Thursday, February 24, 2011

Stamp of approval

Happy Thursday, peeps!

We are totally smitten with some new custom-order stampy-stamps that we have in store. You asked for them and we heard you - so without further ado, I present to you the glorious Paperwink collection!!

Custom stamps are only $28 + shipping and come in a variety of fab designs. You can also get a blue, black or red ink pad for just $6. Woo hoo!

A super sweet custom stamp paired with vintage-type stationery and a Retro 1951 pen makes for a seriously fabulous gift. Don't you agree?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

NH Chronicle story online

For those of you who follow our blog regularly, you most likely saw us on WMUR's NH Chronicle last week! We were thrilled to be chosen by Tiffany Eddy and her team as a featured story and could not have been happier with the final piece. It aired last Thursday, February 10, but only in NH and some parts of northern Massachusetts. Fortunately, it is now available for online viewing so if you missed it or want to watch it again (Mom & Dad) or want to send it to a friend or letterpress fan, you can. Click here to view the segment on the WMUR home page and here if you want to read an older post about how we met Tiffany and got on the show.

Thanks to everyone who tuned in and helped us spread the word!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The 6-word love story.

My best friend recently sent me a link to a NY Times article about the 6-word love story. And I fell in love with the concept.

Smith Magazine is the home of the original 6-word story concept. Check out the love and loss section. Aren't they the best? Some of my faves - funny, sad, sweet:

I still have every love letter.

Father was farmer. Solely harvested love.

Wounded heart healed by good man.

Kiss me you fool, I'm hot.

Summing up your love, loss or lust in 6 words - what a challenge eh? Can you do it?

I did:

Long legs. Smushy face. Doggy breath.

Monday, February 14, 2011

There's still time for LOVE!

Hi friends! Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you're all having a lovely, love-filled, love-full start to the day.

For those of you, ahem, last minute pals, don't worry - we've got plenty of romantic cards, sweet gifts and darling wrapping to help you put together that perfect little something for your Valentine. A few ideas to get your wheels turning:

Cards (because a hand-written love note or, better, yet, love letter folded into a note is the BEST gift of all time. Hands down.)

Gifts (to show your sweetie how much you care):

Adorable and sweet art prints from Rifle Paper Co. and Freya.

Lovebird sculpture from Enormous Champion!

EmersonMade. Need I say more?
Super sweet mugs (Rob Ryan and Pantone!)

SeaBags. The ultimate long-lasting token of your affection.

An heirloom recipe box with letterpress recipe cards from Rifle Paper Co. Definitely a recipe for romance.

(all photos courtesy of each manufacturer.)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Watch Gus & Ruby Letterpress on NH Chronicle!!

Sorry for the repeat messages here, but just a little reminder to watch (or record) our appearance on the fabulous New Hampshire Chronicle TV show on Thursday, February 10th at 7:30PM on WMUR (channel 9).

We're so super excited and hope you'll tune in!

Monday, February 7, 2011

LOVE is in the air...

Hello, February!

How is it that January is already over? And how is it that so much snow could fall from the sky in one month? It's pretty outrageous... don't you think?

Since we're now a week into February, we thought it would be good to take this opportunity and remind you that Valentines Day is just around the corner (February 14: a week from today, to be exact). Our card wall is filled with sweet (and sassy!) greetings for all of the loved ones on your list, and in case you haven't stopped by lately to see them all, here's a little roundup of our favorites:

How are you going to choose just one? Swing by the shop soon though, because these cards are flying off the wall! Literally, they can fly. These are superhero Valentines.

See you soon love buggers! Have a happy Monday and enjoy this winter wonderland (more snow on the way tonight)!

We love you, we love you, we doooooo...
The Gang at G&R

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Designer Spotlight: Gilah Press & Design

Hello friends! Happy snowy Wednesday! Well, at least it's snowy here. Is it snowy there?

I'm so super excited to introduce our newest wedding invitation album:
Gilah Press & Design.

This fabulous new album is chock-a-block full of simply stunning letterpress designs. From simple and elegant to creative and contemporary, there is something for everyone in this album. And, great news, the album is priced using packaged suites as a way to keep costs down. Invitation suite packages start as low as $975 - and that's for beautifully printed letterpress loveliness (invitation, reply card and envelopes)! Can you believe it?? As with all of our fabulous design partners, the Gilah team is happy to customize and work with our clients to bring any vision to life. We're so happy to be working with them and have already sent orders from this beautiful book.

Check out a few of the many gorgeous designs below and call or email us today to set up an appointment to come see the album for yourself!

(All photos courtesy of Gilah Press & Design)