Featured! | Inside Weddings

I’m super-excited to announce that some of our work has been featured in the current, Winter 2011 issue of Inside Weddings Magazine!  This is the first time our company has been mentioned in a nation-wide print publication, so definitely worth celebrating!  We’ve had a lot of love from nationally and internationally read internet publications, like Wedding Bee, Green Wedding Shoes, Style Me Pretty, etc. over the past few years, but this is the first time we’ve been in a print publication!  I didn’t even know we were being mentioned until my lovely friend, Amanda Auer, owner of In the Now Weddings and Events in Los Angeles, sent me an e-mail saying to go down to the grocery store and pick up a copy.  Pretty exciting surprise, if I do say so myself!

The stationery that we created for the party being featured is a bridal shower invitation that was designed by Amanda’s talented staff and letterpress printed by us.  The invitation is a 5″ square that features only blind embossed text.  It’s very modern, and really takes advantage of the letterpress process.

If you’re having difficulties reading the text of the invitation in the picture above, here is what it says (I tried to take the best photo I could, but blind embossing is often difficult to capture in photographs):

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to share with us as we honor Bianca Juarez with joy before her impending marriage.  Saturday, the Seventh Day of August, Two Thousand and Ten.  Our celebration is set for 5 o’clock in the afternoon.  Please come wearing your Sunday best and donning all white in honor of diamonds.  Celebrating Bianca.

Below are some additional photos I took, including close-ups so you can check out the lovely blind embossing.

The bridal shower looks like it was a lovely affair from the pictures in the magazine, and I can’t wait to get other pictures that were taken by the photographers at Inside Weddings from Amanda when she has them.  The full spread (pages 72-73, if you pick up your own issue, is below).  Pretty, nifty!  Go us!

Brianne & Brandon's Wedding on Style Me Pretty

Earlier this summer we worked with a lovely bride in California that was also a blogger for Wedding Bee.  You may remember her as “Miss Turtle”.  We featured Brianne & Brandon’s wedding invitations on this blog back in May.  They were a lovely chocolate brown design with pink envelopes and some awesome silver edge-painting.  If you didn’t get to see those, you should totally check them out here.  They were lovely!  At any rate, I was browsing the internet this morning with a cup of coffee and ran across none other than the same Brianne and Brandon’s wedding over on Style Me Pretty!  While the feature on SMP doesn’t feature photos of their stationery, it does feature many gorgeous photos from their wedding day!  If you liked their stationery and are curious about how their big day turned out, check out the feature, right here.

(Photos by Chloe Murdoch of Mike Larson Photography Inc., courtesty of Style Me Pretty)

Featured! | Etsy Treasury: Just Another Day

Hi all!  So sorry for the lack of blogging as of late, it’s just been super-busy around here this summer!  I wanted to do a quick post though and let you all know that our Chocolate Lab with Heart greeting cards were featured today in an Etsy Treasury entitled “Just Another Day”.  We sell a lot of these cards around Valentine’s Day, but they are great for sending any time of year!  If you’d like one for your very own, they are available in our etsy shop right here.  Cheers!

Featured! | Junebug Real Weddings

It was lovely to discover that we recently got a lovely little mention over on Junebug Real Weddings for a wedding invitation suite we designed and printed for a lovely couple, Allison & Ryan, who were married on the Oregon Coast this past September. If you missed the post about their invitations on this blog, you should go and check it out here. A friend of mine, Kathryn Speyer, at Persimmon Images, photographed Allison and Ryan’s wedding and it was through her that I discovered the mention on Junebug! I hadn’t heard of Junebug until just recently, but their site seems to be a fabulous source for wedding inspiration, both on the actual site and on their blog. Go check out the feature here to see some of Kat’s fabulous photos and to read more about Allison and Ryan’s awesome wedding! Cheers!

Robot Coasters Featured on Ruthie Designs!


Our very cute Robot with Heart Coasters were featured this morning over on Ruthie Designs Blog! I just checked out her blog, and the author, Kim, features all sorts of awesomely designed items: everything from tea cups and pillows, to wall decals, fashion accessories and furniture. Mmm… tasty design! Go check out the feature here. And, if you’d like your very own set of Twin Ravens Press robot coasters, they are available in our etsy shop. Go check them out here.

Bummer.



Hi all! If you’ve been following this blog for a little bit, you may have noticed an extreme lack of blogging this week. I’m so sorry! I totally didn’t intentionally leave you hanging. So, where have I been, you ask?

I had a little accident last Sunday. I’ve tried to tell all of my clients this personally, but I know I’ve missed at least a few of you, so if you’re waiting on a print job, or on design work this is why.
Last Sunday, my good friend Hollie and I decided to go hiking on Spencer’s Butte, which is a really nice hike that’s not too far of a drive from where I live in Eugene. We left the house in the afternoon and hiked all the way to the top of the Butte. January in Eugene is often really rainy and grey outside, but last Sunday it was really nice, fairly warm, sunny for most of the day, and not raining out – the perfect day for a hike. The photo at the very top and these below, are some pictures I took with my iPhone from the top of the Butte.
I feel so lucky to live in such a pretty place, where I can hike and see this not far from my home. Here is Hollie at the top:
And she and I together (sorry that we’re not completely in the frame – taking photos of yourself with the iPhone isn’t the easiest thing ever). If you don’t know me personally, but are reading this blog, if you ever wondered what I look like, I’m the one on the right. We were having fun!
We hung out up there for a little while, then decided to hike back down. As you can see from the photos, it wasn’t raining that day, but it had rained the night before. On the way back down the trail, I was talking and not paying the closest attention and I stepped wrong on a wet, muddy, mossy log and slipped. I tumbled to the ground and heard a snap, like a dry tree branch breaking as I fell. At first I thought I was okay, but when I went to stand up, my right leg wouldn’t bear weight.
Hollie, a very nice stranger named Katie who we ran into on the trail, and a couple of other guys, whom I didn’t get the names of, as well as my partner, Alex (who had rushed up from our house when I called), took turns carrying me down the hill and back to the car the rest of the way. A trip to Urgent Care and a few x-rays later, showed that my leg was broken about 2-2.5 inches above the ankle. Lame. They put me in a cast, and I have crutches, and will have them for the next 5-6 weeks, or longer. Here’s what I looked like shortly after I got home, Sunday night.
I wasn’t able to really get a good look at my leg until earlier this morning, but I took the cast off briefly and here’s what it looks like (if photos of nasty-looking injuries, make you squeamish, look away now).
As you can see, six days later, it’s still really swollen and very bruised. It is feeling better though, somewhat.
This post isn’t meant to be a pity post in the least, and if you are currently working with me, or have recently e-mailed requesting a quote or more information about my services, trust me, I fully intend to get back to you in a timely manner. As letterpress printing requires being on your feet quite a bit, as well as some moderate lifting, needless to say, the production side of TRP has been a little slow this week. I really appreciate all of your patience and well wishes, and if this is news to you – I’m so sorry I didn’t tell you first in person. I also want to send a HUGE thank you out to my wonderful friends and volunteers who have come by this week and helped me finish printing a couple of jobs that needed to go out, as well as a big thanks to those who just came by to say hi – you all mean the world to me.
On a happier note, I was recently interviewed by the lovely S. Jane of S. Jane Craft here in Eugene. Sarah is a good friend and makes really awesome stuff and is featuring a different artist every Monday on her blog. If you’d like to read my interview to find out more about me and Twin Ravens Press, check it out here. Thanks Sarah!
There will be much prettier pictures of stationery and business cards soon! Thanks for your understanding!

Cardinals and Robots Featured this Week!


Two of our designs were featured this week in a couple of different places!

First off, our Robot with Heart Coasters were featured in an etsy treasury, entitled Robot Love, created by helengotlib. If you like robots as much as I do, you ought to go check out this feature, as all of Helen’s robot picks are super-cute! Robot coasters make an awesome stocking-stuffer if you’re still looking for something for that special someone. Place your order by this Saturday, December 19th for delivery by Christmas!
Secondly, our Cardinal greeting card was featured on Tapestry Design Studio today in a feature all about cardinals. There are some really great cardinal-themed picks there from greeting cards and art prints to jewelry, clothing and home goods. So, go check it out! Cardinal greeting cards are great for the holidays or any time of year! They are available in singles, sets of 6 or sets of 12 in our etsy shop! Happy Shopping!