I'm thrilled to turn my blog over to the fabulous ladies over at Anders Ruff today!! So without further adieu, here they are!...
Hi! This is Maureen Anders, owner of Anders Ruff writing. I am so excited to be posting on the fabulous Banner Boutique's blog! (Which I love and find to be a constant source of inspiration, motivation and entertainment!) I love how Lindsay is constantly empowering women entrepreneurs and I'm sure excited to feature a giveaway on her site today.
In true "Lindsay Banner" style, we wanted to tell you how Anders Ruff came about... I am always reiterating that our story tells that anyone can turn their passion into a job. Like Lindsay did, follow your dreams and talents and you will succeed!
Adria’s background was in the fashion industry and I have an engineering and medical sales background. After having kids, we were both stay-at-home moms that did freelance design work on the side. Adria worked in photography and graphic design, and I was a commissioned artist and freelance designed hand made invitations. We were complete strangers until a preschool open-house in January 2010. In the hallway before parting, we realized that we had a lot in common– the love of all things paper, design and parties. From there a wonderful friendship formed and within a few weeks we decided to embark upon a business together. Anders Ruff was created. With both of us devoted and passionate about graphic design, we hoped to change the face of celebration style for those who love it as well.
The past year and a half has been a whirlwind and we have had the chance to work on some awesome projects! Most recently we were hired by Universal Studios to design a printable girls night in package to be included in the release of Bridesmaids, the movie, at Target! (see photos above)
Our passion? Graphic arts and party styling. We have quite an obsession with details and unique styling ideas. (After all, a jaw dropping event is all about the details, right?!) We design and create printable party accessories and decor for themed events. Children's birthday parties are one of our primary focuses and we strive to make the most unique designed printable invitations, favor tags, banners, drink wraps, party flags, place cards and more. Anders Ruff makes it easy to personalize your party and take it to the next level.
Along with customized party printables, we also offer seasonal and holiday printable packages that are ready to use and are typically priced around $10-$15 for around 20-30 pages of designs. Each holiday, we brainstorm our new theme and color scheme and we design a printable collection that includes all of the necessary paper designs to celebrate that holiday. Our latest collection is our "Haunted Halloween" printable design collection. We style a fully detailed photo shoot where we show off the best way to use all of the printables from the collection. In the photo shoot, we try to show new ways to decorate, crafts, diy projects and easy desserts that make big impacts. These are always featured on our website under our "partyfolio" and the listings can be found in our shop
Above, you can see some of our Fall and holiday printable party photo shoots. (Fabulous new Thanksgiving and Christmas packages are in the works as we speak!)
To celebrate Banner Boutique's new website, we are thrilled to participate in a giveaway on Banner Boutique's blog. Making our children's birthday parties special is so important and when you've picked out the theme, you will probably be picking out outfits and accessories (From Banner Boutique, of course!) for the mini guest of honor.
You will also need invitations and printable party decor to help decorate and style your party. You are in the right place because we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to Anders Ruff! This gift certificate is good for any choice of designs from our shop. (http://www.andersruff.etsy.com/)
To enter - head on over to (www.facebook.com/andersruff) and "like" us and we'd love you to leave a comment to say hello! For an additional entry, do the same over at Banner Boutique's Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/BannerBoutique) and/or become a follower on this blog! Be sure to leave a comment here on this blog post for each entry you complete!
As a bonus - we are offering our DIY Printable Holiday/Seasonal Packages for SALE for only $12 in the shop here (40% off!):http://www.etsy.com/shop/andersruff/search?search_query=diy&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5783916&shopname=andersruff
We hope we can help you in the future to make your celebration the stylish, fabulous and memorable. (And don't forget to accessorize for your party with Banner Boutique!)
I had a wonderful time *meeting* you all this morning!! Feel free to drop in and say hello over on our blog at http://www.andersruff.com/! We'd love to see you!!