welcome to in a card's blog...

i know that "cute" is not a word typically used to describe good design, but in my world, it is. if it's your first reaction to say, "aww... how cute!" then it must be just that! "C-U-T-E." and i'm talking about so incredibly, ridiculously cute that the most masculine of men will even say those three words without thinking twice about it.

and so that is what i hope to share with you on my blog...

a combination of really unique ideas, simple thoughts that come randomly into my mind, along with "cute" designs that i've designed or come across.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


been twittering for a couple of days now and am pretty amazed at this whole online movement.  even experienced an unexpected customer service twitter...
after posting a twitter about being disappointed with vista print, i soon receieved an @inacard reply asking if there was something they could help me with.  in 140 characters i was able to express my problem and awoke this morning with a direct message stating that my re-order shipping has been waived and that my account has been reiembursed.
now, you tell me, why couldn't the customer service lady i spoke to yesterday on the phone have done that for me right then and there?
really makes me think that the vista print twitter should replace the entire vista print customer service department!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

tweet, tweet

starting to set up my twitter account and about to join the millions already twittering.

follow me on twitter...



Sunday, April 26, 2009

bo knows obama

the first time i saw this picture, i thought it was just the cutest picture ever of our president and the new family dog, bo.

Monday, April 20, 2009

comic sans, i love to hate it

can't say that i am a fan of the font comic sans.  however i do love this clever t-shirt by veer using comic sans characters to render the human heart.  "love it, love to hate it, or hate that you love it."
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Comic Sans Love T-Shirt by Veer

interesting article about this font by emily steel
"typeface inspired by comic books has become a font of ill will"

Thursday, April 16, 2009

saying "thank you" is as equally important as saying "please"

after the party is over, thank you cards MUST be sent out!!!
these are the corresponding thank you notes to the mad hatter invitiations my niece will be sending out to express her gratitude to all the kids that attended her party and all the wonderful gifts she received.madhatter_thanku1

and no i don't think a child is ever too young (or too old) to learn the etiquette of writing a thank you note.   :o)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

i ♥ work!

a quote by Frederick Douglass:

"People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get."

Sunday, April 12, 2009

don't be late for a very important date!

my niece had her mad hatter tea party yesterday and it was the most fun filled children's party i've ever been to.  and the most colorful!  big paper flowers and decorative lanterns were strung above the main table as kids ate with colorful mismatched place settings.  little flower arrangements lined across the center of the table adding even more vibrant colors to the setting.
the activities ranged from decorating your own hat, to face painting and of course as my niece had requested, a piƱata!
my mom made a hat cake to resemble the invitations with a side of equally fun stacked cupcakes which the kids (and a few parents) gobbled up in an instant.

Friday, April 10, 2009

can design save the newspaper?

very interesting speech...  love what Jacek Utko has to say at the very end.  very inspirational!
"...we just need inspiration, vision and determination.  And you need to remember that to be good is not enough."  - Jacek Utko

Thursday, April 9, 2009

moss carpet

imagine stepping out of a shower and onto this bed of moss.  can't help but feel like you're in the forrest right?
it's cute in a strange way don't you think???
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Moss Carpet by Nguyen La Chanh
to learn more about this moss carpet visit www.inhabitat.com.

Monday, April 6, 2009


a quote by Lawrence Block:

"Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you've found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for."

Friday, April 3, 2009

big one, little one

new designs just added to simplewear on Etsy. makes a great gift, not just for the new little baby, but for the little one's older brother or sister. 'cause they also need to know how "big" and important they're new role in the family is!

"big sister" by simplewear on Etsy

"little brother" by simplewear on Etsy

Thursday, April 2, 2009

simply squared

one of the rings that you'll almost always see me wearing is this unique square ring that April Kawaoka from Etsy makes. what makes this ring so unique is the all around square shape.

it is also one of the most comfortable rings i own. many people have stopped to ask about it so i thought i'd write about it and let you know where you can purchase one for yourself.

"Simply Squared" by April Kawaoka on Etsy

a little bit of jazz

these new jazz and blues illustrations make really great wall pieces for any jazz lover's room! a new limited edition collection series by Put'em In The Wall can be found on Etsy.

i'm looking forward to seeing what other great jazz artists are added to this sultry collection!

"All Blues" by Put'em In The Wall on Etsy

"Lady Day Sings" by Put'em In The Wall on Etsy


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