Today is the day! The Haven Collection is LIVE. Such an exciting day. I've had some really positive feedback, and I'm soo thankful for each and every one of you that has supported me through this journey. This is my second Collection of the year, and was quite possibly the hardest for me to complete. Next year I may just do two collections. Working on this for the past 3 months through Summer vacation, and the busyness of Summer period was a bit of a challenge. But again, the support I received through e-mails, instagram comments etc. really helped me push through and I am so super proud of this finished compilation. :)
Remember though, this is a Limited Edition Collection, all but a few of the best sellers will retire in October just before the launch of the Winter Collection. :)
There's a 48 hour flash sale going on in the Vol.25 shop. Although, because it is taking me awhile to get this posted on instagram, facebook, etc. etc. There is less than 48 hours left. <--- That's honesty riiight there ;)
Okay, so the details! Each and every canvas wall hanging and print is marked down by 15%. But, here's the best part- if you join the rest of the VIP members and succumb to my exclusive discounts and sneak peeks... you can use an instant 20% off coupon code to stack on top of the already reduced pricing. I can't always offer that steep of a discount, so please take advantage of this while you can. Otherwise you might cry later. You know that phrase, you only regret the thing you didn't buy? Well, I've found that definitely can apply at times. ;)
The Reverie Collection is going out with a bang! I sent out a heads up to the VIP list and it is clear that this was a well loved collection! I know many of you had wanted to grab a piece from this line. I did move 4 of the best selling designs to the heirloom collection, but unfortunately I couldn't choose them all! I'm set to launch 2 more collections this year, and I just won't have the space to offer that many designs without a few of them having to move up into limited edition status.
These are the 6 designs that have proudly claimed that limited edition title...
I am going to miss seeing these designs come off my printer, but the good news is that it does make them highly collectible for you! If you haven't yet grabbed your piece from this collection, please do. They won't be available again... and I would feel awful if you missed it. Tomorrow at midnight, they'll disappear quicker than that last piece of cheesecake.
A few of my favorite shares from this limited line.
Which was your favorite from the collection? Is it now a limited edition?
P.S. The Fall Collection is well underway! I have just a few designs left to finish up, then I will need to photograph the art. Do you have a suggestion for one of the last designs?
A 2 Day Flash sale on wall hangings went live this morning in the new Vol25 shop. It will end tomorrow night at midnight! If you are still shopping for mom, (or yourself) let me help! I'll ship directly to her and even include a note upon your request. Did you join the VIP list? If so, you should check your e-mail! I sent an extra bonus that you'll want to see before you shop. If you haven't signed up - you should! You receive an instant 20% off coupon and you get surprises delivered to your inbox. Sign up here.
Sale excludes the New Reverie Collection
Wow, so much news to share with you! First, I re-branded and launched my own stand alone website. (Same link www.vol25.com new redirect) I have finally outgrown Etsy and it feels amazing to have a little slice of the internet devoted to Vol25. It's been something I have wanted to do for a couple of years, and I finally felt the strong push to just make it happen. I'm so happy with how the website turned out. I feel I can finally personalize the shop to reflect my branding.
I'm also utilizing my newsletters again. Although, I think I messed up a little. It had been 2 months since I had sent out a newsletter, and when I did send them it was with my re-branded look. I had quite a few unsubscribes. Whoops! It was me, I promise. Hah! I really changed the design and layout so I think I confused quite a few people. Then again, maybe my new logo was just scary... insert new logo:
Is it? What do you think? The symbol to the left signifies my initials. J.R. I also created this variation of the logo which does resemble my previous logo.
Anyhow, I also have a new whiteout trim color option, and a new Colossal size wall hanging. Remember the 3 foot size I created for One Kings Lane? Well, I've had so many requests for a larger size that I made it happen! Most all of the designs are available in the larger size. Which also happens to be the perfect size to cover an electrical panel, and still allows easy access.
I do still have my etsy shop up, but I haven't updated all of the listings with the new trim and size options just yet. The new collection is up and current, but all the fun is happening at my new store, promise! You can expect $6.99 flat rate shipping over there. I just can't offer the same over at etsy. My etsy shop has only accepted paypal, because I refused to sign up for etsy direct checkout. But, over on my new website you have all kinds of payment options. It's not only prettier, but it's soo much more convenient for you guys!
So, on the subject of newsletters, if you haven't joined the VIP list, you should! You can expect exclusive discounts and you can see sneak peeks at new Collections. You'll even be able to help me decide what I should create for those collections. I'm aiming for 2 collection launches a year. Oh- and by joining, you'll receive a 20% Off discount code that can apply to your next purchase.
2016 is bringing very new and exciting things for Vol.25. Things like our very first product collection... 10 new designs, 10 new wall hangings, 10 new prints. 20 new products. Numerous size options for you. I've been working on this collection since January, and I've had such nervous butterflies sending it out to the world. I know you'll love it though! Click here to shop the Reverie Collection.
Please let me know what you think
After hearing the disheartening news about the direction instagram is planning to move in, I decided it was time to focus on something positive... and this quote was fitting. It isn't Monday but I needed it.
"Choose to be optimistic. It feels better."
I've already posted twice to instagram this morning ranting about how disappointing this change is going to be for small businesses trying to gain a foothold within the instagram platform. But, in another light. I can't help but wonder if this change is going to be the slow death of instagram... and the re-birth to the blogging community. Instagram is starting to seem like something I invested too much time into. While my poor blog suffered. Can we bring community back to blogs? It might be a slow road, but I'm going to fall back into love with blogging again. Maybe I'm completely off, and this will be the best thing for instagram. But in the wake of the big facebook change that dried up facebook business pages, I'm kind of doubting that.
In other positive news... I'm opening up my own stand along webstore for VOL25. I've re-designed my logo, my branding, and I am re-doing my product photography, and revamping my newsletters. Big changes coming ahead. The Spring Summer collection is also scheduled to launch next month. So BIG things in progress. Lots of surprises in store for you guys. So hard to not spill the beans! :)
"Rule your mind, or it will rule you."
I completely missed the fact that yesterday was Monday... so here is Monday's quote a day late. :)
I've been making some really good progress on the new collection and should have a launch date very very shortly. It has been SO hard to not share too much information. I'm just really excited to show you what I've been working on. Sneak peeks SOON!
I have found this to be true in SO many different areas of my life. How was your weekend? Jaydon got in quite a bit of extra hours Friday and Saturday, he took a couple of really late night driving trips. We're working Dave Ramsey's plan, so the extra hours are super appreciated. In all honesty we've been following quite a few of his suggestions for awhile, but somewhat half heart-edly. This year we are going all in. Like gazelle intense. So, extra hours are being put in... We both want a little more freedom, and are really tired of being slave to the lender. I think I have finally figured out how to use YNAB. It is life changing.. I soo love that program. I should see if they have an affiliate program because I would totally sell it! :)
Anyhow.... back to less personal topics... I'm working on something BIG. My very first product line launch for VOL25. I've been gathering inspiration and sketching out ideas. I'll be sharing bits and pieces but for the most part I'm going to be somewhat secretive... I want it to be a big surprise! :) But, I will say that there will be some new things on the horizon. I've gotta try and stay a step ahead of the trends, or at least stay with the trends right? ;)