Monthly Archive for April, 2009

Forget the A-List…

This past Saturday, I attended an event that brought together the “B-List” — a group of wedding bloggers from around the country. Put on by the fabulous Vané of Brooklyn Bride and Anne of “From ‘I Will’ to ‘I Do’,” the event connected people from all across the wedding market — stationers (me!), photographers, wedding planners…you name it! PosePrints Bridal Stationery (including bridal shower invitations, save-the-dates, and thank you notes) make up a large part of our business, so I loved talking shop.

It was so fun being able to put faces to names, as I officially got to meet Vané, Anne, Bee (of WeddingBee), and more after “knowing” them since PosePrints’ beginnings! I also had the pleasure of meeting Emily from OnceWed, Janice of The Bridal Wishlist, Amanda of Vintage Glam Weddings…and oh-so-many more talented ladies.

Head on over to the B-List blog to see the list of attendees, and check out their blogs for a ton of wedding inspiration!

PosePrints in Parents!

PosePrints’ personalized invitations (namely, our children’s birthday party invitations) are featured as a “Fabulous Invitation” pick in the May 2009 issue of Parents Magazine!

Head to your local newsstand (or doctor’s or dentist’s office!) and pick up a copy to see us — on page 113. 🙂  We love Parents!

Entrepreneurs We Love

Since starting up PosePrints, I have become increasingly interested in how different businesses get started. It’s actually become a tiny obsession of mine…I can hardly walk by a storefront or browse a website without daydreaming about how it all started. (“HOW on Earth did they get that domain name?!” “Why did they chose pink for their logo?” “I know that font!”….and on and on and ON.)

I have a few smartypants friends who started up really unique businesses, and I’ve been dying to share them on our blog!  Drumroll…

* Mateveza – Mateveza is an organic beer (cerveza) brewed with yerba mate (mate). Cerveza + Mate = Mateveza. Love it! My friend Jim came up with this ingenious idea a few years back, and now Mateveza can be found in stores and bars across the Western US. If you’re anyone resembling a beer-drinker, you must find it so you can taste it — it’s so good, and it has a kick of caffeine (NEED IT), too!

* Luxaby Baby: Momtrepreneur Molly Vernon just launched last month! It’s is an adorable online boutique that offers only the sweetest and finest of baby and children’s clothes and accessories. It’s a must-go-to spot for classic gifts. And she’s a pro when it comes to babies’ and children’s fashion, as she has two (very well dressed) girls of her own. They seriously dress better than I ever will.

* Starter Stylist: Adrienne, another dear friend, launched Starter Stylist this year. After studying interior design in New York and San Francisco, she realized that there is a definite niche for low-budget (but still-fabulous!) home design. She offers personalized consultations, tips and advice to renters, first-time home buyers, or anyone who wants to add style to their living space without spending a fortune. She has the best taste — not even kidding.

* FragranceUp was started by a few “fragrance guys” who saw a need for a reputable online fragrance shop. A few years back, they started up the site, which offers discount (and genuine) perfume and colognes at some of the best prices on the internet. Bookmark it NOW if you ever buy or wear fragrance! Oh, and you get those cute little samples in every order, too. I love anything miniature. 🙂

We will definitely be back with more Entrepreneur write-ups. Til then, check these sites out! They’re PosePrints-approved.

Wholesale 2.0

We just added an entire Wholesale section to the PosePrints website! Now, retailers can register on our website for a PosePrints Wholesale login — with which they can view our wholesale collection (and wholesale prices!). So, if anyone finds Order Forms and PDF Catalogs archaic, they can view our products and shop online instead.

All of our Packaged Cards are now available to wholesalers. Our designs (Couture, PosePets, Poses, Fill-ins, etc.!) are fresh and colorful — just like our original, personalized PosePrints — and can be used as packaged thank you notes, personalized invitations, stationery gifts, imprintables, social stationery and more. Make sure to ask your local gift shops and stationery shops to visit so they can view our colorful collection!