Design Stories

A Unique Opportunity

Amy Nichols

A Unique Opportunity

Each Christmas season, I go into it with a little bit of dread and a little bit of excitement. My mother was such a pivotal part of my favorite Christmas memories, and each year is another year I will be going through it without her. On the other side, we now have two grandchildren that make Christmas fun.  This year was no exception. That is why when a friend was sharing a sad story of a family whose mom is losing her battle to cancer and how her office was gathering items to share with her, her mother, and her two...


The Grinch Poll

Amy Nichols

The Grinch Poll

These cups were fun to create. I was talking with Tim, a.k.a. Mr. Posh and we were discussing the new Grinch movie. We had just left the theater, and he said, "I think a cup like the Grinch would be fun."  This started some back and forth, and he said, "Well, I think a glitter cup would sell. And I like the saying IN A WORLD OF GRINCHES, BE A CINDY LOU WHO. Or it could say, I STOLE THIS FROM A WHO" After I finished laughing, I told him I would make that for him. I told him my idea of I DON'T...


Silent Night

Amy Nichols

Tags Black, glitter, Silent Night, Snow

Silent Night

This cup was designed by a customer. I had posted the picture of the burgundy "Baby It's Cold Outside" cup, and she contacted me via private message on Facebook. She said, I love this cup. But would you consider making it in black glitter instead of burgundy? I said, "Absolutely!" Then it took off from there.  She mentioned, "Oh, I wonder how it would look with Silent Night?" I thought, well, it would have to be great! She sent me the font she liked, and we went from there. I went ahead and painted and glittered the coffee cup black, added...


Baby it's Cold Outside

Amy Nichols

Tags Burgundy, Coffee, Cold, Cup, Snow

Baby it's Cold Outside

Each cup we design has a story behind it. That is one of the things I love about designing cups; working with the customer to get exactly what fits the person and the occasion.  The story behind this cup is pretty simple. I like snow. I am in the minority in my family, but I still stick to my guns and proclaim, I like snow. I was working on another design idea with this burgundy glitter and overheard the weatherman forecast a dusting of snow. A smile crept onto my face, and I began humming "Baby It's Cold Outside."  With...