Monday, August 31, 2009

Annechovie!

She will draw and paint you a beautiful original work of art. I think any one would be delighted to receive one of her paintings as a gift. My favorite is this series of notecards she made from some of her interior paintings. Click on the photo for up close detail!

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photo from anne

I'm addicted

I just got to try Craque- bite sized deliciousness! It's crunchy, with chocolate, peanut butter and powdered sugar, basically perfection. It is ridiculously addictive.


You can get it in little bags with cute custom labels, I think they would be perfect to give out with valentines.


I am excited to try this:

Sweet Banana Chips 'Shaken, Rattled and Rolled' in Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Powdered Sugar. Elvis loved pb + bananas and so do I. Thank you for the generous samples Freida, I have a feeling it will be hard to share.


all photos from craque's etsy

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sunshine Delivery!

The Bright Side Project's Mission- to bring a little joy and to remind you there's still good in this world. How will they do it? Daily themed daily giveaways! August in Sugar Sugar month- it's "all about sweet designs with a bite. Sometimes cute, often fun, and absolutely memorable." I am in complete support of this project, I think it's such a great idea. That's why I put together this special Bright Side Pack:

-1 ice cream signature card
-1 candy signature card
- 1 cupcakes signature card
-1 happy birthday card
-1 congratulations card
-3 ice cream bookplates
and
-3 pink address labels.

3 winners will each win a pack. All you have to do is answer one or both of the questions by September 4Th, and spread the word! Winners will be announced by Wednesday September 9th.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Be Jealous


I don't think I ever fully explained the Sweet of the Week. It doesn't have to be a card, or even paper. It can be an outfit, an animal, a show, a website. It's something that i found to be a treat. This week it is the organized by color desk of Somethings Hiding in Here. I am constantly impressed by every thing they do, it's no surprise that I love their work space too. I'm betting that Stephen custom built those shelves! They are perfect.


photo from here

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The 24 Hour Project



My friends just bought a historic home in Hollywood. It is a beautiful Spanish style apartment. I wanted to make their housewarming invitations, with a rubber stamp design and calligraphy but due to a conflict, the party had to be moved up two weeks. Which means they needed invites to be sent out the next day! In the morning I went and took pictures of their place and that's how I got the new idea for their house warming invitation. I edited the picture in photo shop, and got Kinko's to print 4 on a page- double sided. Simple black copies on luxurious cream paper.


See the whole photo shoot on my flickr.
Read about El Cabrillo apartments on wikipedia.

And another one

New thank you, more to come this week!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Cards

My etsy shop is growing!

This is my favorite birthday card of my line. I tried it with fewer colors but it wasn't half as fun.






Sometimes I have a vision in my head, and when the stamps and paper are in front of me it turns out to be a disaster! Special thanks to allie, adam and kathleen for making this card possible.

Get your own make a wish or i miss you .
More products soon!

photos by paper pastries

The next craft fair...



Who: Paper Pastries
What: Craft fair
Where: Presidio Motel in Santa Barbara
When: Saturday September 26th
In a month! I have a lot of work to do. I just booked a room with 2 queen beds and Im really excited about:
a) staying in a hotel b) thats in a beach town c) that doesnt have cheesy ocean paintings!

phone: 805.963.1355
fax: 805.962.3639

photos from the presidio motel

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

This Sunday

DATE: This Sunday, August 23
TIME: 10 am - 4 pm
PLACE: Space 15 Twenty parking lot on Ivar & Cahuenga (in-between Sunset Blvd. and Selma Ave. adjacent to Urban Outfitters)
COST: nothing

Support local artists and do your weekly fruits + vegetables shopping at the very nearby hollywood farmers market.
Plus there will be free drinks from Pabst, Honest Tea & IZZE.


photo from unique la

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Who has a book club?

This Sweet of the Week comes in the form of letterpress invitations and envelopes from Prussa Russa.

photo from linked site

Lovely Package Exchange

Coming your way. Sent UPS today.
Everything inside is wrapped up individually. The shapes are pretty telling, I didn't take pictures,
I don't want to give all the surprises away! Hopefully customs doesn't destroy the packaging. Let's hope for the best!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mad Men Party Recap

Our premiere party was a hit! It was really fun to research 60's hors d'oeuvres and I think everything turned out delicious, even if it doesn't look that way. There are plenty of things you can have to make your party very 60's but i think these are a essentials to have at a Mad Men Party.
Sugar Cubes for Champagne cocktails.
Feta Cheese Olives
Martini Onions
Pimento Olives
These are the brands we like.
Pigs in a blanket
Swedish meatballs in a grape jelly + chili sauce.
Heineken- from Betty's "around the world" party
Ambrosia Fruit salad
And a staple at every cocktail party, an assortment of cheese and crackers.
Plus a lot of booze.
For those of you who were skeptical if my friends would "dress the part" , take a look here.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Weekend fun!


What is it about Sundays that makes a person want to organize? I started this project on Sunday, but did not finish it until Monday. Running a craft business from home, I tend to have a lot of supplies- all over the house. Maybe a person, say a boyfriend, might constantly be bothered by this. So you come up with a solution to both problems! I need my supplies to be organized and he doesn't want my supplies on the dining room table. We measured this space and it perfectly fit 9 sets of these Helmer drawers from IKEA. Unfortunately, this wasn't an option. That was the easy part. The hard part was figuring out what to put where! When that was all done, the last task was labeling the drawers. I finally have a place for everything!
Starting from the right, I have my most used items. "To send" is where I put letters I'm working on, little gifts I've been collecting and my address book. No bills! This is a fun only drawer. Bills + other boring stuff belong on the desk- which is not my territory. On top is where my scanner resides.
On the left I have my stock of greeting cards + stationery (not my line, but cards I've bought) and on the right are all Paper Pastries line stamps and supplies. One day I will fill up a whole set with PP stamps! The boxes on top hold 12 x 12 scrap booking paper and other items that don't fit in the drawers.

I will have them memorized in no time.

I am pretty pleased that my cameras finally have a place of their own and next time I need film developed I won't be scrambling around "I know I have one more roll-somewhere!" On top- personal stationery sample book, ribbon box and file drawers. The file drawers are from Target and are where I keep all my receipts and orders organized.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

In case you didnt know,

Introducing a new weekly feature- Sweet of the Week. Zeichen Press thanks for making me lol. I got mine from Lula Mae, not sure where you can buy online.

p.s. Brady, you might receive this soon.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New: cards + vote!

These new cards are up on Paper Pastries Etsy shop. I'm thinking I need more. Now it's time for another vote- what city did you leave your heart in? Please leave a comment and let me know!



all photos by paper pastries

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Girl of All Work


This past weekend I had to go birthday shopping for my college room mate + my sister. While browsing I kept in mind a business card holder. My collection was getting out of control! I kept them in a drawer but they were getting bent and forgotten all stacked together. It was at Lula Mae in Pasadena where I found gifts and a solution to my problem.

Lucky for me they had this business card holder from Girl of All Work. I've heard of this brand before but had never really seen it carried anywhere. They have many different categories and this design is from the jump collection.


I love that the book is covered in linen and these little silhouettes.


The back cover has their logo.


I was quite pleased and then I saw this. I thought it was a phone book but it's a business card holder! The larger one is more "keep at home" and this one is petite, portable and pink! Because really, if you think about it I will only acquire more and more business cards.


The back has this adorable flower pattern.


Another must have from Girl of All Work- telegram inspired postcards!




The mix of fonts is what did it for me. The attention to detail makes these irresistable!


The back has a designated "deliver to" and a place for your return address, important when sending any piece of mail.



Visit Lula Mae to see their re-decorated store and all their new merchandise!
Plus, they have the cutest store window right now with a dress made of crepe paper.

100 N Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103-3612
626 304 9996

or shop online at Girl of All Work


all photos by paper pastries





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