Monday, November 29, 2010

sugary goodness

if we're being truthful here, i admit that i pretty much only go to weddings for the cake.  yes, of course i'm there to see two friends commit to one another, but really nothing gets me excited like the cake does.  ask anyone who knows me.
so you can imagine my excitement when i was recently invited to a cake tasting with maliha creations.  i couldn't wait to see and experience the behind-the-scenes action.
anita, the sheer genius and talent behind maliha creations, set us up with two plates: our own little plate of five different cake slices and one big plate of seven or eight different fillings and icings to pair.
what an endeavor.  
after much trial, and the occasional error, my friend and her fiance came up with a great pairing for their august wedding. 

the aftermath.  
water and coffee proved to be much-needed palette cleansers.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

small business saturday!

keep small business alive in america (like good press).  
come check out good press' wares all day today.  
406 west main street, upstairs from sustain in the main street market.  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

the holidays are upon us

here's a quick snapshot that's part of a card i'm working on with a dear client...

is there a holiday card we can help you with?  

Friday, November 19, 2010

...and celebrate we did

thanks to everyone who came out last night to celebrate good press.
what fun we had.  

Thursday, November 11, 2010

love this

Save the Date: Blair and Maggie from Squid and Beard on Vimeo.

found this save the date video on sarah cramer shields' blog.
love everything about it. job well done.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

don't let me down

i do believe these gift enclosures from hammerpress would do reba proud.
set of five with glassine envelopes.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

the eagle has landed.

here's a quick progression of the shop and how it went from a before to an after.

had an appointment in the space when there wasn't much there. my client was such a good sport.

trying to figure out the credit card terminal situation and other admin details.

my friend kathryn was enlisted to help me move a table to the new space. little did i know, she had other plans in mind. after picking up said table, we made a quick side trip to the greenwood country store (not the grocery). we came away with 4 chairs, two tables, a rug and a because sign.
me: "why do i need a because sign?"
kathryn: "because."
enough said.

three iced teas, two diet cokes and trip to blue mountain brewery for lunch later, we were ready to take our finds back to the shop albeit a little jittery and a lot over-caffeinated.

with the help of a master merchandising friend, good press went from a before to an after:


Monday, November 1, 2010

it's starting to feel like home

today was my first full day working in the new space. i wasn't open for business, but wanted to be in the space to get a feel for what worked and what didn't in actuality compared to the "vision" i've had in my head. one lesson learned: the many windows that make me love the space also provide QUITE a bit of light in the morning. blinds will be installed shortly. here are some quick shots of the space in its infancy; the "before" shots if you will. i'm still waiting on some key pieces and finishing touches but for now it's a good start.

counter/checkout area

display board and greeting card corral