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Thursday, April 14, 2016

All Aboard - Washington, DC!

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We had family visiting this weekend and decided to visit the Capitol...with a little reading material, of course!
The dome has actually been undergoing serious renovations for awhile now, but the scaffolding is starting to come down and it looks all shiny and new underneath. 
Yes, Mollie is carrying around a contraband tulip in that picture above...but in her defense, there were a lot of them:
This star inside the Capitol marks the point from which all the DC streets are laid out and numbered. And since our streets are a mix of ABC's, 123's, NE, NW, SE, SW, and state names thrown in there diagonally, that means Mollie's standing in the only place in DC that makes any sense. :)
I always zig-zag around the Capitol because I'm too busy looking at the amazing ceilings! This one is above the old House floor, but even the ceilings in small offices have amazing detail.
Here's the view from one of the balconies! Mollie always gets excited when she finds the Washington Monument in her All Aboard book, and in real life. See it out there?
And just like in the book, we caught the end of cherry blossom season before the rain blew the last of them away. There's really nothing like it!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

All Aboard!

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I am so excited I can finally share details of this amazing partnership with BabyLit! BabyLit creates my absolute favorite board books for kids. They take classics like Jane Austen, The Secret Garden, Pride and Prejudice and turns them into primers for babies. The illustrations are incredible and I have been inspired by these books for years. 

 

Now fast forward to August 2014. I was at the NY Now gift show with Lucy Darling and I struck up a conversation with a lady in line for restroom. We started chatting, one thing lead to another, and she was asking me about my artwork. I showed her a sampling of my art prints and she zoned in the train print below.

 

 

She told me she was a book publisher and one type of book that she publishes is the BabyLit board book. I was STUNNED. She asked if she should take the print with her and of course I obliged. She then very vaguely, asked me to draw and send her a train in Arizona. I was pretty perplexed by this as she gave me no other information. So I started researching trains and a couple weeks later sent her my Arizona train. She said she loved it and divulged her idea about the All Aboard! train series. I was instantly sold and almost a year later I am launching my first 3 board books, All Aboard! Paris, All Aboard! California and All Aboard New York. Can someone pinch me please!?

Below outlines each of the first three books. I so enjoyed studying each of the locations and creating a book munchkins can learn from and enjoy.

 

Travel with your munchkin on the All Aboard! California express with this Landscape Primer! From the snowy mountain tops of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the beaches on the Southern Coast, your little one will see the vast beauty of California’s landscape, without even having to leave home.

 

 

 

Hop on the All Aboard! New York train as you and your little one take a trip to Big Apple, in this City Primer. Travel through the city as you peek onto the Broadway stage, sail around Staten Island and join the crowd in Times Square. These famous sites will makes you feel you’re on the streets of the city that never sleeps.

 

 Oui! Oui! Travel to the dazzling city of Paris where your child will learn the language of love in this All Aboard! Paris a French Primer! Explore the city’s most famous sites from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame, while learning French words that correlate with your City of Lights tour.

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Inspiration Behind Our Newest Sticker Designs

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We launched 3 new sticker designs about a month ago and realized we never gave you an inside look into our design inspiration. So we thought, better late than never! Take a look at our newest monthly and milestone sticker designs. 

 

1. Little Jewel: Gold is a trend that is not going away, so we went ahead and created a second gold sticker to give our customers options. We chose to include rich colored backgrounds to enhance the gold foil on the stickers. 

 

 

 

2.Little Sophisticate: Nothing says sophistication like Black and White. We wanted a trendy black and white sticker that is clean and simple, matching any outfit baby wears. This sticker set fits the bill!

 

 

3.Let's Celebrate!: We know there are so many milestones that happen within the first few years of a child's life and we didn't want to limit those darling moments. That's why we created generic milestone stickers so mom can choose exactly what she wants to celebrate without feeling limited. 

 

We will continue to have new sticker designs and new products coming out in the next few months, so be on the look out! We're pretty excited about what's ahead. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Photo Shoot

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With Halloween right around the corner, we thought there is no better time than now to have a photo shoot featuring our brand new halloween sticker, part of our My First Holiday Sticker set! We had so much fun at the shoot we wanted to share the pictures with you. We are thrilled cuties Greta and Wyatt put on their best smiles for us, aren't they PERFECT models?! We are so fortunate we do what we love every day. Enjoy!

 

And of course no photo shoot is complete without at least one outtake...

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Brand New Sticker Designs

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We are so excited to share with you 4 new monthly and milestone sticker designs. Some of these designs are refreshing updates to previous styles, others are brand new and never been seen. Enjoy!

  

Little Lady: Patterns inspired by our little lady closet dividers.

Little Celebration: Balloons are synonymous with fun and laugher.

 My First Holiday:  A stylish update to our Retro Holiday stickers.

 Color Cutout: We love crafting, can you tell? 

We hope you smile, laugh and enjoy many darling moments with these! 

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