Thursday, May 29, 2008

Watching the Clock

Odds are, you're at work right now. Well, so are we. And unless you're a super-duper, 110-percent-all-the-time sort, you probably take a little time out during the day to check what's going on in the outside world. In that vein, we invite you to check out (and possibly join) our new Facebook group. Hey, it beats writing that report or calling back what's-her-face.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hot Card of the Day (Long Long Weekend Edition)

This hot card comes to us from D.Y. Ink in the lovely town of Briarcliff Manor, New York. It's a refreshing twist on a design available in our second Bar/Bat album. And, hey, if we don't talk before then, have a great Memorial Day weekend. We'll be closed on Monday, probably off having a great deal of fun.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hot Card of the Day (Manic Monday Edition)

Today's hot card comes to us from Fine Lines of Katonah in (you guessed it) Katonah, New York. We've done a great deal of our custom cuts, but this was one of the first we've done in Hebrew -- and on our custom plied paper to boot!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Giving Back

At Luscious Verde, we frequently send off what we like to call “care packages” to friends and family at area churches, temples, schools, and children’s charities. They’re basically filled with artistic materials that we can’t find a use for. Rather than throw out what we don’t use, about a year ago we decided to share the wealth, and we’re always consistently surprised with the results. These pictures are from Kelly Solack, an art teacher at Yearling High School in Whitehall, Ohio. She writes:

I wanted to share a few photos from the art festival. My sculpture class built miniature “monumental” sculptures. We couldn’t have done it without the generous paper donation. Also, I will be taking some of the paper over to the Manor at Whitehall, a nursing home in our community. We are crafting some cards to families. In the classroom and in the community, your company has blessed us. Thanks!

The pleasure’s all ours, Kelly. Thanks.

-- Rob @ L.V.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hot Card of the Day (I Waited in Line for Three Hours for 23-Cent Pizza Edition)

Today's selection comes to us from Creative Parties in Bethesda, Maryland. It's a slight twist on a design that shows up in our latest Bar/Bat Mitzvah book, one that utilizes our custom-cut technology. In unrelated news, this is pretty crazy.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Not-So-Silent Spring

Today’s fantastically nice weather in Cleveland (it’s supposed to be 72 degrees) has been a welcome respite from what seemed to be an unending winter. Just a week or so ago, temperatures overnight still dipped into the 30s. Jeez!

And along with this nice weather comes many things: lunchtime frolicking throughout our fair industrial park, drinks outside (after work, of course), and impromptu games of Twister in the pouring rain. But there has to be more to life than drinking and/or acting ridiculous, right? Apparently so, according to the following list of what a select group of Luscious Verde hirelings like to do (and what they enjoy) when you can, you know, actually go outside again.

Megan: “Baseball is good, but outdoor happy hour is better.”

Beth: “Have a margarita night and make a fire.”

Laura: “Get smoothies at Cold Stone Creamery.”

Wendy: “Lay in a hammock.”

Rachel: “The Westside Market. You get fed ice cream by foreign dudes.”

Kevin: “Play Frisbee at Public Square at midnight. I also like hanging out at various porches in the Cleveland area, especially if I’m invited.”

Melissa: “Road trips and taking long walks on the beach at sunset.”

Angela: “Go to Edgewater Park.”

Liz: “Sit by the river, read and watch the boats go by."

Joe: “Trampoline with the kids.”

Me, I love some Lakewood Park, Music Saves, and Melt (air conditioning plus grilled cheese equals goodness).

-- Rob @ L.V.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Weird Shipment of the Day

We get some pretty weird shipments from our suppliers, but this was the weirdest yet. When we finally got up the gumption to open it, we were relieved that the contents didn't live up to their packaging. Mmm, calamari...