Thursday, December 17, 2009

What A Spectacle Necklace

What A Spectacle Necklace

I was made to wear glasses. Even after 2 runs of laser eye surgery, I still need them. This necklace was made for me.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dear Santa...

Kate Spade has this cool app for the iphone and it's exactly what I need. So I ask with my all my heart, I would like an iphone for Christmas and for Verizon to start carrying it so I don't have to change my service provider.

Sincerely yours,

For those who already have the iphone and would like this app... click here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Patchwork Indie Arts & Craft Festival

I'm sad that I'm not going to be selling my cards this time, but I'm looking forward to starting my Christmas shopping! There's 2 dates in November. Support indie artists!

Oh Joy! at Urbanic Paper

Ok, this is long overdue, but I can't not post about this. About a month ago... October 15th, 2009 to be exact, I attended a party at the uber cute boutique Urbanic Paper. Joy Cho from Oh Joy! recently launched a new stationery line with Chronicle books and folks from Urbanic threw her an awesome party to celebrate this awesome occasion.

It was a wonderful evening with champagne, cupcakes and my most fave of all... paper! I met a lot of delightful and talented people and I have to admit I was a bit starstruck. I'll name drop later.

I've been following Joy's blog since I drooled over her notebooks at Anthropology. She has definitely reached a level of design that I am in awe of. She's a really sweet and I'm so happy I met her!

Among other blogging "celebrities" were Amanda from 100 Layer Cake. I hope she didn't think I was a crazy person, but seriously people, this girl's a genius. I am awaiting the launch of her website and I'm still up for being a tester if she'll still have me :)

I briefly met Max Wanger who took all these beautiful photos of the night's festivities. He was there with his fiance and I must say... what an adorable couple.

I am thankful to have met Lindsay and April from Sweet Monday. They're a couple of photographers who are truly an inspiration. I will get to where they are someday. Danni from Oh Hello Friend was there too! She brought a photobooth and has started a new business with her brother, photobooth love. Keep on the lookout for that. I already have plans to reserve it for a wedding. Miki from Miki Events is an new and upcoming event planner. She's a sweetheart. I also briefly met Peggy from Blue Pool Road. She has absolutely beautiful letterpress stationary. I can't forget about Monica and Evan. Monica writes a blog called Our Designed Life. They're newlyweds and I was actually the first person Evan introduced Monica to me as his "wife." I'm so honored.

Joy Cho of Oh Joy!

photos from photobooth love

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mustache Comb Necklace - Jewels - Makool Loves You

Mustache Comb Necklace - Jewels - Makool Loves You

This necklace reminds me of my dad and my little collection of moustache combs I had when I was growing up. (via Makool Loves You)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

10 Years Stong

::5 years::

Ten years ago my sister married her soul mate and i was given the task to design the wedding invitation. This was "the one" that launched my passion for creating wedding invitations.

On their 5th anniversary I decided to redesign the invitation as a gift to them. My first intention was to frame the original, but i seriously don't have it. I never kept one for myself. The files are probably on a 3.5 floppy disk! So, there's no way I'll ever recover that invitation.

So, for their 10 year anniversary which was on September 25th, I have a new design! It's still in line with their color scheme and it's updated. I think I'm starting a new tradition! Here's to another 5 years and counting, Ate Vi & Ron. I love you guys!

Twig & Thistle :: Blog Spotlight

Twig & Thistle is a blog written by a talented designer named Kathleen. I read it EVERYDAY. It's kind of like my creative cup of coffee. I can't start my creative day without it. Everything Kathleen writes about is absolutely beautiful and definitely inspires me. I think I have all their posts flagged on my Net News Wire!

What inspires you and get your creative juices flowing?

Madi's Place 1st Annual Holiday Boutique

image via Madi's Place

I'll be participating as a vendor at the 1st Annual Holiday Boutique for Madi's Place on Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th.

Karrie Rodriguez is the brains behind this wonderful event. We connected through Facebook and I was intrigued when she posted about wanting "crafty people" for a boutique she's organizing. So I responded that I was interested and now I'm super excited about it! From the first meeting I've already met some wonderful people and huge doors have opened for double-sided tape.

image via Madi's Place

Madi's Place sells a variety of items from girls clothing, accessories and Jewelry to womens BLING shirts & Hats! We have something for all the "GIRLY GIRLS" out there!
*****MADI'S PLACE*******
~ For The Diva In All Of Us ~

Madi's Place 1st Annual Holiday Boutique
Saturday, November 7th :: 10am - 6:30pm
Sunday, November 8th
:: 10am - 6:30pm
13748 Robinsong Way
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

A Bit of Inspiration

We all get in our funks and need a bit of a creative push. I stumbled upon Lizzy Jansen while on My Love For You is a Stampede of Horses. (Love that blog name!) Her combination of water color and collages with handwritten type is pure bliss. Feast your eyes on her lovely art here.

image via Lizzy Jansen

Friday, October 16, 2009

::giveaway at oh, hello friend::

Danni from oh, hello friend is having an awesome giveaway from Hooray Design on her blog! All you have to do is visit hooray design shop and leave a comment with your favorite item from their shop. Click here to enter. Good luck to all of you, but i secretly hope I win :).

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Website is LIVE!

Phew! Now I can finally stop saying, "my website is under construction." For now... Please check it out and give me your input. HTML & CSS are definitely my friends now. Click here to see the goods.

Monday, September 28, 2009

My First 5K! :: 1st Annual Eastvale Cares Family 5K and Health Fair!

I'm participating in my first 5K and proceeds are going to benefit Harada Elementary School. My most awesome niece Sydney goes to school there. If you're interested in coming out and supporting Harada Elementary School, sign up here! Early registration is only $20 and you get a t-shirt and a bag! Visit the website for more info.

(Through Sept 30th)
**Includes T-Shirt & Gift Bag!**

5K Adults $20
5K Students Grade K-12 $10
1 Mile Fun Run Adults $10
Students Grades K-12 $5
4 & Under Free!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Driinn™ :: Neat & Tidy

I like the little shelf it creates for my cell phone and keeps the cord out of the way. Until I'm lucky enough to get an iphone, this will do my cute lil phone just fine. Neat & Tidy! Click here for the details.

images via Driinn™

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Culture Shock LA

picture via MTV

Anna Lisa is my dear friend Alcie's talented daughter. I had to point her out in the picture cuzz she's a teeny one. Anna Lisa's part of a dance crew called Culture Shock AND... they got to meet the finalists of America's Best Dance Crew! LUCKY!!! They were featured in an article on Read all about it here.

Ruffle Blouse by M A G P I E l o v e l y

Ruffle Blouse by M A G P I E l o v e l y

Loving the ruffles on this blouse! It's so girly :) (via Magpie Lovely)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's time for Fall!

autumn leaves - orange photograph ::

Today marks the first day of Fall in 2009. Fall is my favorite time of the year. School's in, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas! Not to mention the many birthdays in between all the holidays. Indeed it is a stressful time, but all worth it.

I especially look forward to dressing in my warm clothing again. I adore coats and sometimes I wished I lived in a colder part of the US, but the evenings do me just fine. I like all day sunshine and then a nice cold winter's night is just the ticket.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Etsy Treasury!

I'm super happy! My "Love Cards" were featured on an Etsy Treasury created by Diane Reafsnyder. Check it out here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Anthropologie and Mom

Anthropologie :: Victoria Gardens

Michaela a new Anthro fan

I finally made a trip out to see my mom this past Saturday. She doesn't live that far, but it's not always easy to make it out to see her. So we decided to go to Victoria Gardens and we spent the bulk of our afternoon at Anthropologie. We must have been in there for almost an hour! I wish I would have taken more pictures when we were in there because everything in there was truly inspiring. I walked out of the store wanting to make something!

We took our time looking at every detail and what I loved most about this whole experience was spending time with mom. I loved how she appreciated all details of the store as much as I do. We griped about how expensive everything was, but in turn realized that "we could make" all this lovely stuff. It's evident where I get my love for handcrafted things. My mom could look at something in Anthro and tell me exactly how to make it. That doesn't mean that I won't stop shopping there!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Did you watch 500 Days of Summer yet?

I haven't had enough of this movie yet. In case you're looking for another reason from me to go watch it, here you go!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Renegade Craft Fair :: What did I buy?

Hi friends! I'm all over the place with so many projects here and there. I'm finally getting around to posting all the cool stuff I got from the Renegade Craft Fair!

Necklace from oh hello friend

Notebook cover from Randl


Buttons from Paul and Kat

"The Most Complicated Thing You Own" by Seattle Show Posters

Feist concert poster by My Associate Cornelius


Finally got my prints from Ben & Erin!

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