Big news today! I have secretly been working for several months on, a new site where I can share all of my stationery and invitations. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Etsy, but it is nice to have a little more control over your products on your own site!

And part of the new site launch involves quite a few new products (although sweet Lauren of Stamp 48 caught me sneaking a few of the items into my Etsy shop in her post on Tuesday lol! Thank you Lauren!).: meet Sucre, dodeline’s very first cohesive stationery set!

{the amazingness that is these photographs I owe completely to Seastar Arts}

Notebooks, 2012 Calendar, gift tags, boxed stationery, and more! It was such fun to go through this process and really take the time to develop packaging, presentation, design, and cohesiveness of the line. I think it’s a nice compliment to my sort of free-for-all approach to greeting cards, which I don’t really want to change :-)

I’d love to hear what you think of everything. Also, if you have a chance to mosey over to and check it out, I’d love to get your feedback! As always with a new site, I might have some kinks to work out, so any advice is helpful. And while you’re there, you could always sign up for a 10% off coupon!

Okay, so one more thing and I’ll shut up. I don’t do this very often, but to celebrate, I want to offer a giveaway! Win a box of Sucre stationery in the “Merci” message.

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Yay!  Thank you all you lovely blog readers!

I was so very honored a few months ago to hear that April from Blacksburg Belle and Mayi from Heartmade blog that they were getting to work on a fantastic e-book – A Creative Approach to Business Planning.

But then they went on to say that they were interviewing 10 handmade entrepreneurs to include in the book, and that little ole me was one of the lucky 10 to be asked to be interviewed! What an honor!

My copy of the e-book arrived over the weekend and it was great food for thought as I lounged by the pool (rough life huh? hehe). It was crazy to see myself included amongst such talented entrepreneurs and artists. Here are a few things the book includes:

  • a 68-page fully illustrated digital guide packed with original art–it’s not just a book, it’s a feast for your eyes.
  • an immediate download for your instant gratification + pleasure.
  • prompts to create + electrify your creative business journal.
  • 10 oh so juicy interviews with some of our fave artists-preneurs in the industry who are rocking their thing.
  • fill-in-the-blank exercises + splendidly designed worksheets to supercharge your biz planning.
  • a peak inside a-day-in-the-life of Mayi + April. Yes we’re sharing how our days unfolds from rise till zzzz.
  • and a super cool bonus: a 30-minute class that April originally published in ARTrepreneur that will teach you a concept that she uses with all her long-term consulting clients that will help you reverse engineer your goals to ensure they happen–this one technique doubled April’s income in one month–just sayin’.

…and it can be pre-ordered here.

{infomercial style} BUT WAIT, THAT’S NOT ALL!

I am in possession of one free copy for one lucky winner! I never ever do giveaways, but hey, why not? So here’s how we’ll play (up to 5 entries, you have to comment for each one):

Winner will be announced on Friday (picked by!

I teamed up with Girly Girl Giveaways and Barefoot by the Sea blog recently to do a stationery giveaway. Check it out when you get a chance – they’re great blogs!

A few photos of a recent custom order…I just love everything all stacked and colorful!