Free Cards from Linda & Harriett … Just Because

Linda & Harriett Free Cards

I’m popping in here on Saturday to let you know about a wonderful free card occasion that’s happening. On October 19, in honor and remembrance of her mother’s birthday, Liz of Linda & Harriett is giving away free cards in exchange for the promise that you send your card to someone … just because. What a wonderful way to spread the love.

Be sure to send your emails to lindaandharriett@gmail.com, with your name and snail mail address, by noon eastern time on Monday, October 19! More details can be found here.

image from Linda & Harriett

Planet Platonic Papercut Art

I’m completely in awe over the amazing papercut artwork of Mayuko Fujino, aka Planet Platonic. Every piece is created by hand with an X-acto knife, washi (Japanese handmade paper), and pages from magazines, and I love the organic shapes and wonderful color found in these papercuts. Mayuko’s Flickr stream is a feast for the eyes, and a selection of papercut works are available through the Planet Platonic Etsy shop.

Planet Platonic Papercut Art

Planet Platonic Papercut Art

Planet Platonic Papercut Art

Selections from Planet Platomic’s shop:

Planet Platonic Papercut Art

Planet Platonic Papercut Art

Planet Platonic Papercut Art

images from Planet Platonic

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Collection

It’s been quite cold around these parts lately. No snow … yet, but it certainly feels like winter. My mind can’t help but wander to snowy days and the holidays when it turns cold and I start to smell that familiar wintry scent in the air. I hope that fall will hang on for a while longer — it is my favorite season, after all — but for today I think it’s time to break out the first holiday themed scrapbook paper collection of the season.

Basic Grey’s Eskimo Kisses collection features seasonal damasks, a really rockin’ wood grain, kawaii characters, and berry toned accents that I’m really digging. Here’s a peek at the collection, and you can purchase the patterned papers, embellishments, stamps, and laser cut cardstock (bottom image) at Scrapbook.com and Two Peas in a Bucket.

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses

images from Basic Grey

2010 Calendar Roundup, Part 1

Alright, everyone, I can hold back no longer. I cannot get over how many awesome 2010 calendars are out there, and at this rate the roundup is going to be half a dozen parts. But this is great, because it means more options and eye candy for everyone! I have to pace myself, though, so today I’ll just be posting part one.

What I love about so many of these calendars is that they can easily be turned into framed art after the year is over. This is what I’m planning on doing with my favorite 2009 calendar images, and pretty soon I’ll probably have a wall full of art that was formerly a calendar. Bonus!

Now, without further ado, here’s part one of my 2010 calendar roundup:

The always anticipated Ilee letterpress and silkscreen calendar:

Ilee 2010 Calendar

Ilee 2010 Calendar

Lovely modern printed and die cut calendar from A Little Hut:

A Little Hut 2010 Calendar

A Little Hut 2010 Calendar

Letterpress calendar from One Canoe Two, featuring wonderful hand drawn and painted illustrations:

One Canoe Two 2010 Calendar

Beautiful modern illustration and color in Egg Press’ 2010 offset printed desk calendar:

Egg Press 2010 Calendar
Egg Press 2010 Calendar

Bright, lovely patterns feature prominently in Linda & Harriett’s calendar:

Linda & Harriett 2010 Calendar

Linda & Harriett 2010 Calendar

Love the purple and orange color palette and folk inspired illustration in Dutch Door’s letterpress calendar:

Dutch Door 2010 Calendar

Elegant, modern letterpressed illustrations from Parrott Design Studio:

Parrott Design Studio 2010 Calendar

Things are Better with a Parrott 2010 Calendar

Whimsical, colorful illustrations in yaelfran’s 2010 printable calendar:

Yaelfran 2010 Calendar

Yaelfran 2010 Calendar

Beautiful simplicity from simplesong designs:

Simplesong 2010 Calendar

Simplesong 2010 Calendar

Daisy P Paperie has four pretty calendars this year, each with its own unique look and feel:

Daisy P 2010 Calendar

Daisy P 2010 Calendar

Daisy P 2010 Calendar

Daisy P 2010 Calendar

Bright and bold patterns in JHill Design’s 2010 Places I Have Never Been Wall Calendar, also available in a desktop version:

JHill Design 2010 Calendar

And I know that I’ve mentioned these previously, but I wanted to make Night Owl Paper Goods’ birch wood printed critter and pattern calendars a part of the roundup, too, because they’re just cool:

Night Owl 2010 Calendar

Night Owl 2010 Calendar

Be on the lookout for part two, coming soon…

images from their respective owners