Monday, November 30, 2009

monday blah's

monday 3

monday 1

monday 2

I have been so busy lately and just wanting to be like a kid and stomp my feet and say NO! But that's not how life works, is it? So for now I will just slowly make dinner, then do laundry and maybe knit and try to savour some relaxing moments, because not too long from now tomorrow will appear!

Photos from Olezhka

Sunday, November 29, 2009

today's favourite colour Pantone 1245c

Today I am loving gold! After putting up my tree with all it's beautiful silver, dark purple/brown & gold decorations, it reminded me of how much this metal tone can match any decor! It also makes things feel so elegant and special. My apartment definitely feels special now with all the holiday trimmings! What metal tone do you prefer, silver or gold? {or even copper}

Saturday, November 28, 2009

and the winner is...




Thanks for being such a great friend and for all your support with my blog over this year. I'm so happy you won because I really owe it all to you, as you were the one that encouraged me to start this blog in the first place! Love you lots!

P.S. When we meet up again soon I will give you your little thank you!

Friday, November 27, 2009

quiet & reflective


Happy friday! I am so happy that it's the end of the week and saturday is just around the corner. But today, I don't really want to rush it because I know once it hits saturday, the time will fly! I have lots of creative plans, knitting, designing, finishing up my holiday cards for Short & Sweet. I also have a shopping date with a pretty dress! {or my mission is to find a pretty dress} I am headed to an opera on thursday next week and must find the perfect outfit. Any suggestions? I'm thinking Jacob, Zara or H&M...

Photo from Starbucks & Jane Austen

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

good thanks

Happy thanksgiving to those in the U.S.! Hope your bellies are all filled with yummy turkey and pie. *Mmm...I so enjoy holidays that allow the excuse to eat amazing food and just be with the ones you love.

Photo from FGR

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

birthday lovin'

To all those who have made my birthday feel special, thanks & i love you! {Amanda, thanks so much for the blog birthday shout-out!!! xoxo} Wish I could spend it with every one of you, especially seeing as it's my champagne birthday! Can't wait to share my memories of the day. I am even pretty sure I have a red velvet cake waiting for me to devour with my parents later on tonight. *Yum!

Photo from ffffound

Monday, November 23, 2009

just a reminder!

To celebrate For Design's Sake one year anniversary, I am giving away a cute little thank you card! A winner will be selected at random tomorrow night. You have just one day left to comment on the post! Good luck to everyone, and thanks for making this first year easy peasy & super fun!

perfection in poster size

My friend Amanda LOVES posters. {hey lady!} So this post is dedicated to her! Music posters, especially vintage are so inspiring! The attention to detail in the illustrations and typography are key and these are killer! My favourite is the Decemberists one for sure. I'm off to do some design work today for a freelance job, and this definitely starts my brain off right! OH and happy more day til my birthday!

Photos from ffffound

Saturday, November 21, 2009

new year + giveaway


For Design's Sake is one year old! This has definitely been an interesting year to say the least, with a few redesigns under it's belt and my continuous brainstorming to try and keep it interesting. With that said, I am doing a little giveaway to say thank you to all of you readers out there! It's a letter pressed thank-you card {surprisingly from Hallmark}. It's the cutest little size and the colours are cheery and bright! Keep it for yourself or give it to a friend!
How do you win it? I want to hear your feedback! Comments, encouragement, concerns or just plain old chit chat will do, just leave a comment on this post and a winner will be picked at random on November 24, 2009. Can't wait to see what you have to say!

Good luck!

Friday, November 20, 2009

light & bright

I know these colours work usually in summer, but when I came across this party setting on Ruby Press, I had to show it! An event for Viv&Ingrid, an accessories and gifts store that has been featured in Lucky, Wedding Style and Ladies Home journal, is filled with champagne colours: corals & oranges. I love how bright it is! The little labels on the candy and cake stands are such a good idea and add a little extra to your party fun, and I am really digging the ornate fonts right now...*yum

Photos from Ruby Press

for a man's world

Yup, this is a feature taken from GQ. Even though it's obviously skewed towards men, I can't help but love it! The lingerie is so elegant but has that kick ass edge with the sky-high heels and studs. I'm also such a sucker for anything Gossip Girl, and Leighton looks stunning. 

See more fab lingerie from the shoot here.

Photos from GQ

Thursday, November 19, 2009

reflections of fall

A grey and rainy day outside today, all I can think about are the beginning days of fall. The days that were filled with saturated colours, breezy winds and tartan prints! Also with my birthday coming up, I can't help but reflect on days passed this year. Does anyone else do that? I have almost been blogging a year...unbelievable!

Photos from FGR & 100 Layer Cake

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

all over beauty

I just found my newest love! This canvas bag from Hickoree's Hard Goods is so my style – simple, clean and soft. I totally want to use it as a portfolio bag, to go along with my acrylic white portfolio. They would be the perfect pair!

Photos from website

Monday, November 16, 2009

counting to 10

I REALLY wanna go shopping for myself. I mean, look at that Miu Miu purse! However, I must resist the urge as Christmas is right around the corner, and I need to save my money. It's so difficult! I have to constantly count to 10 to resist the urge...NEW SHOES!! {d'oh, 10..9..8....}

Photos from Cherry Blossom Girl {except rack of clothes...ffffound}

pieces of me

Woops! I went MIA for a few days. Where did that time go? I took a much needed R&R this weekend while visiting friends and family. I have been so busy lately with getting my short and sweet blog up, mailing lists, business cards, potential clients etc., that I feel like there are pieces of me everywhere! Gotta put them back together this week, I have been so frazzled. {but it's totally worth it in the end} xoxo

Photo from ffffound

Thursday, November 12, 2009

just because

I wanted to post this picture purely because it makes me smile. It reminds me of a country house in mid-summer filled with memories and sunshine!

Photo from ffffound

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

drumroll please...

Short & Sweet paperie blog is up and running! For those of you new to my blog, I have been working on a handmade stationery company for a while now and finally have the blog design finished. The blog itself is a central spot to not only connect to my new card design launches, my Etsy shop & email, but it will also be filled with inspiration, beautiful typography & features on people in the industry. It's all coming together, check out my custom stamps made by terbearco of Etsy! {see in the photo above} I'm also currently designing some fun cards that will be for sale on Etsy in early 2010. So please stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

morning joy

Last night the boy and I were having a little chat about coffee. I love my morning stop at Starbucks! That smell... that first sip... Heaven! He suggested I make coffee in the morning at home, then fill'er up and go. And even though that would save me quite a few bucks every month, I have a full-time job, and it's my morning joy! My day just doesn't feel the same without it. Is that wrong? Teehee...

Photo from The Sartorialist

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

must love fonts

I'm in LOVE! I just spotted this blogger, Jessica Hische, who is an illustrator & typographer. Her font buttermilk is now for sale and I can't wait to get my paws on it. It will be the perfect addition to my short & sweet paperie font collection. *swoon...

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