20 May 2010

good finds...

   Walked around the local thrift store, with my mom and sis, the other day. This particular store was always a haven for awesome blouses, but I rummaged for about an hour and couldn't find anything good. Perused through the jewelry, and found a great pair of earrings. The price, not so great. So I passed. Next stop-homewares, a long time love. Went down the first aisle, and saw a beautiful teapot! Indecisiveness is one of my weaknesses. I continued down the other aisles then made a turn back to the first one. Inspected the teapot for cracks and blemishes, and didn't find any. Asked my sis what she thought (she approved!). Placed the "new find" in the shopping cart my mom was pushing around, and strolled along the shop, elated with my new and super awesome piece.

   I'm not quite sure if I'll use the teapot, often. But I sure do know it'll look great displayed in my kitchen. .like a piece of artwork. The kitchen is one of my most favorite places, so the teapot will make me happy every time I'm there.
   The greatest thing about shopping at local thrift stores, flea markets and dollar stores are some of the most magnificent things you encounter. They're what I love to call "good finds".

08 May 2010

happy happy joy JOY

I wasn't always the best of friends with my mom.. Like during those awkward "teenage years." Now, I understand a little bit more about `em. Hoping to one day be one, myself <3 It's an incredible feeling to know a few new moms. The amount of love and strength that grows each day. It's just so beautiful! Happy Mother's Day.

Cute cards I made for my mom and my mom (in law).. inspired by a prop I saw over at Rifle Paper Co. 

A favorite photo I keep on my desk. That's me and my mom, circa `87.

What I've been up to, lately-

With the country's current economy, work load (at my day job) has been dwindling... It's kind of a good thing. With a bit more time in my hands, I've been given the chance to work on things I'm a little more passionate about. Remember this post? Well... I'm gonna do it! The goal is to get my lil Etsy shoppe up and running by the end of June 2010, introducing a line of paper goods. Making things is the best! And I couldn't be happier. 

Here's a quick shot of my desk and some things I have been working on. (more to come!)

And below is a birthday card I made for a new friend. The card starring one of these awesome stamp sets, from Studio Violet. I messed up a little on Manager Kattas face, stamping it too light. So I decided to stamp it over again. I LOVED how awesomely 3D it looked, and did it for Mr. Mustache, too. Oh, mistakes can be grand!

P.S. The office is in a different room, with walls, now. Have a lovely weekend! I think BF and I are gonna try and check out Iron Man 2.

06 May 2010

happy 'Roid Week

Polaroid, to be exact. Check out 'Roid Week 2010, for tons of cool shots. Started in 2006, the Flickr group began commemorating the art of the instant photo.. encouraging everyone to submit new shots. I've needed new polaroid film, for like ever, and 'roid week's inspired me to "Buy More Film".

And, have you heard of The Impossible Project? Learn about a fantastic team in the Netherlands producing new (and awesome) Polaroid products! Analog is not dead.

Here's a few `roid favorites, from my tumblr:


(tumblr links 1, 2 and 3)

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