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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

April News!!!

Hey everyone!

Hope you're doing well :)

Things have been good and busy around here! Just to let you know, I'm trying reallllly hard to peel myself away from the online world on weekends. I've realized that that I need time to myself to recharge and do non-work related things. It's just too easy to peak at my phone and get absorbed by all of the eye candy on Pinterest, emails, blogs, YouTube videos etc... The online world truly is never ending! Nice weather is returning to Ontario and the sunshine is reminding me that I like to be active. I will surely start to develop back problems if I spend all of my time sitting with my devices. So, for the sake of my body, mental wellbeing and creative spirit I must take a break! Lol.

If you write to me on weekends or leave comments on any of the social media sites that I maintain, I will look forward to reading and responding after the weekend - Monday :)

March Challenge Winner

Thank you to everyone who shared their art in last month's challenge! I really appreciate seeing your creations. I've randomly drawn a winner for March. A big congratulations to... Nikki!!!

Please contact me to receive your free cling-mounted stamp or stencil: designsbyryn@gmail.com

The piece that Nikki entered (using Silhouette Dove Set) and her blog post HERE

April Sales

(Last chance for cling-mounted Faeries)

I have decided to discontinue offering the individual cling-mounted faerie designs. The four designs below have been discounted by 50%. The other designs will be available as long as stock lasts.

The unmounted sheet "Faeries" will still be available going forward. It has all of the designs on it for $29.99 and is available in my online shop and at select retail stores.

Dancing Faeies - NOW $4.99

Retail Stores

I am very happy to say that wholesale is doing well. Thank you to customers around the world who have approached their local stores and asked them to check out my designs. So appreciate you helping me to get out there :)

A BIG thank you to all of the store owners who are offering my designs in their shops!!! I'm very happy to be working with you!

HERE is a link to my retailer list.


If you are a store or independent workshop instructor and you are planning a class using my designs please do let me know the details! I'd love to hear about it and help to get the word out there about what you are offering.

That's all my news for now! Wishing everyone a great Easter weekend! If you don't celebrate, wishing you a great weekend all the same :)

Bye for now,




  1. What a lovely surprise to win, thanks Ryn x

  2. Congratulations Nikki!
    Ryn, I love your comments, but I love your designs as well so I rather have you stay away from internet and be inspired and feel creative by the things around your, rather then gaze at other people's work and unconsciously design along their thoughts. That is why I sometimes don't look at other entrants pieces untill I've finished mine - I don't want to be too influenced by it.
    So please, do stay away from internet in the weekends! Discontinuing single stamps from older designs is a good thing for you, so you can focus on the new stamps and on designing!


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