A Brief Interlude

I’ll be leaving today for an unplanned trip out of town and will be gone for the rest of this week and the entirety of next week. But I’ll be posting again starting the 21st.

While I’m gone, I won’t have access to email, but I’ll start responding to those emails that I’ve received in the past day or two and those I’ll receive while I’m gone starting on the 21st.

Apologies in advance for the absence of paper craves in the next week and a half. Thanks for understanding!

While I’m gone, you can check out these paper pretties from around the web:

* Awesome retro-y kitchen prints from junecraft – via Decor8

* D.I.Y. Wednesdays cute paper table lantern craft project – via Design*Sponge

* Ooh, a sneak peak at the forthcoming letterpress line from fb press, a new venture from Nicole at Freshly Blended – via Freshly Blended

* Oh so prettily packaged macarons – via Oh Joy!

* Unique paper goodies from UK design shop, Prsent & Correct — how fantastic are those Biscuit greeting cards?! – via Bloesem

Free Downloads from Wedding Style Guide

Free Downloads Wedding Labels Tags Paper

Found via Paper Forest

Australian magazine, Wedding Style Guide, has some fantastic (and free) downloads for all sorts of pretty wedding details, including labels, hang tags, invitations, and patterned paper for all different sorts of styles and themes. The photos of the projects are sure to inspire!

Two of my favorites are the Ex Libris Gift Labels and Modern Spice Patterned Papers.

images from Wedding Style Guide

Alicia Bock Photography

Alicia Bock Photography

As I sit here at the beginning of another hot and humid summer day, in a home without air conditioning that will feel like the interior of an oven in a few hours, I find relief from the less than welcome weather in Alicia Bock’s wonderfully evocative photographs.

Alicia Bock Photography

Alicia Bock Photography

Looking at Alicia’s creations makes me feel like I’m on a sandy beach, in a field full of fuzzy naturals, or beneath the shady boughs of a tree and far away from my stuffy abode. Photographs available at Alicia Bock Photography.

images from Alicia Bock

Happy Independence Day

Happy 4th of July to those of you who are celebrating the quintessential American summer holiday with barbecues, beach vacations, backyard get togethers, fireworks, and whatever else your traditions may be. Stay safe, and have a good one!

I’ll be back to posting Tuesday, after the long holiday weekend. Gotta love those!

Thank Goodness Note Writing Service

Thank You Note Writing Service

Much thanks to reader, Sophie, for introducing me to the wonderful company, Thank Goodness, a personalized thank you note writing service. Thank Goodness allows you to customize everything on your thank yous from the card and envelope color to the inscription to the note itself, which is made with a font custom created from your own handwriting. I’ve always loved handwriting fonts, and I’d love to have my one in my own handwriting!

Thank Goodness provides notes for a variety of occasions, including wedding, baby, business, and more.

image from Thank Goodness