December 5, 2014

Studio Yuko Jones Grand Opening TODAY & Giveaway!

This day has come! Our Etsy shop, Studio Yuko Jones is officially open today!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/studioyukojones

What can I say, it's been A LOT of work, and I'm honestly sleep deprived and on caffeine overload, but I'm so happy that we've made it! Yay! 


This background appears light blue here, but it's actually white when printed. FYI





My friends and family have given me tremendous amount of support and encouragement throughout the process, and I can't be grateful enough. My husband, Steve, has worked side by side with me the entire time and I couldn't have done it without him. My mother-in-law, Linda, has generously offered to watch my little one while we tried to prepare for the opening. If you're reading this Mom - thank you!

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I've also learned a lot of things while trying to start a new business. Let me share the round up of what I've learned over the past month, since I missed my usual "what I learned" post :)

1. I'm so blessed to have such amazing friends and family, who encourage me to pursue my dreams.

2. Taking action is where the real magic happens. You can plan and dream all you want, but taking action is what ties your dream into reality.

3. When you start something new, you really don't have to know much about it. You'll learn what you need to know along the way.

4. The more you do, less scary it becomes. 

5. Every time I start something new, I make new friends. I made a few really good friends from the barn event a year ago, and I've met some amazing people through blogging. Now I started to connect with some entrepreneurs in the creative field through Instagram, and they inspire me. I'm so looking forward to meeting more amazing people through running our Etsy shop!

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Today, we're celebrating our grand opening with a giveaway.

One lucky winner will receive $100 gift card to the Studio Yuko Jones Etsy shop. You can use this gift card towards anything in the shop, from art prints to originals.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/studioyukojones

How to enter the Giveaway: 
Go to etsy.com/shop/studioyukojones and find a print or an original artwork that you'd love to have in your home, and let us know which one you like in the comment section below. (If you use Anonymous, please leave a comment with your email address so that I can contact you if you win).

This Giveaway will end 11:59pm EST Friday, December 12. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced Saturday, December 13. 

We also offer 15% off of your entire purchase at the shop until Christmas. All you need to do is use the coupon code GRANDOPENING when you check out. This offer ends at 11:59pm EST on Friday, December 26.  

We have all the prints up for sale right now, and I will be adding some of my original artwork to the shop over the weekend. So please check back often! 

I'm so thrilled our shop is finally up and running! I'm hoping everything will go smoothly without any hiccups. If you come across any problem shopping with us, please let us know. We will do our best to resolve the issue immediately. 

Hope you like what we offer at our shop!

Have a wonderful weekend, friends.


*Today I'm sharing with Emily at chatting at the sky.

33 comments:

  1. Yay! Congratulations. The prints are all so beautiful and unique. I love how they could all be mixed and matched with each other.

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephen! I still need to upload the originals, but we're getting there! I love the idea of the mix & match! xoxo

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  2. So happy for you. You know that I love Echeveria!

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  3. I'm so happy for you Yuko! I hope the store is a smashing success, you surely deserve it. I LOVE the treehouse print.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, the treehouse is my favorite too :)

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  4. Congratulations on your grand opening!! I love the look of your Etsy shop and all the gorgeous artwork! Thank you for sharing your gift :) xoxoxoxo

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Shira and for your encouragement!! xoxo

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  5. Congratulations Yuko! I love the growing ice cream, the elk and the carrots!

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine!! Those are my favorites too! Steve loves the elk one :) xx

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  6. Yuko, your art work is just like you...beautiful! Good luck, my friend! -Patty Cooke

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    1. Thank you so much for your support, Patty!! xxx

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  7. I'm so excited for you, Yuko! And you know how much I love that ice cream girl!

    Confetti and hugs, dear friend!

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  8. I love all of your work! My favorite has to be Echeveria.

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    1. That's my favorite, too! Thank you so much, Rawa!! xx

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  9. I love the Growing Icecream! And the persimmons. And the carrots lol I love everything! -kimart

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    1. Hi Kim, thank you so much for stopping by! And you are the one of my new friends who inspires me on Instagram :) xo

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  10. Had an idea for your etsy shop--I know you don't need another project! Haha but I was looking at your "hello sunshine" watercolor, thinking how much I would like stationery like that. You could charge X for the painting and Y for the printed cards. Could be a great thing this time of year. The downfall would be the time of the customization. But if you charge accordingly, it could very well be worth it. What pretty cards your watercolor words would make!

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    1. I LOVE the idea! I've I actually thought about turning some of them into cards or make new designs for cards. So you think the watercolor words is the way to go? I'd love to hear more about your idea! Thank you so much for sharing!!! xo

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    2. Yes! I would definitely order the watercolor stationery with my name. It's nice because it's consumable. So many people are maxed out on wall/display space, but everyone can use/have a need for stationery. I love stationery and I feel it's become so homogenized. These would stand out and be fresh. And would have a certain level of proprietary value because they couldn't easily be copied like other stationery can. And then you can label some of them bridal, maybe with a little painting of a ring. Brides (or their families) will blindly pay for things in the mania that is a wedding. A cute watercolor of cake toppers would be very successful I'm sure. Lol funny how I don't want to be married but seem to be obsessed with weddings...wonder if my subconscious self is trying to speak up! Haha.

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    3. So many great ideas Stephen Andrew! I'll email you! xx

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  11. This is fantastic! I love the growing ice cream print and can totally see it being in a children's book. Good luck Yuko! :) Liz Kerwin

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    1. Thank you so much, Liz!! Yup, a children's book will be my next big project :) Thank you for stopping by and the feedback! xo

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  12. Linda Jones
    I love the elk, ice cream cone, and girl swinging in the tree. I also love the frog and princess. There are too many to choose from. Mom

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback, Mom! I really appreciate your support & encouragement :) xx

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  13. Best of luck with your new and exciting venture Yuko. Everything looks fabulous, I'm sure it will be a success!

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  14. Oh Yoko Congratulations!
    Your shop looks fab and it is amazing to take part on your journey to open a shop and show your work.
    Iam so happy for you!
    My favorites are the tree house(of course ;0)) and the ice-cream print.
    So looking forward to see your work grow and I am really happy we met at the BYW course!
    XO Silke

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    1. Ahhh... so sorry for the misspelling YUKO :0))

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    2. No worries, Silke! Even my husband thought I was Yoko when we first started dating - haha! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I feel so blessed to get to know you this year :)

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  15. Hello Yuko! I love your shop! I'd like to enter your contest. I love all of your watercolors, but my favorite is the Persimmons- I love the color!
    My email is desha@sweetspotstyle.com
    xo

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    1. Hi Desha! Thank you for taking the time to visit & entering the contest! Persimmon orange is my favorite color too :) xx

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