Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A blog I love: My life as a magazine

We had a wonderful weekend at Lake Arrowhead, the weather was perfect for the rushing cool water of the lake. I'm glad to be back though, because I've got a lot to catch up on!
When I come across a blog I like, I literally read every single post there is- then it turns into a blog I love! Jenna, who is Australian, and a writer, self publisher, and designer who shares adorable crafty things on her blog: My life as a magazine. Here are a few of the inspiring images she's shared on her blog:
Check out her pinterest too.
all photos from my life as a magazine.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Shipping out

It's been a while since I have been able to sit down and write some notes and letters. I was glad to dedicate some time one morning this past week. It's so important that you take some time for yourself each week, to do something that you really love and its a bonus if it relaxes you. One of my favorite things to do is have a cup of tea and write letters. Since it's been so hot, it will have to be iced tea but it doesn't make letter writing any less fun :) And exciting news- I have a new pen pal! All the way in New Zealand. She came across my site and decided to send me a postcard, I sent her a return letter this morning. I am looking forward to a new pen pal since my Australian pen pal has been m.i.a. for months! 
It's been heating up here in LA so Tony and I are heading out of town to a friend's vacation home at lake arrowhead. Stay cool this weekend!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The type specimen

Katie gave me this book with tons of different fonts samples. I enjoy looking at fonts online but it really doesn't compare to seeing them printed on a page. Here are some of my favorites:

all photos taken with my canon rebel.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Favorite Shop Series Pt. 6

It was recently my best friend Allie's birthday. I always send her a birthday package and had a few things collected but it just didn't feel complete to me. When Debbie Carlos opened up her new jewelry shop,  AHC, I knew I had found the missing link.
When I was younger, my and my friends would always give each other the "best friends" necklace, where it's a half a heart- one side says "Best" and the other half says "friends." Since I loved Debbie's necklaces so much, I thought Allie might too so I got us each one as a kind of updated best friends necklace set.
There are many beautiful pieces in her shop but this caught my eye immediately. It's called "planets." I know my photographs don't do it justice, each ball is unique and has different gradients of color, along with some dark sparkles. 
I definitely think of Allile every time I wear it and wonder if she's wearing it that day too.
Debbie has excellent craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. She replied to my email right away and my package came in less than a week. I definitely recommend her shop!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Updated product photos

My friend Mollye was in town a few weeks ago and she helped me reshoot some product photos. I really appreciated her help. Usually it's pretty boring to shoot products, and edit all the pictures yourself, but having her there with me made it go by quickly. Air Mail Kit.
Kraft midori envelopes. 
Japanese calligraphy ink.
I've also updated the styles of my "from the desk of" stamps.

Shop update

New items from Japan and more! Super cute camera rubber stamps.
Numbered paper clips.
Cat, aquatic, and dog page markers.
Typewriter photo or business card stand.
Wooden camera tape dispenser.
Stacked wooden house rubber stamps.
New magnetic picture holders.
Vintage dennison labels.
Vintage hello my name is labels.
7 colors of place cards.
Vintage confidential labels.
Hello Darling!
Different styles of calligraphy place cards.
and pink favor boxes.
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