Rifle Paper Co


Isla Loves: Rifle Paper Co. (Giveaway)

If you’ve been following Snapshots and My Thoughts for even a short period of time, you’ll know that I love (repeat: love) Rifle Paper Co. You’ll find a number of posts mentioning this company’s gorgeous products, including some of the following:

Upon returning home from Durango, my exceptionally sweet best friend bought me the entire In Bloom Book Collection, and I am obsessed. The covers are so gorgeous – I want to stare at them all day. So while this ‘Isla Loves’ feature is perhaps more of an ‘Ailee Loves,’ I know that my adoration over all things Rifle will definitely be passed down to my offspring (I mean, doesn’t she look like she loves the books?).

The good news for you? I’m teaming up with Rifle Paper Co. to give away A Little Princess to one lucky individual!

Follow the various entry options listed below – the more entries you get, the higher the chance you’ll win these sweet shoes. The giveaway ends at midnight on Friday, October 10. I will announce the winner on Monday. I look forward to reading your responses. Good luck!

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Isla’s Newborn Photos by Taylor Lord

When the doorbell rang yesterday, and Sasha came into the living room with a package, I freaked out. Isla’s newborn photos had arrived from Taylor Lord. We opened them, read Taylor’s sweet letter and immediately started looking at each photo, one by one. I love them so much. Taylor captured our happiness and Isla’s sweetness perfectly. I am absolutely terrible at editing down photos, so pardon the large number of pictures in this post, but I had to share my favorites. I love this little girl so much, and I am so happy that the Lord blessed Taylor with such an incredible talent. View Taylor’s website here and her blog here. View details about Isla’s nursery here.

PS We took these over a month ago – Isla is so much bigger by now! It’s crazy how fast they grow.

Oh, and the Trumpette giveaway ends tonight at midnight! Enter here to win a free set of adorable socks!




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Isla’s Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Birth Announcements

At long last, Isla’s birth announcements have been sent! I am so relieved to have completed this major project – one which started well before she was born! I did the calligraphy on all 100 envelopes prior to her birth (thank goodness!), cut the envelope liners using this Rifle Paper Co. wrapping paper, stamped our return address using a custom stamp from Angelique Ink, and created the design for the announcement (which was printed by Czar Press). When Isla arrived, all I had left to do was update the design with the appropriate information, get it printed, have Isla’s photos taken by Taylor Lord and printed locally, add the photos to the glassine bags, punch holes, tie bows, and voila – done. Whew. Yes, I am exhausted, but so happy to have finished my second big project (first being Sasha’s graduation announcements). Baby number two will likely have an e-card (ha!).







Duplex announcement card printing by Czar Press

Ribbon and kraft envelopes from Paper Source

Wildflower Liner from Rifle Paper Co.

Isla photo by Taylor Lord

Custom return stamp from Angelique Ink

Dr. Martin’s Pen White calligraphy ink from Paper and Ink Arts

Glassine bags from JenStampz

Calligraphy and photos by me

The Most Beautiful Wall Paper Collection

It’s time to redo the entire house. Okay, so there’s no way Sasha would buy that, given that we freshly painted every room 12 months ago, but the Rifle Paper Co. wall paper collection for Hygge & West just launched, and I’m utterly obsessed. I truly thought about how each print would fit in one room or another in The Manor – I love the safari print for Isla’s room? Maybe an accent wall? And we could totally redo one of the bathrooms with the pineapples! How fun is that print? And I need the peonies in our laundry room. What do you think of the collection?

DIY Bridal Party Invitation

Anna Bond, owner and creator of Rifle Design and Rifle Paper Co. (by far my favorite paper store in the world!) was featured on Once Wed for her amazingly creative bridal party invitations. I seriously cannot believe these are DIY. I’m not sure I’d be able to whip something up that looked quite as amazing, but I love this idea so much! What a unique way to ask your bridesmaids/maid of honor to be by your side on the big day! What do you think?

My bridal invitations are here!