Best Sellers at Unique LA this Weekend – Stuff we Make

Can you believe it’s December 1st? I don’t know about you but Charlie and I have a crazy month of December and then it’s off to see my Dad, Lola, and family in the Philippines for 3 weeks!

Our hectic schedule begins with Unique LA this weekend and I have to say, I have so much fun at this show. I’ve made so many friends, met so many great people, and have really been able to put my products in front of a really big audience whenever I do this show. They think about the vendors and the customers that shop so that we’re all happy campers and I think the positive vibes really show.

Get your tickets now at uniquemarkets.com!
Get your tickets now at uniquemarkets.com!

I’m particularly excited about this show, it’s our 4th year participating and probably 6th or 7th show! Can’t believe time has flown by that fast. We’re super prepared and have tons of product ready for you by this weekend, including our best selling cards, some available in boxed sets and all available individually. ūüėÄ

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Hope to see you all at Unique LA this weekend! I’ll be posting some awesome finds on our Instagram stories so don’t forget to give us a follow. Let’s shop small together!

xoxo,

Kissa

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2016 Holiday Cards are now Available! – Stuff we Make

I am in full Christmas mode over here! These designs below (and more!) are on our website NOW and are available in single cards and boxed sets.

I know this is silly to say, but¬†I’m making the holidays magical this year damnit!¬†ūüėõ I was very blessed growing up. My mom, dad, aunts, and uncles made Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve very special for me and my cousins when we were kids. We dressed up, had planned out full menus, and really fun parties. When I reminisce back to¬†those days it makes me so happy.

When I designed these cards I remembered the days of when I was a kid and all the feels I felt during this time of year. It’s a time for family, friends, giving, selflessness, and faith. It’s why it’s my favorite time of the year (pun intended). When I close my eyes I remember the multicolored Christmas lights that rimmed my childhood home. They¬†never came down and stayed up all year long¬†lol. The day after Thanksgiving, they would finally be turned on.

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I remember trying to eat a fake glittered strawberry ornament and crying my eyes out cuz it was disgusting lol! Since then I’ve stuck to the normal round not-food-looking ornaments.

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I hope you have a happy, festive, and loving holiday season this year! Spend time with loved ones, give the gift of love, and fill your heart with the warmth of the season!

xoxo,

Kissa

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Encouragement Cards 2016 Release – Stuff we Make

This past January, my mom passed away from cancer. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and then it moved to her brain. She passed away in my childhood home with her family by her side and full of love. My mom was the strongest person I knew. Even in her weakest moments she was the one that stayed strong for all of us. These last 3 years of my life have been some of the hardest times I have ever had to endure. From trying to accept my mom’s sickness, to family problems, to financial issues, to business transitions, to changing jobs, to being in denial, to keeping a smile on my face even though I was hurting inside, to trying to catch up with the fast pace of every day life…it was hard.¬†I guess it’s just like they say. When it rains it pours. And for us, from 2013 until 2016 it poured. It was one hurdle after another.

Kissa and Mom - Photo by Ja Tecson
Kissa and Mom – Photo by Ja Tecson

Not only did I lose my mom to cancer but I lost one of my best friends in 2012. He had leukemia. He would have been 30 this past January. We lost him so young and until the very end he remained so strong and positive.

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There were so many times that I wish it were me instead of them in the hospital bed – just so that they wouldn’t have to endure all the pain and suffering. Seeing someone you love have to fight a sickness is one of the hardest things ever. Because you can’t do anything about it. You want nothing but to take this sickness away from them. But you can’t. And for someone like me that’s really tough to do.

Needless to say cancer is a really big deal to me. It’s so important to me to be there for those that are suffering and having to endure treatments of any kind. I noticed that more I’ve meet more and more people that have or had cancer.¬†Either that or have a loved one that is battling it. And it breaks my heart. When I hear stories, it doesn’t matter whether I know them or not I can’t help but shed a tear for them and their family. It’s almost like I know them. It feels like a really sucky club of some kind. The Sucky Cancer Fighters Club.

So I decided to create a line of encouragement cards for those fighting for their lives.

All of these designs are available in our shop and wholesale. I hope these cards give someone a little bit of hope and a smile when they need it most.

xoxo,

Kissa

 

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