December 23, 2010 § 2 Comments

I made our Christmas cards this year. Since it may be the only year I do it, and because other bloggy people are blogging about their dyi Christmases, I felt the virtual peer pressure to share. Sorry if you didn’t get one; it’s probably because you didn’t give me your address when I asked.

…or because quite honestly I ran out of stamping, cutting and twine tying steam. You’re still loved, promise.

The story begins with our house purchase and a considerable chunk of change going towards that and all it entails. So I figured sending Christmas cards was certainly an unnecessary expense that I could easily forgo.

But then I wanted to send change of address notifications. And we really did have an epic year of with a puppy acquisition, law school graduation, two summer trips and then the massive, once in a life time Bar Trip European Tour. All of which had afforded me a great Christmas card picture pool. But alas, really, unnecessary.

Then my friend, Kate, was selling cards to fund a mission trip. Really great cards and a great cause I wanted to help with! Enter, Christmas cards! However, I only bought 24 of Kate’s cards and my wish list of card recipients was much longer. I had it my head how I wanted to add to Kate’s cards to turn them in to Christmas/change of address cards and then had fun with the stamps, paper cutter, craft twine and double sided tape to easily expand my idea into a few more versions.

Yes, it was time consuming. Admittedly I’m sick of stamping and of paper scraps, but it was fun and relaxing to kick off my Christmas break doing something crafty.

Those are the actual cards. The green ones above and purple ones below are other variations I ended up with. Now if you got something different, you can see what else was cluttering our dining room table last week…

Merry Christmas!



November 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

The high is in the 60s later this week and the low is in the 30s and 40s.

This is cold enough.

For now, I’m excited about the crisp chill in the air, the impending holidays and  the fun scarves, sweaters and cozy boots. The warm soups and roasts, savory spiced preserves and baked goods. Arriving home out of the cold to warm cozy rooms, beds and blankets. But the cold will get old fast, become bitter, biting and endless, and I will soon be crying out about my frozen toes, cold dog outings and chapped hands.

So some link love:

For all lovers of graphic design, paper and timeless things.

Good to know I’m not the only one who does this.

Why had I not considered all the reasons to select this cute brand for T’s pancakes? (yes, preserves on pancakes)

Such fun color! The kind of thing I love because I’m not brave enough to go all in for myself.

Darling, darling. Add it to the wedding should haves.

This guy is so cool and so is this concept.

pretty papers.

October 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

sunday savories. food deserves fantastic graphic design.

{sarah nicely, louise fili, claudia pearson, trish papadakos }

kate spade paper

October 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

Short stories by cool women, all incorporating the same phrase at some point. Once upon a time in my nerdy childhood, I wrote, or at least started, a story like that from some prompt that was probably in a Highlights magazine. Or maybe the American Girl catalog. or maybe Brio….

Anyway, want!

nERd alERt.

August 2, 2010 § 1 Comment

farewell summer. i have finally started planning for school and while i have much more work to do, i am beginning to feel much more sane about the impending school year kick off. american history and lit, stand back, here i come!

and while this punny piece is historical, it is neither american nor literature. but it does fall in the nerd category. and if you get it, so do you.

welcome to my club!

{1}vol25 {2}kazzya tumblr {3} unknown

bryson loxley

July 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

loving the graphic design work from the bryson loxley folks.

maps. godbless america.

July 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

family travels map! halligan

city highlights maps oliver jeffers

wedding map here via here.

happy 4th y’all!!

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