[uhp-steyt fan-see] - adjective

1. not exorbitant or extravagent by city standards, however in a rural setting (like upstate new york) it is in fact, quite fancy.

2. a wonderful blog dedicated to art, design and other things that are indeed upstate fancy.

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Feb
08
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CHESHIRE CAT paper craft

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Just in time for the new Tim Burton film, Alice in Wonderland, Comes this awesome paper craft. This awesome peice of fan art is ready  for you to print out, cut out and piece together. Looks like a fun project for kids and adults. You can download the pdf here.

Jan
14
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CARDS YOU CAN cuddle up to

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At first the little nautical gift tags from African Grey caught my eye. Then I dug a little deeper and I was hooked. Just look at the the cute little bunnies, seals, and puppies. I love how the illustration style is so crisp without screaming vector graphics. This is now one of my go to shops when I’m looking for a cute card to brighten someones day.

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Dec
21
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A YEAR OF silly holidays

I’m a sucker for weird holidays, both real and imaginary. I imagine that dirtybandits does as well. Their screen printed calendar is available in 3 different paper types and will keep your schedule full of unusual events. I definitely didn’t know that March was Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month. I love the illustration style on these pieces and everything else they have to offer as well.

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Dec
14
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DON’T FORGET to check out our gift guide & contest

Hanukkah is here and Christmas is just around the corner. I hope you have had some time to check out our Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for 2009. So many great picks and amazing artists. We have picked some of our favorites that you can actually enter to win this year. You know so you can get some great goodies for yourself in the new year. We actually have a last minute donation from Ryan and Lucy of Berkley Illustration. They have been so kind to donate a print and an awesome bottle opener as well. So get your name in, twitter to your friends for an extra entry and keep your fingers crossed. Happy Holidays!

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Dec
08
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SCREECH OWL DESIGN

It was a very busy weekend in New York. I managed to find some time to visit the Bust Crafttacular on Sunday as a shopper instead of a vendor this year. There were so many great vendors there and one of my favorites was Screech Owl Design. They have a wide variety of prints, cards and even t-shirts. My favorite series of theirs has various birds sitting atop a variety of chairs. I bough the blue-footed bubi card for my friend Rachel who just loves the Galapagos. Check out their shop, it’s full of great finds.

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Dec
02
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CHRISTMAS CARD round-up

WIth the holidays fast approaching it’s just about time to send out some cheer to friends and family. Have you picked out your christmas cards yet? I hope one of the cards below is what you have been waiting for…

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Merry Christmas Reindeer from SockneckJingle Bells Batman Smells from Port Hope PressLetterpress Reindeer from Sycamore Street PressLetterpress Bike from Parrott Design Studio Beep Beep Holidays from Emily Ann DesignsYetti Holiday Card from The Beautiful Project

Nov
17
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THIS BOOK belongs to

I loved going to the library when I was younger. I was always bad at returning books on time though. I often had to ride my bike to the library with my pockets full of pennies to pay the late fines. Now I find myself buying books to create my own personal library instead of having to return these precious gems to the vault. Which, of course, is why i love the ex libris kits by hachalon. There are currently 4 designs available which are illustrated by Avital Manor. Each kit comes with a rubber stamp, stamp pad, printed stickers and booklet all packaged in a wooden box. Mark your books as your own and then lend them out to friends to enjoy. These would make a great gift for the book lovers on your list.

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Nov
04
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THE REVERSE baby book

Well… sort of. I got a little misty eyed thinking about all the wonderful things my relatives would write in these “Between Me and You” journals. I love the idea of sharing memories across generations and being able to look back at these books for years to come and think about how things used to be. Who really know what their grandmother wanted to be when she grew up, or what rockstar your mom used to have a crush on. I think these are really thoughtful gifts, that actually end up being a gift to the giver.

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Nov
02
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STOCKING STUFFERS: night owl paper goods notebooks

This year we decided to get our holiday cards from night owl paper goods. I was on their site today picking out a few of my favorite designs and I saw these cute little notepads. There are so many cute designs to choose from, and the little reporter style books are only $8. These are sure to look great peeking out of the top of a stocking this year. If any of these design look familiar you may have seen them in your local Borders Bookstore. To see the full line check out the night owl paper goods online shop.

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Sep
14
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ANTHROPOMORPHISM never gets old with Eric Hou

Animals with human characteristics never get old for me, which is one reason why I love these greeting cards from Eric Hou. The colors he uses are striking and subdued which make for a very calming but fun image to look at again and again. I think the best cards are the ones you keep and frame, and these cards are waiting to be put under glass.

Winner of the polaroid pin: Lindsay {Shrimp}
Thank you all for entering!!!!

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