creative crush: crooked sister

October 10, 2011  /  Uncategorized

These hand embroidered cards from Crooked Sister are the coolest! Can you imagine the delight of receiving one of these beauties in the mail? Utter joy!

Today is also the day that the winner for the Tradeshow Bootcamp Networking session is announced: Congratulations to Piddix!

{photos via crooked sister}


trade show sergeant, at your service

October 4, 2011  /  Uncategorized

I have an exciting giveaway to offer readers that are thinking about taking the leap into wholesale trade show exhibition! Tradeshow Bootcamp is a series of teleconference workshops that were developed by my friend Katie of Kelp Designs. The workshops were offered this spring and were well received and now fall session is in full swing.

This giveaway is for one of the six workshops that are offered, the Networking session. On Thursday, October 20th – Chandra Greer, of GREER, and I will give participants an inside look at what retailers and reps are looking for when roaming the trade show floor and will be answering your specific questions.

To enter the giveaway —

Leave a comment with a question that you have for us regarding trade show networking. That’s all! Good luck, winner will be announced on Monday, October 10th. As of today, there’s still time to sign up for the remaining four workshops, highly recommended for first time exhibitors.


book review and giveaway: today’s top stationery artists 2

September 26, 2011  /  Uncategorized

I was utterly ecstatic to hear that Tori Higa was releasing a new edition of her book, Today’s Top Stationery Artists this spring. Both books include biography’s and images from a lovely array of 52 stationers, but the new book also includes 16 in-depth interviews of some of the featured lines– what a treat!

Tori does an excellent job of selecting contributors and I was particularly pleased to see some C&C designers profiled again, including: 8mm Ideas, Ghost Academy, SusyJack* and Two Trick Pony.

Tori has been kind enough to offer one C&C reader a copy of Today’s Top Stationery Artists 2, she really is a gem!

To enter to win:

|| Please leave a comment answering the following question:
Who is one of your personal favorite stationery artists?

|| Anonymous comments will be disqualified.

|| Giveaway is open to all US residents until midnight on Thursday, September 29th, 2o11 .
Winner will be chosen by random.org and announced the following day.

|| One comment per person, unless… Hey, want an extra chance to win?
Blog, facebook and/or tweet about our giveaway and post an additional comment(s) with the link.

Best of luck my friends! I can definitively say that Today’s Top Stationery Artists 1 & 2 are must have additions to the library of any paperista.

{photo by crow and canary}


stationery summer.

June 8, 2011  /  Uncategorized

I’m ecstatic that Linda & Harriett have released a new collection of notepads! I got a glimpse of them in person at the Stationery Show and they are positively lovely. I bought a personalized chevron pad from L&H a while back and it’s still one of my favorite desk accouterments. Act now, these beauties are limited edition.

{images via linda & harriett}


creative crush: little red fox

March 9, 2011  /  Uncategorized

{handmade awards}

{“nerds are beautiful” set}

{vintage bow tie notecard set}

{sticker pack of very unusual girls}

{shine your light magnets}

I’m really loving the illustrative style of Little Red Fox. The “Nerds are Beautiful” bookmark and bookplate set first caught my eye and suddenly I realized her shop was filled with goodies that I covet. I particularly have my sights set on the trompe l’oeil polka bot bow tie tee. Wouldn’t it look smashing with some bright tights and a vintage blazer?

{all images via little red fox}

just wanted to say…

December 25, 2010  /  Uncategorized

{image & overlay via pugley pixel}

call for entries: 23rd annual louie awards

December 22, 2010  /  Uncategorized

I’m brimming with excitement over the upcoming LOUIE awards! I’ve been selected to be a judge this year, amongst some highly esteemed people in the industry including Kate’s Paperie, Oh So Beautiful Paper and a host of other greats.

If the National Stationery Show is like Fashion Week for paperistas, than the LOUIE Awards can easily be compared to the Oscars of cards. Judging will take place during NYIGF and winners are announced during the Stationery Show on May 16th.

If you are a manufacturer that is interested in entering, click here – entry form and rules are at the bottom of the link. Looking forward to seeing some amazing entries!


foodie cards for thought.

December 7, 2010  /  Uncategorized

{thank roux very much card}

{holy mole, it’s your birthday card}

{lard work card}

I’m quite crazy for this line of cards aptly named, Nourishing Notes. A gourmet pun card, it’s as though they have my name written all over them!

And… the announcement of winners for the ‘Gratitude Campaign’

– Hammer Press thank you cards go to Hello, I’m Emily Clare
– Ghost Academy thank you cards go to Molly
– Snow & Graham thank you cards go to ktcrusher
– Crow & Canary’s assorted thank you cards go to Angel Jacklyn

Thank you for sharing what you’re thankful for, it was a pleasure to read every comment!

{images via letterform}


old school flair

November 29, 2010  /  Uncategorized

{USB Typewriter}

Greetings from gorgeous Mexico! I hadn’t planned to post on vacation, but thought this find was simply irresistible. While catching up on Vanity Fair, poolside of course – I was completely captured by their brief feature on this USB typewriter modified for an iPad or any other device that uses a keyboard. Mucho gusto!

While I’m here, just a little reminder to enter the current ‘Gratitude Campaign’ giveaway – you have until Friday, December 3rd to post your entry.


fig. 2 design interview

July 5, 2010  /  Uncategorized

I had the pleasure of meeting Claudia of Fig. 2 Design Studio, at the Stationery Show this year. I was flattered when she approached me to contribute to her 5 part series of interviews of exhibitors and attendees of the show. You can read my interview here and I highly recommend the rest of the series, which can be found here. Thanks again, Claudia – can’t wait to visit your booth at the show next year!