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Over the holidays…

While I was in Ohio for the holidays, I finally had the time to create and mail my holiday cards. I am fortunate to have an extremely awesome step-father who is an artist and stamp collector, and he provided me with tons of old stamps to use for my envelopes (he also told Santa to stash stacks of canceled vintage stamps and postcards in my stocking).

{ My holiday cards. Kind of hard to tell, but they’re cardstock cut into stocking shapes, and then I stamped them and adhered scalloped-edged paper cut-outs and baker’s twine and… a bit much, but fun. ūüôā }

{ Envelopes for my holiday cards, including stamped and handwritten tags plus old postage stamps. }

{ Backside. }

Also, a friend/colleague of mine asked me to hand-letter her wedding program, menu, and place cards for her winter snowflake-themed nuptials. So I had fun creating those as well, although I worried that they ended up a bit too “busy” with all the text. But Catherine said she liked them, so I was happy.

{ Front cover of the wedding program. }

{ Front cover (left) and back cover (right) of wedding program. }

{ Inside of program. }

{ Wedding menu. }

{ Wedding menu. }

{ Place cards, twined up according to table #. }

{ The whole collection. }

I am realizing that these photos aren’t the best quality. Casualty of being away from home.

Hope you all had a very happy holiday and that the new year is off to a stellar start!

Learn Something Everyday

Learn Something Everyday, the brainchild of UK-based Young design studio:









Submit your factoids HERE for possible inclusion! You could even win a free poster. EXCITEMENT. ūüôā

Wordshop Wednesday: Ajalon Printing & Design

Summer is wedding season, and I have a lot of soon-to-be bride friends (and crappy dress purchases) to prove it. So I thought it appropriate to feature a wedding invitation design company for today’s installment of Wordshop Wednesday.

For any of you in the invitation-planning stage of your wedding, I strongly encourage you to check out¬†the Sonoma County-based¬†Ajalon Printing & Design and their amazingly intricate and beautiful letterpress designs,¬†some of which I’ve listed below. Make sure you have a towel handy, though, because you’ll definitely start to drool.

Oh, and get this: they have a massive Letterpress Invitation Special going on, which they’ve graciously extended until July 31st. Check it out:

Order (or simply place your deposit) by July 31, 2009 and receive 100 letterpress wedding invitations with blank envelopes and 100 enclosure cards for only $398!


And there are more than 25 brilliant designs to choose from! For more information on available designs, fonts, and enclosures, click HERE.

With the exception of the last two images below, all others represent one of the designs offered in the special mentioned above, which you can see more of HERE. You pretty much can’t go wrong.














To visit Ajalon’s blog, which offers frequent wedding planning tips and unique ideas, click HERE.Happy nuptials!

French Friday!

For this installment of French Friday, I offer you…¬†CLIPPINGS.

1. Five o’clock tea, anyone? (oh, but don’t forget to remove the glove from your right hand)


2. Dear Fran√ßoise… My parents want me to be a gold-digger, but I’m pretty vehemently against it. Please tell me I’m right. Thank you.


**These images, and many many more, may be found over at the always inspiring Rétroblogpub.