Tuesday, December 27, 2011

TypeOh! Tuesday #83

Happy Tuesday! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! It was mostly the same as every year at my house this year, minus my brother and sister in law who spent it with her parents. They stopped by on their way back to Jersey yesterday morning, and finally, the family felt complete. Guess I lost a little bit of time in all of it, just realized it's Tuesday and I hadn't posted anything! My original plan was to head back early tomorrow morning, i.e. 3-4am-ish, but my parents said there might be some snowy roads in PA and part of my drive down to Binghamton, so I might postpone til early Thursday. My goal is to drive straight through again, so being held up because of snow would not make me very happy. 16 hours is enough travel time to begin with without being held up. Anyway! Since it's the Tuesday before 2012, a little wine type - my favorite kind, to ring in the new year. Happy travels and have a great new year's!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

TypeOh! Tuesday #82

Happy Tuesday from NY! I ended up driving straight through on Saturday and got home a little after 3am; I think I'm still recovering from that :) so amazing to be home with the people I love most, and eat my mom's incredible cooking! Have a wonderful pre-Christmas week!

Friday, December 16, 2011


So, this is happening tomorrow. Or, part of it anyway.

I don't think I've been this excited in all of 2011, even though I'm looking at a 17 hour drive. Probably won't be posting much aside from typeOh!'s until the new year, going to soak in as much family as possible. Hope you all have safe + happy weekends! See you next week from NY!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

TypeOh! Tuesday #81

Happy Tuesday! Today is an especially happy Tuesday, because my next Tuesday will be spent at my home in NY with my family! Time could not be going any slower than it is for me now; I haven't seen either of my parents or sisters since last Christmas..it's been a difficult year, to say the least. Anyway, I was listening to The National at work yesterday, and caught this line (from 'Baby, We'll Be Fine'), which seemed fitting with the holidays coming up, and my unending love of argyle patterns. After I threw some digital type together with it, it came off a lot more sarcastic than I originally planned, but I like it better this way, even though I think of it in the opposite. Also love the line, 'all we gotta do is be brave, and be kind,' was torn which one to use..maybe that'll make an appearance in a future Tuesday. Posted the song below if you fancy a listen, loveee the alligator album, major props to my friend, Mark Elkins for introducing me to that one.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Invitations

Had my holiday invitations approved over on graphic river yesterday. Also broke the 600 sale mark and over 100 followers! Love the envato marketplaces :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

TypeOh! Tuesday #80

Happy Tuesday! This past weekend I attended the Indian wedding I had created the invitations I posted on here, as well as a bunch of other items (i.e. programs, water bottles, escort cards, etc.). It was pretty amazing seeing a different culture first hand; I even wore a lehnga that I was given as a gift straight from India! So, there was very little time to get some hand type in this week, which I really wanted to do :( Instead, I've decided to show off my favorite artist's handwriting, Kurt Halsey. I was super bummed to find out he's closing his shop because of tough times..my apartment has a LOT of his artwork in it, so here is my very heartfelt wish that his work returns much, much sooner than later.

(my favorite)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lovebirds Wedding Pack

I had a new item approved on graphic river at the end of last week - a wedding pack that has a little lovebird theme :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

TypeOh! Tuesday #79

This Tuesday is also known as stuff-I-want-to-buy-for-myself-while-shopping-for-others. I love etsy. I really, really love etsy. I'm always impressed, and always inspired by the stuff people out there make. I kind of make it a rule for myself, especially during the holidays, to support independent artists with my gift giving. While shopping for my mom and sisters last night, here are the type-related gems I'd like to put in the cart for myself, but had to tear myself away...

hello sign, get it here

painted signs, made from reclaimed barn wood, get it here

wish we had this growth chart when I was growing up!

loveeee ampersands!

how amazing is this?!

this was the hardest to leave in the shop!

Monday, November 28, 2011

ICE Atlanta

Sorry about the tiny delay in posting these! I was kind of waiting to see pictures ICE took to nab a few for this post, but it looks like they haven't posted any yet :( Neither of us really got much of a chance to walk around, so the pictures I took are limited to our booth only, but as soon as I find any of the others from the show, I'll add em on here :) The two days we were there flew by, but I held on to quite a few fantastic memories, so they'll have to do until the next one. Here's our first booth ever!

this was how we arranged our booth on the second day after learning what display techniques would work best on the first day

Us! That's Nina on the left and me on the right :)

Nina already sketching with our lovely balloons soaking up the morning GA sun

side view, we added some bookmarks on the second day to gauge reception, they might be hitting the store soon!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

TypeOh! Tuesday #78

Happy Tuesday! What a crazy, whirlwind of a weekend that was. I'm still attempting to recoup and recharge for the week. Very thankful for Thanksgiving and a day of sleeping in! I'll try to get the photos I took from the show up this week; I can't wait to share the wonderful weekend of my first craft show! I came across some pretty sweet type-in-interiors photos I really dig, so I wanted to post a few this Tuesday. Hope your short weeks are off to a great start!

all photos found from this source, where each individual photo is sourced separately

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! Here comes a very busy weekend. I'm feeling prepared, still have a few last touches to finish, but for the most part, I'm all ready for the show! Nina flies in late tonight, then it's an early morning for both of us, with a set up time of 7:30am. eek. Thought I'd show just a few process shots that got me ready to go :) Have a great weekend!

stamping sticker backs

burlap logo sign, will hang over our booth's table

lots of books!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

TypeOh! Tuesday #77

Happy Tuesday! It's finally the last week of preparations before the show! I was able to squeeze in a little time to make one final promo pic before Lettersketch hits ICE Atlanta this weekend. I'll be sewing a lot this week, so I'll try to squeeze in at least one more post before the show, but if not, have an ahhmazing week!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Happy eleveneleveneleven! I think it's awesome that two different friends of mine wanted to celebrate today's date with parties, so I'll be toasting to prime numbers tonight. Also, Happy Veteran's Day! Both of my Grandpas are vets (one's a vet in heaven), my dad is, and my brother's serving as a pilot in the Air Force, so many thoughts are with them and all American families who have served today. I'm so proud to know them.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Save the Date + Birth Announcement

Got a couple new items up on graphic river over the last week, a retro save the date and a birth announcement with an included prepped letterpress file. I've also hit the 500 sale mark since my last item post! SO thankful for all of the support, and so glad to have found the envato ventures throughout my internet travels.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

TypeOh! Tuesday #76

Happy Tuesday! Another busy week full of preparations, so I thought I'd put together some of my favorite free fonts I've been using lately. All of these are from Lost Type, a getting-very-popular font site. I also love their pay-what-you-want platform (even 0 for a free download), it's awesome to be able to give back to these great designers. Anyway! Here are my favorites (click on any to be brought to the download page):







Wisdom Script






Friday, November 4, 2011

endless crayon box

What a week. The last week of daylight on my evening commute home. Kind of depressing to drive home in the dark, but at least that means Christmas is getting a little closer :) I've been literally waiting all year to see my whole family again, and be back in my home-home in NY. You forget how special that place is until you go without it for so long. Wish I could rewind back to before, when I didn't give it enough credit for what it was, just so I could appreciate it a little more/soak it in.

I took the pictures below on my morning commute over the last couple of weeks. GA is so pretty right now, and on clear mornings with the sunshine, it's extra beautiful. I know it's not the safest thing ever, but I had to take some pics. The first pic was taken at the end of last week, and the second was taken in almost the same spot yesterday morning. Cool to see how different the colors are over the span of a week. The last two pics are from mile 298 on interstate 75 where a tornado ripped through over April during the outbreak that affected so many southerners. I remember when I drove through for the first time, totally shocked. I remember saying Oh my God, Oh my God out loud. I can't even imagine one going through where I live. All those trees just..snapped and gone. It's all trees through that part of highway for a good 8 miles, and the morning after there was sheet metal from some roof somewhere lying on the divider. But enough of my rambling! Just pretty nuts to think about. Hope you have a wonderful + safe + beautiful weekend! See you next week!


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