not to be forgotten

Alrighty, kids. It's the last of my National Stationery Show round-up. I've tried to go through all of the business cards, photos and shwag that I acquired. My baggage weighed 44lbs. {and let me mention that my husband picked up my bag to put it in the car that morning and said "it's 44lbs" he is a human scale i tell you} on the way back I thought it would be lighter because of all of the press kits and giveaways I took with me – no dice.p421fAll the way from Birmingham, Owlabama – Night Owl Paper Goods hold a special place in my southern heart. My photo of the new sea otter card didn't turn out in my hurried pace {oh how i love otters} so I chose this foxy fungi card to show you.

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I'm drawn to the clean modern illustrative style of Pancake & Franks. With too many favorites to mention, I went hiking and fishing with my family this morning, so here's "hope your birthday is off the hook" ... A flurry of other mentions are in store here .... Paper Stories offers "a fresh approch to letterpress" and she also spearheaded a letterpress swap that I was thrilled to be involved in. Two neighbors and fellow paper pushers, Lilywillow and ManCards had a great showing. I like the angle of "art for correspondence" from Yellow Owl Workshop. Oh, and let us not forget Robin Beth who has some great designs I'd love to see in fabric.

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And now for some things that I walked away wanting, though not all were necessarily paper related: this luggage from Jane Marvel, these office products {oh boy am i a sucker for some organizational office products} from Girl of All Work, anything magnetic, orange or woodgrained from Three by Three and throwing back to my Hello Kitty days – I stumbled across Shinzi Katoh and wanted to take one of each. And with that, my friends, I say farewell until next year from the zero carbon Vert wedding stationery rickshaw.

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