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Thinking and Believing in Spring

by abby on March 4, 2014 | Comment

Digital modern song bird saysing thank on front of card and smaller bird saying alot on inside
{New Spring card set}

Alright folks, it might be -8 degrees outside, but moving ahead like Spring is on its way! I’m seeing bright colors and hearing the the sounds of bees and birds in the air. How? Well, I’ve created a couple of new thank you notes featuring my cute birds and delightful ladybugs and brought back my yellow honey bees.

2 ladybugs on front of card saying in speech bubbles, thank and you
{New cards are now available in the Shoppe}

Every time I look at these ladybugs, they make me giggle. It’s because when I read their quote bubbles I hear them as these really tiny high pitch voices! Do they make you giggle too?

Bee Thank You notes
{An old favorite is back}

All of these small note cards would be great for you to share you gratitude, but they would also work as birthday thank you notes for your child too. So if you are feeling like a little shopping, I urge you to check out my store for these cards and more brightly colored items.

Ahh, after creating these new spring inspired cards, I feel better already! There’s hope!

How are you coping with the never ending winter?

Un Show Voting

by abby on April 15, 2013 | Comment

blue and purple un show logo

vote for cards at UN show

Thank you for all your help with the Minted Competition. I’m still waiting to hear the results. In the meantime I’ve entered into another card competition! This one is called the UN Show It celebrates design on all sorts of uncoated paper. It’s sponsored by HOW MAGAZINE and NEENAH PAPER.

The UnShow web site is now open for public voting for the top 25 entries in each category. These entries will be submitted to a selected jury of design judges. Two winners in each category will receive $500 in cash and have their image published in HOW Magazine. Pretty darn cool, right?!

I need your help and vote again to make my dreams come true and be a winner! I’ve entered 2 of my new baby cards into the invitation/cards category. Here they are:

chevron cutie pie and sweet pie cards
{New Baby Chevron card set}

card with illustrations of flying bees
{New Baby Bumble Bee card}

Voting couldn’t be easier this time around.

1. Click here to be brought to the voting page for my cards.
2. You will see my 2 card entries. Click on each voting button underneath each card.
3. Smile! You are done and have helped me tremendously. Thank you.

Please pass this on to family and friends to spread the word.
Voting ends at midnight on April 19th!

Thinking Spring

by abby on February 19, 2013 | Comment

mother's day art

To fight the winter dull drum I’m thinking Spring and bright colors. Last Sunday afternoon (while D was cooking venison stew-yum!) I created a bunch of colorful paint doodles. The goal was just to create as many ideas as I could. These doodles will be scanned and turned into new Spring themed: Mother’s Day cards, thank you notes, and who knows what else! It might seem chaotic on the page, but there are lots of possible designs on those 2 watercolor blocks— just you wait and see!

I also couldn’t resist adding one more touch of color to my studio…
yellow potted daffodils

These potted tiny daffodils make me smile each day. I’m so ready for spring!

How are you fighting the winter gray?

Fall Inventory Clear Out! Save 25%!

by abby on September 18, 2012 | Comment

children's print sale

The AbbyDora Design studio needs to make room for our upcoming holiday artwork and paper goods, so we are having a BIG FALL SALE starting TODAY and going to OCTOBER 1st! And because you are on our blog list—you get the first shot at shopping! Yay!

Save 25% on all our Children’s Illustration Prints
Dancing Ballerinas, Elephant Parades, or whimsical Nursery Rhymes can now decorate your child’s walls. Our prints look very much like real watercolor/gouache paintings. Each one is hand signed by the artist and dated.

Buy 3 individual Greeting Cards and Get 1 for Free
Send someone you love an note on a handmade card. They will remember! We have holiday cards and special occasions cards for: Birthdays, Thank Yous, and New Babies. There are cute blank notecards and silly just because cards. Mix and match to create your own personalized collection.

Save 25% on all our Note card Box Sets
Say thank you with some Spanish flare or get a head start on your Christmas or Chanukah cards. There are many more card sets to browse. Don’t be shy! Want a custom created notecard set? You can always Build Your Own Set of cards.

All sale item prices have already been reduced! Simply add sale items to your cart and proceed to check out. “Prints on panels” are excluded from this sale. Fall Sale valid while supplies last. SALE ENDS OCTOBER 1st.

Happy Shopping!

Corn Hill Arts Festival

by abby on July 10, 2012 | Comment

AbbyDora Design booth

THANK YOU to all who stopped by the AbbyDora Design booth at last weekend’s Corn Hill Arts Festival in Rochester, New York. The reaction to my artwork was wonderful and gave me a shot in the arm of “You are on the right path, so just keeping working!”

watercolor children's art

Our booth this summer had a major upgrade with a bold splash of bright green for the back panel and new beautiful table linens. The new additions all helped to create a great playful, yet professional, space to showcase all my work. I especially love how the green pulls your eye right into the booth. Yay!

Abby Kuperstock art

I also have to give a huge mountain of kudos to my official festival “staff” who weathered the storm of the weekend and helped make to the Corn Hill Arts Fest a positive experience.

AbbyDora Design will be in one more arts festival this summer. We’ll be at the Park Ave Festival in Rochester, NY on Aug. 4th and 5th from 10-5pm. More details will come on our exact location in the coming weeks!

Mother’s Day Sale

by abby on May 4, 2012 | Comment

flower card for mom

A MOTHER’S DAY SALE is happening at our shop! Save 15% on your entire purchase of unique handmade cards and prints! Use the coupon code MOMSALE15 when checking out. Start shopping now for you and Mom!

Happy Spring!

by abby on March 20, 2012 | Comment

easter decorations streamer

Happy first day of Spring!
Yesterday I saw bright green shoots of Crocus poking out of the ground and this morning I heard birds chirping outside my studio!  Ah Spring, it feels so good.

I am so inspired by Spring. I love that color comes back to the natural world and I think you can see this joy in my new spring products.

unique flower mom cards

For those of you in the Rochester, NY area, this FRIDAY MARCH 23 from 10am-4pm I’ll be participating at RIT’s Spring Art Festival. I hope you will stop by my booth to browse my unique handmade greeting cards and notecard box sets. I’ll be featuring Easter cards, Mother’s Day cards, and my cute Bug and Wild Flower note cards sets.  I’ll also have have my 3-demensional handmade party garlands in all sorts of spring colors and patterns.  And of course, there will be lots of digital prints of my children’s illustrations too. Support a local upstate New York artist and come visit the AbbyDora Design booth!

Pink & Red Valentines

by abby on January 12, 2012 | Comment

I’m fighting the gray skies of upstate New York by creating new lines of Valentine cards and garlands with bursts of pinks and reds. Love is definitely in the air! (and on my chair and on my drawing table) I couldn’t wait any longer to share with you my creations. So without further delay, let me introduce you the first half of my 2012 collection of Valentine’s Day cards!

These cards are sure to spread the love and bring smiles to their recipients.

Small Red Hearts Cards

hand drawn heart patternhand made valentine cards

These small cards come in packs of eight and are paired with classic white cotton envelopes. The cards may be small but they pack a big punch with their bold hand drawn heart pattern featured on the front. Great for adults’ and children’s valentine cards!

Love Birds Card

hand made valentine card

modern valentine card

Send this touching Valentine card to your Mom, Sister, Niece, Grandmother, Aunt or even your Best Friend. This Valentine card will surely make their hearts soar. The card features an original illustration of 3 cute birds on wires  and “Happy Valentine’s Day” on the interior. These are notecards are paired with light pink envelopes. You can find this card in sets of 6 or as a single card.

Large Pink Hearts Card

happy valentines day

modern valentine notecard

Send a pinkalicious Valentine Card to a special lady in your life! This valentine card features an original, hand drawn heart pattern on the front and in pink script: “Happy Valentine’s Day” on the interior. These are notecards are (0f course!)  paired with light pink envelopes. You can get this card in packs of 6 or just as a single card.

All of these Valentine cards are currently available at my Etsy store. And remember, too, that your 2nd note card box set ships for FREE!

There’s more to show next week! I’ll finish introducing my Valentine cards and show you my other party decorations.  Beat the winter blues with playful red and pink paper goods by AbbyDora Design!


Last Day of Pre-Holiday Sale!

by abby on November 30, 2011 | Comment

Today is the last day of the Pre-Holiday Sale. Don’t miss out on this great deal to save money. It’s so easy to save!

Spend $20 or more and you’ll receive a coupon code to save 15% on your next purchase at the AbbyDora Design Etsy store.

Here are several holiday ideas to start you thinking…

christmas gold paper garland
handmade paper streamer

paper holiday ornament
handmade holiday ornament

Blue Winter had holiday card
Hanukkah handmade card
funny holiday red birds

abbydora illustration
abby kuperstock illustration

Stop by our shop to see the full collection of holiday items and children’s illustrations. If you already have an idea in mind for a holiday card, garland, or a piece of art, let us know! We would be happy to create a custom design or illustration just for you.

Notecards, Garlands, Prints Oh My!

by abby on October 11, 2011 | Comment

Abbydora design children's illustration
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping by visiting the AbbyDora Design booth at Rochester’s Holiday Market THIS WEEKEND!

At the AbbyDora Design booth you’ll see a great selection of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Chanukah note cards. There also will be handmade paper garlands and ornaments to add touches of the holiday season to your Christmas trees, banisters, and mantles. In addition to the new holiday products, I’ll have prints of my children’s illustration and a whole selection of cards for birthdays and other reasons to celebrate. Send a smile with an AbbyDora Design card!

Here are the details:
October 15th & 16th
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
Fair & Expo Center 2695 E. Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY
$5/person, free to children ages 12 and under

The Holiday Market showcases over 100 local artists and is a great fundraiser for the Junior League of Rochester. All the ticket proceeds from this event help support the Junior League’s GIRLSrock! program, which benefits the lives of girls in the Rochester community.

I hope to see you there!