Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Oh, ya noticed the new banner, did you?

Well my friends, the time has come to finally reveal to you what has been in the works for several months and will be coming to a news stand nearest you very very soon-- literally and figuratively.

First, let me say 'i'm sorry' because I haven't had to guts to tell you all this very critical information before.  There is a lot going on and I just haven't had the words, let alone be able to put them on paper a blog.

Second, let me say, 'THANK YOU,' for every single one of you reading my blog, working with me, and expanding my horizons in this field to depths I will never be able to understand.  It has been incredible building this art and learning more about myself, and the process of letterpress.

Okay, are you ready for part one of the big news?  Really really ready?  I'll let the following image illustrate it...

Baby B

Yes folks, we're expecting a new little studio member!  We're thrilled, excited, ecstatic, nervous, happy, and most importantly, already in love.  We found out it's a little girl a few weeks ago and while we have a name picked out, we're keeping it under wraps until she gets here.  I've been working on the most intense baby announcements I've ever seen- let alone designed- and yes, I'm going all out.  It may or may not involve shipments of things from Japan {husband is 1/2 Japanese} and 3-4 different mediums.  They will only be half as great as little baby B, for sure, but I sure hope she likes them.  We can't wait to meet her, and I can't wait to introduce her to you all as our newest studio addition!

And as if THAT weren't quite enough news to rock your world, how about this little nugget?

Can anyone guess the significance of 'the peach state?'  Well, not only is it one of my favorite colors {that shouldn't be a shock}, but it's also the state we're relocating to!  I know, I know.  A baby and a move, what are we, crazy?  I guess if you put it that way, we are, but it's now or never and this is the right move for our family.  We're headed back down south {remember this post about where we come from?} and only a few hours drive from my parents in NC-- which means Baby B can really get acquainted with her US family now {remember, hubby's parents live in the magical land of Singapore! Thankfully, they visit often, and I can't wait for us all to travel together!}

So what does that mean for us, you, and dear Blush Design Studio?  Well, I'm taking this opportunity to ENJOY the pregnancy {we're at 22 weeks!}, pack up the house, studio, Mr. Gable & friends, and head on down to Georgia.  It means I need go on a mini-hiatus for a better part of the summer starting this month and extend it into November 2011, but we'll be back.  Oh, we'll be back.  We'll be back to blow your socks off with the REST of the news to come...

Yes, you read that correctly, I'm not quite finished with surprising you, my dear readers.  I have been working incredibly hard with a few fantastic folks to really build out this business and will return full force in November with not only our 2011 holiday line, but also some strategic business alterations that will really position me, Gable, and our other studio-mates {thinking of Beau- the other press, Savannah the cutter- which seems so appropriately named now..., and little Baby B} to work 100% on what we love most: letterpress printing.  Well, Baby B will hopefully love to nap and be perfectly healthy, but i'm crossing all my fingers and toes that she lulls herself to sleep from the shwishing sound Gable makes every time the rubber rollers cross over the ink plate.
Phheww!!  That's a load off. :)

For those interested, I am keeping the etsy shop OPEN and still accepting wholesale orders of my card sets, but weddings for 2011 are OFFICIALLY BOOKED.  Please feel free to reach out to me via eMail if you are interested in wedding invitations for late 2011 and 2012 as I am quickly booking up {can you believe it?} for November-January. 

I will still be updating the blog with our big adventures of moving into a new house, decorating/renovating, and welcoming a little baby in our lives-- as well as some stationery that is just itching to be debuted. 

<3 you all!
Liz & Baby B
{Gable is waving his arms behind me to tell you all he loves you too}


bcallegra said...

Congrats on all the wonderful and exciting news - Baby B is going to be beautiful! We'll miss you in MA.

Liz @ MaisonTwenty3 said...

It's a girl?! Yippy! Future best dressed in the sandbox!

Janet from Richmond said...

I am thrilled to hear your news and you better send me an announcement.

And when your life finds it's new normal....I'm going to hold you to that stationary my friend.

I wish you every happiness and success in the months ahead.

Bread n' Butter said...

Liz, I could not be more happy or thrilled for you....I still feel like you are my bestie even though we have never met:), and I was so excited to hear your news. My husband is from Georgia and we could not love it there more.We visit there as often as we can! Perhaps we will one day get to meet!!! Congrats, you are beautiful and deserve only the best life has to give...xoxoxo, Meg

Shannon said...

Congrats on all the big and glorious changes, my friend! :D