Thursday, July 10, 2008

Etsy Feature: ♥Official Initial♥

Etsy Feature: ♥Official Initial♥

Shop Name: Official Initial Rubber Stamps

What do you make? We create custom rubber stamps for people to use for their craft. It started by us using stamps in our pottery and then it grew into a booming full time adventure inspired by ETSY and only available from us here. We do have a website and a blog: our website is http://www.stampativity.com/
which links right to our ETSY store. We get alot of new customers that never bought anything here ever and found our website and make their first purchases through us.

How did you first pick up your craft? My mother ( Jody ) started a business that specialized in monogramming and personalization in the late 70's in NC. We sold it in the 90's and we found that we missed the excitement we created for our customers and all the nice people we met over the years and when Cole ( short for Nicole ) found ETSY she said it would be the perfect creative outlet where we could shine as a mother and daughter duo once again.

What are you inspired by? Our customers inspire us, and well...anything! We love graphics and vintage things and we really like to hear the customers delighted responses when we create something just for them!

Tell me about yourself: Jody is mom to Cole we both live at the beach and have full time jobs.

Cole is a famous potter who creates tabletop that is sold all over the world as well as many originals in galleries and gifts shops all over, she is also the artist behind the line drawings and most of the compositions.

Jody is the type stylist and likes to make the vintage images from things she finds everywhere. Jody also answers most of the e-mails because Cole is in her studio most of the day.

Other etsy shops you love: We both love glass, anything blown glass.
Providence Art Glass
Alis Glass Designs
Mandella Glass
and we both agree some of the nicest customers we have had have been jewelry artists. We have some of our customers shops listed in our blog in no particular order or love but as we find the time to add them all ;)
BLOG - http://officialinitial.blogspot.com/

Advice for fellow artists/crafters? Advertise! You can never afford not to advertise! That should be your mantra. Spend a certain amount each month just promoting yourselves. It really pays when you keep it up.

♥GIVEAWAY♥


This weeks giveaway is fabulous!! Official Initial Rubber Stamps houses so many amazing pieces and beautiful designs and I am absolutely thrilled to be able to offer you all a chance to win your very own customized stamp!!

Jody and Cole has graciously offered the lovely Custom Mounted Rubber Stamp - 1 1/2 Inches by 1 1/2 Inches from their etsy shop to one lucky reader of this blog! Totally awesome right???

How to enter:: RUN, dont walk, on over to Official Initial Rubber Stamps and leave a comment here stating your favorite design from this spectauclar shop! I guarentee that you'll have a hard time picking out your favorite because Jody and Cole's pieces are absolutely stunning!!

Standard Rules apply ---> You must leave a way for me to contact you in case you win! On Wednesday 07/16/08 I'll announce the winner provided at least 10 people have entered this giveaway!..... what are you waiting for??? Go and check out the amazing goodies at Official Initial!!!

117 comments:

polinka said...

I absolutely LOVE the sewing machine stamp!! great shop!!

Jaime said...

My favorite is the Wonderful and Happy Little Butterfly Fairy! :)

mar said...

My favorite stamp is the "Pop Art Flower Original Art Monogrammed Personalized Stamp" thank you for the contest

Erma said...

My favorite is the Wonderful and Happy Little Butterfly Fairy!

Rita M said...

From the Vintage Collection.. my favorite was the Wonderful and Happy Little Butterfly Fairy.

Raven said...

OMG...what a great find, Amanda! I just loooove stamps!

I love the sewing machine, the tricycle, the cupcake with icing, pop art flower, funky heart modern...I could go on and on! hee hee

xxx
Raven

Bunny B said...

Oooo.... lovely!! I wanna win this bad!! My faves would be the Fun Cupcake Baker and the Handmade By artist pallette.

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Maja said...

happy little butterfly fairy

angelina115@hotmail.com

Ana said...

pop art flower original monogrammed personalized stamp

joliexox@hotmail.com

Angel said...

meza-angel@sbcglobal.net

the tricycle

mountaincat said...

Gee Whiz...you weren't kidding! This is a tough decision.....but the Wonderful and Happy little Butterfly Fairy stole my heart. My grandaughter has her room decorated with Fairies and Butterflys soooo I hope my entry gets your "stamp" of approval. :)

ElegantSnobbery said...

I love them all! but the Two Owls address stamp is my first choice of cuteness. I just love it!

Deborah Stinson-editor said...

I really liked the Funky Heart Modern Rubber Stamp. Very cool. All the stamps are cool. Thanks for this contest. Sierramuse8@aol.com

quitecontrary1977 said...

i like the simple dress since i've started doing vintage clthes on etsy. these stampsare awesome!

esque said...

What a lovely shop! I love all their vintage stamps, but the Bicycle one is my favorite!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9632148

yvonne said...

So hard to choose just one, but the retro owl is adorable!

CurlyfrySC's Collage said...

I love the intricate detailing of the Two Owls!

gkstratos said...

I like the Antique Tricycle Bicycle
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mverno said...

the bicylce stamp

peg42 said...

I just love these stamps. My favorite is the Wonderful and Happy Little Butterfly Fairy. This is just so adorable. Thank you for offering this giveaway and please enter me.

Kimberly said...

"one" of my favorites is the Cupcake with icing rubber stamp original art personalized free stamp - this would be perfect in making handmade gift tags for my Christmas goodies that I bake every year.

jessilynn said...

What fun! I wish I could do that line of work..and especially the pottery. My favorite is the little dish of love plate. Thank you for your giveaway!

kara said...

Ahhh! That was really hard! My favorite design is Night Bird, though I really loved all the bird/owl designs.
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chromiumman said...

i like the octopus

Tonya said...

I love the Mod Eames Pop Pincushion stamp.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful and Happy Little Butterfly Fairy is my very favorite.

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

NatalieLucy said...

I love the butterfly fairy, so cute!!

nataliesweep@yahoo.com

Pamela said...

I love love love the birds on the wire. For some reason this just struck me so funny as me and my mates chatting on the phone...

Lauralee said...

I love the customized stamps. I like to doodle and would love to see some of my art in stamp form, especially since they said they can include fine details.

Tracy said...

wonderful and happy little butterfly fairy is my favorite because I collect all things butterfly as well as dragonfly, and a combo of butterfly stickers or dragonfly stickers have graced my envelopes for years and have become my trademark with family, friends and business associates alike!

Sharon said...

Wedding Bells Original Art Rubber Stamp FREE MONOGRAM-I would want to win this and love this the most, because my wonderful sister is getting married this fall and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to give this to her to put on her invitations, etc...thanks so much for great contest...!!!!!

ppdesigns said...

i love the retro owl orginal one! So cute!

Deb said...

I love the bicycle thank you stamp... perfect for summer! I love your shop!

agordon10 said...

Antique Tricycle Bicycle fits our lifestyle

vboackle said...

i like the monogrammed personalized pop art stamps.

idahomom said...

The Funny Monkey is very cute. Thanks for the chance.

Little Sew N Sews said...

I love the Pop Art Original Drawing Flower stamp AND the sewing machine. Your stamps are lovely!

denyse said...

The Wonderful and Happy Little Butterfly Fairy!

jennem said...

Love the Fairy Girl and Lamb.

bfox74 said...

I love the mermaids.

mogrill said...

Love the Mermaids...I collect them so this would be the one!

EYOWYN said...

i love the whimsical magical fairy and the mermaids!!

anne said...

I love the funky heart but the cupcakes are adorable too!

Lesley of Banana Pants Clothes said...

Sewing machine, sewing machine!

Kari said...

Happy Little Butterfly Fairy, all of them are great, you're right!!

sally said...

thanks for such a great contest

Mike said...

i want to win

cherylfree said...

My favorite design is the whimsical magical fairy original art 2 inch rubber stamp :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

paula h said...

I like the Whimsically Magical Fairy.

s said...

the owls

E. Cooper said...

I have to pick two: the butterfly fairy and the bicycle stamps - they are too precious!

Thanks :D

Colengal said...

Im grooving on any of the chandalier stamps.. Neat Company

exotic1 said...

After checking out all and I mean all the stamps I would have to choose "Mermaid in cool waters mounted rubber stamp FREE personalization" as my favorite because it had so much detail in the stamp and was very beautiful. I also like Mermaids. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this wonderful giveaway.
exotic1@tdstelme.net

lsl_53 said...

I absolutely LOVE the "Mod Eames Pop Pincushion original Art" Rubber Stamp - It's SO ME!!! hehe :)

im.in.luv.with.rey@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Mermaid in Cool Waters design.
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kdkdkd said...

I love the Original Angel Wings Winged art Rubber Stamp! I also like the Wonderful and Happy Little Butterfly Fairy Rubber Stamp and many of the owl stamps.

LINDALSHOT said...

Pop art flower. Or the mermaid.

- Marybeth I. said...

THANK YOU OWL or Small Chandelier - the owl would be great for my kids.

Petra said...

Pop Art Flower. I like the sewing machine too.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Petra
quietstorm4951@yahoo.com

Princess Golden Hair said...

My favorite is the Wonderful and Happy Little Butterfly Fairy! I'm a teacher and I could just see me stamping this on good papers

dolls123 said...

I like the Rubber Stamp Original Art CUPCAKE Mounted on wood

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Debbie Criss said...

Please enter me, thank you

Elizabeth said...

I like the Wonderful and Happy Little Butterfly Fairy stamp. Thanks!

queenoftheclick said...

I love the owl stamp - it's so cute!

Kathleen said...

I really like the Night Bird design, and the owls are so cute!

Hetal said...

since childhood, I am crazy about mermaids.

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cdrury said...

Funky Heart Modern Rubber Stamp

jnmacdonald said...

I like the personalized cupcake stamp.

Jennifer O. said...

I love all the owl designs. They would work great as bookplate type stamps.

Bonnie said...

The Mermaid in Cool water is way cool, I would love it.

Cyndi said...

My favorite is: Birds on a telephone line

Kyle Banderman said...

I would love to have the "Earth World"! Thanks for the contest!

indyfree07@hotmail.com

wgbc1446 said...

I like the fairy girl & lamb stamp.

blacarly said...

I love them all!!!! Thanks for such a great giveaway :)

Molly C. said...

I love the Save the Date Stamp!

arvard said...

I think I like the Wonderful and Happy Little Butterfly Fairy best.

cylis9 said...

I like all of the baking ones, esp. the cupcake....

idyll hands said...

I love love love rubber stamps. My favorite from this shop is the Night bird stamp:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11004998

So fun!

Chrystal said...

I love the Original Angel Wings Winged art Rubber Stamp Logo Website address personalized!!

Living in Alaska said...

Two owls round personalized.

There are so many creative people on Etsy. It's a great website!

NesieBird said...

I LOVE the Fairy Girl.

Smooshy said...

i love the octopus!

blueviolet said...

I love the modern garden flower. I know I would use that so much in my scrapbooking!
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

LadyJemima said...

Again and again I am finding wonderful artists on Etcy! Can't believe I knew nothing about the site a few months ago! I love all of your custom stamps but the one that caught my eye immediately was the Ferris Wheel. There's something magical about them, and it reminded me of the London Eye in...well, London. :)

Karrie said...

The butterfly fairy is so cute

Anonymous said...

Cupcakes! ( they exemplify my gluttonous possibilities )

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Storm said...

The Sun Round monogrammed rubber stamp is so perfect! I love anything with a celestial theme. I'd be a stampin' fool with this one!

Anonymous said...

I like the mermaid.

Jinxy & Me said...

Happy little butterfly fairy is super cute!

Sunnyvale said...

I like the sun round rubber stamp

Christy said...

I like the Funny Monkey stamp. =}

Helen said...

Oh what a fantastic prize! I love the small chandelier one.

kananee said...

I like the Fun Baker one!

Bakersdozen said...

I love the cupcake one that has "Elizabeth's Kitchen" on it. I bake alot and would use it. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharon said...

I like the Whimsical magical fairy stamp. Thanks for the contest.
sharr1226@yahoo.com

Samantha P said...

the chandelier stamps are so cool!

bndraldy said...

I just love these stamps. I found several that I really liked, but my favorite is Two Owls Rubber stamp. I also kept going back to the antique bicycle. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

lilyk said...

I love the Cupcake Rubber Stamp Design!

masonsgranny59 said...

Wonderful and Happy Little Butterfly Fairy Rubber Stamp

purango said...

Mermaid in cool waters is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

Starshine3 said...

They have so many great designs to choose from! It was hard to choose, but my personal favorite is Night Bird Unmounted Rubber Stamp. Thanks for the chance :)

Anonymous said...

I'm madly in love with the Original Angel Wing stamp.

-Allie

tonylethal@aol.com

klp1965 said...

lobe the mermaids :)

Swtlilchick said...

I love the Fairy Girl and Lamb
Vintage syle stamp.They have
the nicest stamps I have ever seen
Thanks for the giveaway and have a
nice day

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aharris007 said...

I like the Funky heart modern rubbler stamp ...butterfly fariy was a close second.

demmi said...

they are all so cute I would pick the sewing machine

G said...

I love the cupcake!

paulina trzcinka said...

MY FAVORITE WOULD BE THE Camera Art Mounted Rubber stamp BECAUSE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MY FAMILY.

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Trish said...

i love the cupcake!

windycindy said...

A wonderful site full of unique stamps! My favorite is the "Antique
Tricycle Bicycle Rubber Stamp" Personalized. Please enter me in your delightful contest drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Mary G. (kow) said...

I loved the bird on the wire stamp!

Sylvia P said...

the Mermaid in cool waters stamp is so pretty! i love it!

jo1brat said...

I just cant decide I love all the cupcakes stamps but I really think I may want the Mod Eames Pop Pincushion original Art round stamp.

kathy55439 said...

Funny Monkey I love monkeys of any kind.....

Carolyn said...

I love the Funky Heart - Modern! Cute!

Carolyn
ceimusic@aol.com

donna444444 said...

I really like the Cupcake with icing rubber stamp original art personalized.

dolls123 said...

NEW Cupcake Rubber Stamp Design Exclusive ETSY by Official Initial

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