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.

Monday, November 28, 2011

winter wonderland

my nephew is obsessed with penguins right now. not sure how or why, but for halloween he wanted to be a penguin and for his 5th birthday party, when my sister asked him what kind of party he wanted, he said, "PENGUINS!" so there you have it.  the inspiration to my latest invitation design...  a winter wonderland themed birthday party, complete with a little party penguin.

basic white envelopes are always fun to dress up with envelope icings and sticker seals!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

black friday thru cyber monday SPECIALS

a $20 value for only $10!

these notecards make a great little gift for others as well as yourself. what better way to say thank you or a simple hello then with a handwritten note.

choose from 4 suggested sets or mix 'n match and pick any 2 designs from the following:

the rose collection
 - smells like roses
 - a rose is a rose

the convo collection
 - convo me
 - the original email

the royalty collection
 - your highness
 - fleur de lis

the thank you collection
 - thank you
 - thank you curls

FREE SHIPPING on all domestic simplewear Etsy orders from now until cyber monday!

visit simplewear.etsy.com from now until 11/28/11 and just use coupon code: FREESHIP11 during checkout.

enjoy & happy shopping!!!

with love & gratitude...

this is what i will be thankful for today and everyday throughout this holiday season...

thank you for the food before us,
the friends & family beside us,
and the love between us.

happy thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

little lady invite goes 3-d

i recently merged 2 invitation ideas into 1. i took the idea of my ladybug invitation i did last year and my little lady invitation and created this sweet little lady 3-d invitation.  each invitation was embellished with a medium sized wooden painted ladybug.

it's a great compromise for those that don't want to spend too much on invitations, but still want that little touch of unique.

interested in a special order of these 3d little lady invitations?  email me for more info.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

i heart onesies

i recently created a custom onesie design for my yoga instructor mary beth, aka MB.  (make sure to check out mb's website and blog.  she's just an all around awesome person and every week i look forward to her yoga class at the studio surya yoga.)  

this design is an ode to the i heart ny tees that are so well known.
this design inspired me to create 2 new designs for my simplewear Etsy shop...

it's all in the details!

happy 1st day of november!  hope everyone had a fun halloween weekend!

my friends and i did a fun group costume over the weekend.  it started with the idea of 2 girls as boxers and the guys as our trainers. at the last minute 1 of the trainers decided to be don king 'cause every good fight needs a good promoter!  :)  our costumes were a big hit with everyone that night.  even the security guy outside the bar got a great kick out of our costumes.  i always enjoy making halloween costumes my own and i feel like everything else in life, it's always the little details that matter the most.  so what were the details we put into our costumes?

take a look and see for yourself...

he wasn't just any kind of trainer...
he was a boxing trainer!
i wasn't just any boxer... i was "hit girl!"
with a pillow in his belly, gold chains around his neck, an american flag in one hand and "hit girl" by his side, everyone was shouting out don king's famous words, "only in america!" at us all night long.
i think this group costume was a TKO!
hopefully this fun costume idea inspires you for next year's halloween and don't forget, it's all in the details!


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