This card was custom ordered for a birthday boy. His girlfriend based the card on one of their favorite movies, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. There’s this well-known image of the two main characters from that movie lying on the ice together. But since this birthday was a spring birthday, we opted to have the couple lying down in the grass instead of on the ice.
And here’s a little insight on what the receiver of the card had to say. This makes my job so much more amazing:
“This was the best card I have ever gotten. My girlfriend Maryna and I both really love the movie ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ because in many ways it’s a story about us and our relationship. Even before we dated, this was my favorite movie; I watched it many, many times, and memorized many of the lines from the film. One of my favorite scenes is when Joel & Clementine go to this frozen lake at night and lay on the ice, looking up at the stars. Even though both of them have really difficult lives, at that one moment none of it mattered and they could just enjoy the now, forgetting about their problems. That’s what the card is about. It’s a reminder that no matter how difficult life can be, I can forget about everything and just enjoy my amazing moments with Maryna. It is definitely the most meaningful and thoughtful card I’ve ever received.”
Inspired by yesterday’s inspiration palette, I wrapped up a little thank you present in tune with it. I wrapped it in my gold kraft paper, but used the opposite side for a more subtle look. Then I glued a mini translucent envelope on the top with a little thank you card inside and some hot pink confetti. Sealed it with two types of gold washi tape, and then added a little bit of gold washi tape on the sides and hot pink ribbon to finish it off.
Color can freshen up even the simplest space…
In love with this polka dot jar via Fellow Fellow; this pastel look via Ruche, photo by This Modern Romance; these colorful wood blocks (image source unknown); this bed via Design Love Fest, photo via Urban Outfitters; these jars via Mon Carnet; this space (image source unknown); these pastel desserts via Ruche, photo by This Modern Romance; and the burnt out candles via Zuckermonarchie.
POSTED: May 14, 2013 UNDER: Palettes
My husband and I started officially hunting for a house last week and managed to find one that we already love. Fingers crossed! The idea of moving into a place that’s completely ours is such an exciting thing. And being a designer, I’m already brainstorming how I’m going to whip all our new space into a comfortable + relaxing home. I’ve made some design decisions that I wish I hadn’t and am looking forward to a big re-do. Let’s just say there will be a minimal amount of dark wood and furniture in our home.
I have a few home decorating books, including Decorate and New Decorating Book by BHG, that I find myself constantly flipping through. I’ve bookmarked so many pages of fresh ideas that I want to try when the big move happens (and with all these ideas coming in, I’m hoping it’s going to be really soon; I just might explode from all the excitement). This is going to be good. The photos below are not from any of the two books mentioned above, but are ones that I pinned onto my Pinterest. Now that’s another big source of inspiration for me.
POSTED: May 13, 2013 UNDER: Inspired By
I’m heading off on a much needed vacation somewhere tropical, which means the shop will be closed and the blog won’t get any new posts for a while. So, just to keep things fun, I’m having a big giveaway — both to celebrate one year with my new brand and to say thank you to all of you who continue to support what I do. Less than a year ago I revamped my creative space to actually be a place where my creativity can flourish. I’ve brought in lots of little odds and ends that are both fun and useful, things I’ve come to adore. So I’ve decided to go out and pick up nearly $200 worth of some of my favorites and gift them to one lucky person!
HOW TO WIN: (two options, you can do both if you’d like)
1. Follow @anastasiamika on Instagram. Snap a photo of what inspires you to be creative and post it on Instagram. Tag @anastasiamika in the caption and hashtag it #AnastasiaMarieGiveaway so the photos can be tracked.
2. Leave a comment below saying you did it and all this just might be yours!
1. Follow @anastasiamika on Instagram and repost the photo found at this link: AnastasiaMarieGiveaway.jpg on Instagram and caption it: “Want to win nearly $200 worth of goodies for your creative space? Head on over to @anastasiamika’s blog to see how! #AnastasiaMarieGiveaway”
2. Leave a comment below saying you did it and you might be getting a big box in the mail!
FOR ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: (please leave separate comments below for each entry you make)
1. Follow @anastasiamika on Twitter and tweet the following: “Win nearly $200 worth of goodies from @anastasiamika for your creative space! http://bit.ly/11DnE5Z #giveaway”
2. Like Anastasia Marie on Facebook and share the giveaway photo that’s posted there with your friends.
3. Blog about it on your blog and leave a comment below with the link to your blog post.
WHEN WILL A WINNER BE CHOSEN?
This giveaway is open through Sunday, May 12th, midnight PST. ONE winner will be chosen and announced the following day at 10 o’clock in the morning. Open to US residents only.
UPDATE: The winner of all this loot is @irinabond who posted this picture on Instagram. Thank you to all who entered!
Item specs + values: kraft storage box for $3.99; glass jars – two mini and two itty-bitty for $1.00 each; glitter clothespins – three for $0.99; tissue paper – 28 sheets for $2.98; washi rolls – three rolls for $7.00; ink pads – three pads for $5.99; anastasia marie hello rubber stamp for $12.50; anastasia marie diagonal washi stamp for $13.00; mini notebooks – two for $1.99 each; candle for $6.99; confetti – three sets for $3.00 each; mini colored pencils – 36 count for $5.99; stickers – 24 count for $3.00; gold fringe – three yards for $1.35; kraft boxes – two for $4.00; packaging supplies – ten kraft bags, ten glassine bags, ten translucent coin envelopes, and ten kraft sleeve envelopes for $7.80; satin ribbon – five rolls of two yards, $0.99 each; glitter pencils – three for $0.99; mini tags – ten of each color, $3.00 each set; natural jute – 100 yards for $5.00; baker’s twine – five yards of each color, $0.50 each; handmade paper gift bags – two for $2.99 each; paperclips for $1.99; neon gift tags – ten of each color, $3.00 each set; anastasia marie notecards – four cards for $3.49 each; tinsel glitter for $4.99; flocking powder for $2.99; handmade paper flowers in a glass bottle – .5 oz for $9.99; pearl and rhinestone 3D stickers – three sets for $1.00 each; glitter brads for $2.99; punch set – three shapes for $4.99 each; 1/4″ hole punch for $6.99.
POSTED: April 25, 2013 UNDER: Giveaways + Specials