Friday, April 30, 2010

Wonderful Weekend Wishes

{image by rosina via flickr}

Getting pretty excited to run the Lincoln half marathon on Sunday! I'll be rising before the sun to be at the starting line at 7 am. After months of training, I'm ready to get this checked off the list. My motivation throughout the race: the bountiful breakfast buffet that will await me, complete with french toast, hash browns, fruit, and omelettes.  

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blind Impression Letterpress Stationery

{custom letterpress stationery, set of 20}

I've been offering this custom stationery in my shop for a few months now, and they have become quite the popular item! Just thought I'd share a few custom note cards that I have completed so far. Using metal type to create a blind impression on 100% cotton paper, these note cards display a very simplistic, yet elegant design. It's always so fun to see how the purchaser will use the notes...as a gift, for their business, or even for themselves.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Botanical Lovelies

{images by botany factory via mixed plate}

Oh, how I wish I could get my hands on one of these terrariums. This would be the perfect finishing touch to my office. And kitchen. And living room. Created by Katie Goldman Macdonald of Botany Factory, these terrariums are currently available in San Francisco. I'm hoping there will soon be a way to transport these to my neck of the woods!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Garden Party Letterpress Cards

{garden tools letterpress notes, set of 5}

The nice weather has me contemplating what to plant in my garden this year. Every year, for the past 3 years, I have tried planting strawberries, but have yet to see one single berry prosper. This year, I decided I'm going to try a hanging basket of strawberries. Maybe keeping them off the ground away from all of the critters will prove to be fruitful. Since it's not quite time to bring out the garden tools, these note cards will have to tide me over. These garden tool note cards are now available in the Paper Lovely shop. A perfect gift for your garden lover friend.

Monday, April 26, 2010

J. Crew Spring

{images via jcrew}

As I was flipping through the latest J. Crew catalog over the weekend, I not only came across many articles of clothing that should find their way into my closet, but was also taken by the beautiful imagery showcased in the catalog. These soft, dreamy images made me want to take a little hop inside the pages of the catalog and vacation there for a few days. Or weeks.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wonderful Weekend Wishes


{image via rayani melo via flickr}

Time for the weekend once again. I'm happy that this weekend won't be as busy as the last, but I still wouldn't classify it as relaxing. A bowling shower, another long run, and maybe a little bit of office organizing. I have some new prints I'll be posting next week, but until then....hope your weekend is a good one!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Whoops-a-Daisy!

{daisy letterpress cards, set of 5}

Flowers have been on my mind lately. I've just missed them so after this long dreadful winter. Just finished printing these daisy letterpress cards now available in the shop. Perfect for a note to mom or even a refreshing spring note to your bestie.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Paper Garden

{image via paper & type

A garden that will last forever...and no watering involved! Part of a series titled Papercut Garden by Carol Gearing, each petal is hand cut out of handmade ivory cotton rag paper using scissors and a scalpel. Sold singly or as custom made wall boxes.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April Showers Letterpress Notes

{april showers letterpress notes, set of 5}

Looks like spring showers are in our forecast for the rest of the week. Although I thoroughly enjoy my sunny days, I don't mind a rainy day once in a while for a chance to nestle in with a cup of coffee. This note card illustration was actually created while I was sitting in a coffee shop one rainy day in Chicago, gazing out the window at all of the people with their umbrellas. Available in the Paper Lovely shop.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sweet Little Cardigans

{images via nick and mo}

I've got my eye on these delightful little cardigans from Nick and Mo. Perfect for spring weather. I just love the detailing that makes up both of these pieces. So sweet.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Wonderful Weekend Wishes

image by gabrielle kai photography

Well, this is going to be one busy weekend, so I thought I'd stop and smell the flowers while I could. Two weddings. A bridal shower. An 11 mile run (1/2 marathon training!). Boy, I'm exhausted already. I may need a weekend to my weekend.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ferris Wheel Mini Escort Cards


Just finished up these escort card letterpress minis for a wedding taking place in May in Austin, Texas. The bride and groom are having a sort of fair themed wedding, so this ferris wheel illustration fit just perfectly with their theme. The bride is having the names of the guests and their respective table numbers hand written in calligraphy on each tag. Should be a beautiful finished product!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Vintage Lamp

{image by bellalulu}

What a fantastic lamp. Loving all of the little details in the foliage of this Lily of the Valley Lamp from Bellalulu. What a great way to have flowers in your home all year round.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You're Sweet Waffle Cone Cards

{you're sweet waffle cone cards, set of 5}

Ice cream is my absolute fav. I've been known to house 7 different flavors in our freezer at one time. So, of course, as I was brainstorming new design ideas, ice cream came to the forefront of my mind. Now, new in the shop are these You're Sweet Waffle Cone cards. Send to that special someone and give them a little boost in their day!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Elva Fields Necklaces



{images from elva fields}

Such a stunning collection of necklaces from Elva Fields. Just perfect for a night out on the town. I'm especially tickled by the last necklace of the bunch. Don't be blinded by its beauty...it's functional too. Upon closer inspection, this necklace opens into a powder compact so you can look your best at any moment.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wonderful Weekend Wishes

 {image by shelba via flickr}

Looking forward to enjoying the sunshine this weekend. I've been sick with a cold this whole week, but today I'm finally starting to be able to breathe through both nostrils again! I might even break out the old bicycle and take it for a spin to celebrate. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Going Cuckoo!

{images via stitch}

Loving this cuckoo clock design by Riccardo Paolino and Matteo Fusi. Such a cute little birdie to help remind you of the time and keep you on schedule.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tiptoeing through the Tulips

{tulip letterpress folded notes, set of 5}

My tulips are popping up all around the yard, and I am getting so excited to see their pretty little faces. A sure sign of spring, indeed. In the meantime, I'll have to settle for feasting my eyes on these new tulip letterpress cards, now available in the shop.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Vintage Style Swimwear

 {images 1. la drama queen;  2 & 3. modcloth}

I'm ready to sit poolside. In fact, I've been ready since about mid-January. The nice weather we've been having is making this feel more like a reality, so I decided to see what was happening in the swim wear department and happened to come across some very cute suits! I'm especially loving these vintage style swim suits from LA Drama Queen and ModCloth.
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