12:23 PM

New Card Set: Pink and Brown Paisley

Hi Blog readers!

I thought i would let you all know about the newest offering at our Etsy Shop.

This is a cute set of pink a brown paisley cards. Each of the four cards has a different sentiment hand stamped on it. Check them out:

If you want to see more pictures of this item check out the listing here: Pink and Brown Paisley Card Set

Thanks for stopping by!

4:27 PM

A little of this .... a little of that

It has been several weeks since the blog has been update we are sorry about that. We have several new projects we have been working on.

The first are these great twilight inspired bookmarks Amie has been working on. Both have pewter charms, Swarovski crystal, clear spacer beads and red grosgrain ribbon. Any twilight fan would love these don’t you think? As the listing says (it is cleaver if I do say so myself) Take a little Forks with you wherever you go!

I have been working on these mini scrapbooks. Several weeks ago a person who comes into where I work asked me a question could you make a mini scrapbook? While I do them all the time, she wanted one had in a similar way to one she already had. This is where the challenge came it, it was constructed differently than any scrapbook I have ever seen. I welcomed the challenge of figuring out how to make t similar, while still putting my own stamp on it! It was really fun to make it was a great fathers card gift.

I will be making some soon for the shop.

These are 4 x 6 mini albums all with a different colored printed paper. Here are a few pictures. The albums are a total of 12 pages (included front and back cover).

Last week she came to me and asked if I could make another one for her Mother in Law. I decided to mix it up a bit make a few changes to how it works, discovers some cardstock is better for this folding then others (but that is a story for a different day).

Thanks for stopping by. Stop by the shop and see what is going on there. If you see something you like or would like customize don't hesitate to ask!

7:25 AM

New Mothers Day and Fathers Day Cards

It has been a while since we came to you with some new items so I am happy to show you some of the new items we have in the store.

The first is the great card perfect to express you love to your Mom. It is great for mothers day, but would also be great for a birthday card or even a just because card! Don't you think your mom would love this card.

Take a closer look at it here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45896405/i-love-you-mom-card

The second card is our fathers day card. It is made with my favorite argyle. I mean really who doesn't love argyle. The great colors are perfect for the Fathers in your lives.

Take a closer look at the card here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45756225/argyle-fathers-day-card

We hope to have some more new and fun items coming up soon. So please visit the shop

10:06 PM

Birthday Card .....

Recently I have been working on a few projects for friends. Here is one of those projects. I made this card for a co-workers granddaughters birthday. It was a first for me using the Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) program for the cricut machine. I do love that program. It allowed me to cut out anything I can dream up, you gotta love something that will do that for you. So Britney is going to be 8, and this is what i came up with.

What do you all think of it? A few people told me I should make a version for the etsy shop, I'm not sure though. So tell me should I offer it or not?

10:06 AM

Our update!

I know it has been over a month since you last update. We have been so busy with other life activities that we haven't been able to update the blog, so here I am again trying to catch you all up on what is going on with the store. We are in the middle of creating some new and fun items for the store.

I am making some fun baby scrapbooks perfect for all of those firsts in a babies life. A few of our fans have seen the albums I have made and have encouraged me to put them in the store so I have obliged. Those should be in the store in the next few weeks.

We also should have some Mother's Day and Fathers day Cards listed very soon.

There will be some new cards, some bookmarks and maybe even some other surprises coming soon.

We appreciate all of the support and encouragement we get from our fans and customers. If there is anything you think we should offer, or that you would like made special for you don't hesitate to contact us!

7:38 PM

We've Been Busy ....

Here at A and R Design Studio we have been really busy. Both Amie and I have been doing some custom orders. I made a set for 5 Valentine’s Day cards for my friend Keiko (Thanks Keiko). They were similar to this card HERE. I have also been designing a new logo and stamp for the backs of our items. It took much longer to create than I thought but we do really like it, and I hope everyone else does too.

Amie has been busy making 2 custom orders. One set of thank you cards which turned out great, but, unfortunately no pictures were taken. She got this custom orders for 20 flat notecards, stamped and embossed. She is also completing some great Twilight bookmarks. I think all of your twilight fans will love them. She also will have some great non twilight options for everyone else.

We are busy trying to add some new items to the store. Look for some new notecards from Amie along with the bookmarks. I should be adding some cards very soon. I am hoping to have an entire line of argyle (my favorite pattern) cards within the next few weeks. Also we are planning some great Mothers and Fathers Day.

Thanks for checking in with us, I will keep you updated as new items are added and we have more news to share with our fans. As always if any of you would like a custom item don't hesitate to ask we are always happy to make new items, especially for our friends and fans!

9:11 AM

Whats New at A and R Design Studio

Jut a mere month ago I said that I was hoping to update this blog more, and it seems that I'm not off to a good start. I will work to harder to keep you all updated on what is happening with the store.

I made a custom Christmas album, which took much more time than I thought it would, but it turned out great. Again I forgot to take pictures.

Right now I am working on two projects a custom order of some Valentines day cards for a co-worker and designing a stamp for the backs of all of our items. Both will be done this weekend! The stamp is proving to be more fun than I thought it would be.

Amie has been making some terrific bookmarks. (For you Twilight Fans she makes some great Twilight themed ones). They will be in the store soon, as soon as she unpacks from her recent move. We hope to have them in the store very soon and there will be a blog post about them!

Come back soon, I;m sure we will have some new and exciting items coming up!

11:16 PM

Newest Valentines Day Cards

Hi all blog readers. since you are all so great to come and check out what we are up to, I thought I would give you all a sneak peek of our newest cards. These two new Valentines Day cards will be posted on etsy this weekend but I thought I would share it will our blog readers first.

This first one is a lovely pink and red card. It is a great valentines day cars but would also be great anytime of the year.

The second is a a personal favorite. I love arglye, I honestly think there is no pattern better than argyle. I also love the colors in this paper. Don't be surpised it i don't design a line of cards based on this paper, that is how much I love it.

We have other projects going on. I'm working on a custom christmas album and Amie has some great new bookmarks we will be premiering really soon.

Later this month we will have participating in a giveaway on a great blog Lemon Drop Studio she does great things, so everyone should check her out!

Check back soon for new a fun thins happening at A and R Design Studio!

11:08 AM

New Year ... New Items

Happy New Year Everyone.

I have been neglecting this blog. It has been a buys few months but it is my resolution to spend more time updating our friends, family and fans on what we have coming up. I have been working ona few custom albums and I hope to get those picutres posted later this weekend. I have also been working on some valentines day cards which will be posted very soon, maybe even today!

I hope everyone has a great new year and stay turned we will ahve some fun, and maybe unexpected new items in the next few weeks!