Pointed Pen Place Cards | offthebeatenpress.com

I think the hardest part about running a business is staying on top of making listings & samples for the website. I get wrapped up in all the MAKING part that I don’t have time to photograph everything. I knew I needed to settle down and add some to the Etsy shop and this website

From the desk of... | offthebeatenpress.com

For Christmas last year, I made a few of these notecards for my friends. They would look great with grey or white envelopes or maybe some sunny yellow ones. I letterpressed the top of the cards with grey ink and still have that piece locked up for future use. When I finished, I lettered the

30 Days of Bible Lettering : Round 3 | offthebeatenpress.com

I have had the Instagram handle @BibleType for a few years when I wanted to start a project centered around verses and typography (shocker via the name, right?). I stumbled upon the 30 Days of Bible Lettering group and decided to join in for Round 3.  What I love about this project was that it

October Chalkboard Lettering | offthebeatenpress.com

At my full time job, I sometimes get opportunities to practice my lettering skills. A few months ago I did an lettering for an infographic that we then turned into a video. This time, I just got to draw on a chalkboard about upcoming company events! I do these from time to time, but this

Where there are Octobers | offthebeatenpress.com

I was so happy that when we visited Canada this summer, I got to see Green Gables! I hadn’t visited since I was a little kid and it was just a blessing to have a gorgeous afternoon to explore the spot of the island that inspired such a beautiful book. In that book L. M.

Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

I was really excited to work with some other local vendors for this styled shoot. It took place in August at Historic Pole Green Church in Mechanicsville. Ruie + Grace coordinated the whole thing and did a truly incredible job. When they first emailed me about the styled shoot, I knew I had to do

monday motivation: hustle | offthebeatenpress.com

Monday’s have been crazy challenging for me recently. I have a long to-do list for my small business and going in to my full time job just takes away all my energy. This morning though, my coworker asked me to letter some Monday Motivation for their instagram feed. It was nice to walk in and

be ABCs | offthebeatenpress.com

I see these kind of quotes all the time, “Be Bold,” “Be Honest,” etc. I like them a lot, but wanted to write out a list of the ones that I know I need to listen to for myself. This was a really rough sketch, kinda in a more childish lettering style, that I did.

We won't know until we get there | offthebeatenpress.com

Ever get a song stuck in you head? Always. Now, whenever I do, I practice lettering it, first on paper and then as a vector. I really like what this one says. I’m realizing I don’t know what to do about life a lot of the time, and that its okay because we’ll never know.

National Donut Day | offthebeatenpress.com

Today is national donut day! I have been working on a series of “dessert cards” which I hope to get out later this year, but as a little preview, I finished up. Here was the sketch I used to create the vector. And then the final vector on top of an image. I can’t wait