The New Look of Rock n Roll Bride Plus 6 Awesome Printing Resources

Nubby Twiglet | The New Look of Rock n Roll Bride

Today, my friend Kat’s alternative wedding publication, Rock n Roll Bride Magazine hits newsstands across the UK and if you’re located somewhere else in the world, you can order it here.

When your friends do awesome things, lift them up and celebrate their accomplishments! I know how hard Kat worked on this project because my design studio Branch spent most of the summer collaborating on both her new branding and magazine design. These are some peeks at the outcome!

Nubby Twiglet | The New Look of Rock n Roll Bride

I know that many of you are either branding new businesses or going through a rebrand yourself and with that comes the need for promotional materials. While Kat’s magazine was sent off to a professional printer, I use a lot of print on demand companies for projects and wanted to share some businesses I’ve had great results with to get you started.

Nubby Twiglet | The New Look of Rock n Roll Bride

1. Moo

Moo is by far my most-used printing resource. I’m constantly ordering business cards, stickers and flyers for clients and the Luxe line is especially awesome. The paper stock is extra thick and you can even get different colored edges on many of the products. While the quality of their offerings speak for themselves, what really elevates Moo above the rest is their fantastic customer service. I’ve had my share of customer misprints and they fix them every single time, free of charge. Pretty amazing.

2. Overnight Prints

When I need postcards fast, I rely on this company. Their prices are the best around and they can get you what you need very quickly. I’ve been a customer for 10 years now and while I don’t use them for more premium print jobs, they are a great solution for one-time events or when a generous print budget just isn’t an option.

3. Magcloud

I use Magcloud all the time. They are the best around for print on demand items like workbooks, look books and posters. Even better, they offer a bulk discount when you order 20 of the same item. I’ve ordered from them a few dozen times when we need Blogcademy workbooks and every single time, they’ve arrived on time and perfectly printed. Even better, they ship worldwide and provide immediate tracking numbers for peace of mind.

Nubby Twiglet | The New Look of Rock n Roll Bride

4. UPrinting

UPrinting is great when you have a specialty piece in mind. They can do tons of die-cut items including business cards and hangtags. I recently ordered square business cards through them for Branch and the quality is really good.

5. Blurb

If you’re self-publishing or doing a print-on-demand book, Blurb has beautiful pre-made templates and even better, hooks in directly with Amazon to help you get your book in front of an oniline audience quickly and easily. The quality of their printing is great and you can produce anything from trade paperbacks to coffee table books.

6. Artifact Uprising

This is a VSCO owned company so naturally the design of the site and examples of what they offer are top notch. If you’re interested in producing keepsake-worthy fine art prints and photo books, this is your place. I use them to produce square Instagram prints.

Nubby Twiglet | The New Look of Rock n Roll Bride

I hope these resources help you print your new collateral with style and ease!

Link Love: 9.2.15

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Walter Spina Design

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Blogcademy Live: Last Chance To Join Us In Person!

Nubby Twiglet | Blogcademy Live: Last Chance To Join Us In Person!

I hope your week has been treating you well so far! I just wanted to stop in with a little reminder that our last ever U.S. Blogademy Live dates are happening really soon. If you’ve been on the fence about going, I don’t want you to miss out — we have just two seats left in each!

The dates are:

September 12th and 13th, 2015
Suite A

September 19th and 20th, 2015
Aloft NYC

Nubby Twiglet | Blogcademy Live: Last Chance To Join Us In Person!

If you want to spend the weekend learning all about blogging, social media, branding and of course, how to take a great still life photo (my favorite segment!), this is your last chance to do it in person.

Hope to see you there!

Out & About #11: Darling Distraction


It’s official: my new favorite store in Portland is Darling Distraction. It’s a palm leaf wallpapered mecca of cool girl trinkets and I’m warning you now, it’s impossible to walk out empty-handed. I’d been stalking this shop for a few months on Instagram (thanks to a tip-off from my friend Kat!) and it was love at first sight.

Nubby Twiglet | Out & About #11: Darling Distraction



Nubby Twiglet | Out & About #11: Darling Distraction

Whether you’re in need of brightly patterned gift wrap, a card with just the right amount of kitsch or a vintage flamingo figurine (because everyone needs one of those, right?), this is your place. The shop owner, Katrina has a knack for picking out the most enticing goodies and hey, I love anyone who welcomes Rocky with open arms!

If your mouth is watering and your debit card is burning a hole in your pocket but you don’t live in Portland, the good news is that Darling Distraction has a tightly curated online shop as well. Here are some of my picks:

Nubby Twiglet | Out & About #11: Darling Distraction

Sources: 1. rorshach notebooks, 2. vintage deer, 3. love matchbox, 4. flamingo, 5. bad girls throughout history postcards, 6. Bahama iPhone case, 7. xoxo card, 8. mini garland pompom and 9. birch floral card.

It’s cool to see so many new independent retailers popping up in Portland and I’m so glad that Darling Distraction has brought a big dose of fun to town!

Featured: Darling Distraction.
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The Week In Pictures: 8.28.15

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures: 8.28.15

I hope you had a great week! We’ve been having an extra hot, long summer here in Portland so I’ve been escaping from the office to visit food carts and walk around a bunch of different neighborhoods. It’s always awesome to rediscover the place you call home and it’s my last hurrah of the season before heading to San Francisco, Orlando and New York in a little over a week.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures: 8.28.15

These are some things I’m loving at the moment including new treasures from Darling Disctraction — more on this brilliant little store soon!

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures: 8.28.15

In between summer explorations, I spent a lot of time here kicking off the next issue of Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. It’s funny how that works — the issue we just wrapped isn’t even on newsstands yet but we’re already onto the next. Publishing is relentless but it also provides some of the most creative design opportunities. I’m one of those people who gets bored always doing the same thing so I’m welcoming the three-way split between branding, web design and editorial these days.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures: 8.28.15

I’m still loving the new Branch business cards! Some of you have asked where to get square cards from and does a great job. These are the 3 x 3 inch size.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures: 8.28.15

Never, ever enough cacti!

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures: 8.28.15

Chubs, is that you? Haha. I love how whenever anyone spots something squirrel related, they send it my way! So cute.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures: 8.28.15

Have a great weekend, friends! Also, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your kind words on my 8th blogging anniversary post. It’s been a long road with plenty of bumps but I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s been so awesome getting to know all of you over the years. Here’s to many more! xo

Latest & Greatest #32: Palm Print

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Print

My obsession with palm print everything started during my first visit to Palm Springs in 2012. The town knew what it took to elevate a simple vacation into something special. It now holds a very special place in my heart and Joey and I are on our way back in a few weeks to renew our wedding vows!

Nothing screams vacation and relaxation like a good palm print — and there’s bound to be some wallpaper inspired by the likes of the Beverly Hills Hotel and Indochine in my future Palm Springs pad.

If you’re in the market for a palm fix of your own, these are some of my top picks — there’s a ton of variety out there to get that classic tropical vibe that’s so popular right now.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Print

Sources: 1. For Love and Lemons dress, 2. Atlantic Ocean tote, 3. Billabong rash guard, 4. JUCO photo, 5. C.R. Laine chair, 6. Rhythmic Palms room and 7. Elena photo.

I wore: Billabong rash guard, Zara skirt (old) and Marc Jacobs sneaker wedges (old).
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Link Love: 8.27.15

Nubby Twiglet | Twin Mag

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