spring: a fresh start + giveaway

**update, congratulations to sarah–you’re walking away with a new set of personal stationery! be sure to check out your inbox today for more details.

it’s officially spring! it’s great to see people walking around outside, the leaves starting to bud, and flowers starting to pop up in the yard.

i don’t know about you, but finally being able to emerge from winter hibernation has totally put me into spring cleaning mode. we’ve already cleared out our closet (mainly because we’re doing some major bedroom renovation), we’re in process of purging our bookshelves, and i vacuumed and polished the flooring in our entire house this morning. and with all this household cleaning, don’t you deserve a fresh start to your stationery as well?

who doesn’t love getting real mail these days…and not just another bill. in honor of spring, all 1 color letterpress printed stationery is ON SALE (until the end of april)! that means you get 50 letterpress printed cards + printed envelopes for $100! that’s only $2 per set, made just for you.

spring sale

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AND what’s even better, i’m giving away a FREE set of 50 to 1 very lucky person…just leave a comment on this post telling me anything about spring. Make sure you comment before March 28th, and I’ll email the random winner to discuss details.

under the sea

it’s no secret that i love everything about the ocean, lakes, rivers, even pools. i personally love splashing around in the water, but it’s the multitude of creatures and life in the water that is really intriguing…i know, i’m a nerd.

you’ve already seen me explore my love for marine animals in these drawings here and here. and below is the most recent product of my love for all things ‘under the sea.’


an old friend of mine, dory from the doyle dispatch, is having twins (she’s due any time now) and she has a nautical themed nursery. these cards are perfect, right? and with all of the love these babies are going to get from family, friends, and neighbors, the doyles can send these out as thank yous, notes ‘from the babies,’ or whatever else they’re in the mood for.


Fishing Flies!

I recently worked on a wedding suite where the groom loved fly fishing. They even went fly fishing for their engagement photos…in the freezing rain, now that’s dedication.

I drew several different flies to incorporate into their suite and I loved the drawings so much that I decided to print a few notecards with them.

As stated in the previous post, these are for sale at our etsy shop!




Pen pals

Who doesn’t love getting a hand-written note in the mail? Doesn’t it just brighten up your day to open the mailbox and see a note from a friend – and not because it’s your birthday, but just because?

I was inspired this week by a conversation with a woman at our local stationery store. She has been writing to her pen pal for 20 years! Twenty year! They’ve never met, nor does she think they ever will – her pen pal lives in the Czech Republic. They started writing when one of them saw an ad in an in-flight magazine soliciting pen pals. Wow!

This woman and her pen pal made me think of my own pen pal, whom I haven’t written to in – oh – 15 years. When I was a kid, my family moved from upstate New York to Virginia. I wrote to a friend in New York for a few years, updating her on school and life down south. But as the years went on and we each became busier, the letters sort of just trailed off. I know that my story is nowhere near as cool as the woman and her european friend, but everyone has had a pen pal story right?

We sent these two sets of personal stationery off this week. I wonder what they’ll be used for: a thank you note? a message to a far-away pen pal? If you’re as inspired by the possibilities as I am, then wherever you are, send a note to someone this week and bring a smile to their face!



Tickled Pink

Pink was once my favorite color…I recently traded it in for seafoam green. Sorry pink, but you know I still love you. But with Valentine’s day right around the corner, I was in the mood and inspired by all the shades of pink around me. I mixed this bright magenta pink this weekend and ran a few different notecards with it. I love how the polka dots and giraffes bring a bit of cheeriness to the rather drab weather we’re having outside.

We’ll be posting these up on our etsy store this week, so grab them before they’re gone!