Just wanted to post a couple quick photos from my booth on my way to Day 3 at the National Stationery Show. Here is our popular Happily Ever After Storybook card.
And here is a quick snapshot of our booth! It has been my dream to exhibit at the NSS and get the [...]
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 [...]
The Bunny Haven collection is one of my favorite lines that I’ve created. These bunnies live in a happy little haven and are relaxed and stress-free surrounded by happy colors and gardens of flowers and sprouts.
My favorite one of the series above, Bunny Haven, which I built the [...]
I’d like to spend the two weeks before the show sharing some new designs I’ve been working on. I’ve been busy! These two came out really cute I think. What does “You Mean the World to Me” mean when you say it? What does it mean when 2 worlds say it to [...]
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 [...]
My top selling cards recently have been my Quitting Cards! I have had many single sales, but a non-smoking support group placed a big order as well. It may have to do with the new year and a new wave of people quitting smoking. I love supporting this cause and after [...]
I’ve been a posting machine lately – lots of new cards available in the shop. Most of the recent ones are thank you’s or blank cards. Lots of uses for these blank cards – thanks for letting me borrow your car, thanks for getting us that wonderful gift, thanks for paying [...]
I love infographics and this one blows my mind a little. Here’s the link. You can scroll through things in the universe. I took a couple of screenshots, but you’ll have to click and drag the circle at the bottom to get the full picture. Above, the moon looks [...]
Lettering Quest – Part two of Peru signs and lettering. I have a lot to post! There is beautiful hand drawn lettering all over Peru.
This Silencio is from Santa Catalina convent in Arequipa, Peru. This is the arch the nuns walk under to begin their vow of silence. I love the simple lettering [...]
Here’s the Happily Ever After final card! The colors surprised me.. I started with red and gold but it was starting to look a little too much like a neon Las Vegas sign. I like the dark purple/blue and gold.. it still seems fairytale-like to me.
I also tried to turn it into [...]
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 [...]
Everyone deserves a day off.. including reindeer. Don’t you think?
However, a friend posted that santa should be saying something more along the lines of – will you pull my sleigh tonight. What do you think? Maybe I’m just projecting my desire of a vacation onto this dreamy reindeer. A possible inside message [...]
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 [...]
It happened like this..
My mom went to meet a friend for lunch. They sat down (after buying some Quickdraw lottery tickets), and a dragonfly “parked on my opai.” (Which might be the Japanese word for chest or her own word – she makes words up.) Anyways, her [...]
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