This is J Brag Books

This is J Brag Book
This is J Brag Book

Beware, fashionistas, this paper craving is for you! Who am I kidding? I slob around in sweats and a ponytail day in and day out, and I still love these fashionable brag books by Toronto based This is J. You can almost feel the buttery suede covers through the images, and the embroidery in contrasting colors is beautiful. Find them at Elsewares, along with lots of other wonderful paper goodies from independent artists and designers, for $68 each.

images from Elsewares

Whimsy Press Mother’s Day Sale

Whimsy Press Journals

Whimsy Press is having a terrific sale in honor of Mother’s Day. Save 30% on their full line of snazzy journals when you purchase them on the Whimsy Press website now through Mother’s Day. Enter MOMROCKS at checkout to receive the discount.

Whimsy Press Notecards

While you’re perusing, you should also check out Whimsy Press’ boundary free, double-sided note cards. Flip them any which way you like; since they’re blank inside, you decide which side is up, down, front, and back.

images from Whimsy Press

Amy Smyth Made It

Amy Smyth Made It Birthday

I was recently introduced to Amy Smyth Made It, a wonderfully funky stationery line by illustrator turned paper pusher Amy Smyth. As I pored over the site, I found it very difficult to choose just a few favorites to feature, so be prepared for the images to come (I’m sure you don’t mind, right?).

I really dig the illustration style, which has such a spirited attitude, and the colors that Amy Smyth uses – lots of subdued, sophisticated naturals used in a bold way.

Amy Smyth Made It offers a little bit of everything, from baby and bridal invitations to gift tags, moving announcements, holiday, and notecards. I’d advise you to do as Amy Smyth suggests and “write a freakin’ note,” if only so you’ll have an excuse to buy her paper goods.

images from Amy Smyth Made It

Baby Flash Cards by Wee Gallery

Wee Gallery Baby Flash Cards

These Baby Flash Cards by Wee Gallery are absolutely adorable. I love the fun, playful illustration style set in black and white. Even if you don’t have a little one around, you could frame the wee works of art to create your own wonderful wall art. You could also turn the flash cards into a cool urban mobile with a nifty stainless steel mobile kit. Ingenious!

Wee Gallery’s Baby Flash Cards are available in three sets: original, sea, and farm (pictured above). $14.95 per set at Sparkability.

ETA: Ooh, it looks like Wee Gallery actually has two additional new sets of flash cards, garden and jungle, available from their site. I must collect them all.

image from Sparkability

Bella Muse Mother’s Day Cards

Bella Muse Mother's Day Card
Bella Muse Mother's Day Card

Nothing says “I love you” like a cheeky Mother’s Day card. I love what Bella Muse has to offer for the day when we all let our mommies know how much they mean to us. Just be sure that your mom has a good sense of humor if you’re going to give her a Mother’s Day card with a cleaver on it or, well, the police may have to get involved. $3.50 each at Bella Muse.

images from Bella Muse