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she {hearts} persnickety prints

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One of my favorite social media outlets, maybe the favorite social media outlet, has become Instagram.  I love taking quick snippets of our daily life, editing them on my phone, and then sharing with friends and family instantly.  It is quick, simple, and a no-fuss way to interact with other people.  I have been looking for a printing company to print my instagram photos so that I can not only view them on my phone, but also use them in my home.  I had heard rave reviews about Persnickety Prints and how nice their prints were, so I reached out to them to help me with a little DIY project I have had up my sleeve for quite some time.

Persnickety Prints is easy to use- make an account, download photos, pick the size (white boarder or no boarder), and order.  Super simple!  When I ordered mine, I received an email that same day telling me my prints were shipped!  I loved the quick turn around time!

persnickety CollageWhen I received my prints, I noticed they were clear and crisp and the coloring matched the original picture perfectly.  Once I flipped through the prints, I wasted no time starting my DIY project.  I had a frame I had been saving for this project.  I prepped it and got started.  I used tacky glue on the back of my prints (you can use hot glue or double sided tape as well) and glued them onto the frame- easy peasy.  I love that when I need to retire a photo, I just remove the old picture and paste up a new one in its place.  No need in replacing the entire piece of artwork!  Plus, the kids LOVE looking at the pictures.  They have their favorite ones and will stand on the love seat and chat about the memories the pictures bring back.  That is exactly what I was hoping for!

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Visit Persnickety Prints and see for yourself how easy and fun it is to order and style your instagram prints.  You can also upload photos from your computer as well!

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She {hearts} May Designs

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Gorgeous stationery has always made my heart go “pitter-patter,” so when I stumbled across May Designs I knew I had to have one of their custom books!  I had so much fun designing my own cover (complete with my monogram!) and picking out the inside pages.

maybookcoverMay Designs allows you to pick from TONS of chic, trendy patterns and colors to create a work of art that is truly customized for your style!  The options for inside pages of the book range from weekly agendas, meal planners, and address books, to dots, lines, and blank pages.  The books are hand-sewn and meant to be well-loved!  The covers are soft yet durable, and the inside pages are easy to write on.

maybookinsideThe custom May Notes would be fun to purchase for yourself, but they also would make great gifts!  The May Notes are also can be customized with the same beautiful patterns and monograms as the May Books.

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Design your own May Book or May Notes here (it’s really fun to do!)maybooks2

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A winner from the U.S. will be chosen on 8-30-13 at 12AM EST. Please see our Giveaway Rules for further details. Product Sample Provided

She {hearts} The Plaid Barn

Craft supplies are my love language. I most definitely can’t get enough. I love awesome deals almost as much as I love discovering unique craft supplies. The Plain Barn is a daily deals site which offers both great crafty supplies AND sweet prices!

The Plain Barn provides daily deals on high-quality supplies, and when you sign up for their daily email, their deal of the day will be delivered right to your inbox. The Plain Barn’s daily deals include (but aren’t limited to) paper goods, stamps, washi tape, jewelry supplies & kits, notecards and envelopes, ribbon & elastic, and party supplies. The have also broadened their offerings to include accessories (earrings, scarves, bracelets, camera straps, hair accessories, necklaces) and grab bags of supplies. The daily items offered are always up to date and possess the uniqueness that your local chain craft store can’t always measure up to.

I have ordered from The Plain Barn a few times. My favorite item is the self-inking address stamp I purchased a few months ago. The designs that were offered were unlike any I’d seen for address stamps. I am wowed every day by their trendy offerings!

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Visit The Plain Barn to sign up to receive daily email alerts containing their crafty deal of that day. You can also find The Plaid Barn on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Plain Barn is offering a goodie box full of assorted awesome crafting swag (worth $50!) to one lucky She {hearts} It reader (also known as the reader I will be forever jealous of)!

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She {hearts} Bontanical Paperworks

Recently I had the chance to review a set of Bright Bouquet Plantable Cards from Botanical Paperworks, and I have loved using them for special notes!  Seed paper is a perfect way to send a greeting in the spring (or anytime, really)!

After your recipient is finished reading their note, they can plant the paper and watch beautiful wildflowers grow!  The designs are modern, and the paper is beautifully textured and made from post-consumer waste.

In addition to the cards I reviewed, some of my other favorite items from Botanical Paperworks are the plantable Mother’s Day cards (adorable!), plantable thank you cards (instead of tossing the card, your friend can plant it!), plantable confetti (so fun for a party!), and this elephant plantable calendar (love the graphic!).

If you’re looking for plantable paper invitations or favors for an upcoming event (wedding, baby shower, party, Mother’s Day, graduation, etc.), Botanical Paperworks is sure to have exactly what you need! The plantable seed paper favors would be great for spring weddings, baby showers, and other events! I had so much fun browsing their site and I know you will too!

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The Bright Bouquet Plantable Cards Set featured in this review is just $24.95. Other plantable paper and seed paper can also be purchased from Botanical Paperworks!

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Botanical Paperworks is giving away an awesome prize pack (ARV $55!) to one lucky She {hearts} It reader!
This pack includes:
– Bright Bouquet plantable journal (winner’s choice between blowing flowersblue flowers, or poppy)
– Bright Bouquet Plantable Postcards Set
– Bright Bouquet Plantable Notepaper Set
– Bright Bouquet Pink Flowers Coil Bound Plantable Notepad

To Enter: Leave a comment telling us what your favorite seed paper item is from Botanical Paperworks!

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Winner selected: Congratulations, Sharlene! Please see our Giveaway Rules for further details. Product Sample Provided

She {hearts} Cupcaketionary

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As I mentioned last week, my children had their 5th birthday party on Saturday. It was a Dr. Seuss party, centered around Dr. Seuss’ creative and colorful poetic masterpieces! We decorated with books (some were ours and others were borrowed from the library!), pennants made out of book pages, framed puzzles, and today’s featured item: Adorable food labels from Cupcaketionary! They were a huge hit with the kids and adults alike! Can you spot all of them on the table below?

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Cupcaketionary is an Etsy shop that features all sorts of adorable paper creations! From invitations and thank you cards to food labels and centerpieces, Kristen has designed a full line of party planning essentials. I, of course, fell in love with all of her Dr. Seuss items, but she also has Barbie, owl, Lightning McQueen, and monkey decor! Here is a closer picture of the food tents that she designed for me, with their corresponding food items.Whether you are hosting a baby shower or birthday party, your table is not complete without something from Cupcaketionary!

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I loved using the food labels from Cupcaketionary at my kids’ birthday party because they made me look like a professional party planner! Kristen is so easy to work with, prompt in her  correspondence, and provides the digital file by email, so you have the choice of where to print it. Her prices are extremely reasonable, especially for the quality you receive!

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Kristen is offering a discount to all of our She{hearts}it readers! Just use the code “cupcake” in the promo box on her Etsy store for 15% off your purchase. You will be so glad that you have something from Cupcaketionary at your next party!
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She {hearts} Imagination Pad

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Tomorrow, my oldest set of twins are celebrating their 5th birthday! For months now we have been planning their party, centered around the theme of Dr. Seuss! As I was thinking about invitations, I knew I wanted something that was “Seussical” and carried the poetic and rhythmic tone of his work, yet also had playful wording and graphics. I came across Kelley’s masterpieces with Imagination Pad, and I was hooked! I emailed her and received a response back within a few hours.  In no time, Kelley had my perfectly printed and packaged invitations, envelopes and matching response labels at my doorstep. They were just what I was hoping for:

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Not only does Kelley design and print the invitations for you, but I was amazed at the quality of her work. The invitations are extremely well made, with top grade paper, and even have two flaps that unfold! I have never seen invitations like hers! They are top-notch!

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If you are looking for an extremely professional, well-designed, and quality-printed invitation, then make sure to visit her Etsy store!  From birth announcements and birthday parties to bridal showers and save the date cards, Kelley’s store has a wide variety of products that are sure to suit your needs (and wants!). Not to mention, Kelley is so nice and easy to work with in designing whatever your imagination desires!

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Kelley has graciously offered all of our readers 10% off any purchase in her Etsy store. Just use the code sheheartsit for 10% off your purchase!
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She {hearts} Moxy Paperie & Katlem Designs

 

In a word of everything done via the internet, I still try to find every reason to send snail mail. Whether it be a thank you note, birthday card, or invitations, I’m all about stationary! I first found Katlem Designs when I was planning my daughter’s 1st birthday. I knew I wanted a goldfish theme party and I was determined to design the majority of stuff myself. After lots of searching I finally found a goldfish image that I wanted to use. With that image I designed her birthday invitations and some thank you cards. I also wanted to print some cupcake toppers and return address labels, but I’d never played around with printing on circle lables. The actual goldfish image I was using was in the shape of a circle too, so I began looking for someone who could help me out. Through the wonderful world of etsy, I ran across Moxy Paperie, ran by the talented Kate Lemish, and she helped me pull of the rest of the finishing touches for Grace’s first birthday! Since then Kate has also printed lots of return address lables for me, from a basic demask to ones with seahorses and others that I’ve given as gifts!

While running Moxy Paperie, which focuses on the sale of labels for all occasions, and taking care of a 6 month old, Kate also has another business called Katlem Designs. Katlem Designs focuses on cards, invitations, etc. As I was browsing some of her recent work, I spotted some crab invites and some anchor invitations, that are so screaming my name! They are too adorable and I think I need to plan some sort of event, just so I can use them! :)

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Moxy Paperie provides top quality labels for many occasions. Great for return address labels but they can also be used for wedding favor labels, wedding address labels, and many other uses.  She also takes on custom orders.
Katlem Design is reserved for cards, announcements, invitations, and wedding related items. You can also check out the Katlem Design Blog.

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Kate is so kindly giving one winner a set of 15 fold over cards (5 1/2 x 4 1/8) with white envelopes from Katlem Designs and a set (1 sheet of 30) of matching 1.5″ round labels from Moxy Paperie. You can choose your own design from Moxy Paperie labels and Katlem Designs will do notecards to match!

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Congrats to Irene for winning cards from Katlem Designs and labels from Moxy Paperie!

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