Custom Graphic Novels Featuring Your Story by Rigel Stuhmiller

Okay, so I realize that most of us don’t have $40,000 to spend on a custom graphic novel that tells the story of our romance, our family, or our wedding, but if money were no object, then how totally cool would it be to have Rigel Stuhmiller create a custom graphic novel just for us? Yeah, pretty cool, I know.

Rigel is currently offering to create a completely custom, 32 page graphic novel of your story. She’ll come to where you’re at and will spend five days with you, collecting reference photos and making sketches, and when she returns home from her visit with you, she’ll develop a storyline, write a script, and transform all of the information that she’s gathered to create your custom graphic novel. When she’s finished, you’ll receive 40 hardbound copies of your book, a unique keepsake that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Rigel has extensive experience storytelling and illustrating, and her storyboards have been used in commercials and film. Her illustrations have been featured in Daily Candy, Town & Country Magazine, and The Today Show.

Here are just a few examples of the styles in Rigel’s portfolio:

Rigel Stuhmiller Illustration

Rigel Stuhmiller Graphic Novel Custom

Rigel Stuhmiller Illustration

Rigel Stuhmiller Custom Comic Book

images from Rigel Stuhmiller

B Designs Letterpress Greeting Cards

B Designs Letterpress Cards

Loveliness is all around in B Designs’ collection of letterpress cards, which includes simple, understated, and utterly elegant greeting and note cards for all occasions. Some of my favorites in the B Designs collection are their card caddies, which come filled with your choice of gorgeous letterpress cards or organizational cards. A great gift idea for paper-loving friends and family! B Designs also carries jewelry cards, an elegant greeting and gift, all rolled into one.

Just a small selection of what you can find in their collection:

B Designs Letterpress Cards

And a peek at B Designs’ lovely Valentine’s Day letterpress card collection:

B Designs Letterpress Greetings Cards

images from B Designs Letterpress

Blue Sky + Egg Press 2011 Target Collection

If you’re still on the lookout for oh so stylish organizational goodies for 2011, then this fantastic collaborative collection from organizational mavens, Blue Sky, and one of my letterpress favorites, Egg Press, may be just the thing for you. The new limited edition line made its debut in Target stores in late December, and it features super cool desk calendars, diary style planners, and wire ring-bound planners embellished with Egg Press’ signature patterns and illustrations. I’m also loving the fresh color palette in the collection, perfect for a fresh new year.

Organizational goodies from the Blue Sky + Egg Press Collection, available online at Blue Sky and in Target stores nationwide:

Blue Sky Egg Press Planner

Blue Sky Egg Press Desk Calendar

Blue Sky Egg Press Diary Planner

Blue Sky Egg Press Vinyl Planner

images from Egg Press / Blue Sky

Weekly Wrap #54 : Hello Sandwich Gift Wrap Zine

Hello Sandwich Gift Wrap Zine

An entire zine dedicated to gift wrapping?! This makes my gift wrap loving heart swell with delight. Ebony Bizys, the talented creator of the awesome new Hello Sandwich Gift Wrap Zine (available now in PDF form and soon as a hard copy, too), recently relocated to Tokyo after a decade plus stint at Vogue Living Australia, and the influence of her new surroundings can definitely be seen in her gift wrap zine, as well as on her blog, Hello Sandwich, where she talks craft, design, and art with a focus on Japan.

You can purchase a copy of the Hello Sandwich Gift Wrap Zine in the Hello Sandwich Shop, and below is a peek at what you’ll find inside. Thanks for letting me know about this wonderful project, Ebony!

Confetti Bow Tutorial

Gift Tags and Rubber Stamps

Japanese Gift Wrap

Ribbon and Gift Bags

images from Hello Sandwich