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The Big News

by April May

April May Headshot 2016 | Smudge Ink


Some of you may have already noticed my name on recent posts I've written for the blog. Well, that's because we have big news here over at Smudge Ink. After 14 amazing years of business, Kate and Deb handpicked me to become Smudge Ink's new owner, passing on the proverbial torch. They’re confident that I can add something special to Smudge Ink, and we are all really excited about the next chapter!

I EAT, SLEEP, AND BREATHE PAPER. Forever a lover of connecting with people via snail mail, I originally joined the Smudge Ink team in 2010; I managed the studio, got orders out the door, and adored being surrounded by paper goods all day, every day. I truly enjoyed working with customers and learning about the stationery industry. In 2013, I put my business knowledge to the test as I focused on growing my own stationery line, Everything Little Miss

STAY TUNED FOR FRESH DESIGNS. I look forward to bringing you even more great greeting cards and gifts that you’ve come to expect from us. We'll be debuting lots of new cards at The National Stationery Show in a just a couple of weeks! We hope you'll continue to read about our adventures here on our blog. To see more paper goodness, check us out over on Instagram!




  • Maiko Shimizu said on November 17, 2016:

    I’m so proud of you, April! You’re my inspiration! Go, April, Go!!

  • Ellen Gendler said on September 22, 2016:

    Congratulations, April. Looking forward to more clever concepts from your new company!
    Best wishes, Ellen

  • Peter said on August 10, 2016:

    A bold and exciting move on your part. You are intelligent and have creative and forward-thinking ideas relative to the product and the business. This is a great move for you and Smudge. I look forward to watching you grow the business.

  • Loren Sklar said on May 20, 2016:

    Congratulations April! Congrations Kate and Deb! Congratulations to the entire Smudge Ink team for making such a wonderful product. Wishing each of you all the best! Loren from Felix Doolittle

  • Virginia Ciliotta said on May 11, 2016:

    Your hard work and enthusiasm have paid off! Congratulations! I’m so very happy for you.

  • Norma Duggan said on May 07, 2016:

    Congratulations April. Good luck. I too am a big fan of snail mail. Look forward to seeing your designs. You look beautiful. Happy Mother’s Day. Love and Peace

  • Jacqueline Stallings said on May 06, 2016:

    So happy for you! Go get ’em, girl! xo

  • Joe Howell said on May 06, 2016:

    So happy to hear the good news. Wishing great things for you congratulations April!

  • Jane Taras said on May 06, 2016:

    Please keep doing the yearly floral desk calendars. I bought a lot of them as gifts last year & they were a hit.
    Please keep my name on your e-mail list.

  • Mindy Bloom said on May 06, 2016:

    Congrats, April!!!!

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