“A friend of mine once looked at my work and said, “You must really love your life.” Before I could ask what he meant, he said, “Because you always seem to be drawing it.” It was the best compliment I could have been given…”

That quote hooked me and Gadabout’s cards reeled me in.

:: via Coco + Kelley


Win It: Two Brunettes.

Two Brunettes has been on my radar ever since they jumped onto the Etsy scene with their lovely paper goods and their must-read blog of the same name. Making things even better are the two Brunettes behind the curtain who are sweet as pie. Case in point: this week they’re giving one of you your choice of card from their shop!

How to enter:
• Tell me which card in their shop is your favorite
• Include an email address where you can be reached
• Do it all before Monday, June 8th at noon CST

A winner will be chosen randomly soon after.
Good luck!


Win It: Thoroughly Curly.

I’m thrilled to be able to introduce Thoroughly Curly Designs and her adorable calling cards as this week’s Win It contest! I think it’s always très chic to have a personal card to hand out as opposed to a business card in certain situations. And lucky, lucky you because you can win the set of your choice!

To enter, take a look at Thoroughly Curly’s calling card gallery and choose your favorite. In the comments tell me which one rocks your world, why you need people to call you and your email address. You have until Tuesday, June 2 at noon CST to enter the contest.

Good luck and may the force be with you!


up up creative.

I discovered up up creative a few weeks ago via Twitter and find that I keep coming back to her fun and modern designs. Invitations, cards, printables – you name it. And can I just say that I love when people understand the meaning of white space?!

PS: Check out her profile for the story behind the shop’s name – so cute!


Win It: Courtney Khail Stationery and Design.

The uber-talented and sweet Courtney Khail emailed me last week to share her line of stationery and invitations and I fell. Hard. I was even more thrilled when she agreed to do a giveaway of the stationery set of your choice!

Courtney Khail Stationery and Design was born when Courtney herself was attempting to choose invitations for her own wedding. Needless to say, nothing sufficed and she took matters into her own hands! Each 100% cotton card combines hand drawn illustrations, printmaking, and watercolor to produce an individual hand painted work of art where no two are exactly the same. I absolutely love that.

So here are the deets. Visit Courtney Khail Stationery and Design, then comment back here with which stationery set you’d like to win and why. The contest will close next Monday, March 30th at noon CST. (This contest is only open to those living in the U.S.) A winner will be chosen randomly once the contest closes. Good luck!