As you've seen on my website and social media, I've taken a much needed break to get back to improving my physical and mental health. I have been slowly getting ready to reopen in June, but I still do not have a set date of reopening. I will be publishing the waitlist on June 1st here on my website and there will be an explanation of how it will work along with it. I appreciate your kindness and your patience as I figure out the best way to move forward with this business while also finding my passion again!
With the being said, there will be massive changes with how Camilla Creations will run. Some changes will involve the following:
While I love painting custom orders, I found that painting what I want and listing them on my website is more enjoyable for me. This is why I will be taking less custom bouquet orders per month. I will still have custom text options for some items!
Please bear with me while I get used to all of these changes. I appreciate all of the support and can't wait to get back to painting! If you have any questions, please email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is my release of the new hand painted phone grips and retractable badge reels! I'm SO excited about these because I can make so many different + cute designs on them. I wanted to share an important detail about the pop sockets!
If you have an existing phone grip or plan to purchase your first one today, you can interchange JUST the tops (circle piece with the design) without having to remove the entire pop socket and sticky base. This allows you to change out different designs based on what you're feeling for the day! I suggest keeping all of the extra bases if you purchase multiple designs from my shop in case you ever need a new sticky base OR if you want to put it on a different case.
To interchange, just gently squeeze the extendable silicone part that connects the design top to the sticker base. There are 4 tabs that keep the design top in place and you will simply "unhook" the design top from those tabs! So easy!
Also, I will have black phone grips for the next release! The shipment of them is arriving late due to weather so you if you are wanting black pop sockets, you can stay tuned for those soon!
I have officially closed the full shop other than stickers, magnets, notebooks, prints, etc. This means no custom orders or regular orders for trays, lazy susans, signs... you get the idea! Only the products seen in my "Full Shop" page are available until I reopen fully on May 31. I will have a BIG restock of premade items you can choose from in April. This will consist of many different floral designs, some geared towards mother's day with quotes. I will be creating a page on my website that shows all designs/products that will be available during the restock as I make them.
If you have a custom order you want to place, you can place it when I reopen on May 31! Until then, you can follow along my Instagram page to see everything I will be working on for the upcoming restock.
CHANGES AFTER REOPENING IN MAY
You can read the previous update below to find information about some changes that will be happening here at Camilla Creations. The main thing to remember is that I will be taking fewer orders per month and increasing premade items to list occasionally. This will allow me to take a much needed breather every once in a while instead of working 24/7 (although I do love painting flowers!)
MOTHER'S DAY RESTOCK OFFICIAL DATE
The official date is APRIL 24, 2021 @ 12PM EST!! I highly recommend trying to shop right at 12 because the past restocks have sold out in a matter of minutes. Mark your calendars and set your alarms so you don't miss it! By having it on April 124, it gives me enough time to process all of the orders which usually takes an entire day alone before I start packaging. I'll also need some time if some people order resin on their lazy susans. This way, I can ship the orders within 1-4 days of the Restock with PLENTY of time to factor in delays with shipping. It is my goal to have all of the orders delivered by Mother's day which is why I chose this date (there has been lots of delays with shipping across the country).
**Only a limited amount of products are currently available. The rest of the items are closed until May 31, 2021.
BIG Mother's Day Restock of premade items (assortment of designs) on APRIL 24, 2021 @ 12 PM EST
Hi everyone! Here are the big important changes/ announcements.
1. Shop is closing on Feb. 20th until end of May. This means only premade items will be available (stickers, notebooks, keychains, magnets, etc.) During this time, I will be finishing a few hundred orders and getting ready for the Mother's day restock which will be happening in mid April (check back here in a week to find out official date). The restock will consist of:
2. No more custom order inquiry forms. The listings on my website are what you may purchase and customize. This means if you have a bouquet picture or a request for whatever color flowers, I will still be able to make it. I have listings that say "custom bouquet" and that it what you will purchase. I will not be accepting random requests for anything that is not on my website such as painting on shoes, painting animals, painting furniture or boxes, etc. I will have different sizes listed for signs and canvases that you may choose from.
3. There will be a cap on the number of custom orders per month to avoid anyone waiting long periods of time. I do not offer a waitlist.
For more info, you may check out my Instagram highlight stories under FAQ.
I reopened lazy susan listings today with limited quantity and they are all sold out already. (AMAZING!) I won't have any available lazy susans for purchase until my Mother's Day restock. I will be pre-making a lot of products for purchase and do not have a set date yet for the restock but it will be sometime at the end of April!
Thank you for your support!
Hey everyone! Here is an important update about my shop!!
Lazy susans will be back on February 1st but I will only have a limited stock. If you plan to order one, please note that I will not be working on these until after March 10th.
Acacia Trays (Custom bouquet) will be sold out until further notice.
MOST IMPORTANT UPDATE!!
So as most of you know (or should know), all of my products you purchase through my shop (excluding stickers, magnets, notebooks, keychains, + prints) are hand made meaning I build, sand, stain, prep, paint, seal, and package everything myself. Since reopening on January 9th, I have (amazingly) received over 400 orders. Most of these orders have multiple items in them. For example, ONE order can have 3 trays, a noodle board, and 2 watercolor paintings...so you can imagine how many things my little hands will need to paint! Keeping all of this in mind, I will be closing my entire shop excluding premade items that I listed above on March 1, 2021. I will be having a restock of some premade items for Mother's day which I will be prepping for as well as finishing orders that have already been purchased. This way, I can ensure more people can buy gifts for their moms! (This will have canvases, lazy susans, totes, sweatshirts, etc.)
I always feel bad to have to close my shop, but I am SOO far passed max capacity and feel like this will be the best way for me to provide the most products for Mother's day. Thank you for being understanding and having patience with this small biz that feels not so small anymore!!
Also, for anyone who doesn't have a background knowledge in small businesses where the main products are commissions... it is NOT normal to be taking 400 custom commission orders with due dates all in the same month LOL. So please do not email me asking why I am not taking custom orders or asking for exceptions. Most people cap their custom orders per month at less than 50 so I hope that my customers can be understanding of this temporary change!
(If it helps, think if you saw something sold out on Amazon or Target, etc... would you email Jeff Bezos asking why all of the products are sold out?)
If you have been following along with me on my Instagram, you've noticed I've been running off of very little sleep and tired hands...BUT we are SO close to this restock!! I'm so excited and have worked super hard to make sure there's plenty of items to choose from. I've been feeling a mix of excitement and nervousness in the past 2 weeks. I can stress myself out really easily because I try to make sure I'm catering to everyone's needs, but I know I can't please everyone.
This restock is going to be BIG and a few of my friends are helping me package up orders so they are shipped out quickly to be delivered in time for Christmas. I'm so thankful for everyone who has supported me, followed along, and motivated me during this restock prep because I couldn't have done it without y'all!
See you Saturday at 12pm EST!!
I'm writing this a few hours before reopening my full shop again (eeek!) and currently feeling lots of emotions: Excitement for all of the new business during the busy holiday season, stress from trying to get everything ready while making sure I remember to take care of myself (physically and mentally), and also a little nervous for the next few months since it's normally my busiest time. But being busy is for sure a blessing especially because this is my full time job, and my husband and I are saving to buy a house!
It's still weird to call Patrick my husband since we just got married a WEEK ago!! We ended up pushing our "big" wedding day back and having a smaller ceremony in my in-law's backyard and it was seriously magical! My best friend's dad married us and there was just so much love around us. I'll post some pics for y'all at the end of this post just so you can feel the happiness from that day. We had a mini honey moon at the Omni Homestead, but I definitely am ready to get back to working especially since so many of you who have found me on TikTok are waiting for more trays!!
Speaking of trays, I have an absurd amount of blank trays that are dying for some paint and I'm so SO happy that you guys love the trays as much as I do. I'm not exactly sure I'll handle the workload, but I usually figure it out haha. I might be a liiittle sleep deprived over the next few months, but it's always worth it because of YOU! Thank you all for the love and support. You've made 2020 not as bad :)
ok...now for some wedding pics :) * @laurendarling.photography