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Get organized.

A new semester starts tomorrow for me. I wish I had these awesome items from Present Correct to help me get organized:

In the time it just took me to create this post, I probably could have been prepping my first class tomorrow. But this is so much prettier.

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Doodle-doodle-dee: sketchbook scribblings.

Some images from the Creative Journal that I started last year. My original goal was to take Paper Source’s slogan literally and “do something creative everyday” (I got the journal from Paper Source). Umm, it didn’t actually end up working. So, some days I’d fill a bunch of pages and hope that it made up for the days of extreme void.

What these pages primarily reveal is my obsession with decorative letters. And with some anny-mals. Some pages are merely exercises: trying to capture line and ornamentation design techniques, trying to capture lettering styles offered in the variety of calligraphy/hand type books that I own, etc.

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Some additional samples of my lettering can be found in my Etsy shop, where I offer up my services for custom designs, lettering on family trees, and envelope addressing! Check them out HERE.

Just begging to be journal-fied…

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Vintage and decorative holiday papers, ready to be compiled into a holiday journal. Maybe even YOURS. 🙂

More images here: WordsAndEggs on Etsy.

Quotes & Notes

I just discovered the exquisitely lovely Quotes & Notes via Craftgawker. The mix of printed basswood, creamy fabrics, and unique quotations (some even in French, HELLO?!?) make me kind of swoon. And get me excited for Christmas. (Yes, I know it’s not Halloween yet, but just look at the images below! You’ll see what I mean, I swear.)

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Every item in the Quotes & Notes Etsy shop is available for customizing! Visit this lovely little shop HERE.

French Friday: StoriesDivinations on Etsy

Fabulous vintage papers, notebooks, and collage items over at StoriesDivinations’ Etsy shop. I encourage you to check out their items, which are beautifully photographed and often accompanied by interesting little stories. I have my eye on some vintage paper packs that include a variety of foreign language pages.

Some French highlights:

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Wordshop Wednesday (on Tuesday): Jamaica Makes…

Have you guys all seen Jamaica? I’m not talking about the island, though I hear that’s lovely, too. No no, I’m talking about Ms. Jamaica of the wonderfully awesome blog Jamaica Makes (crafts when she should be making dinner)! She and her blog make me smile for all sorts of reasons. For instance, yesterday she posted the following:

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If that thank-you card doesn’t qualify as “rad,” I don’t know what does. Actually, wait, yes I do: all the old-school paper and fabric goodies in Jamaica’s Etsy shop and on her blog qualify as majorly rad. Here, check them out (be prepared to swoon):

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NICE!

To check out more of Jamaica’s greatness, go HERE for her blog, HERE for her Etsy shop, and HERE to follow her on Twitter.

Wordshop Wednesday! (3.0)

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This week, I am pretty much obsessing over Uppercase Gallery’s “Eclectonotes,” which includes an insane collection of ephemera, vintage, and repurposed pieces. What’s more (as if “Eclectonotes” are not mind-altering in themselves), Uppercase’s online shop contains some of their priceless “Old School”-themed items, vintage reproduction posters, various design books, paper goods, desk accessories — the list of awesomeness goes on and on and on and…

(All the images below are taken from Uppercase’s online shop)

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SAMPLE ECLECTONOTES:

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OTHER UPPERCASE GOODIES:

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If you have not been sufficiently won over, then I just don’t know what else to do for you.