The Paper House specializes in helping its customers celebrate, commemorate, and communicate with stylish stationery, wrapping paper, and more. Proud mamas and papas can broadcast the arrival of a new baby with colorful elegance using the Savannah Danielle birth announcement ($2), whereas lovelorn lotharios can melt icy hearts into puddles of love with warm-and-fuzzy Valentine's Day cards ($1). One of more than 20 invitations can put your cat's birthday party on every feline social calendar, and individually wrapping the hors d'oeuvres in wrapping paper ($3.50) will make each cocktail weenie seem like a special gift. Leaving a calling card ($.75) to let friends know you dropped by is a sophisticated alternative to scratching your name in the doorframe, and personalized stamps or investing in the Mckay Embosser ($60) can save time and drastically reduce finger cramps. Custom note pads ($7–$11) provide a convenient place to jot down shopping lists and reminders to go shopping.
Oh Scrap! holsters an arsenal of tools for winning the war against the memory-stealing whims of Uncle Time. Bring in your most scrap-worthy moments, browse the shop for supplies and recently stocked items, and then feel free to cut and paste your way to handmade eternity on the marble-capped scrapping table. In the classes, novice scrappers can mine the knowledge of experienced instructors to archive precious keepsakes, such as love letters, wedding invitations, or teeth burglarized from beneath neighborhood pillows. Costs for classes vary, but previous courses have ranged from $40 to $65; keep up to date on the latest materials, classes, and meetings on their blog.
Belle Amie Studios’ travelling trio of shutterbugs, led by owner and photographer Melissa Olsen, journeys to beaches, piers, homes, and parks to snap shots of families and couples. The team believes that natural light and natural smiles make great pictures, and keeps sessions fun and relaxed to bring out the easy grins it seeks. In addition to outdoor portraiture, the photographers offer their skills to brides-to-be for engagement-party shoots, wedding days, wedding showers, and practice pretend weddings.
After once attending photography school for three years in New York to perfect his studio photography and lighting techniques, Brad Washburn now channels his 15 years of experience into Washburn Photography, focusing primarily on weddings and family photo shoots. Brad's specialty lies in studio head shot photography, where he holds sessions in a relaxed upscale studio with sharp focus and colors that pop. Engagement sessions, maternity, newborn, acting, modeling, executive head shots, and event photography are also within his skill set.