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SXSW Bingo
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This is my completed SXSW Bingo card, brought to you by the very kind and generous folks at Harvest, the time-tracker of kings!

Completing the card won me a Kindle 2, something I have always coveted but would never have bought for myself, even though I read a lot, so it was more than worth the effort it took to get these photos!

Follow @harvest on Twitter, and its makers @bjhess, @dannyw and @EvilPRGuy.

Follow me on Twitter: @lauraehall


The Fail Whale (not on a computer): a man from Keen footwear ( standing outside of the Convention Center

Hash Tag Hand Signs: My fellas @jeyb and @guyp oblige

Someone wearing this t-shirt: The Harvest guys promised they’d hook me up with a shirt photo if I got all the other squares, so this was the last photo I took. Thanks @EvilPRGuy, @bjhess and @dannyw!

BJ Novak making people laugh: Mr. Novak had a panel with some other hilarious comedy writers. He’s the blurry one in the middle, wearing a hat!×79

Someone wearing a Snuggie: Surprisingly, especially considering how cold it was at the start of the conference, no geeks at SXSW seemed to have a Snuggie with them…not even for the purpose of ironic humor (though supposedly someone spotted one out on Sixth Street). So, we bought one. I was happy to have the excuse.


A food blogger eating food: @GoGameMei is great – she blogs about food at AND her job involves running around in costumes giving people random gifts and inventing secret handshakes!

Tacos: D at Iron Cactus, eating soft tacos

Free cupcakes: Ice cream and cupcakes on their way into the burlesque show Pasties and Pastries at Emo’s. It turns out the girl on the left is @Silona, whose panel I attended the last day of the conference!

A pie chart in a presentation: Scott Belsky from Behance talks about "Making Ideas Happen" – great panel, lots of very useful tips and interesting research.

Double fisting: D with two alcoholic beverages

Just for fun

People playing Rock Band: Lots of gaming going on at Screenburn

Techy mom: A mum in the Lego pit in the Conference Center with her son, she was very nice and let me snap this pic!×32


Geek girl: Oh…that’s me.

Pair programming: @jeyb and @guyp with some handy PHP script on a netbook.


Someone who is internet almost famous: @guyp won a game show in the UK called "In It To Win It" and got 20k pounds! He was also a star employee during the ARG Perplex City with a very clever video series and he does lots of stuff online to this day. It’s only a matter of time.

Gary Vaynerchuk with a glass of wine: I hovered at the front of the ballroom before @garyvee’s panel just so I could ask him to pose with an imaginary glass of wine. Thank you, @garyvee!

Guy Kawasaki Twittering: I tracked down the secret AllTop party for the net elite (held at Allen’s Boots) and luckily they had extra invites, so I was able to snap a pic with @guykawasaki! Thank you!!

A famous actress: We spotted @feliciaday a few times during the conference, but never got a chance to speak to her (once she was walking intently down the street, and once I was going up an escalator while she was going down, though I squeaked out a quick ‘hi’). She was really happy to help with the bingo squares, and offered to be the ‘geek girl’ as she hadn’t brought her Kindle 2. I’m glad she was so nice and friendly, because I like her work as much as I admire her true understanding of the workings of the internet and its culture.×89

Scobleizer: I was running up to the Trade Show because someone had spotted a Kindle up there, and I saw Robert Scoble (@scobleizer) crossing the street outside, so I hauled butt to catch up with him. He was very nice and posed with me and very politely didn’t mention anything about ‘the crazy girl charging down the street toward me with a camera.’


Something built with an Arduino: Spotted at DorkBot, this is a series of lights used to control one of the bleepy things

Old school arcade cabinet: In Champion’s across from the convention center

Someone using Kindle 2: Found at the Blurb booth (thanks @AndruEdwards!)

Cowboy hat: @micahsaul wore this cowboy hat all through Interactive! I was lucky to see him on Sixth Street early on in the week.

Someone using a Zune: This space is particularly evil as NO ONE at Interactive has a Zune. We had to go to a Best Buy to find one.

the Yule Lads’ home
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According to Icelandic folklore, Dimmuborgir is the home of a homicidal troll named Grýla, her third husband Leppalúði and their sons The Yule Lads/Yuletide Lads. Though Grýla has psychopathic tendencies, the children aren´t quite so murderous, and are more mischievious than anything. Originally told as a scary story to stop children misbehaving, the Yule Lads have now been merged with the idea of Santa Claus. Children either get gifts or rotten potatoes in their shoes at Christmas depending on whether they’ve behaved well or not.

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Custom Handbag Branding for Local Atlanta Designer

Custom handbag branding services caught the eye of local Atlanta designer, Chelsie Tanner, designer and owner of Two.Sevynteen. We were so honored to be part of Chelsie’s dream of becoming a handbag designer and making it come true with our custom handbag branding services.

Chelsie had a dream to have her own handbag line. She wanted her logo on every bag and purse duster. She found us on the web and knew she wanted to hire us for her custom handbag branding project.

We marked stainless steel keychains on bags where we couldn’t add any branding which helped us create a unique look for her bags.

custom handbag metal marking

Our embossing, laser engraving, white toner printing and vinyl services in particular were what we used to brand her line of handbags.

custom handbag embossing

We were able to create a stamping die from her logo to emboss her bags with gold and silver foil. Custom handbag branding was important to ensure her buyers knew they were buying from her line of handbags.

custom handbag debossing

We also used the same die to deboss the bags with no color. This gave a very elegant look to her bags yet the branding was clearly on the front.

custom handbag branding

We also used vinyl to brand her secondary logo on her clear plastic bags to create a new look that fit with her brand.

custom handbag white toner

We used white toner and holographic foil for her purse duster bags to complete the custom handbag branding project.

handbag laser engraving

We used our laser to mark the metal on some of her custom branded bags which had brass and stainless steel accents.

custom handbag engraving

Her bags went on sale February 17, 2021. (Two.sevynteen, get it?) We all worked hard to meet her deadline date. We are proud to announce her custom handbags sold out within 24 hours!

custom vinyl on handbags

If you have a custom handbag branding project you’d like us to look at, please contact us at 833 INK-WE11 (833-465-9311). We would love to help your success with our printing and branding services. We truly can print on anything that doesn’t walk away!

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Borden Legacy Monument Unveiling – June 2016
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June 9, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces. This short vid shows the unveiling.

As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to honour the service of our women and men in uniform, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today visited Canadian Forces Base Borden to participate in the unveiling of the new Borden Legacy Monument, part of the CFB Borden Centennial Celebrations.

The monument is a gift from the local communities of Simcoe County to honour the two million sons and daughters of Canada who have trained at CFB Borden over the last 100 years. It will continue to pay tribute to the over 20,000 sailors, soldiers and aviators per year who train at the base to serve this country.

During the unveiling, an urn containing battlefield soil patriated from Vimy, France, was enshrined in a niche in the monument. More than 66,000 Canadians made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War, including at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

“Today, we all come together to take part in these centennial celebrations, united in common purpose. The Borden Legacy Monument is a fitting honour to those who serve in uniform to protect our values and way of life at home and abroad.”

Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
“The monument unveiled at Borden today, during the Centennial celebrations, is a longstanding symbol of honour and remembrance bestowed upon all the women and men who wear the uniform in service to Canada. It demonstrates one community’s proud commitment to and passion for the Canadian Armed Forces.”

Harjit S. Sajjan, Defence Minister
“On behalf of the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, I am honoured by this gift to CFB Borden. Those involved in the Legacy Project, led by Honorary Colonel Jamie Massie, have thereby shown the greatest respect to our military personnel – those who have come before, who are here today, and who will serve Canada in the future.”

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff
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The battlefield soil was retrieved from Vimy, France, in June 2015, during a ceremony attended by Lawrence Cannon, Canadian Ambassador to France, a delegation from Simcoe County, members from Base Borden, French Forces, and the Vimy Foundation.…

Article by: Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Mon. Dec. 15, 2014.

Canadians who have gone to war during the last century, and those who will go in the next one, will be honoured by a new monument at the Angus gate of Canadian Forces Base Borden.

“What I want to do is pay honour to the history to the people who served our country 100 years ago,” said Honourary Col. Jamie Massie, of the Borden Legacy Project. “And a 100 years from now I want soldiers to go through those gates and to be motivated and inspired by this monument.

“To me it’s about being Canadian and serving the Canadian Forces.”

CFB Borden’s 100th anniversary is 2016, when a century ago, the base was training soldiers for the First World War.

Massie, who spoke to Barrie city council Monday night about the legacy project, noted many of the Canadian troops who went overseas from 1916 until 1918 were trained at Borden – where the original training trenches were restored in 2011.

“You go look at these trenches and how they trained, their optimism about going there,” he said, “and then they show up there and ended up with these absolutely devastating conditions of battle.”

Many who trained at Borden also fought at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 9-12, 1917, when 15,000 Canadian infantry overran the Germans, but with a terrible toll – 3,598 soldiers killed and 7,000 wounded (Canadian War Museum, Tim Cook).

It was that battle which changed Canada from a British colony into a nation, as noted by Gen. Arthur Currie, commander of the Canadian Corps during the latter part of the war.

And Massie said it’s only fitting that the monument contain Currie’s words.

“To those who fall I say, ‘You will not die, but step into immortality. Your mothers will not lament your fate, but will have been proud to have borne such sons. Your names will be revered for ever and ever by your grateful country, and God will take you unto Himself.’”

Massie also has a personal connection to Vimy Ridge. His grandfather fought there with the 48th Highlanders and lost his left leg during the battle

“He lay bleeding in the mud for 18 hours before they picked him up. Then they took him and they cut his leg off,” Massie said.

His father also trained at Borden and served in the Second World War.

The monument will include soil from the Vimy battlefield, with the French government’s permission, that Massie himself will travel to France next June to collect along with other dignitaries.

“It (the soil) represents not just the DNA of those 3,500 who died and 7,000 wounded, but represents the repatriation of Canadian soldiers, who were lost and buried and forgotten,” said Massie. “To me the monument will inspire and motivate because we are living to the standard that Gen. Currie promised his troops, that we wouldn’t forget them.”

The monument will be created by Marlene Hilton Moore, a local artist who creates public art with striking human figures and architectural forms, along with personal art in on-going exhibitions in galleries and museums.

Her Borden Legacy Project will include walls of highly polished black granite, wings of white granite and a First World War bugler. Beyond the bugler will be a contemplation area, nestled among maple trees and four, black, polished granite benches.

“The idea is to create a place where. . .you can have a very quiet and beautiful place to sit and contemplate the meaning of the monument,” Hilton Moore said.

“It will be a reflection point, a chance to think of how lucky we are to have the freedom that we have,” Massie said.

The monument will be paid for with privately donated funds, and Massie said most of the money has already been raised.

“This is an opportunity for our community to say thank you for 100 years,” he said. “All of these people have trained at the base and they have all done their part to bring us the freedom that we share, and we all live with freedom, we live with democracy and we have justice and rule of law, which is what makes us Canadian.”

Base Borden is also an economic driver in the community, with 950 soldiers who work at Base Borden that live in Barrie with their families.

On June 1, 2016 some of the Vimy soil will be left with Barrie’s Cenotaph, when it’s relocated in Memorial Square. The Vimy soil will then be marched back to Base Borden on a gun carriage.

The Borden Legacy Project will be unveiled in mid-June 2016, marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of CFB Borden.

Soil from Vimy Ridge to be featured in Borden memorial
Nov. 2014, Barrie Advance Article by Laurie Watt
As the CFB Borden turns 100, Grey and Simcoe Foresters Major John Fisher unveiled a project to commemorate not only the base, but the local people who trained there and fought in the First World War.

Known as the Borden Legacy Project, the memorial –— designed by nationally acclaimed, local sculptor Marlene Hilton Moore –— will include some Vimy Ridge soil and serve as a gateway to restored trenches rediscovered a few years ago, just inside the base’s Angus gates.

“The legacy project is the creation and donation of a large, beautiful memorial tied into the Vimy trenches that have been restored. It’s a memorial to all those who’ve served since 1916,” Grey and Simcoe Foresters Maj. John Fisher said.

“Its two walls with inscriptions on them, are dark and light granite. They’re long and angled — a sculpture more than a chunk of rock. There’ll be a large bronze bugler on a base as well. The pathways to the back will lead into the Vimy trenches.

“It will be quite the emotive experience as you walk through this and into the woods and into the trenches, where the soldiers trained before they went over to France.”

Announced at the Spirit Catcher Awards gala in Barrie Tuesday night, the 0,000 project celebrates the link between the base and Barrie, where the Simcoe Foresters were based in the Mulcaster Street armoury.

Fisher recalled the historic night, Jan. 27, 1912, when Minister of Military and Defence Sir Sam Hughes announced a new base would be built on the Simcoe Pines Plain and a new armoury would be built in Queen’s Park in Barrie. The announcement occurred at a regimental dinner at the Queen’s Hotel and set in motion the construction of the armouries, which opened in 1915, and the base, which opened in 1916.

Fisher added the project will also celebrate the many men who fought and died in France.

“Thirty-six battalions left Barrie between mid-September and mid-November 1916 and they went to England and then broken up and sent into France,” said Fisher, recalling the 157th and 177th Simcoe Foresters and the 147th and 248th Grey Battalions.

The face of the project will be Leonard Webster, a Penetanguishene boy who went overseas as a captain with the 157th, the founding battalion of CFB Borden, and who died three days after arriving in Vimy.

Soil from Vimy Ridge to be featured in Borden memorial

Stan Howe

A new memorial is planned for the entrance to Base Borden. Major John Fisher presented the design, featuring an inscribed wall and a statue of a bugler.

I Do Victoria
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Makes a truly unique and personal wedding gift with I Do Victoria. A lasting memory Design for Everyone from the engagement to the Wedding Day.

Victoria 4th of July
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Like Victoria for the 4th of July, show you support for Independence Day with this American Flag style design.

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Animal Safari Keepsake Hand Made Baby Sweater – The Perfect Baby Shower Gift
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You will be the talk of the baby shower when you give this adorable handmade baby sweater for a baby boy. Hand crochet safari animals adorn the front, back and sleeves. 100% Cotton (hand picked Peruvian cotton.)

Coordinates with other Purple Mountain items: baby blanket, romper and back zip hooded baby sweater. Offered in blue for boys or pink for girls.

Find more keepsake baby knit gift ideas at
Purple Mountain Baby.

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minimal easter
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A visit from the minimalist easter rabbit. aesthetic outburst

Pataphysical Time Travel
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The good doctors at Pataphysical Studios gathered at Dr. Rindbrain and Dr. Judy’s home on a rainy Saturday to contemplate the passage of time and make art about it.

We celebrated Dr. Skidz’ 70th birthday in style, with small gifts ranging from an illuminated tie to an antique telephone, hearty spirits, a nice chocolate cake and stock in the Mind Shaft Society.

We then discussed our first sketches and models for the Time Machine — and sketched out more ideas about our next pataphysical invention.

We enjoyed this opportunity to cheer our old friend and design our upcoming time travel experience together.

Fire in the hole!

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Atlanta Laser Engraving and so Much More!

Atlanta laser engraving studios are a dime a dozen, however, our 165+ Google five-star reviews put us into a category by ourselves. We’ve earned the right to brag a little because of the quality of our laser etching and our customer service. Our reviews tell the whole story because they are written by our customers and reflect the quality and level of satisfaction they have experienced with our company. We can help you with laser engraving, cutting, marking and much, much more.

Our Atlanta laser engraving studio specializes in engraving everything from Yeti® tumblers to luggage tags and everything in between. We even stock items such as Polar Camel® tumblers, water bottles and bottle openers, magnets, name tags, cake pans and more. If you’re looking for high quality laser etching, you’ve come to the right place near Atlanta.

atlanta laser engraving

Our Atlanta laser engraving shop can engrave the following materials:

  • Metal (stainless steel, aluminum)
  • Glass
  • Acrylic
  • Crystal
  • Wood
  • Anodized Aluminum
  • Leather (Vegetable Tanned Only)
  • and more!

We use Epilog lasers to perform our laser etching work. These are all designed and manufactured laser machines in the USA. Our engraving is crisp, accurate and detailed. You won’t get this with home or hobby class lasers which a lot of our competitors use.

Atlanta laser engraving on a hat

Our professional lasers are truly remarkable (pardon the pun) and perform way beyond less quality lasers in the Atlanta laser engraving market.

Atlanta laser engraving company

Our CEO, Desiree Colonna, has been using lasers for 4 years and is an expert in her field. She contributes to Graphics Pro magazine regularly and also runs her own laser engraving group on Facebook.

atlanta laser engraving

“As the CEO, owner and Master Engraver, I believe in excellent communication and customer service with our clients. We work together as a team to ensure the final product is exactly what they were looking for. However, we are human and mistakes can happen. We do our best to fix them to the best of our ability and ensure the client leaves our Atlanta laser engraving studio happy with the work.”

Atlanta laser engraving on wood

Along with our laser engraving and laser etching, we also offer full design services. If you have an idea, we can bring it to life on almost any material. We can also mix our laser engraving with UV printing to make a really unique gift or promotional item.

If you have an idea or need a quick laser engraved gift, please visit our studio in Woodstock, GA by creating an appointment here. You can also call our studio at 833 INK-WE11 (465-9311). We look forward to working with you very soon!

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Pataphysical Time
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We spent another magnificent afternoon at Pataphysical Studios this Saturday, making art together … and playing at the edges of time.

Our visitors this week were Jim Neidhardt (now Dr. Neidhardt) and his lovely wife Denise (Dr. Now?), longtime friends of Drs. Rindbrain, Skidz and the Queen of the Desert. Jim showed us the ‘hypno-disks’ he is working on to create experiences like this surreal Duchamp film, Anemic Cinema:

We had a great conversation and I knew they were like-minded folks when Dr. Neidhardt and I both exclaimed at the same time the same exact phrase: “Life IS Change!”. Jim is interested in contributing to our madcap art adventure, so stay tuned. Learn more about his work at:

Throughout the day, we brainstormed more ideas for our new Time Machine, while working on sundry maker art projects:
• Dr. Rindbrain and Canard put the finishing touches on their music box
• Drs. Figurine and Heatshrink prepared to assemble a theremin together
• Dr. Fabio drew a first sketch of what a time controller might look like
• Dr. Igor and Heatshrink both gave Dr. Figurine nice gifts for her birthday
• Dr. Tout de Suite considered lighting up her goggles, chose to paint instead
• Dr. Zboon discussed time travel and made a birthday card for his friend Ernesto
• Dr. Canard created a colorful zen map, inviting other doctors to art it up
• Dr. Rindbrain added more rainbow-colored lights to the Time Machine framework

It was great to stretch out to the edges of time and back again in the company of my friends.

Fire in the hole!

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Wedding Guest Seating Plan Handouts Candle Favours Baby Gifts

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Wedding Guest Seating Plan Handouts Candle Favours Baby Gifts
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Monster Cookie Mix in a Jar
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The classic kitchen sink cookie, these are easy to customize to the recipient’s individual tastes simply by switching out candies and nuts. Adapted from Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats that Shine.

Monster Cookie Mix in a Jar