Cozy Memories

eclectic by nature

hand carved stamps

refreshed visual identity

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I promised to be back here more regularly, and I’m trying to stick to it. Blogging is a habit I’ve lost along the months. It requires a bit more time & manipulations but I think it’s worth it. I hope you’re still here, or will be back.

We moved clocks backwards this past night, and the weather also changed from summer to winter, I am not kidding, in the matter of three days. It was sunny & 25°C last Thursday, and it’s rainy & 12°C today on Sunday. That’s southern France for you !

Anyway. I’ve stopped here today not for talking about the weather but for showing you the logo stamp I’ve carved this morning, since I’ve refreshed Cozy Memories visual identity (first with the logo itself) :

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It’s far from perfect but I’ve learned to accept the flaws of things in general, including the things I make. I’m not a robot !

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I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. It’s raining, hubby’s home, and we’re planning to play some board games with a cup of cider soon. Perfectly autumnal, blissful !

With love,

Sonia

transitioning into 2O17

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Hello ! It was about time I showed up here, but actually I've been a little less present online on this first past week, first week of 2017. I guess I needed to take it slowly to make the transition with the nw year.

But here I am, and for once, I have something new to show. I have decided to change my logo for something visually more simple, something not fancy, not polished or perfect, something a little rough and to the point. You obviously can already see it on top of this page, but here are the logos I've carved into two stamps of different sizes (for making labels & for the packaging). I hope you like it as much as I do.

It's not 100% like the digital version (since they are fonts) but I like the imperfect look of it, it suits my ethics.

I hope that 2O17 has been treating you well so far, that you are healthy & creative. Do you have special plans for this year ? Specific projects you can talk about ?

Here's to the new year !! Cheers !

ox

Sonia

shop update : BLUE handstamped card sets

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A wee shop update today, with paper goods, for once ! I have spent the last day and a half remodelling the shop, using what I already had (in this case, a shop template I had bought in 2012). You know how I feel now about a little change once in a while !! Haha !

I was inspired to make card sets (2 recycled kraft double cards & recycled paper envelopes) with my handcarved stamps & deep blue ink. There are currently two sets available : Tea For Two & Seashells.

I'm inspired to do this in several colors ... we can be inspired by (or in love with) one particular color. And snail mail is an art that I don't want to see dying ... I really could use one or two myself ! Have you sent any snail mail recently ?

Thanks a lot for your visit !

xo

Sonia