I am so happy and excited to share with you this amazing project I’ve been working on. I can’t believe that at this time last week, I hadn’t even birthed the idea yet, and here it is, in my hands. ready for me to hand it to you.
Quick, go grab a cup of coffee, some tea or an ice cold beer. (You know, if you’re on that side of the globe right now.)
Last week, I went to my friends in the blogging community, who I know take awesome photographs. These are people who I SEEK when I need an added dose of inspiration. I asked these friends if they’d be willing to help me on a special project, one that benefits Team James and Jake and the March of Dimes and oh my goodness, they replied with a big, deafening YES and here I am, ready to tell you ALL about it.
These amazing people took time from their busy schedules and donated some of their favorite work for me to sell the prints in my new shop, June Afternoons.
June Afternoons is an Etsy shop that, until May 31, 2011, will be donating all of the proceeds from the sale of each print, gallery wrap or book to the March for Babies, March of Dimes in honor our sons, James and Jake. Right now, we are halfway to our team goal of $5,000!
When you place your order, I will personally have it professionally printed from my favorite printer and ship it from my home to yours. (I’ll probably kiss the package before sending it off, but don’t let that scare you, I just can’t help myself.)
First I want to thank the photographers involved in this project:
Madeline Bea Photography (amazingly talented photographer!), Tracey Clark (of Shutter Sisters!), Aimee Giese (Greeblemonkey!), Kristen Doyle (Dine and Dish!), Emily Freeman (Chatting at the Sky!), Keli Hoskins (Kidnapped by Suburbia!), Mishelle Lane (Secret Agenta Mama), Lisa Leonard (THE Lisa Leonard), Casey Mullins (Moosh in Indy!) and well, me.
I’d like to thank my friend, Adam, for using his unbelievably beautiful words to help write about the shop on the intro page. I don’t understand how people can write the way that he does but he does and it’s captivating and amazing and I shouldn’t question his talent, (but I can’t help it.)
I also want to give a seriously HUGE thanks to the owner of the Etsy Shop, Josie at Summit Avenue for DONATING the logo for June Afternoons. I could not have dreamed up a more perfect logo for this project and she donated it. You must, must, must check out her work because she is so talented!
I hope you’ll head over, bookmark the shop, favorite the shop on Etsy, share the link on Facebook directly from the shop, tell your friends, family, co-workers, postal carrier, the Easter Bunny at the mall, anyone you know about this shop. This shop is more than just an Etsy shop, it’s love, hope, encouragement and sweetness put together for the sake of charity!
Will you help spread the word? I have a giveaway for you, if you do.
See this ad?
Add it to your blog and come back and leave your link in the linky list below and you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card to Anthropologie. (courtesy of Beth Fletcher Photography.) You know how much I love Anthro, right?
You have until Monday, April 25th, 2011 to enter your link into Mister Linky. The winner will be chosen randomly on Tuesday, April 26th. (I’ll be checking the links, so don’t feel saucy and think you can get one past me!)
Please head over to June Afternoons and tell me what you think! Thank you, in advance, for your support!