We wanted to introduce you to one of our favorite bloggers + stationery ladies: Lyndsey of The Stationery Place!
1. How did The Stationery Place get its start?
In 2009, I was looking for a creative outlet from my corporate PR job -- I've always loved making and sending cards, so I started making handmade stationery and selling it on Etsy. I thought a blog would be a good place to showcase my work, but I quickly realized my strengths were with blogging and not the card-making. So, I gave up my shop and stuck with featuring other designers who were MUCH more talented than me. It's been so fun to get to know the stationery community and keep a pulse on new design trends.
2. What is your favorite part of blogging?
I love being able to help designers and small businesses spread the word about their work. I think it's the PR person in me, but I get a rush from helping to promote worthy causes -- and when we're talking about beautiful stationery, it's even more fulfilling!
3. What inspires you?
Good photography does it for me every time. If I come across a pretty photo -- of stationery, home decor, a cute outfit, whatever -- it stays with me and influences my thought process (and buying habits!) for days. I think that's why I'm so addicted to Pinterest and Instagram; there are so many visually inspiring photos out there!
4. Describe your dream party or celebration in 5 words.
Family, friends, cupcakes, sunshine, chevron. :)
5. Tell us your stationery style prediction.
I'm noticing a lot more hand-drawn illustrations and lettering on stationery lately -- I love the tangible quality of holding a card with a handmade design. There's nothing better in this over-digitized world!
Thank you to Lyndsey for sharing with us! Check out her fabulous blog at The Stationery Place!