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Monday, December 12, 2011

Last call for orders!

Good morning, everyone! Just wanted to post a quick note to let you know that the last day for orders will be this Friday, 12/16. I'll be heading home for the holidays after that, so the shop will be closed until I return in late December. Visit the shop now to pick up your favorite goodies for the holiday season. Thanks!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cupcakes + Couture.

I had a wonderful time at Cupcakes & Couture yesterday! Trophy Cupcakes is darling, and there were a lot of talented vendors in the room. Good times. Just wanted to share a few photos of the event including me with Santa (!). I told him I've been good this year.

Also, as a reminder, today is the last day for sales to benefit the ASPCA. Visit the shop now to add your contribution. Thanks!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Seattle: Come see me on Tuesday 11/29.

Hey Seattle! I'll be at Trophy Cupcakes in Wallingford tomorrow for Cupcakes & Couture: A Mommy & Me Playdate. There will be free cupcakes and a great giveaway (go "like" this page to be entered). I'll have letterpress holiday cards, gift tags and great gift ideas on hand. There will be child care, as well, so you can get your shopping started (or finished!). Details are as follows:

Tuesday, November 29
Trophy Cupcakes in Wallingford
9:00 am - noon

Hope to see you there!

PS: If you want to give personalized letterpress stationery as a gift this Christmas, today is the deadline for holiday orders!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday + Cyber Monday: 15% discount code.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for the wonderful clients I've been able to work with through Etsy (and otherwise) that I created a discount code just for you. Enter "DISCOUNT" for 15% off all personalized letterpress stationery orders. Order for yourself or gift to a friend. This code is good now through "cyber" Monday, November 28.

Please note: All personalized letterpress stationery orders shipping to addresses within the U.S. must be received by the end of Monday, November 28. Production time takes approximately 2-3 weeks, so this will allow enough time for your gift to be handcrafted. Thanks!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show.

Hi everyone! Just wanted to let Seattle area folks know about next weekend's etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show. This is a great opportunity to support local artists and complete some holiday shopping. Details are as follows:

The Intiman Theater Lobby
201 Mercer Street, Seattle
November 26 & 27, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Letterpress bird gift tags are back!

Happy Thursday! Dropping in to let you know that letterpress birdy gift tags are back in stock (find them here). They are sold in sets of 6 and printed on 100% cotton, tree-free cardstock. Enjoy!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday deadline for personalized stationery orders.

Good morning! If you are interested in giving a fun, eco-friendly gift this holiday season, take a peek at my personalized letterpress stationery. But, please note: all personalized letterpress stationery orders shipping to addresses within the U.S. must be received by Monday, November 28. Production time takes approximately 2-3 weeks, so this will allow enough time for your gift to be handcrafted. Contact me with any questions, or if you would like to ship to an international address. Thanks!

Friday, November 11, 2011

New: Peppermint letterpress holiday gift tags.

New in the shop: Dress up your gifties with these sweet letterpress peppermint tags! After the holidays, your friends and family can use them as a bookmark. Sold in packs of 6 in either heavy bright white cardstock or chipboard (for a rustic feel). Printed on my vintage letterpress and carefully packaged for you. Hope you all have a great 11.11.11 and a wonderful weekend, too!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New! Good Cheer letterpress holiday cards.

New in the shop! Send your friends (and the environment) good cheer with these 100% cotton, tree-free letterpress cards. The inside is blank and ready for you to add a personal message. Come packaged in a set of 8 with your choice of robin's egg or moss envelopes.

And, don't forget! 10% of all purchases in the shop during the month of November will go to ASPCA.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Donating 10% of all Etsy sales in November.

As a way of giving back and giving thanks this November, I am going to donate 10% of all sales in my Etsy shop to ASPCA. In addition, my husband and I will make a donation to the shelter where we adopted one of our sweet kitties nearly 13 years ago.

In case you are curious as to why I have chosen ASPCA: We unfortunately lost both of our furry beasts this year (one to diabetes, the other to cancer) and such loss has left us a hole in our hearts. They were our loyal and loving companions for 12 years, and we are so thankful for every minute (good and bad) that we had with them. The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide. When we adopted our kitty as our local shelter all those years ago, we only had to pay $15 for a friendship I'll never forget.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cupcakes Make Me Happy Hour.

Hey Seattle! Just wanted to drop in to let you know that I'll be at Trophy Cupcakes in Wallingford from 5:30 - 9:00 tonight for Cupcakes Make Me Happy Hour. There will be free treats and wine to sip. I'll have cards, tags and other goodies for you to peruse. Hope to see you there!

PS: If you don't follow me on Twitter, please do. That's where the action is happening for me lately. Thanks!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Faux bois gift tags.

The shop is all prettied up for the holidays! Additional card designs are coming in the next couple of weeks, but until then... enjoy these faux bois gift tags! They are textured on the front, blank and smooth on the back. Ready to dress up your gifties this holiday season.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Maggie + Charlie.

Just dropping in to share another beautiful wedding that incorporated my scalloped circle table numbers into their reception. I love the way Maggie & Charlie's wedding is sophisticated and sweet all at the same time. Be sure to click above to see the entire gallery of photos by Kortnee Kate Photography at Style Me Pretty. I especially adore the giant "E" they used as a photo prop. Congrats Maggie & Charlie!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Amy + Brett.

I'm flattered to be part of Amy & Brett's beautiful wedding as featured on Style Me Pretty! Amy asked me to create navy scalloped circle table numbers for her, and I think they fit into their reception decor just perfectly. Be sure to take a look at the entire gallery photographed by Orchard Cove Photography (linked above). All of the photos are so lovely. Congrats Amy & Brett!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Have a holly jolly...

Spread holiday cheer with these super heavy letterpress postcards. The design appears on the front and has a blank backside for you to add a personal message. Recipients can prop it up or frame for next year's holiday decorations. Printed at home on my vintage letterpress, and lovingly packaged for you. Sold in packs of 8 for $15, now available in the shop. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Clean + classic monogrammed stationery.

Hi everyone! I'm excited to share new personalized letterpress stationery that is now available in the shop. The design is clean, classic and heavy on impression. Plus, you get your choice of envelope colors. These make a lovely gift for the impending holidays (are they seriously impending?!). Thanks!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Team etsyRain.

I'm coming out of my shell! I've just joined Team etsyRain, a network of Etsy crafters in the Puget Sound region. Take a look at all of the great things my fellow team members make by clicking to the official site linked above. Thanks!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Blind debossed chevron cards.

Sometimes it's hard to photograph a new product. That is certainly the case with these new blind debossed chevron cards. They are printed on tree-free Crane Lettra, and create an interesting illusion when turned from side to side. Blank on the inside, available now. Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Wayzgoose.

On Saturday, I attended my first Wayzgoose at the School of Visual Concepts here in Seattle. Oh my goodness, it was a letterpress geek's dream. So, so fun. The hubbers and I particularly enjoyed watching the Steamroller Smackdown. It's exactly as it sounds. A giant steamroller was driven across oversized printing plates to create fairly large posters. Can't wait until next year! Steamroller evidence follows below:

Giant plates are inked up.

Paper is laid across the plates.

The steamroller does its business.

Again with the business.

The print is removed from the plate.

Posters are hung from the school's balconies to dry.

Lovely little presses in the print shop.

A rad set of prints on display in the shop. I want them in our kitchen!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cake love.

There is very little more satisfying than perusing cakes! Here are some of my favorites as of late. Be sure to check out this Brooklyn Bride post for more fab ideas.

M. Robin

Eat Cake Be Merry

Carrie Sellman

Superfine Bakery

City Bake Shop via Martha Stewart