Monday, August 24, 2015

Introducing My New Company: Sunny Studio Stamps!

I've been dying to shout some news from the rooftops for a little over two months now.  I have made the decision to launch my own stamp company called Sunny Studio (stamps) featuring high quality photopolymer clear stamps and dies made right here in the good ol' USA.



One day my husband and I were randomly talking about the possibility and it really lit a fire in me.  As a kid I loved to draw and I've always had an obsessive personality so once I get an idea I can go off the deep end with it.  Within a week I had purchased myself some software, taught myself to use it (sort of) and had designed my first set which I named Furever Friends.  It was really born out of my desire to see more kitty products out there, as well as a subject matter I've always enjoyed doodling for my kids to color in.

After that I put it aside for almost a month with no additional designs because I knew I had a lot of other commitments to cross off my crafty "to do" list before I could allow my obsessive personality to get wrapped up in creating more.  My girls and hubby were leaving me alone for 2 weeks in July while they went to Japan (I have been there so many times and Japan in the middle of summer with their high temps and high humidity just aren't for me).  I gave myself a deadline to wrap up all of my other design assignments for the entire month of July by the time they had to leave, just after the 4th of July.

The day they took off I had planned to hug them goodbye at the curb of the airport and anxiously rush home to finally start designing more sets, but my daughter insisted that I come in with them to say goodbye and to have a quick lunch at Panda Express with them.  Now I'm a Christian so I put little belief in fortunes, but I received a fortune in my cookie that day which I like to think was a sweet confirmation from God telling me I was on the right path.  It said "A Financial Investment Will Yield Returns Beyond Your Hopes".

While I definitely read that as more than financial returns,  another part of this story is that I am financing this new business 100% on my own.  I am a stay-at-home mom and have been socking away every penny of birthday and Christmas money, as well as money from design work without touching it for almost 5 years now.  I was saving it for just the right rainy day and I am officially all in.  I have put everything I have into producing my first 8 stamp sets and 6 matching dies so I am praying you love them as much as I have loved creating them!

Without further ado... Here are my first 8 sets:

Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall 2015 Debut collection of Stamps & Dies

I hope you will join me over on the new Sunny Studio blog and sign up for my email list over there.  Starting tomorrow I will be sharing a different card creation every single day as well as hosting a large Blog Hop on September 8th to kick off the official grand opening of the Sunny Studio online store.  I have lined up some pretty talented stampers I've admired for a long time to join in the fun.  In the meantime please stop by the new blog and say hi.  :)

On a side note, I want to assure you that scrapbooking (as well as card making) with some of my favorite designer's products will continue to remain a priority for me so it is my intention to keep up with my personal blog here as well.  ;)

Big Hugs,

16 comments:

  1. I am super excited for you and to watch Sunny Studios take off!!! That fortune cookie message you received definitely was a sign. You will see. It will all start to pay off shortly. I know you will do amazingly well and your stamps are absolutely ADORABLE! I am so blessed to be able to be by your side and be apart of your new journey with you. I am so blessed to have you as my friend and I cannot wait to see how well you do. My prediction? You WILL be as huge as Lawn Fawn. So we'll just see if I'm correct or not. :)
    Love ya girl!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  2. Well congratulations Mendi on your new endevour!! and I wish you all the best and total success girl!! :D

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  3. Congratulations!!! These look great! Off to check out the blog!

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  4. Congrats Mendi!! The stamps look great!!

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  5. That's so exciting, Mendi!! Praying for favor and blessing on your new adventure!!

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    1. Thank you Christy. I could use lots of prayer. :)

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  6. Wow Mendi! I am so excited for you and proud of you for taking such a huge leap! I wish you all the luck in your new endeavor and much success!

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  7. Congrats to you on this wonderful journey...It is truly a blessing.
    Have a blessed day,
    Millie
    Crafting With Creative M

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  8. Congratulations on taking this huge step! Your stamp sets are adorable!!!!

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  9. I am wishing you so much SUCCESS and Happiness in this endeavor and I KNOW YOU WILL DO WELL!!! Love Joann's prediction and totally agree!!! Have a happy week and I look forward to seeing your talents shine as you go along!!!

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  10. Super excited for you and wishing you much success! We had such a busy summer that I haven't been able to check in with you, but this is such wonderful news...I'm sure it will be a big hit!

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  11. CONGRATULATIONS and GOOD LUCK Mendi!!!
    SO HAPPY for YOU and wishing you EVERY SUCCESS!!!

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  12. Hello Queen of Cuteness!!! I've been TERRIBLE about commenting, but I visit your blog often. Anyhow, I wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on this fantastic and exciting endeavor. Your stamps are darling and cute. :)

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    1. Thank you Angie! So happy to hear you've been stopping by. :)

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  13. Oh congratulations, and these stamps are so adorable! I so would love to have my own line someday.

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  14. Congrats!!! I am hooked on your stamp sets and dies. I'm envious as I would live to make a living crafting. Thanks for sharing your story.

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