color me notecards

introducing a new line of notecards to my etsy shop

with “color me” notecards, you can add a little COLOR, create a little SCENE and send a little LOVE.
a perfect gift idea for all ages, this holiday season and all year long!

“color me monogram” flat notecards by in a card on Etsy

“color me hello” folded notecards by in a card on Etsy

“color me thank you” folded notecards by in a card on Etsy

each set comes packaged with a simple casual rubber band and is ready for gift giving.

christmas simplewear designs

i was at michael’s over a month ago and freaked out when they started to put out ALL the holiday stuff (halloween, thanksgiving AND christmas). i must have said out loud to anyone that could hear me, “can we just get through halloween first?!?!?!” seriously, it seems as if retail shops rush us right through the holiday season and next thing you know it’s a brand new year and you’re left sitting there thinking, “what the heck just happened???”

well with all the talk of early christmas shopping happening on tv ads, blogs, facebook and twitter, i decided to jump on that band wagon as well and do some christmas designs for my simplewear baby onesies. but i’m not going to rush anyone into buying these right now. you can wait until after thanksgiving (as i like to do) and purchase these for your new baby or buy this for someone that is expecting a december baby.  but, for you extra early christmas shoppers that make us last minute shoppers jealous, these onesies are available to purchase now at

this particular design can be made even more personal and custom by replacing “baby” with an actual name.  i think it makes for a sweet keepsake.

“baby’s 1st christmas” by simplewear on Etsy

“christmas wish come true” by simplewear on Etsy

blushing pearl

a friend of mine recently purchased her very own letterpress machine (a vintage chandler & price 8×12) and is now a one woman printing machine! (well, two if you count her cute little “bula bear” dog as her assistant).


marsinah and i met in a design class at cal state long beach about 10 years ago and we’ve been friends ever since. marsinah has recently started her very own company called, blushing pearl, and i am so excited for this new venture of hers. we met up yesterday for our typical get-together-and-catch-up sushi dates and she gave me a set of her beautiful letterpress notecards that i just had to show off and share with you all.

“french chandelier and lace” by blushing pearl on Etsy

i don’t think photographs do letterpress printing justice.  to truly appreciate the art of letterpress, you MUST be able to feel the paper and run your fingers accross the texture and imprint of the design.  it really is like “a kiss to the paper” as marsinah explains in her letterpress printing process.

if you want this notecard for yourself or know someone that would absolutely love these as a gift, you can purchase them on her Blushing Pearl Etsy Shop.  she’s got plenty of other designs as well and constantly adding new stuff so check her out and show her some love!!!

i can’t wait to collaborate with marsinah on future projects and be able to offer “in a card” designs with “blushing pearl” letterpress printing!