November 12, 2013

The Agony of Print

Greetings, All!
I've had my nose to the promotional grindstone, so to speak, as time gets closer and closer to HENNY's release, and I apologize again for still being so woefully behind in all things bloggie--mine, yours, and everyone elses!
Lately, I've been doing battle with new business cards and promotional cards.  The process always starts out with a certain excitement, then transcends to angst over size, paper, cost, design, etc. -- then bounces back to excitement once they're finished.
  I had three sets of cards made:  one sporting the cover and a spread from HENNY-- same image that's in the SCBWI Illustrator Exhibit (postcard size), and the other heralding the launch date for the book (business card size). Then I had a set of five alternating layouts made up for my business cards. SO glad they're done!  What do you think?


37 comments:

  1. I love all of them! The elegant designs set off the warmth and originality of your characters--a perfect combo. And they look wonderful together. Hooray for HENNY's upcoming release!

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    1. Thanks, Carin! I can't believe HENNY is getting so close! Glad you like the cards :)

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  2. We are looking forward to having Henny at our house (and a few of the tribe of
    nieces and nephews :-)

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  3. I LOVE them, Beth, and wish any of my promotional items looked this good! So exciting that Henny is almost here! :)

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  4. Congratulation! The cards look marvelous - and it is always interesting to see which one people choose when you offer them to choose one - always a good way to enter a conversation. Britta

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    1. Thanks, Brigitta! You are quite right about them being conversation starters. So far, people tend to go for either the frog or the pig. Hmmmm...

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  5. LOVE the cards - especially the polka dotted one! So cute that it matches her dress! Those are the details that you excel at!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I think I will dot more on the next set. Card couture!

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  6. ELIZABETH!

    My dear, you and Henny are on your way to the TOP! How exciting this is, and we know YOU! This takes so much time, doesn't it?

    I am wishing you much more success and also rest, happiness and more success as the year closes! GOOD TO SEE YOU! Anita

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    1. Thank you, dear Anita! I will be heading your blog-way soon to catch up . . . I want to have a nice stretch of time to enjoy, which I ALWAYS do when I visit you!

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  7. Great cards. Great work.

    To success.

    Lisa G.

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  8. Oh, I love, love, love these!!!! And having the variety of business cards is such a fun idea. I'd pick the rabbit...

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    1. Glad you like'em, Sarah! Rabbit is flattered ;)

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  9. Oh, my goodness!! They're just wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! I want one! =) and, oh, dear.... it's the same with me but I'm not a famous authoress ;) - lost in the technicalities. First, excitement, then, tears, then, in the end, so glad - cheering you on, Beth!!!! =D

    xxo

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    1. Katy, you are awesome--on so many fronts! I know you KNOW :) ;) :)

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  10. I LOVE them all! Absolutely PERFECT for your business cards! ♥♥♥ Super exciting!

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    1. Thanks, R.! It's such a relief to have them done!

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  11. Love the cards. The critters do it for me. Really eye-catching, and I'm sure they'll help to sell more than a few books!

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  12. Beth, I love all the cards!!!
    Kathryn xx

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  13. I love all of them:) They are so delicate,you did a great work:) Thanks for the comment!

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  14. Love the cards. I have just had some done but they pale into insignificance alongside yours.

    I'm struggling to find blooging time. Fingers crossed for the launch of Henny!

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    1. Thank you, John! I'm hoping that your inability to find blogging time is because you are working on your splendid ART! It IS getting harder and harder to keep up :( Henny definitely has her fingers crossed for the launch (all of 'em ;) )

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  15. What a long process it all is! The cards are all terrific! I think I would go with a rabbit, perhaps in the blue coat. :D

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! I kind of like him, too. He's a very happy little rabbit, and he does love his blue coat! :)

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  16. I love them all Liz.......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. R MacG....... THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  17. I did a mailing recently. Yuck. I didn't even update my mailing list. I hate that job. Good luck with your cards. They are charming!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon-- yes...mailings... sigh. I have to start sending out info about Henny's launch on Jan 7. Daunting!

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  18. Wow, so happy for you! The cards look terrific. We'll do the chicken dance here to honor Henny in print <(*v*)>

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