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Archive for the ‘pretty paper’ Category

May 19, 2011

garden prints

I’m feeling very into the backyard right now, as you can probably tell. These garden prints from Red Cruiser on Etsy would be so perfect in a mudroom, or flower-arranging room (like Martha has), or just near the back door so they can remind you what you have waiting outside.

The strawberries and cream print… obviously perfect for the kitchen. And the little seed saver envelopes are just super cute.

March 14, 2011

Deja’s kraft paper gocco’d invites

My dear friend Deja is getting married in (according to her count) 47 days. How do I know this? She tells me every time we talk. It’s so cute. Plus her shower was on Saturday so I just got an update.

I helped her out with her pretty kraft paper invites and they are finally finished and mailed and in most people’s hands. Which is so exciting. I love it sending a project off to it’s final destination.

The little touch of gold ink really gussied them up, don’t you think? I’m in love with gold on kraft at the moment.

We tied them up with black and white baker’s twine and pretty vintage gold thread. Such a cute little package.

Next I think we’re going to tea dye shipping tags for her escort cards. Yay.

March 2, 2011

First birthday invites

Aside from dropping these babies in the mail before we left for Costa Rica, I’ve done not a thing to prepare for Dashiell’s bday party on Saturday. Which really doesn’t matter since he’s one, won’t remember this, and it’s pretty much just family attending. Plus a few non-judgemental friends who (I trust) will not assign me to unstylish-mom-hell for failing to deliver a more cohesively themed celebration. (RIGHT?)

But the invites turned out pretty cute, no?

(I hate how photos look with personal info blurred out, but you never know who’s lurking around on the internet.)

I love the big tissue paper confetti. So so easy to make! I have a whole bag ready for the actual party. I stuffed each envelope with a handful just for extra fun. See? I have a theme! It’s circles! Yes! Circles! As in extra large balloons and confetti.

I couldn’t bring myself to go rockets or cowboys this time around. I like that he’s still a baby.

Also, did I mention how much I love my new lens? Tis amazing.

February 11, 2011

Cute Valentine’s downloads from the Nimbus Factory

So, wow. Valentine’s day is in 3 days. Where did that come from? If you are as ill-prepared as some of us might be, these downloads (found here, here, and here) from the cute new company The Nimbus Factory are perfect.

Or even if you’re super prepared, they’d still be a sweet addition to whatever else you have planned.

January 20, 2011

things pink

For my dear dear friend Jen – the lovely lady getting married in Costa Rica. Her sis threw her a cocktail party bridal shower on Saturday eve and I offered to make invites and poofs.

I’m not sure how things got so pink. I sort of lost control at paper source and ended up with fuchsia envelopes and everything spiraled from there. Bridal showers are supposed to be pink, are they not?

And of course had to make the beet and fried chickpea salad from Lucques for the party. It’s sooooo good. Melanie is most definitely going to post the recipe. Promise. She’s just a little swamped with moving at the moment. It will be worth the wait.

December 31, 2010

Our xmas cards

I definitely thought I’d post more than once while we’ve been up here in the snow, but well, I don’t know, I suppose I’ve been enjoying time away from the computer. But before the holidays official end, I thought I’d sneak in our xmas cards.

I bought a wooden stamp at a little shop in Culver City on a whim on day and it turned out to be the perfect design element for our cards. I think it’s actually a dove, olive branch and all. How serendipitous! It must be an old fabric stamp or something? It seems like it might have come from India or southeast Asia, but what do I know.

To print using the stamp, I bought a white ink pad from Paper Source. It worked like a charm. And the rest of the card is gocco’d.

The vintage Christmas stamps have been stashed away for a few years, since absolutely binging on vintage stamps when collecting them for our wedding invites. Aren’t they the cutest?

You’ve seen the inside already, but here it is again for good measure.

And then the requisite photo of our most darlingest baby. He just keeps getting more and more delicious.

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! I’m hitting the slopes today for the first time in two years. Pregnancy and babies seriously get in the way of time on the mountain. Not especially looking forward to squeezing myself into my pre-baby snowboarding pants. Ack.

Women should be allowed to purchase an entirely new wardrobe after the birth of their first child. In case anyone was taking suggestions for how the world should work.

December 23, 2010

Merry Holidays!

I’ve been completely MIA this week! The prep for Christmas + finishing up some work + closing out 100LC for the year + making xmas cards + making last minute bridal shower invites was just about all that I could handle.

Here’s a little peek at our Christmas card that is miraculously going in the mail BEFORE Christmas. (Oh yes, I DID. Vintage Christmas stamps!). We’ll be up in Mammoth next week, frolicking in the snowiest December EVER, but I’ll be popping in with some holiday things. So excited to show Dashiell the snow. He’s going to freak out!

Hope you all have a gorgeous, joyus week! Love to you all.

December 2, 2010

Cactus & Quail is here!

Jaime has been working on this little project for some time now (along with the teeny project in her belly!) and I’m so excited that she finally launched Cactus & Quail! It’s a week of launches, isn’t it? She’s got such a great indie design style and her invite model is so cool. You buy the illustration, add your custom text, download the file, and print it yourself at home! Or she’ll do totally custom work too. Plus she’s got a little Flea Market where you can buy prints and other little projects that she concocts.

Cute, no? I ordered my bamboo birdie ornament this morning. So excited to have a little Jamie project on our tree! Shoot, I definitely should have added one of her rad pink and brown prints to my purchase. Must go back.

AND, she’s also one of my sponsors over there in the left column. Say hello, sponsors! They’re a great bunch of ladies and they’d probably like some company, so anyone who thinks their little project would be a good fit for my readers, email me! Rates are cheap, since I’m just starting out and all.

October 26, 2010

Paper + Craft

Paper + Craft showed up in my mailbox while we were away for the weekend! I’m fairly certain it was sent because we posted about it on 100LC ages ago when we first found sneak peek photos online. But it’s sooooo perfect for crafty moms, I had to post about it here too.

First, it’s gorgeous. It’s small and paperback, but printed so nicely. The projects are concepted and crafted by Minhee and Truman from Paper + Cup. And the photos (by Johnny Miller) are styled by Randi Brookman Harris (who is a styling genius if you ask me) which means it’s completely satisfying just to flip through the pages. It’s so inspiring. And making me very excited for the planning of our first baby birthday party. I’m a little afraid I’m going to approach it like a mini-wedding. Which is a big problem with blogs and blog-born projects: they feed us TOO many good ideas. Sometimes it’s thoroughly overwhelming.

Look what’s inside:

See?? Don’t you want to make everything?!!

Highly recommend it. For yourself and/or (probably both) for a gift.

Of course it’s from Chronicle. I’m fairly certain they publish the best books in the genre. Buy it here.

May 7, 2010

mother’s day, for reals

This little hallmark holiday is definitely taking on a new meaning this year for me. But let’s not be sentimental… this is what it’s really about at the moment:

Amazing card by Fugu Fugu Press on Etsy.

Happy mom’s day to all the mothers and mothers to be. It’s the best job I’ve ever had.

Via Oh So Beautiful Paper