After surfing through the website See Jane Work, I found a few office supplies that I consider to be essential yet pleasing to look at. Who said the office space had to be drab by only using items that are black, gray, and brown...definitely not my rule!
Although I only share wedding inspiration with you on Wednesday, you better believe its always around every day of the week. I've had the chance to visit the local bridal shows and the dress shops and I have come to the conclusion that:
a) anything with the word "wedding" on it, you can expect a mark up in price
b) it's impossible to find bridesmaid dresses that are not solid color and a sash is the only alternative
c) you have to play along in the dress shops even when you tell them, "I don't want strapless, ballroom, or beads"
I apologize for my cynical nature, but with three weddings in my family this year - and 2 more that I am in...I've got wedding fever! Don't worry, I am loving 2008 and the festive excitement of wedding bells, I just can't help but try to figure out new ways to throw the same party. So I welcome any suggestions :-)
Any-who, above is my weekly wedding inspiration board, hope you enjoy :-)
It's Flickr Tuesday again! The group that I want to share this week is called "Stationery Junkies". From the quirky to the sophisticated, this group has something for everyone who is a lover of stationery.
[Images are from t-b: Letteria, Things are Better with a Parrott, Things are Better with a Parrott, Bellis Studios, Somethings Hiding in Here]
After tossing around several design ideas, I have finally settled on the look for our "Save the Dates". I was bummed that our letterpress wasn't up and running in time however I have decided to create a STD that still has that tactile quality. I spent last night hand stamping birds onto the corner of recycled A-2 cards. I am going to print the content on vellum and then overlay that on top of the card. That will be my next step, so there will be more to come in the next couple of days!
I mixed my own ink for the bird print. I was wanting a color that would be low contrast with the paper and you can't exactly find that in-store.
After recommending Gocco to a friend who was interested in printing on a smaller scale, I thought to myself, what the heck is this thing? I have found bits and pieces about Gocco in the blog-o-sphere and of course through etsy, but when I sat down to really understand how this thing worked, I found a great info/tutorial on The Small Object that I felt really answered my questions.
Essentially Gocco is a quick and simple, portable, color printing system. It's a combination between rubber stamps and screen printing, and is an inexpensive solution to at-home printing.