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NEW ART PRINTS!!!

Ampersand Design Studio

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When we first launched our online shop in 2011 (on etsy at the time), art prints were our very first product. The dream of having our art, that we have created by hand, end up on the walls of your home, is a thought that has always driven us. It's like sending a bunch of unicorn babies out into the world and we can't wait to see where they land! Today, we're SO excited to be launching brand NEW ART!!! We love to use cut paper, paint, and just good old pen and ink. Color has always been our biggest inspiration and passion. We combined all of our favorite mediums and colors and created one big dream collection!!

Each of our art prints is printed on the highest quality velvet fine art paper with Epson archival pigment inks. You'll be shocked at the amazing color! Choose between 8”x10” and 11”x14”. Frame it, tack it up on your bulletin board, or give it as a gift. We just hope it makes you smile!

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We want to fight for equal rights, peace, and justice, and hope you do too. So when we've gotten all that accomplished in one day, sometimes we've just gotta have a little fun, right?

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Hop over to our shop to find each one of these lovelies! 

Oh, and if you are eyeing that super large 24"x 36" Peace Hand print in the below shot, check out our collab with Chasing Paper for the details!!!

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lovely photos by Sarah Sweeney

Ampersand for Blue Sky: Target - Summer 2017 Collection

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You guys, we're SO excited that we have new planners and calendars at Target! These dreamy colors and holographic goodness is more than our minds can handle! We love it and hope you do too!

We have 5x8 weekly/monthly planners in four new designs and 22x17 desk pad calendars in two designs also! It's never too early to start back-to-school shopping, right?! Find them today at your favorite Target store or online through our partner, Blue Sky.

Photos by the wonderful and talented Kyndall Durkee

BIG, BIG, BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!!! AMPERSAND AT TARGET!!

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We love Target!! We do! So when we found out that our line of planners and calendars was chosen to be placed in EVERY. SINGLE. TARGET. STORE, We felt like it was a little hard to believe. But just as of 10:30pm last night when we went on a Target run to pick up some supplies for the studio, it all became super real. We both stopped in our tracks as we spotted our collection on the shelves! So here we are today, SO EXCITED (and a little more polished than our live instagram video-yikes) to share this collection with you!!!

Our partner, Blue Sky, produces the best quality agendas and calendars, so we cannot wait for you guys to get your hands on these. The collection features painterly brushstrokes, hand drawn lettering, and hand stamped patterns in a variety of bold black and white and pops of fun color!! We have a couple of 8.5 x 11 formats, a couple of fabric-covered 5 x 8s and a couple of monthly desk pads (22" x 17"), so hopefully, we have all of your 2017 planning needs met! We keep the pages clean and simple so there is plenty of open space to fill in your glorious plans for 2017!!

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We really hope you love this collection as much as we loved creating it!! It's so hard waiting to share this news with all of you, so we are THRILLED this day is finally here and we hope you stop into your local Target and pick one up! We'll make sure to update you when they go online, too!

Follow along on instagram (@AmpersandStudio) and we'll be sharing more detailed shots and walking you through the inside pages and one of our favorite features!!!

All beautiful photos by Kyndall Durkee

 

 

March Craft Events with The Land of Nod

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Hey, hey CHICAGO!!!!! We are coming for ya! That's right, we are headed to Chicago to host two different craft events with The Land of Nod! The first is a Mom's Night out at Studio Nod on March 1, from 6-8pm. We'll be teaching everyone how to hand-stamp your own tea towel! It's so fun and easy, we promise! And then, the next morning, March 2, from 10am-12pm, we'll be hosting a Kids Craft at the North & Clybourn store! Your kiddos can build their very own pipe cleaner and straw sculpture! We couldn't be more excited to hop on the plane and get to crafting in Chicago! We hope you'll come see us! If you can make it to either (or both) events, RSVP to nodevents@landofnod.com! More details below!

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Freely Given Movement // Apparel that matters

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Today we get to share a project with you that is so very near and dear to our hearts. We were introduced to the Freely Given Movement at the beginning of the year when our sweet friend, Allison Corrin, emailed, telling us of a dream she and her husband, Chris, shared to help people going through hardship. She shared with us the first story they had chosen to tell, the first family to support —The Van Sickle family. Allison had used her amazing photography talent to share their three-year-old daughter, Kit's, story visually, and as we watched, the tears ran down our cheeks. We were so thankful to know of Kit's story and couldn't wait to share it anywhere possible, as is the goal of the project. The way they describe Freely Given is as "a social enterprise created to rally community behind families in crisis through the power of social media and the sale of uniquely designed apparel." To say that we are honored to have had the opportunity to create the first shirt designs for their campaign is an understatement. Supporting a cause born of such caring and compassion truly makes our work worthwhile.

Meet three year-old Kit. Learn more about her story and how 90% of profits from the Go Kit Go collection will go towards providing for her in home care.

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In Allison's words after spending the day documenting Kit's family: "They had met many others walking these days, months, years ahead of their story, but the journey was often the same. Children were around them daily, flesh failing yet spirit thriving, strength exemplified. They had also met those broken. Destroyed by disappointment, hope burnt out, souls empty. Yet, Kit's choice has been made from the beginning. They'll carry hope wherever they go, they won't let go of faith. And when they can't, their people will carry them.""As unique as each of our stories are, we can find a unifying theme in the journey. We celebrate together in the peaks, in the joyful times, where we have received and are full. But then for many of us, unavoidable landslides occur along the way somewhere. We find ourselves caught up in hardships - stretched in every sense of the word. The valleys close in, the bottom of our financial capabilities reached, drained by medical expenses, a job suddenly gone, transportation finally on it’s last mile, a loved one lost, or perhaps it is everything that has come at us at once, and fast.

This is when unity must prevail. This is the time to come alongside, to build community, to hand-in-hand give freely to those traveling through a valley of their story."

We hope that you take the time to watch Kit's video and check out the shirts that you can get to help this amazing family! You guys....THIS is what it's all about. We couldn't be happier to use our talents to help support a business like this!! Check out the shirts below.

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Morgan is wearing: Gray Triangles (also in oatmeal) // Carrie is wearing: Gray Brush (also in oatmeal)

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