Monday, November 26, 2012

Designers Care

After Hurricane Sandy hit the North East coast, Jackie Mangiolino, the Long Island creative behind Believe Notes, rallied together a group of independent designers to contribute original art work to sell with all proceeds (aside from shipping and transaction fees) benefiting the American Red Cross Disaster ReliefDesigners Care is non-profit project reaching out to raise funds to help those in need through inspiration and good design!

Unity by Marabou

Our design for peace after the storm was inspired by the "Unity" and support shown in hopes of uplifting the communities devastated. Please visit Designers Care shop to mix & match a variety of beautifully crafted one of a kind items for a worthy cause. Hand stamped and available on white, black or kraft paper, in black, gold or silver metallic inks. (Click here to view)

A big shout out and thank you to Jackie & her mother, Anna for organizing & managing this initiative, and to the amazing network of designers who shared their talent! xo

Monday, November 19, 2012

Modern Winter Mood

Modern Winter by Marabou, see more holiday photo cards

I have been having so much fun collaging inspirational mood boards! Here is my latest creation, titled Modern Winter. Highlighting fellow Mintie, Root Beer Float &/co. uber-cool holiday card, "Happiness For All".

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Creative Craft : Headdress

Once a month I volunteer at my daughter's Montessori school teaching art & craft projects. When working with young children please use safe materials & remember to keep the instructions simple! This month, I crafted a playfully festive headdress for the children to model, personalize & decorate.

Materials needed: 
cotton balls
construction paper

Completed craft:  

Time: 25mins

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Very Merry Mood

We are starting to feel very festive here in the Northwest & have created a mood board inspired by our Very Merry holiday photo card. Please take a look, like & share our collage!   


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fête - Party Decor

We've done it again! Our whimsical Fête party decor suite is the perfect addition to your next event. This DIY party in a box design was designed with a child's birthday party in mind, but would work beautifully with a baby shower or holiday event. Our playful modern design promises good times to be had by all! The only thing left to do is order it!

Available in 3 suites!
Unique Party $65 |  Perfect Party $98 | Dream Party $178

Order the matching invitation to complete the party experience!

Friday, October 5, 2012

NEW! Party Decor - Auld Lang Syne

We are over the moon excited to announce the launch of our ultra chic Auld Lang Syne party decor suite! Guaranteed to thrill, whether you are throwing a fabulous cocktail party or festive holiday event. Our perfectly placed glittered accents & modern touches will create the perfect backdrop. Designed to pair well with the fanciest of midnight champagne toasts. 

Wow your guests & host a memorable DIY celebration with one of our party in a box packages!

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Dynamic Seattleite

We have exciting news to share! Just when we thought we couldn't love our city more, we were selected by Seattle's premiere lifestyle resource, The Seattleite, as a dynamic trendsetter & trailblazer.
It was a pleasure working with Jane Yuan, Chief Seattleite & contributing columnists, Kelly Darrah.

This August, they featured a series of profiles on influential movers and shakers & innovative entrepreneurs in their fields. It is truly an honor to be listed among the best that the Puget Sound region and the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Recently launched in January 2011, the Seattleite has quickly become the lifestyle news site for Seattle’s young professionals who are in-the-know and on-the-go. We refer to the Seattleite to deliver the latest news and happenings around The Emerald City. Check out our feature HERE!   

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Minted In The Northwest

Last weekend, I had the privilege of hosting Minted's first home Mintie meet-up! We gathered at my Eastside abode on a beautiful Summer morning. A wonderful group of passionate Northwest creatives attended to network & preview Minted's signature luxe paper and limited edition Art Prints.

Mariam shared insightful information about Minted's phenomenal platform, as well as upcoming events & challenges.

We enjoyed a variety of local organic aliment & refreshing beverages.

Another topic of discussion was the amazing Minted cake created by the talented Lara Ticeson of Custom Cakes. 

Displayed throughout our home were samples of Minted's Community Designed products.
Journals, Calling Cards, Invitations, Suites, Announcements, Art Prints & more!

No room was off limits, including my office & our daughter's playroom!

FYI Minties: You're designs are even more spectacular in person!

Our guests traveled from all over the Pacific Northwest, some as far as Portland!

Melissa of Pistols, Harmony, and Kimberly of Billede Design.

Below: Guest mingle, nosh & network.

I was so thankful for the cool Summer breeze, clear skies and great company.
We succeed in hosting a lively Mintie Meet-Up & provided a comfortable forum for guest to connect.

Mariam & Brady of Minted, Brandy of Marabou & Melissa of Pistols, chat fanfare, opportunity & design while enjoying the view.  


 A huge thank you to Mariam Naficy & the entire Minted team! Their work and partnership is what made this landmark occasion possible. Much appreciation & gratitude to everyone who respectfully attended & contributed to our events success. 

I had the best time hosting Minted's first ever at home Mintie Meet-Up and look forward to planning my next Minted event! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Merci Beaucoup!

Introducing our latest personalized appreciation cards for! Our Thank You cards are the perfect way to acknowledge those who have made your life a little easier and or deserve a shout out for being amazing!

Boost by Marabou 
25 for $76

Token by Marabou
25 for $76

P.S. You're welcome! xo

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Time Is Of The Essence.......

Yesterday, I lost 3 months worth of blogging content. Needless to say it was a pretty upsetting experience. One that almost sent me spiraling into a state of helplessness, but after a chilled glass of whiskey & a good nights rest I think I am up for the challenge of rewriting/highlighting some of the exciting events that have taken place this Spring - Summer. Wish me luck!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Favorite

We are big fans of bold graphics & literary classics. So when I stumbled across BabyLit® new series of children's books I could hardly contain my excitement!

Our Friday favorite goes to none other than author & University of Washington grad, Jennifer Adams. Jennifer received her degree in English literature in my beloved Emerald City. We are a big fans of her work & gift her products any chance we get.


These mini masterpieces paired with the colorful imagination of Sugar illustrator & designer, Allison Oliver is a must have for any little person in your life. I can't think of a better way to introduce literary classics to young gazers & readers.

The BabyLit® series includes: Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, and Pride and Prejudice. All copies listed above adorn the shelves of my daughter's library.

These books have quickly become everyday favorites!