Remember the Cat Card Card? Well, now he has a friend… a bunny playing card greeting card! This one is a 4 of clubs because the bunny is looking for 4-leaf clovers always in his garden of carrots.
I think they go well together. I’m [...]
Cynla boxes are here! I’m so excited to show you our new packaging boxes for our boxed notes. They are made of kraft recycled paper and have a big, clear window with a cloudy cutout around my logo. Pretty, huh?
Our boxed notes come with 8 cards and kraft [...]
We’re making our official debut at the National Stationery Show 2013 this May 19-22. The countdown is on! I have been very busy creating new lines for the show, putting finishing touches on my debut catalog and getting my booth ready for this oh so exciting tradeshow. It’s going to be an [...]
Now that I’m a full-time freelancer/small business owner, I’ve been trying to find a balance between making new designs, marketing, blogging, pitching, preparing for a tradeshow, finding inspiration, not spending all of my time on the computer and keeping my sanity. I recently got my library card and have been reading actual books (gasp) [...]
aye, so yesterday you might’ve received some old posts – 10 of them to be exact – starting randomly with my Gobbling Turkeys from Thanksgiving! There was a hiccup with the email delivery system and that was totally unintentional and annoying. I apologize for any inconvenience. We’re working to figure out the issue or find [...]
Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays, Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Everything! My 3 month trip was amazing, inspirational, challenging, and beautiful. We trekked through Peru, relaxed and were artistic in Costa Rica (made a lot of new cards!), and saw a lot of ocean life in Panama.
I’m signed up for the oh [...]
I like thinking about Happily Ever After. What do you need in your life to live happily? What are steps you can take to get closer to that?
Hola from Costa Rica! After 3 crazy weeks in Peru, we’re finally settled into an apt for 2 months. Peru is amazing, beautiful [...]
My first print!
How exciting! I loved making this – I incorporated the Empire State, Chrysler, Freedom Tower, Twin towers, subway, fire escapes, taxis and more. I love being inspired by NY and taking pictures everywhere I go. It’s one of my favorite things about living here – never a [...]
I was in Kinokuniya (pronounced key-no-ku-knee-ah) yesterday. It is FILLED to the brim with inspiration and cute things. The stationery section is amazing, the book selection is very artsy including a huge 3rd floor filled with photography, graphic design, manga, artsy books, etc. I could spend hours there. It’s located in NYC along [...]
I’m sticking to it! The first Wireless Wednesday was great and so free-feeling. I knew I was spending a lot of time on the internet, but didn’t really realize how much time it would free up to do constructive things – things like cleaning my desk or making clouds.
I have a [...]
Today, I thought i would share my business card designs. The top one is my very first design for my card business. I only did a run of 100 to start and I’m out! I thought I would do a new design every 100 cards. If you [...]
I’ve been wanting to do a “wireless” day for a while.. a day when I don’t frantically check email, read every email that shows up, don’t get distracted by facebook or twitter or the millions of sources of great design that I can’t help but read and drool over, don’t turn on my [...]
“I am committed to rainbows. I cannot escape the persistent call to use every single color in the crayon box.” by TulaPink
I love this quote. In a world where everyone’s trying to be more simple, I struggle with this. I like to add color and patterns to everything.. when I see [...]
Here’s the poster of the sketch I did of this Adele quote. We had to make it 13×19 for class, but I might resize to 8.5×11 so I can make prints. I love this quote – and I’d love it on my wall to remind me to put my all [...]
I have a really hard time naming things. I can be creative with colors, patterns, what a cat would look like on a starry night cloud.. but naming what I create is another challenge for me.
Have you ever bought something because of it’s name? I want to buy all of [...]
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