Meet Our Sponsors for the Flickr Pool Contest!
We wanted to let you know a little bit more about the companies that have donated prizes for the What Does Natural Parenting Really Look Like? Flickr contest. There’s an amazing selection of photography tools, options for displaying your favorite photos, fun accessories, and things to help the kids get involved in the photo fun. Read on to learn more!
Cody’s Boutique – Flaxseed Owl Ouchie Bag(ARV $12.50) and Oh Snap! Onesie (ARV $21.99)
Cody is a stay-at-home mom with an almost three-year-old, and a new one due in May. All of her gorgeous products are made with the kids is mind. She uses eco-felt made from recycled pop bottles, and in her Owl Ouchie bags she uses organic flaxseed. Cody is becoming more and more aware of what’s going into her body, and her kids’ bodies as well, and she knows how overwhelming it can be to make green choices!
The Oh Snap! Onesie from Cody’s Boutique: How cute is this shirt?! Everything on this shirt is hand cut with ecofelt and then hand sewn on. Your baby will be ready for a photo shoot in this cute handmade outfit! Makes a great baby shower gift. Available in 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, and 12-18 months.
Cody created these adorable Flaxseed Owl Ouchie Bags when her little one was toddling and prone to booboos. Each Owl has a small booboo of its own that helps children feel empathy and distract them from their own owie. Each bag is filled with flaxseed, which has a great ability to retain heat longer, and it easily molds around the achy body part in need of relief. This bag can be used either hot (by microwaving it for 30 seconds) or cold (by storing in the freezer). They are 4 1/2 to 5 inches across. Each bag is made of cotton on the front and jersey on the back for comfort.
Crafty Staci designs and creates handmade accessories, including camera straps, lens cap holders, and coffee cup sleeves. She loves mixing colors and patterns and encouraging her customers to personalize their items with the fabrics of their choice from her wide selection. She constructs all of her items in her workshop at her home in Oregon, where she recently celebrated 15 years as a stay-at-home mom.
This lens cap pocket slides onto your camera strap. It will hold your lens cap securely and opens easily so you don’t need to set your camera down to use it. The coffee cup sleeve is reversible and can be used over and over, unlike a cardboard sleeve. This set is perfect for parents on the go!
Daniel David Designs – Padded DSLR Camera Strap Cover (ARV$27) and 2 Padded Wrist Straps for Point and Shoot Cameras (ARV $27)
Krista is a stay-at-home mom of two young sons, and really enjoys being a part of Etsy’s handmade community. The crafting gene runs deep on both sides of Krista’s family, as she grew up among the sounds of clicking knitting needles and the hum of a sewing machine. One of Krista’s most cherished gifts as a child was the dollhouse her grandfather made for her, complete with curtains and linens hand-sewn by her grandmother. Krista believes that learning and loving to create with one’s hands is such an important part of growing up, and she is thankful to have a way to share her talent and passion now with Daniel David Designs.
Dress up your boring DSLR camera strap with this inspiring cover! It stands out in the crowd, so you’ll never grab the wrong camera again. It fits over your existing strap, and is easily removable. Lined with a lightweight fleece for just the right amount of comfort around your neck. Machine washable in cold water, line dry. Free shipping and lens cap pocket upgrade on covers without an existing pocket are included with this prize.
Make a statement with this stylish wrist strap for your “point and shoot” camera! Stands out in the crowd so you’ll always know right where it is. Fabric loop is made with a layer of lightweight fleece interfacing to give it better shape, comfort, and softness. This strap completely replaces the existing cord strap on your camera. Includes free shipping to one address, one for you, one for a friend!
Easy Canvas Prints – Two 8″x10″ and one 11″x14″ Custom Canvas Prints (ARV $151.45)
Easy Canvas Prints puts photos onto canvas that are great for decorating your home or office and perfect as photo gifts! With their easy-to-use canvas prints designer, you can turn your very own image into a stunning work of art on canvas! These canvas prints are printed and stretched in-house by their canvas professionals, and come ready to hang or display with a classic semi-gloss finish. All of the inks Easy Canvas Prints uses are nontoxic and eco-friendly. All canvas prints are made in the USA. Also check out their main website at www.buildasign.com for more exciting projects!
A picture says a thousand words, but even more when you transform your pictures into canvas art! Winner receives a set of three canvases to make their pictures into lasting pieces of art. Easy Canvas Prints’ art team also provides minor and major retouching to make your picture prints just the way you imagined. Cheer up your living space with canvas art of family photos, vacation pictures, or something else altogether. This would make a wonderful gift or nursery accent.
Fotostrap – A Classic Fotostrap, Monogrammed (ARV $93)
Fotostrap is the camera strap that gives back. This vintage inspired strap is made of 100% genuine leather, eco friendly duck canvas fabric, and durable brass hardware and is manufactured in the USA.
The Fotostrap is adjustable in length and comes with an ergonomic shoulder pad to provide a comfort fit for the photographer. The shoulder pad can also be monogrammed, which makes it a great gift! With every purchase, Fotostrap gives 10% to Fotolanthropy, a non-profit that donates portraits and short films to inspiring people who have faced hard times.
The winner will win their choice of a monogrammed classic Fotostrap made of 11 eco-friendly canvas duck fabric and genuine leather. They can also monogram their camera strap with their name, monogram, or initials!
GeeZees Canvas Art – 10×10 photo printed on canvas (ARV $65)
Stephanie Morris is the successful small business owner and creator of GeeZees, LLC, created in 2008. Her creatively designed canvases appeal to a variety of lifestyles and cultures, and have been sold and displayed in homes across the globe. Stephanie’s custom pieces have been recognized and celebrated among the top bloggers of home decor, wedding fashion, and gift ideas, making GeeZees’ unique art a highly coveted and talked about treasure in any home or office.
Winner will receive a 10×10″ photo-only canvas from Geezees Custom Canvas Art. This is a photo transferred onto canvas with no word art added. Your custom canvas can be printed either landscape or portrait style, and would look lovely featured in your home, office, or given as a gift.
Heather Boyd – Camera Earrings (ARV $20)
Heather has been making wire jewelery and sculpture for over 20 years. She and her husband currently specialize in unique custom wedding cake toppers. They work from home, have one child, share one car, eat as much as possible from their garden, and keep their consumption to a minimum.
These little camera earrings are made with one piece of aluminum wire. They are lightweight and will never tarnish. The hooks are surgical steel and are hypo-allergenic.
Kt Design COllective – Mini Photo Albums, Hexagon, Camera, and Love (ARV $35)
Kt Design COllective is a product of two friends who have joined forces to create handcrafted, felt-appliqued photo albums. They are constantly exploring eco-friendly options when creating their gorgeous products. They use organic cotton fabrics, felt made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles, and recyclable packaging and have also found various uses for their scrap pieces in an effort to eliminate waste. They hope you enjoy using their lovely albums to preserve your most precious images!
Hexagon Photo Album: What could possibly be better than recycling? Upcycling! As designers we are always looking to make the most of our material and oftentimes these projects end up better than we could have planned! This simple yet elegant wrap-around design offers a classy and chic way to carry around photographs.
Camera Photo Album: 3-2-1 Cheese! We designed this piece for the photographer in all of us. Thoughtful and clever felt layers provide a charming album for everyone from the novice to the professional photographer to the admirer for carrying memories to last a lifetime.
Love Photo Album: We love wood grain! This fun fabric helped incorporate a favorite pseudo-material into our collection. Makes a perfect gift for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, friendships, or any occasion with your personalized hand-stamped banner.
Keepsake Toys – Personalized Camera Toy (ARV $39.95)
Keepsake Toys is a father-and-daughter team. The name of their company originates in the idea that toys should be so well designed and made that families would want to keep them for many years to come and even pass them to the future generations. You can see that their wooden toys will become part of your children’s happy memories when they look back at their early years and think of the carefree time and their most treasured toys.
With this wooden toy camera no important moment in the life of your child will go uncaptured! Kids love to mimic their parents, and with this toy and some imagination they can do just that. Featuring beautiful maple, cherry, and mahogany woods, this toy camera has a movable functional wheel and lens that lets children zoom in on their object to get the perfect shot!
Lisa has always been drawn to handmade items and artwork. It has always been her passion to be able to create things for other people to enjoy. With Etsy, she is able to connect with people from all over the world who share her passion. This allows her to collaborate more, which she loves, and to bring ideas to life for her customers. It is always exciting for her to see the joy that this brings.
This 11 x 14 print features the Edward Steichen quote “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” Originally requested from a photography client to come up with a print to highlight this quote, this design was digitally hand-drawn with a retro camera and chalkboard look. A fun, unique print for any photography lover.
LENNYMUD – Two $25 gift certificates for LENNYMUD on Etsy ($50)
LENNYMUD is a husband-and-wife-owned handmade ceramic shop on Etsy. They work with eco-friendly materials, including clay that has been mined in an environmentally conscious manner from a local source, and all of their materials are AP certified nontoxic and completely lead-free. LENNYMUD offers environmentally friendly alternatives to disposable items — such as the paper coffee cup with their unique and humorous ceramic travel mugs. In addition to their handmade one-of-a-kind items, they partner with several local charities and upcycle some of their items to like-new condition that would otherwise be sent to the landfill — this partnership benefits organizations that serve the homeless and local animal shelters.
You can use your $25 gift certificate to buy almost anything from their store, like this super cute camera travel mug. This handmade mug features the image of a camera — take a picture; it lasts longer! Great for a photographer, especially an intrepid one who is forever stopping the car when the light is “just so.” This is a double-walled porcelain tumbler measuring 5.75 x 3.75 with a silicone lid — a great eco-friendly alternative to paper cups! The double wall insulates your beverage — keeping hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold.
Moonglass Jewelry – A set of 4 customized coasters (ARV $30.00)
Hannah’s main passion with Moonglass Jewelry is creating jewelry from sea glass (also called beach glass). Sea glass is pieces of broken glass that have been tossed, smoothed, and refined by the ocean for months and even years. Eventually it washes up on the beach and waits to be collected. Because sea glass is fairly rare and jewelry-quality pieces are hard to find, Hannah often recycles wine and beer bottles by hand-cutting the glass and tumbling it for about a week — giving it a similar appearance to natural sea glass. Each piece of sea glass jewelry is unique, handcrafted, and shaped by the ocean.
Each of these personalized coasters measures 4″x4″ and is coated with a clear glossy finish to protect it against moisture. Four felt pads on the bottom of each coaster protect the surface on which it sits. Upon winning this item, you will need to provide at least four pictures and any special instructions!
Porteen Gear – Camera Strap (ARV $45.00)
Porteen Gear supplies photographers with creative, durable gear. You can design your own camera bag with over 100 fabrics, leathers, and other options to choose from. All Porteen Gear bags and products are made in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in their production and photography studio.
This Porteen Gear black jacquard and suede leather camera strap is designed with a fabric jacquard exterior, a stable poly strap, and a suede back for comfort. Real leather ends complement the design. Strap length is adjustable from 28 inches to 43 inches.
Project Type – One “Oh Snap!” print and two 8×10 camera prints (ARV $50)
Project Type is a one-woman business that I started in February of last year to pay for college and to learn about design at the same time. Every print that comes out of my little studio is lovingly designed, printed, and packaged by me, and I love having a little part in others’ homes all over the world. In an effort to be more sustainable, my packaging materials have a high post-consumer waste content and there is almost no waste in my entire computer-to-customer process. I consider myself wonderfully privileged to be able to run a business like Project Type that allows me to do what I love.
The “Oh Snap!” print is an 11×14 print on heavyweight matte epson archival paper. The two 8×10 prints are as well.
Shutterfly/Tiny Prints – Custom iPhone case with photo-4/4s or iPhone 5 (ARV $39.95), Custom 11Oz Mug with Photo (ARV $15.99), Personalized Notepads (ARV $16.99), Custom Glossy 5X7 Easel Art (ARV $22.99), Custom 8X10 Canvas Art (ARV $59.99)
At Tiny Prints, we know that personalized birth announcements, birthday party invitations, baby shower invitations, thank you cards and holiday cards offer thoughtful ways to share your special celebrations with family and friends throughout the year. That’s why we’re proud to offer you a wide selection of exclusive designs delivered with the best customer service you can find online or in stores no matter what occasion you’re celebrating. From fun photo cards, religious invitations, address labels and more, we’ve got everything you need to add a stylish touch to all of your festivities. Plus, professional Designer Review is available for every order to ensure you always send your best in a fashionable and flawless way. It’s the least we can do to help you showcase your style in an exceptional way!
Turn your favorite photo into a delightful iPhone cover. This tough, one-piece case is made of shatter-proof polycarbonate plastic with black bezel surrounding and protecting your screen. Plus, it’s printed using 3D TATT technology — which means no fading, peeling or chipping.
Personalize your coffee mug and enjoy a cozy cup of joe at home or in the office. Our custom mugs make the perfect gift for birthdays, holidays and anniversaries – and put the “fun” in functional!
Say hello to our fashionable new notepad. It makes keeping track of lists, to-dos and thoughts stylish and fun. It’s easy to customize-just add your name, and makes for a fab gift. The 48 sheet notepad is made from 80 lb. uncoated cardstock and contains 30% post-consumer waste.
Have your memories preserved in style with this elegant Glossy Easel Art. Your personalized design will be printed directly onto a glossy panel that’s resistant to scratches, scuffs and fading, and is ready to display in your home.
This high quality Gallery Wrapped Canvas will be printed with your customized design, laminated, stretched and hand-mounted on 1 3/8 inch bars. Since it doesn’t require a frame, this unique design gives your memories a chic, artistic look.
The Adoration – Set of 2 Vintage Camera Cards (ARV $20)
HMichelle is a college student who loves to design and hand-make cards and invitations. Her shop is a hub where you can soak up a taste of her imagination. Many of her cards are limited edition because she upcycles scrap paper and vintage ribbons for her designs. She loves things sentimental, so if you have a special memory, quote, or picture you would like to transfer onto paper, send her your ideas, and she would be more than happy to make them come to life!
These adorably detailed cards are perfect for camera lovers. They come as a limited edition set of two 5.5 inch x 8.5 inch cards. These cards are handmade using an assortment of colored cardstock. For each card, she looked at a reference photo then hand cut, penned, and adhered each piece, creating her design.
Twig Creative – One Mustard Yellow Wooden Camera (ARV $37)
Twig is a small creative group that specializes in hip and modern wooden toys and furniture — all handcrafted from eco-friendly materials. The founders started Twig because they wanted their own daughter to grow up with toys that were well designed and encouraged her to use her imagination.
Their wooden cameras are handcrafted from solid hardwood and feature turnable lenses and a spring-loaded shutter button. Each camera comes with a cotton strap, which is removable for young children.
olloclip – one olloclip 3-in-1 Quick-Connect-Lens System for iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S/4 (ARV $69.99)
olloclip’s mission is to create mobile photographic accessories that excite the inner artist in everyone, helping capture those spontaneous moments simply and efficiently. Its signature quick-connect lens solution for the iPhone 4S/4/5 features three lenses — fisheye, wide-angle and macro — in one small, convenient package that fits easily in a pocket and in the palm of the hand. With olloclip’s simple design philosophy and the use of high-quality ‘Made in USA’ components, natural-minded families will appreciate a quality product that will inject passion into their story through photography with excellent results.
The olloclip lens system is a quick-connect lens solution for the iPhone and iPod touch.This gives you three lenses in one, in a quick-connect solution that enhances your iPhone photography. Plus, it works with all your favorite apps. With the olloclip lens system you get: fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lens, and a microfiber lens case that doubles as a lens cleaner. Plus it attaches to your iPhone in seconds!
Miss Honeybird – Mini Camera Stamp and Personalized Family Stamp (ARV$62.86)
Discover the wonderful world of Miss Honey Bird, illustrations with a retro nod with birds, garlands, hearts, butterflies and flowers on greeting cards, posters and rubber stamps.
This adorable mini rubber stamp with a old school camera can be used for many uses! Paper crafts, stamping fabric, sealing envelopes, anywhere you want a touch of camera charm.
This personalized family name stamp will be custom made for you, with the text of your choice.
For example all of your family names. The stamp is decorated with sweet birds, and your choice of stars or hearts.
A great way to personalize the envelopes for your Christmas cards!
You know you want to win these fabulous prizes! To enter, please add your original photos of What Natural Parenting Really Looks Like to the NPN Flickr Pool. Photos submitted to the NPN Flickr Pool through March 15, 2013, will be considered entries into the contest.
Contest is open to all amateur photographers. Please, no watermarks or professional photographs. For full details on the contest, please read NPN’s Flickr Launch and Contest: What Does Natural Parenting Really Look Like?
By contributing photos to the NPN Flickr Pool, you are affirming that you have read and agree to NPN’s Photo Submission/Contest Rules.
Of course, once the contest ends, the Flickr pool will remain a great place to share your best NP photos and get some inspiration. Plus, you never know when your work might pop up on NPN (hint: keep an eye out on Wednesdays)!