Archive for April, 2010

Design is the Key and Interview

Friday, April 30th, 2010

I completely adore these hand-crafted mixed media cards by Kanella seen on Graphic Exchange. Inspired by the story of Ariadne, a princess of divine beauty, the embossed cards are woven with a yellow thread to reveal a secret message. DESIGN is the KEY to the PATH towards the SUN. Both beautifully simplistic and graphically bold, this series truly embodies the power of great design.

Speaking of great design and hand-crafted work, Danni at Oh, Hello Friend is hosting Letterpress Week and has a pretty impressive line up of features, giveaways and interviews including one with yours truly. Definitely stop by when you get a chance and get ready for a ton of inspiration!

B is for… Part II

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

A few weeks ago, I shared these beautiful baby shower invites that my friend Tara Lee designed and letterpressed and today I get to share some of the details from the event. Tara did an amazing job of coordintaing all the pices and creating a stunning environment. Pale yellow tulips along with custom posters with elements from the invitation were displayed throughout which were later given to the mom-to-be to decorate the babies room.

To test their knowledge, each guest got a nursery rhyme quiz where they had to fill-in-the-blank to complete the line of the song. The nursery rhyme game was adorned with a yellow pencil and attached with glue dots. The other game was simply guess the mom’s baby belly size. Each guest received a small bag with ribbon which they cut to the size they thought would fit around her belly bump. And to take home, each person received a sweet bag of cookies embellished with a blue ribbon. All totally and perfectly coordinated with all the other details!

Congratulations to Tara for a job well done and to Lindsey, the mom-to-be, for the little guy on the way!

Giveaway! TapeSwell

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

I have an exciting giveaway to announce today! In honor of Mother’s Day, the lovely ladies at TapesWell are generously offering two combo packs of coordinating decorative tapes to be awarded to one very lucky winner; one for the winner and one for their mother (or friend)! How sweet is that?! The combos come in a reusable canister and will make the perfect gift for mom. With so many designs to choose from and loads of “Tacky Ideas” to be inspired by, this is a fantastic prize!

My personal favorites are the Black & White Lace and  the Leaf Medley & Faux Bois Sets. To enter, visit TapeSwell and tell us which of the combo packs is your favorite. Have a favorite memory of mom? We’d love to hear that too!  Giveaway ends this Friday, April 30th at 12pm PST and I’ll announce the winner Monday, May 3rd. Good luck everyone! *CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED


Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

I’m a little behind in hearing the news but in case you missed it, Anthropologie has partnerened with Styer’s to create Terrain, a home and gardening shop. If you love Anthro as much as I do you’re probably pretty intrigured. Just look at their beautiful flyer! I’ve already found a few pieces that I think would be just lovely in my own home…. *sigh. Well done Anthropogie, my wish list just tripled!

In Good Company

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I submitted our wedding invites to HOW Design Magazine a while back and had completely forgotten about it until I saw that Ellie of Mint was featured in this months edition. Ours sadly didn’t make it into the print version but we did get a nice little shout out online as an extension to the article. It’s an incredible honor to be featured among such talented designers and a big thank you to HOW and congrats to everyone!

P.S. If you want to see more pictures of my wedding invites make sure to check out the post from last year!