workday wednesdays: poppytalk handmade

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if you haven't heard of poppytalk, it is

a Canadian (Vancouver-based) design blog collecting inspiration and dedicated to promoting emerging design talent.  Founders, husband and wife duo (Jan and Earl) both work in the design field, Jan in Communication Design and Earl in New Media as a designer and instructor.

In 2010 Poppytalk was recently featured in InStyle Magazine's "Best of the Web" article (November 2010), in Canadian Living Magazine's "Best Canadian Blogs" and in 2009 was listed No. 7 in Times Online's "50 of the World's Best Design Blogs"and was also featured in an article in House and Home Magazine entitled, "Favourite Design Blogs".

in addition to the design blog, they also host poppytalk handmade, "a monthly online arts and crafts market curated by Poppytalk to showcase, buy and sell handmade goods of emerging design talent from around the world."

one of my main business goals for 2012 is marketing.  with poppytalk's worldwide readership and established brand in the handmade market, i decided to submit my work.  penelope's press has been selected as one of the sellers for their 'valentine's and wedding-themed market'.  their lookbook was just launched yesterday and my little letterpress die-cut heart tags have made their appearance on page 41!  go check out their lookbook and visit the market to see handmade goodness by amazing artists!

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