Thursday, April 23, 2009

Our First Sneak Peek

I have to say, there's nothing better than seeing something that you've imagined take physical form. You just keep picking it up and putting it down and smiling like an idiot because somewhere, deep down, you were worried that maybe you were an idiot back when you were thinking all that crap up.

And now you have a real, hard and fast reminder that you're not totally crazy.

I guess that's possibly what drew the two of us to advertising; maybe we wanted a chance to throw all those ideas in the back of our minds out into society and get some reassurance that at least a few of them were pretty okay. Only problem with advertising is that, by the time that little baby idea actually makes it's way into the world, you're already finding out that it's the bastard child of an account manager and a client who thinks that puns are the ultimate form of creative genius.

That's why this is so much more fun.

With a little digital drumroll, we're excited to show you one of our first pieces.

This frame is part of our line called the Papergild Gallery. Every frame (there are three different styles and six different colors) is foil stamped and has a fold out easel on the back that lets you put it anywhere: your dresser, your desk, wherever. Not only is it a cooler way to keep your pictures out and around, but it's also super easy to swap your pictures in and out to reflect your most recent adventures. And if you're like our friends Paul and Holly who are the parents of Leo (the unbelievably adorable little chunkster in the picture) and thus have too many cute pictures to count, that could come in handy.

So, enough talking from us. What do you think?

(PS We're doing a full-blown photoshoot this Sat, so if you have any pictures you think would look great in our frames, send them our way. Not that we don't have enough amazing pictures of ourselves, but you know.)


  1. I love it! It's really cute you guys are geniuses! I'm excited to say I knew you before you went famous and rich!

  2. oh. my. gosh. i am in love! sold!
    ps- i also love that you called your child of advertising a bastard child. haha, still laughing! you two are brilliant

  3. LOVE this!!! It is perfect;) If you need photos please feel free to lift any pics of my kids from my blog that might work for you!

  4. So, so, so cool!! And really, really different!

    You can use any pics from my blog, too, Kristin (and Amy). Most of my really cute ones are on Heather's blog, but I do have some great ones (both of people and of scenery) from the Carmel trip that you might want to check out.


  5. kramy- good work ladies! this looks fantastic. i was really excited by your last post but i held off because i knew i wouldn't ever be able to trump tyler's crap-in-pants comment. i'm proud of you two- you're really making it happen!

  6. Thanks so much everyone for your support. And we will definitely take you all up on stealing some pictures off your blog. Just think... this may really jump start your modeling careers.

  7. Those look so cool.

    Also, I just noticed your tag line of "everyday fine papers" and I love it.

  8. Thanks!

    PS We are totally going to use that picture of you skydiving!

  9. I will seriously buy 10 of these! Genius! Steal pics of little violet of of my blog. I'm so excited to see more of your stuff.

  10. oh my goodness. these are amazing!!! i am so proud of you and so happy for you!

  11. this looks amazing, ladies!! and i can't lie... leo looks really good in that frame. i need an entire collection. immediately. i'm so happy that we're finally getting a peek at what's been keeping the two of you stashed away in kristin's apartment. it's decidedly worth it. love you ladies.

  12. Darling! I would totally (have my wife) buy it.

  13. No shame in a man owning a frame, harley. no shame.

  14. dear kristin,
    just found your blog and i'm thrilled for you! pulling out the big guns for THE stationery show?! YOU GO, GIRLS!
    man alive, mega props to you! Can't wait to see the rest of your stuff! :)
    good work.
    and good luck these next few weeks! NUTS!

  15. You may steal my darling profile picture. :)

    Great frame idea!

  16. LOL, Nik. That profile pic is waaay hot.

    There's a really cute pic of Bryce riding a skateboard on my blog...Actually, there are two, but the best one has him dressed in blue. It's really cute!

  17. Love, love, love it. I'm so happy for you, and hope all your hard work pays big.

  18. Really cute Kris! I'll send some pics so my babies can look as cute framed in your stuff!