Archive for March, 2007

New Pages on Blog

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

We have now posted the invitation policies as a page in the blog.  Also, since I have not yet been able to upload all of the custom option details, I have created a temporary list for your information until I have some time to update the option details (i.e. have hours and hours to scan patterned paper swatches).

Let me know if you have questions!

~Kat – kat@simplyrosy.com

About the creation of Simply Rosy

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

The creation of Simply Rosy has been surprisingly easier than I expected. Two years ago, after making my own wedding invitations, I considered starting a custom invitation business, but I assumed that it would be too much work and so put the idea aside “for later”. I have thought about this idea quite a few times over the last two years, but at the beginning of this year, I decided that it was time to get serious.

I found a book about starting a home business, and I made TONS of notes in the margins as I read, listing everything I thought about possibly starting an invitation business. I decided that I would AT LEAST think of a business name and get it registered, and even if I only had one client during my first year, it would still be a start to a business that I could build over time.

In all honesty, it took me about 3 weeks to even think of ONE possible name! My husband was incredulous that it took me that long, but I just drew a complete blank. I am not ashamed to tell you that my initial “inspiration” came from a trip to the grocery store, and choosing “Simply Orange” OJ. My thought process went something like this, “Hmmm…’Simply’…that’s a nice word,” and it all fell into place after that.

I went through several different names before choosing “Simply Rosy”. At first, I liked Simply Perfect and Simply Pink, but those were both taken, so I looked to Crayola crayon names for inspiration. I liked the word “Glow” in one of the names, but Simply Glowing didn’t quite flow right, but I liked the idea of “glowing” as a happy word reminding me of flushed cheeks and “glowing brides”. So I then decided to look at synonyms for glowing, and “Simply Rosy” sounded PERFECT! I even thought of my logo right away.

I mentioned, to mostly family members and a few co-workers, that I was planning to start a business “on the side” making custom wedding invitations. Then a little over a week ago, a co-worker asked if I would be interested in making the invitations for a bridal shower that she was co-hosting. Needless to say that my response was a resounding, “YES!”

At that point, I decided that I needed to create some samples and get serious about designing my website. (All 11 samples on the site so far were designed and made in the two days following the inquiry of my first potential client, and the majority of the website has been built in the last week. Can you tell I was excited?!?!?)

So here we are! Simply Rosy is (mostly:) up and running; I have my first client; and I’m hoping to fill the remaining 9 spaces for the “Grand Opening Discount” (http://www.simplyrosy.com/discounts.htm), so I’ll be looking forward to your order!

~Kat – kat@simplyrosy.com

Invite Samples Uploaded :)

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Well, we uploaded the remaining samples tonight!

So, now that the website is up, I have time to make more samples; oh, what a vicious cycle! (You can see them all at http://www.simplyrosy.com/inviteall.htm.)

~Kat – kat@simplyrosy.com

Welcome!

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

I am SO excited to be making the first official blog post for Simply Rosy!

Our website is almost complete (we have quite a few more invitation samples to upload), and we will hopefully have at least the invitation portion finished in the next couple of days.

I have already posted a good deal of information on the “About Simply Rosy” page in the blog, and I am planning to write another lengthy post about the idea behind being a “completely custom” invitation designer.

I hope you enjoy the site and our blog, and I’d love some feedback on the website!

~Kat – kat@simplyrosy.com