DIY City Mag

The Washington, D.C. issue of DIY City Mag is finally out! LizzyJDesigns is featured along with many other great artists in the city and surrounding area.

This issue is very timely as election season is in full swing in the nation's Capitol. The issue contains many creative (and crafty, of course) ways to show your support for presidential candidates, no matter which way you plan to vote!

The digital magazine also includes great local resources for artists, whether it's your full time gig or a hobby, there's something for everyone.

Check it out here.

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Who Loves Giveaways??

We do, we do!
LizzyJDesigns is featured on a blog giveaway at

LizzyJDesigns is pleased to send one lucky winner this custom handmade frame.

I call it "Vintage Delight." So, go to
and enter the giveaway....ASAP! The contest ends tonight at midnight.

And if you are not the lucky winner (I sympathise, I never win anything either) you can snag one of your very own in the shop :)

Happy Monday, everyone!
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Love for Amy Butler

Amy Butler plates
I'm please to share with you that Amy's designs have jumped on your dining room table with this delish dinnerware collection!

It almost doesn't matter what you put on these precious settings. Your food and drink will taste good just because the whole set is sooo pretty to look at!

Those of you who have visited my shop may Amy Butler designs as a common thread in some of the stationery I offer. I just love the fresh look Amy Butler has to offer in her fabric and paper designs.

At the moment I have been a fan of fusing the two concepts and creating note cards with Amy Butler fabrics!

Amy Butler Fabric Birdie Card

I will have these available at my upcoming Craft Show in Crofton this Saturday. Hope others find them as cute as I do!

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Craft Show Prep

This Saturday I will be at the Crofton Town Club Craft Fair. This is my first show and preparations are in the final stages! My checklist:

Confirm booth--check
Determine inventory--check
Design packaging--check
Order packaging--check
Purchase tent--check
Purchase supplies--check
Brainstorn display ideas--check
Set up Propay account--check
Order extra business cards--check
Purchase knuckle buster--today
Gather displays--tonight
Mock set-up display--Thursday
Fill inventory--on-going

I'm grateful to have a booth mate--ThirdEyeDesigns from Etsy that will be joining me that day! It is also her first show and I think it will be a good experience for us both. I don't think the fair will be too overwhelming that we need a ton of inventory and it's right before halloween and gives shoppers an early start for Christmas.

I've decided to stock a big part of this show with note sets since the prices are not too low and not too high. I'm trying to offer bits of my shop at different price points. To hit lower price points, I'm offering handmade tags, note covers with designs not yet offered on the Etsy shop. The higher priced items from my shop are decoupage frames. I'm bringing about 7 frames. If they sell like hotcakes, that would be great! I wanted to bring more, but they take so long to make and I need to be realistic about my committment to this. I will also have my business cards ready to take custom orders on-site.

I had some unexpected travel last week for my "real" job and it cut into my crafting time (how dare they?!). So hopefully the note sets I have will do well. Hey, if I sell out, that would be a great problem to have!

Now back to scoring and trimming, scroring and trimming.....
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Just another manic Monday

Mondays at work always require "recovering" from a relaxing/busy weekend. The coffee and tea station in my new office is a blessing...

The Flavia Creation 400 in my office is more than a coffee machine. It is coffee paradise. I look forward everyday when I come to work. Each morning, this fabulous machine gives me all the options of coffee, tea, cuppucinno and chocolate drinks I never even knew existed.

All you do is choose your drink and insert the corresponding packs from this display of caffeinated heaven.

One cup is brewed (very quickly) just for me, and just the way I like it. I think later I will try something from "Indulgence." Then later, a cup of something with the foam topping pack. It's so easy to make and no more worrying about those office mates who feel they are too good to make coffee when the take the last cup!

And I can always rely on its great customer service!

Mondays may be manic, but at least I have coffee to get me through!

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