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ImageJust a quick post about the new tiny pine website. Its fully loaded with photos by the amazing Gia Canali

Check it out… and pass it on!

It was almost 3 years ago when we worked on this sweet backyard wedding… It’s so timeless!

Back when designing the wedding papers for Julia and Eli,  I met them at the Bride’s mothers home where they showed me the Pepper Tree where they would be married. It was decided that I should illustrate it for their wedding invitations…. So that’s just what I did.

The pepper tree printed blind on museum board, with green type and then mounted to cedar veneer… I love using cedar for weddings – it keeps the critters away from a marriage, I like to think. and it smells so nice too! not to mention the warm coloration.

And just for fun, the save the date as well.

Thanks to Gia Canali for the photos and there are tons of wedding photos featured on Style me Pretty

 

Last year we worked on Britt and Peter’s wedding invitations with Nicole Sillapere and Rosemary Events. All the paper goods for this wedding were tactile and warm even though the color palette was shades of white and grey.

The layers of this invitation were intricate – the was hand calligraphy for print, laser cutting, letterpress, mounting, hand tearing, ribbon binding, foil stamping and die cutting. It was tedious but worth it. And the vintage stamps came together so well, though we had to use some newer stamps because of the size and weight of the handmade heavyweight envelopes.

The wedding programs were also pretty special… small booklets printed on textured translucent paper with white cotton organdy covers with a simple stitch bind. these are my very favorite programs!

The escort cards echoed the invitations – handtorn with laser cut slits for the ribbon.

When everything came together what we created as a giant collaborations was truly magical!

Thanks to Abby Ross Photography for the amazing photos on this one. Check out everything on Style Me Pretty!

My fiancé, Ben, almost choked on his lunch last week at work. Kurt came to the rescue and delivered the Heimlich Maneuver just in time!

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This is the note that I am sending along with some chocolate chip cookies (and a bottle of wine) to Kurt. It is a very sincere note, but I couldn’t help but make a little joke with this thank you card. I mean, how often does someone save your fiancé’s life at work! He works in social media… it’s not really a high risk environment.

Hilarious right? and thank goodness these tiny spiraea florets came in today to further my “beyond hipster tongue in cheek” but still very very serious note.

Here are the cookies… they are really good too… My secret recipe and Ben’s FAVORITE!

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Last year I got the opportunity to collaborate with Lisa Vorce on Jose Villa and Joel Serrato’s wedding invitation. Tiny Pine was responsible for the graphic design and layouts. Papel & Press printed the suite and I think the invitation turned out lovely and pristine. I always love to work creatively with this group because it turns out splendidly every time. It’s always also great to design something and see the production finished so nicely. 

And I have to give a special mention to Anne Jones!!! She did an amazing job with the calligraphy. I know Annie must have written very slowly on that leather. She does some impressive work! 

Anyway, I am extremely proud of this work and that I was able to contribute to Jose and Joel’s wonderful wedding. And here is the link to the Martha blog feature

enjoy!

ps – the photo is by Elizabeth Messina

the meditating dog

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We were so excited to see our meditating dog (actually meditating Fou Fou, the dog who modeled for the illustration) letterpress stationery in the new issue of BARK Magazine! They published a wonderful article about letterpress printing and printshop dogs. I love these cards – they go with a whole line of meditating animals available in the tiny pine etsy shop. They are great for DOG lovers – which are plentiful here in Los Angeles, that’s for certain.

My fiancé and I just got a dog…. Dash… He comes to work with me every day and sleeps or spazzes out around the  studio and mixes things up with Izzy – the other little doggie who works here – or plays here – or lays here! We love him but sometimes he freaks out and loses his zen… probably because we have yet to teach him to meditate so I can illustrate him – or I could just make him a dancing dog shiva – he does like to dance!

When the production of The Cooking Channel series “He Cooks She Cooks” asked me to create a printed menu for a benefit dinner cooked by Suzanne Goin and David Lentz, I jumped at the opportunity.

I LOVE cooking (well, baking mostly but more top of the stove lately) and I LOVE the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. So it was an easy “YES”. They gave me the menu which was based on locally available ingredients, and I typset and printed the menu in a jiffy. Hopefully the letterpress was helpful in raising money for the Farmers Market!

The show aired this past Sunday, but hopefully will repeat so everyone can see it!

Oh, follow this link to a better description of the show and the recipes for some of their creations….

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