You guys have all been to the One Spot/Dollar Spot/Whatever Spot at Target, right? A lot of times it’s overrun with holiday-themed items — usually headachingly BRIGHT holiday-themed items. But sometimes you can find that rare gem if you dig around the fluourescents long enough.
Yesterday, I found a set of alphabet stamps for a buck. Each individual letter = its own stamp. They’re awesome. They’re like these, except minus the numbers:
And these are listed as $11.00 on Target’s website. And that’s just $10.00 too much.
So, I decided to bust open the pack and christen the stamps while using them to personalize the sleeves for some CDs that I made for friends.
So, that’s pretty fun, right? Sunday afternoons are great.
Posted in Random Words, Type
Tagged alphabet, art, CD sleeves, CDs, dollar, One Spot, stamping, stamps, Target, Type
You know what December 1st means:
ADVENT CALENDAR TIME!
I have always loved advent calendars. I’m pretty sure my adoration for all things advent has something to do with the fact that our family advent calendars generally involved chocolate. But my appreciation has greatly evolved and (slightly) matured since my childhood. Though, my mother does still buy me illustrated cardboard advent calendars (no doubt intended for children about 25 years younger than myself). You know, the kind with the little animal-sculptured chocolates hiding behind perforated windows that represent a different December day? Yeah, they RULE. I can’t wait to open the first window tomorrow morning before I go teach!!!
Whoa. I need to calm down.
Anyway, the evolution of the advent calendar is something to be celebrated, particularly when considering the vast, overstimulating array of creative interpretations that exist — even Target’s getting in on the fun!
Happy adventing. Oh, but don’t OD on chocolates, please.
Target advent excitement:
Etsy advent awesomeness:
(Tiny Nest Creations)
(Both images above: Finkydink Creations)
(Bugs and Bones)
(Both images above: Doullina)
For the pup:
Posted in art, Calendars, Design & Paper, Painting, Type, Vintage
Tagged advent calendars, animals, Ballard Designs, Bugs and Bones, Calendars, children, chocolate, Christmas, December, Design Stash, Doullina, Etsy, Finkydink Creations, Handmade Artists, holidays, kids, LL Bean, Nouveau Design, Nuvonova, Penelope Piper, Pretty Swank, Target, Tiny Nest Creations, toys, Vintage Advantage