September 2008

37 articles in September 2008

Welcome to October 1. Many of you may have heard that every October, websites Go Pink For October to raise awareness of breast cancer. Part of becoming PINK is making your website or blog pinkish, promoting knowledge of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and research and making yourself more aware of the affects of breast cancer. In honor of those who have suffered from breast cancer either themselves or have been affected by those who have had cancer in their families or among friends I’ve gone pink on the blog, and the website will go pink as well over the next week. I know we all have someone we know or have experienced this disease first hand, and please for you and for them, go pink to show your support and love, these people are strong and courageous and have a great stamina …

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Maggite SotteroI’m not a huge fan of the mermaid, but I love how Maggie has a few red dresses in the collection every year. Wouldn’t that sweetheart bust would be fabulous for a Valentine’s wedding as well. Check out the back of the dress in the bottom right. Hand it over to WhichGoose again for this rocking headpiece. EliarenasGreat for a brooch or boutteneire! These are so cool, they are hand painted and assembled on a pin, I love it. Ring from Suzanne Felson yet again, I LOVE Suzanne! I used to wear Laura Ashley as a little girl and their clothing just always continues to be so classic! This is from their fall/winter collection, wouldn’t it be great as a luncheon outfit or maybe a going away outfit after leaving the reception? Karen over at French Kiss Pastries made these lovely …

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We’re on for another wedding week. To start off I want to talk about the most important thing that can actually save money with your stationer.  Your wording.  You think, oh that’s easy to take care of. However, if you haven’t knocked it out yet you are fooling yourself in thinking you can do it in one evening. There are mothers and fathers to please, future in-laws to please, fiances and grandparents (yes they always have their advice as well). Not to mention all the wording etiquette involved in mentioning deceased parents, divorced parents, the wedding host, and the ideas of the bride and groom. Gathering details such as directions, addresses, finalized times and program details. It can be a lot for something so seemingly trivial. With that out of the way, I’ve started working on Cesai’s wedding invitations (our winner of …

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I just printed these last night. Photographing ensued, Flickring came about, and Etsying is still in the works. I had a really hard time deciding what to give away this week seeing that I have some really fun things that you don’t even know about. However, it’s been a little while since I did some recipe cards, and the other stuff really needs a few more weeks before it gets given! I’ve got a box of bartlett pears just waiting to be canned, or to have SOMETHING done with before they all rot, and thought, chocolate covered pears would taste delish, so now I’m off to make some! ::::: The rules ::::::: I’m being easy on you this week. You just need to *comment by Thursday October 3. The comments will close at midnight.  *If your blog is private you need to …

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I lost track of time and now that my kids are in bed, here we go :  Congrats to Leah! She’s won the kidtastic gift basket. Numbers were generated by Random.org. To claim your prize please contact me or leave an email in the comments so I can contact you and get you your prize!

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Are you in desperate need of a pedicure? My toes haven’t been done since June and as I was shooting my new debut product I thought, hmmm BLACK would be nice considering the forthcoming holiday that is only about 33 days away! If you are in need of a pedicure or just a girls night out, look no more. Introducing our new line: The Dingbat Party Pack, Ghouls Night Out. Included:12 Imprintable Invitations with beet envelopes :::Letterpress, 2 color printed, silver and matte metallic beet 12 Skullish Place cards/gift tags with black mini-lopes :::1 color printed, silver 12 Coasters :::1 color printed, 6 white, 6 reverse print

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Since you’ve all been wondering what I’ve been up to this week I’m sure…I’ve been printing all of my holiday collection and posting photos to the Flickr site as well as Etsy. You are going to FREAK at the freaky stuff I’ll be posting later today, I can hardly stand it. GIVEAWAY winner and new product will be posted at 5pm today as I’ve got a deadline this afternoon! Available in my Etsy shop, this is a 2 color red/blind printed, A6 (4.5 x 6.25″) flat holiday card paired with a matching envelope. You’ll notice on there that the lace pattern in the background is from the Lola wedding invitation, so all you BRIDEZILLAS, here is what it looks like printed.  Also in case you might be wondering, yes that is the Dingbat Family. If you want this holiday card, it comes …

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Bethany was one of the featured fonts in last month’s Rising Starsnewsletter put out by MyFonts. It has been doing extremely well since, occupying the top spot of MyFonts’ Bestseller list for weeks. As they claim, Bethany is spirited and spontaneous, but has better legibility than many other handwriting fonts thanks to the openness and simplicity of its shapes. I just like that it looks like it ACTUALLY wasn’t tweaked by a computer and that it is the epitome of Sharpie heaven. Onward ::: Okay, I can honestly say that I love handwriting, but HATE handwriting typefaces. They are all so monotonously predictable. In the 90′s there were a lot of these hideous things floating around. However my thoughts are slowly changing on the subject. With the great technology of Open Type fonts I think the “handwriting” era might be making a …

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Like THIS! I have always admired the patience and steady hand that drives the rare penman to create such beautiful calligraphy. The sweet Lisa Ridgely from Pen and Ink has so kindly penned some gorgeous calligraphy on my poppy and aster place cards and has recently blogged about them. I really love Lisa’s work and wish her beautiful handwriting came in a lovely typeface with ligatures. But that would defeat the purpose, as it really is much better having everything hand written wouldn’t you think? Below are samples of some of Lisa’s work, check out her blog and website for more of what her fancy fingers can do!

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