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Have you submitted your photo yet for the 2015 Tripawds Calendars?
Addy the three-legged Husky
We’ve been receiving some pawesome pics! But don’t worry, this is not a real contest, ’cause everyone is a winner in the Tripawds Nation!
- All registered Tripawds.com members* with living or angel Tripawd Heroes of any species.
- Honorary Tripawds (quadpawds undergoing palliative care, those with a limb deformity, etc.)
- Packs with multiple Tripawds are also eligible (you can enter 1 photo per Tripawd or a group photo).
- Previous calendar Tripawds may send a new photo.
- Photos MUST be received no later than Sunday 10/26 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
Any photo that is suitable for print production will be included in a calendar! Here’s how to know if your photo will work.
We’ll create as many new calendar designs as necessary to to fit all our furry friends, just like in previous years.
Please review the image file specifications and tips, then submit your photo soon!
Stay tuned for the calendar announcement…
Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!
Have you ever wondered how we make all the photo books, magazines and weekly planners available in the Tripawds Blurb Bookstore?
Making your own custom books may seem complicated, but with Blurb it’s actually pretty simple!
Blurb Booksmart Tutorial Video
We know it’s much easier to learn how to do something new by watching a video than just diving in or following complicated instructions. This can be especially true when it comes to software and publishing. That’s why we’re sharing this quick video from Blurb. In less than 3 minutes it will quickly walk you through creating your own custom book using their BookSmart tool.
So, our secret is out. Now you see how easy it is to create your own weekly planner, notebook or photo tribute book!
Within the BookSmart app, Blurb provides templates for various sizes and styles of books. With numerous page layout options and editing capabilities, your book is only limited by your imagination.
They call it BookSmart for a reason! You don’t have to worry about color modes, image resolution or file preparation. If your photos are too small, the software will warn you and resize them accordingly. When you’re all done, you’ll even have a final checklist to review before uploading and purchasing your book in a few simple steps.
Act Now and Save on Blurb Books!
With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to gather all your favorite photos and start making books for friends and family, and yourself! A custom photo tribute or memorial book is a great way to honor or remember your own Tripawd Heroes. And they make great gifts!
And right now, you can save 20% on photobooks you make with Blurb! If you are new to Blurb, take advantage of their special offer for new customers only, and save 25% on photobooks! But you better hurry! These deals end October 31st.
Tagged: Blurb, coupon, video
August 22nd, 2014 by jerry in Apparel · 1 Comment
Whether your a TriCat or a TriDog, you can fly your Tripawd colors in all sorts of cool ways with your very own Tripawd Rule! bandana!
They come in three different colors to suit your Tripawd fashion sense:
TriCats can wear bandanas too!
And only the most special dogs and cats in the world get to wear them.
Get Your Tripawds Rule! Bandana
Tagged: bandanna, Tripawds Rule
This post is sponsored by Blurb, home of the Tripawds Bookstore.
Ever wanted to make a really special gift for one of your Tripawds Friends? Consider making them a beautiful photo memory book!
We have good news—you don’t have to do it alone. Here’s some advice on how to make a truly beautiful tribute book from the fine folks at Blurb.
You want to make this book special. A book you’ll put together for someone really special, for a really special reason—to mark a milestone, or to celebrate their Tripawd’s life for instance.
Such big events look even bigger when you give a gift that’s full of heartfelt stories and personal photographs from their beloved friends. Sound a little complicated? It’s not, especially when you have people on your book-making team (and handy instructions from Blurb).
Here are some tips from Blurb for collaborating on a special book project…
How To Make A Blurb Book With Help From a Team
- Choose a team of people to help you with your book
- Have your team collect stories and photos
- Choose which stories and photos you want to include
- Edit the stories and scan the photos
- Lay out your book with text boxes and photo pages
- Get feedback from your team and make final edits
Blurb makes the process easy! And now you can save 15% off, no-minimum, with Blurb Coupon Code PRINTBOOK15%.
Hurry! Offer ends July 29, 2014. Too late? See current Blurb promotions!
Tagged: Blurb, coupon
Looking for a one-of-a-kind hand-crafted pet portrait for your beloved fur kids? BzTAT is your artist!
She captured Wyatt Ray’s exhuberance pawfectly when we won a contest for a free digital pet portrait at BlogPaws.
and she even found the essence of Tripawd Barret!
BzTAT, aka Vicki Boatright, is a great artist. She describes her work as follows:
“Digital Pet Portraits are quite popular, and despite being technologically created, they are each very unique. I use a variety of ipad apps and filters with each image to layer in a depth of color and texture. these add to the personality of the animal to create a very special artwork. They are also more economical for people who are budget conscious. I am also offering an option where I will send you the digital file where you can do the printing yourself! Learn more about ordering a portrait or YOUR pet here.”
Thanks Vicki, we’ll treasure our portrait forever!
To commemorate Admin speaking at BlogPaws 2014, Tripawds is happy to announce this new line of Tri Nation apparel and gifts featuring the #tripawds hashtag!
The Tripawds Facebook page has become another popular resource for anypawdy facing amputation for their dogs and cats. We also have a growing number of fans who follow Tripawds on Twitter. And if you are on Pinterest, be sure to check out the Tripawds boards.
Now you can wear your Tripawd pride and help spread the word that Tripawds Rule with #Tripawds T-shirts and Gifts.
Join your friends on social media by helping us celebrate the spirit of the Tripawd Nation! In addition to t-shirts, hoodies, and other apparel for men, women and children you will find all sorts of fun gifts to choose from.
Participating in canine cancer walks and other dog events? Get the new #tripawds design on Team Tripawds jerseys, t-shirts and and more! This selection features #tripawds on the front and Team Tripawds on the back
Browse all three legged dog & cat designs or visit the Tripawds Gift Shop to see the many styles of t-shirts, apparel, mugs stickers and more gift items available. Your purchase helps keep your Tripawds community online!
Tagged: #tripawds, new designs
Mother’s Day isn’t until May 11 but with only six short weeks until then, now is the time to get your orders in for custom Tripawds gifts like these!
Tripawd Mom Jewelry
A variety of designs are in the Tripawds Etsy Shop
Custom requests are always welcome!
Shop and order by April 15 for Mother’s Day.
Customizable Tripawd Pride Gear
Add your Tripawd’s photo and name to cool gear like this:
Visit the Tripawds Cafe Press Store for hundreds of gift ideas for Mom!
Tagged: CafePress, gifts, holidays, jewelry, mom
As you know, Tripawd Cats are a relatively new part of our community. Although this is the club nobody wants to join, we’re so hoppy to have more feline friends joining us every day!
We’re working hard to make Tripawds a more cat-oriented place by creating fun artwork like our Tripawd Cat Gifts and Gear and now, our hand-made Tripawd Cat Charm Bracelet!
Made with lots of love just for Tripawd Hero Fang, this bracelet can be customized with your cat’s name and pawsonality. Just contact us with your ideas, we’re hoppy to make one just for your special three-legged cat.
Order your custom hand-made Tripawd Cat Charm Bracelet today!
We don’t like to think about it ahead of time, but choosing the perfect dog or cat pet urn during the last part of our animal’s journey can actually help start the healing process, especially when you work with a stellar artist like Alexandra Koiv of Custom Pet Urns.com.
We recently had the pleasure of meeting Alex in person and were thrilled to learn that Tripawds Member Karma (Brendol and Addy‘s Mom) actually owns one of Alex’s masterpiece urns for her angel kitty, Allegra!
In getting to know Alexandra, we learned that not only is she an awesome artist but she also provides a healing touch by working with clients in need of support during major life transitions like losing a best friend. She’s quite an interesting lady, we think you’ll agree when you check out this interview with her.
Alex, how long have you been making pet urns? Why did you decide to start making them?
I started making pet urns about 15 years ago. I was making functional art furniture at the time, when a friend asked me to make an urn for his cat, Steven (he had two cats, both named Steven. He figured since they both came to the name, they could share it.). It took me a few months to wrap my head around the idea, but once I did, I saw that there was a whole business out there for me that combines art, animals and helping people.
When you make an urn for someone, what goes through your mind as you create it?
I always try to stay focused on what the customer wants. It is a bit like mind reading, so that part can get challenging, but if I stay present to the conversations I have had with the pet’s owner, the pictures or stories I have of the pet, there is a flow that comes through the work, which always makes for the most successful urns.
In what ways do your urns honor an animal’s life and spirit?
Well, I always keep my focus on the pet, as if they are already in the urn, so I stay in a place of respect with the work. Because there is so much more involved thank just creating ‘a piece of art’, and the urn becomes the pet’s final home, I really try to create the urn that reflects the joy, beauty and love that comes from their relationship with their pet.
Tell us about your tarot coaching? What made you decide to pursue these two interests of yours?
My work with the urns came from being a visual artist and the desire to help people. With tarot coaching, I am continuing to help people, and stay in a visual/representative conversation at the same time. For me, it is a natural progression of the work I have been doing, keeping a focus on helping people, and staying in service to them.
What can someone gain from your coaching? How can this be a life-changer for them?
People always know what is best for them. I trust that. My role as a coach is to walk with them through that process and hold up a mirror to what is stopping them, where they need clarity, what their true desires are, etc. We are all capable of so much in this life but have so much stuff that gets in our way. To move past all that ‘stuff’ can really allow you to live the best possible life. When you really tap into yourself, what shows up is amazing. Allowing that to happen is incredibly powerful.
Can this be a form of grief counseling for someone who just lost an animal companion?
Absolutely. There is so much wrapped up in grief. “Did I do enough?” “Did I give my dog the best life possible?” “Was it really the right time to make the choice to let them go?” It can all make the pain of loss so very much harder. Getting perspective and having someone by your side as you process can really help with closure, guilt, ambiguity, and whatever else may show up.
How are your sessions conducted? In person? Skype? Phone? Email?
I do my Tarot Coaching mostly over the phone. At first I was a bit concerned that, since tarot is a visual medium, that it would diminish the process. I have found the opposite to be true. As I talk about the images that come up, the client actually gets to see what they need to see, created from their own imagination, which is very powerful. It’s the difference between reading a book and seeing a movie. The movie shows you everything, the book challenges you to create from your own imagination.
Learn more about Alex’s work by visiting her at Custom Pet Urns and Vaike.com.
And remember, our Tripawds Custom Pet Urn Tags can put a finishing touch on Alex’s one-of-a-kind original pet memorial urns.
Tagged: memorial, urns
Got a special request for handcrafted jewelry, or can’t find exactly what you’re looking for in the Tripawds Etsy Store? Just ask!
That’s what a friend of Tippy’s did. She was making a tribute candle after Tippy went on to the Rainbow Bridge, and she wanted a special memorial charm to attach to Tippy’s collar.
And if you’re looking for something really different, she’s getting into leatherwork too. All of these items can be customized with your special message, animal-related or not.
Well, as you can see, Wyatt’s mom is very accommodating and becoming quite talented with her hand stamped metal jewelry. So if you have something special in mind, just let her know!
Tagged: custom, etsy, jewelry