Saturday, August 29, 2009
Dear Budget Conscious Letterpress Lovers,
Please take a look at this, the L Product Line, from Lifestyle crafts. I found this link while searching for handmade letterpress techniques for wedding invites. I don't have access to letterpress machine, or the budget to have someone else make it for me, so I was looking for a good homemade letterpress technique. I've never seen any results from this machine (as it has not been released in stores yet) however I'm tempted to buy it and give it a try. Now I know its not "real" letterpress, but it kind of has that "look."
What do you all think? Is it worth purchasing and trying, or should I give up on my wish for letterpress invitations and save the dates?
8/30/09 Update: Here's another link I found for the L Product Line Letterpress kit. Its a video of the product being used at a trade exhibit. Pretty cool!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
J.Crew spring by lalden featuring J Crew
I finally figured out how to use Polyvore... I made this in April??? Umm... okay, figuring it out hasn't been a full time project, but a few months is a bit rediculous! Anyways, enjoy this spring-y outfit... a few months too late. I'll try and create some fall outfits and home ideas now that I know how to use it! Oh, by the way, don't you LOVE the eyeglasses? Super cute! Happy Monday!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I love these shoes! The good news - they're on sale right now! The bad news - they're out of stock right now at daniblack.com. Found this shoe through Scout who bought them locally at SCARPA. I stopped in yesterday afternoon after work, but of course, I didn't find Scout's blog until last night. Have a great weekend!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I found these labels on Wedding Style Guide's website while looking for DIY wedding ideas a few months ago. I saved them as a PDF on my computer, and almost forgot about them until today. When I saved the labels on my computer, I thought they'd be great for wedding ideas and bits and pieces of fabric floating throughout my wedding binder.
I rediscovered the labels today and the first thing that came to mind was using them for all my design magazine tearouts. Often I forget what magazine they come from, or, when I'm looking through my binder weeks later, why I really pulled the magazine page out. Now I can write a little note on the page addressing my original interest, where image came from, and when I found it. This would be awsome for blogging ideas too. I bet there's a way to photoshop these on to digital images for my computer files full of photos.
I bought Avery adhesive Shipping Label printable paper (#8165) from Office Depot and printed these labels on it . The paper is nice and thick and prevents color from showing through. I will warn you, the Avery paper was a bit pricey. The label sheet has a lot of negative space, so I may have to rework them using InDesign, but the overall concept is great and EASY!
PS - Whether you're planning a wedding or just a backyard party, Wedding Style Guide's website has so many creatively chic ideas.