You are currently browsing the monthly archive for August 2013.

Boy, greeting card companies like Hallmark™ must love me!  I am the customer that keeps on giving (my money, that is).  I am such a sucker for any type of greeting card or postcard with a cute design, illustration, graphic or photo on it.  No matter what the occasion is, I have a card for that (except for, say, Sympathy or Get Well).  I don’t quite know what it is about those awesome little bi-folds of card-stock that keeps me coming back for more, but be it 1 or 100, I will not stop collecting them.

It’s not only about collecting, I also use the cards I buy.  I am constantly making/writing cards for friends & family.  For example, one year, a friend of mine was really upset over the passing of her pet, so I sent her a note to convey my thoughts.  It was a serious matter, but all those With Sympathy cards you see at the store just seemed too heavy & sorrowful.  So, I decided to lighten the dark mood by using a Bon Voyage (a.k.a. going away) card…to say one of those “This is not a ‘goodbye’, just a long ‘see you later’ ” type things.  That’s what I do…it’s a small example of how I use all those darn cards I’ve hoarded over the years.

So, after all that’s been said, I recently came back from a trip to Los Angeles.  My companion & I were entertaining some relatives visiting from overseas.  We took them to a new favorite hang-out spot, the Abbott-Kinney district in Venice Beach.  While we were there, I stopped by my new favorite shop Urbanic Paper Boutique.  As you all may know by know, I always find a way to sniff out new stationery shops every time I go on a trip.  So, while I was there, I couldn’t resist getting a few cards & things.  You couldn’t expect me to leave empty-handed, could you?  Nope, I didn’t think so.  Now for the reveal… Dun, dun, da-dun… 

urbanic 1

1. blank card w/ fruits, metallic hearts & striped circles graphic
2. “Wedding Day Wishes” card for an upcoming wedding of my friends in Taiwan
3. blank French-themed card that says “Bonjour” on the cover
4. blank “World’s Best Husband” medal card (that I might give to my husband soon)
5. “Happy Birthday” card w/ a hatchback car & presents illustration
6. black & gold decorative washi-tape w/ a honeycomb/link type pattern
7. color swatch inspired bookmark (it was free)

Here’s a close-up look at the washi-tape pattern:

close-up

close-up view

 

Advertisements

Calendar

August 2013
S M T W T F S
« Jul   Sep »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Instagram Feed

When neon is life. . . . . . . . . . . #UrbanArt #art #StreetArt #graffiti #grafitti #ColorfulWorld #Summertime #ArtIsEverywhere #neon #NeonSign #NeonArt #ColorIsEverywhere #fun #creative #colorful #ISeeInColor #WhatAColorfulWorld #CityLiving #CityLife #Instaphoto #LightsOfInstagram #graphicdesign #instadesign #graphic #inspiration #creativity #popularpic #photooftheday #create #instagallery
2 shots, 1 cup. ☕️ . . . . . . . . . . #drink #StarbucksDrink #IcedAmericano #caffeine #BestIEverHad #Starbucks #BigBoxCoffeeChain #SoGood #NotAnIcedLatte #NotALatte #SippyLid #SippyCup #AdultSippyCup #NoPaperStraws #SaveTheTrees #NoStraws #SaveTheTurtles #delicious #coffee #espresso #IcedDrink #EnjoyLife #SummerIsStillHere #HotDay #DrinksOfInstagram #CoffeeOfInstagram #CityLiving #CityLife #TGIF #HappyHour @linecamera_official @starbucks
This is why 95% of my IGs are edited ONLY using @linecamera_official ____ You dont need fancy tools✨ . From a beautiful work by @christiane.schwaenke ___ ✔ Featured by @thedailytype ✒ Learning stuffs via: www.learntype.today ___ #repost #type #typography #typoholic #design #art #words #quote #creative #poster #ilovetypography #letter #lettering #handlettering #calligraphy #font #graphicdesign #instadesign #graphic #inspiration #creativity #brushlettering #photooftheday #instalove #instagallery #instafamous #bestoftheday #love #LineCamera #TheDailyType
Dude, who needs this big of a box to ship 3 measly little non-breakable items? 📦 . . . . . . . . . . #Sephora #WastefulPackaging #recycle #mindfulness #DoNotNeedABigBox #NoBigBoxes #SavePaper #SaveTrees #WastedSpace #PleaseRecycle #ReduceWaste #ThinkAboutIt #UseSmallerPackaging #NoMoreWaste #BeMindful
The best Gawh-Damb espresso drink I’ve ever had from the big box coffee chain. PS, I’m liking the new adult sippy cup lid. It’s WAAY BETTER than paper straws. ☕️ . . . . . . . . . . #drink #StarbucksDrink #DoubleshotOnIce #caffeine #BestIEverHad #Starbucks #BigBoxCoffeeChain #SanMateo #CA #Hillsdale #NotAnIcedLatte #SippyLid #SippyCup #AdultSippyCup #NoPaperStraws #SaveTheTrees #NoStraws #SaveTheTurtles #delicious #coffee #espresso #IcedDrink #DrinksOfInstagram #SaratogaDrive #ParkPlace #CoffeeOfInstagram #CityLiving #CityLife #TGIF #HappyHour @linecamera_official @foodieapp.official @starbucks
Ain’t nobody got love for the Cat with the Red Bow like I do. Gotta show the ❤️ on my new threads... . . . . . . . . . . #HelloKitty #Sanrio #Levis #RedTabXRedBow #RedBow #RedTab #RedRivets #HelloKittyLevis #HelloKittyAndJoey #JoeyTheBlueMouse #BFFs #DeimJacket #DadTruckerJacket #collab #fashion #style #LimitedEdition #NewThreads #NewFashions #hype #ILoveHelloKitty #StitchedPatch #45years #45thAnniversary #EmbroideredPatch #patches #IAmOldSchool #HereKittyKitty #hypebeast @sanrio @hellokitty @levis

Enter your email address to follow this blog & receive notifications.

Join 218 other followers

Member of The Internet Defense League

%d bloggers like this: