Wednesday, February 25, 2009

a preview

here is a sneak peak of where i'm at right now on missy's wedding invitation. the color scheme will be cream, levels of pinks, and accents of silver and dark gray. the paper and envelope colors that she's picked out are PERFECT together. we're also hoping to find 1" double-faced satin ribbon that coordinates, to tie everything together. LOVE IT.

in love with letterpress


i love letterpress. and this invitation is not only beautifully letterpressed, it has a section sewn in that is gocco printed on fabric with raw edges, AND has a perforated removable rsvp card. OMG. i saw this on oh happy day! (a great blog) which linked from black*eiffel (ditto) and is the work of studio on fire. on fire is in minneapolis. MINNEAPOLIS! can i please get an internship there??? i don't care about money. i just want to be a part of amazing designs and textured stationery. i called the minnesota center for book arts and not only are both their letterpress classes full but their secret unlisted 3rd letterpress class already has a waiting list. sigh...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

cute plants

i love these great photos of HEALTHY succulents from plants & animals. my baby plant at work is slowly dying. (OR slowly rehabilitating itself???) little green plants are always so cheerful and fun, hope mine grows up to look like these.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


i hope everyone had a wonderful valentine's day yesterday!

Friday, February 13, 2009

BIG valentine idea

i love this ginormous valentine on oh happy day and think it'd be SO fun to untie and keep unfolding open! plus, the message is so matter of fact, it's funny. it reminds me of the office episode last week with the banner for kelly's birthday that read "it is your birthday." ha.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

the dullest blog in the world

this blog is no longer in commission, but oh how i wish it were!
here is an excerpt (thanks chris for the heads up):

Turning off a light…

March 16th, 2004

A light in one of the rooms of my house was on. I decided that I didn’t need the light on any longer. I pressed the light switch thereby turning off the light.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

come on! feel the illinoise!

1. the world's largest truck stop 2. dave's farm in illinois 3. dave's pups (front to back) bailey, cash, bear 4. attempting a family pic while missing the father of the bride 5. cassidy looking like "a dejected prom queen" 6. the cute bride at mr. bill's bar 7. quaker oats in cedar rapids 8. wind turbines in iowa 9. cute


i don't remember what crazy internet scavenger hunt i took to get to the craftster site, but aren't all their shirts fantastic??? shiz-knit...haha. i totally want all of these.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

i wish my naps were like this

i LOVE this amazing video posted on the bedlam of beefy. i know it's been making the blog rounds but if you haven't seen it yet, it's a really lovely song and a pretty creative music video too.