Saturday, September 19, 2009

Goodbye Summer

Today marks the last day of summer, and Nick had a great one...from a Memorial Day kickoff at the Chesapeake to birthday gifts and phone calls to fun in Saint Louis with family, he enjoyed every minute! Now it's time for full speed ahead with Christmas orders! Don't wait till the last minute to get yours in - just email us with your requests. We take special orders for your choice of color palette on front (if you prefer a general collage look to the thematic styles displayed...for example, we can do "purples" or "greens"). We can also print your personal message inside!

Happy Fall!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Here Comes The Bridal! (Invitation, That Is!)

Artism by Nick now offers bridal invitations!
We have been dreaming of doing this for a long time...and finally, Nick's beautiful cousin Amanda has given us the opportunity! She is getting married in May, and she commissioned Nick to provide her invitations. She is an art lover, and she wanted an artful invitation. They are on their way to her Dallas home, and we hope she is pleasantly suprised when she opens the package!

This is not your ordinary printed invitation! Of course, each one is carefully handmade by Nick. (Mom is the technical assembly advisor and quality control supervisor). The set includes a flat invitation with vellum paper and ribbon, a reply card with printed envelope, a reception card (oprional - some brides may wish to include reception information on their invite), and outer envelope with printed return address.

For Amanda, we used vintage lace and neutral fabrics in varying textures and soft colors including ivory, taupe, tan and gold. Brides may choose this neutral scheme or any colors that coordinate with their special day.

These unique invitations are sure to give your wedding a personal, loving touch!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bookmarks Are Here!

And now, new for spring, Artism by Nick offers beautiful bookmarks!

These bright, cheerful and durable bookmarks will enhance your reading experience. They make wonderful gifts that will last and last, and will offer the recipient the opportunity to think of you often.
They can be tucked easily into one of our Artism by Nick notecards for a special treat!

Our bookmarks are about six inches in length and are laminated to keep them looking great. They are finished with ribbon and include our artism by Nick label on back.

Our Cool Blues and Wild Thing designs are shown, but we will custom create your bookmarks in any Artism style we offer! (scroll to bottom of blog for design choices.)

Order several at our affordable price of $2 each, and have plenty on hand for friends, relatives, teacher gifts, Easter treats, or just because!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our family experienced a simply enjoyable Christmas being together as a family. Sara came down from New York City and stayed for a few days. She and Nick decorated cookies together and whipped up some delicious holiday snacks. The bruschetta was the best!

Artism by Nick screeched to a halt for 4 or 5 days for the holiday, so if you are awaiting an order, it will be arriving soon as we are now up and running!

Enjoy these photos of Sara and Nick, and a few scenes from the back yard of a peaceful winter moon rising.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Kindness Comes in All Kinds of Packages!

When the family arrived home from our Thanksgiving trip, Nick had a nice surprise waiting for him...three packages addressed to Artism! Nick and I were vendors at a fall craft show, and in the booth next to us was a really nice person, Laura, who was displaying beautiful quilted items. As we chatted throughout the day, she told us that she was a member of a quilting group that had lots of scraps that she could donate to Artism. I told her we'd love it and gave her our business card, not expecting her to make good on it! Well, make good she did, and we now have fabric scraps of every imaginable color and design. Here is the letter she enclosed:

Dear Lucy and Nick, I hope you find all these fabrics (and some yarn) useful. All the Guild ladies wish you well and good luck in your budding business. Please don't hesitate to ask for more. Happy Thanksgiving.

We are going to have so much fun using these scraps, and we can't thank Laura enough for her kindness. Like our friend Cheryl in Mississippi, Laura and her fellow quilters send blankets overseas to our troops. Guess who is getting someTo Honor Our Heroes cards to send along to soldiers along with our thanks for her time and generosity?