Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Whole New Milkmaid Press



Things are looking different with Milkmaid Press! I decided that I wanted to streamline the site and make everything easier, on myself and on everyone else! I changed the logo a bit, despite my love for the original illustration I did, I wanted something a little closer to my heart. And what is closer to my heart than my darling kitten? So Gracie is now representin' me in all my Milkmaid Press branding-as a kitten drinking milk-which is fitting for Milkmaid Press, and the fact that Gracie has an insatiable appetite. Look for a lot of new things this year, including the launch of a Cotton line of stationery at the same price point as Pearl! Some of the most popular letterpress designs migrated over to Cotton, including Carnival, Frontier Garden and Caribbean Palm as well as some brand new designs!

I'm going to give one lucky reader 25 FREE Thank You Cards of your choice so email me or leave comments and tell me what your favorite design is and why! Don't forget to include your name and email address.

The Winner will be announced next Wednesday.

Head on over to the site and tell me what you think!



87 comments:

Kathryn said...

Yay! It looks great!

Abby said...

My favorite is the Carnival style. It has the right mix of simple, modern, and fun!

Karen said...

As I am a huge fan of polka dots, my favorite is the American Splendor.

Your site looks fantastic!!!

chandra said...

I love many of your designs (Frontier Garden, Je T'Amie to name a couple) but my favorite that would match my wedding best is the American Splendor. Plus yellow is my favorite color...

Stephanie said...

I love chinoiserie. It looks so delicate, old-world, and modern all at the same time.

Abbie said...

Ohhh... I would do the Je T'aime Thank You in glacier. Or the American Splendor...They're all so fun, though.

Ana said...

I can't decide which one I love more... the Migration is so peaceful and beautiful, but the American Splendor is so pretty and fresh!

Hannah said...

We just received our Pearl line invites (the dragonfly design), and we are crazy about them. They are so beautiful, so precise, and I'm excited to see that you have the new cotton line as well now. We'd love to be able to thank our guests with some more of your lovely cards!

Allison said...

My current favorites are (your newest I think) Aquarelle and Kaleidoscope, with Aquarelle the leader. But they are all so lovely.

roopa said...

I think the Modern Nature is adorable, but ultimately I would have to pick the Modern Lotus - I love the color combinations and the minimally gorgeous design.

*roopa

(boldbride at gmail dot com)

carrieitly said...

Chinoiserie made my heart do a little thump-thump. I wish my whole world looked like that!

My verification word is PRESS! I hope that's a good sign!

the future mrs. smith said...

i LOVE chinoiserie. so pretty!

Allison said...

Your designs are really gorgeous! I love Kaleidoscope, but my favorite is American Splendor. I just can't get enough polka dots.

Allison L.

engaged said...

I like the yellow dots. So colorful, yet simple!

A Vasquez said...

I love the Aquarelle collection. So beautiful.

Ariana

ariana.c.vasquez at gmail.com

Palila said...

Like the site!

I also like Playful Nature- the owl is so adorable.

Jessica said...

I love frontier garden - it's got great character!

Michelle said...

I like playful nature... that little blue owl made my heart skip a beat!

Nicole-Lynn said...

You have awesome stationary! It was hard to pick my favorite, but I have to go with the Caribbean Palm design from your Cotton collection. I adore this design because it really personifies my laid back lifestyle and personality.

Sarah said...

I love the set with the silhouettes! It's such a cool trend that I'm loving right now.

Irishker said...

The new site looks fabulous! Enter me, please!
kesullivan1982 (at) gmail dot com

allicoate said...

They are all beautiful, but I am really loving Migration!

marnie said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

The Savannah looks amazing!!! My favorite by far.

Christie said...

Modern Lotus is absolutely beautiful. So chic and clean. I love it!

Jess said...

I love Woodland Snow - it just looks so clean and simple.

Lindsey Elisabeth said...

Wow! It is so hard to choose just one. I went back and forth between Migration, Carnival and American Splendor (with Je T'Amie and Chinoiserie in there too) for awhile!

Ultimately I think American Splendor would fit in beautifully with our wedding motif. It's vintage but still has enough of a contemporary edge to feel young and vibrant. BEAUTIFUL work!

Ashums said...

I like the kaleidoscope in cool blue! Wonderful colors and a unique airy design.

Kelly said...

love the carnival design! (and all the others for that matter) :)

xo
kelly

courtney said...

They look amazing! Congrats!!

JD said...

There is so much to like! I think the Savannah design is my favorite for the moment.

MaryKat said...

Oh man, it's hard to decide. I love so many, but I think the Urban Prairie is my favorite.

Katie Mac said...

When I was clicking through each design, they just kept getting better and better! But the one that really made me stop short was Kaleidoscope. The design reminded me of festive and fun fireworks-- and really, is there anything more lovely than that?

Ale said...

Playful nature is my vote! The thin lines bring out a sweet and delicate feature, highlighted by the bright colors. Bold, but not overwhelming. I love the curves of the chubby hearts too! Great collection :) :)

Jessica said...

i love the new website and all of your stationary! my favorites are kaleidoscope-- the colors remind me of the perfect sunset from trip my fiance and i took to santa fe. i also love migration because we both grew up at the beach and have missed the salty air and sounds of seagulls since moving to austin.

Jessica said...

American Splendor is my favorite! It matches my wedding colors perfectly and are great!!

Elena (Tickled Pink Knits) said...

I absolutely adore "Dragonfly" from the pearl collection because it combines beautiful botanical imagery so tastefully.

All of your designs are spectacular!

Nonaurbiz said...

I love the American Splendor collection. It's so classic yet fresh and young. The pale yellow color is absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the font and think it looks great on the thank you card.

kerri said...

It was a tough choice between Urban Prairie and Kaleidoscope, but I have to go with Urban Prairie! They are just adorable. I like them because they are so unexpected. Most people think of grey as a blase color, but I love that you are not afraid to use it! I'm actually thinking about having it the main color of my wedding. :)
I love how you gave it a sweet and vibrant twist with the vibrant yellow & the eyelet/lace look paisley flower is unexpected. It has just the right touch! It looks like something you would see in the at Anthropologie!

Love the new logo as well!

'stina said...

Congrats on the new site and logo! I'm a fan, so it's hard to pick a favorite -- but I love Modern Lotus (for its clean lines and simple grace) and Aquarelle (which is so chic and fabulous, and has such beautiful detail in the watercolors).

Alexis said...

Love the new site!! Congrats! Such a hard decision but I love polka dots so I've got to go with the American Splendor. Pink polka dots and navy font matches my wedding theme perfectly - what a nice touch this would add! So fresh and fun!

jennifer said...

Chinoiserie is by far my favorite. I love regular chinoiserie patterns but sometimes it can feel a little stuffy. The modern interpretation of it is perfect!

mismikado said...

I love the American Splendor with the soft yellow dots. Too cute and so perfect for our theme/colors :)

Sara said...

It's almost impossible to choose, there are so many stunning ones. However Je T'aime in glacier matches our wedding perfectly with the silhouette cameos.

Sara said...

I love Frontier Garden. Beautiful!

Sugar said...

I adore the Kalidescope. While I've already sent my invites, this would be a perfect way to say thank you to all of our guests!!

kim said...

i just love chinoiserie. I love all things floral, so can't get enough of that design.

Lindsey Z said...

I love the carnival ones. Bright red brings such a fun, bold vibe to a wedding!

BaltiBride said...

I love the Migration; makes me think of ending the single life and moving into the married life. . .permanently.

~kate
kszarama@gmail.com

Mary F said...

I love the flock of birds style! It conjures up images of the ocean (the birdies could be seagulls!).

jcranfill said...

Migration is awesome--so serene!

Harmony said...

I love Carnival.

Jenn said...

I love the playful nature set. The colors are so vibrant!

ColorCoated said...

The website looks great!

If I had to pick a favorite (which is a tough choice, I assure you), it would have to be Frontier Garden. I really like how you gave the stationary a vintage feel, but doesn't look dated at all. It is actually very playful :).

zoe said...

I love the Playful Nature style. It's just so whimsical and lovely! And the owl is pretty cool too. (zoeportman@gmail.com)

A.Mountain.Bride said...

a haiku

oh, kaleidoscope -
spirited! playful! and bright!
I am enchanted.

Jes P: simplyfreckles@gmail.com

Your kaleidoscope collection is SO FANTASTIC! It's exactly the energy and beautiful vibrancy we want to be surrounded with at our wedding celebration. I'm so glad Snippet & Ink sent me here :-)

Amanda said...

Our wedding will be in South Carolina, so the Caribbean Palm style would be such a cute way to thank our guests for flying out here for us!

Budoh said...

I love how you blend beautiful artwork/design with modern fonts. One of my favorite is Carnival - it immediately puts the recipient in a fun & whimsical mood.

Anna said...

These are all fabulous but the Kaleidoscope is my absolute favorite. The design is not unlike a huge bouquet of gorgeous flowers bursting in your face and reminds me of my first time in Paris when all the gardens were in bloom. So beautiful!! Also the colors are modern, tasteful and more importantly joyous - what more could I want in a thank you card?

Joy said...

American Splendor for it's pure simplicity and understated beauty. And letterpress would show off the design splendidly. Great site, great work.

carli said...

Frontier Garden is my vote for the most fantastic of all designs. Oddly enough it reminds me of the Baz Lhurman remake of Romeo and Juliett and the sinage around his Verona...the truest of all love stories! These would be perfect for my literature inspired wedding...hmmm ;)
carli.rota@gmail.com

Laurel said...

I love Jaipur, it's beautiful! Plus blue and brown are my colors. :)

Jack and Anne said...

American Splendor is simply splendid!!!

haley said...

hello hello!

i am in LOVE with the American Splendor
{ and the wording on the thank you is freaking adorable }

great job!!!

-haley d
breadofmany {at} gmail {dot} com

jepnet said...

Kaleidoscope is fantastic. The design and composition feel fresh and modern but the colors have a vintage vibe. I always gravitate towards autumnal hues, so the "warm sunshine" choice is especially appealing to me.

Christi said...

I love Carnival. I think it would look great in navy.

Emily said...

Your dragonfly collection will always be my favorite. So fresh and springy! Perfect for my garden wedding.

Julsy said...

I love the carnival design! Very fresh and fun!!

laura said...

hi kristen! my favorite is the carnival...it definitely coordinates with the invites we've already ordered, is a little bit feminine but not TOO feminine, and of course has rosewood, my favorite :)

Susan said...

Je' Tamie - is BY FAR my fave!

Eme said...

Me too - I love the Je Tamie collection so elegant

Savvy Addy said...

Carnival and Je Tamie are my favorites - although ALL of your work is splendid.

Nan said...

Fronterier garden - elegant and fun - without being over done! (Ironically - that rhymed :)

holly p said...

I love the American Splendor the most, but they are all beautiful

A said...

ooh I love Carribean Palm, it matches so beautifully with my wedding colors and I can use the thank you cards to send notes to everyone who sent presents!

Little Missy said...

I can't decide between the Urban Prarie and the Kaleidescope. Both absolutely beautiful, and would fit in with my overall design. I'm planning a fall wedding and I'm shooting for the vintage-rustic-chic look. The Kaleidescope fits my colors pretty well, but I love the design of the paisley lace on the Urban Prarie (if only in chocolate brown and cream, perhaps). All very beautiful, though.

quelleheure4 said...

I really like the Woodland Snow design. It's simple and not too fussy and has a nice earthiness.
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

Spool Design said...

I LOVE migration. Probably because I'm obsessed with birds, though. But migration is great because it is simple, clean and no-fuss.

- Alison

Kate said...

CARNIVAL!! what a great design and perfect color!
hope i win!!
kate@jetkatdesign.com

yo_yenta said...
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yo_yenta said...

I love the Folk Art Floral Paisley because it is my favorite summer color Yellow! It's also very pretty with out being too girly!
MrsMollyPitcher (at) hotmail(dot) com

miller_april said...

Carnival is amazing! Would perfect for our laid back festival inspired wedding next spring!

M&C said...

I love Cabaret and Urban Prarie. I wouldn't be able to choose!

StrawberryJamFactory said...

I love American Splendor and Carnival. Thank you for the give away!

Kathy from Charleston, SC said...

I think Keleidoscope is a breath of fresh air! It is gorgeous and modern!

Angela Lee alee980@yahoo.com said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I love love love the Magnolia cards! It fits my wedding. I am having a woodsy wedding. Also I am from Mississippi and the Magnolia is our state flower.

Noreen said...

I love the Je T'aime design. The vintage romantic feel appeals to this antique/Jane Austen lover! Gorgeous!