That night I posted this new banner (the one hubs wasn't fond of):
So in the morning, to make it less wordy, I cut it down (very slightly):
I liked this one a lot! I knew it was a little blank, but I thought it was somewhat charming. So I posted to one of my teams to ask for opinions, and it all came up the same- too plain! Ahhh! Hubs was right! No!!! So I went to work and took one of his suggestions (sigh). I did a layered paper banner that is the same as my avatar, because it was also suggested that my avatar should stay the same. But I like that- I did like my avatar. Here is new banner take three:
But it's squashy looking! So here is take four:
Hmm...I think I like it! But let me just try it with the other words just in case...
I did kind of like this one, but then I thought it might be too much with the words and the colors and all. So I stuck with number four, which is now displayed in my shop. You thoughts and comments on the matter are, of course, always appreciated.
Now, on to more important things. I've got some new things listed up that I am so proud of. About two weeks ago I posted a preview of some gift tags I was going to list, and they turned out like this:
I loved the double-sided paper, and really wanted to make some book clips out of them. So I started- layering the floral side up on a turquoise card and a bright pink card. And then I got stuck. I wanted to add in the butterflies but didn't like it with the flowers. So they sat. In the meantime, I made these reversible book clips out of boy-themed paper, with one design on the front and another on the back, so they can be used either way.
I think the came out very spring-y. If you want to check them out further, they are listed here.
I wanted to try and get a few more things listed, but it always ends up taking longer than I thought. I'm going to have to try and get those done later today.
Which leads me to my last thought- do list or renew? Is it better to list something new or renew something old? I haven't to this point renewed anything I've made. I know a lot of people do so on a daily basis, even, but considering all of my items are under $10, those little 20 cents add up quickly on the price of the item itself. I was really considering it for my save the dates, table favors, and graduation announcements, though, since those are perpetual items. I'm still trying to decide if it's worth it for me to do that. I suppose I could give it a try once. As for some of the other items, I don't know if it's worth it to renew them, or if it is just better to add new product to my shop. Either way you get bumped to the top of the search list, so why not have more to offer?