… these Fridays keep sneaking up on me! The week is crazy, with swimming and yoga and soccer and softball, oh, and work, that suddenly it’s Friday. Daughter and I are heading to the beach again, in what has become a Friday tradition. And I’m excited. Then it’s the 4th next week… there will be parades and stars and stripes and maybe, just maybe, some fireworks.
Meanwhile, a few things I’ve found while surfing this week.
Love these posters, I think Daughter would too.
I love this site.… makes me health-hungry!
I want to make this.…
And I can’t believe she’s gone.… makes me sad.
I spent a couple hours in the car this weekend. With a crabby toddler in the backseat, a sleeping puppy on my lap and an iPhone in my hand. Needless to say, I spent those two hours on my Pinterest app. (And no, I wasn’t driving). The ideas I find there are amazing and endless. Like these letters I found posted by JBS Mercantile. How much fun are these? And I love that they’re NOT pink. Or blue. But some rich deep colors. I have plenty of patterned paper and fabric, just need the letters. So cool.
Well, after a bit of planning, a lot of dreaming and a whole lot of glue, I’m excited to announce my latest project. Together with my friend and coworker, Jen, we’re launching purple•poppie paper & parties. As graphic designers, paper freaks, and two gals who love a good party, we’re here to help. Anything you might need for your event, from invitations, announcements, themes, decorations, menu ideas or just the name of a good caterer, we can do it. We’re excited and ready. In fact, we’ll be demonstrating our talents and ideas next month at our launch party.
A Quick Note…. I’ve had such an amazing response (and a lot of great compliments) on the lavendar sachet giveaway that I’ve listed a few in the shop. More will go up soon. You can check them out here……
Growing up my Mom had a plastic mistletoe. At the time I thought it was cheesy and always wanted the real thing. So for a few years I bought my little ball of mistletoe and hung it up for the holidays. Then we got Dog. And I found out that real mistletoe is poisonous. A little dog and a little ball of poison don’t mix. Then we had Daughter. And again, a little girl and a pretty ball of poison? Not going to work. So for a few years now I’ve been looking for a plastic mistletoe, much like the one I grew up with. I could never find a thing. Until the Paper Source catalog came a few weeks ago. There, in full color, was a photo of a paper Mistletoe. Paper! Not poisonous. And something I could (sort of) create myself. And Ta Da! I put it together between sips of wine this weekend and I love it. It’s perfect and not poisonous and it won’t dry up and it shouldn’t fall apart. Now I just need to find some fishing line and a strategic place to hang it……
Remember my trip this spring to New York City? I had a great time. And to remember it, I put together this quick little journal full of the memories. I started with the binder Jen put together. She had given all of us the binder to hold the goodies she sent out in preparation of the Manhattan Meet-up. I carried it around while in NYC and when I got home I put this together. I used a subway map for the cover, complete with my notes and sketches. For the inside front cover and back cover, I used a map of MOMA.
Inside, I cut down card stock and french-folded it for photo pages. This gave the pages more weight.
Jen included pockets in the binder and I filled them with menus, and business cards and even a napkin from the Plaza (where Lisa and I enjoyed $26 mimosas).
This is a great way to preserve the memories of the trip, and a place to store my notes for the next one. Soon, I hope!