David and Theresa, from Calgary, stopped in for a visit the other day, and instant friendships were formed. I love it when that happens. And I hope to see them again. Here are some snaps David took while they were here: I was printing cards and mini-prints and bookmarks in a red-blue rainbow roll.
It’s a gorgeous sunny day here at Norton’s Cove. Not too warm, not too windy, just right.
Inside the studio I’m printing cards, Mini-Prints, and Bookmarks. If you’d like to visit, I’d love to show you how they’re made.
Black Friday Cyber Monday is a big deal with shoppers these days, even here in little old Newfoundland. You can read up on what BFCM is here if you’re wondering where this marketing terminology came from.
My friends over at http://www.justacard.org have come up with an alternative to Black Friday, aiming at supporting independent businesses and artisans, Indie Friday. And I’m jumping on board that bandwagon.
…so on Indie Friday, I’ll be offering up a sale on my Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, framed Mini-Prints, and Bookmarks. Just use the code IndieFriday at the checkout to save 40% on your purchase. This sale applies both online and in-store.
I’ve been thinking about how to make a better Christmas shopping experience at Norton’s Cove Studio for my valued followers. Seems to me that most people I know have their holiday shopping done by the time December rolls around, and so my plan to offer a 25% discount during December (as has been the case for the past few years) isn’t terribly useful to anyone except last minute shoppers.
So this year, I’ve decided to implement the discount during the month of November to reward those who are on top of their game! 🎄
If you’re on my subscribers list, you’ll get the information you need to apply your discount online or in-store with your newsletter on November 1st.
There’s a campaign happening on the world wide web that I feel I can wholeheartedly be a part of…
I have been saying these words for all 15 years that I’ve been in business here. If everyone in my hometown bought one card each year, I’d be able to make a living as an artist. But my business has made it for 15 years- because I’ve had support from a loving family who didn’t mind helping out. And because I’ve also been working for another company for the past 10 years in order to gain a dependable income. For most of those years, I have not taken a pay-cheque from Norton’s Cove Studio Inc. Oftentimes, the business costs me more money than it makes. And now I’ve taken all the credit/financing/loans I can get to build a restaurant which needs the support of the community too.
It is incredibly important to shop locally and support our own community. Just a card. Or a piece of cake. It makes a huge difference to twelve employees of Norton’s Cove Studio & Café now, not just me. So it’s even more important to me than ever before to help spread the word. Just a card.