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Weeki Wachee Springs | Cool Water Color Palette

weeki wachee florida springs water color paletteA few weeks ago I played hooky from the studio and went to Florida with friends for a few days of fun. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the crazy, kooky Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Isn’t the water gorgeous?! I could have stared at the cool green blue water all day. Oh, and there were mermaids. Real ones. Loved it!

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NSS Preview: Sideshow Press

NSS 2013 Preview Sideshow Press Charleston via DelphineToday I’m super duper excited to share a preview of my Charleston neighbor’s stationery line, Sideshow Press. (Heeeey, neighbor!) I’m thrilled for them as they venture to the Javits for the first time as exhibitors (they’re setting up as I type this) with their fab new line, which includes letterpress cards, wrapping paper, totes, pencil holders, journals and other desktop necessities. All inspired (obv) by the outdoors: canoe trips, crackling campfires, cabins and other woodsy adventures. I’ve got my eye on those handy note pads, which would, indeed, be handy for storing all those darn passwords that I keep forgetting.

If you’re headed to the show, be sure to stop by to see the ladies of Sideshow Press at booth #1852 and tell them “hey.”

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National Stationery Show 2013

National Stationery Show 2013 snail mail via DelphineIt’s coming! I can’t wait to see all my stationery friends — oh, and all the paper goodness at the National Stationery Show this year!

Delphine at NSS 2013 Paper Party 9th Annual Stationery Meetup

I just finished packing up the last box of goodies for this year’s NINTH (!!!) Annual Paper Party Meetup!!! I cannot believe I’ve been hosting these meetups for nine years already. The years just fly by, and I’m so lucky to be able to spend my birthday each year with my “other” family — all you paper peeps! See you in New York.

Pictured at top: NSS show mailer by Kate & Birdie (booth 1755-1757); Bottom image party stuff by Delphine and Chromatic & Co.

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7 Tote Bags for 17in Laptop

big tote bags for 17 inch laptop bags via DELPHINEI’ve been using big 17in laptops for nearly 10 years … and I’ve been searching for a cool laptop bag to fit my 17 inch laptop for nearly 10 years! After fruitless searches (they’re all too ugly, too boring, too small, or too expensive) I’ve resigned myself to using a big tote bag as a laptop bag instead of a traditional laptop bag. The Orla Kiely one I have now is awesome for day to day toting around my MacBook Pro, but not perfect for traveling because the handle isn’t long enough to go over my shoulders if I’m wearing a jacket. It looks like I’ll be doing a bunch of traveling over the next few months, so it’s the perfect time to invest in a new travel tote bag. At least this is the way I’m justifying the expense. Which one do you like best? I bought one … can you guess which?

SOURCES // top left: yellow tote  top right: emerald green tote  2nd row: canvas tote  3rd row left: cognac brown leather tote  right: mint green leather tote  4th row left: navy and white stripe tote  right: brown leather tote

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Iron Garden | Spruce & Sunny Color Palette

solana beach california garden statues color paletteThere’s something dreamy and romantic about rusty ironwork. Loving the random juxtaposition of garden statues, succulents, rusty garden carts, and that fabulous spruce green wall at Antiques on Cedros in Solana Beach, California.

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TSBC Paper Camp Los Angeles 2013

TSBC Paper Camp LA 2013I’ve been back from Paper Camp for about a week now and am still trying to wrap my head around all the amazingness that happened there. We covered a lot of topics: wholesale, wedding albums, etiquette and ethics, trade show logistics … the information shared was phenomenal. If only TSBC existed 10 years ago when I launched Delphine! It would have saved me so many headaches (and quite a bit of money spent on mistakes).

Lucky for all of you, Katie just announced a few minutes ago that she is releasing five more seats in the sold out Tradeshow Bootcamp webinar series that starts later this month. If you’re interested hop on it, these seats are sure to fill up by the end of the day! 

Paper Camp 2013 Los Angeles BindersAbove: the Paper Camp Binder … worth more than its weight in gold.

Paper Camp 2013 Los AngelesMissing all of you ladies so much! It was a true honor to be in the same room with all of you. XO – E.

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Hello, February!

 

Delphine-Calendar-2013-FebruaryOh, hello, February! How did you sneak up on me like this? It’s going to be a fun month: we’re busy in the studio working on some brand new Delphine wedding invitation designs, which I’ll preview soon. Valentine’s Day is around the corner … the perfect opportunity to mail out  valentine’s day photo card  to all your loved ones if you never did get around to Christmas or New Year’s cards.

Also this month I’m headed back to Cali for Tradeshow Camp’s PAPER CAMP. I’m so excited to meet all our new students, catch up with some of my favorite paper peeps, and visit with my family & friends.

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Paper Camp 2012

Erika Firm president of Delphine to speak at Paper Camp in LA 2013

The schedule for the Spring 2013 season of Tradeshow Bootcamp has been released and I’m so happy to let you know that I’ll be a speaker at Paper Camp in Los Angeles, CA next month.

For all the details visit Tradeshow Bootcamp. Heads up: there is a SCHOLARSHIP UP FOR GRABS!!!

I will be discussing developing a wholesale stationery product line, developing a wholesale wedding invitation album, industry standards for pricing, terms, ordering, shipping and packaging. If you have any specific questions feel free to comment below and I’ll be sure to cover as much as possible in the workshop. Cannot wait to see everyone in Los Angeles.

 

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2013 Bucket List

Delphine Bucket List 2013 CharlestonI am just loving the January issue of Charleston magazine. Their bucket list is inspiring, and came at the perfect time for me … I’m determined to get to know my home town better.

Angel Oak Tree on John's Island, South CarolinaOne of the things I’d love to do this year is visit Angel Oak Tree more often. It’s just a few minutes from my house, and every time I go I leave feeling calm and centered. I snapped this photo with my iPhone the morning after a rain.

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Search for the Perfect Little White Dress

5 little white dresses for fallI’ve been invited to a wedding industry party with a “wear something white” dress code. Thus, my search for the perfect little WHITE dress. I need something that works for fall, must be comfortable, not too short, preferably with shoulders covered (I get chilly). And it has to be fashionable enough for the Big Apple. So far I’ve rounded up five little white dresses:

1. White dress with black embroidered bodice from Anthropologie  2. White belted tank dress from J. Crew   3. White long sleeve lace dress from Banana Republic  4. White and taupe striped long sleeve shift dress from H&M   5. White cap sleeve lace cocktail dress from H&M.

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