Tumblr fans, Etsy fans and even just "I've seen your stickers everywhere!" fans!
Our Tumblr Family
I met quite a few of our fans from Tumblr. I didn't even realize how many fans of our stickers there were there. And you're all amazing individuals! And apparently most of you live in California, too. We had a serious blast hearing about your pets, about where you're sticking your stickers, and who you're telling. If you mention us on Tumblr with your stickers on tubs, tanks, laptops or WHEREVER, we'll always reblog it! Thank you! THANK YOU a hundred times over!
This last week or so we have grown a lot in Tumblr followers, too. And so we'll be doing a special Tumblr giveaway for our followers some time next month. So keep an eye out for that. :)
Excitement at Our Table
It was very awesome to meet several of you--and also to see so many of our buddies who live in California that we rarely get to see or that we have never met before hand. We met several folks! It was nice to be able to do that. We rarely make it south of the Oregon border, so it was a whole different group of people to meet. Lots of hugs and handshakes and squealing occured in Redding. The show was a pretty big success, especially being a show in it's first year! We'll definitely be back next year.
This show we sold the most amount of items than we ever have! I'm sure part of that is because we have so many more to offer, and also because we've got more products compared to our last show. It was so great hearing people who don't even follow us say that they've seen our stickers everywhere. We also got some really great ideas from all of you! Thank you for your requests on species, morphs and also for new products you'd like to see! Your requests and stories are a big part of our company!
Fun With Other Vendors
We also got to meet Marcy from MS2 Feeders (GREAT feeder chow!) and Marcia from Golden Gate Geckos. I love them both! I was honestly a little nervous to meet Marcia because... well.. she's the leopard gecko queen. She's been in it for years! Come to find out she's pretty awesome in person, too!
What We Brought Home!
Are you ready for this? ......................
We didn't bring home any animals.
Soak that in for a minute......
Okay. Good. Now that we have that all out..... What we did bring home, though were some feeders, manzanita branches for our geckos, and this beautiful piece of artwork. Marcia had these at her table and I just could not go home without it. We're going to do a blog post just on this piece once it's framed, matted and hung up in our home. The story behind it is absolutely beautiful. To have such a gorgeous piece (by story and by work) is an absolute honor. Plus, it looks a lot like our Tiger Lily.
Thank you ALL for coming out to the show! And thanks for reading our Expo blogs!
Woo hoo! Our move is going GREAT! We've got a few new things to add to our shop. A few new stickers got in and we've got nine designs going up for sale on Monday as magnets! Shirts are also on their way to you.
New Stickers, Out-of-Stock Stickers--IN STOCK!
YAY! Finally! It feels like forever when we get new stickers in stock. Here are our newest little ones that are available now! The new leopard gecko, two new gargs. Since these were morph commissions, we sent out these new stickers to the commissioners first. Now they are available to you!
Some of our designs were so popular at the last show that we SOLD OUT! Wow THANK YOU! Bearded dragons, chameleons and our leucistic axolotl all sold-out or nearly sold out. So we got the beardies and chams back in, but the axies will be back in stock next week.. OUr May debut stickers including the Rainbow Boa, Sand Boas, Red Eyed Tree Frog, Green Iguana and Meller's Chameleon will be in at the same time.
You guys have been asking for magnets for forever now! Since January, at our first show you've expressed interest in magnets with our sticker designs on them. We decided to just get on it finally and do it. While getting them printed professionally was a little bit spendy, (like $500 for only one design! Yikes!) we've got some hand-cut magnets featuring our sticker designs. These bad boys are available for $4 each. Any of our stickers in shop can be used as a magnet in the future! They're a 20 mil magnet so they work great for your fridge or vehicles.
At the moment we have a limited number of them, but if they're popular enough we'll begin making these a lot more often and have them available full-time. No voting required. To start out we will be using the Red Crested Gecko, Leucistic Axolotl, Pied Ball Python, Leachie and dalmatian crested gecko. We had a little bit of extra magnet space and so added one of each of the following too: a mack snow leopard gecko, a few high yellow normal morph leos, a normal corn snake, a tokay gecko and an albino hognose.
We sent out your t-shirts yesterday. If you ordered them by April 30th for our last open window, you should see them in your mailbox by Monday. Even as soon as tomorrow! Some of you expressed that you were sad that the window closed so soon, so we will be opening up our permanent t-shirt shop on Spreadshirt by the beginning of next week! We'll make an announcement on our Facebook page when that shop is open. Men's, women's and kid's shirts will be available featuring our designs! We hope that in a few months' time we'll be able to do these shirts from our own home, but Spreadshirt makes it so easy to get you shirts sooner! If there is any style of shirt or accessory you would like, let us know! We can always make one for you.
Commission Bookings Open
You can now book a species or morph commission with us! We are booked through July now, so if you would like to do one soon, message us on Facebook or contact us on our website. We are booking through August, and only 4 openings per month. No pre-payment required until the date of your booking, so you don't have to worry about paying now, just right before I begin to draw. If you need to know when a certain species is going to be drawn that you don't see in our shop, we have our list broken down into months, so just ask us and we'll let you know!
Wow, Seri is truckin' truckin' truckin on the quilt updates! GO SERI! :) So far she's shared with us the red eyed tree frog and the chameleon blocks! We're so excited! If you haven't heard about this yet, go check it out! The quilt is going to be raffled for USARK.
Rachel is the owner of HGSS and Geckos on the Beach. She has a big love for all things reptile and amphibian.