about new leaf

making stationery, announcements and invitations has been a "hobby" i utilized for our family, but found myself doing more and more for others. my goal is to make beautiful, cost effective paper goods for you and your family and friends. let me know what you like and what your budget needs are, and i will do my best to make something you will be excited to mail!

Monday, November 15, 2010


we have SO much to be grateful for this year - most especially, JESUS. thank you for coming for us, for our redemption, for your GREAT name.

this is hanging in our kitchen as a reminder in this season of "thanks-giving."

i am offering this poster on my etsy store - it can be completely customized with your grateful list.

today, i am thankful for my first sale on etsy: a sweet family that lives in england bought the "luke 2" photocard. what a sweet reminder that His name is known in all the earth.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


newleaf is NOW "brown paper packages!"

I found out about a year ago that there is a company in CA called "new leaf" that sells paper - like school supply paper. Different, but not different enough for copyright purposes. So, reluctantly, we began to think of new names for this venture. Then, this summer, just before our son was born, we introduced our daughter to "The Sound of Music." She was hooked, and DAILY would ask to watch "cuckoo" (do you remember the song from the party at the von trapp mansion?). We began singing the songs together (to keep from watching it EVERY day), and soon "my favorite things" became a regular request.

For those of you who don't remember (because you haven't seen it 50+ times since june :), here are the opening lyrics:

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

And so we discovered our new name amongst our daughters "favorite things." The official name is "bpp design" in order to avoid more copyright issues!

My next announcement is I'VE OPENED A SHOP on etsy. bppdesign.etsy.com

As of today, I'm of today I have 12 Christmas photocard designs available! I will be adding new designs [or old favorites] daily, so continue to check in. And please let me know what else you'd like to see at the shop! And, as always, I would be delighted to be part of your celebration and am very eager to help you with any custom order ideas you may be dreaming up.