May 2009

14 articles in May 2009

Anyone in need of a good Father’s Day gift? If you have any anglers in the family these would be the perfect gift! My wonderful husband is a fly fishing outfitter and is always writing notes to clients or sending off fabulous pictures from guided trips. I made him some of these notes and now have been taking requests from all over! This specific set was an Etsy order and I love how the client customized it with the caption “Fish On!” If you want a set of these for your man or dad, or maybe even grandfather I can personalize for you just in time for father’s day! (Color and ink options are variable too).

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If you are visiting from Bakerella‘s site, welcome! I’ve been MIA the last week and a half because I just had a new baby on the 19th! Because we are having so much fun around the house with the new addition I thought I’d offer¬† 10% off all recipe cards to all you lovely ladies through June 15th from my Etsy Shop. To redeem, purchase as usual and in the message to buyer when checking out, enter code BAKE10! I’ll refund the difference via PayPal (sorry, Etsy doesn’t have discount code capability)! Enjoy the blog, and come back next week, I’ll be offering a special giveaway you won’t want to miss!

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So I’m really trying to not have this baby until at least THURSDAY! However my 36 week along baby body is telling me otherwise. I have 3 jobs that ship this monring, yea! And 3 small jobs that will print and ship tonight/tomorrow. Then I’m free to let this baby run it’s course. I thought I had given myself at least a week (like until next week (after memorial weekend) to get everything together with the blog, and the house before baby #3 made it’s presence known to the world considering my actual due date isn’t until June 9th! Unfortunately you are the ones that will be suffering from adamant baby arriving earlier than anticipated. I’m betting Wednesday or Thursday at the latest. Not wishful thinking here. So without further adeu: Mormon Temple Giveaway: Winner will be announced before Baby is due. …

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This isn’t the final printed piece but a press proof on test paper. Calligraphy done by the lovely Kathryn of Della Carta Calligraphy. This is a sneak peak of a custom process where I generated designs and layouts, they were passed on to Kathryn and then passed back for final layout touches. I really enjoyed working with such a beautiful pen-woman! And the letterpress, it was sweet being on press expirementing with different papers. More to come on the details of this project over the next few days!

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Here’s some more proofs for business cards that are going out in the next 5 or 6 days. Monique is a great web and information designer and needed a business card that was a little less feminine and targeted a larger audience. She didn’t have an established brand or logo so we experimented with some pattern to get her going. She wanted something bright and colorful as her current website has some great coloring in it, but still clean and sophisticated. Here’s her Round 1 proofs, check back next week for the final print and what she ended up going with!

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In continuation with A = Art Deco Here’s a cheap DIY project that would be great for any Art Deco event. How about replacing your maids bouquets with these, or doing them as a party favor for a little girl’s birthday party! They could even hang from the back of your dinner chairs at this price! Feathers + Chinese folding fans = easy! Tools needed*: glue gun | glue sticks | scissors Materials needed: peacock feathers | felt (not too much is needed) | wooden folding fans (or another fan of your choice). Step 1: Trim 6 peacock feathers with good sharp scissors around the eye. I think the “Peacock Feathers – Eyed Sticks – Miniature” would be perfect for this project which can be found at the link above. Step 2: Cut a small patch of felt about 2-3″ round/oval. Arrange …

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So you’ve seen the Mod Mimosa in the shop for awhile, here’s the rest of the collection: Mod Pulsar, Mod Foliage, Mod Mimosa, and Mod Starburst. Available in individual sets of 6 and paired with black envelopes.

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In continuation with the A = Art Deco, this inspiration board is for those looking to outfit their maids and men in the wedding party. Again drawing from many of the vintage illustrations and photographs of the time, it was wasy to see the prevelance of feathers, pearls, and often Chinese motifs and decor. From left to right, here are some items sure to be a hit with anything Art Deco. Maid’s Peacock Chinese Fan: This would be a great, cost effetive way to replace the maids flowers that often get left in vases around the reception instead of being carried. Outfitted with a wrist tassel, they could dangle to the maid’s side for an added look of elegance (and great for whipping those groomsmen around if needed). Check back MONDAY for a DIY on these. SO easy and cheap! Product details …

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As you can see here the Art Deco woman was often adorned with feathers, pearls and bling. Dress cuts frequently had a drop waist or layers of fringe with beading and utilized regularly were laces and light flowing fabrics. Even form fitted sheaths weren’t uncommon. The center-piece of this inspiration board is obviously the dress by Claire Pettibone. Cut in crushed velvet, (which I LOVE) you don’t see velvet often on a wedding dress without it looking too “thick.” My favorite part of the dress though is the detailing on the lace back, so refined – it really exemplifies the time period. For a model shot click here. The draping is AMAZING, reflective and soft. Quite femininely stated. Shoes: Aldo $80, Available in gold, silver and white. Earrings: Silver crystal feather earring [#3681ESC], $100, Kenneth Jay Lane, 877-953-5264. First found in the …

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To kick off the WED series, I couldn’t resist the fabulous theme of Art Deco. I just LOVE the Art Deco time period! If I were to be born in another decade I would pick the roaring 20s and 30s! Fringe, flappers, and frolicing! Here are some fabulous illustrations from MsBlueSky’s Flickr Photostream, also found in her Art Deco Group. It’s a glimpse of what’s to come! GET EXCITED!

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