Archive for January, 2009

stationary evolution

I love being apart of other people’s “happy” times. 99.9% of what I create for others is to announce something pretty awesome- showers, a wedding, a baby being born. The really great clients come to me for ALL these events! So here it goes- let me show you the evolution of Marc and Amy’s happy times… Yes, you’ll notice that Marc and Amy don’t waste any time. Big things are happening people!

Save the date: completed 12/07

Wedding invitation: wedding date 3/29/08

This one’s a little hard to see, but it’s their Baby Shower invitation.
It’s titled, “Come hang out with us”. Their nursery is monkey/ jungle themed.
Baby Shower: 12/07/08

And ladies and gentlemen… introducing the beautiful Jackson James Vassallo!!

Jackson James
Born: 01/22/09

Baby announcement to follow…
stay tuned!

Bridal Expo, Chicago

I’m still “up” from the great energy and fun I had at the latest Bridal Expo at the Swissotel in downtown Chicago. So many cool and hip brides to be, and quite a lot of grooms to be too! That’s how you know it’s a good crowd when the dudes come out for it. Bravo fiances!
I’m getting good at introducing our work to the masses too. You have to understand, every time I do a Meyers-Briggs test or even a silly personality test, I always toe the line between an introvert and an extrovert. It’s weird- It’s like I have the potential to be the life of the party (ya, right) if I can find the gumption to get off the couch and out of my pajama’s. But when you have your own company and the majority of keeping the bizness coming in is to talk, talk, talk about it… you learn how to get comfortable being in front of a crowd. The rent depends on it! =) After a while though, and a slightly hoarse voice, it just fell into place and started grooving. A big thanks to my booth neighbor, George Street Photography, for chatting it up with me. It might have been the coffee I had that morning too (I’m trying to quit, so when I do have it, it’s like a wind-up toy is let go)- but I was particularly chatty. We realized we were neighbors in more ways than just booth neighbors- we literally live within a few blocks of each other in Lincoln Square, have our studio’s in Lincoln Square… It was kind of serendipitous.
So if my vibe from the show is correct, we’re going to be making a lot of sweet invitations this year. Yay, quitting my job at a good architecture firm and working from home on my own invitation designs is looking like it was still the right move (big exhale here).

Planning big things for 2009

So what can you expect from spilled ink press in the next year? Total domination of the wedding invitation industry? Sure. Greeting cards that shock the world? Yep. Getting out of bed when the alarm goes off? Probably not. 2 out of 3 ain’t bad though.