Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Fair Wedding with David Tutera

Please watch as we make our television debut.  This Sunday, June 20th at 10:00pm est. on the WE network, Robin Beth Designs will be featured on the new episode of My Fair Wedding with David Tutera.  Wait until you see this wedding.  It was a fairytale wedding of epic proportions.  I was so honored to be included and it was such a thrill to be part of such a talented crew of professionals.  I can't show you details of everything until next week, but above is a small hint.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Here we go... Off the the National Stationery Show!

It is that time of year again.  Where the paper world is all a flutter.  The excitement is building!  We are heading in to the Javits Center in NYC tomorrow to set up for The National Stationery Show.  It is always a wonderful opportunity to showcase new (and old) designs and to see current and potential customers face to face.  But it is always so wonderful to get a chance to spend time with the other exhibitors and stationery friends from all over the country (and Canada and the rest of the world)!  There are several friends that will be attending this year that I have never meet in person, so I am really looking forward to that.  I will hopefully take lots of photos and keep you updated throughout the show!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More New Designs

I realized that in my last post, I added a photo of one of my new designs, but forgot to tell you all about it.  It is a fun, new Bar (or Bat) Mitzvah design letterpress printed on Birch wood veneer, a new optional upgrade that can be used with any of the new Mitzvah designs.
Then we have another new one that I just printed yesterday.  It is printed on Cranes Palette, aqua colored cotton card stock in teal and lollipop inks.  Notice the subtle Star of David in the floral geometric design?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Getting Creative

For the first time in several years, I broke out the Print Gocco.  Here is my attempt at printing on some muslin bags that are going to be my press kits for the National Stationery Show.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Robin Beth on The Stationery Hustle!

In a continuing series leading up to the National Stationery Show next month, see my business featured on a wonderful blog, The Stationery Hustle!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New Business Cards!

I design and print new business cards almost every year.  Why?  Because it is fun.  And because I have had several different booth #s at the National Stationery Show almost every year.  This year, I have all my basic contact info on one side and NSS info on the other, so that once the show is over, I can still use one-sided cards for a while.  I also printed them this year in a larger than normal size, so that I can also use them as a pre-show mailer.  Here is a sneak peek. 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It gives me hope

By hearing things like this...  Seth Godin's Blog.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Big News!

Last Friday I delivered wedding stationery for the first episode of the new season of David Tutera's My Fair Wedding on the WE network.  I can't reveal any of the details, but I will say that this was an incredible wedding.  Once it airs in late summer, I can show photos, but until then it is a big secret.  But I can say that is was a wonderful experience.  Everyone that works there is so creative and professional, it was such a pleasure to work with them.

We are still trying to come back to full function since the Nor'easter this weekend.  We have been without power for four days, no school for the kids so far this week and we have an 80 foot tall tree uprooted and dangling precariously over our house that needs to be removed.  Hopefully, we will get this all resolved shortly and back to work. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lucky Me!

I won!  What a wonderful and special keepsake from Fiona at Cafe Cartolina

Thank you so much, Fiona!

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Great Olympic Mitten Giveaway on Cafe Cartolina

My good friend Fiona from Cafe Cartolina is having a very special giveaway on her blog.  She lives in BC, Canada and is giving away those very fashionable mittens from the Olympic games.  Just head on over there, The Great Canadian Mitten Giveaway, and post a comment and you are eligible to win!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sneak Peek Take 2

Here is another version of the Andrew Marc invite from yesterday.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another sneak peek

Another new Bar Mitzvah design finished up. Here is a preview.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

One of my favorite things... Soviet Map

I thought I would start an occasional series of my favorite things.  I am starting with our Soviet map.  During the winter break our senior year in college, Dave, along with several of our friends went on a school trip to the Soviet Union.  This was 1988/1989, mere months before the break up of the Soviet Union.  One of the great souvenirs he picked up was this Soviet map.  It was obsolete in probably a year and to us, it is a reminder of growing up during the "cold war".  I still remember having safety drills in elementary school where we had to hide under our desks.  Like that was going to protect us from a Soviet nuclear missile.  But I think I love the map now because you can't buy another one like it unless perhaps you were in a Russian antiquities shop in Moscow.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thank you Stationery Trends!

It is always so exciting to see your work in print.  I have been very fortunate to have my collection appear from time to time in the prominant industry magazine, Stationery Trends.  Thank you Sarah Schwartz, for considering me "trendy" enough to sit side by side with all the talented designers you feature.  This winter issue was doubly exciting as not only did one of my wedding designs show up in the Fresh Picks section, but I was quoted as a resource in a great article, "Writes of Passage"  which discusses trends in Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and Quinceanera celebrations among others. 

That is me on the top left, #6, with my Bethany invitation.  This Fresh Pick section was all about "White on White."

Friday, January 22, 2010

Papier Plume

Last February, just before Mardi Gras, we took a little trip back to New Orleans.  It was our first post-Katrina trip.  It was a big eye opener in that it had been four and a half years since Katrina and the devastation could still be seen in so many places.

One big bright spot was a cozy store on Royal Street, Papier Plume.  We must have spent close to an hour there looking through all the incredible pieces they had.  I got my first set of wax seals.  I spent some time talking to the owners, Robin Owens and his lovely wife.  I showed them my stationery.  I have kept in touch, sending them product updates over the past year.  So I was beyond thrilled when I received an order from them a few weeks ago.  I feel quite honored that they thought my stationery high enough quality to sit amongst all the other incredible things they sell. 

So look for sets of Robin Beth Designs letterpress note cards at Papier Plume if you happen to be strolling down Royal street this Mardi Gras!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Future Stationery Designer

One of my favorite things about having a child in Kindergarten is the holiday gift that they create.  This is my third set of personalized stationery.  I still have a couple of sheets I saved from middle son four years ago.  I wish I had from eldest eight years ago as our current Kindergartener wasn't born yet and so not on the stationery.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I know this video is really making the rounds of all the letterpress related blogs, but I couldn't resist showing it to my non-letterpress friends. This is the same press I have, except, I do not have and automated inking motor and so each time I ink up the press, I have to hand crank the cylinder to spread the ink.

Letterpress Coasters from Quarter Productions on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy New Year

OK, I know I am 12 days late.  But now that we are in the swing of things in 2010, I thought I would share with you some of my new favorite typefaces.