Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More ways to save!

I just found that artscow.com is offering 100 free 4x6 prints AND 50 free 5x7 prints when you register a new account.  150 cards for $0.08 each?

I will create your custom designed 5x7 card for $12 (buy now! prices go up to $15 on December 1st!) and for FREE will also make the same card into a 4x6 for you if you'd like to take advantage of artscow.com's offer!

What a deal!

EDIT 11.29.09 - You actually get 1200 free prints through artscow.com!  Wow!  I misunderstood.  Apparently the 11 free 4x6 and 50 free 5x7 is what you are allowed monthly, up to 1200 free prints total.  Click here!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Featured at Mada's Place

Mada's Place is featuring different Etsy sellers every Friday on her blog and I was featured this week!  Check out my interview and then head on over to Mada's Place and Mada's Place Baby on Etsy!

Thanks Steph!

Monday, November 16, 2009

100 holiday cards for $0.12 each!!

The photo sharing website, SeeHere.com, is offering 100 free 4x6 prints when you sign up for an account!  Talk about saving a bundle on holiday cards this year!  You can purchase your custom designed 4x6 digital file from Four Harp Designs for as low as $12 and print them through SeeHere.com for free!  Essentially, all you will pay for is the digital file, and the cost of envelopes and stamps.  Wow!

My standard files are for 5x7 printing, so if you are planning to take advantage of this HUGE savings please let me at the time of purchase that you would like your card to be designed for 4x6 prints.

What a fabuLESS way to kick-off the holiday season!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

*** it's SALE time!! ***

Knotties & Nesties on Etsy Team are having a sale!  Participating stores are offering 13% off items in honor of Friday the 13th!  Check out this blog post for information on participating stores.

Four Harp Designs is offering 13% off all birth announcement digital files.  (Bummed it doesn't apply to holiday cards?  They are currently on sale for 20% through the end of the month!)  Purchase the special listing on Etsy to receive the sale price.

Sales run Friday 11/13 through Sunday 11/15.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Another fun announcement!

I'm excited to announce that I am now a part of Team Christian Artists and Crafters on Etsy!  We are a group of Christians who come from all levels in their faith and walk with the Lord.  I love that we can come together to encourage one another no matter where we are at in our faith!

Check out the team blog for fun give-aways and use search word "teamCAC" while shopping on Etsy to find awesome handmade items by these team members.

Monday, November 2, 2009

tricks of the trade

Just wanted to share a little-known secret.
It's an Adobe site that allows you to create, save and download color themes.  I use this site often when trying to match colors for my photo cards.  I can also see themes that others have created - and those color themes often inspire new ideas in me.  I could spend hours on this site!

A few examples of cards I created based on color themes I've found or designed on Kuler:

If you're new to Kuler, you may find this helpful:

So for all you designers and graphic artists out there that haven't already discovered Kuler, go have fun!  

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Etsy Team

I am excited to announce that I have joined the Knotties & Nesties on Etsy team!  This is a group of wonderful women from theknot.com, thenest.com, or thebump.com who have joined together to form a team.  We have a wide range of items for sale, from graphic design and paper goods to hand-stitched items, bows and clippies to wedding materials, glass jewelry to reusable grocery bags.

Use searchwork knetteam when searching Etsy to find these great items!  We also have a blog where you can meet the members.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

WINNERS - Fall Give-Away

Congratulations to the winners of the Fall Give-Away!

To claim your prize: send an email to fourharpdesigns@gmail.com - you must claim your prize by 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, October 18th.  Your free design may be used at any time, but you must claim it by the deadline.  Prizes are transferrable - please just let me know (at any time) who you are passing it on to.

Thank you to everyone who participated!  I will be doing more give-aways in the future, so keep an eye out for that.  :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

**CLOSED** Fall Give-Away!

To welcome in autumn and the holiday season, I am raffling off FOUR FREE photocard digital files!  Winners can use their prize on any type of photo card (birth announcement, fall/holiday cards - or contact me to create a special invitation, thank you, etc.).  Prizes must be claimed within 3 days BUT may be used at any time.  So for example, if you win but want to announce your spring 2010 baby's birth, you may do that!

You may enter up to FOUR times.  Here are the FOUR ways you may enter:
  1. Become a follower of this blog by clicking "follow" in the righthand column. THEN comment on this post with your full name and the words "follower".  (e.g. Jane Doe - follower)
  2. Become a fan on facebook (click here) THEN come back here and comment on this post with your full name and the words "I'm a fan!". (e.g. Jane Doe - I'm a fan!) - If you are already a fan, skip that step and simply post your name and "I'm a fan!".
  3. Visit my etsy site and browse through my photo cards. THEN come back here, post a comment on this post with your full name and one or two of your favorite cards. (e.g. Jane Doe - I love your Thanksgiving Mosaic photo card and also the Initial Birth Announcments!)
  4. On your own blog, link to my etsy site and tell everyone about this drawing.  THEN come back here and post a comment with your full name and a link to your blog post. (e.g. Jane Doe - http://your.blog.post/)
    Once you've become a fan on facebook, write this into your facebook status: "Four Harp Designs is giving away free photo card digital files!  Check it out and enter to win ~ it's time to start thinking about where to buy your holiday cards!  http://fourharpdesigns.blogspot.com" Tag Four Harp Designs in the status by typing @Four Harp Designs THEN come back here and post a comment with your full name and "facebook status" (e.g. Jane Doe - facebook status).
Contest will be open until 12:00pm PDT on October 15th.  I will use a random number generator to choose FOUR winners.  Check back to see if you won and find out how to claim your prize!  Prizes are transferrable.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The fine print

Shop Policies:
Welcome to my shop! I'm a new seller around these parts and I'm looking forward to working with you!

But you may be wondering, "What exactly does 'Four Harps' mean?" The name for Four Harp Designs comes from biblical imagery. In the Bible, the number four is used to symbolize creation (e.g. the four elements, the four directions, four corners of the earth). You may have noticed in the banner on my home page that the number four is inverted like a reflection. This is to symbolize that everything we are (creativity included) is a reflection of part of who God is. My creative side is a reflection of God's creativity. Harps, in the Bible, are an instrument of praise. I hope that my shop, my designs, my work can be used to bring praise to God as well. So from this, I came up with Four Harp Designs!

PayPal only - payments must be made before I can send you a proof.

Photo cards are digital files only and will be sent to your email account.

All other items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail within two business days of purchase. Custom orders will require a few extra days to make them.

Refunds and Exchanges
Photo cards:
I am not responsible for errors once you have given your final approval. If you do find typos or want to make minor changes after your final approval, I would be happy to do so free of charge. However, I will not refund your cost of printing the photo cards.

Additional Policies and FAQs
You agree that I may use your image and/or photo card as samples of my work. I will not use any of your personal information, including full names, address, etc. If you do not agree to allow me to use your image and/or photo card, you will include this request by email at the time of purchase.