{happy weekend!}

Wow, this has been a FULL week – but between the launch of United With Love and a fantastic week here on Oh So Beautiful Paper, it’s been a GREAT week.  But I’m also super excited for the weekend; tonight we’re going up to Baltimore to see Wolf Parade!  Later this weekend I’m planning to swing by the Book Arts Fair at Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring and re-tackle the great office clean-out of 2010.  But in the meantime…

{photo by Genevieve Leiper, from Jamie + Chad’s wedding}

…a few links for your weekend!

…and just in case you missed it, a summary of this week’s posts:

And just for this week, a quick round-up of this week’s posts on United With Love:

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I’ll be back next week with more calendars, wedding invitations, and a new holiday card giveaway!  See you all back here on Monday!

Circus-Inspired Wedding Invitations

You guys already know that I’m a big fan of the design work by Kathleen Shannon – but these circus-inspired invitations might just be my favorites yet.  I love the bright colors and playful details, from the fun font selections to the wrap-around envelope labels.  Adorbs!



On a different note, Kathleen recently did one of the most amazing (and brave!) things in the world – she trekked to Mt. Everest!  She’s been sharing the story of her journey to Nepal bit by bit over on her blog, and I’m completely riveted.  She’s just getting started, so read along right here!

{image credits: kathleen shannon}

Modern Birth Announcements for Baby Lucas

For a modern birth announcement design, the announcement that Lisa from Good on Paper created for her baby boy Lucas might just be the cutest ever.  From the stripe edging to the delicate balance of the horizontal format, I love every detail!



Lisa designed the letterpress announcements (printed by Paper Monkey Press) before Lucas’s birth, leaving a space for a photo when they were ready to be assembled and mailed.  After Lucas was born, Lisa created a sweet (and practical!) wrap-around label with both the photo and all of Lucas’s birth details.



So lovely!  Thank you so much Lisa!

{image credits: good on paper}

Pink Birth Announcements for Baby Miriam!

You might remember Bonnie’s fantastic “bun in the oven” baby shower invitations from back in April (not to mention the super cute shower!).  Well, baby Miriam arrived back in June, and Bonnie is back to share Miriam’s birth announcements!


Bonnie paired a pink color palette with illustrated touches for her baby girl’s announcement.  Bonnie said that Miriam came into the world with big eyes and a little circular mouth, just like a little owl!  So of course the owl served as inspiration during the design process.




Too cute!  Thank you so much for sending these over Bonnie – and congratulations on your beautiful little girl!

{image credits: tenn hens design}

Lovely Love Prints

This “loving you” series from Bespoke Press is so incredibly beautiful – from the interlocking type to the stunning blind impression pattern backgrounds:

So sweet – both are a limited edition of 100 prints, which you can find right here.

{image credits: bespoke press}