Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dear Letterpress Lovers

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!

Green and Blue Bedroom

Green and Blue Bedroom

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Beautiful Blooms

Look at these beautiful blooms! These flower pins would spruce up just about any outfit. Created by Emersonmade, each flower is unique to you! I love the idea of incorporating these blooms into wedding dresses. Go see the blog too!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cute Cheerful Colors

J.Crew spring
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

Love these Shoes!

I love these shoes! The good news - they're on sale right now! The bad news - they're out of stock right now at 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

Organization Delights!

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.