August 2008

9 articles in August 2008

In lieu of the Labor Day holiday, I wanted to spread a little Christmas cheer. Oh, wait. I guess I’ve got the wrong holiday here. Never the less, check out the Etsy store for more details on this and other fantastic christmas cards being listed this week! Also, if you missed the Forage Friday post due to your early scamper to said favorite vacation spot fill-in-the-blank , scroll down and leave a comment for a chance to win…

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I’m not usually adamant that my blogging receive multiple exclamation points but the occasion seems fitting since this is the first time. I’ve been featured by the lovely Jenn Ski. Upon browsing through her awesome Etsy shop and website, I found some spectacular originals and giclee prints, one of these might be going in baby girl’s room soon! Share the love, thanks Jenn.

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In honor of all my wonderful non existent readers out there and specifically my mom who provided the first taste of gourmet food at home and piqued my interest in cooking at the wee age of 3, I’m hosting my first giveaway *gasp.* If you haven’t already heard of the amazing blogger Bakerella (not my mom, but really awesome too) you are missing out. She’s the woman behind the famous cupcake pops that are all the rage right now. In honor of Bakerella and all bakers out there, I’ve put my letterpress to work, printing recipe cards featuring some lovely cupcake pops. To see the full card click HERE If you want to enter to win a set of 20, 2 color letterpressed recipe cards please leave a comment below as to why you LOVE letterpress (or if you don’t know what letterpress …

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My family always jokes that I have a billion EXTRA projects going on in addition to my normal life which then leads them to believe that my capacity to finish said projects is slim. Well, this summer has proved them wrong. I will be posting two large projects that have been 8 years in the making. The first, was a dilapidated old coffee table I found at a yard sale. This baby was bought in the year 2000 and throughout my ownership has since been in storage, a horse trailer (doubling as a moving trailer), has survived two winters OUTSIDE, and the rest of its life to date in my basement.  When a friend needed help refinishing a project I joined in on the fun and finally pulled this thing out of the dungeon.  After 2 weeks of stripping (yeah I know …

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Here’s the Monday Etsy Roundup with all things red:  Top Left: Scrabble Pendants, homestudio.etsy.com Top Right: Short Cape, ilikeyouworld.etsy.com Bottom Left: Pilot Hat LARA, by Rocks & Salt or here’s their Etsy Bottom Right: Candy Apple Red Blossom Bobbies, by Katinkapinka I’m really adore all of these, but am tempted to grow out the short hair for that LARA hat. Its really unbelievably cool, or should I say warm? 

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As summer heads into flight down to the southern hemisphere, I love the feeling of anticipation that the new school year brings. Although I’m not officially enrolled in school anymore, I’m one of those strange life-long learner types. Every August rolls around and I sit at my computer pining away for a chance to enroll in a few more art/math/photography classes at my Alma Mater. All that wishful thinking behind me, the first note set from the Signature Dingabt line has been printed and is available on Etsy in packs of 6! So if you are looking for something atomically saavy to join you with those chemistry and physics books, the search for the coolest notes in town has ended.

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For those of you that do not read the blog, as really no one does – and in case you’ve been mysteriously wondering why there have not been any new posts – the fact is I’ve been doing a lot of studio work lately that has been keeping me from my letterpress fancies! In a previous life well, not really that previous but anyway I worked as a graphic designer at an ad agency where they taught me almost everything I know. Since then I’ve freelanced out print and web work but my passions gave way to the art of letterpress printing and the need to get my hands inky. Every once in awhile though I get an opportunity to re-enter the print and web world (non-letterpress related) if there’s a project that looks really enticing. I love being able to have design as …

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For for those not familiar with a printer’s dingbat, here’s a sample of what we’ve been up to this last week. The D I N G B A T Signature Line has been in the works for awhile, and after much thought, it seemed necessary to show a dingbat for what it is worth. A beautiful petite ornament, making it’s debut spotlight with out all the fuss. Above is a sample of vector artwork that has made the Dingbat “cut”. Appearing very soon will be all sorts of letterpressed dingbat stationery in our Etsy shop and on the website.

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