National Stationery Show 2012 Part 2

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Continuing posting about my National Stationery Show visit… I was so happy to see Elizabeth from Wildhorse Press (we were boothmates last year!) and her booth — she drew all the frames for each product! It was so fun to see.

(this image above is by Oh So Beautiful Paper as I didn’t have a good image of this wall that I loved.)

You Rock Cobras card — I think this was a promo card only at the show, I’m going to put it on my wall :)

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I was super excited to finally meet Eva and Kirk from Sycamore Street Press this year! They had lots of great new prints as well as greeting cards, I’ve been a big fan so it was such a treat to visit their booth :)

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XOXO card — LOVE <3

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And, it was so very nice seeing Kimberly from Austin Press again. Last year, she came to my booth and gave me such a great compliment — I was so honored since I’ve been admiring her work so much! These alphabet cards are my all time favorites.

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To be continued…

National Stationery Show 2012 Part 1

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I was at the National Stationery Show yesterday (I can’t believe it’s been a year) and saw my fellow letterpress folks and also, met a few of my favorite creative people it was oh so so fun! Mili was my assistant, I think she loved meeting everyone and seeing all the pretty papers, too :) I only had a little bit of time so I could only see so much, but I’ll be posting few photos this week… (taking break from regular posting.)

The first photo and this photo below are from the Seed House Stationers. I’ve been a big fan of these creative duo, Shauna and Stephan of Something’s Hiding in Here and Forage Bow Ties and so when I found out that their new stationery products are debuting at the NSS, I couldn’t wait to see what they’ve been working on! Everything was filled with great ideas and unexpected touches, it was such a treat to see everything in person. I also got to meet with them and chat with them — Congratulations, Shauna and Stephan!

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Next up — how cute is this dachshund card?! It immediately became one of my favorite dachshund cards! By Pistachio Press.

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I’ve been loving all the bunny stuff since Mili was born in a year of rabbit, this bunny holding birthday card from Blackbird Letterpress caught my eye — maybe for her birthday :)

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Fugu Fugu Press had some really cute cards (as always!) I can’t be in their booth without saying “CUUUUUTE!” :) I loved seeing Shino-san and Ken there, too!

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To be continued…!

Shot Glass Card

Shot Glass Card by Fifty Five Hi’s. How fun!! Awesome idea!

Happy Girl’s Day!

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Happy Girl’s Day to those of you who are celebrating! It’s Mili’s first girl’s day… we don’t have proper hina dolls yet, but my best friend sent us a hina dolls greeting card! It opens up like the picture above it’s so cute :) Thank you, Naoko!

March 3rd is Japanese Girl’s Day called hina-matsuri. It’s a celebration for Japanese girls, and Japanese Boy’s Day is May 5th in Japan. People display a set of hina dolls and props in the house, wishing girls’ healthy growth and happiness. Traditionally, parents or grand parents of a newborn girl buy a set of gorgeous hina dolls unless they have special dolls, which are inherited from generation to generation. Hina dolls are dressed in Japanese ancient costumes and are displayed on the shelves of a stand covered with a red carpet usually from the end of February to March 3rd.  

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and Mili loved it, too! hehehe