ENDED: GIVEAWAY: Are you a boy or a girl?

Yay!!! We have a winner - who has been notified by email!

Congratulations on all of your little ones and THANKS for participating!

I am announcing a little giveaway from my Etsy shop! Yay! Gender announcing parties have been so in this year - I thought I would get in on the fun. (Seriously - is there anything more exciting than finding out if it’s a boy or a girl??)

Gender Announcements from PaperMichelle

Gender Announcements from PaperMichelle

The winner of my giveaway will receive a set of 10 “A Boy or A Girl” announcements from my shop. I can customize them to show a little blue or pink heart inside of each egg. It is a cute and memorable way to share your big news with friends and family. Please forward the contest to any expectant mommies or mommy blogs you know!

To enter, do any or all of the following:
- Follow @papermichelle on Twitter
- Leave a comment in this blog post
- Include a link to the giveaway on your own blog (let me know you did it!)
- Retweet my tweets about the giveaway, including the tag #papermichellegiveaway
- Add the new design to your “favorites” on Etsy

I will announce a winner on my blog and twitter on Thursday, June 30th.


New Bon Iver Released Today

Bon Iver, Bon Iver - via jagjaguwar

Bon Iver, Bon Iver - via jagjaguwar

Do yourself a favor today and go pick up the new Bon Iver album, Bon Iver - via Jagjaguwar. The album is a quick forty minutes in length, but it is fantastic. NPR has been streaming the new album for a few weeks now, and I absolutely love it. Some early standouts are Perth and the heartbreaker, Holocene. Compared to For Emma, it is optimistic - but not lacking Justin Vernon’s signature sensitivity. Go. Purchase. Support midwestern music.

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day - I hope everyone gets to spend a wonderful day with their dad. My parents were about as amazing as anyone could hope for and I am so incredibly grateful.


Father's Day card - featuring my dad, my nephew and a tractor.

Father's Day card - featuring my dad, my nephew and a tractor.

Midnight Bike Ride

Check out my latest paper cut! I love having all this summer vacation time to work on fun projects!!!



Home Sweet Home

New in shop! I worked on this little collage this morning - my first day of summer vacation!

OOAK Cut Paper Collage

OOAK Cut Paper Collage

Hooray for Earth - True Loves

Really loving Hooray for Earth the past few days. The NYC foursome sounds like a cross between Yeasayer and MGMT to me. Their album, True Loves, is out on June 7th - but streaming right now over at Spin. Give it a listen.