I kind of start every Friday blog post with "wow". Why? Why is that? Because every week something spectacular happens for our business. Every week is a WOW with followers like you. Every week you all just blow me out of the water. This shop, this website, this whole idea is nil without you. This week you all kept us busy with sixteen hour days. Sixteen hours! Your orders have been FLYING and allowing us to do so much more with our shop. Thank you. Thank you all so much.
We can now offer you STICKER PACKS! Randomly throughout the month or year we will have packs of five stickers up for sale. This week we started with our Chameleon Packs. With these packs you get 20% off if you buy them! They come in regular permanent stickers, restickable stickers and also as magnets. Usually these packs will be available when we debut a new item. Although, they really are random and can happen at any time!
Every month, for the last week of the month we offer Monthly Sticker Packs. That's where all the stickers that were debuted that month are available in a pack at a low price. You can get 10, 15, even 20 stickers for a really stellar price. Like all the stickers? Get all the stickers! The July Sticker Pack has sixteen stickers total this month, and the price is only $25 for permanent decals or $35 for restickables.
That's 62% off retail value!
The clincher is, those packs are non-changeable and you can only buy them for one week. Prices will change depending on how many stickers there are. For now, the introductory price is this low. Get this sticker pack before August 4th!
One really awesome thing now is that we can do now is we can print stickers right after we're done drawing them. Cool, huh? Print, cut professionally and shipped all in the same week. No more waiting. This is working out great!
This week we added a Veiled Chameleon to our shop and doodled a Paodura lohatsara gecko. The P. lohatsara was a commission, so we'll put those into shop once our commissioner gets them. We are back on track with getting more artwork done, too. We have artwork done, too. We don't have any commissions booked for next week so we could work on shop stickers.
While it was our goal to finish a pancake tortoise and our blue tongued skink, we just didn't get to them. We are all finished up with our first big t-shirt order that we got, though so our time is focused back on our shop again. Doodling more animals is important to us. Monday is our new deadline for the bluey and the pancake tortoise.
We also added a new corn snake morph! This pretty was a commission from one of our friends. It's a baby normal corn snake in it's fresh baby colors. She's pretty cute. The commissioner also took a very cute picture of her new sticker with it's likeness.
Pet of the Month Stickers
Every month we ask you to share your herp pets that you'd like to see as a sticker. We tally all of them up, put them in a bowl and draw a name from it. Then, whatever animal and name we pick, we'll draw for that month's Pet Sticker of the Month!
For this month's Pet Sticker we got a Tegu named Xenia owned by Kristina Franklin. She's a beautiful little Tegu and we're honored to draw her likeness! You can see to the left how absolutely cuddly she is. Tegus are beautiful lizards. We've met them in person and are amazed at how sweet and dog-like they can be.
Did somebody say T-SHIRTS!? WHAAAAAAT? Yes. Someone did say t-shirts. We hope to have t-shirts in our shop by the 12th. We're offering them for sale at the Portland Metro Reptile Expo in August for pressing right there. So, if you've been waiting for a shirt, we'll have them soon! All the shirts will be printed, pressed and made right in our own facility. We're utilizing Gildan brand shirts because they are very good quality!
Goals For August
One of our major goals is to get t-shirts going. We also want to add somewhere along the lines of 20 new stickers to our shop before the 23rd. That's a lot to take on! We hope that works out. We've got the two work in progresses right now of our bluey and pancake tort, but we have a big line of other animals picked out, too.
We also have a secret line of stickers that will be debuted at the Portland Metro Reptile Expo. We'll put them in shop after we're done at the expo, but these stickers are a very exciting line for us! We'll be doing tons of doodles in this line. For now, we're starting with two, but as time goes on we'll have many many more.
Our other sticker shop looks like it may be on hold for awhile. We're working on still completing 10 stickers to put in our shop by the end of August, but our reptile requests do take precedence so it may not happen as soon as we were hoping. Still crossing fingers!
The Sticky Situation Project
Seri is doing an incredible job. While I might be an artist in the drawing sense, she is a completely different artist in the "these fabric colors go together well" sense. Ask me to actually throw a quilt together and I'll just stare at the pattern for days. Ask Seri? She already has a palette ready to go and is stitching away.
The top of our fundraiser quilt is complete. Now, the only thing left to do is to get it professionally quilted and we're ready to go. We have a little bit of some legality to iron out for the raffle, but we'll soon be hosting a raffle for this quilt here on our website. Once tickets go up for sale, we'll make an announcement on our Facebook page and the Sticky Situation Project Facebook page. There are some states that cannot participate in this raffle, due to state laws. We'll have all that mumbo jumbmo written out on the listing. This quilt will be raffled off at Tinley, so keep an eye out.
Very very soon.
As always, thank you so much for reading!
Rachel is the owner of HGSS and Geckos on the Beach. She has a big love for all things reptile and amphibian.