Giving Puns a Hip-Hop Edge

I went to a local art/craft show a few weeks ago. There were several stationery designers showing there, and I noticed that they all had a similar theme of being “cute” and “punny.” I am certainly not criticizing - because the majority of my designs are both cute and punny; however, it did make me think it was time to rethink my designs. I think “cute’s” days are numbered, but funny will never go out of style. My solution (for now) is to add some edge by finding influence in the world of hip-hop. I’m happy with it so far - like the whole process has been reinvigorated. Plus - I absolutely love rap and hip-hop. This is just an excuse to break out some old cds.

I’ll be showing at Hover Craft on December 8th here in Milwaukee. If you’re in the area, come say hello!

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Inspirational Designs - Giveaway

Today is the day when Lace & Race (my running blog) meets PaperMichelle officially. A lot of the interactions I have through Lace & Race involve ambitious athletes - high achievers with lofty personal and professional goals. That is not unlike the friends I have made through PaperMichelle.

One thing both groups need: motivation and inspiration! I’m adding a couple new designs to the shop, but I thought I could do a fun little giveaway first. To win two of each design below (because you never know when you need to inspire someone else or simply say Hello!) just enter through the Rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom.

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Lace & Race - My Running Blog

As some of you know, I am not only a stationery designer - but also a pretty serious runner. I spend a lot of time blogging over at Lace & Race, my other moniker.

Today - the handmade world met my competitive world of racing in a post entitled “Running Gear - The Handmade Wishlist.” Please visit Lace & Race to check out some of the wonderful running related lovelies I found on Etsy today!

Valentine’s Day is for Lovers

Love it or hate it - Valentine’s Day is coming quickly, folks. Don’t forget to tell your sweetheart you love them like crazy. Here’s a little gift guide to help you out.

Love Fox Je T'aime from heartandfox

Love Fox Je T'aime from heartandfox

You Are So Loved from Katie Daisy - thewheatfield

You Are So Loved from Katie Daisy - thewheatfield

You Complete Me Card from PaperMichelle

You Complete Me Card from PaperMichelle

Love Card from JerseysFreshest

Love Card from JerseysFreshest

Valentine's Day Card from SnoogsandWilde

Valentine's Day Card from SnoogsandWilde

Bunnies Paper Cut from PaperMichelle

Bunnies Paper Cut from PaperMichelle

YOU & ME Card from rafftruckdesigns

YOU & ME Card from rafftruckdesigns

Valentine's Day Card from PaperMichelle

Valentine's Day Card from PaperMichelle

Etsy Wedsday: Gold and Lace

I love the romantic feel of gold and lace at a wedding. They’re so feminine and soft. The Victorian touches make everything feel special - as all weddings should feel. These Etsy Wedsday finds are perfect examples.

Elandra Two-Piece Wedding Dress from Leanimal

Elandra Two-Piece Wedding Dress from Leanimal

Vintage Calla Lilly Earrings from jollytimeone

Vintage Calla Lilly Earrings from jollytimeone

Vintage Style Printable Invitations from VintageLovesRoses

Vintage Style Printable Invitations from VintageLovesRoses

Lace Romper from BelleBlakeCouture

Lace Romper from BelleBlakeCouture

Art Deco Engagement Ring from luxedeluxe

Art Deco Engagement Ring from luxedeluxe

Vintage Gold and Floral Brocade Heels from SmallEarthVintage

Vintage Gold and Floral Brocade Heels from SmallEarthVintage

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