Surtex 2012

In case you haven't seen the good news, I'm on to round four of the REPEAT competition!  This month's challenge is "Up in the Air."  So far I'm totally stumped, but I felt very inspired after researching current trends from the Spring Quilt show that was held this past week.  I did a post about my favorite trends and collections over at the TPB blog.  Below is a collection of cards and flyers from my favorite artists from the Surtex  and National Stationery Shows.

I was able to meet up with some friends and chit chat about the show which made the day much more awesome!  Thanks guys!

I didn't take any photos, but I thought I'd link to a few of my favorite artists!  I picked out this button from Rifle Paper co.  because this is what I want to look like when I'm an old lady! haha!  They had the cutest cards and these coasters too.  Moglea was another of my favorite hand lettering/ letterpress, booths especially this pattern she used as an envelope liner.  Wildhorse press also had some fun new cards! I really want this apple set! .  For the surface designers I loved seeing Khristian A. Howell's new work, her colors are so bold!  Paper & Cloth's work  is always so on the latest trend and so much fun!  I wish I could work for them!!  Lastly, 1st time exhibitor Kate Thomas's work caught my eye because of its hand drawn charm and her beautiful colors.  I could see her work on a variety of things!  Well that's it for now, I'm looking forward to a fantastic weekend!