Saturday, December 12, 2009

Craftacular Today!

Joie Studio will have a table today at Craftacular! Come say hi and pick up a 2010 letterpress desk calendar! We'll also have an array of letterpress gifts for sale!

See you!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Unique Los Angeles Today & Tomorrow!

Come out and support Joie Studio at booth #201. Come to our booth and enter to win 40 custom letterpress notecards! Also, mention this blog for free gift with purchase!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Okay, I'll admit it. I spend most of the two minutes I have free a day on Facebook. There's that commercial where the guy from that fireman show calls Facebook and MySpace "Facey-space," so now my friends and I refer to being on Facebook as "faceyspacing."

Anyhow, Joie Studio has had a page on Facebook for over a year now, and I haven't done anything with it. I was keeping up the MySpace page for awhile, but no one I know uses MySpace anymore, so I have no clue why I haven't been keeping up Joie Studio's Facebook page. Mostly because it's a lot of effort to blog and Faceyspace and actually, oh, I don't know, design things and letterpress them. And now that Baby Joie is in the picture, well, time is really at a premium.

But no more excuses! Joie Studio is on Facebook. I will use Facebook for Joie Studio. Joie Studio will be active on Facebook. Become a fan of Joie Studio on Facebook. I promise cool things for Faceyspace fans of Joie Studio. Like a contest for all of Joie Studio's Facebook fans to win a Luxe 2010 letterpress desk calendar. Yes, that's right. A chance to win a limited edition, as seen in the LA Times, Joie Studio desk calendar. So go faceyspace and become a fan!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from my little pumpkin and me! Hope your trick or treating was fun!
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Open Studio at Fugu Fugu...

Hey all! My friends Ken & Shino at Fugu Fugu Press are having an open studio event at their print shop Sunday, November 8th, from 12p-5p. Where's the studio? Why, at 1271 East Green Street, Pasadena, California. Stop on by and say hi to Ken & Shino. I'll be there for a little bit hanging out with Baby Joie, so come stop by and say hi to me and my little bundle of joie as well.

Friday, October 30, 2009


At the prompting of one of my best friends, I've decided to sign Joie Studio up for Twitter. Oh yes, Joie Studio now tweets! I've never used Twitter before and I hope you all can help me get started with ideas on how to use this amazing web tool. I'm hoping that this will get everyone just a little more involved in Joie Studio and what we do to get you delicious letterpress! So follow along now on the blog and on Twitter!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Holiday Show Confirmation #1: Unique Los Angeles Dec 5-6!

I have confirmation that Joie Studio will have a booth at Unique Los Angeles December 5th and 6th! We had a lot of fun at the Spring show, and so we're very happy to be in the lineup for the Holiday show!

We will have our 2010 desk calendars at the show. Thanks to Baby Joie, I'm not going to San Francisco this year, and this will be one of our only appearances this holiday season. I'll keep you posted on other shows I'll be at as they arise! Sneak peeks of the calendars coming soon!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Presenting Our Bundle of Joie!

Presenting our new bundle of joie!

Sorry to have disappeared for the last couple months! I have good reason, though! Our baby boy arrived six weeks ago, and it's been an adjustment period ever since. Above are pictures that I took about 3 weeks ago. Baby Joie arrived May 28th, right on his expected due date, weighing 7 pounds 14 ounces and measuring 21 inches. He's kept me on my toes ever since, but my husband and I are working out the kinks to our schedule, and I'll be back in the print shop sooner than I thought I would! More soon!
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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Scenes from Unique Los Angeles

First, thank you to, et al., who have been so good as to plug Joie Studio's attendance at Unique Los Angeles this weekend. I've been super bad at plugging our own events. I am over 8 months pregnant at this point and was wondering if Baby Joie was going even let me attend. Joie Studio is splitting the booth with our friend Blue Note Press. Here's a pic of our entire booth:
Here's another shot of Joie Studio's side of the booth:
Our clearance table:
And our table, filled with some sneak peeks of new products as yet only available at craft fairs:

I'm prepping another post in a couple minutes with more close-up shots of our new products.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I Covet...

This is definitely a non-letterpress post. I was clearing out my email when I noticed one from Bed Bath and Beyond with a gorgeous set table and immediately thought, "I want it":

It's Lenox Simply Fine Chirp collection, which is just beautiful. I only wish it wasn't fine china, with fine china prices. Here's a place setting:

It's such a great design composition. It's very rare that fine china moves me, but heck, maybe I'm just being all hormonal and pregnant, maybe it's a great balance of colors and vintage design.

Happy Spring to all!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Another Design Project...

So my husband and I have been working on our spare bedroom for the baby. I am so excited by how it turned out that I needed to share a pic. Here I am with our cats and Romeo, my dog, in the redone baby bedroom/guest room. The picture's a little blurry, I know, but it's so rare to have a picture where all my animals are all together. I've been blogging about my experiences thus far and other baby goodness, including redoing the room for baby, on another blog called Oh Baby! Now What? if you want to check it out. There are in focus pictures of the room there for those interested. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Girls Day

Happy Girls Day!

In Hawaii, March 3rd is Girls Day, and the tradition comes from the Japanese hina matsuri, where, if I recall correctly, girls showcase their doll collection. We made a whole letterpress collection inspired by Japanese dolls and this festive day, and what better day to give you a preview of the design than Girls Day?

Here it is in production:

And here's a closeup shot of the A2 card:

We've yet to score and fold the cards, but here it is in all its cuteness.

The design was lovingly illustrated by yours truly and is a 3-color letterpress registration nightmare to print. But I do love the design so so much. I can't wait to finish it and pack it up so it can go to new homes! In the collection are Ready-to-Write Letterpress Invites, the A2 card pictured above, flat stationery, and gift enclosures. I've also been toying with thank you cards but we'll see. There is also a limited edition 8x10 art print that I'm working on with this collection. More info to come as I complete the collection! Enjoy!
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