One of my dream jobs when I was younger was to be an editor at Glamour Magazine- the one who recommends the hottest new products. Of course this was in addition to working on B-Way at Bloomingdale's in NYC and owning my own stationery company! It is after this trip down memory lane that I realized I MUST share some of my favorite fashion finds for spring. I struggled to find a way to incorporate … [Read more...] about Dress the Part!
Happy Mother's Day from Hampton Paper Designs! Mother's Day reminds me of many great "moms" including my own, my 2 grandmothers and of course, my great-grand mother Marie Bendel whom we affectionally called "Mimi". Mimi lived in Monroe, Louisiana and had a huge Magnolia tree in her back yard. When we would visit, my sister, Meri, and I would look forward to going with her to pick Magnolia flowers. … [Read more...] about
Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7Hello Parents! As you may, or may not, know next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. ( I only know because of a "Super Mom" in my son's class!) If you are like me and fall into the "not" category there is no need to panic- Hampton Paper can help! Teachers have enough mugs and magnets. Why not WOW them with one of our stylish notepads in acyclic? Its 150 … [Read more...] about Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7
Can Glitter Be Stressful? You bet it can! For me, it was the search for the perfect colors for the Hampton Paper 2011 Calendar we create exclusively for The Elegant Setting in Southampton. I seek perfection (hence the name of my autobiography Perfectville) so it took many hours (yes hours) to choose just the right shades for the calendar. This calendar features many images that were custom painted … [Read more...] about Can Glitter Be Stressful?
This new green recycle image is a great reminder we can all do something to help the environment. Just today, looking around my house, I spied some leftover slate from a landscape project that could be donated. I reached out to ReStore with Habitat for Humanity. Not only will they pick up the items from your home, they will sell them with all proceeds benefiting Habitat. It's a win-win for … [Read more...] about Recycle Reminder Design…Just in Time for Earth Day!
Full Circle...Sometimes in life, things come full circle and yesterday for me was one of those days. For those of you that have known me for a long time (ie people who know me as "Krissy") know that I was a HUGE fan of 90210 back in the day. I spent a lot of time with the 90210 gang when the series originally aired and also many Saturday and Sunday mornings in years that followed when the re-runs … [Read more...] about
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! It always brings back great memories as my mom made my sister Meri and I the best homemade costumes. We planned what were were going to be for months. After trick or treating, we spent hours sorting our candy by type, trading pieces and with an overload of hersey bars we made our own peanut butter cups. This year, the costumes are on the way from … [Read more...] about Halloween Hampton Paper Style
A very exciting day to be writing my first blog. I have come along way from the girl who struggled with CS 101 at UVM many years ago. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences in running my own business - Hampton Paper Designs. Perhaps if you are thinking about starting your own business or are just interested in keeping an eye on an up and coming stationery company you will follow along! … [Read more...] about My Very First Blog!