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Loop Booth

Whewsh ! We survived the National Stationery Show ! I have to say this year at the Javits was more inspiring and exciting than I imagined it would be. I am so inspired by my peers and was especially impressed by the talent, wit, creativity, skill and hard work represented by this years' attendees. Loop was delighted with its new booth assignment, as we were in the middle of great small companies and got to meet designers we admire. A special thank you to Cathe at Feterie, Stacey Pancake at Pancake and Franks, and Jean at EIEIO for your great advice. Carrot and Stick, your Booth was stellar [ I wish I took a photo ! ]. And Craig Barbieri, husband and Loop trade show Architect extraordinaire... check out that booth, man ! You're awesome.

Check out the companies that exhibited near us :


Loop was on cloud nine showing its new Loop Wrap and Doodlespark had 3 new series' to display. I love being in the booth with my Mom; I blush so much by her praise that I look like a six year old after playtime ! Thank you for all your hard work and savvy New York driving, Mama !


Indie Goodness Giveaway - Yay !

Indie blogger and designer Jan DiCintio [ aka Daisy Jane ] has just posted a most spectacular GIVEAWAY on her blog, Scoutie Girl. You will not believe how much talent she's jammed into this package - the $547 value doesn't begin to quantify this cool event. Thanks for including Doodlespark, Jan !
24 chances to win between now and May 14th !

Daisy Jane has a must-see shop on Etsy as well. Her custom-screened fabrics are wonderful... I love LuLu especially.

I refuse to pick favorites, but I love this tee from Delicious Tees, a contributor to the giveaway. The website describes each tee as a new part of a story, with names like Instrument [ shown below ], Resonate, Duality + Untamed Imagination. Very cool.


Eco-mmunity Widget

I periodically check in with ' The Green ' on the Sundance Channel's website. This morning I watched an incredible video about the sustainable fashion house Nau and found this great little widget ! You can download it to Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, Vista, etc. in no time at all and keep up to date on all things green.



I love my printer ! [ Ed, if you're reading this, you're the best ! ]. Last Thursday was press day for LOOP WRAP and I spent the morning living a 'How It's Made' on printing and paper. Ed sent me home with a few hot-off-the-press sheets of wrap and some of the limited edition prints we'll be offering as well... He even had the guys in the pressroom [ craftsmen, truly ] clean up my plates for me to take home - I need more wall space !

Check back soon for more images !

Spring !

The last two weeks have been intense; days will pass and the amount of time I've spent outside can be measured in minutes... I have been working at my computer so much that I have 'mouse elbow', a dull ball of soreness from my bent arm resting on my desk for hours on end..

But ! While Spring is happening outside, a new Doodlespark collection is springing to life inside the Loop office ! The photo above is from my desk - seeing this drawing fills me with calm and happiness and I can't wait for the new cards to return from my printer in time for the National Stationery Show ...

[ Come visit ! We're Booth 1735 : May 18 - 21 : javits convention center, NYC ].