Thursday, March 3, 2011


Now that my SIL has given me a shoutout on her blog An Apple and a Tree I should probably blog...

Admittedly I am terrible at keeping up with blogs - tried to have one when I moved to the UK, I think it lasted a few months at best.

So, true to my name I have up and left my SIL and brother's house in ND for the sunny city of Denver. Its not the first time I've lived here, and I'm not sure how long I'll stick around. I mostly came to help my friend run for city council - I help run his campaign and he lets me sleep on his couch. What a life.

I've managed to make a few stamps in the mean time - all custom orders. I did one for a fellow etsy shop owner which turned out great! And I'd show you a pic if blogger would let me upload it... apparently blogger doesn't feel like cooperating! Next time... new england art vintage art kitchen art boats art

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Stocking up

I'm busy now trying to come up with a few pre-made designs to add to the shop. Fairy houses and fairies are at the top of the list. Making a stamp of a cat I photographed this morning and doing a few photo stamps of my niece for my SIL's scrapbook.

I've added baby footprints and child's handprints to the shop - scan your footprints or handprints and email them to me, I can turn them into a stamp, personalized with your child's name! Why use a generic print stamp from the craft store, when you can have one of your own kids'?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Design Design Design!

Lots of cute stamp designs posted in the shop today!

Whales, hearts, mushrooms... even a chocolate bunny just in time for Easter! All completely open to personalization with a child's name or whatever else you can come up with. I've decided to go the "custom made to order" route - I don't make the stamps until you specify the size you'd like as well as any personal touches.

Here's a few examples of the designs I have ready to go...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Shop is open!

Nomadic Apples

First custom made stamps are ready to be made. The first I've posted up in the shop is a stamp created from a photograph - my niece makes a lovely model.

<---- The original photo I wanted to turn into a stamp.

The stamp and stamped image! ------------>

This is a nearly full body stamp, so if I make one from a head shot it will be more detailed. Isn't this awesome?? Great for scrapbooking, making gift tags for tots not old enough to read their names, personalized cards... get creative!

My niece loved being able to stamp herself on paper!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Beginning

What a redundant, cliche title.

Starting over, awaiting some equipment to start up my etsy business.... hence the blog. I hear that's the way forward as far as selling on etsy is concerned.

Most of the shop will revolve around stamping... but not just boring run of the mill stamps. Stamps you can customize completely. I can even make you a stamp with your kid's shiney happy face on it so you can stamp it all over everything. Got a business logo you want on a stamp? I can do that. Need help designing one? I can probably do that.

I might delve into selling some of my photography on there in the form of prints as well... not sure yet. Bit of a perfectionist in that matter and I'm extremely picky about the work I share with people I don't know. We'll see. I've got some nice shots though. They look good poster sized and framed. Maybe they'd look good on your wall?

I'll be advertising (warning: just moved back from living in the UK for several years, spelling will be erratic) for my sister-in-law's business a lot. She's awesome at making kids clothes, and pretty awesome at a lot of other stuff too. Her site is An Apple and A Tree. She's got an Etsy Shop full of ridiculously cute things you should buy. I place full blame on her for my starting this.

More to come...

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