{happy weekend!}

My husband came home last night.  I snapped this photo while at the airport waiting for his plane to arrive.  I’m off to enjoy my first weekend with him in a long, long time.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone! xoxo

A few links for your weekend:

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Marriage Equality Artwork from Fine Day Press

Ashley at Fine Day Press created these beautiful prints to commemorate the legalization of same sex marriage in her home state of New York.   Both editions are 8×10″ prints of an original watercolor illustration, printed on luxuriously thick, textured, bright white paper with archival inks.  Ashley plans to donate 10% of proceeds to the Human Rights Campaign in the hopes that gay marriage will soon become legal through the entire country.

marriage equality artwork

marriage equality artwork

Thanks Ashley!  These prints are available at Fine Day Press

Photo Credits: Fine Day Press

Paper Artwork – Black and White Astronomy Prints

I’m absolutely in love with these astronomy prints from Agent Gallery Chicago.  I love the moody contrast of the black and white charts, and each chart brings out my inner astronomy geek.  I think the constellation and moon charts are my favorite – so pretty!


Available at Agent Gallery Chicago, found via Mustard and Sage.

Photo Credits: Agent Gallery Chicago


Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #10

This morning I’m returning to one of my absolute favorite subjects – business cards!  I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite business cards from the last few weeks, and you can check out previous business card round ups right here!


The coolest card I’ve seen in a long time: black with white knockout (raised) text from Mama’s Sauce


Love the overprinting and texture in this business card, designed by Popcorn Initiative and printed by Cranky Pressman via FPO


More cool knockout text letterpress cards, this time in white on white, from Dolce Press


Cute blue and white striped double-sided business cards by Truly Smitten Studio


Silver foil on gray business cards by Andfold via Francesco Mugnai


Beautiful illustration and hand lettering by Stitch Design Co. via Lovely Stationery


Colorful orange and turquoise business cards with blind impression illustrations by Meg Gleason via Design Work Life


Simple and modern woodgrain business cards by Sona Hovhannisyan for Tereasa Surratt via Francesco Mugnai


Pretty pastel business cards by Foreign Policy Design Group via Lovely Stationery

As always, if you’d like to sub­mit your own busi­ness cards, you can e-mail me right here!

{images via their respec­tive sources}

Sweet Pink Birth Announcements for Baby Amelia

Beth from OneCanoeTwo welcomed her first child earlier this year – a darling baby girl named Amelia.  When it came time to send out Amelia’s birth announcements, Beth worked with photographer Heather Roth to create a collage of beautiful images of Amelia, which Beth used to create a 5 x 7″ digital print.  Beth then incorporated a letterpress printed belly band that contained all of Amelia’s birth information.  Such a wonderful combination of digital and letterpress – and I love that adorable scalloped border!



Thank you so much Beth, and a belated welcome to little Amelia!

Photo Credits: OneCanoeTwo