Friday, August 27, 2010


Awhile back, in the wee hours of the morning, I came across the below invitation for sale on Etsy. I immediately went gaga (no, not lady gaga) over it. Yes, because of the pinwheels, but also because of the vintage carnival design. I quickly contacted anders ruff (the sellers) asking if I could design some papers to coordinate with this invitation. And much to my delight, I received a response - almost immediately - from both Adria and Maureen (yes - two separate messages) - which is sayin' a lot as it was seriously like 1 in the morning. (Do us etsians ever sleep?) They were kind enough to agree - yay! So, I stayed up the rest of the night designing the papers. Not-even-joking. Wish I were. Who needs sleep? Not I - especially when I've found such a find!

Anyway, fast forward a few weeks, and here we are. The final products using their inspired papers. I would place some more photos in this blog posting, but what can I say, I'm not going to.
I wish I could provide some very exciting excuse such as I'm just about to catch a flight to - insert exotic location - but the truth of the matter is that I have a crying 4.5 month old (on my lap - typing with one hand - such fun), have been spit up on three times in the last hour, and I have 6 shipments to get out the door very soon. (How I'm going to carry them and Gabe into the post office , not so sure yet. Hubby - please arrive home early tonight.) The only thing getting me through this day is the Christmas music playing in the background - yes, I said Christmas music. (What - is it too early?) So, to view all of my exciting carnival creations just click here. Hope this will do.
If not, visit AndersRuff's blog as they obviously have it much more together and have tons of photos posted. While you are there, register to win over $114 of my products.
I promise, if you are the lucky winner, or if you are one of the unlucky folks who actually has to purchase one of my products (wait that sounds terrible), not a one of them will have spit up on them. We try to keep that contained to mommy's clothes. :)
On a side note: visit their etsy shop to purchase the invite.
It's a print yourself invite so super affordable. They also have lots of other printable items.
Perfect for everyone on a budget - and who isn't these days? I even offer diy kits for my products.
Well, I'm off. My xmas music has just shut off. My sign that it's time to be moving right along.
Have a fantabulous weekend!

Monday, August 2, 2010

uber- exciting news

I have some uber- exciting news.
In case you are wondering, uber is a few steps higher than super.
featured in the 2010 fall/winter issue of the knot magazine.
Check out page 56 in the notebook trends section -
5 ways brides are saving $5,000.
We were featured as #3 - they're skipping the flower girls' bouquets.
This news seriously made my month -
I didn't even realize that I'd made the issue until a friend,
who just got engaged, emailed me about it.
A staffer did request samples months ago - she said
that they loved them and then I never heard another word.
So, I just thought they weren't going to be included.
Guess I was wrong - for once, I'm glad I was wrong!
Since the arrival of little Gabe in April I've found it difficult
balancing this pinwhirls business and a newborn.
Some days, when I look at my to do list, I think it's impossible
and some days I just want to give up.
But, it's news like this that keeps me going.
So, thank you the knot, for making my month!