12/31/10

Welcome 2011!

12/27/10

A Work In Progress

One of my goals and plans for 2011 is to clean up my shop as well as rebuild and add more content to The Spotted Olive™ website. It will be a slow and tedious process to clean up and remedy bad advice that I had taken in the past when I first opened The Spotted Olive™, but I know in the end it will be well worth the effort. It is also a top priority to make things much easier for my customers to shop and to find things in my store. With the last few days remaining in 2010, I'm getting a head start and have already started revising descriptions and tags in my shop. I've learned a lot and we've got big plans for 2011!

50% Off Hip & Trendy Business Cards

Save big with 50% off hip and trendy business cards by The Spotted Olive™ now through Thursday-12/30/10. Our professionally designed business cards feature vibrant full color, double sided printing and are available on a variety of paper stocks. Use coupon code: ZAZZLEACSALE at checkout to receive the 50% discount.

Designer Vintage Grunge Business Cards profilecard


Urban Skies Hip Business Cards profilecard


Hip Business Cards :: Trendy Zebra Print profilecard


Mod Leopard-Lime Appointment Business Card profilecard



Shop stylish and professional business cards.

 
50% of the business card pack net sale price will be deducted when one or more qualifying business card packs are purchased. The coupon code ZAZZLEACSALE must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. The net sale price is the price of the product (excluding shipping and taxes). Offer is valid through December 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM PT. This offer does not apply to past purchases and may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or volume discount offers. If a volume discount applies to your order, you will receive either the discount set forth in this offer or the standard volume discount, whichever is greater. Offer valid on Zazzle.com only.

12/26/10

Christmas Day 2010

Yesterday was a lovely Christmas day full of sunshine, fun and family. We usually have lots of snow on the ground for Christmas but this year the sun was shining bright and it was actually quite warm—–we even had the door open for most of the day!

Here's hoping that your Christmas was a beautiful day filled with love and happiness as ours was. Wow! 2011 is almost here! Cheers!




Top Left: Our Chritmas Tree; Middle Left: Holiday chocolate & agave nectar cupackes with custom wrappers and flags that I designed & created to coordinate with our 2010 holiday cards (my Father-In-Law loved the whole presentation as well as the cupcakes!); Bottom Left: My Mother-In-Law playing with the iPad, our dog Jags looking at the Christmas tree and my Father-In-Law; Top Right: Annie anticipating opening one of her "prezzies"; Second Image on Right: Annie opening one of her gifts; Third Image on Right: Annie playing with her stuffed Christmas tree gift; Fourth Image on Right: Zoe after surgically removing the squeaker from one of the new Christmas toys; Bottom Image on Right: My hubby and his mom viewing some pictures on the iPad.

12/24/10

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you the happiest holidays from our house to yours! And a very special thank you to all that have supported us this year! It means so much to us and we couldn't have had the successes that we have with out you. Cheers for a wonderful 2011!

12/16/10

An Email From A Happy Customer

It's always nice when a happy customer takes a moment out of their busy day to let you know how much they liked a product they ordered from your shop.

Amy ordered a variety of custom labels and stickers for her business from The Spotted Olive™ and took the time to send us this lovely email message today.


 Hi Debbie-

Just wanted to shoot you a quick note to say 'thanks very much' for the lovely labels.  I received them yesterday, and they are perfect!

Best wishes to you for a wonderful holiday season-
Amy

Thank you Amy for your purchases and your thoughtful email message!

12/14/10

Holiday Mailout 2010

Our holiday cards are finally addressed, stamped and ready to be mailed out. This year we ordered personalized photo holiday flat cards and coordinating USPS approved custom postage from our shop, The Spotted Olive™.  We were so thrilled when it all arrived because it looked so great.



Shown above:
Warmest Holiday Wishes Christmas Photo Flat Card on the linen paper stock

Happy Holidays Christmas Postage

12/13/10

Fab Finds For Your Holiday Martini Party!

Mix your Christmas gathering up this year and make it a Holiday Martini Party! These great "martini" finds are sure to make your soiree great fun and a huge success.



{1} The Merry Martini Mixology Book: 24 Holiday Martinis with Seasonal Spirit! (Volume 1) by Terri Dennis aka The Martini Diva. Filled with holiday martini recipes, martini making tips and trivia, this book is a fun and festive necessity for your holiday martini party!

{2} Gorgeous Bormioli Rocco Ceralacca Martini Glass Set of 4 in Red
available at Amazon.com

{3}Stylish Bormioli Rocco Ceralacca Martini Glass Set of 4 in Green
available at Amazon.com

{4} Holiday Martini Cocktail Party Invitation by The Spotted Olive™. This fun holiday cocktail party design features The Spotted Olive's original illustration of two red martinis with green olives on a black background with light pinstripes and bold hot red and green accents.

{5} Super cute Snowman Cocktail Shaker from Pottery Barn

{6, 7 & 8} A fabulous holiday martini party needs fabulous music! Check out these wonderfully nostalgic and sometimes kitschy CDs filled with all your favorite holiday tunes from Ultra Lounge. Available on Amazon.com. Perfect for your martini & mistletoe gala!

Christmas Cocktails Part One
Christmas Cocktails Part Two
Christmas Cocktails Part Three


Cheers!

12/12/10

5 Random Things About Me



















































{1} I am overly sensitive, often misunderstood and sometimes feel like Edward Scissorhands.

{2} I like to sleep in a cold room with a cold pillow, but be comfortable and warm under the covers.

{3} I love giving gifts! I like getting them too, but I might actually love giving them even more. :)

{4} I love Vancouver, British Columbia.

{5} I have seen 6 Cirque Du Soleil shows live, but I have never seen my favorite, Quidam, live. I just found out that the Quidam show is touring and will be in Vancouver in March. I think it might be time to start planning a vacation.

12/10/10

A Dog's Life




















This is my beautiful girl, Annie, having a little snooze on the couch with a pillow and blanket after a long day of playing in the snow. Ahhh, to have a dog's life.

12/8/10

New Holiday Card Design!

We are pleased to announce our new Merry & Bright Holiday Christmas greeting design! This fun and festive holiday photo greeting card by The Spotted Olive™ features a gorgeous pattern with area for photo and the words "May Your Holidays Be Merry & Bright. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year." A great way to send your Christmas cheer to family and friends. Personalize with your photos, names & special message. Available in a variety of color choices and card options including modern flat cards, premium photo cards and postcards.

Merry & Bright Holiday Christmas Photo Flat Card
Merry & Bright Holiday Christmas Photo Flat Card invitation


Merry & Bright Holiday Christmas Premium Photo Card
Merry & Bright Holiday Christmas Photo Card photocard



Merry & Bright Holiday Christmas Postcard
Merry & Bright Holiday Christmas Postcard postcard

12/3/10

A Customer Favorite Holiday Card!

Our fun Jolly Holidays Christmas Card is very popular with our customers. This funky retro modern holiday card design by The Spotted Olive™ features red and green dots and the words "Jolly Holidays." The inside text reads "Wishing You & Yours A Happy Holiday Season & A Wonderful New Year." Coordinating postage, stickers, holiday binder and more available in this design.






















We've been shipping this festive holiday card out to destinations throughout the United States as well as internationally and are delighted to have received such positive feedback on the design! Thanks to all of our customers for their purchases and support!


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