Monday, December 28, 2009


More work that I did with Kuro Collective here in Long Beach. Self promo cards and business card printing.

They designed, I printed. A match made in heaven. That half tone? a super-happy accident if I might say so. I can't tell you the secret though, otherwise I would half to kill you. The brain you ask? STUNNING. you can see all the itty bitty type in it. I have to give credit to my plate maker on that one. It's all him.

All printed on Lettra #220. So thick you could use it to hurt someone.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gabriella and Robert are a couple you might remember from this engagement party announcement

They decided to skip the hoopla [much to their family's surprise] and elope. They decided to do a fancy announcement instead.

Keeping with the color scheme and theme for the engagement. We did a two color letterpress using the flower illustration and the navy and silver theme. Fold over navy announcement reveals a pocket that includes a CD movie of their wedding, and interior card that announces their marriage in both English and Spanish for their respective familes.

letterpress, two color, custom illustration, crane's Lettra 100% cotton paper

Sunday, December 06, 2009

New In the Studio: A Cowboy's Dream B&B

I've been working with another design group here in town Kuro Collective [who are mighty-fine-talented bunch I might add] They discovered that I printed and needed some help with their projects. We've done quite a few pieces together for the beautiful luxury B&B in Alamo, Nevada A Cowboy's Dream B&B

Design and Illustrations by Kuro Collective
Letterpress Printing by Moi

the coolest invite ever. circular, die-cut letterpressed invite, set inside [custom lasered] cast iron skillet, set inside the custom wood box and shipped with other various goodies to their VIP's.

top dial 2 colors, bottom dial one color front and back on French's Kraft Cover weight. Grommeted in the middle, dial spins to reveal invitation information

stationery system includes letterhead and envelope. Envelope one color, Letterhead 2 color includes a blind emboss with a little bit of translucent ink on the blind to make it pop just a bit more

The illustrations done in their office are nothing short of stunning. This moon series is an ameninty card placed in the rooms each night to let guests know the moon phase for star gazing at night.

I really liked the bit of humor peppered throughout the pieces. "check your guns"

I know you want to go...Gift Certificates are available for you or your cowboy.

Featured on:
HOW International Design Annual 2010 Merit award winner for Letterhead and Identity
Behance Network
Design Sponge
Twig and Thistle

photos courtesy of Kuro Collective

Friday, November 20, 2009


Author, TV star and the patron queen of style featured me on The Zoe Report today. My Illustrated shoe cards were spotlighted. I'm truly honored and a little speechless today.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I am the luckiest girl in the world to do what I do. I enjoy working with my clients so much, it really is a treat. I mean really can it get any cuter than this?

fuchsia and yellow color scheme with area for photo enclosure, 2 color letterpress

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


I did a simple type treatment and a menu card for my friend Mercedeh [prounouced Mare-su-duh]. If you're near the Long Beach area I highly suggest you check her out. Seriously, I've worked with a lot of skin care people over the years [formerly I was in salon management] and her brow work is not to be missed. Not to mention, she is always on the cutting edge of skincare as well.

D'Aversa Salon at the Marketplace 562.795.5885

Monday, October 12, 2009


Tayiba and Javier are getting married. Flat print postcard, two sided image. Opposite side has a small area for the bride-to-be to write a short note to her guests, and an area to address.

Thursday, October 01, 2009


It might seem that I'm all pretty and fluffy around here most days but I do some serious work as well. Capius Consulting is a new client of mine out of the Bay Area. He's involved in super fancy stuff involving risk management, zillion dollar projects and stuff I have not a clue about. None-the-less, he needed a logo and I could provide. Ed [the owner and his lovely wife] provided me with images of things they liked first and also gave me a brief of what it is they do. It was so handy to use while building the logo!

Saturday, September 05, 2009


Florist, Gabriela, of Vida Flora is getting married. Can you imagine the fantastic flowers she'll have at her own wedding? Gardenias are going to be the theme.

This engagement invite is flat printed with a simple line drawing but I'm going to revise the illustration to a very detailed cross hatch style to letterpress. It should be knock-your-socks off fantastic.


Friday, July 24, 2009


Jenn and I got to be great email buddies over the past few months! We began her project, jeez, in March or April I think. Her and her fiance are living in Kenya currently. They are both in public health and are working on projects overseas [I think I understood her correctly?] I often got notes from her that said I'll be out of reach this week... off to Afghanistan, or the Congo! It was amazing to me that we were working on a project and she was on the other side of the world.

Jenn sent me a scan of a napkin sketch that they had in mind. They have lived in a number of different cities and wanted to incorporate each piece into their invite. Texas, Washington DC, Boston, London and Kenya. So each week I worked on a new component of the illustration. She gave me feedback each week and I altered and changed based on those comments. I lost count on how many weeks but I think it was pushing 12 before we printed! It just goes to show you that anything is possible these days on the web. Jenn and I only spoke once on the phone during our planned press check via twitter and the email images.

We stuck with a one color letterpress piece and I was able to add on last minute, the kissing icon in a hang tag size with some room left over on the plate. How much do you love their silhouettes? They took a photo of themselves against a white wall and I traced them for the illustration.

Components printed: Invite, Map/Info Card, RSVP, fold over Thank You card, and hang tag for the event and gifts.
Congrats Michael and Jenn have a wonderful wedding in October!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New over at Etsy

I printed a couple of new things they're over on Etsy. Stop in and check them out!
Available here

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


I worked with christy's florist the amazing Diane Frederic from Twig Designs here in Los Angeles. Diane had already come up with a plan to use cymbidium orchids that will be wrapped on branches [how cool is that going to be?] Christy also has a theme of squares going with her cake and other elements so we went with a square format invite.

The wedding colors are jewel tones so I came up with the night blue envelope combo with moss green liner and the deep purple rsvp envelope. Mixing colors with your exterior paper is the easiest and least expensive way to add color into an invite on a budget.

Ink was matched to the deep purple envelope and everything is printed on Crane's Lettra 110# sheet in pearl white.
One Color Letterpress on all the pieces. We also did a placecard [not pictured] which turned out super cute. I'm still amazed
at how much detail happens even in the very, very small elements.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


A personal project I worked on for friends, soon to be note cards for purchase. Interested in having them personalized? Contact me for pricing and information.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sage Green and Chocolate Brown Baby Shower Invitation

Invite & Map card printed on white and mounted on sage green sheet
RSVP printed on sage sheet with chocolate brown envelope and ink.
Matching RSVP labels and wrap around mailing label

I also did a small registry card to match [the ones they give you at the stores - bleeck!]

digitally printed

Sunday, April 12, 2009


So, I'm turning 40 this year. Instead of lamenting the big 4-0 I decided to throw myself a big party. To be honest, I'm more excited about the invites than the actual event [I'm party shy] but I couldn't figure out a way just to send an invite and not actually invite folks over. [please, click images to enlarge they're so much prettier BIG!]

I went full tilt on these babies, three color letterpress. Square format envelope with a fold over information flap [as to not ruin the graphic and save a little on my plate costs]

It's difficult being the client & designer. Nothing ever seems good enough, but oddly I'm very pleased on how everything turned out. I hope the party is as equally as lovely.

3 color letterpress
square format. Saffron envelope with grey liner
matching postage stamp and wrap around mailing address label.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Letterpressed birthday greetings
Available at the Kids Are Alright, Long Beach

Go Kart World here we come! How fun is this party going to be?

Digitally printed poster, shipped in a kraft tube with matching labels.
Illustration by Mark Sasway, Sasway Illustration

Monday, February 02, 2009


This card was purely selfish on my part. Doesn't it seem like it's always something?
hand drawn type
moss ink
available both on bright white and soft white
A4 size

Monday, January 26, 2009


I had a request for a dark, inky blue invite for this bridal shower. Though it hasn't been a color that I've used before, it's turned out to be a new favorite. The bride and grooms wedding will be silver and dark blue which is the reason for the color choice. We produced an invite, a map card and custom mailing label to match. I included a fancy custom I did for myself as a visual. I wish we had the time to do a matching stamp as well!

The best part of the mailing label sticker we did is that the return label was connected and wrapped around the envelope. Only one sticker to deal with!