Monday, November 30, 2009

Chelsea Clinton announces engagement

Hey Chelsea, we would love to do your wedding invitations! Drop us a line!

From Gawker:

Chelsea Clinton Engaged

Every political reporter in the nation was so consumed by one ridiculous non-story over the holiday weekend that they missed the biggest ridiculous non-story of the month: Chelsea Clinton is engaged!

Clinton was supposed to get married in Martha's Vineyard this summer, but that didn't happen, obviously. Maybe because she wasn't actually engaged yet to her dynastic boyfriend Marc "son of two former congress members" Mezinsky?

Jake Tapper broke the news on his blog, because that is basically how this news was destined to be broken. Chelsea and Marc sent out an email the morning after Thanksgiving, ensuring that no one would report on it until Monday:

"We're sorry for the mass email but we wanted to wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving! We also wanted to share that we are engaged! We didn't get married this past summer despite the stories to the contrary, but we are looking toward next summer and hope you all will be there to celebrate with us. Happy Holidays! Chelsea & Marc."

Congrats, Chelsea. May your reception be free of aspiring reality show characters, and here's hoping Marc doesn't mind the title "First Dude."


Friday, November 27, 2009

Back to the land

A story that makes me give thanks: Back to the land from the new york times.



Monday, November 23, 2009

500 pencils

This is the coolest thing EVER. For $33/month, you can sign up to receive 25 colored pencils each month until you have the entire 500 pencil collection.

And you can buy some amazing display cases to display the hues! This would make an amazing piece of art and conversation piece.

{Found on Lovely Morning}


Friday, November 20, 2009

color me pretty

Woah! Check out this Colour-In Dress by Berber Soepboer and Michiel Schuurman. Looks like crazzzzzy fun.

The dress runs around 250 euros! Want one?

{Found on Ecouterre by @pinkgrammar}


Thursday, November 19, 2009

it's black + white

I've been drawn to black and white lately. Probably because it's always fabulous!

Karen Millen Twill Cotton Coat, $425
Femme Petal Black Dahlia necklace, $28.50
Ralph Lauren Sunglasses, $142.99
ModCloth Cable Car Tour Dress, $47.99
DKNY Angela Haircalf Booties, $234.50
Kate Spade Bow Group Mirra Clutch, available at Kate Spade outlets


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

time for the holidays

Our holiday line of paper goods is now up in our etsy shop! Head on over and check things out if you like what you see here.

You'll also find our new 2010 Calendar!

{Images by Alyssa Schukar}

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

custom invites: ryan scott realty

This was a rush job we did back in October for some amazing, creative clients at Ryan Scott Realty.

We worked with the guys at RSR to come up with the concept of glass doors (printed on vellum) opening to the info card. We managed to get 300 invites out the door a mere two weeks after the initial consultation! This was truly a group effort. Don't you just love the little key? Perfect finishing touch!

{Photos by Alyssa Schukar}

Sunday, November 15, 2009

photoshoot day!

We're super excited to do another photoshoot with our amazing photographer Alyssa today.

Keep an eye on our etsy shop this week! We'll be putting up our super cute holiday line and new cards and a calendar for the debut of QLI {with love}.

Friday, November 13, 2009

love that dress

I'm digging this cute dress Joey wore in her engagement session shot by Mark Brooke Photographers. And if you think the dress is killer you should definitely check out the rest of this adorable photo shoot!

Does anybody know where the dress is from?!

{Photos from Mark Brooke Photographers}


Thursday, November 12, 2009

glad i found this

Check out these fantastic wallets, etc from ::found:: recycled, repurposed, rediscovered. Nicki creates these pieces of art by repurposing and reusing found materials.

Aren't they so amazing?!

{photos from ::found:: recycled, repurposed, rediscovered}


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

loving: bailey doesn't bark

I love absolutely everything from bailey doesn't bark. My goodness! Everything is so clever and simple and beautiful. Did I mention clever? Get yours here.

{first saw on Oh So Beautiful Paper, images from bailey doesn't bark}


what she wore

I've been obsessed with What I Wore for awhile now. I didn't think it could get better...but it is. Jessica is newly engaged (congrats!) and will be keeping us up with all of her fabulous wedding-related fashion (and just general wedding awesomeness) on her new blog What I Wore Down the Aisle! Two of my most favorite things—fashion and weddings—what could be better?!

Here are a few of my fav outfits she's worn:

Ray of Light

Autumn Splendor

Joan is my Middle Name

IFB Dress Up Soiree

I cannot wait to see the sure-to-be-fabulous wedding dress she picks!

{Photos from What I Wore}


Monday, November 9, 2009

Perfect honeymoon luggage

{via Martha Stewart Weddings

Total geek wedding invitations


We are sooo not nerdy enough to design this super cute wedding invitation, but I still love it!

Friday, November 6, 2009


I have a very special place in my heart for MINIs. So (because I'm in love with MINIs everywhere), here's an adorable ad from Motortober (tehehe) and a few from the 50th birthday campaign.

See why I love the little guys?

{From Communication Arts exhibit here and here}


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wedding cake love

What a lovely, unexpected twist on wedding cake decorations!

{via Elizabeth Anne Designs}


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How to dress for Fall 2009

I like how-to guides. I love this how-to guide for fall fashion over at Refinery29. I appreciate that this season's style is going for 'I just threw this stuff together and, oops! I look fabulous.' Good stuff.


i spy

I'm totally digging this create your own eye chart on the VSP Eye Vision Care website. Just think of all the fun things you can do with this!

{Found via @younghouselove}


Monday, November 2, 2009


Another fantastic escort card idea over on 100 Layer Cake.

This bride used gorgeous fabrics to coordinate button escort cards to the napkins on each table. Brilliant!

I'm also in love with her dress!

{Photos by Max Wanger via 100 Layer Cake}

DIY eco friendly dog bed

(photo by alyssa schukar)

I did a little piece for the Omaha World-Herald's 25 days of crafts that I wanted to share with you. It is a how-to on making dog beds out of re-purposed fabric and old towels. I think they turned out great, and I had a fun time at the Nebraska Humane Society helping with the photo shoot.

Here are the instructions for the smaller bed (but I tell you how to adjust the size for your dog).

Eco-friendly Dog Bed


½ yard of fabric

Sewing machine


Pencil or pen



All purpose Velcro

Iron and ironing board

Rags or stuffing for inside padding


Using old clothing, towels or cushions as padding in a handmade dog bed keeps them from ending up in landfills, while giving your pup a cool and clean place to sleep. To determine the size of bed your dog needs, measure the length of his body when he is lying down and add 4 inches. These instructions are for a 19-inch diameter bed.

Cut two 19-inch circles out of fabric. One will be the top of the bed, and the other will be the bottom. Iron out wrinkles.

Cut out 4-inch wide strips of fabric that will be the sides of the bed. To determine how long the fabric should be, find the circumference of your circle by multiplying the diameter times 3.14. For a 19-inch circle, you will need a 4-inch wide strip that is 59.7 inches long.

Sew together the side fabric and iron flat.

Pin the side fabric around the edge of the base circle with the wrong sides facing out.

Sew the side fabric to the base fabric, removing the pins as you go. Iron flat.

Use scissors to snip small cuts into the seam allowances. This allows the circle shape to lie smoother.

On the side wall of the bed, determine where the Velcro-secured opening will be and make two ½-inch-deep cuts 12 inches apart. Fold down and stitch to wrong side of fabric. Attach one side of Velcro to the folded-down lip.

Cut a 13-inch by 6-inch strip of fabric. This will be the top lip of the Velcro-secured opening. Fold in half lengthwise with the wrong side facing out. Sew the two short ends. Flip the fabric so the right side is facing out. Iron flat.

Line up the upper and lower lip and attach Velcro in the same place on top piece.

With the wrong side facing up, pin the edge of the top circle to the top of the side fabric. This will close the form of the dog bed. Be sure to pin the top lip into place over the bottom lip, with the Velcro lined up.

Sew around the circumference of the top circle, removing the pins as you go. Iron seams.

Pull the material through the opening so now the right sides of the fabrics are facing out. Fill the bed with old blankets, clothes or cushions.

Close the opening and seal with the Velcro. Let your dog enjoy his new bed.

— Staff writer Ananda Spadt