Saturday, August 21, 2010

herzensart turns 5

 a little anniversary video

I almost can´t believe it´s already 5 years back, when Friederike! found her way to me
and I got hold of a sewing machine. This brought me to changing brushes and canvas into scissors and needles.
So many good things happened since then and I´m VERY grateful for all the encouring support I recieved
throughout the past years, that allowed me to keep on doing what I love so much.

Today I´d like to say THANK YOU! to each and everybody who left some kind words here on this blog,
sent me an email or supported my tiny business in any other way!

The last weeks have been very busy. We reworked my website a bit and I recieved a wonderful gift from my husband 
to my anniversary. He spent every minute of his spare time in implementing a new shop system.
We just pressed the life button, so it´s brand new. Please take a look around.
You will find the latest herzensart additions, like Britain greeting cards and also the viking cards are back again,
a Grenadier rubber stamp and the little punk stamp are now part of the herzensart range too

Also new is, that I´m offering some of my designs "made-to-order, such as vikings, cowboys and co. 
They can be found here.

For the next 5 days (starting today, ending on Wednesday 25th August), we give 15%  anniversary discount  
on plates, rubber stamps and cards.

We hope you like what you see and find the shop easy to handle and navigate and we would be very grateful 
if you´d leave your feedback in the comment field below. This will help us to improve usability.

We also have something to give away! By commenting you have the chance to win one of five 
give-away-sets, containing a herzensart rubber-stamp  of your choice plus a set of Britain greeting cards.

Good luck!

Friederike and I are celebrating with a glass of champange now. Skol!

47 comments:

Barbara Prime said...

Happy anniversary! The wonderful viking I have from you still watches over us from the mantel above the fireplace. Perhaps one day I will get him a friend!

Guizito said...

The shop looks great :)

I love your work! Congratulations :)))

Kisses
Cláudia

FeeMail said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch! 5 Jahre, wow! Ich finde die neue Website übrigens großartig. Wirklich! So liebevoll gemacht. Übersichtlich außerdem. Sie animiert zum Kaufen :)! Und die Welten gefallen mir besonders... Viel Erfolg damit!

nicoletter said...

He, he, I love the anniversary video. Congrats! :)

buebau said...

Congratulations!!
Love your work!

logos63 said...

...many, many wishes for this great result, dear Sandra, and thanks again so much for having shared with us, in these 5 years, your fantastic talent! :o***

doro said...

5 jahre? herzlichen glückwunsch für dich und friederike!! :)
und der shop gefällt mir auch.
feiert schön!

Orit Berl said...

Yey and congratulations! I love that sweet little birthday movie you made :) I'm off to visit your shop now..

Beate Knappe said...

Der kleine Film ist ja super sonder klasse - Gratulation und so wikingermäßig :-))))
Ich gratuliere dir ganz herzlich zu diesen 5 Jahren und wünsche dir erfolgreiche weitere Jahre - die zweifelsohne kommen werden, so kreativ wie du bist!!!! Und nun sehe ich mir die neue Webseite an.....

nicki said...

alles alles liebe zu deinem jubiläum! deine sachen sind einfach grandios und zum schmunzeln. genau, wie ich es liebe. mach weiter so. von herzen -nicki-

rachel said...

So cute! Is there a way to switch the shop part of the site to English, or is it not set up for that yet? The video is great! COngrats!

pilli pilli said...

Happy HAPPY anniversary!
(both to you & friederike!!!)
And to all the Viking boys of course... and the cowboys, and the bobby-boys!

That's quite a family you set up there in 5 years! & I'm sure I don't speak just for me when I say we're all VERY excited to see what you'll come up with in the NEXT 5 years! :o)

Congratulations!

*hearts*
pilli pilli

herzensart said...

thanks to all of you!

Rachel, you can change lanuage to English in the left menue in the shop, right under the cart is a drop down menue

Bunny said...

Congratulations on 5 years! Many wishes for a long and happy business!

Kate Bruning said...

Congratulations and thank you for making vikings accessible and cool again (ast he mother of two boys we need more vikings in the world). Have a wonderful 5 year birthday!

Cyriaque_L said...

Happy Birthday ! 5 years ! That's so great ! Hope to celebrate 5 years more and then 5 years more and then 5 years more...

Anonymous said...

wow! looks totally groovy!!!!
gigi

Kristin L said...

Happy Anniversary! Thank YOU for sharing your wonderful vision with the world. :-)

Britta said...

Happy 5th!
Love your stuff!
Lots of love from Ne Zealand, Britta

LMG said...

Congratulations on your fifth anniversary!

Lunacy said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu 5 Jahre herzensart. Alles Gute und weiterhin viel Erfolg und weiterhin viele kreative Ideen.
LG
Anja

Renée said...

Happy 5th anniversary! I only discovered your work and your blog in March this year, and now I recommend you to everyone.
Best wishes, Renee

myriam kemper said...

Happy Birthday!
Ich wünsche Dir und Friederike noch ganz, ganz viele erfolgreiche Jahre :-)
Der Shop ist schön und funktioniert ;-)

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von
myriam.

Anaïs said...

Happy birthday Herzensart ! Cheers to the many many years of wonderful creations to come !

pinksuedeshoe said...

Congrats! So I was looking at your shop page again and I thought of something that might be helpful. Under your shipping costs you could include a table for zone 4 in US dollars. Since zone's 1,2, and 3 will probably be paying in Euro's that doesn't so much matter, but if you could include a column with the US dollars for zone 4 that would be helpful. I LOVE your melamine plates by the way. LOVE them!

pinksuedeshoe said...

(Also, I LOVE that you have the sold items page, so much fun to see where they went!)

Sandra L. said...

Viele, viele Glückwünsche zu diesen 5 wichtigen Jahren! Ich bin immer wieder hoch erfreut,wenn ich deinem "Journal" unterwegs bin, ... wahrhaft einzigartige und wunderbarste Dinge ! Und ja (ich hab es vorhin schon mal irgendwo gelesen)... mehr (herzensart)Wikinger braucht die Welt!!

Alissa Nicolau said...

Happy Anniversary! I am surprised you have only been sewing your darling Vikings for 5 years. You are marvelous. Love, love, love watching to see what you'll create next.

Wishing you another 5 creative years!

Love, Alissa

herzensart said...

@pinksuedshoe: that´s a good point, will check what we can do.
As currency rates are changing permanently, we probably could include a currency converter to the shipping cost site

ibb said...

Happy aniversary! And good luck with the renew web and the shop.
I think that more of words of support are said, just one more thing...continue enjoying with your job and fulling our lifes with childish feelings. Thanks

raichel said...

Congratulations!!
I´ve discovered your blog just a while ago and it´s amazing!
Happy anniversary!

Ολυμπία said...

Happy Anniversary! Your work is so nice! Wish you all the best for the years to come.
Olympia

WIKKIE said...

Dear Sandra. Happy anniversary! Hope you celebrate this fact also with your lovely and funny vickings:). Best regards from Wikkie (writing you from my holiday in France).

donanana said...

Sting speaks for me when he says "Every little thing you do is magic".
Thank you for shearing.

Laura said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! And your new website is brilliant.

I wish you lots of creative joy and business for the next 5 years and beyond.

(I still have 3 of the cards I won from you in 2008 in frames in my living room. They remind me of my Dad!)

Skol!

Whenni said...

Happy anniversary herzensart!I love all your creatures!

Janice said...

Hooray! I have finally placed an order.

Marga said...

Oh my! That video was just wonderful!
What can I say that I haven't told you yet?
You are wonderful and I wish and hope I have the chance to meet you one day... after all, Leiden is not that far away!
XOX

Sonya said...

Your blog is ready for kindergarten, congratulations Sandra. And the animation - I LOVE IT! Thank you so much for sharing your creations all these years.

eling said...

happy anniversary! I thought the shop was REALLY easy to maneuver, info was all very clear, and with obvious options for language/currency. Of course, it also just looks GREAT. Thanks for inspiring me to work on improving my own sites!

Britten said...

Oh ich habs fast verpasst. Ich hoffe ich kann mich noch einreihen! Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

moetjatja said...

whoehaaa, just in time! congatulations on the anniversary!

naa said...

Congrats and happy anniversary! I wish you many more happy, fruitful and creative years!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Congrats on five years! I love reading the blog and seeing all of your wonderful designs! Here's to many, many more!

Wrennette said...

Oh, Sandra...Happy Anniversary. You must be so delighted that your
'baby' has grown! I love your new additions...more for my Wish List.
Many congratulations to you. I look forward to what comes out of your imagination next. Enjoy!!!

sixfrites said...

Ich gratuliere herzlich zum Fünfjährigen dieses herzerfrischenden Shops!

Lisa said...

Awesome shop! I got some great viking cards today - they will be hard to give away! - all looks great though...