Sunday, March 10, 2013


Why, why, why Rebrand? This is a question we have been asking ourselves over the past year here at CabinPress Studio, it seems longer because so much has been going on "behind the presses". Mom is finding out that Rebranding a business is not something she should take lightly. There is a lot of thought, planning, hard work and of course finances to pull off a good rebrand. A rebrand can be an evolution or a full revolution – most of the worlds best brands have undergone some form of rebranding over the years. The upshot is that when done correctly it can greatly enhance a businesses profile, increase sales and generate new interest in the company. So, my days are spent in the Studio just pondering + thinking about what the next few months will hold in store. The process has begun!
What are some of your favorite Brands?

Sunday, March 3, 2013


We have been really busy around the Studio and Mom is involved in a huge re-branding of CabinPress Studio. Here is the start of what is in store for everyone that has followed us and been involved with our little Letterpress Studio over the years. Enjoy what you see and keep an eye out for a new logo + website in the next several months. Besides having springtime just around the corner, it is an exciting time here and I wanted to thank everyone for all your purchases of our Bespoke Letterpress goodies! Are you excited for spring as much as we are?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Vintage {Love}

Had to put in the fire plug for Dad!
I do love typewriters... I really do + of course I love type, did you notice today's post is in Courier, in memory of the typewriter.
It does not happen often, actually, it never happens anymore, I always loved receiving mail typed on a lovely typewriter.  I love how the typos make it look like someone really typed it... not just a machine auto-correcting your spelling as you go.  I love how once you think something and type those keys it is on the page for all to see. I remember all the government forms I had to do over my career that had errors on them, yes me with errors! You can't edit once you have written - you can only go back and xxxxxx over the words you do not want, leaving obvious scars on your work. Then there was "white out" "yellow out" and even "pink out" for all the carbon sheets. Wow, what a trip down memory lane. I do love typewriters still.
How about you? If you still use one please send us a letter, we love
seeing XXXXX's and you could even add some OOOOO's. Tail wags + Happy Valentine's Day to all.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day Love {bug} -- A Tutorial

Now that it is February I can safely put up my AirHead's Valentine Day contest entry! I happen to read about the contest on the Alt Summit blog that I faithfully check in on, each and every day --- dreaming that someday I could attend. These Love {bugs} are my entry. It is amazing what you can do with AirHeads candy if you are into crafting. I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did and sharing them + popping them in your mouth too, yummy!! Oh, you can even make them into a pin or magnet and save them all year long to make you smile. Tuck some in your house plants for a spot of Colour!
You can check out (and vote!) for my entry on the AirHead's Facebook page!

The Love {bugs} captured to be given to your Valentine
I used the Cherry AirHeads for the body and the White Mystery for the eyes
One strip can make 10 Love {bugs}. Wash hands. Cut strip into 10 slices. Put 1 slice on parchment paper and microwave for approx. 5 seconds
You can either push softened AirHead piece into a small spoon and put in freezer for approx 5 minutes, or you can roll the softened AirHead piece in between your hands to make a round little ball, make extra to pop into your mouth!
shape body. use edible ink pen for steps 6 and 7. make tiny round balls with the White Mystery AirHead bar, you will            have plenty. your Love {bug} is done. I drew some Mason Jars in Adobe Illustrator and printed them out on Kraft                heavy 81/2" x 11" paper and then cut them out.
use a small piece of White Mystery AirHead candy to stick the Love {bug} in the jar & ENJOY!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bad Hair Day.

With the change of season here the wind is out of control today! Don't you just hate it when everything is flying around and you have to be careful not to be hit with lawn furniture or a trash can, or worse yet sticks in your hair.

As we head out to the Studio to work on some big printing projects we just smile and are glad it is an indoor type of day! Enjoy your day too. Dad took these photos during our Alpaca Ranch visit last month.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012



Old-fashioned, outdated or obsolete. WOW, I never thought what I do is obsolete! So many         folks ask me about the ages of my Printing Presses so I thought I would introduce you to the           "pretty production princess" of CabinPress Studio. I would like you to meet my Old-fashioned      printing press, Sequoia. She is a beauty indeed, an Old Style Chandler & Price, circa 1884.           She came to us from California, hence the name. D + friends now are "experienced" movers            and I would highly recommend the group for any 1500 pound moving jobs in your future!
If you look close you can see my Periodic Table of Typefaces ... more on that disaster later!

Monday, October 1, 2012

twenty SEVEN year itch.

27 years ago, my life changed. Surrounded by of our closest friends and family, I walked into the Cabin to marry my best friend on a {heavy} snow filled Autumn day in the mountains. One of the few things I remember in that moment was realizing the time was right. After dating for two years, spending thousands in phone bills {cell phones --- what the heck were those, we made our calls on a rotary phone!!!}, driving miles + miles, to + from Grand Canyon National Park, we were ready to become each others counterbalance. Twenty Seven years into my marriage, I'm itching. Itching to get closer to Doug!

If I knew then what I know now, I'd sprint into his arms and shout I DO because the last twenty seven years have been made of the stuff dreams are made of. Sort of like a glitter covered chocolate bar, only better!
Doug, I love you. Thank you for being the better part of me. Happy Anniversary!