Friday, October 30, 2009

happy halloween

if i had the time (oh, how i wish i did!), i'd be making some of these...Seen On Martha Stewart

and, some of these just for good measure. you never can have too many sweets around!

Seen On Martha Stewart

martha never lets me down!
homespun pumpkins and lollipop cookies from marthastewart.com

Thursday, October 29, 2009

daily drop cap

i'm so in love with jessica hische's new project! simply exquisite! have you gotten your daily drop cap yet?

Seen On The Daily Drop Cap

Seen On The Daily Drop Cap

Seen On The Daily Drop Cap

all images were taken from respective links and web sites mentioned above.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

new(ish) items in the shoppe

i've just posted new(ish) items in the shoppe. new(ish), you ask? well, kind of something you've seen before with a new twist...

Pencil Cups

Pencil Cups

pencil cups! same great pattern, a new way to show it off! you get to choose from grass, pool, grey, bubblegum or tangerine! these cups are great and they're wonderful for organization! each pencil cup comes with a removable lid. buy all five, line 'em up and use them to contain those unruly (and easy to lose) paper clips, rubber bands, push pins, erasers, coins and more!

i've listed these as singles BUT, if you'd like to buy more than 3 - the price goes down! you can read more here.

what's even better? i'm offering pencil cups AND slim jotters as a gift set too! get your own set now!


Slim Jotter  + Pencil Cup Gift Set

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

pns holiday market

SweetBeaker is participating in the papernstitch holiday market! click here to check out the storefront! thanks, brittni, for having me back!

SweetBeaker's PNS Exhibition
papernstitch is "a community of buyers and sellers showcasing the best in art, handmade, and vintage."

SB is now on twitter

just wanted share with ya'll that SB is now on twitter! follow along!

SweetBeaker Is Now On Twitter

Monday, October 26, 2009

slim jotter GIVEAWAY

leave a comment on this post (by clicking on the pencil icon at the end of this post) and you could be the lucky recipient of a set of five (A6) slim jotters!

Jotters

you'll get one of each color - grass, pool, grey, bubblegum and tangerine! each jotter is backed with chip board and has 32 blank, 70lb text weight pages. the cover is printed on 110lb uncoated cover with archival inks, and a rubber band closure keeps everything neat and tidy. bound and crafted by hand, each jotter is enclosed in a clear, acid-free sleeve for ultimate protection.

Jotters

keep 'em all to yourself or spread the lovely! single jotters would be a great addition to any Christmas stocking! package a jotter with a set of pencils and you'll have a tastefully simple gift for your favorite teacher or list maker!

Jotters

you have until midnight on Sunday, November 1st to leave a comment. a winner will be randomly selected (via random.org) and i'll make the big announcement Monday morning
(the 2nd)! be sure to check back to see if you've won! good luck!

and, be sure to check out the shoppe! i'll be adding some new goodies throughout the week!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

alphabet ornaments

how cool would it be to have these lovelies on your tree this year?

Seen On Ballard Designs

image from ballard designs.

Monday, October 12, 2009

ciara's baby shower invitations

went to the post office this morning with a big ol' package for ciara and completely forgot it's columbus day! ugh! anyhow, here are the details...

pink, pink and more pink! this baby shower invitation set includes a 5x7 invitation, a hand-lined polka dot and strawberry envelope, registry card and coordinating sticky back mailing label.

each invitation, printed on extra thick 100lb. uncoated paper, is hand-die-cut and topped off with a matching bow. and, why yes, i did tie each and every one myself! i like bows :)

Ciara's Baby Shower Invitation(s)

Ciara's Baby Shower Invitation(s)

Ciara's Baby Shower Invitation(s)

Ciara's Baby Shower Invitation(s)
view more SweetBeaker paper goods here!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

still can't get enough...

...of orange and turquoise! came across the image below while perusing ohdeedoh. for more O + T goodness — my little 'collection'.

Seen On Ohdeedoh

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

posture master alphabet

this past weekend the fam and i took a trip to williamsburg, virginia and attended a family wedding. saturday, before all of the festivities took place, we headed to downtown colonial williamsburg for a stroll. we were enchanted by the quaint streets and lovely shops. my most favorite (shop) being the Post Office and Print Shop (of course). it was here that i found this lovely little treasure...

Posture Master Alphabet

a full set (reproduced) of 18th century alphabet cards. these cards are based on an alphabet published in 1782 by Carington Bowles. the typography and illustrations are exquisite. i think they'd be great in a nursery!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

find the pretty

as most of you know, i am a graphic designer by day. and recently i was hired by a friend to work on a collaborative project. so, i thought i'd take a moment to share a little bit more of what i do with a recently completed project...

logo, identity + blog consultation for find the pretty

find the pretty is a new interior design, decorating and organizational tips blog. who's behind it? none other than erin slayton hofer-shall, an interior designer based in boston. erin came to me with the idea of a blog, tons of content and an initial color palette but had no idea how to 'show' it all. we worked together, came up with a logo and blog consultation package, brainstormed lots, sent a ton of emails and eventually came up with this toolkit...

LOGO
Find The Pretty Logo

COLOR PALETTE
Find The Pretty Palette

PLAID | GRAPH PAPER PATTERN
Find ThePretty Plaid

the lotus flower represents erin's vision perfectly. a lotus grows up from the mud into an object of great beauty. it is graphically 'organized' and the full bloom depicts the blooming of thoughts and ideas. the mango + plum palette evolved from mango + indigo, and a hint of lavendar adds dimension and extends the toolkit with supporting pattern elements.

BLOG COMP
Blog Comp

i passed the blog 'comp' on to her programmer and this is how it all turned out. way to go erin! now, on with the content!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

papernstitch contest

papernstitch turns one in october and to celebrate they are having a contest for current exhibitors AND for people who comment! the contest starts NOW and will run through october 25th. here are the details...

comment! comment! comment! each individual product in a papernstitch shop (visit SB's PNS Shoppe) can be commented on by anyone logged into their account (yes, you have to have an account to comment). the more comments a shop has, the better chances of winning.

SweetBeaker's PNS Exhibition

what's up for grabs?

exhibitors
the shop with the most comments in their shop AND the runner-up will win a free exhibition on papernstitch for the next exhibition, which is one of the biggest exhibitions of the year because of the holidays.

people who comment
two people from the comments of the winning shop and one person from the comments of the runner-up will win the item that they commented on!

head on over to the SweetBeaker PNS Shoppe and leave some comments!

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