Friday, November 30

Welcoming Gavin

He may be just a few months old but I'm pretty sure from knowing his parents he's going to be a little surfer.
I was beyond excited to work with them to create a little surfer announcement.
The announcements are making their way to California as we speak.
Here's a sneak peek of the back.

More to come soon.


Thursday, November 8

Secondhand Hounds 2013 Calendar





I'm very excited to announce the sneak peek of the 2013 Secondhand Hounds Calendar.
Secondhand Hounds is a Minneapolis based non-profit rescue. They give and have given so many animals a second chance at life, to know love, and a warm place to call home.
I've had the pleasure of working with them in the past on their annual Cruise for Canines event.
I'm thrilled to be working with them again.


Not only do you get to have adorable animals to stare at all year, there are great offers from local Minneapolis business included.
All proceeds from the calendar go toward SHH animals. 
Each calendar is $20 + shipping.
Pre-Orders for the calendar are available through Secondhand Hounds here.
Photography by Karin Newstrom.

Thursday, October 25

WARM FUZZIES

It's a cold rainy and slightly snowy day here in Minneapolis.
It's not unusual for this time of the year.  The leaves are falling and November is just around the corner.
Before we know it, we'll be in full blown winter mode.

On cold blustery days when I want to hide in a comforter on the couch with the dogs, it's always nice to click on a link on a friend's Facebook post and find something heart warming and delightful.
This very thing happened today.
And what was a lucky enough to find behind the link?  A circle of photographers writing letters to their daughters once a month on the 25th.  Letters that one day their daughters will see how much they're treasured.  Letters that share memories, hopes, dreams and insights into their precious little girls and some BEAUTIFUL photography.
Each one of these posts has tugged at my heart strings.  Not just cause I'm a sucker for these kinds of things, but it makes me think about what my mom was thinking as she was raising me.  The hopes, dreams, and love that she had for this little girl she called her daughter.
It also speaks to me on a different level.  The level of hope of one day being a mother myself.  That time hasn't come yet and most likely won't for a while.  More on that maybe one day!

Hopefully, you enjoy the letters.  Each letter contains a link to the next letter.
I started with a link to a local photographer here in Minneapolis called Olive Avenue.
http://oliveavenuephotography.com/blog/letter-to-our-daughters-october-2012/


BEST,

Megan, Maker of Rad

Monday, October 1

Introducing Bennett




I had the pleasure of working with a former roommate of mine on her newest addition's birth announcements.  She has 2 other adorable little ones and this little big guy raps up their family of 5.

Sunday, August 12

Amanda + Brian Wedding Invite

Just a little taste.
Amanda and Brian's Wedding Invites arrived with beautiful hand calligraphy envelopes and wrapped in delicate tissue topped with a bow.
I would expect nothing less than a decadently put together final package from Amanda.

Designed by Megan Rademacher of Maker of Rad.
Letterpress by Rex Mills in Minneapolis, MN.

Friday, August 10

Amanda + Aaron's Wedding Invites

They have arrived.

Amanda and Aaron's Wedding Invites that I designed and pressed just arrived.

Amanda added the "Please join Us" tag, raffia bow to the invite, and twine around the entire package to tie it all together.

A full shoot of the invitation, RSVP and info card coming soon.

Thanks to Amanda and Aaron for letting me be apart of their special union.

Tuesday, July 17

Cruise for Canines

I have a serious passion for animals.  It's always been there.  When I was a little kid, I always wanted more 4 legged friends. I constantly asked my mom for another cat or when we could get a dog. I even "volunenteered" at the local Animal Human Society.  I would leave the animal shelter bawling my eyes out because I could take them home.

Now, I do want I can.  I know I can give them all forever homes.  So, I volunteer where and when I can to help them find a foster or forever homes.  If you're my friend on Facebook, you've seen my posts about animals in need of a rescue or home.  (My apologies to my FB friends for bombarding you with them.) I just think that every single one of them should have a forever home.

I've recently started doing some volunteer work with Secondhand Hounds.  They're a foster based rescue in Minneapolis that help all sorts of animals.

Recently, I teamed up with Elana, their Fundraising Director, to promote their 3rd Annual Silent Auction. 
You can purchase tickets for the event at the Secondhand Hounds site.
Go out, enjoy a good time, support a great organization and animals getting their forever homes.

Feel free to grab the badge below and help promote a great cause. (Please give credit where credit is due.) 





Cheers!

Friday, June 22

HAPPY FRIDAY

Next week, we go to print with the first round of invitation packages.
I'll be taking photos and getting some stuff together of them being pressed over at Rex Mills in Minneapolis.

Look for something in the coming weeks with Abby from Every Day with Hazel Mae. 
If you haven't check out her blog, you should!


Here's a few videos to get you through to the weekend.

It's an adorable fluffy kitten.

Who doesn't love to seeing Senior Choirs singing a little Nelly - Hot in Here?  By Senior, I mean 60+.

Dog confused by other "talking" dog.

Wimp as all sorts of videos to preoccupy yourself with if those don't do it!

New projects and all sort of stuff coming up next week.  So excited!  I can't wait to share!


Wednesday, June 13

Grab a Button

In case you didn't notice, now you can grab my button. For my blog that is.
Just look on the right and slightly down.
Copy the code and add it as HTML in a gadget or what have you on yours!

Thanks for your support!


Friday, June 1

Freshly Pressed

For the past 4 weeks, I been taking a Letterpress class an Minnesota Center for Book Arts.  This whole class was focused on learning to make and print with Polymer plates.
It's been a quick 4 weeks.  I've learned SO much.
I can't even begin to explain how my love affair with Letterpress has grown.
I have so many ideas of what to do next.  I don't know what to do first. 

Here's what I've been printing.

Week 1 & 2 - Print Diamonds
The first part of this print I forgot to take pictures.  It's a simple diamond shape printed in a teal.

I created a scratch negative for the second color of the print.  Experimenting with lines and movement.


Here is the Finished Product.


These were cut in half, scored and folded. 


Week 3 

CB showing me how to set up my plate and paper for the first color. 


First color down. 




Week 4 - Second color and The Final Product 



Final size of paper 4" x 5".
Printed on Crane Lettra Pearl. 


The video below is of my class print partner, Kristilyn, doing the first color of her Chevron print.  The second part was a blind emboss.



I can't wait to go out and print more!

Want one of the "Love Me Because" Prints?
Have something you want to letterpress?  Contact me

Oh, and if you can't get a hold of me on Tuesdays, it cause I'm printing.  
Happy Friday! 

All images and videos Copyright Megan Rademacher 2012. 

Challenge Accepted

Starting June 1st, I will be creating or being creative every day. 
"Don't you do that anyway?", you say.
Well, yes and no.
Sometimes, even I, don't want to be "creative" every day.  I want to take the easy route and make stuff I know I can make.
But here I am challenging myself to be creative.  Some days will be easier than others but none the less 30 days of being creative.
I'll be posting my daily #30DoC via Facebook, Twitter, and most likely my Instagram.

Follow along and join in.
You can check out all the other 30DoC's by following @createstuff on Twitter, Pinterest and their site

Friday, May 11

Shine On!


Friday Fun.
Making patterns - Shine On!

Cheers,

Megan
Maker of Rad

AMANDA + BRIAN'S SAVE THE DATE'S



Where to begin!  I have the very exciting privilege of designing one of my best lady friend's Save the Date announcements.  Her and her fiance are going to be tying the knot at the beginning of October.  I can remember the first time she told me all about Brian.  I knew there was something special going on!  I feel so honored to be not only in the wedding, but designing part of the wedding. 

Save the Date Front and Back

4" x 6" Save the Date Postcards in Driftwood and Cream with Vellum Envelopes



Cheers,

Megan
Maker of Rad




Tuesday, May 1

MAY DAY

Happy May Day!
It's the 1st of May.
Check out new photos and a very special sneak peek of a very special wedding collection over on Maker of Rad - Facebook.
Who's could it be?  You will see.



Thursday, March 29

The Golden Year





As I turn the ripe age of 29, I'm celebrating my Golden Birthday.

I've waited 29 years for this.  Here's to not just a Golden Birthday but a Golden Year.

Cheers!

Monday, March 12

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Over the last little while, I've been working on a Birth Announcement series.
The full customizable series with interchangeable colors will be available soon to purchase.
I've had the pleasure of working with Jana, Phil and their new little one - Kaia as a part of my series.
Here's a sneak peak of what's coming.



PHOTO: AMANDA NICHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY





















All Rights Reserved Megan Rademacher 2012

Friday, February 17

WHO RESCUED WHO

It's no secret, I'm a HUGE animal lover. 

I used to convince my mom to take me down the street to the Humane Society.  I would beg and plead to take home at least one kitty and one dog.  I want to give all the animals a forever home.  Unfortunately, we couldn't take any of them home. I would leave the Animal Humane Society crying my eyes out and my mom reassuring me they would find homes. I just wanted to help and I couldn't. 
To this day, I wish I could help every single one. Big or small. Furry or furless.  Old or young.
Both of my dogs are rescues and I couldn't imagine my life without them. 
They're what I look forward to at the end of a day.  I know that no matter what kind of day I've had, they'll always be SUPER excited to see me.  They've been there with me on my sunniest days and my darkest hours - Ready to give their love. 
I've been working on a print over the last while using a saying that makes/made me nearly burst into tears the few times I've come across it.
Not only turn it into a print, but something to go toward animals in need.  I might not have a ton of money or resources or time to donate but I do what I can. 
All proceeds from these prints will go to a rescue organization or an animal in need.

All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2012 Megan Rademacher

All Rights Reserved.  Copyright 2012 Megan Rademacher

Each print is 5" x 7" 
You can purchase the print here.
If you're interested in a large size print, please email me. 

Happy Friday!

Sunday, February 12

PATTERNS

Spend a little time this weekend making some new patterns for backgrounds or what have you.
One with a little Valentine's theme thrown in.




Copyright 2012 Megan Rademacher

Copyright 2012 Megan Rademacher
Copyright 2012 Megan Rademacher



You're free you use these. 
If you grab theses, please give credit where credit is due.

Cheers!

Thursday, January 19

"Moving Forward"



Head injuries can happen to anyone.  Preventing them can be as easy as strapping a helmet to your dome. My number one fear when riding is that I'm going to go off something wrong and hit my head and not wake up.  I couldn't imagine a life where I couldn't shred.

Thank you, Danny, for sharing your amazing journey back to the snow.
I wish you all the best.


Protect your head, get a helmet!


Wednesday, January 18

BANGARANG


BANGARANG!


This video is full of little gems.  Love it!
Not to mention this is one of my favorite songs off of Doomtree's latest record "No Kings."
If you don't have it yet, go out and get it! 

Tuesday, January 3

RUSTY RIDE


Copyright 2011 Megan Rademacher

I had the pleasure of working with Minnesota Off Road Cyclist on a logo for their new event.
Sounds like it's going to be a great event!
Check out their Facebook page for more info on the event. https://www.facebook.com/RustyRide