Art Journal #100

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 9:01 am by carrie

Beach and umbrellas watercolor art journal page:

That image was found on Pinterest.


Art Journal #99

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 10:43 am by carrie

Another villa in Provence has been turned into a watercolor art journal page:

That image was found on Pinterest, which found it on a Russian blog called Belonika, which has more gorgeous photos of this location.


Art Journal #98

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 11:51 am by carrie

All watercolor, all the time…

A house in Provence, France.

Inspiration came from this photo from The Creeping Fig’s Facebook page:


Art Journal #97

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 2:08 pm by carrie

Been a while… Starting up the art journal again, with a twist. I’m going to be recreating beautiful Pinterest or Facebook pictures in watercolor.

Starting with this staircase, window and roses…

Here’s the original picture:

Follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and/or Twitter if you want up-to-the-second art updates ;) Sidenote: There are SO MANY social media things now, argh!


We’re Having a Giveaway!!

Posted in giveaways!, Main at 10:35 pm by carrie

This is a super special giveaway! To commemorate our 100th card design and the caffeine that got us there, we’re giving away three $40 Violet Cottage greeting card packs and three $20 Starbucks gift cards.

To enter, just visit our Facebook page and follow the instructions. You can enter once a day until July 30th, 2014 and you get 3 extra entries for each friend that signs up using your special link via Facebook or Twitter, which you’ll get after you enter.

Good luck and thanks again for your support! :)


Our 2014 Fall Catalog is Here

Posted in business-a-go-go, Main at 2:56 pm by carrie

Our Fall 2014 Wholesale Greeting Card catalog is here!

It has all of our new tiny gift enclosure cards as well as some new additions (shown below). We currently have over 100 different designs!

You can click here to download the 6 page catalog and print it, or you can contact us and request that a catalog and order form be sent to you.

Not a wholesale customer? No problem! Click here to create an account. Signing up is quick, easy and you get a free card sample pack sent to you along with a catalog.

Also, here are a few of our new designs:


Message inside: “Wishing you love & happiness today & always”


Message inside: “Congrats to the two lovebirds!”


Message inside: “Hope you feel better, soon!”

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Hope you have a great week!


New Small Greeting Cards!

Posted in business-a-go-go, Main at 9:30 pm by carrie

They are finally here and they are adorable!

Small folded greeting cards, about the size of a business card. Each comes with a colorful envelope, all wrapped up in a cellophane bag. They are all blank inside.

$1.55 each or ten for $14. And if you are a retail shop owner, sign up for a wholesale account to buy in larger quantities.

We have 12 new designs in stock:

Fluffy little terrier puppy with hydrangeas, roses and posies:

Watercolor octopus with anchor:

Pink cupcake with roses and “hooray” banner:

Turquoise bicycle with flowers in the basket:

Gray and white Persian cat surrounded by flowers:

Scottish terrier surrounded by flowers:

Little black bear with acorns:

Cute little fox with roses and succulents:

A bird with roses and a sunset:

Ranunculus, roses and sweet peas in milk glass vase:

Blue, green and yellow flowers in milk glass vase:

Pink roses in turquoise vase:


Art Journal #96

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 8:00 am by carrie

Watercolor. Zebra says relax. Because zebras don’t get ulcers :)

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