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Our Holiday Cards 2013 watercolor calligraphy

Our Holiday Cards 2013 envelope calligraphy


Our Holiday Cards 2013 watercolor calligraphy closeup

Time to send out our holiday cards! Our holiday cards arrived from the print shop today and I couldn’t be more excited! I have already addressed all the envelopes and all I have to do now is write few wishes on the back side, seal the envelopes and make a trip to the post office. For the record, this has never happened before. I am usually so late that our cards arrive between Christmas and New Year.

This year, I kept the design simple with few favorite pictures our family (pup included) and my watercolor calligraphy. I also hand addressed all envelopes, practicing my calligraphy. The biggest challenge was the sparkly paper which makes the ink bleed with too much pressure. But they turned out pretty enough to send.

I’m obsessed with making soups – they are so easy to make. And for me, there is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of soup! I love taking advantage of seasonal ingredients, some of my winter favorites are butternut squash, chanterelles, potatoes and asparagus. I really enjoy chunky soups and I always crave chowders. Unfortunately I’ve had some oral sugery done earlier this week and liquid diet is on the menu for the next few days. I’ve been looking for some simple, creamy soup recipes and here are few delicious looking ones found on Pinterest. Yummy…

White Winter Soup via  //  Carrot & Parsnip Soup via  // Butternut Squash, Celeriac, Parsnip & Apple Soup via  // Sweet Potato Puree Sweet Paul Magazine

I’m a bit behind on this update but wanted you to know that the newest line of my holiday cards is available at If you/or anyone you know needs a card in polish please head over to the

Hello and good morning you all, the sunrise is so beautiful today, here in Seattle, and everything is covered by frost. Frosty mornings are so beautiful… This image of frozen roses is wonderfully captured… It’s gothic and romantic and I just can’t get enough of those pretty colors. This amazing photo makes me feel nostalgic…


Image of frozen roses is by Onkel Ulle.

Two days ago Minted announced the special prize winners for the Outside the Box Gift Wrap Challenge and my design Calligraphy Love got an honorable mention for the ‘Tis the Season Award for the best Christmas gift wrap design. I’m honored to be included and I wanted to thank everyone who voted, liked and/or commented on any of my holiday designs. I really appreciate your support!



Check out all the other amazing winners on Minted’s blog JulepCalligraphyLoveGiftWrap_Julepfeature


Thank you Minted for such lovely words about my design :)

You can purchase Calligraphy Love here.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ve been avoiding black friday and weekend shopping madness and doing “window” shopping on the web instead. I got sucked into Terrain’s shop (again!) and picked few amazing things for your viewing pleasure.



Shopping Guide: Copper Drop Bird Feeder  //  Cherry Blossom Watering Can  //  Petrified Wood Serving Board  //  Hand Painted Antler  // Pia Wallen Cross Blanket  //  Oversized Copper Mug  //  Marble & Wood Cheese Board  //  Bocce Ball Set //  Just Hooked Bottle Opener  


Hooray! As of today, Calligraphy Love – my holiday gift wrapping paper is available for sale! You can customize it with names, family photos, unique messages and more! It’s printed on luxe matte paper and available in sets of 5 sheets; each is 20″ x 28″ and costs $15.00. I’m dying to have this in my hands and cannot wait to use it for our Christmas gifts this year! This is going to make wrapping gifts this year SUPER fun! Kids will go bananas!

You can purchase it here.


You can also add the perfect finishing touch to all of your holiday gifts with these chic and customizable gift tags.

CalligraphyLoveGiftTags_Minted CalligraphyLoveGiftTags_IwonaKforMintedOr those adorable little stickers. Available hereCalligraphyLoveStickers_IwonaKforMinted.


Calligraphy love personalized wrapping paper comes in 3 different color ways. Below in raspberry and mint.

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A few weeks ago, Minted launched it’s amazing line of holiday cards. I am super excited to have two of my designs included in the latest collection of Happy New Year’s Cards for 2013. Check them out here, they are now available at They’re super cute! Send your loved ones unique cards this holiday season.

Simple Frame is available in four colorways, three alternate greetings (New Year, Holiday or Christmas) and
fabulous variety of die cut shapes.

Simple Frame New Years Cards For Minted design Iwona K

Simple Frame New Years-Cards-For Minted design Iwona K

Elegant and Sparkly New Year’s Photo Card is available in three color options and a variety of die cut shapes.

Elegant And Sparkly New Years Cards For Minted designed By Iwona K

Elegant And Sparkly New Years Cards For Minted designed By Iwona K

You all should know that I am a huge fan of Sugar Paper and their clean, simple and sophisticated designs. The Los Angeles-based stationery shop has recently collaborated with Target to bring us these gorgeous exclusive collections of stationery. The Sugar Paper at Target collection launched yesterday and it includes wall calendars, desk blotters and date books, all designed in the brand’s signature aesthetic and with plenty of shimmering gold details.

Priced from $4.99 to $14.99, the exclusive collection will be available for 8 weeks only. Hurry up and snatch them up before they sell out!

Sugar Paper At Target

Today I’m feeling a bit nostalgic… Browsing the web I stumbled upon Voque to find out that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has unveiled a sleepwear collection for Autograph at Marks & Spencer. Not a big deal I guess but this store has been a part of my life while back when I lived in Belgium and I used to shop in it regularly. I used to stock up for a lot of things at M&S from lingerie to party supplies, to shoes, and birthday gifts. Their food was pretty tasty too. Anyways, I would definitely purchase some of those amazing outfits (especially cashmere) perfect for lounging about on a Sunday morning….RosieHuntingtonWhiteleyForMarks&Spencer

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Autograph at Marks & Spencer via Vogue