Celebrating Women | A Giveaway

Wow- for the third year in a row,  we have put together an absolutely incredible giveaway. We have over $2600 in prizes donated by some incredibly talented, hard working, passionate entrepreneurs and ALL of those prizes will go to one very fortunate woman in time for Mothers Day. I am so thankful to each one of these generous women who are taking part and wish you all much success in your businesses. Being a female entrepreneur presents its own struggles, challenges and concerns, but these ladies are all doing what it takes and they are passionate about their work. Please share their Facebook pages or leave them a little love- add some sparkle to their day today!

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Now for the prizes…

Alisha Meeboer of Alisha’s Lines & Designs is offering a “Home Sweet Home” wooden hand painted sign, valued at $50

Stephanie Visser of Aloette Cosmetics is offering a spa facial, valued at $25

Alyssha Scanlin of August Baby Co. is offering a beautiful gender neutral blanket with a reverse silver polka dot with one side cotton and one side flannel, measuring app. 3 feet x 3 feet. She’s also offering an adorable stuffed elephant in oatmeal- the perfect eco friendly addition to any nursery decor or a wonderful baby gift, total valued at $80

Bettina Kinsler of Bella’s Bows is offering Frozen hairclips and spring hair bows, valued at $40

Alicia VanDyk of Blissful Buns Leggings is offering a free pair of leggings of the winners choice, valued over $25

Hannah Kampen of Bows and Loops is offering a gift certificate to her shop, valued at $40

Tamsen Donker of Creative Clicks Photography will be offering a Mommy & Me session plus the Gift Collection, valued at $735

Leanne Beckett of Creative Play Loot Bags is offering a gift certificate, valued at $25

Hannele DeJong of Elisabeth Avenue Designs is offering a gift certificate toward an 8×10 custom calligraphy print, valued up to $40

Jennifer Jensen of Epicure is offering the Extraordinary Cheese Dip Collection. It includes: 3 Onion, Lemon Dilly and Cheese Chive & Bacon Dips, valued over $25

Christina McCarthy of Glitterbug Face and Body Art is offering a voucher for face painting OR glitter tattoos for up to 10 guests, valued at $85

Becky Turnbull of Have it Maid is offering a gift certificate, valued at $75

Shelley Niklas of Isagenix is offering a gift pack containing 1 canister of protein shakes, 1 eshot, 2 protein meal replacement bars, 1 fibre snack bar, valued at $90

Karen Vanderhoeven of Jamberry is offering 4 sheets worth of nail wraps (8 designs), heater, application kit, cuticle oil, catalogue, practice samples, application guide/instructions, valued over $135

Janine Child of JC Fresh is offering a gift bag of handmade soaps, valued at $25

Jess VanAndel CSEP-CPT is offering one month of free fitness classes, valued at $42

Kristin Kingma of Kristin’s Cakes is offering a $50 gift certificate and 1 dozen cupcakes, valued at $66

Jennifer Rogers of My Corner Shelf is offering 10 handmade greeting cards, valued at $30

Christina Jansen of My Lovely Blonde Closet is offering a lovely vintage paper rose wreath, valued at $40

Stephanie Visser of Nailed It! is offering a spa manicure, valued at $30

Jessica Diek of Needle Life is offering a gift certificate to her shop, valued at $50

Sharon Vis of Norwex is offering a package including an enviro cloth, window cloth,dusting mitt, dish mat, car cloth, fridge so fresh, timeless lip balm and more, valued over $150

Jessica Torres of One Earth is offering a Henna Candle Cube & Hamsa Tassel, valued at $55

Terra Sim of Origami Owl Canada is offering a medium locket with 2 charms and a cable chain, valued over $72

Andrea Piraino of Overstitched is offering a handmade fabric banner for Spring, valued at $30

Lindsay Koorneef of Plum Tree Wood Shop & Design is offering a handmade wood birthday board with 20 square tiles in color scheme of her choice, valued at $50

Sarah Vander Weir of Scentsy is offering a full size warmer, Scentsy bars, and other Scentsy products, valued over $75

Joanne Lampman of Sunset Gourmet is offering a gift certificate and a gift basket, containing 6 yummy sunset gourmet products, total valued at $85

Amanda Stoffels of Sweetest Sunday Designs is offering a gift certificate toward any jewelry, clutch or scarf, valued at $35

Kate Pataran of The Balanced Life is offering a wood-grain menu-planning chalkboard 15 1/2″ by 24″ (sealed with clear chalkboard paint so you can write on it!), valued at $50

Angela Vuyk of The Cottage Shed is offering a gift certificate towards custom finishing a furniture item or towards an in stock purchase, valued at $50

Elysia Northrup of Thirty One Gifts is offering a Perfect Party Set (expands to feature two thermal water-resistant compartments sized to fit 9″x13″ pans) and a Perfect Bottle Thermal (this fashionable beverage tote keeps your drinks cool on the way to the party and can be reused time and time again), valued at $94

Brandy Ford of Tupperware is offering a basket of Tupperware goodies, valued at $100

Cindy Kyle of Vintage Vogue is offering a FUSION diy paint kit including a small rustic wooden bucket, 3 x Tester Size (37 ml) jars of FUSION paint, a great quality paint brush, a $20 Gift Certificate towards purchase in store of any FUSION or Country Chic Paint Products, valued at $50

Kim Van Geel of Word Play Designs is offering a decorative 12×12 tile with a classic ‘I love you forever quote’, valued at $25
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*Please note that the winner will arrange pickup/delivery or receipt of the items with the individual vendors. Creative Clicks Photography is not liable for any prize other than the session being offered. Please read through the terms and conditions if you have further questions.

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{Niagara Newborn Photographer} Phoenix | Fresh Life

My littlest man and a collection of images I’ve taken along the way.

I am beyond thankful that we were able to have a full session done with him and our family so that anything I got of him was icing on the cake. Photographing your own newborn isn’t easy when you factor in your own lack of sleep, baby’s sense of smell for mummy’s milk and the busyness of life during this time of adjustment. As much as I often wish I could spend the day photographing him, there are other children to care for and naps to take and life to attend to, so the times I do get to steal into the studio with him are precious to me!

4 days old

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8 days old

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24 days old

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{Niagara Baby Photographer} August Baby Co | A Giveaway

It’s Monday, which isn’t my favorite of days, especially when the weather is -23, HOWEVER it is bright and sunshiny outside and I am excited to share this giveaway with you all!

August Baby Co​ makes these gorgeous felt elephants in a variety of colors, and when I first saw it, I had to have one for Phoenix. It’s handmade by a local artist, Alyssha Scanlin, and it’s soft and so sweet. I love to incorporate natural organic items like these into my home decor and I especially love it when I can support local female entrepreneurs. Alyssha is so sweet, she has offered you the chance to win one in the color of your choice!

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(photos are not mine, credit belongs to August Baby Co.)

I asked Alyssha to share a little about herself and her business, read on.

When did you start making felted products?
I started making felt products about 2 years ago as my daughter started playing with toys – I began making her toys out of felt. That led to making decorations and all kinds of felt stuff. It became what I would gift all of my friends kids and soon all my girlfriends began requesting different felt products. I then realized this was something really special and loved among many moms.

What’s your vision/goal for your company?
My vision is to be able to provide adorable high quality handmade items to Moms who are unable to make things themselves. My goal is to be able to eventually produce my own fabrics and custom prints to incorporate into my designs. I envision my products to have big city style while made with hometown love

What other products do you make/sell?
I also make beautiful handmade baby blankets and nursery bedding. I incorporate a lot of very mature patterns and color pallets for the stylish mom. I love the option to have something extremely stylish and unique and to not take your baby out with a blanket that every other mom has. Being a mom is all about being an individual so I love my baby blankets to reflect that.

Where can we find you? (Links to FB, insta, shop, etc.)

Facebook

Instagram | @augustbabyco

Website

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