It's time for a shop update! Most of you know that I have my hands in many buckets. When people ask about Creative Maison, I often start with explaining the trinity of creative outlets that Creative Maison (remember, "creative maison" = " creative house") was built upon. Interior, Images (I, too, enjoy being behind the camera), and Graphics. I love the occasional chaos it brings and how it always seems to keep me on my toes. I often have people telling me that if I just focused on one aspect of Creative Maison, I could go "all in" per say and work on that craft to near perfection - thus building a rock solid brand on one product or one creative outlet. I do realize the beauty of the idea, and I'm not saying I don't ever consider dropping everything and just focusing on one area. However, that's never been the goal. I wouldn't be myself without each outlet. From the day the idea of Creative Maison came to me several years ago, it just made sense that all three would be there. It may be a rebellious standpoint in the small business world, but somehow, I don't really let it affect me. Thus, I have to make sacrifices. I do what I can. I focus on each individual craft during different times of the year when all of the others are taking less of my time. And that brings us around to the shop update!

The early months of the year are much calmer on the photo shoot and project fronts. So I focus on graphics and give more love to my Etsy shop. I work on orders all year long of course, but now is the time where I build my products, focus on branding updates and any other new products to be added. I've been thankful this year that the Creative Maison Shop has been growing, on and off Etsy. I'm so grateful for each and every type of person I get to work with. Whether working with a bride-to-be, maid of honor, bridesmaid, couple, etc, I really enjoy be able to chat with them and sharing in the fun of planning their day (it's definitely the event planner in me), and giving that personal touch that every person deserves when making a purchase from our shop.

That being said, I've worked on some re-branding this year, keeping the best selling products and adding a few new types of products. I'm SUPER excited to be growing our wedding suites designs which I'm currently working on as we speak (well, you know, as YOU sleep at night really). I wanted to share what's going on and a few new products!

First, and foremost, new designs are making their way in to the Creative Maison shop! New designs are my fav. I love working with artists, watercolor and blooms in many different ways to create new invitation designs. I'm have this obsession with typography, that always gets fed by new designs. Below is only one of our many new designs on the way in to the shop over the next couple months! Keep checking back!

Up next, is a "new" permanent product. Maids of honor or bridesmaids planning wedding or bridal showers and ask me all the time about adding coordinating recipe cards to use at the shower or send with the shower invitation, so I've been adding these on all year to many orders. I listened to the need and decided to add a permanent recipe card section to the shop. My goal is to always offer a coordinating card with every invitation. And these are so easy! Once purchased, you immediately get the file with two cards perfectly laid out and ready to print, with cut lines for a quick and easy prep time. I, personally, love love this idea. Recipe cards were handed out at my shower almost seven years ago, and I still use them! And what a better way for a bride to reminisce on her shower theme than to have the beautiful blooms on the recipe cards that she'll always treasure.  Oh, and advice cards for baby showers are on the way as well!

Next, we have a completely new product to my shop. Customizable Watercolor Placemats! Personally, I love a great placemat for my daughter. They A.L.W.A.Y.S. help with clean up after a meal and protects our beautiful wooden table from water marks, paint, coloring and anything else our daughter works on at the table. And the prints I have available, are just precious! These make a great gift too!

Lastly, for now - MENUS! These yet another product that I've found myself doing so often. Again, I decided to jump in and make a permanent section for menus as well. Only a couple themes are in the shop at the moment, but we are working on getting that fixed!

Take some time and browse my shop! All items are fully customizable for birthdays, showers, wedding, baptisms, etc. The sky is the limit!