Mar
26

Social Preparedness Kit

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I’ve been a fan of Egg Press for years now, and their latest line – Social Preparedness Kit – is full of great graphics and a few cheeky words. It’s all a reminder to step away from all the screens in your life and enjoy the connections in your life. Send a note or make a list of possibilities, just make room for a little magic.

 

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Mar
25

MaricorMaricar

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MaricorMaricar are an artistic tag team, which in my opinion there should be more of. Sometimes it’s nice to have someone push your limits, bring out your strong points, and say “No, that sucks” in creativity. These two ladies excel at the creation of embroidered illustrations, lettering, animation, and design (sometimes at the same time).

 

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Mar
23

Miranda Lorikeet

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Miranda Lorikeet is an HR assistant by day and an artist/wizard who uses her powers to wrangle MS Paint into submission by night. Her creations are colorful, otherworldly, and sometimes naked.

 

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Mar
02

Print Edition: March

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‘Claris’ Budgie by Margaret Petchell // A Sunday Well-Spent Brings a Week of Content by Chipper Things // Party Dress by Jennifer Davis // Winter by Valeria Rienzi

 

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Rustic American Flag by Subject Matter Studio // Persimmons, Winter Table by Chelsea Heffner // Paperclip Index Chart by Present & Correct // City By the Bay by Sycamore Street Press

Feb
24

The Adventures Of – Marbles

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While a good marbling project can be endlessly therapeutic, the end result often strikes me as too stuffy. Not so with The Adventures Of‘s latest paper goods collection – Marbles. Husband and wife team Benjamin and Amanda Denning have created a muted marbling that when paired with clean and modern lines yield an outcome that I’m not only on board with, but lusting after.

 

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Feb
13

16 Last Minute Printable Valentines

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Feb
06

Yelena Bryksenkova

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I’ve fallen fast in love with Yelena Bryksenkova‘s watercolor and gouache paintings. Her reading ladies just look so relaxed and cozy that I’d love to crawl right in next to them and see what’s so interesting on those pages. Not to mention CATS! and DANCE PARTIES! Yelena has both original pieces and plenty of prints available in her shop, so you should probably head over before I buy her out. (You think I’m kidding?)

 

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Feb
03

14 (More) Valentines

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Gold Foil Love by Julia Song Ink // Heart In Hand by Hammerpress //
Hey, Valentine by Our Heiday // Hugs & Kisses by Evermore Paper Co.

 

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I Will Dance For You by Retro Whale // LOVE Hands by Idlewild Co. // Love Mixtape by Swiss Cottage Designs // Love by Old Tom Foolery // Neon Pink Heart by Banquet Atelier & Workshop

 

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Saving All My Love For You by Egg Press // Sweet Treat by Terrain // You & Me. by Scouts Honor Paper //
You Are Oh So Wonderful by Cardtorial // You’re Lovely Mini Card by Lilikoi Design + Letterpress

(… see the first 14 valentines here.)

Feb
03

Naomi Ernest

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Astrology and horoscopes have always been fascinating to me, and by extent gemology. Naomi Ernest‘s birthstone series partners the structure of rigid, structural ink lines with freeform, organic watercolor. I love the juxtaposition. Each month’s birthstone is available in several sizes of prints here.

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Feb
02

Print Edition: February

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Crystal Cactus by Cactus Club // Earnest Hemingway Quote by Obvious State Studio //
Clearly by Jen Wink // Mama Bear by Sarah & Bendrix

 

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My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open by A Pair of Pears // Oh Deer by treechild //
Origami Bird Papercut by Sarah Louise Matthews // Woodpecker Study by Seven Olives