Paper Artwork – Amy Marcella

I first came across these beautiful gocco prints from Amy Marcella when doing research for my calendar posts and fell in love — the red and gold hues seem so fitting for fall and the holiday season:

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I also really love this watercolor painting, titled Molecular Mountains:

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 Amy has a few more prints and some lovely cards in her shop right here.

{image credits: Amy Marcella}

{happy weekend!}

Well, hello Friday!  I can't believe that this is the last weekend before Thanksgiving!  Next week I'm heading down to my mom's house in Florida – the first time I've been home in more than 3 years, and the first Thanksgiving that I'll be spending with my mom since meeting my husband.  See, my dad lives just outside of New York City and my husband's family lives in upstate New York, so we mostly end up splitting our holidays between those two sides of the family.  Now, for this year's Thanksgiving holiday, I'm really looking forward to nice weather and sunshine instead of snow!  But in the meantime…

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…here are a few favorites from the week:

I'll be here on Monday and Tuesday of next week, and then for the rest of the week I'll be re-running some of my favorite past invitation and save the date features.  So don't forget to stop by next week!

{image credits: cassia via mary ruffle}

Advent Calendars

I didn't grow up with the tradition of doing an advent calendar, but I love this idea of wrapping a secret message around a wooden thread spool:

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Check out the full instructions for the spool advent calendar over on Just Something I Made.  But for those of us who might not have the time to DIY an advent calendar, Mibo is offering a free downloadable version:

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Are any of you doing advent calendars?

{spool calendar via you are my fave, mibo calendar via benign objects}

DIY Housewarming Party Invitations

I love these last-minute invitations that Jen created using free paint color chips from her local Green Depot:

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In addition to being a quick, easy, and totally creative to invite a few friends over for a housewarming, I love the use of the vintage typewriter!  Such a perfect idea for a housewarming or informal dinner party for a newlywed couple that perhaps used a typewriter guest book in their wedding.  I love the Color Me Happy theme, too — you can check out more from the party over at the haystack needle.

{image credits: The Haystack Needle}

Illustrated Ceremony Programs

I'm in need of something fun and pretty today, and I really can't think of anything more fun than these wedding ceremony programs and thank you cards from Nisee Made.  Aren't they just beyond adorable?

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Love the little heart detail between the two tails on the thank you cards – so cute!  The illustration details are wonderfully whimsical – just what I needed for today!  Check out more from these two projects, plus the couple's ridiculously sweet rehearsal dinner invitations, over on the Nisee Made blog. 

{image credits: Nisee Made}