Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011



7-10 PM at the Aveda Institute, downtown Mpls.


My weekend crafty activity... along with every other 5 year old in the country that celebrates Easter.



I wish I could say these pictures are mine, but they're not. I fell in love with them over on Jordan Ferney's fab blog. They're totally my inspiration for this weekend!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Shame on me

I've become a terrible blogger, sorry for the long lags between posts–work is INSANE right now.

I haven't worn makeup in over a week and my hair almost stays in a bun by itself at this point, so I thought a little hair inspiration would be nice.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

I made that: wedding invites

One of my latest projects at work, created for the Martha Stewart Weddings Blog. I love it so much I just had to share! 

photos lifted straight from

We designed this wedding invitation for the lucky couple that won our giveaway with Martha Stewart. It’s only too fitting that the couple we chose to work with will be jumping fires on their wedding night. Besides complimenting our studio name, their scheduled wedding night activities (get your mind out of the gutter) lends perfectly to the orange and white color palette featured by Martha Stewart.
Juan and Irma will be getting married in Madrid on the 24th of June, the night of “San Juan,” traditionally a night when friends and family gather to build bonfires and leap across them in celebration of the summer solstice. (We did some intense Googling and it appears that in many parts of Spain this is a party night not to be missed). They wanted to keep the invitations informal (reflecting the backyard bbq reception), to the point where it doesn’t even use the word wedding–we had to imply celebration and union strictly through the design.
With fire as a central part of the celebration, a matchbook format for the actual invitation seemed only natural. The whole letterpress printed suite is designed in physical layers, causing the viewer to interact as they unfold the invitation setting the stage for the matchbook sitting in the center of a custom frame. The invitation itself is a two and a half inch by three and a quarter inch matchbook that opens to reveal french folded text weight sheets (spanish on the front, english on the back), an intimate piece meant to directly reflect the fires that will be sparking that night.
The copy inside reads “Celebrating the arrival of the summer solstice (amongst other astronomical events),” so we created custom illustrations based around the sun, the moon and the stars to give the suite a celestial feel.
The wrap features the graphic sun inspired emblem with a smattering of stars making their way to a moon icon on the inside flap.
Several diecut papers and a pop of edge coloring create a custom built A7 size frame surrounding the matchbook invitation for mailing.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Darth Child

Forgive me if you've seen this, but I don't have TV so when a coworker shared this today I laughed my butt off.

SOF on Felt and Wire

The letterpress shop where I work is featured on Felt and Wire this week! Hooray!