If’n Books + Marks Circle Buttonhole Stitch Photo Albums

If'n Books + Marks Circle Buttonhole Stitch Albums

I’m in love with these Circle Buttonhole Stitch Photo Albums from If’n Books + Marks. The palettes are sophisticated and calm, and the contrasting colored circles are the perfect touch. Just a wonderful design, all around. The handmade photo albums are available in both small (8″ x 8″) and large (14.5″ x 10.5″) sizes.

While you’re visiting, you must check out the video about how these albums are made. Quite felliniesque!

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Five and a Half Journals

Five and a Half Thiebaud's Cakes Journal
Five and a Half Cup o Noodles Journal

I love these nifty journals from Five and a Half. Not only are they pretty to look at, but the illustrations are making me hungry for cake and noodle soup. Each Five and a Half journal is made with sugarcane and recycled text-weight paper with an envelope style inner pocket to keep loose papers. Cover options include illustrations and vintage style photographs, which are printed in fade-proof ink. $22-$30 at Five and a Half. Thiebaud’s Cakes and Momofuku designs pictured above.

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Basic Grey Papers

It’s grungy. It’s dirty. It’s worn. It’s completely awesome. Basic Grey specializes in creating “cutting edge scrapbooking paper that reflects a raw, progressive design style.” I’ve not seen scrapbooking paper like it before, and I can see their papers being used in collage projects, as the basis for favor boxes or place cards at weddings with an edge, and a thousand other projects that have my mind racing with ideas.

Basic Grey: Stella Ruby
Drive in the Country and Ladies Book Club from the Stella Ruby Collection
Basic Grey: LilyKate
Chocolate and Mia from the LilyKate Collection
Basic Grey: Blush
Devotion and Tease from the Blush Collection
Basic Grey: Fruitcake
clockwise, from top left: Frosty/Maraschino Cherry, Stained Glass/Orange Peel, Glisten/Avalanche, and Vintage Ornaments/Pine from the Fruitcake Collection

Basic Grey papers are available at Scrapbook.com and Jordan Paper Arts

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Art Eggs and Happy Easter

Art Egg Icons

A few years ago, I became obsessed with desktop icons and made this set as a twist on the traditionally decorated Easter egg. The set includes six modern art inspired eggs (Warhol, Lichtenstein, Mondrian, Magritte, Picasso, and Escher). Download the eggs here. My apologies, Mac users, but this set only works in Windows.

Happy Easter!