Yes, this is our 19th year in business at L*K...and time for our 19th collection of small Christmas designs that we call Tiny Tidings.
I still remember designing the first batch of Tiny Tidings...on graph paper with a pencil and a well-used eraser. That was before I got my design software and struggled to learn how to use it and that seldom used computer!
I'm still using that same software (haven't updated!) and the years seem to be rolling by as the Tiny Tidings keep coming.
This year's Tiny Tidings include some favorite themes....a Santa, snowman, reindeer and even a super cute Santa's helper elf! I have to admit that the adorable little elf is my favorite design this year.
I thought you might enjoy a little "rest of the story" behind the cover for this year's Tiny Tidings. My friend Janice does the graphic design for my printing, supplying the background photo and getting everything ready for the printer. I don't have the techie knowledge to do all of this myself!
Anyway, Janice always supplies just the "perfect" background photo for my chartpaks. She's an avid photographer and you can spot lots of her pretty pics on L*K chartpak covers. Check out the recent chartpaks at http://lizziekate.com/bydate.html
Janice thought a pile of peppermint candies would make a cute background for this year's Tiny Tidings. Where to find peppermints in June? It seems they are a "seasonal" item nowadays, but Dollar Tree (my favorite store) to the rescue. Janice's granddaughter was at her house, so they went on a peppermint candy caper together, much to Victoria's delight!
Here's Janice and Victoria enjoying their "work" on the computer. Look at those 2 cute blondies!
Yes, it truly takes a village to get a Lizzie*Kate design from that little seed in my head to the final production, publishing and distribution. Thanks, Janice and Victoria, for going the extra mile (and trip to the store) to get the perfect peppermint background for our Tiny Tidings XIX.
BTW...Tiny Tidings XIX will be available in needlework shops around the world in mid July (ask for #167 Tiny Tidings XIX! We're waiting on the beautiful peppermint-y printing to arrive and then we'll be busy sacking.
We're also working on a darling embellishment pack that will have the goodies to complement the 5 designs....white and aqua snowflake buttons, antique gold snowflake button, tiny red buttons, and red and aqua beads. It's official name is #E167 Tiny Tidings XIX Embellishment Pack
Here's a pic of my "to go" assembly box. I spend 6+ hours assembling these on our weekend road trip to KC.
What's your favorite design this year? We'd love for you to leave a comment below and share your Tiny Tidings XIX favorite for 2014...or remind us about your fave Tiny Tidings from years past.
Thanks for 19 great years (and counting!) together!