PaulasPASTELSnPRINTS is taking a short break
pamela on Apr 9, 20225 out of 5 stars
very attractive and nice quality 😃
lov4frank on Aug 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
I just opened the envelope for the card. I appreciate how detailed you were, letting the post office know not to bend the package. Once I opened the package, I appreciate how you were detailed by putting it in an envelope and adding a small "thank you" sticker. Once I opened the envelope, the card was much more beautiful than when I saw it online. I am looking forward to framing it and adding it to my home. Thank you soooooooo much.
David on Apr 21, 20205 out of 5 stars
My first purchase from this shop was a delight. A lovely poignant print. Very good service from this shop.
Hilary on Jul 11, 20195 out of 5 stars
Beautiful greeting card, even better than depicted. Courteous shop owner--when the postage came out less than anticipated, she actually refunded me $1.00! What a gem.
Laura on Apr 7, 20185 out of 5 stars
Arrived so fast and just love it. Very nice quality. This card will play a special role - we celebrate one year since I had successful experimental stem cell surgery to save the use of my limbs. I’ll be giving my husband a surprise card each day for ten days leading up to our dreamed of trip to Hawaii to create more excitement. Thank you for your talent!
Diana on Aug 18, 20175 out of 5 stars
Thank you i love it :)
Anonymous on Dec 22, 20125 out of 5 stars
so sweet thanks so much great gift for my grandson who just had his first child and new born too. thanks good shipping
Anonymous on Sep 25, 20125 out of 5 stars
Anonymous on Feb 17, 20125 out of 5 stars
I LOVE THIS MOBILE... ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL... THANK YOU SO MUCH
Anonymous on Aug 15, 20115 out of 5 stars
Absolutely adorable!! n nPaula not only did a fabulous job on these birds, but was also amazing to work with. She was easy to contact and quick to respond!! n nIf you need cute birds, these are PERFECT!!!!!
Happy to return to Etsy to reopen my shop after 5 years of inactivity
After graduating from college in 1991 with an associates degree in Graphic Design / Illustration, I began working at a local design company for about a year & then I became pregnant with my first child. Once the baby was born in 1993, I began making handmade crafts as decorations for the nursery & soon I began getting orders from friends & family. A couple years later, I started selling these handmade crafts at local malls & craft fairs, & although I enjoyed making these crafts, my real passion was for drawing. Since I was a little girl, I always had a love for children's books & illustrations, & it was around this time that I started drawing pastel baby portraits of my children, while I was selling my crafts outside the home.
When I first joined Etsy back in 2009, the name I chose was PaulasPASTELSnPrints. I picked that store name because most of my artwork that I was creating was being done using my favorite medium - soft chalk pastels. Around the same time that I opened my Etsy store, I purchased an "art printer" so I could make cards & prints of my artwork while at home & then sell them. This printer used 8 ink cartridges - one for each color, but it was not producing the professional quality prints that I was looking for. Also, maintaining this printer was very expensive & sometimes I would have to reprint again & again because the prints would have streaks or other flaws, even though the ink was full - it was very frustrating!
Since I had just opened my Etsy shop, I didn't want to close it, so I gave up on selling my pastel drawings as cards or prints because of my printer issues, & I returned to making handmade crafts - this time Mulberry Bird Mobiles for babies nurseries, which I sold in my Etsy store & locally. When I opened my Etsy store, I also joined another online site that allows you to use your own artwork to design different items, & then when the product sells, I would get a royalty for having my artwork used. Since I had many printer issues in the past & it was too expensive for me to operate, I am now having this same company print my artwork for me, which I use to make my cards, prints & more. This is why I am coming back to Etsy ~ I still do the artwork & designing, but I now have a printing service to use, which makes it possible for me to sell my cards & prints, as I originally planned on doing when I first opened my shop back in 2009. Also, soon I plan on taking custom orders again for the Mulberry Bird Mobiles! (see sold items for examples)
Owner, Designer / Illustrator
San Jose, CA
For the past 8 years, I have been associated with this printing facility & they use state of the art equipment, with the most up to date digital printing technology, which allows them to produce high quality products.
Customs and import taxes
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
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I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for: