Friday, February 19, 2010

& Happy Birthday!

Here's a sneak peak of my new (so, there.) design. It's printed with vintage wood type, that you can see at the back of this photo.
It was super fun to figure out how to make the letters overlap just right, and the texture of the paper and woodtype just works great!

A good friend recently told me that I needed to describe the paper better, but I just can't figure out how to put it into words! The Cotton Lettra has a thick, plush, almost velvety surface.

This purple and blue card is already on the (so, there.) shop. Get it while it lasts!

I will put up the other color option soon, so keep looking if you're in love with one of these.

If you're interested, here's a couple of pictures of what the woodtype looks like, all clamped together. I cropped it in so you can't see all of the typesetting rules I'm breaking.

Monday, February 15, 2010

it's my bird-day

Well it's been a pretty great one- I got to hang out with a bunch of friends, went to Carmelita for a fantastic Valentine's dinner, and Patrick's making fresh pasta right now.

I am spoiled.

Jacqui, of Slide Sideways fame, made these delicious red velvet cupcakes... without the red! Kat debuted her awesome tattoo, and I opened my mailbox one day to find this adorable package peeking out.

It seems that Rachel of Camp Smartypants sent me a package so cute that the US Postal Service didn't have the heart to decimate it. This is a first. Inside was an charming little paper birdcage, bird,

and tag.

You can find the basic tutorial here- but of course Rachel added her own flavor.

Did I mention that I now have two great products from Slide Sideways? I've given into tea towels, and can't wait to put up this peaceful print in the guest room.

Not to keep talking about all the things I have (and you don't cause you're not as special as me) but I also got about a book a day from my mom, and now I am up to my ears in Madeline Brent. My dear husband gave me another reason to get nothing done by giving me some devastatingly distracting toys.

Whoah- anyways, in other news, I've got a new card design I will reveal very soon... keep watching.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

of this tattoo

I'm having my sister model the future marking of the (so, there.) society. When I have accomplished world domination everyone will be forced to give their friends, loves, and family (so, there.) cards and products-- and tattoos.
Kat is a heavy sleeper, and has no idea why I asked her to model her legs this morning. Just wait till she looks in a mirror.

You can buy a letterpress card of the exclaim design here.
I don't sell the tattoos... yet.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

these are just lovely.

I need to read more about these...
(from Cal Lane)

Friday, February 5, 2010

There's More!

Just put 3 more Love (luuuuuhhhvvvv) cards on the (so, there.) etsy shop. Don't forget to get one for your sweet before Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

of this cat toy

Rachel over at Camp Smartypants is making these awesome catnip hearts. It would be an understatement to say that Jovi is enjoying it-- but of course it's impossible to get a good picture as she thrashes about with it.

She doesn't have them on her etsy shop yet-- but keep an eye open, because they are tons of fun, for cat and spectator alike.

Just don't try to take it away.

it is sweet!

Two new cards are now available at the (so, there.) etsy shop. One is Jacqui's suggestion of "You're Special"
and the other one... well...
is pretty special itself. Check them out!

psychedelic doodles.

I think I might be possessed by the spirit of someone colorful. This is my most recent doodle.

I wonder if Kat will use it as a tattoo? (ouch!)