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For the past few months I have been working on my whole set up. Packaging, name, display, artwork, EVERYTHING has been upgraded. I am setting aside time to try and make at least three new sets a week. The real goal is one a day. But that isn't always possible. 

I learned a few new Photoshop tricks and now I have much better looking photos. Pretty soon I'll have a new light box to make them even better. Right now I'm using the Foldio 1 which uses super bright led lights. It's so fantastic. It's light, fold-able and takes great photos with either my camera phone or that fancy new camera I got. I ordered the Foldio 2 which is bigger, brighter, badder and all around awesome! It should ship soon. I can't friggn wait! 

My buttons will now come in sets of 4 with the option of upgrading to magnets. I package everything on 42pt brown chipboard that I got from Thunderbolt Paper. This is thick enough to keep my buttons from wiggling in transit not to mention is looks great. I punch out the holes for the pins to go in by hand. I don't have a way to do this faster unfortunately. 

Another great thing I got were custom stamps of my new logo. Simon Stamps turned out to be the best option. They had good pricing and a super fast turn around time. I really love my new stamps. I've been stamping everything with them. Chipboard, envelopes, small children...

I also have plastic photo sleeves that go over everything when it's done. This added level of protection makes everything feel very safe and secure.

It took a lot of time and work but I am very happy with the results. Everything looks clean and professional while maintaining a hand made touch. 

Thanks to some trouble I ended up moving back to my old home town. It's nice being back to a quiet place with everything near by. I get to take my son to the park, spend time with friends and help out my family. I've also started to do local shows selling my pins and making buttons for people as they watch. It's been a lot of fun and a lot of learning. Now if the sun could just go a little easier on me I'd be happy.

But summer in Florida is always a scorcher. 

I hope you enjoy the new pin designs. I would like to put up drawing tutorials if anyone is interested. I'm learning a lot more about art as I go and I don't mind sharing one bit.

~Arielle (Mermaid Soup)


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Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Mermaid Soup buttons is where I create wonderful, funny, crazy and often sarcastic art designed to be worn and adorn your everyday life. Every piece is hand made by me with care.

I have spent over two years finding the best parts and papers to use to create my pins and accessories.

I hope you enjoy my art and ramblings.

Arielle Campbell


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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:Yay! We're here, everypony!
:iconhappytsplz::iconsaysplz:Phew, that wasn't long. I told you we could easily make it on hoof!
:iconstyle1plz::iconsaysplz:Speak for yourself, Twi, you didn't have to carry this cake! It's heavy, you know!
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:Thank you for helping out, Dashie! I couldn't have settled for anything less, after all!
:iconfluttershy-plz::iconsaysplz:Hi... We're here to... wish you a happy birthday.
:iconpinkiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:You said it! Happy birthday!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:And what better way to say "happy birthday" than with a cake? :iconcakepinkplz:
:iconapple-jackplz::iconsaysplz:Why, with a real Apple family apple pie, of course! :iconapplepieplz:
:iconderpyhappyplz::iconsaysplz:With a muffin! Yay! :iconmlpmuffinplz:
:iconraritysmileplz::iconsaysplz:But these, while pleasant to give, mean little by themselves...
:iconrarityiscuteplz::iconsaysplz:What makes them meaningful are our wishes for you!
:iconpinkiesmile2plz::iconsaysplz:Exactly! And we wish for you to have a perfect birthday and a great year ahead of you!
:iconrainbowdashhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't fear any challenges you might face! No matter how bad it may seem, have faith in yourself and keep on being awesome!
:icontwilighthappyplz::iconsaysplz:And while at it, keep a level head and don't lose sight of what's important! Keep the magic of friendship alive in yourself!
:iconapplejackhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Remember your loved ones and friends, an' don't let little things an' worries get you down!
:iconspikethinkingplz::iconsaysplz:We hope that you'll find all you seek and be the best you can be!
:iconrarityjoyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't forget to respect yourself! You're the best at being you, so stay true to what you really are!
:iconflutterpweezeplz::iconsaysplz:And we hope that you'll be at peace with yourself, too... and that the year ahead will be peaceful for you.
:iconpinkiewinkplz::iconsaysplz:And throughout all that, have fun! It isn't fun if you don't have any, after all, and fun it should be!
:iconpinkiepartyplz::iconsaysplz:Just like today! Party on!
SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday. Birthday cake  icon Omg I gets present :happy birthday: Happy Birthday Godliek :D 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Grin Happy Birthday Lily Wishing a Happy Birthday Hide Birthday Emote Happy Birthday Cupcake Happy Birthday Bliss Happy DeviantART Birthday Birthday cupcake happy birthday Happy Birthday Melmo Kao Emoji-17 (Happy Birthday Alt) [V1] 
MermaidSoupButtons Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You're very much welcome. ^.^
ichigo6798 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Fun cake birthday cake Blower fella (Party) Food Emoji-02 (Short Cake) Pixel Cake 
MermaidSoupButtons Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :D I've been busy making a new comic so I have all but ditched this stuff. I appreciate the birthday wishes. Hope you had a fun Easter.
Armosk Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Happy Birthday! I am a dummy! 
MermaidSoupButtons Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:Weeee! Today's the day, everypony!
:icontwilightderpplz::iconsaysplz:Pinkie, do we have to teleport in like that every time?
:iconpinkiecuteplz::iconsaysplz:Of course, silly! Else it wouldn't be a proper birthday greeting!
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:Happy birthday!
:iconapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:And it wouldn't be a proper birthday if Ah didn't bring y'all an apple pie, baked by yours truly!:iconapplepieplz:
:iconrarityiscuteplz::iconsaysplz:Let us all give you our best wishes on this occasion and wish you a wonderful year!
:iconflutter-shyplz::iconsaysplz:I hope that you will not run into any trouble this year and that everything will be as good as it can possibly be.
:icondashissuperhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't forget that you're awesome! And that we're all your friends! Keep on rockin'!
:icontwilightliciousplz::iconsaysplz:Always keep the magic of friendship within you. May it bring you as much joy as it brings us!
:iconadorablespikeplz::iconsaysplz:And don't ever feel like you're useless or unworthy! Only you have what it takes to live your life, so don't let anyone or anything else get you down!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:And of course, don't forget to have fun while at it! And speaking of fun...
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:It's time to party!:iconpinkiepartyplz:
MermaidSoupButtons Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for making it rain emotes!
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