December 25, 2010

December 24, 2010

and the joker got away!

{batman smells card}

It's pretty late to tell you about this funny card from Port Home Press, but I've had it desktop for at least and month and giggle every time I catch a glimpse. If that's not a good reason to share the love, I just don't know what is.

{image via port home press}

December 22, 2010

call for entries: 23rd annual louie awards

I'm brimming with excitement over the upcoming LOUIE awards! I've been selected to be a judge this year, amongst some highly esteemed people in the industry including Kate's Paperie, Oh So Beautiful Paper and a host of other greats.

If the National Stationery Show is like Fashion Week for paperistas, than the LOUIE Awards can easily be compared to the Oscars of cards. Judging will take place during NYIGF and winners are announced during the Stationery Show on May 16th.

If you are a manufacturer that is interested in entering, click here - entry form and rules are at the bottom of the link. Looking forward to seeing some amazing entries!

December 20, 2010

chalk it up to a brand new year

Paper + Cup has had a busy year! Not only did they release their new book, Paper + Craft, but this innovative calendar is hot off the press too. The concept is super fun; instead of a calendar with images included, you have the freedom to add your own personal photos or monthly inspiration. The other awesome component, you can customize the cover with an image and/or name. Excellent gift idea!

{images via paper+ cup}

December 17, 2010

printmaker dujour: ali douglass

{modern chairs print}

{clouds print}

{eyeglasses print}

Before starting my own business, I worked as an optician for several years. That being said, I still have an attachment to art depicting vintage eyewear and that's how I got hooked on Ali Douglass' work. I love her focus on objects and distinctive illustrative style. I can't think of a single design enthusiast that wouldn't want to sport the "modern chairs" print on their walls.

{all images via ali douglass}

December 16, 2010

perpetual bliss.

{embroidered calendar from by sara lynn}

{letterpress perpetual calendars from orange beautiful}

{vinyl wall calendar from simple shapes}

As a self proclaimed calendar addict, I love the idea of a well designed perpetual calendar. This is the first year that I've seen any that truly float my boat. I have three, okay fine four, 2011 calendars, but am thinking that I may invest in a nice perpetual calendar for 2012. Getting excited for the new year ahead!

{all images via designer's site}

December 7, 2010

foodie cards for thought.

{thank roux very much card}

{holy mole, it's your birthday card}

{lard work card}

I'm quite crazy for this line of cards aptly named, Nourishing Notes. A gourmet pun card, it's as though they have my name written all over them!

And... the announcement of winners for the 'Gratitude Campaign'

- Hammer Press thank you cards go to Hello, I'm Emily Clare
- Ghost Academy thank you cards go to Molly
- Snow & Graham thank you cards go to ktcrusher
- Crow & Canary's assorted thank you cards go to Angel Jacklyn

Thank you for sharing what you're thankful for, it was a pleasure to read every comment!

{images via letterform}