Scotch & Cream

Goodbye Robinina, Hello Scotch & Cream!

We’re excited to announce that Robinina will soon be known as Scotch & Cream! We’ve already begun to slowly transition some of our social media handles, and are planning to make the big switch in February.

When I first started Robinina, I jumped in blindly and focused on making things I loved. I thought that including my own name in our company’s name would prove to be long-lasting and timeless, but that was not necessarily the case. I learned so much during my first year starting a new business and eventually realized that there could be a much better name to represent our brand’s basis– nostalgia, familiarity, and comfort. Scotch & Cream is a figurative representation of my the collected effort between my husband, Alvin and I. Scotch is one of his favorite things in the world, while cream represents my penchant for dessert– all things sweet and pleasant.

With that being said, we plan to continue producing the same quality products, with a clearer sense of direction and a few other minor changes. We will still be affiliated with the name Robinina, as we have already gone through the legwork to become an LLC, but our official DBA is now Scotch & Cream. We want to thank everyone for all the support we’ve received this past year and for your continued support in 2015 and beyond! Happy 2015!

Disney Wonderground Gallery Art Prints

WonderGround Gallery Appearance

I am so excited to announce that I have been invited by Disney’s WonderGround Gallery to showcase a selection of my art prints during the weekend of Jan 31 – Feb 1st. I will be there both days between the hours of 1-4pm signing and selling my art prints. In addition to our individual prints I’ll have a limited number of already framed/matted works, ready to take home and hang. If you are local to Orange County, come out and say hi!

Follow this link for more info:

Unique USA Holiday 2014 - Robinina

Thank you, Los Angeles

Thank you to all our friends, family and everyone who came in to visit us at our booth at Unique USA’s LA holiday market this past weekend! Our friends at Oh! Snap Studios had the cutest gingerbread-themed photo booth set up there and we just had to share our shot from the show. We had such a fun time, and connected with lots of great people. Also, a special thanks to John, Tracy, and little Emma for their help at the end of the show. We hope to see you all again next year!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

auction with Short Mug Rescue Squad

Online auction to benefit foster dogs

Robinina is very proud to be participating with Short Mug Rescue Squad in an online auction to benefit foster dogs! Get a chance to win our Highbrow Frenchie coasters or a totebag by going to their Facebook page, link below. Instructions on how to bid are on the most recent post:

Good luck and don’t forget to share with your friends!

Happy Halloween Black Kitty

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone enjoys a fun and safe halloween this year! I’d better go and prepare the rest of my costume now!

And yes, I did repurpose my pink kitty for this occasion. Seemed appropriate, right?

Be Familiar with the Element of Surprise

Be Familiar with the Element of Surprise

Learned this very important guideline at Paper Camp, and it was mentioned to me once again during my one-on-one meeting with the incredibly knowledgable Carina Murray from Crow and Canary, so I thought I’d immortalize it for my own library of knowledge.

A special thanks to Katie Hunt of Tradeshow Bootcamp and everyone there who shared their wisdom with us!

Pink Kitty Art Print

National Cat Day and a Flash Sale

Happy National Cat Day!

We’re having a super limited flash sale for our brand new pink kitty digital print. Our sale will be capped off to 10 prints, each at $10. Go to our store at Etsy to buy yours now! Sale ends at 11:59pm tonight, PST!

Click here to see it on Etsy

Unique USA Holiday 2014

See you at the Unique USA Holiday Show 2014!

The holiday season is just around the corner and we’re super excited to announce that we will be at Unique USA’s Holiday Market!

We’ll have lots of new products, holiday cards, gift wrap, prints and other goodies so be sure to come by and check out our booth! More info to come!

To learn more about the event, go to Unique USA’s website.

See you all there!

Paris Through Pentax by Maison Carnot

Paris Through Pentax by Maison Carnot

What can I say? Beautiful images through a beautiful viewfinder, complete with beautiful music. This video makes me want to dust off my neglected waist level cameras and take them out for a spin. I hope I get the chance to soon. So much going on.

Omelette by Madeline Sharafian

Omelette by Madeline Sharafian

It pains me to realize that I’ve never made any mention on this blog about this video that I am so enamored with. It’s been quite awhile since I first saw it, so forgive me if I can’t remember how I stumbled onto this masterpiece, but being the Boston Terrier/French Bulldog fanatic that I am, this adorable little short brings a smile to my face and is such a tenderly sweet display how endearing a relationship between dog and his/her parent(s) can be.

Is it too much to say I *almost* want to shed a tear or more by the end of the video? Not to worry, I didn’t actually. The music this author decided to go with is such a lovely fit as well.