June 2009

23 articles in June 2009

So I know this is a small one, but you can’t be without too many gift tags/enclosures. I printed these recently and just love how they turned out. All totally different yet so suitable for many occasions! These Aspen trees tags measure 2×3.5″ and come paired with butter yellow mini-lopes in a pack of 10. You may recognize these Lace tags/place cards/enclosures, as it’s the same pattern from the Lola Suite. Printed in Pool and paired with brown mini-lopes, they measure 2×3.5″ and come¬† in a pack of 10. If you are throwing a party, these escort cards will be sure to impress your guests. Printed in red and paired with grey mini-lopes, they measure 2×3.5″ and come in a set of 10. The REQUIREMENTS: To enter, comment on this post by midnight July 3rd and you’ll get ONE SET OF EACH! …

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UPDATE : I WON I WON!!!!!! PICS SOON :) So I don’t generally do this unless I REALLY want it, but here’s to blog promotion at it’s best. If you want one of these or would like to check out some lovely acrylic jewelery then look into Plastique for some great finds (more suiting to type nerds like me but there’s a little something mod for everyone). Or you can enter a giveaway for the Helvetica necklace or Kern rings over at The Daily Estian. Here’s to hoping I win so I can have an awesome helvetica tan on my neck as this will be worn every stinking day of the summer if I actually manage to win!

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So it’s inevitable that poor eyesight and genetics play a dominant role in both our families resulting in the need for lenses among many family members. I’m just a little surprised that I haven’t thought about my own children’s vision until recently, when in contrast I had eye surgery the first time at 18 months and the second time at 3 years to help correct my own crossed eyes. Needless to say, with diabetes playing into the mix as well, it will become a reality probably sooner than later that Dave (the 4 year old who almost knocked out his teeth on Monday) will have to get lenses for vision. He complains sometimes that he can’t see very well, and occasionally when I’m pointing a very large moose out on our drive home, he will miss it by a mile. We’re told …

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So I’ve been MIA these last two days…and now I’m just catching up. Monday was filled with meetings and proofs for clients followed by a family emergency Monday night. The 4 year old knocked his teeth loose so between the doctor and the dentist on Tuesday I’m just barely getting around to catching up on the blog. Below is the final invitation from the rehearsal dinner invites blogged about here initially. You can click on the photo to be directed to more in the suite! For more information about custom designs then click on. I’ll be back with regular posts for the rest of the week tomorrow.

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Here’s to hoping you all have an enchanted weekend full of sunshine! If you missed the previous posts then click here: Proofs | Shop. Check back Monday for giveaway winner and something special! To get your own set of custom business cards or calling cards click here for more details.

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This is a return client, who not only has provided great inspiration, but also offered the opportunity for much artistic license on my end with the design process. Both times she has been fabulous to work with, and I’ve gotten to produce two very different pieces. The first, seen here (invitation) and here (rehearsal dinner) were favorites immediately. Said client now has a son getting hitched and came back for another round of letterpress goods for the rehearsal dinner. Her starting inspiration was from an editorial in the Winter MS Weddings 2009 featuring a country wedding. The elements she wanted to explore was a monogram, something classic however not too formal, crysanthemums, reds/greys and something significantly different from the previous work I’ve done for her. I was pretty excited by her initial ideas, foremost that she wanted to use a red/charcoal combination …

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I just couldn’t resist. Below is a small clip of a custom project for a client for a father’s day gift. It’s one of those classic “quote book” sayings from her one and only. I’ll post the final printed piece next week so check back to see how it turns out!

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