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Walk Boston + New Etsy Friends

Well I had a whirlwind weekend in Boston at the "green" event. But mostly I enjoyed learning a bit more about Cambridge, which is where we stayed. I also took a fantastic yoga class at Karma Yoga, from a Baptiste trained teacher. J'aime Colette is a Boston based indie design label, as are Zestyb and Kiss and Tell Cards.

lovebirds save the date card

{Kiss and Tell Cards}

Something Special Handmade Just for You - customized sterling silver and gemstone necklace

{Zestyb}

The best part of the weekend was walking the streets of Beacon Hill and Cambridge with my husband and daughter. It was windy and cold, the perfect weather for our own brisk walking tour. If you want something a little more planned, take a guided walking tour with Walk Boston.


{diy weddings} blue skies and daisies lets you design your invitations and more

Blue Skies and Daisies is a Vancouver-based design studio with the most delightful wedding invitation and web site designs...

modern wedding invitations andstationery
                           

You can choose your colors...

                   
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You can choose from an assortment of  "Ready2Wear" designs...
passport wedding designornate pattern wedding designbunny love photographs wedding design
illustrated wild flowers wedding designdestination wedding designindian stamp wedding invitations
arts and crafts wedding designsketches of flowers wedding deignlotus flower wedding design
funky wedding invitationsmodern and clean wedding designevergreen trees wedding design
cherry blossom wedding designorganic floral wedding invitationmodern and bold wedding invitation
west coast wedding designpolka doted wedding invitationsimple roses on a vine wedding invitation
art nouveau wedding invitationart paint splashes and monogramdoodle wedding invitation

Or choose to have Blue Skies and Daisies create a customized design...

They will help you with your web site, invitations, menu cards, programs...you can have everything online, or or else you can opt for a print version too.

more invitation and paper ideas for you here...
Recycled and Handmade Paper
Nantaka Joy
Mel Lim

Great paper resources:
Invite Resources


{welcome to indie weddings month}

I'm so excited to welcome a fresh new approach to wedding planning with the first official "Indie Weddings Month" this March 2008. When you support independent designers, you're also supporting fair trade, sustainability, recycling, reducing, re-purposing, and reusing! Spending your wedding budget on unique handmade goodies is a great way to feel good, and do good. I hope you enjoy all of the fun things we have planned for this month, and I'd love to hear your ideas and how you are infusing your own creative spirit into your wedding and your life.
xo Emily

p.s. I'm going to be posting over at Vintage Indie and sharing my "Indie Pick of the Day" each and everyday of the week for the whole month of March, so come find me over there too...

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{march is indie weddings month}: celebrate recycling, reusing, reducing in style!

It's here--Indie Weddings Month officially begins today! In celebration, Charming Sam is running a super cool contest...check it out:

Charmsamcontest

Indie Wedding Month - Art Contest

I am jumping on the band wagon and hoping to grab the tail of someone elses star. March is officially Indie Wedding Month. Along with VintageIndie and Eco-Chic Weddings I am throwing a small party in March, but my party involves another fun art contest. Tell your friends!

Prize(s): $100 Gift Certificate from Charming Sam - http://www.charmingsam.com/ .

$25.00 Gift Certificate from 5th Avenue Bath Co - http://5thavenuebathco.com/

$25.00 Gift Certificate to the store of your choice at Marmalade Pink - http://www.marmaladepink.com/

How to Win: Keeping with the theme of Indie Wedding and Eco-chic your entry must be a wedding favor...
An item that can be given to guests in thanks for attending the wedding of the lovely couple. Your wedding favor can be anything BUT it must be made from recycled materials.
Recycled doesn't necessarily mean digging around in the trash for an old coke can (unless that is what you want to do). Instead recycled can also mean vintage, antique, refurbished and altered. This must be an original piece of art, assemblage, etc. done by you and owned by you. Please do not submit anything you wouldn't want your grandmother to see and I reserve the right to reject any entrant at my sole discretion.
Photograph & Description: A scan or photograph of your art along with a short description of the materials used must be received via email no later than March 19, 2008 to information@charmingsam.com at 11:59pm, PST. High resolution photographs or scans are encouraged.

Voting: Each entry submitted will be posted at http://www.charmingsam.blogspot.com/ on March 21, 2008 with the capability for site visitors to vote for individual pieces. Tell your friends, co-workers and anyone else you know to stop by and vote for your piece.

Which ever piece of work has the most votes by March 26, 2008 at 11:59pm, PST will be considered the winner.

Winner: The winners entry will be posted at http://www.charmingsam.blogspot.com/ on March 27, 2008 along with details about the artist including a short bio, links to website, store, etc.

Photograph & Description: A scan or photograph of your art along with a short description of the materials used must be received via email no later than March 19, 2008 to information@charmingsam.com at 11:59pm, PST. High resolution photographs or scans are encouraged.

Voting: Each entry submitted will be posted at http://www.charmingsam.blogspot.com/ on March 21, 2008 with the capability for site visitors to vote for individual pieces. Tell your friends, co-workers and anyone else you know to stop by and vote for your piece.

Which ever piece of work has the most votes by March 26, 2008 at 11:59pm, PST will be considered the winner.

Winner: The winners entry will be posted at http://www.charmingsam.blogspot.com/ on March 27, 2008 along with details about the artist including a short bio, links to website, store, etc.

Yada-Yada: Each prize cannot be exchanged, resold, redeemed for cash or transferred with out the express permission of Charming Sam Studios.Charming Sam Studio is operating this contest with prizes offered as of February 27, 2008. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.Eligibility: Entrant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia as of December 31, 2007. Employees of Charming Sam Studio, parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents and the immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents) of each such employees, and all those with whom such employees are domiciled, are NOT eligible.

Timing: Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PST on Friday, February 29, 2008 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 11:59pm, PST.

I think that is it. If you have questions please post them as comments to this post so I can answer for everybody. Good luck!