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Sponsor Giveaway : Lettergirl

And the random winner is Comment #1 (I've never had that happen!) Annette who said: 

I really like the violet address stamp, with the little scalloped edging. Cute and simple.

Annette, I'll be in touch shortly!

I'm so happy to welcome back MommyCoddle sponsor Lettergirl. Gina is a creative mom who has a lovely etsy shop featuring custom handwritten stamps. Gina says, " I hope my simple products will give your ordinary tasks a touch of the extraordinary. "

I asked Gina to share a bit about herself and her work:

2011 collage
What inspired you to start Lettergirl?

I’ve been designing stationery for almost 19 years through my studio in Minneapolis, Dreamland.  In 2008, I decided to try etsy and the name “Dreamland” was feeling a little dusty, so I started my shop as Lettergirl.  I really never get sick of writing things out by hand.  In fact, I recently added a section of my shop called “Quote of the Week”:   I wanted to offer either a print or a digital file of one of my handwritten quotes each week, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized I’d rather be writing than scanning or printing…so I decided to offer a handwritten original instead.  It sounds crazy, but I don’t mind writing the same quotation six or eight times in a row (especially since I get to pick the verse in the first place!).

How do you balance it all–work, family…?

Isn’t that the struggle for all of us?  I’m a big fan of touchpoints – sitting down periodically to assess where I’m at and where I want to be going.  Last summer I identified three priorities for where I’m at in life right now and that gives me a lot of guidance.  Taking care of my family comes first, earning a living is second, and growing as an individual is a goal I don’t want to ignore so that’s third.  I find it’s a lot easier to manage the stray stuff that comes along when I look to those three priorities first.  (I’m still working at making the third one a little less vague!) 

 What is inspiring you right now?

I just went to the American Craft Council show in St. Paul last weekend, and it was so inspiring.  I’m really enamored with artists who are thorough and detailed craftspeople.  Some of my favorites at the show were:

mary + louann

Patricia Palson

SoMi Tileworks

I’ve been exploring textile art the past few years and am trying to build a body of work I can be proud of.  This always seems to be the low spot on the priority totem pole! 

some of Gina's textile work:

Front detail

 

Pink wrap
Gina will be celebrating her blog anniversary during the week of May 16th and has a newsletter that will be available soon. 

Gina is giving away a custom red rubber stamp (value up to $46) from her shop in the winners choice of designs –address stamp, bookplate, gift tag, etc. To be entered in this giveaway simply take a look at the Lettergirl etsy shop, then come back here and leave a comment letting us know which custom stamp design catches your eye! One random winner will be selected and announced on Friday!

And the random winner is Comment #1 (I've never had that happen!) Annette who said: 

I really like the violet address stamp, with the little scalloped edging. Cute and simple.

Annette, I'll be in touch shortly!

I'm so happy to welcome back MommyCoddle sponsor Lettergirl. Gina is a creative mom who has a lovely etsy shop featuring custom handwritten stamps. Gina says, " I hope my simple products will give your ordinary tasks a touch of the extraordinary. "

I asked Gina to share a bit about herself and her work:

2011 collage
What inspired you to start Lettergirl?

I’ve been designing stationery for almost 19 years through my studio in Minneapolis, Dreamland.  In 2008, I decided to try etsy and the name “Dreamland” was feeling a little dusty, so I started my shop as Lettergirl.  I really never get sick of writing things out by hand.  In fact, I recently added a section of my shop called “Quote of the Week”:   I wanted to offer either a print or a digital file of one of my handwritten quotes each week, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized I’d rather be writing than scanning or printing…so I decided to offer a handwritten original instead.  It sounds crazy, but I don’t mind writing the same quotation six or eight times in a row (especially since I get to pick the verse in the first place!).

How do you balance it all–work, family…?

Isn’t that the struggle for all of us?  I’m a big fan of touchpoints – sitting down periodically to assess where I’m at and where I want to be going.  Last summer I identified three priorities for where I’m at in life right now and that gives me a lot of guidance.  Taking care of my family comes first, earning a living is second, and growing as an individual is a goal I don’t want to ignore so that’s third.  I find it’s a lot easier to manage the stray stuff that comes along when I look to those three priorities first.  (I’m still working at making the third one a little less vague!) 

 What is inspiring you right now?

I just went to the American Craft Council show in St. Paul last weekend, and it was so inspiring.  I’m really enamored with artists who are thorough and detailed craftspeople.  Some of my favorites at the show were:

mary + louann

Patricia Palson

SoMi Tileworks

I’ve been exploring textile art the past few years and am trying to build a body of work I can be proud of.  This always seems to be the low spot on the priority totem pole! 

some of Gina's textile work:

Front detail

 

Pink wrap
Gina will be celebrating her blog anniversary during the week of May 16th and has a newsletter that will be available soon. 

Gina is giving away a custom red rubber stamp (value up to $46) from her shop in the winners choice of designs –address stamp, bookplate, gift tag, etc. To be entered in this giveaway simply take a look at the Lettergirl etsy shop, then come back here and leave a comment letting us know which custom stamp design catches your eye! One random winner will be selected and announced on Friday!

50 comments on “Sponsor Giveaway : Lettergirl”

  1. Lettergirl is one of the places I look and would have such a hard time buying because I just simlpy could not make up my mind. That said…I love home sweet home, vintage wedding and rachel stamp. Not the instructions, sorry.

  2. My goodness – thank you for sharing this find! I am in love! I also love the Violet stamp – how playful and lovely! Adding you to my Etsy faves for the next gifting opportunity.

  3. I like the Katie address stamp. I have never, ever ordered return address stickers for myself – always hand write them – scribble is more like it!

  4. I like the personal notepaper and the return address stamp…ALL the things are lovely and feminine without being overdone.

  5. Thanks for an inspirational peek into Gina’s approach to creating and prioritizing. Her work is lovely and, while it is hard to choose, one of my favorites is the Martine stamp.

  6. I think the Elizabeth style is very pretty. Such lovely work. I also love the flower gift tag stamp. Thank you for hosting this gievaway!

  7. Wow, I really needed this post today: touchpoints, inspiration, beauty. Thank you, Molly, for making it happen.

    I’m having difficulty choosing just one: the Natalie and Bea are great, and the lettering of the Rachel just makes me smile.

  8. I love the robot gift tag stamp, but the birthday cake one would probably see more use. But what I really want personally is a box bookplate stamp.

  9. the katie address stamp and the vintage wedding are my favorites…but they are all so cute! ~ it’s hard to choose!

  10. Ooooooooooh, I have always wanted to buy something from her shop on Etsy. How exciting! I like the Wedding Vintage Address Stamp, but it was hard to choose!

    Thank you for this fun opportunity and your great blog!

  11. Oh! So glad to know about this shop. What lovely designs and it is so difficult to choose! I do love the ingrid stamp design…. So fluid and whimsical.

  12. There really is no way to decide just one. They are all lovely. I could MAYBE choose between the Samuel stamp and the Michelle but probably not. Really beautiful products. Thanks!

  13. Wow! Her shop is beyond cute! She has just lovely handwriting. The Natalie stamp is definitely the most me, simple but quirky. Thanks for featuring her shop, I love to hear about Moms making an income in creative ways to fuel my hope that I’ll have my idea someday soon.

  14. We had a lettergirl return address stamp for our last home. I can’t remember which one–maybe the katie? I miss it so, and really need to get a replacement for our new home!

  15. I like the Natalie stamp! I have actually used Gina’s stamps as gifts (wedding, new home, baby) before and my friends and family have LOVED them!

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