Our weeks are getting more and more busy as the expo gets closer. We're trying to finish up quite a few more doodles than we normally do, too. We're pretty happy to have snakes on board with the rest of our stickery crew. Our new March items will also be in stock on Monday, and the option to buy t-shirts has an ordering window opening up tonight!
This Week's New Doodles
We finished up our doodles that we wanted to this week, except for that pesky hog nose. All the corn snakes we'll have are finished. You were able to see these all on our Facebook page, and now you can see them all in the same place. It seemed like everyone really liked our new designs. We're so glad that everyone is enjoying the snakes we're bringing onto our sticker crew. These lovelies will be available in the middle of April.
Last week we introduced the normal corn snake, and here we have the bloodred motley and lavender corn snake morphs. I finished these up a lot quicker than I thought I would. Which is AWESOME! The rest of the week took itself out of my hands, and gave me a few things to do that took away from time to finish a hognose, one notable item being T-SHIRTS! Another being inventory for a new shipment that we got from our new company.
Doodles for Next Week
Next week we plan to debut the finished hog nose snake and get that sand boa started. Depending on how quickly we're able to finish those two, we hope to have a rainbow boa finished so we can have those available for wholesale at the show. Having these sorts of deadlines really puts a fire under my butt. I can't help but laugh at myself when I do that.
Our New Domain
Thanks to an awesome artist, Dee who owns Custom Exotics in Canada for giving me a tip on a great platform for artists we now have a website! We got a domain for it, too! One I was surprised to see still available: www.reptilestickers.com. We're still working out a few kinks to it, but we've got the basics laid out for you. Now you can order stickers from us without having to be a msember of Ety!
New Packaging for our Mini Sticker Sets
Oh yeah! Envelopes! Envelopes. Teeny tiny envelopes. Our mini sticker sets used to be packaged and sealed in some pretty small envelopes. Those of you who have acquired them know what I'm talking about. Well, we got some NEW envelopes. They're even smaller. Way smaller. And cuter. I adore them. They are about 2x2. When I first ordered them I thought "this will be fun". When you see such a teeny envelope in person you can't help but giggle. The mini sticker sets fit perfectly in them. Plus, even less packaging, nearly half the packaging that they used to be for the same product. I hope you all enjoy receiving your mini sticker sets in these cute teeny envelopes as much as I enjoy sending them to you.
Where's the Expo?
Where? Where? Oh Where?!
Hillsboro, Oregon at the fairgrounds. That's where you can find our table. We'll be one of nearly 70 vendors with wares there. Jason and I will be vending for both days, on March 29th and 30th. We hope to see you there! Just keep an eye out for our banner overhead. We'll have little booklets that you can thumb through to see our available stickers, too! We'll be accepting wholesale orders and there will be some awesome show specials that you won't want to miss!
T-shirts, Get Your T-shirts!
Are you interested in t-shirts? We are opening up orders for some basic t-shirts from the designs that we have. We've picked out the style of shirt we plan to have and have them in men's and women's. Although we weren't planning to do this until May or June, we've got a lot of folks asking us for them, so we're opening them up tonight. The window for these shirts closes April 5th, so if you would like a shirt please order yours by this date. Once they're closed, we'll be sending the orders to the shirt makers.
Our first run will be a pre-order basis since we've just started out. Shirts will be shipped to you between April 17th-19th with USPS Priority two-day shipping. The shirts will have one of our finished designs on them (any one of your choice) and our Happy Gecko Sticky Situation logo across the bottom.
Our NEW Stickers! In Stock Soon
We said awhile back that we were changing companies for sticker printing. This week we got our first shipment of the new stickers from Diecutstickers.com and to keep things short, WE LOVE THEM! They are great quality, the printing job is ten times better and the stickers are much more crisp. Plus, they come to us in little stacks of punch-cut stickers, so we don't have to spend countless hours cutting stickers out before shows or before doing inventory. The new stickers we just got will be put in-stock on our shop once we get some stock photography done for them, which should be done this weekend. Expect to see some listings for them by Monday. Our Red Footed Tortoise, Cherry Head Red Footed Tortoise, Sulcata Tortoise and Jackson's Chameleon arrived, finally!
Thanks for reading! See you next week!
Rachel is the owner of HGSS and Geckos on the Beach. She has a big love for all things reptile and amphibian.