Save the Date

  

Thinking about marriage.  Today is a great day to celebrate marriage in the United States.  Just 10 months ago I wed my beau-on an intensely beautiful day in the mountains. 

We printed our own invitations.  Our Save the Date card was particularly fun to print.  I played around with wood and lead type to create it.

We got married on an property built in the 1840s, so I tried to evoke a bit of old timeyness.

 

 



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Boy, Oh Boy...

 

We recently welcomed a new addition to our family here on Quail Lane-baby boy Charlie.  We are super excited to be parents and naturally relished the opportunity to print up a batch of baby announcements!  Here they are, at a glance...

   



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Truckee, Just go

 

Truckee is a great little mountain town-charming and close to Lake Tahoe and so many wonderful trails and skiing spots.  When I first moved to the Tahoe area (living on Donner Lake) someone told me, "The winters bring people to Tahoe but the summers keep them here," and I believe it. Summer is just dreamy.



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Texas!

 

 

I visited Fort Worth not too long ago (first time in the lone star state) and it charmed me.  I'm a sucker for old buildings and downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards had many a gem!  

 

Turns out there are quite a few talented letterpress printers there too.  Here is just one!

BLUE EYE BROWN EYE http://blueeyebrowneye.com/

These guys make some truly boss wedding invitations.  And killer calligraphy to boot!  Check their site for even more letterpress goodness.



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This is a Test...

 

 All of our maps are printed on heavy duty cotton paper.  Our favorite paper to work with is Crane's Lettra (www.crane.com).  The Crane's company is a very old paper company and actually is responsible for making the paper for US bill notes.  We love this paper but its luxury comes at a price.   In order to not waste any of it we reuse imperfect prints to test out registration and color before printing a big edition.  What we now have are some beautiful one of a kind prints that are collages of the work we've done.  Here's one we'd like to share.  


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