Sending YOU Love


I'm not the type of gal to usually spot the perfect rounded number on my speedometer...
but today I did catch that my blog following has reached 200!
I can't really put into words how that feels... but if I might try...
it's like walking on clouds
a sunny day in the middle of a Portland Winter
an unexpected gift in the mail

Thank You Friends
for saying hello... sharing your thoughts
and being my friend... you're all AWESOME IN MY BOOK!


So lets talk about sending "love mail"
I love mail! Who doesn't?
well I do hate paper wasting stupid junk mail and bills
but I LOVE all the rest
package or envelope it really doesn't matter


Many of you have asked if I was planning on making cards sometime in the future
and believe it or not the future is very very near.
I am quite terrified of printers, but with some encouragement
and advice from my friend Cate
(who just happens to be having an amazing giveaway right now)
AND my very sweet husband that reminded me to breath
I successfully printed 10 sample postcards which I am sending off to Sadie for this years Lollishops Press Kits for Silver Bella 2009.
Now I'm on the hunt for the perfect paper and to create my own custom postcard design.
I had some items to mail out tomorrow and realized I was out labels.
So I quickly came up with these.
The cupcake is a new design... i'm still working on.
Pretty sure he's going to be party of my Valentine Kit available in January.


This amazing treat was sent to my e-mail this evening!
Karen purchased my kit just this morning and by the time I got home from work
she had created this adorable birthday invitation for her 3 year old.
I was so moved! It's been such a quick but crazy journey
to this new adventure of digital kit making
and it's going to take time before I find my market
plus really believe that I belong amongst such amazing designers.
but seeing so many of the elements of my kit come together
in such an adorable way
made my heart sing
and gave me a second wind!
THANK YOU KAREN!

There is one more person I want to thank tonight
and that is my dear friend Danielle Thompson
I would have never had the courage to try learning Illustrator on my own
and I am constantly inspired by her kindness and her amazing talents as an artist.
And in the spirit of this post I would like to share some of her new products
for sending the sweetest parcels to those you love


Just tonight I printed these dang cute labels
inspired by Danielle's vintage camera collection
reminding mail carriers to deliver your mail safe and sound


From stamps to stickers to print them yourself
There is something special that is sure to work for you
and as I have shared time and time again
her DIGITAL KITS are all so dang cute
no wonder she proudly calls them Kitschy Digitals!
Thank You Danielle for being such a great friend!


Well I hope you feel the love!
Blogging really isn't all that fun
if you don't have a friend or two to share it with
so to have 200 is 100 times the fun!

THANKS!
Chelsea Ann

9 comments:

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

That's wonderful Chelsea Ann...and you are welcome! Love all the new fun creations...keep up the great work!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

RachelM said...

I'm glad to be part of the 200! :)
I love the cupcake labels!

koralee said...

Oh my all this is so much fun! I adore everything! How wonderfully inspiring this post is! Congratulations on hitting 200 followers! xoxoxo

milk and cookeez said...

Im just melting looking all of your goodies and the great digital art-how awesome, if only....
I ADORE the bowtie on the cotton Candy, way too cute!
I cant wait to sit and work with my circus kit, if only the printer wasnt so darn persnickity!

Hollyrocks said...

Good luck with the new section of your business! Everything looks beautiful so far. And congrats on reaching 200 followers too. That's exciting!

Pink Trees and Sunshine said...

You did an excellent job of teaching yourself Illustrator~~the gradient on the cupcake and the highlight on the cherry are perfect!

Lilee said...

omg this blog is so cute! i'm so following!

Retro Plants said...

Just so you know. . . you rock so much I had to post something about your newest venture into digital kits on my blog. . .
so go check it out. . . www.retroplants.com. . . all love Chelsea Ann!
so perfect and i am SO proud of you. . . your an inspiration! :)

Cate said...

Oh, Chelsea, I adore the cards. You did a wonderful job!