Holiday Gift Certificates
custom home portrait in acrylic, michelle schneider

custom home portrait in acrylic, michelle schneider

Hello all!

This time of year is so busy for me, and I tend to get a lot of emails in October, November, and December from people wanting portraits or ornaments by Christmas. However, I usually book up by September, so there's not a lot of availability in my schedule to serve those customers shopping later in the season, which is a bummer! I hate to turn away business because I really do think these portraits make the best Christmas gifts. But since I'm just one lonesome lady over here painting while my kids are napping, I have to be pretty strict with the work I agree to take on.

Last year I created these cute gift certificates to serve as place holders for my custom home portrait ornaments...

and so on. I have gift certificates available for each portrait/ornament I offer in my shop, so if you'd like a custom Christmas gift this year, please let me know by purchasing a portrait and then writing "gift certificate" in the notes to seller box during checkout. I'll email you a PDF printout of your gift certificate for easy and fast delivery.

I've just opened up 10 spots for ornament gift certificates and 10 spots for portraits in my shop (to be fulfilled in January), first come first serve.

*Aaaaaand, every order from now until Christmas gets a FREE 8x10 inch "Sarge and the Red Truck" print in the mail.

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(Limit one print per customer to be mailed prior to Christmas either with your portrait order or separate depending on date of expected delivery.)

Please know that ideally I'd LOVE to serve every person who writes to me over the next few months, but simply can't squeeze it all in before Christmas. These gift certificates are my way of serving my customers without the pressure of having to work 60 hours a week (boooo). 

Thank you for your understanding!

Please email me with any questions or special requests by filling out the form below.

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Christmas Wait List Update
custom pet portrait, christmas gift idea, birthday gift idea

custom pet portrait, christmas gift idea, birthday gift idea

Hello folks!

I'm sitting here in my studio with the cold air from the AC blowing in my face (because, SUMMER) and an almost 5-month-old chewing on my arm (because, HUNGER), and I've just updated my Wait List to see where we're at with portraits for the second half of the year. 

It looks like right now I'm booking into early October, which means I only have about 8 more weeks to fill in my schedule before I close my 2017 Wait List. Yikes! 

I know it's weird to be thinking about Christmas when it's 115 degrees outside and your sweating your buns off, but alas! When one decides to paint everything meticulously by hand, one must plan ahead!

custom home painting, client gift idea, anniversary gift

custom home painting, client gift idea, anniversary gift

May I perhaps recommend something to you? 

Think of the one person in your life who is the HARDEST to buy for. Are you thinking of this person? For me, it's my husband and his grandparents. My husband loves to say "just don't worry about getting me anything for Christmas this year" (biiiiig eye roll from me). And my in-laws have everything. So every year I stress myself all out thinking about what in the world I'm going to get these folks.

custom ornament, christmas gift idea, custom home painting

custom ornament, christmas gift idea, custom home painting

Here's my recommendation to you. Just buy them an ornament. Think of something meaningful for me to paint on the front and viola. It's done. Piece of pumpkin pie!

Or perhaps you want to go all out and get a custom portrait. Perfect. You'll impress some people- trust me!

It's really easy and now is the time.

August Print Club
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It's that time of the month again! Wait, no, that sounded weird. This has nothing to do with menstrual cycles. 

IT'S PRINT CLUB TIME, PEOPLE. Geesh. Stop being gross.

Cast your vote in the comments below for the print you'd like to receive FOR FREE in August. The theme is gardening. My favorite theme!

Join The Print Club below if you're feeling like you're missing out by not being a member already (you totally are, by the way). :)