Monday, March 12, 2018

RAK Packs, Rainbows, Tiny Compliments & a Kindness Sale!

Hello, creative friends...just stopping by to share some some happy new goodies in the shop and a quickie sale!

A few weeks ago I started sketching out little compliments to give to friends, and boom! they quickly grew into a new tile collection. Sometimes my favorite pieces come from hopping on the creative magic carpet and seeing where it goes...

The same thing happened from a tiny doodle that suddenly turned into a set of colorful rainbows. 🌈

The newest addition that I'm most excited about: Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Packs! These were inspired by two friends who are always leaving happy things in public for others to find. 

Each RAK Pack is stuffed with a bright jumble of over 50 pieces of Artsyville love (Permission Tickets, Happy Heart Mini Tiles, Rainbow Mini Tiles, You Are Awesome Mini Tiles, and other colorful pieces) that you can use to put a boost into someone else's day. I've been scattering these colorful bits in public places around North Jersey and New York City in between Nor'easters. I enjoy doing this because it allows me to be kind and a bit subversive at the same time. 😀

And now, a quickie sale! 

Use the coupon code KINDNESS on the Etsy checkout page to take 20% off the new tiles, RAK Packs and everything else in the shop. One day only, March 12! (If you happen to be browsing this the night of March 11, you might find that I've activated the coupon code a bit early... wink wink!) 

One last thing -- the new coffee, creativity and springtime mini tiles are nearly at the finish line! They will be in the shop later this month, provided I don't go chasing other creative larks in the meantime. Thank you to all who have sent me fantastic suggestions for new mini tile collection themes! I am obsessed with making these itty bitty pieces of art, & have so many sketches in progress that I need a Mini Tile Manager to keep me from starting any more until I finish the ones I'm working on.

That's it from the Art Pit for now...

Wishing you a colorful and creative day, 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Oh My Heart: New Mini Tiles for Valentines Day!

Brand new to the Artsyville family for 2018: Mini Happy Heart Tiles in two beautiful color palettes! Mini Tiles are bite size prints that I introduced a few years ago on a whim, and they wound up being such a surprise sleeper hit that I upgraded them to permanent staples of the shop. More new themes and mixes are in the works (hello coffee… creativity… springtime!) and due to arrive soon! I love getting emails from people who tell me what they do with their their Mini Tiles, so if you'd like to share, send me a message at aimee (at) Some creative ideas on how to put your hearts to work/play…

*string them on twine with tiny clothespins to make a Valentines banner
*put a bunch in a colorful candy dish for friends and family to help themselves
*leave them in public places as random acts of kindness
*use as a bookmark
*decorate your planner or art journal
*write a lunchbox message
*give one to a friend who could use a little pick me up
*put a few inside a greeting card
*punch a hole & make a gift tag
*write a tiny poem or quote on the back
*or however you wish to share the love! 

For collectors of my Mini Tiles in the past, I have recently upgraded the print and paper quality to the best I can find. You are going to love the new look! They are slightly larger than before (now about 1 1/2" square), printed on an ultra thick cover paper with a satin finish (just slightly glossy), and more colorful and durable than ever. They are blank on the flipside if you wish to write your own message. All of my tile packs have been changed over to the new versions, so if you order a fill-in of the original sets, you will notice a huge difference.

One more thing -- use the code HAPPYHEARTS for 20% off all things Artsyville through February 1!

Wishing you all a wonderful February and Valentine’s Day. I’ll be back soon (and with a new website/blog later this spring) with more new Mini Tile packs!

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Monday, December 12, 2016

A Week of Free Printables (Day 7): Write-On Bookmarks ❤️ 💚 💛 💙 💜

Welcome to Day 7 of the Week of Free Printables! I'm sliding in here at the eleventh hour as the clock ticks quickly toward midnight, but a promise is a promise. I had another printable planned today, but something changed my mind and that was reading Ann Patchett's excellent Guide For Bookstore Lovers today in the New York Times. I guess I've always nurtured an unvoiced (until now) dream to visit as many indie bookstores as I possibly can in this life and world. I like the idea of this quest. So today's freebie is a brand new version of my write-on bookmark! Go here to get & print yours. 

Tomorrow I will publish one bonus printable to end the week, and then The Color Blast newsletter will go quiet for a while. (Not for long -- just not every day!!) I'll still be here on my blog, though -- writing away & designing away and planning for a colorful new year!

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