Friday, July 30, 2010

redbud/gracey may giveaway winner!!

Thank you so much to all who entered Redbud's Christmas in July Giveaway, featuring Etsy seller Gracey May

We have a winner...

Comment #103 was...

Get in touch with me sometime when you're not busy snuggling that new baby, and we'll go from there!

THANK YOU again to all of you who continually support Redbud. I encourage you to do the same for Gracey May! You had a favorite item, and now I think you need to go get it! :) She is already offering free shipping through tomorrow, July 31st, but she has graciously offered to extend free shipping for one more week (through August 7th) to all of you who entered this giveaway. Message her before the sale to get a price adjustment, or she can refund the shipping once you have paid. 

Congrats again to Jenny!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

nesting, nesting...

Mostly everyday I work on Redbud projects during Merit's nap time. That is some of the only free time I get some days, and as much as I love my work here at Redbud, sometimes I need a little break from design - at least of the graphic kind. I have always loved doing creative things, especially with my hands. With the new baby coming very soon, I got an itch last week to sew. (This was between my itch to scrub the bathroom with a toothbrush and the itch to vacuum the carpet again.) It felt amazing to sit at my sewing machine, listen to some old Dave Matthews, and create things for my girls.

Merit recently moved to a toddler bed, so I made her a couple of new pillow cases. I also made a few burp cloths and decorated a couple of onesies with iron-ons for the baby. Nothing too complicated as I'm still a novice seamstress at best (I can sew rectangles with the best of 'em!). But I felt renewed and excited after my little sewing (and ironing-on) session.

And I'm sure after I quit sewing I used that excitement to go wipe down a baseboard or something. I encourage you to slow down and do something that you truly love to do every once in a while.

Speaking of things you love to do - be sure to enter Redbud's latest giveaway - a $50 Redbud Gift Certificate and $20 Gracey May shop credit. This awesome giveaway ends Thursday night!

Friday, July 23, 2010

christmas in july GIVEAWAY

---This giveaway has closed. Thanks so much to all who entered! I'll announce the winner by Friday night, July 30th!---

Etsy, the site we all know and love, has been having quite the Christmas in July sale this month. It inspired me to host a giveaway here at Redbud. Mainly because it is never too early to think about Christmas, and also because giveaways are FUN! 

In honor of Etsy, I decided to ask my dear friend Penny from Gracey May to join me in this little giveaway. Oh, my goodness, is she talented. Her embroidery is uniquely creative, perfectly vintage, absolutely beautiful...I could go on and on. 

Here are some things she made by hand for my girls. I cannot wait to see them wear their Best Friends necklace shirts and take entirely too many pictures. And that sweet little bird picture? It is so sweet that the only place it could possibly belong is above the bed of a sweet sleeping baby girl.

So, for this giveaway, the lucky winner will be come away with a

$50 Redbud Designs Gift Certificate
$20 Gracey May Etsy Shop Credit!

Imagine the possibilities. Keep them for yourself or use them as gifts for those you love. As you know, my wait list is closed for a bit, but that Redbud gift certificate might come in handy for this year's Christmas card design...or maybe a fresh fall blog design. 

To enter, go visit Penny's shop and leave a comment here telling me what item (or items!) that you love. 

For additional entries, you can do any of the following:
- Become a follower of this blog/let me know that you are a follower
 - Follow Redbud on Twitter / let me know that you follow Redbud on Twitter
 - Become a fan of Redbud on Facebook / let me know you are a Facebook fan
 - Mention this giveaway on your blog
- Share this giveaway on Facebook
  - Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter
 - OH! And the first one to correctly guess the movie that the quote on the blue embroidered hoop in the top right corner is from gets their entries DOUBLED!!  **update: yes, Jenna, it is "Say Anything"! way to go! :)

That is up to 9 entries (18 if you guess the movie)! Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

This giveaway will end Thursday, July 29th, at midnight central time. Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

new looks

Redbud got a new look today. Here are a few others who have received a new look lately...
(Click on each picture to visit their blogs.)

As you may have seen, my wait list is closed for a while, but be looking for a GIVEAWAY to begin in the next day or two for a $50 Redbud gift certificate to be used once I open the wait list again!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

the wait list has closed!

The open spots on the wait list have now been taken. Thank you so much to everyone who showed interest. I will be busy wrapping up all of my current projects right up until it is time for little sister to make her debut! I'll be taking some time off from Redbud after she gets here, but I'm not quite sure yet when I'll start taking orders again. I have an amazing boss who lets me have as much maternity leave as I want! :) In the meantime, check back often for recent design updates, as well as news about some new things going on at Redbud. (For instance, my husband made me get I finally got a twitter! I'll let you know when I get that going so you can follow along if you'd like.)

Until next time, here are a few recent Redbud blog designs...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

for a limited time only...

I am now taking orders again! Unfortunately, I can only take on THREE new projects (blog design or print design) before I close the wait list again to go have a sweet baby girl and get used to life with TWO little girlies. 

If you are interested in getting on my wait list, please email me at (Or if you are placing a blog design order, you can go ahead and fill in THIS form and send it to me - either way.) 

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED - To be placed on my wait list, the $20 deposit must be paid. I will send a deposit invoice to those who contact me. 

I will update this blog and my Facebook page as soon as the spots are filled. Thank you so much to all of you who have been and will be keeping me busy!!