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So I know you’ve been wondering where I’ve disappeared to…I’m not really ready to talk about things yet but just to give you a little insight, I’ve had some unforseen medical problems. A week after my father-in-law’s funeral I had emergency surgery. There was also some other lab work done. I’ve just found out the results. There is a lot to process. Dingbat is tired, but I’m working through the current jobs I have open right now, thus the hiatus regarding less blogging as I’m sure you’ve noticed if you follow on twitter that I’ve been absent there too. Part of me feels like I just want to keep things undercover. I’m having a hard time blogging because there are so many elements demanding my attention – it is just hard to focus. With that said, my doctors told me to continue …

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Hard walls vs. soft walls: This was a big one for me. In the end it came down to fireproofing and the hanging of the drape. With fireproofing, if you wash the fabric in the machine (say after the show) – you’ll have to re-fireproof most likely. I can’t deal with that kind of unpredictability esp. if NYFD is going to light a match to it and do the 10 second burn test. Don’t get me wrong though, fireproofing is SO important. I would not have realized it had we not had the burn accident with David. I can only imagine how Javits would go up in flame were a booth not fire retardant.The other reason I elected to forgo fabric was because really- I wanted to use burlap or linen. Both highly flammable. I had some really cool ideas that just …

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Yes I’m finally getting around to blogging about everything. If you kept up on Facebook you might have seen a few photos of the booth setup here and there, but this is the post that you all have been waiting for. First off, a big thanks to Tracy of WeddingType Blog for letting me use her images she took of the booth at the show. She really did a great job capturing the booth’s walls and I just love the shot of the logo that she got. I’m going to work my way from past to present and will try to answer the questions posted in the comments from last weeks blog post. This post should have been broken down into about 5, so bare with me! Our booth shipped out early to the JKJCC advanced warehouse receiving. I was too nervous …

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Thank you to everyone for letting me pretty much take the month off of blogging. I think from Feb-May I’ve not slept and my poor kids were more excited for the babysitter than me at times. But WOW, National Stationery Show 2011 was amazing. I don’t miss New York and its torrential downpour, but the show was incredible. I feel like there are a lot of mixed emotions when you throw your money endlessly at the tradeshow, new collections, union labor, lighting, booth, food and HOTEL (wow was that an expensive week) and then hope that buyers place orders, press coverage ensues and that you’ll make even a fraction of it back in the end. However, after it was all said and done, I feel like we landed some amazing accounts for wholesale and are continuing to write orders from contacts made …

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I can’t believe it is almost time to leave. I am printing like crazy with interns and employees trying to get everything out the door before I head to Salt Lake to fly out for National Stationery Show. I’m getting pre-sow jitters, anxiety about leaving my kids for the first time since David was diagnosed with diabetes, and Charlie was born. Evelyn gets to go stay at grandma’s house. Another little sneek peek of something delicious that will debut at the show! Come visit at booth #2152 for awesome letterpress goods on some SWEET papers!!

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Hi guys! It is another business Friday and I am looking to you for what you want me to write about. Design, business, letterpress? If there is something you’ve been dying to ask then you should comment on this post or any of the others in the future so I know what to blog about for Business Fridays. These posts will be primarily informative only, to serve as a guide instead of photo eye-candy and I’m ready to dish it out! The first request I had was from a friend that emailed me wanting to know some tips on hiring a designer to do her identity. As I started to think about it I came up with a lot more than 5 but eventually narrowed it down to my top 5 (if I weren’t to do it myself). 1) P O R …

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