Monday, June 30, 2008

Saucy Blog

I found a great blog that y'all just have to visit. What a fun way to spread the word about your blog and to add to your blogroll!
Check out The Secret is in the Sauce and I promise you won't be disappointed.
What's even better is that they are celebrating 6 weeks of summer with giveaways galore! Check them out, grab their banner and tell 'em monogramchick sent ya!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday Freebie!

WE HAVE A WINNER: Congratulations #9 Karin! In just a few short days you AND your trusty co-hort Preppy Engineer will receive a preppy travel mug made especially for you. Thank you, everyone, for entering the contest—it was so much fun reading through the posts, finding new blogs and adding many, many of you to my daily reads!
Don't fret those that did not win this time, there will be another giveaway in July!

It's Friday again and time for a freebie! We survived the floods here in Iowa City and I want to celebrate with a give-away! Leave a comment below (with your email address!!) to be entered to win your very own monogrammed travel mug. The lucky winner will be selected on Monday.
If you're a blogger, post this giveaway on your blog and if the person who wins was referred from your blog, YOU get a preppy travel mug too! Just a little way to say Thank you and to celebrate summer. So don't forget, if you found this giveaway from another blog be sure to mention the site along with your name and email!
Good luck everyone and Happy Summer!


ps--bloggers, feel free to grab this image and add it to your blog!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

From Boys to Men

Whether a little one or a big one, recently I have tried to add products for the men in our lives. It is easier to find and fun to find personalized items for the little guys but a little more difficult to find items for those older boys. Please feel free to suggest more items that you would like for your men or boys. Here are a few recent Monogramchick creations:

The first item is one of the more popular manly items that I have added recently. I have always had keyrings and moneyclips, but this travel mug is a new fun addition for me. For the manly colored backgrouds I have the black that is pictured and I have a fun silver that looks a lot like duct tape (Don't all men love duct tape?)!! Of course, we have tons of preppy fabrics for the ladies as well!!

Now for a few things for the men that cause us less headaches....

This high quality blanket is blue and white pindot pattern. These blankets are truly a great gift for a newborn! This is an item that will be around long after the dirty diapers and formula are gone and forgotten. A great shower gift!!

Every little boy loves a puppy. Let them have their own "best friend" early with this puppy dog blankie. This has been a MonogramChick poduct for a long time but I thought this one was cute enough for the blog!!

Last, but not least why let anyone doubt what your little bundle of energy and joy is going to grow up to be. This is a long sleeved t-shirt but short sleeved is availible as well. I think adding a name would have been great but in this case the client was unsure of the spelling. This product is not on as of right now but it is in my ebay store here or just email me!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Bibs, Burps and Fancy Pants

Today seems to be kids day at MonogramChick! One of my favorite things is the excitement that surrounds people who are shopping for new babies. I also love seeing the great baby names! Below are a few creations for our littlest ones!

First, a couple of cute, preppy Appliqued Burp Clothes
A whale and dinosaur for today

All pretty, packaged up, and ready to be sent home!

Followed up by a Brown and Pink Cade Dot Bib, Burp, and Blanket Set

Next up is a Preppy Font Bib and Burp Set

And for something a little different, cover those little bums with preppy style with fancy pants. I searched high and low for higher quality fancy pants.
Monogramchick fancy pants are 2 layers of fabric in the midsection and are better quality than many others. Here are a couple for today.

These Are Kristen Font

Thanks for reading y'all!

Please comment with thoughts, ideas, or things you would like to see!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Custom Bugs, Bridesmaid Bags, and Butterflies!

Hello all my preppy MonogramChick readers!! Today's creations are kind of a random collection! Variety is the spice of life right??

First up, is a custom creation for a client that emailed me wanting something a little different. She wanted an appliqued bib and burp set with a Pink Ladybug! How fun, she had a little girl that loved ladybugs and pink so this is what we came up with! If anyone is interested in the doing this or something similar just email me and let me know, pink bugs are now my thing!!

Next up is a set of 6 small terry cloth cosmetic bags. These were created/ordered by a bride for her bridesmaids. These are great bridesmaid gifts and they function well too! Doesn't every preppy chick need more room for her stuff!? The thread we use at MonogramChick is colorfast, meaning these bags can be bleached and the monogramming doesn't fade! These inside of the bags are plastic lined for easy clean up. My personal set has been around for nearly 2 years and about 4 bleachings and still look great!

Lastly, I embroidered this cute butterfly lovie for a Grandma that wanted "Grandpa's Girl" to have something special to take with her after leaving their home!

Drop me a comment and let me know you stopped by!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Personalized Travel Mugs Gone Wild!

Hey y'all, I have a quick MonogramChick update. I have been working to get some new patterns for the monogrammed or personalized travel mugs. I have added a few new fabric patterns. I love these things! They are yet another way to stand out from the wall flowers of the world and show some style! You can get extra inserts and change them out yourself since we always need options.

Please let me know what you think!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Some MonogramChick Projects

Hey Folks! Sorry that I have been away for a while but I am glad to be back! I am going to make it a goal to update my blog to include recent creations. If you see an item here that you would like to purchase but you can't find it on my website, please email me! It sometimes takes a little while to get all new monogramchick products listed. I am constantly trying to keep up with the preppy personalized gifts for my clients!!
Today's Featured Creations:

First thing today we have a set of waffle weave spa wraps that were created for a bride with an up coming summer wedding!! These are a great bridesmaid gift! I think she choose a great color combination, what do you think?

The next MonogramChick creation is an addition to a popular product line: Diaper Roadies. These are like a miniature emergency diaper bag. They are great for the time when you just need to take along an extra diaper or two and a box of wipes. They easily fit in most mom sized purses. We have added the LolliDot pattern. The LolliDot pattern is a great one for that mom will like and dad won't have to hide from his friends...
This next creation was a solution to a common dilemma: "Monogramchick, I need a gift for a baby shower but the parents are announcing the name until later..." Dad was a real baseball fan so we did a bib and burp set appliqued with the following...