Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lucky Bookworm

I'm lucky to come from a family of book lovers. Recently I received a surprise package from my sister-in-law ... she was having trouble throwing some books away so sent them off to me. In the package were three children's books from the 50s, including this one by Ann and Paul Rand from 1957. Sparkle and Spin: A Book about Words.

Ann Rand wrote five children's books, four of which were illustrated by her husband. What genius, these words and images are as fresh today as they were when they were written.

Right up my alley, thank you.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Makes me so Hoppy

Just in time for Easter, I'm so "hoppy" to learn that this greeting card of mine has been nominated for a LOUIE award! The Louies are the Oscars of the greeting card world, sponsored by the Greeting Card Association. The voting happens during the Stationery Show in May.

I've been doing some kids' sticker cards with Design Design, Inc, and this Easter Bunny one turned out especially nice. Decorate the eggs inside with the stickers! I wish I had a card like this when I was little.