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Archive for March, 2012

BEY Business Cards

I know I’ve had these darling cards for a couple of months now, but I realized I never actually created a post dedicated just to them. (And they’re pretty snazzy, I think they deserve their own post, don’t you?)

I had the best time dreaming up the concept for these cards. I chatted through all my ideas with Megan and, from there, she designed these adorable cards. They’re just so “me”. Love.

This was my first letterpress project, so there was lots to learn. For these cards, the front and the back of the cards are letterpressed. The front features a blind emboss (which is letterpress-speak for pressing with no ink). To do this, there are two letterpress dies created, one for all the text in grey and one for the blind emboss. Since the card has to be hand pressed twice, it’s kind of tricky to get these two dies to line up perfectly each time. That’s what makes them quite unique.

Each card is also punched, completing the “tag” look.

I’m so happy with these new cards. It makes me smile each time I give one out. It’s like a special little present: the weight, the texture, the whole package.

Posted 3/21/12, Topic: Blog

Southern Weddings Magazine

You ever get those emails that just make you squeal? That’s pretty much what I did after getting the news that I’d been selected to be a Southern Weddings Magazine Blue Ribbon Vendor. I poured over the pages of their Volume 1 edition while planning my own wedding. My Mom bought me the magazine and we both drooled over all the prettiness inside. I still have that magazine in my bedroom. Little did I know that just three short years later I’d be a SWMAG vendor! Such a small and funny world.

I’m so excited to be a part of the Southern Weddings family. Those girls are just a dream to work with, they’ve made every step of this process seamless and fun. Hats off to them for producing such gorgeous work issue after issue. They sure keep us on our toes!

Feel free to hop on over to Blue Eyed Yonder’s Blue Ribbon profile, there’s lots of pretty pics and a fun “southern” questionnaire. And don’t forget to look for their next issue hitting shelves this October. Just be warned, you’ll want to tear out each page and frame it! Just gorgeous!

 

 

Posted 3/16/12, Topic: Blog

Portland

I had a very special treat this weekend, Megan (the sweet gal that designed my website) came to visit! We’ve worked endless hours together on the website and chatted over the phone, but couldn’t wait to meet in person. That’s the funny thing with web-based friendships, you really feel like you know someone, like you’ve been friends for a long time, the only catch… you’ve never met.

Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder and I have chatted before about going back in time and trying to explain this to someone 50 years ago…

“Yeah, I have this good friend that lives in Portland, I see her almost everyday and we chat all hours of the day and night, but we’ve never met.” 

I’m pretty sure at this point you would be fitted for your straight jacket. It sounds so funny, but that’s how our lives are each and every day. So many relationships with people thousands of miles of way. It has to make you think, what will things be like in 50 more years?

From the first time I chatted with Megan, I knew we would be good friends. She has a total type-A personality, she’s one of the first people I’ve met online who’s penchant for timeliness and organization rivals my own. She really kept me on my toes (just the type of person you want working on your project.)

Megan lives in Portland and is about to embark on a new adventure as her husband has recently joined the Air Force. I found this cool accordion postcard that features scenes from the beautiful city of Portland. I thought she could easily tuck it in her bag as she travels around the country. Just a little reminder of home.

Thanks so much for the visit Megan! You are even sweeter in person. I can’t wait for our paths to cross again! xoxo

Posted 3/12/12, Topic: Blog

The Not Wedding

 

You may be asking yourself, what’s a Not Wedding? Well, The Not Wedding is a fake wedding to inspire real brides. There’s a ceremony, a reception and lots of fun dancing. Such a neat idea, huh? Tons of Atlanta’s best vendors cram their talents into one event. From decor, to florals, to attire and food, you name it, The Not Wedding has it.

I’m so glad a snapped a few pics with my iphone, after getting a little (uh-hem, alot) choked up during dinner, the rest of the night was a blur to me. It all happened as I was enjoying the delicious food from Sun In My Belly, just as I took a bite of chicken, a new friend hit the punch line of her joke and I completely sucked the chicken down my windpipe. Not a pretty site I can assure you. At first you try to wave it off with an I’m-ok-just-let-me-cough-a-little smile. Then you realize, “dadgum, this thing is really stuck!” Once I realized I actually could not breathe, I knew I had to do something – fast! The looks on everyone’s face was of complete horror. My face was turning red and it was getting real serious. All I keep thinking was, “Good grief woman, you can’t die in the middle of these people’s fake wedding!” I got up and tried to make it to the restroom, the sweet girls at the table followed me. I was fully prepared for one of them to grab me and start giving me the heimlich at any second, but I just HAD to make it to the bathroom before creating that kind of scene. You should have heard how horrible my gasps for air were, so creepy.

I finally got to the restroom and coughed and coughed until I finally cleared my wind pipe. It has never felt so good to finally be able to take a breath of air. At this point I realized I was a sweaty, hot mess and had wiped my red lipstick (oh yeah, I couldn’t have just opted for gloss today) all over  my face. I cleaned myself up and headed back out to the party, I think I scared everyone to death. I mean you practice what to do in these type of situations, but when they actually happen it’s all kind of surreal. I’ll never forget the moment between thinking I was ok and realizing I had to ask for help. Whew! So freaky and embarrassing at the same time.

So needless to say, after my near-death experience I pretty much focused on breathing the rest of the night. But choking aside, it was such a lovely event with so many pretty details. Glad I survived to share these pretty photos with you (wink)!

Happy weekend!

Posted 3/9/12, Topic: Blog, Events

Avon Calling

I’ve had my eye on pretty florals lately. So naturally it was love at first sight with this beauty! I’ve been told it’s a bag that Avon sales women used to carry. I think it’s quite charming. I can just imagine the doorbell ringing and a stylish lady with bouffant hair calling out, “Avon calling!”

I also stumbled upon this cute Avon container for skin softener. I’m always attracted to their packaging, they did such a great job dreaming up unique ideas for containers. I have the cutest owl container on my bedroom dresser. There’s not many cold cream jars on the shelf today that I’d save after the cream is gone. They just don’t make ‘em like they use to.

I think this bag makes the perfect travel case, toss in your toiletries and off you go! I gave this set to my dear friend, Shea. Shea and her family have been traveling this past year with her husband on some out of town projects. She jokingly calls herself a nomad. She’s one of the most stylish people I know, so this bag fits her to a tee. I hope she smiles each time she sees this bag, and hope that very soon she’s packing it to come back home.

Posted 3/8/12, Topic: Blog, Vintage Finds

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