Before I announce the winners of the August and September giveaways, can I just say how awesome my weekend was? The weather here was PERFECT. It was the ultimate early fall kind of day. Sunny, clear skies, perfect temperature, just the hint of a breeze. You get the idea. The husband hung out with Lachlan in the shade of the plum trees much of the weekend (you should see my little maniac go after the plums. He's like a leach!), which allowed me the free time to work in the studio to continue to set up the new press to print using all of my antique type.
It was very productive and very satisfying to see equipment more than 100 years old still working so perfectly. :) I printed several samples of fonts in a blind deboss (no ink) and a chocolate brown on Saturday, and yesterday I printed more samples in red. I even got started on some ideas I have for the holidays, which I'll show you later this week. But here's a sneak peak of one of the things I have plans for (using a cut I got with my newest press, which I think was made sometime probably in the 30s or 40s, if not earlier).
Now, on to the winners. The random generator picked number 2 and number 12: Holly Rene' and Gail McCormick (Hey, cool! I used to be a McCormick before I got married!). Congratulations! I'll be contacting you to see what animals you'd like in your set.
So are you one of the ones who entered but didn't win? NO PROBLEM. I love the kind of giveaway where everyone wins something, don't you? Have you ever heard that people love to see their name in lights? Well, I think people also love to see their name in type!
As I mentioned above, I spent the weekend printing samples. One of the things I'll be offering in my shop (soon, very soon!) is personalized cards using all of my antique type. To post a listing for sale, I have to have some samples, and to have some samples, I need some names. That's where you come in!!
Everyone who entered will get a small set (probably 3 cards) of personalized cards in one or possibly two different styles and colors. I already printed some names, but I'm still working on others and I'll be printing two more colors and several more styles of cards hopefully this week.
If you'd like to receive some cards, please send me an email (melissa [at] paperinkpress [dot] com) and let me know how to spell your first name and what your initials are. Also let me know your address so that I can send the cards to you when they're done. I can't guarantee anyone that they'll receive a certain style, because some fonts are missing particular letters. Everyone who responds will get at least one set of cards, and if I can I'll do two different sets for everyone. I need to keep the samples for awhile so I can photograph them, but my goal is to be ready to ship them to you by mid-October.
Hope you all have a great week! :D