4.21.2015

Weekly Postcard Project update I

I can't believe I'm already 16 weeks into my Weekly Postcard Project! It really puts how fast this year is going by into perspective...

The project is going along great! I'll admit, some weeks have been easier than others to sit down and make a postcard in advance. Some weeks I'm up early on Saturday morning to get it watercolored in time to post. And I'm not always the fastest to get them to the Post Office. But I really, really love this project! 

So far the farthest away I've mailed a postcard is to Germany! Another friend in Canada got one too. But most of the recipients have been domestic addresses. I also had my first repeat winner the other week too! I like that people are still entering even after they've won! It's nice to see people Posting It Forward in a way to send their postcard to a friend or a sister. 
I think the must fun aspect of this project is making the photo each week. It has been SO FUN figuring out new ways to display and collage an image together for each week. I get kinda giddy looking at the #weeklypostcardlove hashtag and seeing all the images together. So far, I think the bicycle color wheel up above and the butterfly chalkboards have been my favorite. 

I've gotten better about taking the photos but also editing them as well. All I use is a few giant sheets of watercolor paper and a sunny hallway! At first I used my phone to take the photos but I've shifted more into using my camera every time so I can edit them up with Gimp before posting. And I always do a high quality scan of the postcard before I mail it off to its new owner! 


I decided that at the end of the year since I will no longer have any of the postcards, I'm going to have a book made through Artifact Uprising. It will be fun to flip through all the pages and see how each week progressed from one postcard to the next. 
There's still plenty of weeks left for you to enter to have one mailed to you too! Just follow along on Instagram and keep an eye out every Saturday morning! 

Did you really have your eye on one of the postcards? You can find prints and notebooks with illustrations from the postcards in the Sketchy Notions shop! I'll be adding more throughout the year too...
16 weeks down, 36 to go! 

Do you have any ideas of images you'd like to see on a postcard this year? 

4.13.2015

Sketchy Spring Line!

Eek! It's been a while since I last posted to the blog. Lots has been happening and being made in the bubble these days. I have two custom children's books I need to finish up, a wedding guest book, some more wedding goodies and another children's book to write! Double eek! (There was also a shop update in the Notional Notions Etsy shop on April 1st if you missed it!)

On top of all that, I've been working to get new prints ready for the Sketchy Notions shop. And they're finally all done, photographed, and listed! There are 9 new print designs and 4 notebook designs! I also made it an option to order any print as a postcard too. You can mix and match any of the postcards as well. 

To celebrate the new product launch, there's a couple special coupons. You can get three notebooks for $10 with the code: NOTEBOOKLOVE

And for this week only, you can also get 20% off your whole order with the code: SPRINGLOVE20 Might be a perfect time to get a jump start on Mother's Day shopping! 

Take a peek at some of the new prints and such below and head on over to the shop to see more. There's also another project slowly brewing...a little more PG-13 than most of my work. I'm ridiculously excited to get it finished and launched! It will probably take me a month or so but it is going to be so much fun when I'm done! Keep an eye on Instagram for updates with that.