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WHIT/PEN is having a BIG SALE this Holiday Weekend!!

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WHIT/PEN is having a BIG SALE this Holiday Weekend!!

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100 LIKES & Sheldon Cooper

Hey all! Just had to celebrate the success of reaching…

100 LIKES ON WHIT/PEN (FACEBOOK PAGE)!!

…by sharing this great snippet from a Big Bang Theory episode that features a MINI Countryman. Watch, Laugh, and Enjoy!

Oh and be on the lookout because I’m going to run a special offer soon to celebrate this success! If you want to be a part of it, go and LIKE WHIT/PEN to get in on the offers!

Have a wonderful day!


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It’s like Christmas ALL OVER AGAIN!

l-HallelujahI had a monumental break-through last night!

I am currently working on a project for a friend’s wedding. She asked me to do a really intricate design that would definitely take a good chunk of time. Suddenly as I was working last night, I remembered a Christmas present that I go two years ago. It was a Bamboo Wacom digital drawing tablet. The idea was as if I was drawing with pen and paper like normal, but it would instantly be on my computer instead of scanning and tracing with mouse clicks like normal. Well when I first got it, I tested it out a little, but for some reason didn’t understand and became frustrated with how to use it. So unfortunately it sat on the shelf, rarely used until now.

Fast forward to last night, I broke out that little gadget as I faced the daunting task of tracing vines. Two years of constantly working on Adobe Illustrator has obviously taught me something, because I suddenly figured out how to use that little gadget perfectly with this program and traced those vines in no time!! I was so excited I nearly wet myself!

I just had to share this because my mind has now flooded with new ideas thanks to this “new” tool at my disposal. And it seriously felt like Christmas because in that moment it was like I had just gotten it  yesterday! And this tool is going to be the key to expanding my products beyond the MINI Cooper theme, and improve my freelance projects as well!

So a huge thanks to my Mom and Dad for getting this wonderful gift for me, and sorry for it taking so long for me to put it to good use!


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WHIT/PEN is gearing up for the Holidays!

It’s been a week, I know, but I’ve been crazy busy fulfilling orders for WHIT/PEN and getting designs ready for the holidays. Yesterday I finally managed to debut my halloween designs and in November I’ll be debuting my Christmas cards!

That being said, I’m trying to get to 100 Likes on my Facebook Page. Please help me out and Click LIKE on my Facebook Page. As soon as I get 100 Likes, I’ll run a special 1-Day offer that you won’t want to miss!

And in the meantime, I’ll be working on adding even more to my inventory, and eventually branch out beyond the MINI Cooper designs. There will always be a special place in my shop for them, but I have so much more to offer!

Hope you are loving Fall as much as me!

Keep watchin’


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Reunited and it feels so good!

You know you sang that title 🙂

These pictures should explain it all…

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Charlie is all fixed up and back in shape!! After a long long month, we are finally together again. Sadly, I have to go out of town this weekend and didn’t want to take the risk without getting out and about around town first. So while I leave my dear Charlie at home, I head to Indiana this weekend in a rental for my nephew’s birthday party.

But for the short time that I drove my Mini Cooper back home, I had a blast! Windows down, music blaring, and loving my car all over again!

Glad to have my Charlie back!

….yes I’m a nerd about my car.

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Fall is here!!

Wow September was a whirlwind of a month. I can’t believe it is October already! But oh how exciting my life has been recently! I’m so excited for Fall and the holiday season!

I am making it a goal to post every day this month, and continue on from there. I’ve had a lot of great ideas for blog posts but never get around to writing them. No more!

So let me catch you up on a few things. Charlie is feeling MUCH better! He’s been away for a whole month, but fortunately getting fixed now and I should have him back tomorrow! I was really hoping to get some real quality road time when I take my trip to Indiana this weekend, but its best to slowly work him back up to “road warrior” stage. So I’ll be taking a rental while my boyfriend looks after him. Oh well. there will be much rejoicing and quality time when I return.

WHIT/PEN is starting to get more and more traffic, and not by much that I’m really doing. I’ve had a sale just about every week in September, and my first big order! And not just any big order, but to non-other than an employee at the Mini Cooper Dealership in Nashville!! I’ve been working really hard to get this order squared away and, if I leave a good impression, will be expecting many more orders from her in the future! It’s got me making all kinds of plans on how I can get my products into other dealerships around the country! This business is gunna grow, and if you stick around, you’ll get to be a part of it!

And it’s not just my Etsy shop that has gotten business, but I’ve also had a number of freelance projects recently. A logo design, save the date designs, and wedding invitations. All for people I know but definitely giving me some serious experience (along with a hefty payment for that logo) that I can use in a portfolio for future prospective clients.

So like I said, it’s been a busy month, and the rest of the year will be just like it! Be on the lookout for holiday products coming soon to WHIT/PEN!

And in the meantime, enjoy a few snapshots from this month that I’ve been wanting to share:


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I made money while I slept…

Have your ever made money while sleeping? Neither have I. Until Friday night.

I have done absolutely no marketing. The most I have done is create a Facebook page for my Etsy shop. Outside of that, nothing. So when I get 3 sales in one week, its phenomenal! Not only that, but the first person bought 3 products, the second person requested an item that had “sold out,” and the third person bought in the middle of the night for me to find when I woke up the next morning! So basically it’s been the best sales week for me so far.

It got me excited, it got me fired up to work on my business more. And when I ran across a stock load of envelopes on clearance at Staples…..I bought up all that I could!

Ooh! And just as I was writing this, another design has popped into my head! So now I’m off to start designing it!

Keep watchin’! More products on the way!