Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Around our studio

Here are some shots from around our studio.

vintage paper journalStack of recycled paper for Scrap Journals.

Really old books
Really old books

Handmade stationery productsMade by hand.

ephemera for scrapbookingStamps Good

exposed book spines Spiced Grapes

old booksOld books...are you beginning to detect a theme?

vintage German paper (Very) old German paper

stack of Take Cover Journals Stack of Take Cover covers waiting to be bound.

recycled paper journals Scrap Journal stack with props

We heart old stuff.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

File Under Awe-inspiring

My husband Michael and I just returned from Estes Park, Colorado. The trip was restful, restorative and inspirational. Here are some pictures from our trip.

view from Taharaa View from the balcony of our room at Taharaa Lodge

Lily Lake Lily Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

hot pink

chipmunk in silhouette

Mister Mister (formerly known as Mischief)

Me and Mischief Mischief and me

mountain view



Rocky Mountain meadow Not as dramatic as the sub-arctic tundra, but for me, the most beautiful spot we visited.

Strange Beauty

blue fog Ghost forest

elk pyramid Elk, in perfect formation

aven Aven

Oh.hello Oh...hello

Grand Lake CO Grand Lake, Colorado

Purple and orange moth and thistle

A stunning place.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Brilliante Weblog Premio Award 08

Ann mentioned in the previous post that we were given a blog award by Little Brown Sparrow. Thanks! We are to pass along the Brilliante Weblog Premio 2008 Award to seven other blogs. But due to my pathological tendency not to follow directions and the fact that it is 10 at night and I'm exhausted, I am only passing the award along to three.

To the folks below--Please don't feel obligated, but if you feel like participating, here's what you do:

1. Link to the blogger who gave you the award (that would be us).          2. Nominate 7 blogs.
3. Link to those 7 blogs.
4. Leave the nominees a comment that they received the award.

Dear readers, I am going to try to break you out of your blogosphere comfort zone with some of my nominees. Don't be nervous...I promise it won't hurt. So here we go:


A Long Ride (version one)                                                        Blogger Dusty Davis took a motorcycle trip from California to New York and back, and documented his journey here. I don't think this blog is being updated anymore, but no matter: The photos are beautiful and it will make you long for the open road.

As pretty as Yellowstone, but with more evidence of human activity (ranching, electrical poles, etc).Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Wyoming, from A Long Ride (version one)

A Long Ride (version two)                                                              Just to confuse you, Dusty has a second blog called A Long Ride which chronicles other long distance motorcycle trips he has made (I think there is some overlap between the two). Equally as beautiful and fascinating. This is a must for lovers of travel.

Guerrero indigenous laborer on a donkey.Man riding a donkey in Guerrero, Mexico from A Long Ride (version two)

Breakfast Bunch Handmade                                                         These girls are fun. They share yummy recipes. They make cool crafts.

Giant Eggs in Netherlands 2      Giant Eggs in the Netherlands from Breakfast Bunch Handmade

Mail Order Bride Vintage                                                            St. Louis girl Dana Plonka is a world traveler and rock-n-roll aficionado. She also makes supa-cool little notebooks and journals. Kinda racy ones, I warn you. Just reading Dana's blog will make you instantly hip.

old97s1.jpgOld 97s at South x Southwest from Mail Order Bride Vintage

Well, that's it folks. Sorry I only did three. Hope I expanded your horizons a little bit. If you visit any of these blogs, leave a comment and tell them we sent you!