Is it just me, or does it seem like November has just flown by??

It seems like Christmas is around the corner, but it's nice to take a minute and think about all of the things I'm thankful for as we come up to this holiday weekend.

I'm thankful for my sweet, caring husband, a roof over our heads, family (and vehicles to take us to visit!), friends, and that most of those close to us have good health and happiness! I know that we are very, very blessed.

And thank you to each and every one of you who take the time to read my little ol' blog and support my little business. I really and truly appreciate it!

I hope you all have a very wonderful Thanksgiving, and a great weekend to follow! Eat tons of food, take long naps, and have a safe and happy time shopping too, if that's what you end up doing :)

We will be spending time with all of our family this weekend, and so I won't be around too much. If you want to, you can catch me over on Instagram for the next week. There's a pretty big chance I'll be sharing some sweet deals for stuff in the shop ;)

And don't forget, if you want to order anything, use the code THANKFUL15 from Friday through Monday to get free shipping on everything in the shop.

Again, I hope everyone has a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Birthday Gifts for the Kiddos

A couple weeks ago, my niece and nephew celebrated their birthdays, and in true Amy-fashion, their gifts were super late!

Luckily for me, the kids enjoyed them more for the fact that they didn't expect them, and it was more of a surprise ;)

The cause for late-ness was the fact that I decided to make my niece a hop-scotch, and I should know better by now than to think I can make a gift in any decent amount of time! I was so stressed last Christmas because I wanted all of my gifts to be home made, and I should have learned my lesson.

Oh well, they always get done eventually....

Anyway, here are some pictures of the hop-scotch!

It wasn't too hard to make, just time consuming. Hand sewing is just something I don't have as much patience for as I would like! But all it takes to make this is some embroidery thread, scissors, and felt squares from the craft store. They're only 25 cents a piece, so it's very inexpensive! 

Our nephew is twelve this year, and I honestly don't have a clue what to buy a twelve year old boy. It's that awkward stage between kid and adult and I have a hard enough buying for guys in general. So, since Dane didn't really have time to go get something, I sent a box full of cash filled balloons!

I figured it would be great gift at any age, because A) cash and B) balloons! Who wouldn't want to get that in the mail?

Their cards I just slapped together, but I had a little bit of fun playing around with gouache and Photoshop to make them. I wasn't thrilled enough with them to offer them in the shop, but I thought they turned out pretty cute.

What do you do for your kids/nieces and nephews? Would they appreciate a home-made gift, or is it store bought all the way?

Thanks for stopping by!

It's Christmas Time in the Brightly Done Shop!

I know it's only the beginning of November, but when you're in the greeting card game, that means getting Christmas cards up and going!

I've been working like crazy lately on my new holiday line, and today I listed a bunch of new products!

Yesterday marked my shop's one year birthday, and I feel like I've grown a lot in this last year. I love being able to see improvement in my stuff, and I'm hoping for a successful holiday season!

Here are a few of my favorites that I listed today.

Isn't it amazing what a year's time can do?

I'm so excited with how everything turned out, and I have even more stuff to list in the next week or two, so keep an eye out for that. I also feel like maybe a giveaway is in order in the near future ;)

For right now, as a little gift for all of my awesome blog readers, here's a 15% off coupon for anything in my shop for the next two weeks! Just use the code EARLYBIRD15 at checkout.

To see everything else in the shop, check it out here! Or click on the shop tab above.

And I'm curious, what's your favorite new product so far? Let me know!

Now I'm off to make dinner and maybe change out of my sweats. The life of a designer really is so glamorous ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

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