Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Thank you, People!

Hello People!
SooBoo Designs truly believes in the designs on the website. I have
decided to add a new format to some of the designs already on the gift tags and some new designs as well. I have been looking at designs online and also in stores and see that a bit of a larger and square format is popular. Therefore, I have incorporated some designs onto 3" x 3" white square coverstock. I love that there is room for the "to". These are personalized which is a huge selling plus. Gifts have been popularized by making so many of them either monogrammed or with the recipients name on the gift. Of course, I specialize in paper products which continues to go with my desire of keeping friends and family in touch more often.

I have found a new "Connector" as he's been deemed by other cousins recently. He is one of my younger cousins who's from Europe who carries the same interest as I in the web. He is way more knowledgeable than I and has a keener sense of what he to accomplish in his career. He has generously helped me to change some things on the sooboo website not long ago of which I appreciate greatly. It could have stopped at that, but I certainly didn't want him to think I was taking advantage of his services. I wrote one day and he responded quickly. We have kept the emails coming on a regular basis, feeding into our Mediterranean culture of love of family. I know he loves to teach and I need to learn, so it's a great reunion and discovery of lives across the world!
Thank you, Cousin. He has a fabulous website of his own called 3rd Element. It contains wonderfully informative, easy to watch and listen tutorials.

So, back to new artistic formats! I have made a couple new holiday designs.
One is happy holidays
and the other is Merry Christmas. I am so crazy about these two new designs. Old wording, funky designs. When ordering, the to and from/love fonts can be decided by you. I simply chose a font which I believe best suits the design. You may also leave off the personalization so the tags may be used by anyone in the family. Whatever you decide, SooBoo gives you options. And that is important these days.

Here are some examples for my fabulous Jewish friends...

Here are some examples for everyday gift tags.. Great for gift giving, or to stock away in your wrapping station for any time usage!

Here is an example of a baby tag and a baby announcement that's new~
Here is an example of a thank you tag. I will be making more of these. Great with a wine bottle!

I recently got an order from a wonderfully creative woman in Los Angeles. She let me know that she is an Event Planner. I was thrilled to make a connection with someone in that field. She works with a woman who has twin girls who are graduating high school and off to different colleges! And guess what? They are both going to colleges I attended! U of A and Indi
ana U! What a small world. When I asked what colors these girls might like to see, she informed me of what brands they wear. From that, I was able to Google the brands to see what's "hip and in" and go from there. It was exciting and a bit of a challenge to decided what colors to use with what girl/school. I believe it turned out well. She also ordered a very popular item, the school's logo / mascot note cards. This customer wrote me when she received the goods and said the girls will love them. Mission accomplished!

I have also had requests to do non-name art luggage/bag tags. One of them I did twice. We decided that the name art might be too immature for this 18 year old young man off to college. Above is the sample with "name art" and below is with computerized font.

The other samples are for a junior row crew team off to their competition in Ohio this week. Best of luck kids! So, as you see, SooBoo is more versatile than what you see on the website. Just contact me and ask if it's possible. Easy!

I'm making a Greek recipe today.. even though we're in the low 100's today ....again!! It's nice for the boys to have a delicious option when they have worked hard in the pool all day with their friends! I'm making Greek Chicken with Orzo in tomato sauce and chicken broth. It's out of this world~! Want the recipe? Just ask.

Remember, people, your family is always there to help you and your friends are always there to listen. Start your summer out right by taking care of your loved ones by giving them vessels with which to communicate.. SooBoo paper products! Do it! And pass the word!

Thanks to all my customers! Each one is a delight!


Monday, June 2, 2008

Endings create beginnings

Wow! Finally! There are plenty of reasons to celebrate lately. Kids graduate from middle school into high school, from high school into college and from college into the real world. Because of these graduations, SooBoo Designs was fortunate enough to have surpassed a financial milestone. The website has been up and running for 11 months, and because of other's endings, I feel that SooBoo is just beginning. Thank you for all your orders and hopefully, your kids beginnings will be successful, demanding, exciting, wondrous, and somewhat inundating! All the afore mentioned meld together when you are doing something you love. Passions run deep here, yet it has taken a long time to figure it out... yet, there is still so much more to accomplish. When I see young children pursuing their God given talent (realizing and embracing that talent is the hardest step) and using it in school is an amazing gift. My friend's children are amazing. One is realizing his dream in the Air Force Academy and doing outrageously for his freshman year there. This is the sort of young adult of whom we need more. Another is off to one of the top schools for baseball after being recruited in high school. I was fortunate enough to make some luggage tags for his baseball bags when he travels. Go Owls! Other friend's kids are superior rowers, 1st chair in youth symphony orchestra, another graduating as a member of the National Honors Society and another with theatrical honors.. and the list goes on. I was never a great student by any stretch of the imagination, so when I see these young people in this scary time in which we live, I am so hopeful of good things to come. Whether academically, athletically or artistically or all of the above, it's impossible to go on if we don't see our futures being worth something. I am starting to see positive signs coming my way with sooboo. Hard work has always been an important lesson given to me by my parents. I have always seen them work hard with good, solid, well thought out ideas and they have always been successful in their endeavors. I wish to carry on that success. I don't care if it takes years, of course, I rather it not take that long, although, "sticktoitiveness" pays off generally, and if these kids can prove themselves with their lack of knowledge in physical years , then I can, with the years of lessons learned I have acquired. We are always learning how to be the best we can be. It's not easy and nothing comes simply, especially these days. I am proud of these children, and mine, too, of course, and of myself for creating some truly fun and bright and delightful useful art. as my niece said recently to herself after an important DC lobbying trip, "Yeah ME!" So, moving forward, below are my latest ideas for gift tags. As time goes by, I'll be creating more holiday designs getting in gear for that seasonal rush. Here are some Christmas Holiday hopefuls to place on your well thought out gifts.
Holiday wreath
Jingle Bells
Ornament Hanukkah ideas
Personalize your tags for the holidays!
Personalize your tags for any occasion
Create an informational card
Create a personalized gift basket card
Anyway, these are all such precious designs. I hopeyou enjoy them. If you have any ideas that you might like, just shoot me an email and I'll work something up to suit your personalization.

I am in the midst of starting new, fresh ideas holiday ideas. Lots of cute Halloween tags, too.. great for tucking in treat bags!

Gotta run! Happy summer and I'll be in touch!
Thanks again everyone for your support. I so appreciate it!