When Elise reached out to me about a collaboration, I knew immediately that I wanted to do it - I love her mini flair, she's a thoughtful, responsive, and reasonable shop owner, and it would be so fun to have some of my doodles on embellishments I could use on layouts and Project Life.
Of course, about ten minutes after the initial "YES!" came the follow-up "can I really do this?" and "what if she's so awesome to offer and make these, but no one wants my doodles on her flair" and the ever present "I don't know how to make my doodles digital!" The best thing about Elise? She's patient and kind, and there's nothing like someone who believes you can do it to spur you to learn. I have so, so much to learn, but for now, I know how to make a digital image out of a doodle, and now I am sitting in my home after having just completed a layout with two of my very own doodle flair. You can't beat that kind of full heart excitement with a stick.
And all those worries? They seemed to melt away the second I held the flair in my hands because that Elise, she really knows what she's doing. Can you hug embellishments? I want to hug these. They're perfectly sized and she includes the adhesive foam on the back so that I don't have to go searching for the umpteenth time for my own sheet of foam adhesives that I cannot ever seem to locate.
I have so many ideas for how I want to include these in my weekly Project Life, but tonight I couldn't help but use them in a layout inspired by the pep talk I've been giving myself for the past few weeks.
And the best news of all? You can buy your own from her shop as of today! There are three sets available for a limited time (left to right): The Nest, Get Cozy, and Keep Going.
You will find these in Elise's shop here: Feed Your Craft, and if all goes well, there might be more collections after the first run is over. I've also heard rumor that the artist entertains custom requests. I would love, of course, if you'd support me and my new adventures by picking up a set, but I'd also love if you'd support Elise and her fantastic product. Need some more inspiration? Elise has posted her own layout using the doodle flair, and you can find it on her blog here.
Not that you need it, but further proof that Elise is both awesome and generous, she's given me two full sets of all three design groups to give away! The giveaway will up on Instagram today and I'd love to see you enter to win them. My mom is already plotting turning them into magnets, and a dear friend wants to make them pushpins, so even if you aren't a paper crafter, these have so many awesome possibilities!
And if all of that wasn't enough excitement in my world for one day, I can finally announce that my shop will open on Tuesday, May 5th! I will have a post up and links to the shop here and on Instagram next week, but I am honestly just so excited to be able to tell you that all the planning and plotting working and worrying is hopefully going to pay off with my own small space carved out in the world.
I want to be able to call attention to the shiniest bits of the lives we live, the small moments and the incredible people we carry with us each day. I will be offering custom family and personal portraits, flow maps, and doodle letters, as well as digital files individually and as a set, a set of files that can be used as digital stamps, and a selection of one of a kind doodles in various sizes. How about a tiny sneak peak of the first set of digital prints that will be available?
Now, be a dear and head over to Feed Your Craft and pick up some flair - my heart thanks you!