Long live the handwritten note...but I'm out of personalized stationery! Here I am surrounded by designs I love and paper that feels fabulous in my hands as I print for others, but I don't have a single note card with my own name on it. "Cobbler's Wife Syndrome" strikes again! Time to fix that!
But which design shall I choose? More than one for sure, because you never know what your mood will be when you sit down to write (or what occasion will inspire you to write), but choosing favorites for a designer who creates only what she loves is like trying to pick your favorite child. No can do.
So I decide to start from scratch. Where to turn for inspiration? To my love of all things French, of course! And suddenly I remember something my aunt pointed out: I don't have any lavender in my French Motif collection. Mais oui! What was I thinking? There's nothing that takes me back to Provence like a bundle of lavender flowers!
I was envisioning a few dainty sprigs tied together with a simple string, but I couldn't make the picture in my mind look right on paper, so I turned to the most talented artist I know: my sister! Dainty watercolors aren't her passion, but stick a pencil and a paintbrush in that girl's hand and she can work wonders! She's what I call CRAZY talented! (To see more of her art, follow her new blog...totally inspiring!)
Back to the new stationery design. My sister's rendering is spot on, and I'm completely smitten, but now to pair it with the perfect font. This is where I get a little carried away (like here and here). I need your help!
I like the way a light sage/moss/olive-y green coordinates with the stems and lets the flowers pop, but which font do you like best? (Also notice how I play around with the direction and location of the lavender).
LET THE VOTING BEGIN! Leave a comment at the end of this post to vote for your favorite. Feel free to tell me what you like about it. The top one or two designs will be added to the online shop, and to sweeten the deal, one of you will win a set of lavender note cards of your very own! The winner will be announced on Monday, April 26th.
And the winner of last week's giveaway:
I won't make a habit of telling you about the winners (I may not always know them), but you have to know this: Kara is a TEENAGER who loves hand written notes! Not only am I honored that a teenage girl would spend her time reading my blog, but I'm encouraged by her comments. There's hope! Note writing may survive the electronic age after all! I may have to throw in an extra set of cards for Kara! Keep writing, girl! I love it!
Don't forget to vote/leave a comment! You may be the next winner!