Sunday, June 17, 2012

We've moved!!

The new blog >> Victory & Co.

Hi friends!
I'm moving over to a new URL and kissing this one goodbye. Please update your bookmarks with I'll have a proper introduction to the new space tomorrow morning. See you there! -xo V

Happy Father's Day!

Photo from here // Graphics by Victory Paper Designs

Monday, June 11, 2012

Paper Crave summertime paper crafts + printables

Kristen of Paper Crave has been such a big supporter of Victory Paper Designs from the get-go. If I ever met her in person I'd like to shower her with a basket of mini muffins. People go crazy over those. Click on over to check out her feature on summertime crafts and printables with a lil VPD in the mix.

Paper Crave

Thursday, June 7, 2012

VPD in stores >> Beam & Anchor

I'm truly excited about this next venture for Victory Paper Designs. You can now find us in this cool brick and mortar in Portland called Beam & Anchor. The space is run by Robert and Jocelyn Rahm who strive to support local artists and makers. The downstairs is a retail shop of curated art, home goods and furniture and the upstairs boasts a studio for makers and workshops for the community. I honestly could not be more honored to be a little blip in their shop.

Beam & Anchor

If you're interested in selling Victory Paper Designs in your shop, you can contact me at victorypaperdesigns[at] -xo

The lake house

I caught an episode of the new season of HGTV Design Star last night. Based on the white box challenge episode, my fave so far is Britany who adorned her room with faux crown moldings and a sick gold chain chandelier. Still, my favorite Design Star winner has to be season 5 winner, Emily Henderson. Honestly, the girl can do no wrong; case in point, her most recent project of decorating a lake house for a young family in upstate New York. SooO many elements to fawn over! A claw foot tub, gilden tree stump side table, Julia Rothman wallpaper, blue wicker elephant table, white tolix chairs...! Insanely good. I need her to work her magic in our bedroom...well, you know what I mean.

Emily Henderson

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 heart + love

I'd like to take a quick timeout to sing the praises of my fiancĂ©, if I may. A few weeks back, I blogged this post about phone covers I was coveting and told my tragic story of my phone's watery death. Low and behold this past weekend Matt gifted me the same heart cover he saw in my post! He's pretty much the sweetest...I think I'll marry him.

Photo by me

A fabulously pink reception

I wouldn't necessarily call myself a "girly girl"; in high school my wardrobe basically consisted of oversized sweatshirts and holey sneakers. It wasn't until I started attending FIDM that I really began to embrace women's clothing {let me tell you, the girls at FIDM were fitted out EVERYDAY. It made you want to throw on some stillettos and a manicure, stat} And while my closet may now incorporate a few dresses and heels, there's still that bit of tomboy inside of me leaning toward cozy t-shirts and jeans.

I guess this explains my rather erratic mood swings in my design eye and why I can go from one week to being inspired by tomboy style to pretty shoe prints the next. Well GUESS WHAT. It's a girl day, and I'm completely smitten with this wedding reception styling from Style Me Pretty. The pink is so obviously girly and over the top made only that much more fabulous by the sparkles of gold and frilly carnations. Really screams "way cool Barbie girl".

Style Me Pretty

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Father's Day gift guide

With Father's Day just on the horizon, I've rounded up some gift ideas that pops is sure to love.

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My dad, I'm sure like many other dads out there, loves the tried and true classic staples as his wardrobe. This water resistant duffle coat is perfect for his outdoor activities and is finished with cool fisherman toggles. These whiskey stones will keep his favorite liquor ice cold without diluting any of its flavors. Dad's sure to love a pizza date on you, check out Groupon for restaurant deals in your town. The Kindle Fire is now just $199...he can read books, watch movies and play games all in the same place! A leather iPhone case with a cool lunar landscape will always be in his pocket. This grooming and fragrance gift set not only smells manly, but the spray bottle has a rustic wicker finish perfect for's all in the details.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Wes Anderson BINGO

Has anyone seen Moonrise Kingdom yet?? The Royal Tenenbaums will always hold a special place in my heart. This Wes Anderson BINGO board would be funny to play when viewing any of his signature styled movies.


Friday, June 1, 2012

Free download: June desktop calendar

As I mentioned earlier, we spent Memorial Day weekend at Lake Isabella with my sisters and their guys taking in the sun and pretty much barbecuing every meal. On Sunday we went off-roading and parked on the lake shore and spent the whole day grilling chicken, drinking and dipping in and out of the water. My younger sister, Saralyn, snapped this perfect photo of the lake and I saw it only fitting to use it for June's desktop calendar.

Photo by Saralyn Tsurumoto // Graphics by Victory Paper Designs

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