Saturday, January 30, 2010

A lively romp in the bluebonnets

Is there anything cuter than a child "let loose" in a field of flowers? Well, Kristen Roedner, of Faux Toes photography in Lakeway TX, captured the spirit of every child when she took this darling picture of Sloan. Then Sloan's Mom received a Phenominoes Memory Maker kit. That means that you can send us any photo and we can put it on a Phenomino for you. Look how adorable this is and she will treasure it now as a keepsake in another form -- a custom Phenomino!

Schools enjoy custom designs!

Thanks to the Oakridge School in Arlington who is enjoying our Spirit Phenominoes for their students, parents and teachers. We did several custom versions for them: one with team mascot -- The Oakridge Owls --
and one with the school seal for teachers and parents ... and a third that just says Oakridge Owls for spirit wear.

Our first CATALOG!

Potpourri is a catalog company and how they found us, we'll never know. You can imagine my surprise when I received our first order of 48 Phenominoes with the Driscoll Design Eiffel Tower image! Yeah.

Here's to many orders (we hope!) and a new level of sales for us.

We'll keep you posted.

Welcome our itty bitty MINI!

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We introduced it at the January market in Dallas and Minneapolis and people are saying "I haven't seen the little ones before." The "Mini" is the little domino (about the width of a dime) that carries the same beautiful art as the Classic Phenomino! Look at Kelly's art. Lovely, isn't it? And just as nice in either size. Welcome to our little sweet little itty bitty mini!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The color for 2010 is Turquoise

Just when I thought every girl had turquoise spilling over the jewelry drawer, I read today that "PANTONE® 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue," is announced as THE COLOR of the year for 2010.

"Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing."

"In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum."
Having recently been challenged by my friend who has a recent thing with BURLAP, I bought some wheat colored burlap and soft white neutrals and I think I'll spice it up with TURQUOISE. Great timing, Pantone, thanks! To read more about this color, visit Pantone's site.