{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone – and a very happy Mother's Day weekend!  I'm just about counting down the remaining seconds of the day, since my husband comes back from his trip tomorrow!  I can't wait to go pick him up from the airport.  I made lots of progress and changes to our apartment during my mom's visit last weekend (I promise, I will share photos as soon as I'm finished!), but I'm leaving it all as a big surprise for my husband – and I'm so curious to see the expression on his face when he walks through the door.  I wonder if he'll notice everything right away?  Probably not.  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend:

That's it for me this week.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday!

{image credits: simply hue via lovely clusters}

Lovely Fabric Envelopes!

I'm always on the hunt for creative (and pretty!) options for storing cards and little notes — particularly options that don't involve just putting the cards in a box but aren't quite as time consuming as a scrapbook (someday, hopefully!).  So when I saw these beautiful fabric envelopes from Tuuni, my heart did a tiny little flip:

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Aren't they pretty?  And so many colors!  Check them all out right here.

{image credits: tuuni}

Simple Matters

I'm loving the gorgeous stationery from Simple Matters - a relatively new design studio based out of Omaha, Nebraska.  The pale pink letterpress anniversary card below is particularly lovely, but I'm also completely smitten with the beautiful blind impression note cards and muslin gift bags:

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You can find everything above (and more) right here.  Cate, the designer behind Simple Matters, also has a line of wedding invitations – which you can check out on the Simple Matters website.  Thanks Cate!

{image credits: Simple Matters}

NSS Bound – Carta, Inc.

Now that the stationery show is just over a week away, I'm getting more and more excited to see the new stationery designs and collections from some of my favorite designers who will be exhibiting at the show.  Angela Liguori from Carta, Inc. sent over a sneak peek at her new line called Francobolli — which means "stamp" in Italian, a fitting name as each card features a vintage postage stamp:

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In addition to the vintage stamps, each card features hand lettering in black ink on Italian Rossi paper — with a total of 24 cards in the collection.  I can't wait to see them all in person!

{image credits: angela liguori}

Zed + Bee

If you’re lucky enough to live in Australia, then I’ve got great news for you!  Zed & Bee, a new stationery studio from sisters Zoe and Billie recently opened its doors, and their portfolio is full of beautiful wedding invitations, save the dates, baby shower invitations, and other social stationery:

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There’s lots more from Zed & Bee right here — thanks Zoe and Billie!

{image credits: zed & bee}