Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Customer Testimonials - brought to life!

I'm always so happy to read feedback left by customers about their purchase - so I decided to bring a few of them to life with some great color palettes and typography!

I'm using the Salamander Script font here - it's one of my new favorites from Fenotype!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide!

Welcome to the 2013 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide!

I am thrilled to introduce you to these amazing Etsy shops so that you can find one of a kind gifts for all your favorite people.  With over one million sellers on Etsy, it can be difficult to find exactly what you are looking for and be assured of the quality.  This giveaway is hosted by Bare Feet on the Dashboard who handpicked 15 shops to feature in this gift guide and reviewed items from each shop so you will know you are getting the best.  

Check out the shops below, click over to the full reviews, and be sure to enter the big giveaway below.  Give handmade this Christmas and make sure your loved ones have a gift like no one else.  Please keep in mind that you will need to order by early December for personalized items and some artisans may have earlier deadlines. 

Learn more about our participating shops below.
1) Alphabet Soup
Alphabet Soup is a lovely shop based in Ontario run by Tammy and Vanessa and specializing in handmade wooden and crocheted nursing/teething necklaces and soother/pacifier clips.  Check out the full review here.  Alphabet Soup is giving away a $15 shop credit.
Check it out: Shop  Facebook
Gifts for: moms of infants, babies, pregnant and expectant adoptive moms 
Price Range: $14-20

2) Tuscany Creative
Head to Tuscany Creative for the best in felt handmade toys and Christmas tree ornaments.  Read the full review here. BFOTDB is in love with the felt farm set, tool set, woodland animal ornaments, and nativity set. You will want to buy everything in this shop.  Tuscany Creative is giving away a $10 shop credit.
Check it out: Shop  Facebook
Gifts for: babies, kids (lots of boy and gender neutral gifts which are harder to find), and adults who love Christmas ornaments
Price Range: $6-55

3) Tasteful Tikes
At Tasteful Tikes shoppers will find gorgeous baby girl clothes created from vintage linens.  The craftsmanship is exquisite and the designs are inventive.  Read the full review of a vintage eyelet lace skirt here.  This precious skirt is priced at only $15.  Tasteful Tikes is giving away a $25 shop credit.
Check it out: Shop  Facebook
Gifts for: babies, girls, expectant moms, vintage collectors
Price Range: $7 (vintage linens) - $32 (dresses)

4) Designs by MSusan
Snuggly Swaddle Dolls are the perfect gift for baby's first Christmas.  Etsy shop Designs by MSusan features these beautiful loveys inspired by Russian nesting dolls.  You can customize the hair color and swaddle fabric, and find matching sets for siblings, as well as boy and gender neutral options.  Read the full review here.  Designs by MSusan is giving away a $25 shop credit.
Check it out:  Shop  Facebook
Gifts for: babies, kids, expectant moms
Price Range: $22 for one or $43 for a set

5) Peace Love and Baby Shop
If you are looking for handmade stocking stuffers under $10, Peace Love and Baby Shop is the place. From travel play mats to one of a kind bibs to delightful felt food, all the small folks on your list are covered.  BFOTDB reviewed a travel chalkboard mat priced at $7, and would highly recommend it as a gift for any kid from 2 and up.  Read the full review here.  Peace Love and Baby Shop is giving away a $10 shop credit.
Check it out: Shop  Facebook 
Gifts for: toddlers and kids of all ages, parents and caregivers, stocking stuffers
Price Range: $2-8.50 (Seriously!)

6) Tiny Taylor's Creations
Tiny plush friends are ready and waiting to jump in to the stocking of child in your life this Christmas at Tiny Taylor's Creations.  These unique embroidered toys are so detailed and perfect for kids and collectors of all ages.  The four sweet plushies reviewed were of the highest quality and loved by all.  Read the full review here.  As well as handmade toys inspired by popular characters, Robyn also creates custom works.  Tiny Taylor's Creations is giving away a $20 shop credit.
Check it out:  Shop  Facebook
Gifts for: kids, babies, stocking stuffers, collectors
Price Range: $15-135 (for sets)

7) Sugar Plum Lane Baby
Visit Sugar Plum Lane Baby to find the perfect gift for any stylish baby, toddler, or kid in your life.  She specializes in gorgeous leggings and snuggly blankets in creative patterns.  Click here for the full review. Sugar Plum Lane Baby is giving away a $50 shop credit. 
Check it out:   Shop   Instagram  Facebook
Gifts for: babies and kids
Price Range: $5.50-75

8) Printable Wisdom
Do you need a thoughtful, personal gift right now? Check out Printable Wisdom for gifts you can download immediately after purchase to print and give instantly.  Read the full review here. Printable Wisdom is giving away a $25 shop credit. 
Check it out:  Shop  Facebook  
Gifts for: everyone on your list
Price Range: $5-50

9) Stamped with Hope 
Handmade gifts for men are notoriously hard to find, but Stamped with Hope has you covered with gifts for the fishermen and golfers in your life.  With three shops available, find a gift for anyone on your list. All proceeds go towards the establishment of Hope Ranch in Missouri for children with special emotional and developmental needs.  Read the full review here.  Use the coupon code HOPERANCH1 for a 10% discount at all three shops.  
Check it out: Shop  Facebook
Gifts for: everyone on your list
Price Range: $13-165

10) uniqueannick
Baby onesies with flair and personalized canvas art are among the gift options offered at uniqueannick.  Find gifts for baby girls, boys, and gender neutral options, as well as for your friends who love handmade decorative options.  Read the full review here.  Uniqueannick is giving away a $20 shop credit.  
Check it out: Shop  Facebook 
Gifts for: babies, decorative gifts
Price Range: $16-25

11) Oakleigh Park
A handmade, personalized doll is one of the most special gifts you can give to a little girl.  At Oakleigh Park you will find not only beautiful one of a kind angels for your little angel, but also girls' accessories, tutus, flower girl dresses, baby barefoot shoes, quilts, and so much more.  Read the full review of Oakleigh Park's Personalized Adorable Angel Dolls here.  Oakleigh Park is giving away a $25 shop credit.
Check it out:  Shop
Gifts for: babies, little girls, baptisms/christenings/dedications, expectant moms, flower girls
Price Range: $10-85

12) Regal Cottage
If you are searching for a baby gift, Regal Cottage is the perfect stop.  The shop has really precious rattles and balls just perfect tiny hands, with lots of great boy and gender neutral options.  Read the full review here.  Regal Cottage is giving away a $15 shop credit. 
Check it out:  Shop  Facebook
Gifts for: babies and kids
Price Range: $12-136

13) Heather Rogers Designs
Personalized ornaments, bibs, onesies, t-shirts, and family shirt sets can all be found at a one stop shop.  Visit Heather Rogers Designs for custom gifts for everyone on your list. Read the full review here. Heather Rogers Designs is giving away an ornament valued at $16.
Check it out:  Shop  Facebook
Gifts for: everyone on your list
Price Range: $12-104

14) Baby Simply Stated
Looking for a personalized onesie for a special wee one?  Check out the designs at Baby Simply Stated. Read the full review here.  Baby Simply Stated is giving away a $20 shop credit.     
Check it out:  Shop  Facebook
Gifts for: babies and kids
Price Range:$9-30

15) Lil Things by Aimee
Visit Lil Things by Aimee for perfect stocking stuffers for moms and babies on your list teething/nursing necklaces, sippie cup leashes, and much more.  Read the full review here.  Lil Things by Aimee is giving away a holiday sippie cup leash valued at $10.
Check it out:  Shop  Facebook
Gifts for: moms, expectant mamas, and babies
Price Range:$5-20

Be sure to head over to Bare Feet on the Dashboard to see the full gift guide and in depth reviews of products from each shop.  Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below.  You don't have to be a blogger or have a Facebook page to enter, just an email address.  This giveaway will end at midnight on November 23rd and is open worldwide.  Bare Feet on the Dashboard and all Handmade Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Christmas Color Palettes!

Which is YOUR favorite? I love color palettes, and Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday - but it's so hard to come up with a fresh new color scheme. What do you think of these? 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Autumn Path Color Palette - Free Printable!

And the winning fall color palette is...

Autumn Path!

It was a close call - but "Autumn Path" won your vote! Here is a free 8x10 inch printable using the color palette! Just click on the image below and a new window will open. Save to your computer, and print just like a photo! 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Color Palette Poll on Facebook!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Digital Designers Color Challenge: Retro October

It's the beginning of a new month, and that means a new 
from the Etsy Digital Designers team! This month we had a fun retro color palette to use as inspiration!

Here's my contribution: 

And here are the rest of the contributions - some for sale, some free, and all awesome!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Free Printable - Bokeh Magic quote by Roald Dahl

Today's free printable features a quote by Roald Dahl - one of my favorites! I chose a simple cursive font accented by bokeh lights in the background that almost look like watercolors to me!

To download - click on the image below and a new window will open. Right click and save to your computer. Print as an 8x10, just like you would a photo!

Personal use only. Please do not re-sell or redistribute. Copyright Ashley Gardner, PrintableWisdom 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Digital Designers: Back to School Color Challenge!

The fabulous Etsy team - Digital Designers - has yet another awesome event! We are having monthly color challenges in which members create items for their shops or freebies using a color palate! Read more below to find some awesome creations from myself and my team members! 

Here is my contribution! Click on the picture to be taken to the listing in my shop!

And here is the entire list of creations! 

1. Printable Art from PrintableWisdom
2. Cheries Arts n Crafts Blog Freebie
3. Emilys School Owls Apple Books Cute Clip Art
4. Emilys Facebook FREEBIE!
5. Loveytocu FREEBIE!
6. Loveytocu Bundle
7. Loveytocu School Clip Art
8. Poppydreamz Winter Clothing Clip Art
9. ArigigiPixel Printable Bookmarks
10. WithEnvyPaper Alphabet Clip art
11. WithEnvyPaper Digital Paper Pack
12. WithEnvyPaper Facebook FREEBIE!
13. ljcDigitalDesigns Facebook FREEBIE!
14. PoppyHill Creations Alphabet
15. ArigigiPixel Facebook FREEBIE!
16. ToutAimes Blog FREEBIE!
17. ToutAimee Digital Papers
18. Digi Scrap Delights Book Lovers Papers
19. Digi Scrap Delights Book Lovers Scrapbook Kit
20. Digi Scrap Delights School Owls
21. Digi Scrap Delights Printable Labels
22. Digi Scrap Delights Project Life Journal Cards
23. Digi Scrap Delights School / Book Bundle
24. Digi Scrap Delights Blog FREEBIE!
25. Martinelas Facebook FREEBIE!
26. Paper Pegasus Freebie
27. InkBite Design Paper Pack
28. InkBite Design Blog FREEBIE!
29. Made by Aiza Alphabet
30. Tout Aimee Back To School Digital Labels

31. White Coffee Deigns Facebook Freebie
32. White Coffee Designs Back to School Papers

33. Hummie's World Facebook Freebie

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Etsy Shop Feature: Seventy1Percent

Today's featured Etsy shop is Seventy1Percent, owned and operated by a husband and wife team! They have been designing and printing shirts for 4 years and even offer custom orders! Check out more about them by clicking "read more" below. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Freebie (early) Friday! Summer Vacation Printable

Hi everyone! My clinical rotation schedule has been picking up lately, so I haven't had as much time to post on the blog. I realized that I forgot to share my "Summer Vacation" printable that I offered as a freebie on the Digital Designers' Facebook Hop in June!

Here it is! Click on this image, and a new window will open. Right click, save to your computer, and print as an 8x10 (I recommend using photo paper). 

Copyright Ashley Gardner, PrintableWisdom, 2013, for non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Digital Designers: Virtual Baby Shower!

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With the royal baby due any day now, the Digital Designers Etsy team is hosting a virtual baby shower! Click along with us to see what we have to offer!

 From PrintableWisdom:
Two free nursery themed printables
A giveaway to win a $20 credit to PrintableWisdom

Click "Read More" below to enter the giveaway and download your printable artwork!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Freebie: 1000 Facebook Fans!

Here is the free printable I shared on the Facebook page when we reached 1000 fans! We're now at over 1200 and I wanted to make sure all the blog readers got this festive freebie as well!
Just click the image and a new window will open. Right click and "save as" to your computer. Then print it just like you would a photo - 8x10 inch dimensions. Frame, use in scrapbooking, or hang on your bulletin board!
Copyright PrintableWisdom, 2013. Please do not resell or redistribute. Non-commercial use only.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

One Thousand!

Wow! We've officially reached 1000 Facebook fans! And it just happens to be at the same time as my one year anniversary with PrintableWisdom on Etsy

So here's a HUGE thank you gift for all of y'all! Get 50% off your entire order at printablewisdom.etsy.com today with the code ONETHOUSAND. 

This promotion will last until noon tomorrow!

Monday, June 10, 2013

DIY Bookshelf from Wooden Crates!

Since we've moved into our new house, I've accumulated approximately 20 DIY projects... all going on at once! Here's one of the few I've completed! We have tons of books between the two of us, so I really needed an affordable way to display them all.

Crates (I used 9 of these that I found at Joann Fabric and Crafts). Make sure to search for coupons when buying from Joann's!

Staining supplies: sandpaper, stain, steel wool, topcoat, dropcloth
Screws and screwdriver (a handyman helps here, as well!)
LOTS of books to fill it!

  1. Sand all of your crates down (some of the edges were really raw on mine, and I had to use wood glue to repair a few cracks)
  2. Apply one coat of stain, steel wool after
  3. Repeat step 2 until you get your desired color. I used Rustoleum in "Kona" and only used one coat!
  4. Apply top coat. I only used one layer, but that was because I was anxious to get this bookcase put to use! 
  5. Screw the crates together in the arrangement you want. I had my favorite handyman/husband do this part!
  6. Arrange all of your books!
Here are some photos I took during the process!

The crates fresh out of the delivery boxes!

Almost done! 

The final product!

I really like the different shades of stain on the crates!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Etsy Shop Feature: KayDea Crafts

Today, I am featuring Karis and Dea, the designers behind KayDea Crafts on Etsy! They create adorable crocheted stuffed animals and amigurumis!

Click "Read more" below to learn more about Karis and Dea, and click on the photos to be taken to listings in their shop!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Etsy Digital Designers Team: Summer Vacation Facebook Hop!

The Etsy Digital Designers team is having another Facebook hop! This time, it's summer vacation themed, using this awesome color palate:
Here's a preview of my freebie! Print this out as an 8x10 to brighten your home this summer!

Click THIS LINK to go to the Facebook hop and download TONS of freebies!

Here is a list of all of the participating shops and their Facebook pages!

Lovelytocu - http://www.facebook.com/it.is.lovelytocu 
Printable Wisdom - www.facebook.com/PrintableWisdom 
Makn the Rounds - www.facebook.com/makntherounds 
Chocolate Rbbit - www.facebook.com/ChocolateRabbitGraphics 
Poppy Hill Creations - www.facebook.com/PoppyHillCreations 
Popuri Design - www.facebook.com/PopuriAlbumDesign 
Sonya DeHart - www.facebook.com/sonyadehartdesign 
Tout Aimee - www.facebook.com/ToutAimee 
White Coffee Designs - www.facebook.com/pages/White-Coffee-Designs 
Simply Brenna - www.facebook.com/SimplyBrenna 
Vivera Design - www.facebook.com/viveradesign 
Inkbite Designs - www.facebook.com/pages/InkBite-Designs 
Arigigi Pixel - www.facebook.com/ArigigiArt 
Jessica Sawyer Designs - www.facebook.com/jessicasawyerdesign 
Candybox Digital - www.facebook.com/pages/Candy-Box-Digital 
Clementine Digitals - www.facebook.com/ClementineDigitals 
MaJo BV Digitals - www.facebook.com/muymajobv 
Lilian Ellaboudy Design - www.facebook.com/LilianEllaboudyDesign 
Wisteria Design Studio - www.facebook.com/WisteriaDesignStudio 
Fancy Dog Studio - www.facebook.com/FancyDogStudio 
The Paper Pegasus - www.facebook.com/ThePaperPegasus 
Sher Hastings Designs - www.facebook.com/sherhastingsdes 
KC Printables - www.facebook.com/KatyClemmans 
Cheries ArtsnCrafts www.facebook.com/ArtbyCherie 
Jenny Allsorts Design - www.facebook.com/JennyAllsorts 
Luv Ewe Designs - www.facebook.com/luvewedesigns 
Lana Koopman Design - www.facebook.com/LanaKoopmanDesign 
Digi BonBons - www.facebook.com/pages/Digibonbons 
Surface Hug - www.facebook.com/Surfacehug 
Doris and Fred - www.facebook.com/dorisandfreddesigns 
Jennifer Rogers Design - www.facebook.com/JenniferRogersDesign 
Picky Chicken - www.facebook.com/pickychicken 
Mad Mad Graphics - www.facebook.com/MadQueenMother 
Anneline Sophia - www.facebook.com/AnnelineSophiaDesigns 
POP print on paper - www.facebook.com/POPprintonpaper 

Friday, May 31, 2013

Etsy Shop Feature: Animal Fancy

Okay... ever since I put out a notice looking for shops to feature, I've been waiting to show you this amazing shop - Animal Fancy, by Donna. She has the most unique art prints and notecards of "weird and wonderful vintage animals". All of the prints are her original photo manipulations - sometimes creepy, sometimes cute, but always fun!

This post is going to have tons of pictures, so get ready! Click on each picture to be taken to the listing in Animal Fancy

Ready? Click "Read more" below to see what I'm talking about in this wonderful shop!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Etsy Shop Feature: Prasad Designs

Today, I'm featuring Anusha's shop, Prasad Designs, on Etsy. This shop is all about unique, handmade, trendsetting jewelry! You can find everything from necklaces, to bracelets, to anklets in this gorgeous store!

Click "Read more" below to learn more about Anusha and Prasad Designs. Click on the photos to be taken to the shop listings.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Etsy Shop Feature: BabyBlanketsAndETC

Today, I'm featuring Vesna, owner of BabyBlanketsAndETC on Etsy! She offers an assortment of blankets for babies and toddlers, each one unique and with crochet borders to give them vintage looks. She is also launching a summer collection of baby and toddler clothing! 

Click "Read more" below, to learn about Vesna and her lovely shop! Click on the photos to be taken to her listings.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My design was on the front page of Etsy!

I just found out that my hand drawn "Arrow" print was on the front page of Etsy a while back!

Here's the treasury it was featured in:

What an exciting surprise! To commemorate it, I whipped up this cute button to add to my listing! Feel free to add it to any of your items that make it (or have made it) to the front page!

Free Button for Etsy: This item made it to the front page on Etsy!

Etsy Shop Feature: Owl & Toad

Today, I'm featuring Jessica and Dustin, owners of Owl & Toad on Etsy! They run a graphic design shop and create & personalize home brew beer labels, logos, and Etsy shop graphics. They even do custom work! Their shop is super colorful, and look how fun this banner is! 

Click "Read more" below to learn about Owl and Toad. Click on the photos to be taken to their listings.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Etsy Shop Feature: Gabriella's Treasures

This post features Patricia, from Gabriella's Treasures, Vintage Everything! She has always loved vintage and wanted a brick and mortar shop, but could never afford it. So she opened up shop on Etsy a little over a year ago, and has been quite successful ever since! 

Click "Read more" below, to find out more about Patricia and her Etsy shop. Click on the photos to be taken to her listings! 

Etsy Shop Feature: mElleStudio

Today's featured Etsian is Marie, owner and designer behind mElleStudio on Etsy! She sells art prints for children that are super unique and colorful! All of her items are from original drawings done in colored pencil. She's even been featured on Babble.com and, one of my personal favorites, BlartBlog!

Click "Read more" below, to learn about Marie and mElleStudio! 
Click on the photos to be taken to listings in her shop.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Do you have a family motto?

Brooke, at Mom Explores Michigan, has a great post on her blog today, sharing her family motto that she had turned into a canvas print! 

She was so kind to mention my shop, as well! Go check out the post at this {link} and see her great wall art... and awesome blog!

Sunday, May 5, 2013