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Busy, Busy, Busy!

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Well, Hello, there!  Holy cow, you guys, I can’t believe that it’s been over eight (8!!) weeks since my last post.  Man, time flies.  As much as I hate to admit, the cute little cartoon above is not so far from the truth.  There has been so much awesome happening here though, I don’t even begin to no where to start.  So, with the half-hearted promise that my regular blogging will return this afternoon or tomorrow, here’s the bulleted list of all of the stuff that’s been going on here, since I last saw you:

  • I visited old friends and made a few new ones during my annual early-June weekend trip to Seattle.
  • I bought my first house!!  (I’m supposed to close on 6/27 and man, it just can’t seem to come fast enough).
  • Twin Ravens Press is moving into a brand new studio space at the end of the month that is going to be AWESOME.  Photos coming soon.
  • Twin Ravens Press began offering custom laser-cutting, in-house, in April.  It rocks.  Photos and info coming soon.
  • When I graduated from college, I had quite an extensive background in screen printing, as well as letterpress.  We recently completed our very first wedding invitation suite which combined both printmaking methods.  It’s gorgeous.  I can’t wait to show it to you.  There will most definitely be more screen printing in our future.
  • We’ve turned out too many awesome new wedding invitations this spring to count.  You’ll be seeing them shortly.
  • We’ve also begun collaborating with Don Jeter on his newest venture, Oregon Strong Brand.  You’re going to be seeing some very awesome laser-cut, letterpress printed, packaging coming out of here for them.

I’m pretty sure I’m forgetting something, but, you get the picture.  It’s been crazy-busy, but in one of the awesomest ways possible.  I can’t wait to show you pictures of all of the coolness that has been going on around here.  Stay tuned.  We’re returning to our regularly-scheduled blogging shortly!

Thirty-Three Pounds of Awesome.


Hi all! I must apologize again for my lengthy absence from the blog world. I returned from my trip to Minnesota last Monday (I’ll have some awesome things to share about my trip here soon) , and it’s been pretty much non-stop ever since I got back. I’m working on some truly awesome stuff though, so keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks if you want to see some of the awesomeness I’ve been working on. And, speaking of awesome things, I received, literally, 33 lbs. of awesome in the form of handmade, wildflower seeded paper from Porridge Papers last week shortly after my return. The awesome paper maker out there that I’ve been working with, Samantha, even dubbed it so on the outside of the UPS box. She doesn’t lie. The paper we received and the project we are in the midst of printing with it, is indeed, 33 lbs. of pure awesome. More on that soon!

Where, o where, has July gone?


To all of my dedicated blog readers out there, I owe you an apology.  I can’t believe it’s been over a month (seriously!), since my last update and show-and-tell-ing of awesome and beautiful things.  Don’t worry, the lack of blogging hasn’t been because I haven’t been around, and it certainly hasn’t been because I haven’t been making awesome things.  It’s quite the contrary really…  You see, I have been so uber-busy the last few weeks with making awesome things, that I haven’t even had a chance to share them with you.  Don’t worry though, this is the first post of many that will catch us up on the Twin Ravens Press happenings of the summer.  Before I get on to posting about awesome work though, I’d like to thank Helen of DESIGNbyHELEN for featuring one of our Etsy shop’s greeting cards in her online treasury entitled “Next Stop…Japan!”.  My design is the very cute, red, origami crane card.  You can see a screenshot I took of it at the top of this post.  Check it out for yourself by clicking the link above!  Thanks Helen!  There will be more to come very soon!  

Happy New Year!

I hope that all of you out in blog land had a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year! We have some very exciting new things in store for you for this upcoming year, so stay tuned to this blog, if you want to be the first to know about the new stuff.  

Just to give you a little sneak preview of what we have in store for you: 
  • There are going to be at least half a dozen brand new Valentines Day card designs available in our etsy shop starting the week after next.  Be sure to check those out!  
  • We are working with an awesome web designer and good friend on making twinravenspress.com into a fully functional, awesome, bona fide website.  I’m hoping that it will be up by March or April.  Don’t worry, you will still be able to get to this blog and the etsy shop from the new site.  The new site will just make it easier to view all sorts of stuff that we’re doing and stuff that we’ve done in the past all in one place.
  • Remember those cool wedding coasters we did this past fall?  Well, we enjoyed doing them so much that we’re going to be adding a whole new product line of decorative and functional letterpress coasters to our wholesale/retail line.  These coasters will be more general-purpose or holiday related than the wedding coasters, and they will all be customizable.  The first ones will be available in the Etsy store starting in early spring.
  • And, speaking of new stuff: Twin Ravens Press will be offering another brand new line of stationary products that I know you’ll be excited about.  I’m going to be mean though and not reveal them yet, but trust me, I know you’re going to love ’em.  
If you haven’t been over to Etsy lately, go and check out the showcase this morning.  One of our card designs is being featured there (today and today only).  
It’s been a busy week and I have several awesome new things to post about over the next few days, so come back and visit soon!  Have a very Happy 2009!!

And We're back…

I just thought I would make a really quick post to let all of my readers out there know that I’m back from Japan (It was amazing!!) and Twin Ravens will be back in full swing on Monday.  There will be several exciting upcoming posts on this blog for you to look forward to, including three lovely wedding stationary sets that were finished just prior to my departure and new Twin Ravens Press Christmas and Holiday Card designs that will be hitting the etsy shop hopefully on or before next Friday!  If you haven’t gotten your holiday cards yet (or are on the lookout for more), check back soon for our new ones!  Talk to you all soon!

For Babies & Birthdays

Well, I was worried that it might happen and it seems to have: it’s been almost a month since my last blog post.  Granted, I don’t really think of myself as a “writer” per se, and business has been really busy, but I promise, I will try to be better in the future.  Seriously…  

So to get out of this blogging dry spell, I present you with these totally cute cards in celebration of babies and birthdays!  

Aren’t they cute?  I drew and made photopolymer plates for the giraffe several months ago and just never got around to printing them.  The text on all three of the cards is handset metal type, which was a lot of fun.  
If you know of anyone who is having an upcoming birthday (a cute little kid, or a kid at heart) who might enjoy a giraffe, or you know of someone who just a had a baby and would like one of these cards, they are available in my etsy shop. You can find the birthday one here, the girl here or boy here.  Also, if you or someone you know has just had a baby, I think that the “It’s a Boy!” or “It’s a Girl!” Giraffe cards would also make adorable letterpress baby announcements.  Therefore, they are also available in sets, here or here
I’ll have more on what’s been keeping me so busy in letterpress land lately, very soon! Promise…