Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Big News!

It's been close to one month since my last update, and in that time I had two really bad colds, I took a short trip to Seattle, and I found out some great news. My greeting card line was accepted by New Seasons Market here in the Portland metro area. New Seasons is a chain of 12 (soon-to-be 15!) healthy grocery stores emphasizing organic and local foods and local home goods items.


Over the last couple of years I've had probably ten different people suggest that my greeting cards would be perfect for New Seasons. Finally, a few weeks ago, after some prompting and coaching by my good friend Lise, I applied with the wonderful help of New Seasons home goods buyer James. It all happened so quickly I was almost in shock!


So far, you can find my cards at the Mountain Park (Lake Oswego) New Seasons. My whole card line of eleven different cards is represented there, so if you're in the area and interested, please check it out. Meanwhile, my cards are still available at five other special stores and on Etsy.


I've managed to keep up with most of my blog reading, which feels good. I love this community of bloggers and love keeping in touch with the latest news from blog friends. Another thing that keeps me busy is Pinterest. It is a great way to find and store miniature tutorials and printables. I have hundreds on my boards. If you haven't discovered Pinterest yet, you might like it! :-)

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Behind the scenes, I'm working on that Greenleaf Primrose dollhouse that I won in Tam Toum's giveaway over one year ago. It's shaping up to be a vintage kitchen. I'm working on a new character for that house too. I also have a new story in the works! And I may give Sophie the bear's Brambleberry Farmhouse a shabby country makeover. :-)


I hope all of you are healthy and happy. It's always a joy hearing from you. Thank you for your sweet comments! I read every one and appreciate them so much. Until next time, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer


59 comments:

  1. AWESOME!! congratulations honey, well deserved.

    I just hope this doesn't swell Flossy's head. Then you will have to start sorting the mm's by color and have hand squeezed carrot juice in every room ;P

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    1. Hi Jane! You're so funny! Thank you for the good laugh! And thank you for your sweet support too. :-) xo Jennifer

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  2. Hello Jennifer,
    congratulations on your card adventures! it is so much fun and very excitingt for you! I hope you are feeling better and i look forward to your next posts.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac, Great to hear from you! Thanks--I am feeling all better now, and I appreciate your support so much! xo Jennifer

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  3. Congrats Jennifer on this great new adventure! I had a cold too and it does feel miserable! I hope you'll get over your illness soon and be back on your feet to post more stories :)

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    1. Hi Jane, I think a lot of people got hit hard with the flu and colds recently. Thankfully, I'm all better now--and you too! :-) xo Jennifer

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so so so happy for you Jennifer!!!!
    Good to read good news!
    Can't wait to see your kitchen!
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much, Ewa! I'm excited about the kitchen too--it's so much fun putting together all of the little elements. :-) xo Jennifer

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  5. that's great news and I love how the dollhouse is shaping up! your kitchens are always so freakin cute :)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. Aww, thank you so much, Marisa! xo Jennifer

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you my dear. Your cards are a hit! It will be wonderful to see your work on the new kitchen and see what new character you produce.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank you for your support the last 2+ years, Drora! You're a good friend! xo Jennifer

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  7. C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s ! :) So Wonderful News!
    I am so Happy for you!
    Hope you are fine now!
    HUgs
    Kikka

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    1. Hi Kikka! Thank you for your sweet comment. Yes, thankfully, I am better now. (Virus-free) hugs to you! xo Jennifer

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  8. These are big news for sure - congratulations! But your other news are exciting, too... another character, a new kitchen, a makeover... Sounds like I'm going to have lots of fun when visiting your wonderful blog. I'm sorry to hear you've been sick - and I'm glad you're feeling better now. Maybe this is an idea for a future card... "Hit the road, you da*n virusses"... *grin*

    Hugs
    Birgit

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    1. Great idea, Birgit! :-D I know you had a virus recently too, so you understand. xo Jennifer

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  9. Congratulations! That is great news!

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    1. Thank you so much, GardenOfDaisies! I really appreciate your support! xo Jennifer

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  10. Hi Jennifer! Glad to see you posting again! Many congratulations on your card success, that's excellent news and well deserved! I'm glad to hear you're better now and look forward to seeing your new character! Kind regards, Brian.

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  11. Congratulations Jennifer! ♥ :)
    HUGS and sweet grteetings!

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  12. Hello Jennifer Wow fantastic news I am so happy for you congratulations :) Your cards are gorgeous. I am glad that you are feeling better now. Oooo some new projects I love your kitchens so am looking forward to seeing this one. A new character can't wait. :)))
    Hugs Maria

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  13. Hi dear! That;s ever so wonderful to read your news! that's a wonderful reward for sticking to doing what you love , making new scenes, taking great photos, transforming ideas!!! wishing you the best of success with the new stores! And i am also very very much looking forward to seeing all new things you are working on! Thanks for all your kind comments during the last time...i didn't know you weren't well! so i appreciate them even more!!! take care and enjoy all new adventures! :)

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  14. Congratulations Jennifer!!!! I am so happy for you-but not surprised. Your cards are so adorable- if I had a shop I would jump at the chance to include them in my inventory too. Looking forward to seeing your new project progress and hope that you are done with being sick now! Being sick in the summer is just no fun! hugs to you!!

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  15. Congtatulations! That's wonderful and truly well deserved.

    Thanks for the prompt to check out your Pinterest, now following all your boards.

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer, with you've got your cards into the "New Seasons Market" they will be a hit. With all your new ideas, it allows you to create new scenes and make new cards.
    I was in 2008 in Seattle, when my youngest daughter was in high school, it is an exciting city. Especially the market by the water.
    Great to hear that you are now back on track, it is also violently with 2 colds in one month. Take care of yourself.

    Thanks again for your help and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  17. Congratulations!!! That is so amazingly awesome, and couldn't have happened to anyone nicer!Yaay!!!

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  18. Hello from Spain: congratulations on the success of your cards. I'm happy for you. I wish that you're better of your health problems. Beautiful creations. Keep in touch

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  19. Yay!!! If I ever get to visit Seattle, I will be sure to visit one of those stores to see them displayed! That must be super exciting for you! What an accomplishment! I bet you feel famous when you see them at the store. :)

    Love pinterest too! You can totally get suckered in for hourrrrssss. :)

    toddlindsey.com

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  20. That's such great news, Congrats!

    ^_^

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  21. Congratulations!!! Big smile :) So happy for you!

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  22. Hi Jennifer! Congratulations on the launching of your cards. They are so cute and it was such a wonderful idea to come up with the format of using your sweet characters and dollhouse environments to place them in. Also, congratulations on your fantastic Pinterest board. I was just looking at it and it has so many interesting things. Thank you so much for putting it together. It must have been a lot of work. I hope you are feeling better or will be soon. Colds are horrible to have and not always easy to get over. I see you have a lot of nice things in the works. Looking forward to seeing them. No hurry! Just take care of yourself!

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  23. What great news! Your cards are a great success! Congrats!
    =)
    Hugs.

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  24. Two colds, urgh..but such wonderful news!! Hooray and a huge congrats :D

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  25. That's awesome, congratulations! I agree, your cards will do great at New Seasons!

    -Baby Cat

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  26. Jennifer,

    Cogratulations! I knew you could do it!

    See you at the next Craft Circle.

    - Momma Cat

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  27. Congratulazioni cara Jennifer le cartoline sono fantastiche!!!kiss

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  28. CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer!!! That's so exciting!! I am not surprised they were interested!

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  29. muchas felicidades , tu trabajo se lo merece, veo que sigues haciendo cosas sin parar , ya tengo ganas de ver esa cocina , la verdad es que pinterest es fantastico , solo tengo una queja , es de lo mas adictivo , jajajaja

    besitos

    Mari

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  30. Que preciosidades Jennifer, tus postales son cada vez más bonitas y mira que eso es difícil...
    Pásate por mi blog y verás como han quedado tus regalos en mi última escena.
    Mil besos de tu amiga...Julia.

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  31. Hello Jennifer,
    fantasic newy!!! Congrats!!
    I´m so happy for you!!
    Greetings
    Melanie

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  32. Congrats again Jennifer! I am SO happy for your success!! :)

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  33. Thank you so much, everyone! Your comments are so sweet and thoughtful. You've really made my day! xo Jennifer

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  34. Congratulations dear Jennifer!
    Your card are fabulous. Good luck!
    Greetings, Faby

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  35. Congratulations!!! You must be over the moon.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your new character and the new house.
    Geneviève

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  36. Congratulations! That is so exciting. (and I can imagine that everyone who receives one of your cards will have a smile on their face!)
    Big hugs,
    Isabelle

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  37. Wow! Such exciting news, some well deserved success after all of your hard work and dedication. I look forward to watching all of your new projects, seems like lots of fun. You have found so many lovely printies to add to your Pinterest page, I need many hours to explore them all. I'm glad that you are feeling better, stay well.
    A Big Mini Hug

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  38. Dear Jennifer,wow, such great news, I am so happy for you my friend, you really deserve it, because your cards are so special ,and so are you !!
    I am glad you`re feeling well again, having two colds is nothing to joke with.
    Pinterest is great fun, you´re so right, I can´t stop pinning hahaha.
    I´m very curious to see your new vintage kitchen, I´m also making a kitchen, above the toyshop, but some how I`m not so creative at the moment :(
    Take care my friend.

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  39. Felicidades por el éxito de tus postales, son realmente muy bonitas.

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  40. Привет!
    Замечательные открытки!! Поздравляю! Это так приятно!!!
    Объятья
    Татьяна

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  41. Congratulations!! exiting news and very adorable cards =)

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  42. Congratulations!! I am so happy for you!! Your cards are so sweet and unique and I am convinced they will be a big sucsess! I am very excited to see what you do with that vintage kitchen, how exciting! wonder who is going to live there :). Hope you have a lovely weekend, hugs Pam in Norway

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  43. Congratulations Jennifer!!!! It has always been a pleasure to watch you grow in your work during the last year and to watch your friends increase tremendously. I have always admired your cards and knew that you would do great things with them. You are awesome and I love your blog. Happy that you are back and feeling better.
    Hugs,
    Felma

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  44. Jennifer sono felicissima per te, è una notizia straordinaria, complimenti!

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  45. HIP HIP HURRAY, great news Jennifer, enjoy :D!!
    A new ktichen?? How exciting!!
    Take care, dear friend!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  46. Yeepee!!! I knew this would happen to you. Your art is incredible. Those pictures are so crisp and happy. They just look like the cards one should find at stores. This is just the beginning for you. You are going to go far with these. Congratulations!
    hugs, hugs, hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  47. Hello Jennifer, sorry I'm late with commenting, but I am catching up right now on this free saturday. First of all; Congratulations now your wonderful cards are being sold in shops as well! They really deserve it! I just joined you on Pinterest and to my delight I saw you have a board about Guinea Pigs! Those are my favorite pets, I have a couple right now. Most of my life I have had Guinea Pigs. Your board is great :-)

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  48. I think it is such wonderful news, Jen! Congratz again for landing such a major deal! Move over Hallmark, make way for Plushpussycat! :)

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  49. Felicidades Jennifer, es una gran noticia.
    Te mereces todo lo bueno.
    besitos ascension

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  50. Your cards in a store chain!!!! I`m so happy for you, that is fantastic news! Congratulations :) :)
    Mona

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