Junk Journal, Life Changes, Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop

Changes

Life is all about changes, isn’t it? Our bodies change, we go through phases, we transition. Life wouldn’t be much of a journey if we didn’t change.  For 13 years I’ve had the privilege & gift of being what I fondly call the nanny-granny to my wonderful grandson. Living with my daughter & this remarkable young man has brought a plethora of emotions & the reality that sometimes a mom & her daughter butt heads, don’t agree & always find a way back into the heart of each other. If someone asked me, “What do you do?” My first response, “I’m a mom & mimi (mimi = grandma).  Things are about to change in a big way!

I am proud of my daughter & son, both are type A personalities, go getters who get things done. As the nanny granny I took care of the little man while  his mama worked hard to carve out a career in marketing. The time has come when he doesn’t need a nanny granny anymore & his mom is taking a huge step in her life…they are moving & I will physically stay where I am.  With this change in my life comes an absolute….Studio on the Corner must become a thriving, successful business. It’s what I want, it’s what I need, it is my heart’s desire. No longer can I say I am mom & mimi, even though I am, no I must now declare myself a business owner & digital designer. When someone asks, What do you? The answer must be concise & on point:

Elevator speech copyIt’s not a perfect elevator speech & I want people to know that I put my customers first, always & forever. Studio on the Corner wants to make your life a bit easier & more lovely in small, perhaps not so important ways. However, if you’ve ever been pressed for time & need something like a gift tag now, it’s nice to know that within a few minutes you can purchase, download, print….stress level lowered.

So as I maneuver through this big change, momentous-for-me transition I hope you won’t mind that I use this platform as something of a sound board.  I gotta say, this will not be easy for a 60 something woman, but I’m willing to share this journey into the next phase of my life. Come join me ‘cuz sometimes I know I’ll need a shoulder to cry on, a bit of a confidence boost & someone to listen & who knows, it may help you too if you are facing a change in your life.

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Yep, come June it’s gonna be just my little friend, Winston, the mini poodle, & me.  Oh & I can’t forget the aging grand dame, Miss Adventure.

The Studio on the Corner has been busy with a folder full of works in progress. Adorable papers extracted from a charming book all in soft green-blue color….think pale teal will be listed soon. The papers will eventually be joined by images to create wall prints for the home focusing on the rooms of children. There will be much more about the wall art later.

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The Flower Gathering junk journal kit is going to become a Mother’s Day bundle at a reduced price for the occasion. It’s a perfect bundle for moms & grandmas who love to create art&/or junk journals & smash books. Included in the kit are papers, tags, pockets, journal cards, & word art. All ready to be printed & cut to become part of an artful, old-time journal. Wondering how to give such a gift? How about placing all the folders & files on to a CD or DVD. You’ll have something to wrap.  Don’t forget a gift tag!

There’s so much more, but that’s enough for this lovely Friday in April. the countdown has begun here with less than two weeks to England! I’m so excited, but there’s much to do.

Have a grand day!

Freebies, Junk Journal

The Day Before

I can’t believe how fast time flies. It seemed in April that it would be quite some time before that little one joined us & here it is….

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time to drive across America & meet him. I cannot wait. The hardest part of this trip is leaving my little companion behind. He’ll be well cared for by family, one who is staying with him, but I can’t help but shed a few tears. I’ll miss him so.

I’m definitely going to try posting a blog or two while I’m away, but not promising a darn thing. I want to remind you that soon the lovely Flower Gathering Junk Journal Kit will no longer be free.

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Download it now because September 1st is approaching with a mad rush into autumn. You’ll find all the info you need in the previous post or just click Here.

So much to do. Have a wonderful weekend!

My Printed Signature

Junk Journal, Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop

Boom!

Good Morning, friends! It’s raining, dark, cloudy & warm rather like a tropical forest in NW Ohio. The gardens & flowers needed the rain, so I’m not complaining. Did you decide to take the junk journal journey? Have you downloaded the kits? I hope you checked out the videos I shared, they’re easy to follow & inspiring…at least they were for me.  I’m gathering up lots of ‘junk’ for my journal & planning the next one, two, better make it three journals. After Flower Gathering I’m moving on to a reading journal & a travel journal. The journal journey is some kind of wonderful.  In case you missed it, you can download the kits by clicking on the links below:

Kit #1       

Kit #2 

I’m working on the PDF Directions for creating junk journals along with a tutorial for adding text in Adobe Reader all while creating printables for Studio on the Corner Etsy shop.  Wheewwww….everything takes time.

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Speaking of SotC Etsy shop, there’s a fun, new listing, BOOM! Yep, that’s the title & if you’re planning a July 4th get-together & thinking this is the year for a vintage vibe you’ll want to check it out…

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There are 6 flags all together, 2 have old-fashioned firecrackers on them. Each flag is about 8 inches wide & 10 inches long. Expect to see distressed bits & grungy parts all added to give an aged appearance. The images were drawn from an old Type Foundry book. Love the twinkler border!

The banner is listed, but more will be coming along this weekend.  An invitation with an adding text via Adobe Reader (PDF) option. . .

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along with party decor like napkin rings, food tents, water bottle labels, & candy wrappers will be available. Look for the Boom! invitation later today. Once everthing in the Boom! colletion is listed, it’s all about options, you can purchase just the banner or invitation or party decor or purchase all in one big party package. BOOM!

Have a fantastic weekend!

My Printed Signature