Ohio Mintie Meet Up

In January, Paige Rothhaar of cadence paige design posted in the Minted forum about an informal Mintie gathering in Worthington, Ohio – just outside of Columbus. Being from the Buckeye State myself, I was really excited to see so many fabulous Minted designers would be in attendance and decided I’d have to make it out for the event. I flew out a month later for the meetup at Igloo Letterpress and had a wonderful time learning how to use the antique presses while stealing moments to chat over some pop and snacks with the girls. It was really fun to see some familiar faces and to meet some brand new designers as well.

Allison Chapman is the owner of Igloo Letterpress in Worthington. She was wonderful to share her studio with us for a few hours. She has a number of antique letterpresses in her studio and showed us how each one worked.

The Minties in attendance worked on a design together and Allison made the plate for us in the days heading up to the workshop. Each designer created a letter to spell out “Be Inspired.”

Paige coordinated everything for the meetup. In addition to inviting everyone, booking the location and bringing delicious snacks, she also collected all of the letters and finished the layout for us. Thank you so much Paige! It was only right that she operate the press for our very first print.

The print came out awesome. We decided on a gold ink that changes color slightly, depending on how you hold the paper.

We also had the chance to create our own monogram stationery using a desktop Pilot press and antique wood type. Carrie O’Neal’s a natural!

Top row, from left: Carrie O’Neal, me, Kim Elam of k notes llc, Jenny Zemanek of Seedlings, Katie Dirksen, Wendy McClure, and Tami Bohn.

Front row, from left: Robin Ott of robin ott design, Karly DePew of Oscar & Emma, Elaine Stephenson, Kristie Kern, and Paige Rothaar of cadence paige design.

I hope to see everyone again soon!

  1. Kim Dietrich Elam

    I had such a great time! Thanks to Paige for organizing, Minted for sponsoring, and to Alison for attending and the great write-up! I really enjoyed meeting several of Ohio’s talented Mintie’s.

  2. Kim Dietrich Elam

    “Minties”…there needs to be an edit comment feature!

  3. Kim Dietrich Elam

    and big thanks to Allison at Igloo Letterpress…what a great place!

  4. Susan Asbill

    This looks like a lot of fun… I’m jealous!

  5. Sarah Curry

    Looks like you all had such a fun time!

  6. Paige

    It was so great to meet & see everyone! Good times!:)

  7. gerrie@chocomocacino

    looks so fun! *envy mode* 😀 i love the artwork a lot!