Monday, December 29, 2008


I just got my first Holga camera today! woo woo! I've always wanted to experiment with a Holga, but never have. I am totally stoked to start photographing again. I swear I used to be a photographer.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Front Page News.

We were super excited to find us on the front page of the Entertainment section of the Saturday The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last week! We were featured as the number one thing to check out. Check it out here!

New Editions & Other Awesome-ness

Holy moly, I haven't posted in quite some time. I've been a busy beaver here at Cracked Designs lately! What have I been doing you ask? Why, creating new and awesome stuff for you! Here is some of it, and as usual you can get it on Etsy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hooray for No Coast!

We had a great time this past weekend in Minneapolis at the No Coast Craft-o-rama! We met so many great folks and will definitely be back in the years to come!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Your travel companion

Our newest product is out!  The journey journal is now available on Etsy and is totally super cool.  Check it out in all it's glory here.  We will be releasing a few more awesomely new journal/books in the coming stay tuned.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Etsy Gift Guides

I am totally in love with the gift guides on Etsy. I've been finding so many awesome sellers and rad stuff. One of our holiday cards is also featured on the Woodlands Gift Guide..neat-o!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Modish Marketplace

The Modish Marketplace launched today and is jam packed with lots of awesome stuff! Including us of course. We are also offering a super awesome deal on purchases made this month...visit our listing to see details!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Holiday Cards are here!

Heck yes!  The new holiday cards are here and we are darn excited about them.  They can all be seen on our website.  They are also being slowly posted on Etsy for purchase.  They should all be up on Etsy by the end of next week.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Jessica & Andrew

Congrats to Jessica and Andrew who are gettin' hitched tomorrow!  Their peacock theme was fun to design and produced some very elegant wedding stationery.  Congrats you two!

Jessica & Andrew

Congrats to Jessica and Andrew who are gettin' hitched tomorrow!  Their peacock theme was fun to design and produced some very elegant wedding stationery.  Congrats you two!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Holiday Preview

We are just about done designing our '08 Holiday card collection, and they are shaping up to be some of our best cards yet!  Here are a couple designs so far....

Friday, October 10, 2008

New Stuff!

We are working on LOTS and LOTS of awesome new stuff!  Our favorite so far being our new 'Pola-journal'  Stay tuned for when it will all be available!

Friday, October 3, 2008

The way I see it.

I've been spending a lot of time staring up at the ceiling lately.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Brewers Mania

It's not everyday that the Milwaukee Brewers go to the playoffs.  So in honor of the Brewers awesome-ness, here are some rad blue and yellow finds.  Go Brewers Go!  

 top left: Blue and Gold Cups from Pony Party.  top right: Property of Totally Rad mini sign from MATTY8080.  middle: Milwaukee Skyline Screenprinted T-Shirts from CarbonCopy.  bottom left: Johnny Five T-Shirt from Slow Shirts.  bottom right:  Brownie Hawkeye Pins from e50e

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Beautiful Beer

Not only are the beers from Wisconsin's Furthermore Brewery dang tasty, their beer labels make my mouth water.  Their clean and bold graphics go beyond the typical beer label and enter into a league of their own.  Heck, I would buy this beer just for the labels, luckily though the beer matches the awesomeness of their labels.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Wes Anderson-esque

I am totally in love with this 'Field Notes' journal available on the Curiosity Shoppe online store. It looks like it came right out of a Wes Anderson flick, and I must have it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

brand spankin' new

We have a bunch of new stationery & notecards available on Etsy. We are pretty stoked about them. Check em' out on Etsy.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Rainy Renegade.

Despite the record rainfall in Chicago this past weekend, The Renegade Craft Fair was great!  We got to meet lots of neat folks, like the ladies from I like you in Minneapolis!  We are totally excited for next year and hope we can be apart of Renegade again!  Thanks to everyone who braved the rain!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Mixed Tape

The launch of the new Poppytalk Handmade market, 'Mixed Tape' is today!  Check us out, as well as all the other super artists and designers!  

Friday, July 18, 2008

Oh California, how I miss thee

Just another day longing to be back in beautiful California! Oh how I love Northern California!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Officially official

It's official.  Officially official that is.  Cracked Designs finally has a website!  Now you can see our full line of greeting cards and custom wedding designs on  Check it out in all of it's glory.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Renegade Handmade Chicago

So I'm totally excited to be a first time participant in the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago this upcoming September! You'll be able to check us out there Saturday and Sunday September 13th and 14th. We are stoked.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

New Stores!

Check us out in 3 new retail stores in Minnesota, New York and Massachusetts!
Fact & Fancy, Brooklyn:
Rugg Road Paper, Boston:
I Like You, Minneapolis:

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mixed Plate

 The wonderful Liana of Mixed Plate Blog wrote a great little review on our cards! Check it out here:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A successful Poppytalk

We recently were featured on Poppytalk Handmade, an online market created by Canadian design blog 'Poppytalk' that is super cool. Check poppytalk out!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

One of our favorites

One of our favorite new cards in our spring line is our Bacon card.
The inside greeting is: 'I'm achin' for your bacon.'
You can find it on Etsy!


The amazing store in the 3rd ward area of Milwaukee-JuJu, is the newest store to carry Cracked Designs cards. They are by far one of the coolest stores in Milwaukee and carry tons of unique and fun gifts. Visit them regularly if you're in Milwaukee!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


In the Athens, GA area? Well if you are check out Nourish, a boutique that features indie designers, including us! The grand opening is today so check Nourish out for some awesome one of a kind finds!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Rising Star Finalist!

We have just been nominated for a prestigious 'Louie' Award in the Rising Star category. The International Greeting Card Awards, otherwise known as the 'Louie' awards, are the biggest and most prestigious awards for the greeting card industry. The winners will be announced on May 19th in New York City! We are honored to be among the finalists!

The new spring line!

Our new spring cards are now available for purchase! They are pretty darn awesome, so check em' all out on Etsy!