Thursday, May 29, 2008

Two great blogs

John Malkovich filmJohn Malkovich animated short film on Not the Kinda Cool You're Looking For

PhysicsABC in physics diagrams on Notebookism

We are so pleased to have been featured on two excellent blogs recently. Curtis James featured our Scrap Journal on his blog, Not the Kinda Cool You're Looking For. From an amazing animated film by John Malkovich to a heartbreaking documentary about hoarders (scroll down the post to the film Possessed) to all kinds of oddities, peculiarities and trifles, we beg to differ--this is exactly the kind of cool we are looking for.

Also, thanks to Notebookism for their nod to our Scrap Journals. Here is a quote from their About Us page:

"We all share a pleasant affliction - the urge to create on paper.

The smell of smooth creamy paper sends our hearts aflutter. The delicate tinkling of nib against inkwell accelerates our pulse rate. We stare endlessly at the first blank page.

Welcome to Notebookism. This is the place to indulge yourself with kindred spirits."

Sounds like our kind of people!

Visit these two cool blogs. You will thank yourself.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Custom work

It seems we have been doing a lot of custom work lately. This is a card set we did for a woman who rides horses competitively.

Blank note cards

Blank note cards

Below is a custom correspondence kit we designed for Elizabeth Maxson's soon-to-be mother-in-law, Diane Benitz. It is a housewarming gift for a writer.

Correspondence kit

Correspondence kit

It contains blank cards, Stamp Notes and gift enclosures.


Contact us if you have a need for a special personalized gift.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

To my Mom

Happy Mother's Day, Mom. Love you.

Mom and me vignette


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Museum of the American Circus and Tibbals Learning Center

Sideshow posters

Ringliing Circus vignette 2

In the circus backlot

Circus wagon

These vignettes from the Museum of the American Circus are kind of creepy. This may not be altogether inappropriate: I am reading a novel called Water for Elephants, and if it is at all accurate, the circus back in its heyday was a little bit of an unsavory place behind the scenes.