It is with a content heart I’ve decided to close the chapter on a piece of my business: Amber Housley Design.
If you’ve heard my story at Inspired or other conferences, my business’ beginnings are rooted in custom invitations. The parent company of Amber Housley is Sweet Life Designs, LLC which started operating in 2006 and officially filed as a business in 2008. Even before that, I designed and printed custom shower and party invitations in an eBay shop (this was way before Etsy was even conceived!) that I opened in 2003. When I rebranded in 2011 to “Amber Housley,” the invitations piece of my business was grouped under “Amber Housley Design.”
This decade of designing invitations has been successful both personally and financially.
I have had the honor of being a part of hundreds of celebrations – from weddings, to babies, to showers, to birthdays and a few dozen other life moments in between. I can probably recall just about every design I’ve made. I’m grateful for this journey in the world of stationery design and the wonderful industry friendships I’ve made!
But all that aside, closing this chapter on invitations just feels right at the moment.
I have some fun new products I’d like to design outside of invitations. I’ll still be part of the stationery world, but in a different way that fits my family and life in a better way. I’ve realized that editing is necessary to make room for all the good stuff ahead in the other parts of the AH brand. I have more exciting news this week to share that I feel like I’m going to be almost posting daily on this blog to be able to share it all (something that has been a rarity for some time).
We’ll be wrapping up our 2014 clients in the coming weeks and will not be taking on any new invitation projects. Thank you to all our lovely clients over the many years who made this piece of my heart and business so happy!
P.S. I’m really excited for our family Christmas card this year – for once in about 10+ years, I’ll be leaving the design to someone else. :)