January 31, 2011

A Design Giveaway!

As the commercial side of Finian Road's design business flourished last year, I started to have an itch to design fun, personal pieces as well.  Lots of color, quirky items, more creativity.  Stuff that's cute and fun to not only have, but give as well.  

This month, I opened Finian Road's online shoppe over at Etsy.  To start, I added two pieces to the shoppe -- a cheery to-do list notepad and a set of "Avoiding Ambiguous Food" lunchbox cards.   You'll have to read the lunchbox cards description to see how they came about...trust me, whatever I sell, I definitely use too!  :)





The notepads each have 50 sheets and are bound at the top.  I seriously love checking boxes off.  I am a nerd, I know.




Want to know something awesome?

The day the cheery to-do notepad was listed for the first time, it made a treasury of "undiscovered finds" on Etsy!  Artsyville highlighted it with other goodies on Etsy.

Speaking of Artsyville, she has absolutely beautiful goodies in her shoppe.  What I love to do via design she does by hand...you should check her stuff out as well!




And my favorite tongue-in-cheek "Avoiding Ambiguous Food" lunchbox notes...Jonathan gets one of these each day in his lunch.  They're being sold in packs of 25 - perfect for a month's worth of lunches!  :) 

Sized roughly the size of a baseball card, they're cute and perfect to tuck in with lunches.  You could even use them with care packages to bring a smile to the face of someone you love!



And to celebrate the new personal design launch, I'm giving away two goodies! 
The winners can pick what they want -- a cheery notepad or a set of lunchbox notes...

Just leave a comment here by Tuesday evening (February 1st) at 6 pm Pacific.  Let me know which one you'd want to win...and I'll announce the winners tomorrow night.  Good luck!

27 comments:

Kim Owens said...

You have always been so creative! I can't wait to see what else you do, Shel! Sure do miss you! xoxoxoxo Kim

Lindsay said...

I love your to-do list- so cute! Maybe a pretty list would make me want to actually do stuff...

KCina said...

Super cool...yeah for more creative goodness!!! ;)

~ Kathy

Amber said...

I love the to-do list!

Amelia said...

I love the to do lists!

Randi said...

I am a list-making junky... and love, love, love the cheery notepad! You make such awesome stuff!

Angie said...

YEAHHHH!!!!!!! So excited for you! Can I feature on my blog for a Shopping Sunday?

Jodi said...

I love both of your new items and can't wait to see what else you come up with! You are very talented.

Melissa Wilson said...

Shelley, you are hilarious and the creativity that flows from you is God given. Both are so cute and I agree with you, I love to check off boxes as well.

Becky Callon said...

You are so creative & organized! I need some organization help. Give Thomas a kiss for me.

Candice Iverson said...

Oh my goodness, Shelley- You're amazing!!

Sunday said...

I LOVE the lunchbox notes..those are too funny!

Congrats on your new and improved Finian Road!

Abby said...

YAY! I have been anticipating the brilliance of Shelley at Etsy!!!

I love your design, it makes me happy.

I would love a cheery "to do" list!

~michelle said...

Thanks for "advertising" your giveaway on Facebook. And I hope your Etsy store totally takes off!!! You're so creative. :-) I love the "to-do" lists, of course.

teri tobey said...

Shelley, You have such amazing ideas. Those are both so cute!

Kate said...

Shelley: You are so amazing. I love this stuff, and I love that you started an Etsy store.

I would choose the to-do lists. I love 'em and would use them all the freakin' time.

Mallahan Family said...

So cute! I want to win the to do lists! The lunch box notes are pretty cute too. I am sure Zach would appreciate the heads up - before he starts unwrapping the random packages of foil that I found in the fridge, tossed in his lunch box, and hope are edible.

Marquelle said...

Love your stuff Shelley. Some of the very things that keep you sane are the very same things that work for me. labels, list, check marks, etc. Have fun with your items.

Marquelle

Theresa Brown said...

So excited for you with your new adventure on etsy! I LOVE check lists! I too am obsessed with checking things off! ;)

Tara said...

I think those Lunch cards are hilarious!! I just started to bring my lunch for work and pack one for Jesse too!! Those would be a fun addition!!

Janna said...

You are SO creative!!! I love all the fun things you do and so does my type A personality. I like the colorful to do list. I have to do lists at home, to do lists at work, to do lists everywhere!

jen said...

With a new baby on the way I think I would LOVE the To Do List! Great idea by the way...I will totally check out your shop!

Chris said...

I'm thinking that a certain legal assistant in my life needs a gift from her boss of a to-do list. I never heard of etsy but you know I wish you much (more) success.

Stephanie Miller said...

Hey Pepper,

You are amazing! I don't know how you do ALL that you do. Plus, you make it look so easy. Well, maybe I would be the same way if I used the To Do List too! ;) Love you!!!! Sissy Alaska

Sandra Q said...

What can't you do? I love your to-do-list!
Thank you for the great phone conversation tonight! You are amazing...
Sandra

Kevin said...

the to do list would be cool

Lemmon said...

So awesome! To do list. :)

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