists to it turned into a daily lifeline.

I started by deciding the four areas where I felt like I needed the most help containing my thoughts/tasks/ideas.

I began by creating a sheet that would help me to see my entire upcoming week at a glance. I called it “this week”, yeah I’m creative.  On my “this week” list, I can write down any appointments or commitments I have during the upcoming week. {None of what I am talking about applies to my 9-5, were talking strictly personal and RTL here.}


this week

I then just created a check list for things I wanted/needed to achieve. It doesn’t really apply to a certain time period which is why it’s so many lines. Getting everything down was key for me no matter when I wanted to get it done. Anything on my “to do” list can also be scheduled around my commitments on “this week”.


to do

The next list I created was for projects.  These can be things I am working on for a client or simply a personal project. Having all the information related to a project on a specific page is really helpful and keeps me from having to troll through texts and emails for project related details.

project deets

And finally was blog posts. I have lots of ideas and things I want to do with the blog. I want to be intentional here and also real.  That doesn’t happen in just an hour. That is why I created a sheet where I can log ideas, topics, deadlines and sources/resources.  When having a place to log blog brainstorming it makes for a more promising post and also causes less pressure or stress when you have your free time to blog.


blog post

I’ve made each list I created printable {click the list you want to choose} so you all can join in on the taking-control-of-our-overactive-minds party. Yay! You’ll notice some space in the left margin.  That’s in case you hole punch the pages because who likes to hole punch into the printed area? : )

I may show my notebook later this week. Too. Tired. Right. Now.

Shopping is Back!

I’ve added the shop button back to the sidebar that links to my Etsy store!  After inventory changed from the craft show I did in April, I pulled my link down, got back on board with Etsy and have slowly started listing items on there.  I don’t have a ton of stuff on there right now but I have a lot of things to add.

As of now I don’t have any personalized stationary/invitation listings on Etsy but I DO do those things still. Here are some of my recent custom projects.

“Time for Tea” notecard set

Baby Shower

Kitchen Shower for Bride

Wedding Shower

Prices tend to vary based on time spent with a project and the quantity of the order.  I love doing custom projects and am willing to work with you on your order. A dream of mine would be to add a standard price list to the blog and also list pre-designed but customizable items on Etsy. So many ideas and dreams yet it seems like there’s just not enough time! Who’s with me?

it’s here! it’s here! it’s finally here!

The blog has a new look and a new attitude! You’ll notice several changes to this page and a special one in particular…I’ve finally added a shop!

I create. I know that is what I was born to do.  I have always loved to start with nothing and end up with something. Whether it starts with a blank piece of paper or a yard of fabric, everything has potential. Sometimes I feel like I can’t take another breath until something else is designed, rearranged, decorated, cut or sewn.

I have most things listed so far but above is just a sneak peek of what’s to come! I think it’s my favorite. I also want to get to the point where I add paper goods and listings for custom paper items like cards, tags and stationary. However, just because they aren’t listed doesn’t mean I’m not doing them now :)

I’ve got tons of cute new fabric, paper and idea so get to shopping!

For now, I’m going to go collapse.