Saturday, November 29, 2008

good morning america!

Good Morning America is airing a segment next week called 'Greening Your Holiday Cards.'

They contacted the Green Paper Company to help out with the segment, who then contacted Wiley Valentine, Sycamore Street Press, Delphine Press, and Snow & Graham.  Snow & Graham then contacted us to be listed as a featured retailer.  As you can imagine, it'd be a fruitless effort to even begin to try and explain my excitement!

The show is scheduled to air on December 4th.  If anything changes, I'll let you know.

Friday, November 21, 2008

taking a break ...

I'm headed here today, so no weekend greeting.  But I'll be sure to have a daiquiri for y'all!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

calendar crush ...

I'm in love with this calendar and I thought you might be too.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

thank you real simple!

Our web orders have been nuts lately {yay!} and Emily's been kickin' it big time getting them out the door! Today's orders were super crazy, so I lent a hand ...

A huge thank you to Real Simple for helping to boost sales, Lord knows we needed it! Unfortunately, the stationery biz isn't immune to this economic crunch.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

baby announcement envy

I think I could be talked into having another baby if this was my baby announcement!  Isn't it precious?  Beyond precious?  Do you see the monkey on the envelope?

This piece is from our Spark Stationery custom album.  All the pieces are beautiful and as an added bonus, the ladies at Spark are absolutely the greatest gals to work with!

Monday, November 17, 2008

real simple press

So this is why our websales went crazy this weekend! Our Snow & Graham mini noteblocks were featured in December's Real Simple. Thank you ladies for recommending us as the featured retailer. You know we love your stuff {as do our customers}!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

weekend greeting giveaway {sixteen}

This weekend greeting is from 8mm ideas.  I love their quirky, handwritten greetings.

"Our 2nd grade class has a kitty for a mascot.  One weekend Kitty came to my house.  We take turns.  I didn't like all the responsibility."

Do you know someone that doesn't like 'all the responsibility?'  :)

If you'd like to send them this card, just leave me a comment saying who you would send it to and why {by next Friday}. I'll pick my favorite comment and you'll get the card. You can find more rules here.

Last week's winner is Midwest Modern Girl!  Please send me your mailing address and I'll get the card out to next week.  Congrats and thanks everyone for playing!

Friday, November 14, 2008

susyjack* calendar

I mentioned it here and now you can get it here.  I've already bought mine!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

get'chur gap on ...

I could watch this again and again ...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I am nursing a major case of carpal tunnel and really need to step away from the computer for a bit.  I'm afraid that means posting will be light over the next few weeks.

Not necessarily a bad thing, as I'm up to my ears in construction details {we're in the midst of moving in!}.  And I've also got a couple of vacations planned {one is for the big four-O I'm quickly approaching} ... oh! and a photography workshop this weekend in Chicago with Me Ra & Brian Koh {can. not. wait!!!}.

I love posting daily and finding things that inspire me, so I'm sad to slow down.  And chances are, you'll hear from me more often than I should be posting.  I always chuckle when someone says they'll be taking a break and then start posting the next day.  That'll probably be me!

Til later ...

Monday, November 10, 2008

weekend greeting giveaway {fifteen}

This {belated} weekend greeting is from Fugu Fugu Press.  Their cards are beautifully letterpressed and I love the quirky designs.

Is there someone in your life in need of a 'big thanks?' If you'd like to send them this card, just leave me a comment saying who you would send it to and why {by Friday}. I'll pick my favorite comment and you'll get the card. You can find more rules here.

Last week's winner is Meghan!  The world is a better place because of the friendships we have ... and there's nothing better than hearing of a reconciliation.  Yay for you guys and cheers to Parker Posey!  Thanks everyone for playing!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I may be taking a bad-karma risk here, but I'd really like to talk about this. This is the box of items we received back from a magazine that wanted to feature some of the products we carry.

We sent them a slew of things, and then when they decided to push our feature back a month, they called for even more items, which we gladly sent.

I realize I'm a paper freak, and dare I go so far as to call myself a paper snob?  But really? Tire tracks on the Jack & Lulu {yellow} box? And I'm positive we sent the Snow & Graham memo cube in one piece.

That's probably all I should say about that.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

more calendars

Just in from susyjack* ... 2009 wall calendars!! I'm not sure they get any prettier than this.

{They're not in in the store yet, but I'll let you know as soon as they arrive ...}

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

inspired birthday party

My daughter turned five yesterday, so we had a Halloween party for her this weekend.  I've been super inspired by what I was seeing here and here for Halloween party ideas.

One dilemma.  No time.

This is my equation for parties ... big idea + no time = Gracious Events.  They've done most of my 'big idea' parties for the last 8ish years, including my wedding.  In fact, the featured party on their website is my husband's 50th {also our fifth anniversary}.

Once again, they did a fabulous job!  The kids were on a sugar high ... but fortunately, I had a ginormous bounce house to work off some of the energy!

Happy Birthday big girl Wynt!