Monday, June 30, 2008

Come here ... closer ...


That would be a virtual hug from me to you. Some regular pretty names here and some new beautiful ones have been keeping the elves over at the Swanky Paper Studio busy these past few weeks. I simply love putting all your names on the Swanky designs. When I design my cards I never know how they will be received. I certainly like them, and thanks to you, I know that you like them too!

I have been designing a new slew of pretty paper.

Have a looksy at the latest designs.

Each design comes in several different colorways.

You ask. and I deliver.

Here is Dandelions in white ... oh la la!

these will be on the website before the end of the week

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I'm in LOVE

I fell in love tonight.
Her name is Gigi.

I am saving all my pennies so that I can take her home with me.

{image via coach}

Monday, June 23, 2008

Party Party

I love a good party! And better yet, I love hosting parties! I know, I know, it is a lot of pressure to host one, but I never let it get to me.
As long as there is good food and good conversation, you can't lose!

So this weekend I hosted a farewell party for some wonderful friends who are off to Chicago.

Here are the fun invitations I designed

This was by far the easiest party to host because my friend's family took care of all the details. Little did we know when planning the outdoor fete, it would be the hottest day of the year! This being an evening party, the heat was a bit more bearable.

Between the Little Tikes bounce house and the outdoor movie theater, we had enough activities to entertain all the kiddos.

So many wonderful people came. There were lots of great conversations, memories were shared, new friendships were made, and long lost friendships renewed. How's that for a great party?!

Oh! how could I forgot about the food? Thanks to Danny's Hawaiian Style Catering we had delicious food the whole night.

**Now I need to start planning a trip to Chicago!**

Friday, June 20, 2008


they say it is going to be over 100 today! i am taking a break from designing and the kiddos and i are off to play in the water.

happy friday

Monday, June 16, 2008

You Chum!

as I was blogging about (which is genreally how I find out about really cool things) I came across this super-great gift for any man out there. So what if Father's Day is over! Do you need an excuse to get your man, dad, hubby a little something?
So here is what I found ....

it is called a Chumbucket!
Basically it is a Man-sized deep dish bowl for those who like to eat A LOT!
This is perfect for my hubs because he enjoys a late night meal of cereal. I say "meal" because it is never in a regular bowl, it has to be a large tupperware or mixing bowl.
I need to get this for him ASAP!
check it out here.
image via

Thursday, June 12, 2008

i'm beat!

i have been busy with a bit of custom work (which i love!) and have turned this blog into something quite uneventful.

i am going to make it up to you I PROMISE!
in between the custom work i have been working on some new designs for the shop and i simply can't wait to show you!

but for now ... i am going to sleep.


Saturday, June 7, 2008

mini chucks

i simply could not resist!

i know - i know! they are just about the cutest little things on my baby boy's feet.
i think he loves his new little converse all-stars too.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

another giveaway

happy happy birthday kelly dear
happy days will come to you all year
if i had a wish, then it would be
a happy happy birthday to you from me

the lovely miss kelly is celebrating her birthday all month long (now, why didn't i think of doing that? - pure genius!). she is celebrating by having a giveaway each week. that's right, something every week! our darling kelly is so generous.

and guess what? in this week's giveaway she is featuring yours truly!

head on over to kelly's blog for a chance to win!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Swanky Paper Announcement

hello paper lovers!

In addition to the flat note cards (which are oh! so trendy right now), I have added classic fold over notes to the Swanky Paper Shop!

it's gonna be a late night

so much to do and never enough hours in the day!

i have miss lily to keep me company as i wrap up a few new goodies to add to the shop.