When I'm not designing greeting cards at my work-from-home job, developing products and directing artwork during my day job or trying to sleep but without any real success (who needs sleep anyway?) - that's when I get to take a creative break and say "Paper Goodness!" The dedicated blog of my paper company, TamTam Design Studio, Paper Goodness represents the many divine inspirations dear to my heart. If you have any comments, thoughts, ideas, or inspirations - or if you make the coolest things ever - I would love to hear from you! Happiness and Hugs =) xoxo, tam
I wanted to share a few more photos from my very first NSS Booth #1930 with you all, and in addition I have some very exciting news to share!
I am happy to announce that while attending the 2009 National Stationery Show we took home our very first LOUIE Award as the "Rising Star" winner in the Above $3 category. This was such an honor alone that I could really not believe my own ears when TamTam was called at the end of the evening and awarded the 2008 LOUIE "Card of the Year" Award! (I don't think I have ever won anything in my life besides a coloring contest! Haha!) Both LOUIE'S went to the same "Sweet Birthday Wishes" card.
So here it is! My Cupcakes in all their sparkling glory!
The LOUIE Awards -the greeting card equivalent of the Academy Awards, took place Monday evening at a gala at the Capitalein NYC. Rising Star was a new category open to companies under 3 years in the industry- so cool! We were also a finalist for our "Merry and Bright" Christmas Greeting, which MeriMeri took the LOUIE home for. (Congrats to MM- I am a big fan of their cards!) Sharing the honor of Card of the Year is Compendium for it's win in the Under $3 category. They were also very deserving of the win and I was happy to share the designation with them. (Sweet couple too!)
Read more about this year's LOUIE Awards here orhere too if you are interested!
Anyhow, I am slowly getting back to reality and home working non-stop on orders, entering contacts, getting organized, and designing new items for a fall printing! It's been awhile since I have been this inspired and I must say - it feels amazing!
Here are some more booth photos, as promised!
All dressed up and ready to go!
My favorite part of the whole booth!
The tabletop display.
Sweet Bowl o' Business Cards!
Notice the LOUIE made an appearance on the teal cake stand!