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Mum’s the Word

Mother’s Day has become one of my favorite days. Not only to celebrate my own mother but also give thanks and blessings to all the mothers in my world who make life good. So let’s start with the most important item of the day – the card! We brought on a few new ones this year…

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Crazy for the floral pastels in Gorgeous Mama card from Our Heiday!

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A new designer to Brown Ink Paper Goods, Ashkahn creates memorable cards such as this Best Mom Ever with gold foil and trademark pink fluorescent envelope. Love.

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In another collaboration with Pomegranate Press, we added this beauty to the Brown Ink Paper Goods line with lemon yellow and rubine red inks! You can even use on mom’s Birthday or any other day for that matter.

Of course we had to bring back a few favorites from last year such as…

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Peach Happy Mother’s Day from Rifle Paper Co. and…

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the silhouette i love you mom card from Quill & Fox!

 If I know most Moms, we need notepads, journals & writing utensils to bring peace to our lives.

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Who wouldn’t enjoy writing their To-Do list on a gold foil, letterpress paper from Le Typogrpahe?

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This beautifully illustrated Fawn and Fauna Terrarium notepad is one to leave out in the open!

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Rorschach Notebook Set is bright and light, perfect for the office desk or to throw in a bag on the go.

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Of course, my all-time favorite journals are from Twigg’s Bindery, the forever journals. Use these pages for a writing project with your mother, recalling her memories of childhood and your shared moments from growing up, adding pictures or memorabilia in the years to come. (BTW, these journals are now HOT on Martha Stewart American Made site!)

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Don’t forget to include a pen or pencil to make your gift a thoughtful set!

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More on ideas to make a mother feel special in the coming weeks. Cheerio.

Happy Peeps Season

Time to get your hippity hoppity on and send out some festive Easter cards to those you love! I’ve added a few new designs to the Spring batch this year including…

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…this egg hunt Happy Easter card with its bright, pastel palette from talented Yas at Quill & Fox!

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There is no other Bunny quite like this beautifully illustrated Dear Hancock Easter Bunny!

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Be different with the unexpected Fresh Dozen Easter card from Brown Parcel Press.

Don’t forget to fill your baskets with gifts from the thoughtful Easter Bunny!

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…especially if you attach a hip, bright Delfonic mechanical pencil (comes in hot pink as well!).

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I’ll be back later this week with new designs from our next Featured Designer, Megan Fowler of Brown Parcel Press. Now off to order a few dozen Coconut Marshmallow Bunny Hops (aka peeps) from local favorite Lucia’s…which may or may not make it into the baskets this year!

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Valentine’s Day is top dog, head honcho when it comes to writing and sharing cards. For me, the true essence of the day is for one to express their love in any form of writing…create a hand-made, eye-popping elaborate, magazine-size card, buy a shiny, single love note at the corner store, or simply cut a solo heart out of red construction paper. You really can’t go wrong however you acknowledge your loved ones. And although it’s about the written words of love, why stop there when the options are endless for Valentine’s Day correspondence!

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My favorite design I’ve seen this season is from Georgia-based Brown Parcel Press. Inspired by the sweet Valentine’s handed out as a grade schooler, the founder, Megan, created this unique Pillow Talk Valentine’s Card Set so one can easily tie a chocolate, caramel or flower on top of the gorgeous letterpress card. So clever yet so traditional.

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Imogen + Willie are all about the sense of touch with this one from People I’ve Loved.

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Quill & Fox puts the romance right back into the 14th with this Made For Each Other card.

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Assortments are perfect to touch everyone in your life – Leave it to Rifle Paper Co.

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And don’t forget to check out Brown Ink’s line up of XOXO goods!

Thousands of DIY Valentine projects are floating on the internet but only a few are pulling my heart strings this season…

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We all know Martha makes everything look simple, however, this accordion Love Note is completely doable thanks to a few templates, colorful paper and supplies you can find at home!

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These Paper Airplane Valentines from No Biggie are perfect for getting kids involved.

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Print off one of these cleverly sweet Conversation Heart Envelopes from this heart of mine and fill with all the sweet things your sidekick adores!

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Or create something literally sweet with these Flavored Sugar Valentines…complete with recipes and classic, printable tags from talented Amy Christie via Design Mom.

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Finally, it’s time to treat yourself to a surprise each month with an Olive Box full of hand-picked paper & lifestyle products starting with this Valentine’s Day themed card box! Perfect timing.

More Valentine’s ideas later this weekend! There is never enough love to share with others!! xoxo

Sun Reading

The Brown Family is finally back from the Oregon Coast where we took a good two weeks to read, sleep, run, eat, drink, dig in the sand, play soccer on the beach, collect sand dollars, mail postcards, eat and drink some more and write, write, write. While packing for the trip I might have caught Nick rolling his eyes ever so slightly when noticing the stack of journals (seven to be exact) which were headed to the West Coast with our troop. But, god love him, he also understands this was the ideal time for me to catch up on personal writing, travel writing and documenting the everyday details of our kids’ lives in their own journals.

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I actually had all intentions to write a few blog posts but, ironically, every time I attempted to log onto the internet I received little to no connection. I took it as a sign and went back to reading in the sun. I’m guessing you all would have done the same. Now back and fully recharged, I’m excited to feature our latest Designer from Quill & Fox, Yas Imamura, coming from the insanely gorgeous Northwest. Enjoy her story, the warm days left in Summer and we’ll be back soon.

Free Shipping & Sneak Peek!

Before I launch my series of highlights from the National Stationery Show tomorrow, I wanted to share a few new Summer paper goods on the site and also mention…

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Especially for those folks behind on card and gift finding for Dad, now thru tomorrow use Code: POPS at check out to receive Free Shipping on orders in the U.S. only.

Here’s a little sneak peek of new goods on the site, some of which I found while in New York.

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 Fireworks from Gold Teeth Brooklyn

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 Summer lovin’ with Pineapples & Bananas and Fruit & Treat Tats from Hartland Brooklyn

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Just in time, the postcard set for the Summer camper or traveler, also from Hartland Brooklyn

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Fawn and Fauna Terrarium and Hidden Villa from Quill & Fox are fabulously green!

amaAnd soon to hit the site, the recently released Read Between The Lines! Stay put, more to come.