Please allow me to introduce myself

Did you just read that with Mick Jagger’s voice too?  The phrase has been stuck on repeat in my head all day as I thought about writing this post.

First off, I want to say a huge “Thank You!” for visiting!!!! Whether you’ve made your way here through my website, my blog, facebook, other social media or just plain ol’ word of mouth, I’m so happy to have you here with me in my new little home on the internet.

Ink & Thistle Press is not a new business, but we have been on an operational hiatus for a couple of years due to the quirky and seemingly insurmountable logistics of operating a letterpress business from our current home in Guam. I’ve been able to take the time, work with a phenomenal business mentor, and really put together a plan for what I want the future of Ink & Thistle Press to look like.

*totally doing a happy dance in my chair and trying really hard not to giggle, use words like”squeeee!” or use emoticons right now, because I am that excited about my plans for my business and words are failing me…

I’ve been designing away, taking photos and building a website that will launch as soon as we are back and settled stateside (springtime!). I have sooo much in store!!! In the mean time I’ll be building up and refining all my social media outlets, starting right here; I’m super excited to get this blog going.  All of the behind the scenes “stuff” can tend to feel a bit theoretical and not so much like it’s ever really going to happen, so actually putting my first post up makes it all seem very very real and just a teeny bit scary.

Take a look at my About Me Page if you want to get to know me better. I’m looking forward to meeting and chatting with others in this field, brides (& grooms, of course), friends and whoever else finds this blog. Please feel free to comment… I’m completely open to advice, flattery, questions, and good ways to get songs out of your head.


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The question isn't who's going to let me, it's who's going to stop me. - Ayn Rand via Ink & Thistle Press


  • Reply Jaclyn 22 November 2015 at 1:44am

    I admire you for stepping out of your comfort zone and hustling to make your own business! Congrats! I love that quote – and, really, who is going to stop you?!

    • Reply Jamie Garrison 23 November 2015 at 10:47am

      Thank you, I really appreciate the sentiment. It is a difficult thing to do, but exhilarating at the same time.
      This quote is on my screensaver so I can encourage myself whenever I see it. In all honesty, the answer to that question is usually “me” and that’s one of the biggest hurdles to overcome in this adventure of running a business.

  • Reply Michelle Thomas 22 November 2015 at 2:11am

    Welcome! I am excited to check out more of your design work!

    • Reply Jamie Garrison 23 November 2015 at 10:48am

      Why thank you! I’m excited to share it… soon.

  • Reply logancan 22 November 2015 at 4:21am

    Your website looks great! Welcome to blogging! I hope your new business does well!

  • Reply Erin Smith 22 November 2015 at 6:43am

    Your site looks great! Welcome to the world of blogging! I have a half lab half pit bull, and she is the sweetest! 🙂

    • Reply Jamie Garrison 23 November 2015 at 10:51am

      Thank you! Our older dog is part lab, part pit (we think, she was a rescue). Such a lover! I was always afraid of dogs and she showed me the light.

  • Reply Stacey 22 November 2015 at 1:15pm

    Love the look of your blog! Wishing you all the best on your new venture!

  • Reply Debra 22 November 2015 at 1:28pm

    It is look great! Welcome to blogging!

  • Reply Yona Williams 22 November 2015 at 9:22pm

    Oh cool that you are in Guam. I’ve always wanted to travel there because there is a small place (village?) called Yona in Guam and I thought it would be cool to visit somewhere that shared my name. Anyways, sounds like exciting things are in the mix from you – looking forward to connecting more.

    • Reply Jamie Garrison 23 November 2015 at 10:44am

      how funny! There is a village called Yona (though it’s pronounced jona… is that how you pronounce your name too?). It’s on the northeast side of the island where there aren’t many beaches, but there are some incredibly beautiful cliffline views.
      Thanks for the visit and the comment!

  • Reply Kids Are A Trip 23 November 2015 at 2:39am

    Good luck with your new adventure. The site looks fabulous!

  • Reply WholeFoodBellies 23 November 2015 at 3:11am

    Yay, congrats on the new site – looks great! Best of luck 🙂

  • Reply winifredjac 23 November 2015 at 8:37am

    Your blog looks great! Congrats on starting it.

    • Reply Jamie Garrison 23 November 2015 at 10:54am

      Thank you! it feels like such a huge step…

  • Reply Michelle Stewart 26 November 2015 at 4:46am

    Great looking Blog! Congrats!

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