Category Archives: News


September 14, 2015

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging - News

I’ve decided to start a new hashtag project.

If you follow me over on Instagram, you most likely already know about this. I have a huge heart for gift wrap and everything that it entails, so to both inspire both you and myself, this project is going to come in handy. If you’ve been inspired by one of my gift wrap posts on my blog and wrapped something pretty as a result, or if you’re just proud of your latest gift wrap that’s not necessarily inspired by one of my posts, tag your photo #wrapitproject over on Instagram for a chance to get reposted on my Instagram account. Who here loves paper as much as I do (or maybe even more)?!

#wrapitproject via @anastasiamika

Photo via my Instagram. Follow me there for more!

Moving Forward.

March 26, 2015

Filed Under : News - Personal

This week I’ve spent putting together lots of new items to put into the shop. I’m pretty excited about them! Some of them will be those long-promised items that I think I was planning on having available before Henry was born (it’s never too late, right?) and I can’t wait to show you. I just need to snap some photos of them and get them listed. Henry is turning one soon and is getting more and more independent. I’ve been waiting and waiting for the time when he’s more than happy to play without me so I could use that time to get more things done with the Shop and blog. I think that time has finally arrived! Let’s see how this goes!


On a personal note, remember when I mentioned Henry going through some major teething pain? Well, it turns out it was much more than that. The poor guy had a case of Roseola and a cold/flu following — all on top of his teething aches and pains. Knowing all this, I have a much higher appreciation for my little guy. Through all the suffering, he certainly was cranky, but not as cranky as one would expect. I know I certainly would have been much more cranky than him if I had all that tumble upon me at once. I’m happy to say that he’s been super chipper for a week now. Love seeing him back to his old self.

henry mika blossoms

Thanksgiving + Black Friday + SMS + Cyber Monday + My Birthday

November 27, 2014

Filed Under : News - Shop

black friday, cyber monday

Now that holiday shopping is in full gear, make sure that what you’re gifting is wrapped up real pretty. This weekend (and a wee beyond), I’m joining in on the fun and letting absolutely everything in my shop to get into your hands for less. I’m rolling Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, AND my birthday celebration all into one. And if you’re looking to get a custom card made, those are also included in the sale; just inquire via my Etsy Shop for more information!

Scroll down to find the coupon codes!

Spend $1 or more, get 15% off your entire order. Use coupon code: JOY15
Spend $50 or more, get 20% off your entire order. Use coupon code: JOY20
Spend $100 or more, get 25% off your entire order. Use coupon code: JOY25



offer valid 11.27.14 through 12.03.14
may not be combined with any other offer
order total must be before shipping and sales tax

Published: Packaging Your Crafts

October 2, 2014

Filed Under : News

packaging your crafts book

I’ve had this book since spring time, waiting until I started up blogging in order to share. It’s my first time being published in a real book and I’m thrilled to the moon. Viola of Chewing the Cud put this book together on how small businesses can package up their goods, a.k.a “Packaging Your Crafts.” You’ll find me on three pages in this book — two of my gift wrapping ideas plus one of my rubber stamps. My husband picked up a copy for me and I’m thinking I’m going to have to pick up a spare. I’m that excited.

packaging your crafts book
packaging your crafts book
packaging your crafts book
packaging your crafts book