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The Maker’s Grant

3 Apr

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 11.53.55 AMThe best online marketplace for handmade, Etsy, partnered up with an innovative social network, Ten Thousand Coffees, to graciously award a Maker $5,000 to fund their creative business, product, or idea. I was beyond giddy this week when I found out that Nature’s My Friend was short-listed into the top 20 for the Maker’s Grant! If I was lucky enough to win, this money would help me finally outfit the studio with an etching press! All I need now to make this dream a reality, is a little help from you my friends. I need you to vote for my project; all you need is an e-mail address or a facebook account and you only need to vote once.



Currently I’m in 3rd place but I need YOUR VOTE to make it to #1!!! VOTING ENDS APRIL 6TH SO PLEASE VOTE NOW!

new stationery & print giveaway

26 Jan

stationeryblog1Happy Sunday friends. I am an excited girl this morning, as I get to finally publish my new stationery line! All of the designs are my own original illustrations or hand-pulled prints. Available are gorgeous, glossy, thick card-stock postcards as well as colourful, matte, half-fold greeting cards printed on sturdy Forest Stewardship Council certified paper. Each comes with it’s own hand-stamped kraft brown envelope made from 100% post-consumer waste. stationeryblog3They are perfect for writing a thoughtful note, sending as a snail mail surprise to a friend, pinning up like a mini-poster on the wall or framing as a small work of art! I have over 20 designs for you to choose from, and have plenty of bundle pack options if you’d like to own more than one! Below are links to each specific listing but if you want to jut see the whole stationery section and browse it yourself, click here. stationeryblog2To celebrate the launch, I am doing an awesome giveaway: anyone who makes a purchase in the next week will automatically be entered to win the limited edition hand-pulled print (seen below) with free shipping and all! Who doesn’t love owls and handmade deliciousness? To learn more about this print, the hand carved block and the printing process, read this blog post about its creation! barnowlprintAs an extra little incentive to encourage you to scoop up some of the new stationery, I’ve created a coupon: save 15% by entering “SENDMOREMAIL” at the checkout. The coupon will be valid until February 1st at midnight, the same duration as the print giveaway! Good luck in the giveaway and have fun in the shop. Below are the direct links to all of the stationery available in my shop, if you want to get straight to the specific goods you like.

▻ 1 tree swallow : http://etsy.me/1eL8MZS
▻ 2 raven “croak” : http://etsy.me/1hUUkj2
▻ 3 pair or paws : http://etsy.me/1fbLdtV
▻ 4 wolf “howl” : http://etsy.me/1jJDYuh
▻ 5 blackbird and poem : http://etsy.me/1dBbnBy
▻ 6 animal kingdom (bear) : http://etsy.me/1juqZyS
▻ 7 elk and cardinals : http://etsy.me/1dWIaXR
▻ 8 horned owl “screech” : http://etsy.me/KQmmA9
▻ 9 caribou and bluebirds : http://etsy.me/1l8svsi
▻ 10 animal kingdom (lion) : http://etsy.me/1dCTfqU
▻ 11 paw and hand : http://etsy.me/1htfX9l
▻ 12 wolf and moon : http://etsy.me/1dWIaXR
▻ 13 silver fox : http://etsy.me/1ejzuWi
▻ 14 red fox “bark” : http://etsy.me/1huEXgq
▻ 15 horned owl (purple) : http://etsy.me/1eLf8br

▻ get 3 for $13 or get 5 for $20 here: http://etsy.me/1dBaFEh
▻ get 10 for $35 here: http://etsy.me/KUwacV
▻ get all 15 for $45 here: http://etsy.me/1hxc2sd

▻ 1 pair of rabbits : http://etsy.me/1e5JKFb
▻ 2 pair of deer : http://etsy.me/1jQkIeJ
▻ 3 pair of red foxes : http://etsy.me/1cgfd7o
▻ 4 pair of gray wolves : http://etsy.me/1jwuTra
▻ 5 pair of big horned sheep : http://etsy.me/1iyBcu0
▻ 6 pair of grizzly bears : http://etsy.me/1hYoEcO

▻ get 3 for $13 : http://etsy.me/KW7TTh
▻ get all 6 for $20 here: http://etsy.me/1e5JNB3
▻ get them individually here: http://etsy.me/1afg61b

the important holiday

16 Oct

My holiday cards are now back in stock in the etsy shop! Hate to start sharing winter holiday stuff before you’ve even begun to eat Halloween candy, but scarily enough, Christmas is only 10 weeks away; so now is the time to start thinking about gift giving, letter writing and cheer spreading. All designs are available individually, as well as 3 and 6 packs. Happy Happy Joy Joy!