NSS 2013

Eeeeek! NSS opens in just a few short hours. I am so excited about the launch of several new products. Our new collections include Letter Writing Kits in six distinct designs, Monogram note cards that are printed on plush double-thick paper and edge painted in mint green, and our Hidden Messages card line (a snarky collection with a blind deboss). Hope to see you there!

Paper Camp in LA

This week I am lucky to be in Los Angeles, where apparently, there are blue skies every day. I'd say this is a two-thousand percent increase from Rochester. It's so nice to be here in February, which is always the hardest month for me in the north east. And why am I here? For Paper Camp!

Along with several other incredibly talented women, I'm speaking at Tradeshow Bootcamp's conference for stationers who are thinking about exhibiting at a tradeshow. I am blown away by how incredibly detailed and perfectly organized this has been thanks to organizer Katie Hunt. The goodie bags I helped fill yesterday are off the hook! I can't wait to meet the participants in this morning. If you want to follow the conference remotely, look for #papercamp on social media. I'll be updating my Instragram account regularly this week!


The New York Gift show was great! So happy to have split the booth with Kathryn (Blackbird Letterpress) and to have met so many really wonderful new retailers. Thanks to everyone who sent well wishes while we were there!

The only snag during the entire event was that our crate wasn't delivered until nine hours after the show ended. Which meant nine hours of waiting to pack it up because there was no way I could come back the next day before my flight back to Rochester. Now that we know to expect a delay, I won't be worried about it next time. Now we have to get these orders packaged!

ps- our new pinstripe cards were a hit and will be added to the shop this week :)

NYIGF 2013

We are in the midst of preparing for our first trade show of the year, the New York gift fair. This time around we're going to be sharing a booth with Blackbird Letterpress. Kathryn and I split a booth last year at the Atalanta gift show and it was great. I'm looking forward to this show and the chance to see my fellow stationery friends. Cross your fingers for good weather and health. You may remember that two years ago I got the flu the day I was scheduled to leave for this show. Lesson learned, I got my flu shot yesterday! Hope to see some of you at the show!


Jake and I stared the new year at a yoga retreat in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts. After a gluttonous holiday season it felt so right to be eating healthy (and delicious) meals and practicing yoga. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect snowy setting and it was the best way I can think to end one year and begin a new one.

So, after all of the yoga and healthy eating, we're attempting to bring that into our lives a bit more. We joined a program at our yoga studio to reclaim our diets (basically, eat healthy and make time for yoga). Thankfully, we have an incredible public market that is open year round! Yep, even in the snow we can meet with our favorite vendors.

I'm not one to make sweeping resolutions but, aside from trying to get healthier, we are also trying to get organized. We've cleaned the studio, rearranged our presses, and started to make changes to our work-flow. I'm so excited about this! It's already making us more productive. No more wondering where the scissors are or why we can't find a plate we need to print. Things now have a home. Hallelujah!

We have decided to start a monthly night of fun printing. We don't often get the chance to play in our studio - isn't that part of the reason to have a studio? This month we made potato prints based on a monster theme. It was so much fun and felt great to just mess around and not worry about everything turning our perfect. I'm glad we'll be making this a monthly event.