I am Going to Change my Blog

I have some “housekeeping” items I thought I would throw all into one big post.

DIGITAL CRAFTING FANS:  I offer digital clip art kits on my blog store and have for several years.  In the next week or so, with Lynnie’s help (from www.aimeeasher.com) I am going to replace my blog store with a link to my store inside of Aimee Asher.

As those of you that have experienced it in the last couple of months know, my automated delivery system has been screwy and has failed to provide usable links more often than not.  The Aimee Asher system is great and well worth my sending the business their way instead of here. The prices are identical as are the kits and terms of use.  If you want to purchase any digital clip art kits, I would suggest that you use this link and go directly to AAE from now on.  LINK TO AUDREY JEANNE’S STORE AT AIMEE ASHER

Perhaps with fewer issues to deal with and without needing to upload and install a kit in two places I’ll be able to get some fresh new kits up 🙂  That is my goal anyway!

ZAZZLE STORES:  I have two Zazzle stores now.  One features “Everything Business” and is stocked with business cards, stationery, thank you notes, postage, address labels and more.

LINK TO “EVERYTHING BUSINESS by Audrey Jeanne”

LINK TO AUDREY JEANNE’S EXPRESSIONS ZAZZLE STORE

The other contains a wide variety of products from wedding invitations, baby announcements, baby onesies and tee shirts, scrapbook notebooks, recipe notebooks and pages and more.  You’ll also notice a new panel to the left with 3 of my Zazzle products shown in it.  Those three products change frequently so be sure to take a peek each time you stop by.  This format provides larger images that can be seen more clearly.  I had to give up the flash panel, but small moving objects aren’t really good for seeing anyway!

TWITTER: If you would like to follow me on Twitter, LINK TO TWITTER PAGE

FACEBOOK:  If you would like to follow my on my fan page at FaceBook, LINK TO FACEBOOK FAN PAGE I don’t play any games on FaceBook, so please don’t message me about that, but anything else I’d love to hear!

I update both Twitter and FaceBook daily and sometimes a couple of times a day and it’s very easy to connect with me there.  I love to hear feedback on designs I’m working on and often show the first peeks at Facebook as I’m working those collections out.

Okay, now off to bed after a long and wonderful day with my family!

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Quilt Market This Weekend, New Fabric Collection Debut

My newest fabric collection will debut this weekend at The Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It is called “Paradise” and is a William Morris Inspired collection.  I have been a fan of William Morris’ Craftsman era design work my entire life.

The Panel Fabric has been designed with home decor or gift making in mind.  The square designs could be used for pillows, central images in a wall hanging or a quilt, as pockets on a quilted tote bag or the front panel of an apron, in quilted potholders, place mats… the possibilities are endless!

Here is a list of the text on the panel fabric:  “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all,” “Our family is a circle of strength and love, founded on faith, joined in love, kept by God,” “Home is where your story begins,” “What ever is done in love is done well,” “Live – Love – Laugh,” “We do not remember the days, we remember the moments,” “And in the end it’s not the year in a life, it’s the life in the years.”

There are additional colorways in the blues and the persimmon that will either coordinate or take the look in a little different direction.

I particularly like a black ground when I’m creating a quilted bag for everyday use, or ESPECIALLY APRONS.  I’m quite a “slinger” in the kitchen and black covers a multitude of sins, LOL!

A personal favorite in this collection is the border stripe.  Usable on its own for pillows or an accent fabric in a room, it can also be cut up for the borders of a quilt.  I love designing border fabrics in varying widths that will look as though you picked different but coordinating fabrics to create your quilt with.

LINK TO FABRIC COLLECTION AT STUDIO E FABRICS

Finding the fabrics in stores and online will take a bit.  They ship by the end of June.  The best way to find the fabrics at retail is to look in Google with the key words: Studio E Fabrics, Paradise and Audrey Jeanne Roberts.  If any fabric stores would like to contact me and let me know that you’re carrying the line I’d be more than happy to pass your links on.

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New Whimsical Little Girl Art for Birthday Party Invitations

LINK TO BIRTHDAY PARTY INVITATION IN THE STORE

Before I left town last week I had a “play day,” which is what I call it when I don’t have any particular assignments on my desk and I just feel like drawing and painting whatever comes to mind.  This little girl contemporary whimsical floral art is the result.  It is available in a variety of formats for birthday party invitations and soon will be available for baby girl birth announcements and baby shower invitations.  Just click on the link above to go to the store if you would like to see it and the other products offered.

ON THE PERSONAL SIDE — FAMILY MEANS EVERYTHING DOESN’T IT?  I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in regretting that we don’t get to spend enough time with those we love most in this world.  Sometimes the requirements of making a living get smack in the way of enjoying life 🙂  However, this past week was spent with a wide assortment of family members.  Some we haven’t seen in years and some we just met for the first time — all were enjoyed and loved very much.

Our son Scot and his new bride Naomi, joined their hands in marriage this past Saturday.  We wish the day could have continued in the old testament version of the 7 day wedding feast.  It all goes past way too quickly and suddenly the day you have awaited for months is well on its way to becoming a memory.

We had a delightful time meeting Naomi’s family and enjoying the talents of her mother, Patricia.  Patricia pulled together not only a beautiful event — but had to change venues the day before the wedding due to the intense thunderstorms and rain.  So the outdoor reception and wedding in a charming classic white chapel was suddenly moved to the larger (and drier) sanctuary.  The move transpired with only a slight hitch here and there and in the end no one that attended would have thought that this venue was “plan B!”  Congrats to her and her family.

My camera was eating batteries so I will try to get photos from my kids to post a little later in the week.  Our son, Scot shed a tear as his beautiful bride came down the aisle and they really didn’t need lighting for the stage, as Naomi’s shining countenance lit up the entire church.  We couldn’t be more pleased with Scot’s choice of a wife, she is a wonderful mother, a true friend to her new husband and has a delightful sense of humor to boot.  Welcome to the family Naomi!

We also had the pleasure of spending some time with Brownlow Gifts’ design team while we were in Dallas.  They are one of my favorite companies to work with not only because of their incredible quality of product and  creativity of design, but because of how darn much fun we all have together!!!  Thanks for the laughs and the warm welcome.

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All Sold Out!

I went to the Create and Craft website to order a kit and discovered they were all gone!  I guess that’s good news and bad news 🙂  The good news is that they’ll have them back in stock as soon as possible.  If you missed the kit like I did, and would like to be informed when it’s back in stock here’s what you can do.

Go to this link: LINK TO JADE TREASURES PAPER CRAFTING KIT click on “Buy Now” and it will tell you it’s sold out and ask if you would like to be informed via email when it’s back in stock.

My thanks for the great presenters at Ideal World, they are so filled with the joy of crafting.  You can tell that they use crafting products, love to create and enjoy showing off all the products they are entrusted with sharing!

Amanda Curtin, the Design Objectives designer and presenter that made all (or almost all) of the fabulous cards shown will be sending me some pictures of her work and I’m going to feature her here on my blog.  If you have any questions you can think of to ask her, send them to me and I’ll pass them along.

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“Jade Treasures” Debuts Today

On Create and Craft TV in the United Kingdom.  It is the show’s Pick of the Day and I believe there will also be 5 shows spread about through tomorrow but don’t know the times of them.

I am so looking forward to receiving my sets so that I can work on my Daughter’s wedding scrapbook.  This artwork was very much created with her wedding in mind.  It has lots of butterflies, dragonflies and paisley florals that aren’t shown much in these images.  It’s a MASSIVE kit!

My friend Amanda Curtin will be demonstrating the products today and I can’t wait to see her delightful creations.  Here’s the web page for purchasing the set: LINK TO CREATE AND CRAFT PRODUCT

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Create & Craft TV Demonstration Schedule

My newest scrapbooking and cardmaking kit, “Jade Treasures”is being produced by Design Objectives also known as Docrafts in the UK, and is The first show will be at 9pm BST on Thursday 6th, and then I think we have 5 shows on 7th.  LINK TO WATCH THE SHOW VIA THE INTERNET The bubbly, creative and all-around-delightful Amanda Curtin will be the designer handling the demo.

She has created some intricate and beautiful cards and projects to show off what can be made out of the kit.  I can’t wait to see how her ideas took flight!

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