This is the beginning of my husband’s long anticipated birthday canoe trip. I shot this with my Iphone, it’s the only shot I got as shortly after this was taken, we were heading fast to the middle of the lake instead of staying toward the outer banks (as suggested), this guys wife accidentally tipped the canoe over. She was dressed in what she assumed was a proper canoeing outfit–cute straw hat to ward off evil UV rays on her delicate visage, a navy and white striped shirt, chambray shorts, her new leather sandals and her ever present aviator sunglasses. For the record, not the best outfit to wear for a first time ‘canoe-er.’ Dripping wet to the core and the Iphone nowhere in sight she slumped out of the lake. In her defense the wind was at full throttle which wouldn’t have made for a relaxing canoe trip anyway. We opted on trying the canoeing another day. The husband was duly disappointed, but the hero that he is, he found the wifey’s Iphone and saved the day. To make up for the loss the wifey suggested berry picking, because as everyone knows picking berries is as relaxing and as exhilarating as floating on a canoe in the middle of an idyllic setting. The husband, always one to try to be agreeable quickly chirped, “Awesome, I’ve always wanted to do manual labor on my birthday.” So off to pick berries they went.
In typical husband fashion, he took to picking berries like it was an Olympic sport. It’s obvious that he was a natural at berry picking, how was it obvious? The picking bounty came to roughly 7 pounds. Wifey had no idea what she would ever be able to do with 7 pounds of strawberries, but it was an experience indeed. To be continued…
I have finally
taken almost all of my maniacal sketches I created these past couple months and turned them into artwork for some new custom stationery stamps for the shop
. I am really excited to show you how you can incorporate these into your wedding, personal / family stationery or general gift giving. I never ever
put anything in the shop without making an actual live sample prior, I am all
about quality control and I like to be confident that my designs can translate well and make a proper impression. The thing is, I have about 8 billion stamps with my and my husbands names or initials emblazoned on them; I need to branch out–that is where you come in! This is but a small sampling of some of the new designs I have to make samples for so I am going to need to find a lot
of names, dates, friends/family names, etc. There is a catch, (tiny one mind you), if you win I am going to need to test and photograph your stamp prior to it’s arrival to you, so if you are getting married this weekend and need to win your custom stamp like yesterday
, it’s not going to happen. That being said if you get married this weekend (congrats!) you can still use these on your thank you stationery. If you have been married for 20 years or know someone that has, this makes a mighty sweet gift. Heck, you can adjust this to be for you and only you the possibilities are endless!
To enter to win:
- In the comments leave your name/names and dates you would like on your stamp
- Tell me how you’d like to use the stamp -OR- be willing to photograph your stamp in a project.
- I’m not asking you to BUT if you were so inclined feel free to Tweet, Pin and/or Facebook this giveaway (sharing is caring).
That’s it! Easy peasy I need to get these samples going so start spreading the word so I can have lots & lots of names to choose from! I will contact winners everyday until contest close on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. And of course this contest is open WORLD wide, good luck!
I just adore all the dog photos by Sibling Rivalarie, Angus above is my fave (no, not just because he is a Frenchie). I love his little Elvis snarl he has going on. I don’t know where they photograph all these pups but they have a charming little studio with all the worn antique furniture and flamboyant wallpaper, it’s a completely unexpected backdrop for these fur babies. This shot makes me want to go thirfting stat.