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Minted + Mother’s Day

Minted_EMC
When I attended Alt Summit in January, I had the pleasure of getting to know the folks at Minted + the awesome charity they have partnered with, Every Mother Counts (EMC). EMC, created by Christy Turlington Burns, aims to support and educate the world on maternal mortality reduction, and help improve the lives of women and girls globally.

From now until April 28, Minted is donating 20% of all Art Prints purchased to EMC. You best believe I ordered my Mom one of these awesome prints for Mother’s Day. Something cute and does good, HELLO! (I’d show you which one, but my mom is an avid reader of From Rain to Shine + I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise!)
Minted Art Prints
Minted has such a wide selection + variety of prints, there is something for every mom! Who knows, you may even find something for yourself! Can you say new gallery wall piece!

Minted Art Prints
Minted Art Prints
Minted Wall Art
Be prepared for CUTE overload, and if you’re struggling to find a Mother’s Day gift, I highly suggest checking out this awesome selection. I don’t know about you, but my mom is my cheerleader, support system and one of my best friends. Love you mom!

As a special extra somethin’, when you use the code RAINSHINEEMC at checkout, you get a special downloadable card to include with your gift that explains what this donation goes to.

To learn more about this organization and campaign, check out their website, or read about the Minted x Every Mother Counts partnership here.

[All photos provided by Minted.]

 

Garance Dore + Rifle Paper Co.

Garance Dore | Rifle Paper Co
I met Garance Doré at Alt. Summit last month after she gave her key note talk. What an inspiring, positive woman who is talented beyond belief. When I found out she was teaming up with Rifle Paper Co. to release her own stationery collection, I was ecstatic. The line was shown March 1 in Paris, and will be available in the states soon! I can’t wait to get my hand on some of her cards. Check out some of my favorites below!
Garance Dore + Rifle Paper Co.
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[Top image from Garance Doré]

Font Friday 4.7 / Oscars 2014

The Envelope Please | Oscars 2014
This week, I had the privilege of attending  The 2014 Oscars Winner Envelope preview party hosted by Marc Friedland Couture Communications. In the last few years, the creation of the award envelope has become a work of art, and quite a big deal. Updated in 2011, Marc Friedland has revolutionized the look and feel of the Oscar awards. (Check out this USA Today article here for a more information about the new envelopes/awards.) Attending the event with my good friend Troy of Simply Troy, we got to see a first hand look at the creation of the most famous envelope in preparation for this Sunday’s Oscars!
[This week’s font Friday is dedicated to the award show. Download this font, Born, here]
Oscar Envelope Party
Oscar Envelope Creation
Oscar Envelope Party
Oscar Envelope Party
Three envelopes are made for each nominee in every category. After the winner is announced, all other envelopes are destroyed, other than the one given to the winner. Pretty special!
Oscar Envelope Preview Party
Oscar Envelope Preview Party
Mock-up of what the winning card and envelope look like. The envelope weighs about 1/4 pound and is about 1/8″ thick. It makes quite an impact.
Oscar Envelope Preview Party
Oscar Preview Party
Delicious desserts, bits and drinks filled the room. (The party was sponsored by Ciroc and Beverly Hills 90H20).
Oscar Envelope Preview Party
Oscar Envelope Preview Party | Marc Friedland
Me with Marc Friedland, the creative genius behind the Oscar envelope, and many other brilliant stationery designs.

S.W.A.K.

Send Love, Valentine's Day Cards
Who doesn’t like to receive a little love in the mail? Check out some other adorable Valentine’s Day cards, perfect for your best friend, significant other or family. Besos!

Cards: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

[Side note: I have a huge love for otters, and #10 is just so stinkin’ cute! I have it hung on my door.]

Feel the Love

All about Love, Hearts
Anytime I hear the words “feel the love” I automatically sing of this song in my head. All Disney references aside, this week will be dedicated to all things Valentine’s, love and celebration. Regardless if you are single, taken or somewhere in between, I think we can all appreciate love in whatever form it comes in..what is happier than that?!

To kick off the week of love, check out this adorable stationery brand, Sable and Snow. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the girls at Renegade Craft Fair this summer. Based in San Diego, this brand has a knack for illustrating greeting cards, journals or invitations, all done on eco-friendly paper. Check out some of their new Valentine’s Day line below.
Valentine's Day Greeting Card, Sable and Snow
Valentine's Day Greeting Card, Sable and Snow
Valentine's Day Greeting Card, Sable and Snow
Valentine's Day Greeting Card, Sable and Snow
I love their playful hand done type and adorable illustrations. Check them out online, or drop them a line to see which show they will be at next!

Send Some Cheer!

Favorite Foil Holiday Cards

I love the holiday season, and I have a major soft spot for stationery, so it was only natural that I put together [several] posts about my favorite cards of the year. Today’s round up is gold + silver foiled cards. There are so many beautiful, creative and well done cards that I would be here for DAYS showing you them all, but these are the ones that caught my eye [in this category]. Stay tuned for more cards as we get closer to the New Year!

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Featuring: Erin Condren

Erin Condren Feature
I am so excited for my November feature because it is a company I love. I interned for Erin Condren in college, and have been a huge fan of her designs + products for a long time. She specializes in many different types of custom stationery, and is continually expanding to create personalized home and technology accessories. Her designs are fun, positive and super cute. She definitely has a very unique style that radiates happiness.

I wanted to get to know a little bit more about Erin’s design process and how she came up with making such awesome products.

1. What inspired you to start this company?
I really enjoy making people happy. I had been printing cards and stickers to give as gifts, and my friends encouraged me to make more.  I started putting my email on the backs of what I made, and the requests started coming in! I began designing and printing in earnest and soon hired my first full time employee! It took a lot of effort, and time away from my family, but it all seemed worth it to receive a thank you note from one of my customers.

2. Where do you find inspiration and what do you do if you have a creative block?
I find inspiration everywhere! It really helps having the wonderful family that I have, and to live in a beautiful place like Hermosa Beach. Whenever I get stuck, I make sure to breathe and not to try and rush it.  Creativity is just like everything else, you have good days and you have bad days, and trying to push for inspiration won’t get you anywhere.

3. What is your favorite product that you design?
Most definitely the Life Planner.  Not only is it our most popular product, but it keeps me on track as well… I wouldn’t be able to juggle all the things I do without my planner!

4. How do you balance work/life and family?
It’s not easy, but it helps to be an early riser :) I tend to get up at 6:00am and by the time my kids are up I’ve showered, gotten dressed, and checked my email.  We have breakfast together, pack lunches, and then go our separate ways.  I’m in the office by 8:30am and I typically leave at 4:30pm to be with my kids.  If I end up staying late, my husband gets home to help the kids with their homework and have dinner.  I must admit, we eat out most nights… by the time I get done with everything it’s just easier to go out! Though sometimes I feel bad for not making my kids dinner, I find I get to talk to them more than if I were trying to juggle pots and pans.

5. What is your motto for life?
“Let’s get it done so we can have some fun!”
“Nobody plans to fail, sometimes we just fail to plan”
Erin Condren Picks
I have picked out four of my favorite products that I find myself using all the time or ordering for others as gifts.

#1 (iPad Sticker): I have this iPad sticker on my iPad case and I love it. I get so many compliments, and it adds a layer of personalization to my case. It is customizable, so you can choose which two colors you would like. There are so many different designs to choose from, you may want them all.

#2 (Notepads): I am always taking notes and like to have paper on me. These note pads are the perfect size and come in so many different designs and colors.

#3 (Stationery): Hand written letters are something that I value. I love getting a handwritten note from a friend, or sending a thank you note after a birthday. Erin Condren has multiple different styles of both flat and folded cards for almost any occasion. You also get return address labels that match your design. They are so cute, you almost want to save them all!

#4 (Life Planner): Erin’s favorite as well. The life planner was my go to scheduler for everything in college. I LOVED it, it kept me sane and organized. For anyone who is a big planner and likes to write their life down, I highly recommend these planners. There are so many special added details that come with the planner (stickers, pouches, motivational quotes), in addition to it being customized and colorful. There are so many new designs continually being added appealing to so many people. This would be a great gift for a college student!

I love this company, and always find myself on her site for myself and for gifts. With the holidays right around the corner, I know I will be getting gifts for some of my loved ones from here!

Special thanks to Erin Condren and Sam for their assistance with this post!