Sunday, January 27, 2013

things i love about you

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, which got me thinking about making something lovey dovey. And what's better than a little tin full of sweet somethings for that special person in your life?

Our "Things I Love About You" tin makes it super easy to tell your sweetie (or your kids) all the little things you love about them. 12 little cards are printed on a premium card stock with a rich berry-red chevron pattern on the back. They rest on top of a bed of kraft-colored crinkle-cut paper, and come packaged in their own little tin which is wrapped in a sweet hand-stamped natural muslin drawstring bag. Choose from one of eight cute phrases! (scroll down to see them all)

For those of you who have more than enough to write about, these re-fill cards are for you. The tin can fit as many as 85 cards... happy writing!

For our faithful blog readers, please feel free to use the coupon code "BEMINE10" for 10% off your tin. The countdown to Valentine's Day has begun... we recommend upgrading to Priority Shipping to guarantee that they get to you in time.


P.S. Which bag is your favorite?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

wishes for baby

It's no secret that there are some good and bad shower games out there. Let's be honest. When the day is over, you may leave the shower with some useless trivia in your head, a clothespin stuck to your skirt, or visions of opening diapers to identify sights and smells that you'd much rather forget.

Traditionally, showers have had "Advice for Mom" cards that guests fill out. As if she isn't getting enough advice from her Aunt Mildred, or well-meaning friends who have been lactating for four years straight. "Wishes for Baby", on the other hand, invites guests and loved ones to contribute sweet words and wishes written to the baby which will be treasured for years to come. It's like a tin full of warm fuzzies

Simply distribute these little cards to guests at the shower, collect them, and store them in the sweet little keepsake tin. Wrapped in a soft cotton muslin bag with some fun, whimsical phrases to choose from, we've got a soft spot for this newest member of the Inklings Paperie family. You can find them here.

So which bag is your favorite? If you could write a wish for baby, what would it be?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

baby on the way!

The last few months have been quite a whirlwind. I'm pleased and excited to share that we've got a baby on the way... for all three of you who didn't know already.

After we told our family and close friends, I thought it would be fun to announce our news on Facebook in a fun way.  I credit the idea to this source. I'm not sure if they were the first ones to do it, but I thought it was darling!

Here's what you don't see in the picture:

1. The wind that October day, which seemed to make capturing an upright shot of a balloon (let alone FOUR balloons) impossible.

2. The tangled balloons, or the matchbox cars in the toes of the smaller shoes to prevent them from blowing away.

3. Two of the balloons actually blowing away, with mom-to-be uttering a few words which will not be repeated. I will not disclose which balloons blew away, for fear that the superstitious among you might think that it was in any way foreshadowing...

4. The looks I was given from neighbors walking their dogs around the commons. Who wouldn't slow to look at a lone woman laying across the concrete path, talking to herself, taking photos of balloons... tied to shoes? Yup. All in the name of creativity.

5. The hours spent later that evening in Photoshop to piece together this picture.

All in all, I'm glad I did it... because 1,392 pins later, I've FINALLY done something that I had pinned on Pinterest. ;)

And since taking this picture, we've found out that we're having another BOY. Very exciting. Our little guy (4) is thrilled about being a big brother, and has affectionately named his kid brother "Doodle". This could be interesting.