Thursday, July 08, 2010
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
The 2011 calendar will be in the shop in September, and is currently available for my lovely wholesale customers (e-mail for wholesale information).
(Now, it's time to get inspired to design some new Valentines - I know, crazy schedule!)
Friday, July 02, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I spent summers at the beach when I was a child - those days were the best of simple living. I get nostalgic for those joyous summers every year when the weather warms. I cherish my memories of those days, when my bicycle was my main form of transportation - my bicycle with only one speed, a bell and a basket to fill with little treasures, like flowers or shells, collected in my travels. I rode my bike to the beach almost every day, on adventures with my cousins, to movie night with all the kids. And I rode, well, just for the fun of it, with no destination in mind.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
Now, I'm moving on to obsessing about corn on the cob, native tomatoes and peaches. It's gonna be a long month or so.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
The last few months have been an exciting time at Artful Sentiments... I've been busy with loads of wholesale orders since the Boston Gift Show - lots of lovely shops to send goodies to before the New England summer season gets underway. I'm printing, assembling, packing and shipping every day!
And in my spare time? I'm so excited to be participating in A Fresh Bunch and the launch of the BIG Idea.
What's the BIG idea? The BIG idea is an innovate print in store program, which you can read all about here, or if you're a stationery retailer, you can find out more at the National Stationery Show - booth 2042, and booths 2806-10. A Fresh Bunch members (including me!) will be there to explain and demo the print in store program, show you catalogs and samples, hand out info and product samples from our participating members.
The print in store program has been a bit of a challenge for me - adapting some of my existing block print designs has required me to learn some new tools, but, oh, I'm having so much fun! I love that my designs will be available, through the program, as invitations, personalized flat notes, address labels and more...
I hope to get a chance to meet you if you'll be at the show - I'll be there Sunday afternoon through Tuesday morning - and I'll be the one wearing the BIG idea badge!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
(Thanks for a great giveaway, Fiona... and I really, really hope I win!)
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
I tried my hand at papercutting several years ago - making some lovely framed pieces and sweet ornaments... I loved the process as well as the final outcome, but especially enjoy the design process - working with symmetry, silhouettes and the use positive and negative space, as I also do in so many of my prints.
The papercut above is from Rob Ryan's book, This Is for You (which would make a very sweet Valentine's day gift, by the way...).
Friday, February 05, 2010
Monday, February 01, 2010
Here's a peek at just a few of the designs I have in the works, and will be debuting at the Boston Gift Show in March.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Of course, Artful Sentiments has its share of cupcakes as well (including one of the newest - Chocolate + Moose) and in addition to all the cupcake cards, I decided that cupcake magnets are a must! So here they are. Sweet, huh?