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Hi! My name is Martha, and I have always loved drawing and crafting things myself. After years of making scrapbooks, cards, invitations and programs for friends and family, I have taken the leap to try and turn my hobby into something more.

I work in a factory but divide my nights and weekends between my crafts and my family: 2 sons (10 and 7 years), a wonderfully supportive husband, 2 mutts and a bearded dragon.

I am drawn to things that evoke a certain feeling in the person who views them. I love vintage fonts, advertising and fabrics, satin and grosgrain ribbons, tattoos, and decontructed designs. Some of my favorite looks are old-school glamour, 1940/50s pin-up style, with an edge (like Betty Paige), cool modern with a vintage twist (like luxe satin ribbons and fresh designs paired with more vintage patterns), low-key elegance that…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 29
  • Joined July 11, 2008

Favorite materials

Pearlescent papers, satin ribbons, embellishments, old school elegance, weathering, deconstruction

About

Hi! My name is Martha, and I have always loved drawing and crafting things myself. After years of making scrapbooks, cards, invitations and programs for friends and family, I have taken the leap to try and turn my hobby into something more.

I work in a factory but divide my nights and weekends between my crafts and my family: 2 sons (10 and 7 years), a wonderfully supportive husband, 2 mutts and a bearded dragon.

I am drawn to things that evoke a certain feeling in the person who views them. I love vintage fonts, advertising and fabrics, satin and grosgrain ribbons, tattoos, and decontructed designs. Some of my favorite looks are old-school glamour, 1940/50s pin-up style, with an edge (like Betty Paige), cool modern with a vintage twist (like luxe satin ribbons and fresh designs paired with more vintage patterns), low-key elegance that speaks of easy-going confidence, just like I imagine the people who like them to embody!

I also love to make things that are sweet but with a touch of punk, like me! ;) Let's face it, not every bride loves lace and pearls! But I believe there's a way you can still have an elegant feel in your wedding without disowning your punk side. ;)

I really enjoy being a part of people's special occasions. I don't take it lightly when someone entrusts me with an aspect of their life. When you send out a product I've made, it is a representation of yourself as well as me, and it should reflect your unique personal tastes. But you probably know that already. If you were a generic personality, you'd just buy something generic off a store shelf instead of coming here!

Important things to note about my wedding invitation/program listings: The prices listed are per invite or card and valid for orders of 100 or more. There are quantity discounts available, both for the paper goods themselves and for shipping.

You can purchase a sample set of almost any invite to be sent to you, but a couple require a deposit first. This is because the supplies are only able to be ordered in large quantities.

The time required for each order varies, but I appreciate 6 weeks, especially in the first half of the year when things are really busy. Rush service is available for most things. The range of colors to choose from is very wide, and if you need a specific one matched, the chances are good that I can do so. You can even mail a color swatch to ensure an almost exact match. (I prefer an actual swatch, no matter how small, over an email JPEG; because of the differences in computer monitors. I may not see on mine the same color you see on yours.)

If you see a design you really like, but the price isn't within your budget, convo me! There may be something we can do, with different papers or substituions to bring the same look into your budget.

Anyway, that's me in a small nutshell. I hope you like my store, I look forward to adding to it very soon! Please let me know if there's anything you would like to see! Thanks for your time!

Martha :)


I have registered the Etsy shop "redballoonsandicecream" as a placeholder for a possible future children's art shop. There is nothing there as of yet. :)

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