It is with great joy that I announce the Official opening of Easton Place Designs online store! I have imagined and dreamed of this day for quite a few years. Today I achieve it and now become the proud owner of my very own stationery shop. I have designed and sold “paper lovelies”© for more than 7 years by way of home shows, craft fairs and referrals. Earlier this year I decided to expand my brand via Etsy, and it was a terrific first step in achieving my goal of owning an online shop. More than the sales, the friendships I’ve made through Etsy have been incredibly important to me. I also realized I still wanted to take that next step by opening a shop where I could have the freedom to sell as I wish. Please know that I have enjoyed my short time on Etsy and I will continue to be a part of and promote the handmade community. In fact I’m thinking of adding a shop with “non-personalized” goodies! But that is for another day. Today I celebrate, with you, the Grand Opening of my new store! Thank you to all of you who’ve encouraged me, promoted me and at times pushed me to stay on track. A few people deserve extra credit for their help... Kelly Jo over at Purple Vine Design -for motivating, hand-holding and major cheerleading!... Kathryn from Coastal Chic - for promoting my little shop better than I have promoted it myself and for giving me some of the best belly laughs (from reading her blog) that I’ve ever had. Bridgett at Perideau Designs - for inspiring me with her own beautiful blog and shop. The lovelies on twitter - you know who you are! And last but not least, one of my bff-irl (in real life) Cathy - for knowing way more than I know, including my schedule! I hope you stop by my store and have a look around. I will be adding many more items over the next several weeks and months and years to come, so stop by often!