Friday, October 29, 2010

Say what you really mean with Hard Cards

Happy Friday everyone! Sorry for the shortage of postings lately, I've just returned from almost a month of back to back trips. One of which was for a very special wedding in the Boston area for our dear friends Shannon & Chris. Pics will be up soon! But until then...let's have some fun!

With the holidays coming up and so many baby/bridal/wedding events in the near future, I have cards on the mind! But not your normal, run-of-the-mill cards. I want cards with personality. I want cards that make you laugh out loud! Hello Hard Cards! Their slogan "Times are hard and so are we" basically sums it up.

Founders Randi Rulayne Picarelli and Stacey Leigh Rifkin started Hard Cards because they couldn’t lie to their friends any longer. They were tired of pretending that they were happy about your babies, thrilled you’re turning another year older, or that they actually care about your problems. They saw the need for greeting cards that make people laugh at the truth. Their cards are snarky, funny, and irreverent while also being beautifully designed. Based out of Los Angeles, Hard Cards is committed to creating a line of products with minimal environmental impact. Every Hard Card and envelope is printed with soy ink and made from 100% Post Consumer Waste Paper. That means no new trees are cut down, and no bleach, acid, or chlorine is used. They are also concerned with employing local designers and printers, and supporting local businesses. That means you can feel good because they're 100% Made in the USA. And for that, Green with Envy Events is a big fan!!! Here are some of our faves:











And guess what! Hard Cards are sold in hundreds of stores all over the U.S. To find your nearest retailer, visit their website and make sure to become a fan on Facebook! Hard Cards ~ Thank you for making cards that are honest, hilarious, and nice to our planet!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Giveaway: Who doesn't like Free Stuff?

I wanted to quickly give a nod to a company that has been extremely generous and giving these last few months. When I was planning NESTination: Morocco, an event for NEST, (a small, non-profit organization that provides interest-free, microcfinance loans to women in developing countries), I ran into a lot of hurdles working with a very limited budget. One of those hurdles was the high cost of printing. And while we did try to limit our paper usage, printing signage and flyers/posters for distrbution were a necessity, so we looked for ways to cut this cost.

In came UPrinting. Through their UCommunity Program, UPrinting helped us out by sponsoring printed materials for our fundraising and promotional needs. They covered about 75% of our printing costs, with their service AND product being top notch!

And yes, folks, they keep on giving. They are sponsoring a Postcard GiveAway on our blog, for the following:

  • 100 4x6 postcards on 14 pt. cardstock gloss with 4 color/2 sided print!!

    *Limited to US Residents only, 18 years and above*

So, if you have a business, want some postcards for Save the Dates, or need some Holiday "Post"cards, enter our Giveway by posting a comment on this blog by Monday, November 1, 2010. We'll select a winner (at random) that day and post it on our next blog entry.

Happy Monday and Happy Commenting!!! xoxo, Laura

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Big Fat Green Wedding Series: The Day is Here!

After much anticipation on all ends, the day we've all been waiting for finally arrived. The bride was glowing, the groom was, in his usual way, quiet and full of reserved happiness and the details...AMAZING! Nothing says it better than photos. Enjoy.

The Bride wore a beautiful silk gown, rented from One Night Affair and a birdcage veil, made exclusively for her by...

The flowers? To Die For. Bursts of bright yellow billy buttons, spider mums, calla lilies, mixed with brilliant white daisies and calming dusty miller leaves and succulents. And the best part? They were all arranged on-site by the groom's mother and friends of the bride, with a lot of love and attention.

Two stone place mats represent the bride and groom. Dining together, forever.

The Centerpieces: perfectly placed succulents in circular bowls on some tables and some burst of color with ferns picked the day before (off the side of road) on others. A perfect blend of this and that.

The family of the bride.

Both the Maid of Honor's dress and the Aunt's dress were made from recycled fabrics. And what better way to accessorize than with an Emerson Made Bag, a Green with Envy Favorite!

Girls just want to have fun!

And the best part? My daughter, Siena, getting lots of love from Auntie Janine and mommy.

Perfect way to end the day, with kisses all around.

Hope you all have a fabulous Thursday! xoxo, Laura