Make your Own: Nature Notecards

I am determined to write more notes and send them in the mail – the actual mail, not e-mail. That being said, I am not one to stick to store-bought or the same cards that everyone else can get. I wanted to make some of my own. And they are so easy!

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Sticker Burr Outdoors


A good friend of ours has just written a wonderful book for boys. It is called First Deer. It is about a boy going hunting with dad and all that goes in to the journey. We are so excited to be a part of Brian’s journey. Our company, Chilcoat Studios, was hired to create the new logo and to layout the book. We are in the process of setting up the website and various other marketing things.

Before that happened we needed photographs so I got to do one of my favorite things! We rounded up a bunch of boys from Malcolm’s scout troop and family friends, dressed them up and started shooting.


These boys did such a great job following my direction and it was really hot and sticky that day! Be on the lookout for the website to order your own Sticker Burr Outdoors t-shirts, hats, and another way to order the book First Deer!



Make Your Own Garden Markers

Our family has had a few different gardens over the past couple of years and, although we missed last season with moving and renovating a house at planting time, we are ready to plant again. A great way to remember what you planted are garden markers. Most plants come with their own plastic markers, but it is much more fun and festive to make your own:


Wooden fairy wands from a craft store are inexpensive and have enough room for little hands to write the veggie of choice. The wands pictured were painted with chalkboard paint so that they could be used again next season.


Another possibility is decorated rocks. Find rocks large and smooth enough to write your veggie’s name. Use either a paint pen or a small brush and acrylic paint to decorate.

What do you use for markers?