To all of my wonderful clients and readers: I wanted to let you know that I am going to be out of town this week, Thursday (today) through Sunday. I am traveling to Minneapolis to go to one of my younger cousin’s weddings. This trip is both kind of exciting and making me a little nervous, because I haven’t seen this particular part of my family for 15 years. I spent a little bit of time last weekend going through some old photos and found the photo at the top of this post. This photo was taken during the summer of 1995, which was the last time that I saw any of them in person. I’m the girl in the pink shirt on the far right, and was 11 years old at the time. My cousin Heidi who is getting married on Saturday is the one standing right behind me in the plaid shirt and overalls. She was 9 when this photo was taken, and the other three girls are also cousins who are in Minneapolis, who I will get to see at the wedding.
A few months ago I created a couple of lovely sets of business cards for a wonderful client and good friend, Teresa Ennis. Teresa is a business owner two-times-over, and wanted brand new, totally awesome business cards for both of her businesses. Both of her businesses are somewhat nature-oriented in one way or another and we wanted to really express that in her branding and in the design and execution of her cards. Here is what we came up with:
e we didn’t have time to have a new printing plate made, I used antique metal type for the wording on their favor boxes and we cut one of the trees from one of their other printing plates out and combined it with the antique type to create the design. Pretty neat, don’t you think?!? Here is what the boxes looked like flat:
A few weeks ago a lovely blogger in Germany, named Kathleen, featured my robot with heart coasters on her blog. I sent her a set of them to say thank you for the feature, and shortly after that she asked if she could interview me about my work, products, what I do outside of work, etc. for a blog feature she was doing. I thought it was a pretty cool idea. She published my interview today. If you’d like to know a little more about me, and Twin Ravens Press, click on the link above and go check it out over on Crafty Missus D!
Happy Valentines weekend, folks! I’m so sorry that I was a bad, well at least, absentee blogger this past week. Needless to say, with the spring wedding season picking up, and my near-total liberation from crutches this week, it’s been a little busy around here. To make up for my absence from the virtual world this past week, I’d like to share with you some stationery for one of my favorite weddings from this past fall. As I’ve said before, I get to work with a lot of really creative, wonderful and awesome people throughout the year, but every now and again I get to work with a couple, family or individual who is just all-out fantastic. Leia and Tyler were one such couple.
le to indicate which event(s) they planned to attend. This card was paired with a darker green 100% post-consumer recycled envelope, also from Green Paper Company, and had Leia’s parent’s address printed on the front in chocolate brown ink.
Last summer I designed and printed a lovely set of business cards for a good friend who is a message therapist, here in Eugene, Oregon. While I have yet to indulge in her services (and plan to remedy that in the not-too-distant future), I have heard from our other mutual friends that Stephanie is fantastic at what she does! She specializes in Swedish, Thai and Deep Tissue Message. Stephanie wanted a professional, pretty and classy card that could represent both her and her services without looking too “corporate”. She wanted it to be fun, unique and as she put it, “feel like her”.
I just received and e-mail that our very adorable Robot with Heart Coasters were featured in an etsy treasury this morning, entitled “Talk Nerdy to Me”. These coasters make a very cute little V-Day party favor, party accessory or small gift. You can get yours directly from us, in our etsy shop! Cute feature title, cute coasters, awesome letterpress printing, what’s more to love?!?
Shortly after my accident, and with a lot of help from some wonderful friends and volunteers, I completed this lovely set of wedding invitations for a bride and groom in Oakland, California. The bride’s soon-to-be sister-in-law, Mikayle Anderson, lives here in Eugene, and is a fabulous graphic designer! She designed Beckie and Seth’s wedding invitation suite and hired Twin Ravens Press to print it! Check it out!