Boutique Stationer Giveaway

August 19th, 2011

Happy Friday friends, I’m so excited for the weekend!  I have plans to go see ‘The Help’, have you seen it yet?  I hear good things!  Meanwhile it’s time for another weekend giveaway. 

I think you’ll be delighted with this online shop, it’s Felix Doolittle, a site filled with some of the most charming personalized stationery I’ve come across in a while.  Felix Fu is an artist who paints simple yet beautiful watercolor images and is known for his signature style.  Lovely!   

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Felix Doolittle is home to many original designs and a fantastic source for everyday writing papers and tablets, birth announcements, return address labels, magnets, bookplates, moving announcements, and note cards.

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They have personalized chef medallions and canning labels too!

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There’s something so charming about these nostalgic stationery products that reminds me of those simpler times long ago when instead of a text message, friends would drop their calling card when paying a visit.  Despite the conveniences of the digital age, nothing will ever take the place of a personalized handwritten note. 

Felix Doolittle is offering two lucky winners a $75 shop credit to select something very special.  So many items in the shop would make wonderful gifts, you must visit

Eligibility to win one of two $75 shop credits to Felix Doolittle:

1)  Hop over to Felix Doolittle and pick your favorite thing.  Name it in a comment.

2) For additional chances to win, link to this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter, then leave additional comments telling where you linked.

3)  Another chance to win if you “Like” Felix Doolittle on Facebook, simply leave an additional comment. 

Two winners chosen by Random.org.  Giveaway ends Monday August 22 at 8 p.m PST. 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Winners are Maggie Eickhoff and Erin Young, emails sent to you both! 

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Make Your Own Printable Word Art

August 19th, 2011

I’m such a fan of Pinterest and find myself pinning my favorites quotes from time to time.  I got to thinking how easy it really is to create your own free printable word art with free online editing software.  Not everyone has access to Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, or the skills to use them proficiently like many talented graphic artists.

I know the basics of Photoshop, and work with it from time to time to make inspiration boards, but most of the time, I turn to the free and very user friendly software programs provided by Picasa that I’ve mentioned in the past.  Nope, I’m not getting paid to say, it, I just have been using these two for years and love what they can do!  I use them often for my own photo editing and watermarking but they are equally great for creating your own artwork with fun fonts.

If you want to make your own free printable word art for your home in any color, style and font you love, it’s really easy if you follow a few simple steps.

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