Staff Pick Friday: Sophia

This weeks staff pick comes from yours truly! Since you hear from me so often, I think this would be an excellent time to share a little about myself. My name is Sophia and I am one of the Invitation Consultants here at Notables and I also happen to have a love for social media, which is why I am so lucky to write this blog and help Suzanne with a number of other tech-y tasks! I feel blessed to be in a creative environment with such lovely co-workers. Having graduated with a major in illustration and graphic design, this wasn’t the route I imagined myself taking, although it has been one of the most rewarding jobs. My love for design and invitations has a lot to do with the items I have chosen below, take a look!

Yes, that is my very own Moleskine that you are peering into. As much as I depend on my phone for absolutely everything, I get so much satisfaction by physically writing down my thoughts and lists {I tend to over do it, but I’m also extremely forgetful}. Being a person who does not deal with change so well, I often go into a slight panic attack every time I need a new Moleskine journal. It’s come with me on trips, it has my americano misto drops on every couple of pages, it truly is a part of me. This journal comes in so many different sizes, colours, cover variations, page options… the list goes on! My go to is the hardcover Squared Notebook in 5″ x 8.25″ but I have been known to also pick up the Set of 3 Plain Journals with the kraft cover in 7.5″ x 10″ or the hardcover Ruled Notebook in 3.5″ x 5.5″. From scribbling grocery lists to doodling words for my next custom rubber stamp, my Moleskine carries the story of my life from day to day and I would be lost without it.

Moleskine journals are the perfect segue into my next item, Faber Castell Broadpens! I’ve been a fan since I was in school and needed drawing pens for ink illustrations. Once I discovered this beautiful array of colour choices I was in heaven {because for a long time I was a dedicated fan of the black Broadpen only}. This line ranges from high end fountain pens to fishy shaped sharpeners – it’s great! I should apologize because I must be a disgrace to pen lovers as my choice of pen is that of the lower end of the scale ringing in at $2.85. What can I say? Once I have tried something that works, I tend to stick to it. But you should know that I also have a huge love for fountain pens! I have nicely paired my favourite pen with a Kate Spade note card reading “i heard you were under the weather” {too cute}.

Yet again, another item complementing the next! {It wasn’t planned at first, but it just worked out this way.} Working in a “card store” as many people refer to it as, I have become quite the collector of greeting cards in all shapes and sizes. Mixing two of my loves, Kate Spade and greeting cards, this boxed set had my name all over it! Like many of my co-workers, I have a strong appreciation for the hand written note and this little set is perfect for any occasion with categories like happy birthday, thank you, congratulations, just because and get well. Plus they come with beautifully lined envelopes! Oh and did I mention they are letterpressed? Yeah, they are! So many things that I love wrapped up a cute brown box.

Now I will switch gears a little and go to something that doesn’t quite have anything to do with note cards… Fancy binders! If it’s one thing I like, it’s fancy. Fancy anything for that matter. I get made fun of around here because I am just about the only one who will spend $30+ on these russell+hazel binders. {Look at how gorgeous they are though.} Taking form and function to another level, russell+hazel just came out with these metallic patterns that I am falling so hard for. I am also a huge fan of anything miniature sized, so when I laid eyes on these fancy little things I went gaga over them! How wonderful would these binders look when you are meeting a client or dashing off to your next class? Each of the larger sized binders come with an elastic band that I find so useful when I’m not quite ready to file something away just yet {I told you, I’m forgetful!}

There you have it readers, Sophia’s notables at Notables. Happy weekend, readers!

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