Monday, July 28, 2008

l e t t e r p r e s s !

I am so thrilled to announce that we have letterpress wedding invitations available on our website now! A few of the designs are updated versions of our tried and true BUT we also have some very chic, new designs just for letterpress. Shown above are Tea Garden and Lattice. We will be using Crane's Lettra paper which is a gorgeous paper made just for letterpress. Unfortunately, we do not have any samples yet - they're just so expensive - soon though. It's been a lot of hard work so we're tired but happy. Lol, I sound like I just gave birth ; ) Anyway, please take a look and let us know what you think!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Save Polaroid!

In a age of instant graitification, how is it that we losing one of the most interesting forms of modern photography? With Polaroid there is no retouch, no Photoshop. It is often blurry, sometimes ugly, mostly stunning, it is compelling for it's honesty. We are going to lose it soon. Polaroid has announced that it will stop making instant films this year. If you love photography and in particular instant photography then you need to take action. Please visit the website to find out more.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


You know how they say you shouldn't go to the grocery store when you are hungry? Well they need to say the same thing about blogging! I came across these cupcakes from Whipped Bakeshop in Philadelphia. Don't these just look scrumptious! I guess it's obvious I have a little "problem" with chocolate, huh? And I've always been fond of the idea of doing cupcakes instead of a wedding cake. First shown are chocolate cupcakes filled with marshmallow fluff, topped with rich bittersweet ganache, graham cracker crumbs, toasted marshmallows and mini Hershey bars. Yum! The pink cupcakes are chocolate with handmade chocolate scribbles atop tinted vanilla buttercream. Again, yum!

Photos: Whipped Bakeshop

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

stamp this!

Every now and then I take a gander at the stamps that the USPS has to offer. I'm one of those people that thinks it's important to coordinate stamp to envelope (and occasion). It's kind of like accessory shopping for your envelopes. Hey, I'm a designer what'd you expect! So there's no reason to settle for the ol' stars and stripes or wedding heart stamps these days. Anywho, I saw a couple of cute designs that I thought I'd share with you . . .

Even the postcard stamps are stylish! Wouldn't you love to get a postcard from Hawaii with one of these cuties? Um, hello? . . . wouldn't you love to send a postcard from Hawaii!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Ah shucks

I was recently mentioned on Tart Workshop's blog for my use of their Henparty Serif font. Many thanks for the kind words! I am a big fan of Crystal Kluge's work so when I saw that her beautiful calligraphy would be available in font form, I was delighted! Henparty has many applications but in this instance it was used for a child's birthday party invitation. And it was pretty darn sweet (if I do say so myself)! Thanks again! I look forward to more Tart Workshop fonts!