Featured Designer: Olivia Lin of Atiliay

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I found myself thinking about spreading love and kindness (through stationery, of course). Atiliay is a gorgeously hand-crafted stationery line that incorporates hand-lettering, stamping and stitching. These cards are created to bring happiness to their recipients and beyond. Atiliay is committed to supporting charitable causes through the sale of each card.…

The Emergency Kit: The Male Edition

While searching the Carrie Can Shop filled with beautiful paper goods, I happily stumbled across the Emergency Kit: The Male Edition and couldn’t contain my smile and laughter. This kit is such a great idea and so true to form. With all the holidays coming up, this is perfect for all the men. So how…

Oh So Happy Monday: California Ave.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have had such supportive friends during the beginning stages of 8Balloons. One of those friends was Cristy Flores, who eventually became one of my favorite guest bloggers. Cristy always had an eye for fashion and could make anything ordinary look unique. It wasn’t shocking when she told me about her…

Featured Artist: Penny Jules

I was fortunate a year ago to meet one of Elizabeth’s best friends, Heather Fleshman. I love Heather’s sense of humor.  She is always able to brighten my day with her quick wit. Just when I thought Heather couldn’t get any better, I recently found out she is a jewelry designer and a fellow craft enthusiast. Um hello! Her pieces are all hand…

Be The Quote: Moving Forward

I am surprised at how fast this week has past by. This may be due to the fact that I am working nonstop and my days are blending into one another. It’s funny because just a few months ago I was hoping for more creative outlets and work and now I have been consumed with…

Board Female!

I am in the market for a new memory board/visual board. I have been wanting one for a few months now, but I didn’t  know where to begin searching. The solution to my search was simple: Etsy. I was relieved to find that I am not that crazy and others share this need and want…