Girl Scouts Scrapbook Paper

Girl Scout cookie season seems to be in full swing, and it’s reminded me of a scrapbooking collection that I spotted at the craft store a few months back. Though this collection isn’t quite my style, it features some cute patterns and stickers that have brought back lots of memories of my years as a Brownie.

I loved my little Brownie sash full of badges. Well, it wasn’t actually that full because I was only in Brownies for a couple of years and never graduated to the Girl Scout level, but I still have many good memories of playing light as a feather, stiff as a board at Girl Scout camp with the older girls and selling the rainbow colored boxes of Girl Scout cookies. I didn’t really enjoy the selling part, but I loved eating the cookies. My favorites were the Trefoils and Thin Mints. What were/are your favorites?

Here are some of the cute papers in K & Company’s Girl Scouts of the USA collection (there’s a Boy Scout collection, too):

Girl Scout Scrapbooking Paper

Girl Scout Scrapbook Paper

Though the patterned papers in this specialty paper pack in the collection aren’t for individual sale, I think I like some of them as much or more than the designs in the main collection. The rainbow madras pattern on the reverse of the paisley patterned paper (upper right) is my favorite:

Specialty Paper Scrapbook Girl Scouts

images from K & Company

Gig Posters from Two Arms

Ra Ra Riot Gig Poster Two Arms

I have got some serious lurve going on for these peachy Ra Ra Riot screen printed gig posters by Two Arms. They’re kind of gritty, kind of retro, and completely awesome. Downside: they’re making me hungry for peaches, which aren’t readily available in New England in the middle of winter. Ah well, I’ll just dream of warmer days and juicy peaches while I admire Two Arms’ work.

Two Arms Screen Print Ra Ra Riot

More slick gig posters from the Two Arms shop:

Two Arms Gig Posters

images from Two Arms

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