Freshly Launched :: Paper Miniskirt

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Launched :: Kristi Pamperin

LaunchHER says :: We are already picking one out for our office, and the kids’ rooms, and the mudroom.  Kristi’s stylish memory boards are a great way to keep your favorite mementos in sight, and your little lists organized.

In HER words :: I started my first scrapbook when I was 10 years old.  It was the only kind available in the 80s, with plastic peel-back pages.  I carefully drew my name with marker in bubble letters onto ruled notebook paper, then taped the paper onto the photo album.  Super high-tech.  The next three years, I filled that album with every remnant I acquired: ticket stubs from school dances, photos from this one time, at band camp.

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Scrapbooking became more important to me as I traveled the globe as a flight attendant, got married, had children. I LOVE to look at photos of things I’ve done in my lifetime.  A quick look at a photo evokes a smile, a sigh, a laugh at the memories stored in my internal movie.

Retrospection.  I believe in it. I highly recommend it.  It’s what my magnet boards are all about. 

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My addictions to scrapbooking, organization, color and design all come together with the creation of Paper Miniskirt’s magnetic photo boards.  A new spin on the old corkboard, a contemporary means of organization: stick up a coupon, wedding RSVP, permission slip, candid photos that aren’t worthy of frames.  Hang it on a nail or a wreath hook, sit it in an easel on a bookcase.

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I use fabrics that are funky, contemporary and classy.  I use matching beads to make magnets that are super heavy duty. I sell them at art shows across the Midwest, on Etsy and on my website www.PaperMiniskirt.com.

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Use code “summer15” to take 15% off your order! Expires 8/31/11

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New to LaunchHER :: Paper Perfect

Tonya and Lindsay paper perfectNew Sponsor :: Paper Perfect

Welcome ::  Lindsay Scarpate & Tonya Smith

LaunchHER says :: When you are looking for great stationery, Paper Perfect has an amazing collection to choose from.  Browsing their selection reminds you that you needs cards for this…or to plan a party for that.  So much fun!  Paper Perfect also Gives Back and gives $5.00 from every box of cards purchaed to a new charity each month.  We love entrepreneurs that work to help.

In HER words ::  In 2002, I graduated from college with a BA in History and a Political Science minor…interesting but practically useless! My mother was quickly tiring of Corporate America and saw the need for a new retail store in town, and I was ecstatic about working with my best friend.

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That fall, we opened our first store specializing in china, gifts and home accessories. When the local stationery store decided to close its doors in 2006, we jumped at the chance to expand our business. Three years later, Paper Perfect was born.

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At Paper Perfect, we still believe in the art of the handwritten note. We know that nothing brings a smile to your face like opening a thank you written on 100% cotton paper with an exquisite monogram. We know the excitement of receiving your custom wedding invitations and the anticipation that comes once they’ve been mailed. And, of course, nothing compares to choosing the perfect birth announcement for the one who captures your heart like no other. The moments that matter in life deserve exceptional products and the absolute best service. This is our commitment to you.

Just for LaunchHER Readers :: Receive 15% off your Paper Perfect order with code LH711 {expires 12/31/2011}

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LaunchHER Scoop :: tiny giraffe launches a new look!

LaunchHER Scoop :: tiny giraffe launches a new look!

One essential part of your brand’s strategy is to stay fresh and update your logo every so often. Here’s how you know you are ready for an new logo:

  • your logo picture doesn’t represent your product anymore
  • you are introducing a major new line or product
  • you cringe every time you see your logo

We are excited to give you the first peek at the new logo for one of our favorite Etsy shops, tiny giraffe…drum roll please!

tiny giraffe-logoAmy from tiny giraffe shares a bit about why she chose to re-brand…

tiny giraffe™ received a great deal of press in early 2011, and I felt this summer was an ideal time to invest some of my profits in a logo that truly represents my brand. I met Lisa Bacon from Moxie Pear on Twitter, checked out her work, and instantly knew I wanted to work with her on my new logo. Working with Lisa through the design process made me explore more closely my target market, goals for my brand, and the question of how this new logo could reflect my unique product. Not only did I come out of the process with a logo that I feel perfectly represents my brand, I also gained some insight about my own goals and direction of tiny giraffe™.
 
 
In addition to the new logo, this fall tiny giraffe™ will be launching several new sets of blocks for lucky little ones. Most noteworthy is a collaborative set of blocks created with watercolor drawings by Joanne Gilbert of Drawn To Letters

Freshly Launched :: Vatne Designs

neallie walvatneFreshly Launched :: Vatne Designs

Launched :: Neallie Walvatne

LaunchHER says ::  Neallie’s designs are so simple and intricate all at the same time.  Any bride would feel even more beautiful wearing Vatne Designs on their big day!

In HER words :: Hi, I’m Neallie Walvatne, and I design and handcraft sparkly baubles and bling for anyone who wants that extra something special to brighten up their day.  Vatne Designs is my dream come true, and I am enjoying every moment of it!

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I spent 7 years with a career in the couture bridal industry, but it wasn’t until I was a stay at home mom of two awesome boys that I decided to give my own business a try.  I launched my online store, contacted wedding blogs, sent my new collection to boutiques across the country and the response was thrilling! My online sales began and I have been creating jewelry for sparkle lovers ever since!

vatne designs

I design in shades of sand and grey, whites and creams, and lovely hues of aqua and lavender, there is something for everyone!  My pieces take you from a play date at the park to your date night out.  With jeans and a t-shirt or a wedding dress, my versatile collection is sure to add the perfect sparkle to your day.

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All of my designs can be customized to each customer’s wishes, my favorite part of creating! Making my brides and non-brides happy by delivering to them exactly what they envisioned is such a treat.  I love the thank you notes and the excited emails I receive after my customers open their packages… they absolutely make my day!

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Look @ Me Monday!

Introducing :: Look @ Me Monday!

LH Look at Me Monday

As women entrepreneurs, we are very good at supporting and promoting others.  We tell everyone about our favorite products on Facebook and Twitter, or over coffee.  Well, Look @ Me Monday isn’t about everyone else…it’s all about promoting YOU.  We want to know what new product, post, or project YOU have been working on.  Just visit our Facebook page and leave us a link!  There are no rules; share what YOU want.  Well, there is one rule, please only post 1 link per Look @ Me Monday on our Facebook wall.  That’s not such a bad rule, right?

Make it fun. Grab our attention. Toot your own horn!

Why participate?  Look @ Me Monday is a wonderful chance to show off your stuff to the ladies of LaunchHER and the LaunchHER community.  We are always looking for fun products and entrepreneurs to share with our LaunchHER community through posts, newsletters, and gift guidesLook @ Me Monday is the perfect way to connect and it only takes a few minutes.

Join us on Facebook and show off your stuff today!

photograpHER :: Cecily McGuckin

cecily mcguckin new york photographerphotograpHER :: The Shooting Gallery, Cecily McGuckin

on location :: Woodbury (Long Island), New York

launchHER says :: We were initially attracted to Cecily’s style, and the fact that her pictures and subjects aren’t the typical ones you see in many photographer’s portfolios. Cecily sees beauty in what others have cast aside; that’s beautiful.

HER snapshot :: From the moment I received my first Digital Camera in 2004 I knew this was my Destiny. My true passion is Abandoned Buildings and Graffiti…Capturing their Beauty as they will both not last forever. I am also the Official Photographer for Rock to Cure Cancer a Non Profit dedicated to raising money for Lymphoma research. My photos have been published, exhibited, sold, and stolen and I am Ecstatic to be Launched!!!

photograpHER five ::

 

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cecily mcguckin new york photographer

cecily mcguckin new york photographer

cecily mcguckin new york photographer

cecily mcguckin new york photographer

 

Love HER too.

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Freshly Launched :: TG Bears

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Launched :: Monica Collins

LaunchHER says :: Handmade stuffed animals are about as nostalgic as it gets.  Monica makes each bear with love and care, and it shows!

In HER words ::  I love teddy bears! That is the foundation of my business. Being creative is a past-time I so enjoy and being able to combine that with a business that allows me the flexibility to build up around my other responsibilities is such a privilege.

Each bear that I make is made from scratch with love and affection. Each one has its own little characteristic which is the result of being handmade. When I am able to have a few sitting together, their personalities are evident. I also make custom bears on request and all my regular bears can be personalized.  TG Bears is also working with children’s charities to donate to those charities – giving back to the community.

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All TG Bears are jointed at the shoulders and hips. This makes them posable and they are able to sit on their own without back support. The joints, eyes and nose are all safety items, making the bear child-safe (on condition that all accessories are removed). The bear is also washable in its “bare” state. Bears can be fitted with a growl so that they have a voice when tipped.

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But teddies are not only for children. The furriness that is teddy has an appeal that we never outgrow. There is a TG Bear for everyone, from the uncle in the bear family to the retro flower power girl with her daisy chain. You are invited to come and look at the family portraits.

Just for LaunchHER readers :: Receive 20% off your TG Bears order with code Launch#56. Expires August 31st, 2011.

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photographHER :: Blush!

Blush! bay area photography

 

photographHER :: Stephanie & Michelle, Blush!

on location :: Bay Area of Northern California

launchHER says ::  Spending a day with your best girlfriends is treasured time, and the Stephanie & Michelle of Blush! are here to capture the fun.  It doesn’t have to be a posed photo shoot, they will just tag along and take pictures as you sip some wine and relax.

HER snapshot :: Blush! is a photography venture for women by women. We specialize in creating timeless photographs that make women feel beautiful. We offer “Blush It Up” parties, such as bachelorette parties, bridal showers or just for fun. We also offer makeup specialists to help you get ready before your event for a glamorous look!

just for LaunchHER readers :: Enjoy 20% offMix n’ Match Party Package with code LaunchBlush2011 – expires 11/1/2011

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Blush! Bay area photography

 

Blush! Bay area photography

 

Blush! Bay area photography

 

Blush! Bay area photography

 

Blush! Bay area photography

You can love HER too.

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Freshly Launched :: PeeWee Patch Kids

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Launched :: Jessica Frey

LaunchHER says :: Crawling babies are the cutest! Jessica wanted to make life a little easier for the little crawlers, and more stylish too.

In HER words :: Three years ago as a new mom, I tried crawling around with my daughter and quickly discovered it hurts! Hardwood, tile, carpet… it all takes a toll on the soft little knees of crawlers.  I searched for a pant that would protect her knees but didn’t sacrifice style or scream “over protective mom!” I found that it was difficult to find clothing that was stylish yet had the functionality I wanted. So I set out to come up with a fashionable solution that would give some peace of mind to parents as their babies made their move

 PeeWee Patch Kids

With a background in finance and software I had to educate myself on apparel design & local manufacturing, and after 2+ years, I launched PeeWee Patch Kids.  Living in the Bay Area has afforded me the ability to see my vision become a reality from start to finish and I’m thankful I was able to have them responsibly manufactured in San Francisco.   

PeeWee Patch Kids

The line debuted in early 2011 with fresh and fun designs for girls & boys, and sizes available from 6-24 mos.   I designed the pants specifically for little ones on the move, making them the perfect gift for crawlers and early walkers.   No more bumps and bruises on those tender knees!    Paired with an adorable pocket tee, little bambinos will be ready to go and looking stylish!I currently live in Walnut Creek, CA with my three year-old daughter, husband Eric, and newly arrived twins!  You can surely bet they’ll be wearing their own PeeWee Patch ensembles!

PeeWee Patch Kids

Just for LaunchHER readers ::  Celebrate being Freshly Launched with me! Shop now and get Free Shipping on all items thru August 15th!

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Freshly Launched :: Bird’s Party

Freshly Launched :: Bird’s Party

Launched :: Bird

LaunchHER says :: We are continually inspired by Bird!  Her colorful decor and party printables make it simple to throw an amazing shindig.  Who doesn’t love a great party?!? 

In HER words ::  Hi I’m Bird, creative director, editor and founder of Bird’s Party and Bird’s Party Magazine!

Bird's Party

A process engineer by trade and graphic designer by vocation, I created Bird’s Party back in April 2010 as a result of my passion for  entertaining, crafting and all things pretty and fun! 

Preppy Nautical Party by Bird's Party

My love of party designs stems from the desire of wanting to create beautiful, lasting memories for my own children’s birthdays! Needless to say, I love entertaining and designing unique party printables to embellish any celebration – In my opinion you can never have enough parties!

Spring Flowers Bridal Shower Collection by Bird's Party

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