Hooray For You by Mary Kate McDevitt


I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it. Portland (OR) is a serious hotbed for creative stationery folk. There must be something in the water over there!

I spied these GORGEOUS cards yesterday on Swiss Miss. Aren’t they adorable? They were created by Portland based illustrator and artist Mary Kate McDevitt and she is selling them in packets of 8 in her Etsy shop. While you’re there have a look at some of the hand lettered posters that she has designed. I want this one!

Hello!


Yikes! Sorry for the unscheduled hiatus. I was hit with another bout of the ‘flu’. I’ve had it twice in the past month and a half and it just floored me. I’m back though thank goodness! I’ve got lots and lots of links (and a few special giveaways) planned for the next few weeks so don’t go anywhere.

To break my blogging drought I wanted to share a few Etsy stores that I discovered recently.

In-Haus Press – this San Fransisco studio creates everything from coasters to prints. Lots of special things to be found here.
Cutiepie Company – I love snail mail! This shop features heaps of cute cards, envelopes and other mail related goodies!
Knot & Bow would have to be one of my favourite Etsy stores. Everything they stock looks amazing. From the packets of glassine bags to the foil seals and stickers. I get so inspired looking at their stuff! I hope you do too.

(Image Credit: Knot & Bow)

Fifi du Vie


Nothing is real but dreams and love screenprinted poster – Fifi du Vie.

Everyone knows the adage about keeping things simple, right? A simple message conveyed by a simple design can be really powerful. It’s amazing what a few simple words can do for the soul.

Izabella from Fifi du Vie creates beautiful works of art, based on the simplest of sentences. And she does it so well. Have a look at her lovely creations at her Etsy store.