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The Be Hippy Lifestyle

Be Hippy

How do you express lifestyle? The things we do, the clothes we wear, and the stickers we rock! Be Hippy Lifestyle is spreading the message of peace and love through awesome clothing, apparel and stickers that represent the beauty and outdoors of Colorado.

Be Hippy Lifestyle was started by Bart & Leigh. Their mission is to share their passions about festivals, the outdoors, markets, art and peace.

In spreading this message, they design and craft all the goods they sell, including clothing for men, women and children, jewelry, koozies, and amazing four color stickers!

"It doesn't matter where you live, as long as you are doing things that make you happy." - Be Hippy

StickerGiant Colorado Holiday Gift Guide

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Company Name: Nuevo Western
Name of Your Product: Goodnight Moon Inspired Posters


These are a great selection of posters from "the great green room" in the tradition of Clement Hurd.  "The Cow Jumping Over the Moon" and " Three Little Bears Sitting in Chairs" complete any nursery, reading or family room with these awesome prints. These awesome posters provide a unique vibe with an impressive punch.  Clean, kid friendly, modern aesthetic.


This item is the perfect gift for Parents, kids, baby and any fan of "Goodnight Moon!" It's a great gift because it's unique, high quality and everyone can appreciate its nostalgic feel.


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Company Name: 2 Buckets Cleaning
Website Address: www.2bucketscleaning.com
Facebook Business Page URL: https://www.facebook.com/2bucketscleaning
Product Name: Hand Poured-Pure Soy Wax- Body Candle

This Soy Body Candle is an aromatherapy hand-poured candle that, when burned, melts to create a body hydrating oil that can be used to enhance the health of your skin. This candle burns only three degrees above body temperature, to allow for use as a massage oil and moisturizer.

This candle contains all the natural hydrating properties of soybeans which are a rich source of protein, vitamins, and antioxidants. Burn the candle for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. The Massage Oil Candle produces a warm penetrating oil to soothe your skin.

This gift is perfect for anyone who can light a candle! It is a great gift for the holidays because not only does it smell amazing and it soothes your skin, it was produced locally in Colorado! This product produces a warm penetrating oil to sooth your skin and is perfect for those old winter nights!

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Company Name: Soulforce Cycling
Website Address: www.soulforcecycling.com (unavailable as of 11/2014)
Facebook Business Page URL: www.facebook.com/soulforcecycling
Product Name: Cycling Apparel

Soulforce is partnering with the best local design and manufacturing companies to bring inspired, comfortable and attractive jerseys, shorts and socks (and whatever else we can come up with) to those who share our passion for all things cycling. To ensure every rider is equipped for every ride we are proud to offer extended sizing options beyond traditional sizing; this often includes 2XL, 3XL, 4XL and 5XL.

This product is the perfect gift for men and women cyclists who desire good looking performance apparel, especially those who require larger sizes than typically available from other brands. This is the perfect gift for the holidays because summer riding weather is right around the corner and with that comes summer time riding conditions. Our jerseys are moisture wicking and offer UV protection! Soulforce offers free shipping on all jerseys!

Soulforce jerseys are available in sizes that are not typical among our competitors. Not having performance apparel makes riding more difficult and less enjoyable. We offer expanded sizing to help keep cyclists out there on those hot days pedaling their way to meeting their fitness goals.

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Company Name: jane's short & sweet
Website Address: www.janeshortandsweet.co
Facebook Business Page URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Janes-Short-Sweet/116113415120276
Product Name: jane's sugar scrub

Sticker Giant has helped me launch my first non-food product, sugar scrub!  It has long been a favorite of people who've received it as gifts, and now it's available to the broader public.  It's the perfect balance of exfoliating, cleansing and moisturizing.  I use sugar for a more thorough and softer exfoliation.  I add a soap so it washes off well, and the moisturizer is long-lasting.

One of its moisturizing ingredients is EVOO, provided by one of the vendors through which I sell the scrub.  Currently, it's available in Lavender, Orange & Peppermint.  Grapefruit will be available in the new year, as soon as I start grating the grapefruits and put in my order for the labels.

It sloughs off dead skin ( a given where some folks actually experience winter) and brightens your mood, with natural essences, oils, blossoms and zest. This product is the perfect gift for both guys and ladies.  In fact, a guy just confessed to me last week that after he uses it on his knees, elbows and feet, he keeps the Peppermint jar open in his shower so his bathroom always smells good.

This is the perfect gift this season because, who doesn't want to be bright and shiny for the holidays? Plus, one unique element of what I do is that I do not keep the profit, instead passing it along to programs and organizations coming alongside at-risk women & children in the areas of education and healthcare.

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Company Name: Big Colorado Love
Website Address: bigcoloradolove.com
Facebook Business Page URL: https://www.facebook.com/BigColoradoLove
Product Name: Big Colorado Love hats, shirts, t-shirts, etc.

Big Colorado Love hats, shirts, t-shirts, etc. + 10% of our profits to Colorado charities. This product is the perfect gift for anyone who loves Colorado! This is the perfect gift for the holidays because Big Colorado Love is a unique gift that also does some good. Our products solve the age old problem of not knowing what to wear!

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Company Name: HONEY SKATEBOARDS
Website Address: www.honeyskateboards.com
Facebook Business Page URL: www.facebook.com/HoneySkateboards
Product Name: HANDCRAFTED LONGBOARDS

Handcrafted Longboards are made in Grand Junction, Colorado. Known for their high quality, Honey Skateboards are made with a classic exotic wood stringer pattern. Honey Skateboards has a board for all disciplines of longboarding, from mini cruisers, carvers, freeriders, sliders to full on down hill.

This product is the perfect gift for students needing transportation to get across campus to the 30, 40, 50 somethings wanting to experience the feeling of freedom they had in their youth, that only a longboard can bring.
It is the perfect gift for the holidays because a Honey Longboard will bring a smile to anyones face!

A Honey Longboard will last you for years. Buying a lesser quality longboard will cost you more in the long run as you will need to replace a lesser quality longboard several times during the lifespan of a Honey.

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Website Address: www.Filthymotorsports.com

Facebook Business Page URL: http://www.facebook.com/filthymotorsports

Product Name:Filthy Motorsports Off-Road Racing Hoodie

Filthy Motorsports hooded sweatshirts are printed on the most comfortable and highest quality hoodies we could find and have extra thick silk printing (done locally) on the front and back to not only make them look amazing, but to make sure they last a very long time.

J-America is well known for making some of the best hoodies out there and we selected their top-of-the line model made with 80% cotton and featuring extra wide hood strings with metal eyelets, a comfortable stretch waistband that wont ride up on you, and an ultra soft fleece inner liner. Simply put, we took every effort to make sure this hoodie becomes your new favorite.

This product is the perfect gift for off-road and 4x4 enthusiasts and high fashion hoodie aficionados ;) It is great for the holidays because it's so cold out!  Not only does it keep you warm and cozy when it's cold out, it makes you look so damn good!

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Company Name: Decibullz Custom Earphones
Website Address: www.decibullz.com
Facebook Business Page URL: https://www.facebook.com/Decibullz
Product Name: Decibullz Custom Molded Earphones

These are earphones that easily and quickly molded to the unique shape of your ears for a perfect-fitting earphone that sounds great and stays put.
This product is the perfect gift for anyone who uses a mobile device or frequently uses earphones.

Decibullz solves common headphone woes. Because our earphones are custom molded they are extremely comfortable. This perfect fit also keeps earphones secure so they will not fall out unexpectedly.

Our custom earphone molds will snap onto existing earphones turning them into a custom molded earphone that will never hurt and never fall out. Decibullz make an excellent stocking stuffer to compliment that new tablet or smartphone.

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Company Name: Fluff it Up
Website Address: www.fluffitupcottoncandy.com
Facebook Business Page URL: facebook.com/fluffitupcottoncandy
Product Name: Fluff It Up Holiday Sampler

Our Holiday Sampler includes 7 flavors of organic cotton candy: gingerbread, candy cane, apple cider, spiced orange, apple pie, cinnamon stick, and caramel corn.  All of our organic cotton candy is made with no artificial flavorings or dyes, just pure simple goodness.

This is the perfect gift for foodies (especially hard to impress foodies), kids who have it all already, and anyone who is looking for something unique. Fluff It Up's Holiday Sampler is perfect for the holidays because it's a sweet treat featuring all your favorite seasonal flavors.  Plus, each bag has only 50 calories, less than a cookie!

If you are having a hard time finding the perfect unique gift, this is your solution.  It's great as a stocking stuffer.  Or if you're looking for something delicious and fun to bring to a holiday potluck this will help you wow the crowd.

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Company Name: Dice Candies
Your Website Address: www.dicecandies.com
Facebook Business Page URL: www.facebook.com/dicecandies
Product Name: Chocolate Gaming Dice

Small chocolates in the unique shapes that gamers care about: dice. This include the basic casino d6 as well as the more elaborate polyhedral dice.
This product is the perfect gift for board game and tabletop roleplaying gamers. Chocolate doesn't melt when it's cold outside which makes it the perfect winter treat! It's also a unique gift that only our company provides.

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Company Name: Louisville Wellness Center
Website Address: www.louisvillewellcenter.com
Facebook Business Page URL: www.facebook.com/louisvillewellnesscenter
Product Name: Health and Wellness

Louisville Wellness Center is an alliance of holistic health practitioners working together to provide healing, inspiration, education and connection into our community.

We offer mindfulness baed psychotherapy, nutrition coaching, naturopathic medicine, enerywork, massage and more. WC helps folks get clearer about what their health goals are and gives them very effective and practical ways to manifest their best health!

This product is the perfect gift for those seeking holistic healthcare that is truly collaborative. Bodywork and healthy living are always welcomed gifts! Especially during a typically stressful time of year. 

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Company Name: Lurkmania
Website Address: www.lurkmania.com
Facebook Business Page URL: facebook.com/lurkmania
Product Name: Custom Clothing

We offer custom designed T Shirts, Hoodies and clothing for guys and girls. We all need more shirts, who would not love to support a locally owned clothing line.

Just Lurkin Around is good stuff! These items offer easy and secure online shopping from the comfort of your home. Now you don't have to go out in the cold and stand in long checkout lines. Just point and click, your fingers need the exercise!

This is the perfect gift for the holidays because they are fun and affordable gifts that can be worn from a tasting rooms to the board rooms.

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Company Name: Copper Leaf Creative
Website Address: www.copperleafcreative.com

Facebook Business Page URL: Copperleaf Creative on Facebook


Product Name: Website Consultation or Development

WordPress web design delivered at a professional level.  If you are frustrated with your current website or "web guy" - we are the answer. This product is the perfect gift for the small- or medium-sized business owner who is impossible to shop for. New Year - New Website! (or at least an improved one). It's simple: Bad website = bad sales = unhappy business owner :( Great website = more sales = very happy business owner! :)

 

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Company Name: DEADWILDER DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
Website Address: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeadwilderArt
Facebook Business Page URLhttps://www.facebook.com/Deadwilder
Product Name: Big Ass Bookplate Stickers

Properly mark your oversized literary territory with these clever and originally illustrated "Big Ass" bookplate stickers from Deadwilder Design & Illustration. Packet of 10 self adhesive bookplates printed on premium white polypropylene stock from Sticker Giant. Each plate measures 3" x 4" and has plenty of space to write in your ownership details.

Use Sharpie or Ball Point pen for best results. The days of scholarly hoarding are now a thing of the past! Embrace the freedom to loan out those highly coveted atlases, compendiums, and bargain priced photo compilations with the reassurance they are forever marked with your personalized Big Ass bookplate sticker.

This product is the perfect gift for librarians, bibliophiles, teachers, hipsters, donkey farmers, and other equine enthusiasts. They make for a great stocking stuffer or party favor for any kind of book lover, and supports the artisan craft movement for a very affordable price.

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Company Name: ORBTR
Website Address: www.orbtr.net
Facebook Business Page URL:  www.facebook.com/orbtr.net
Product Name: ORBTR

ORBTR is a simple and powerful marketing automation solution for small business owners. ORBTR integrates seamlessly with our clients' existing WordPress websites, can be implemented quickly with little to no formal training, and comes at a fraction of the cost of automation tools designed for big business.

With ORBTR, businesses can track and segment all their leads and visitors in real-time, customize the web content seen by specific individuals, create email campaigns, drip campaigns and landing pages in minutes, and share lead data with over 200 other web services like Salesforce, MailChimp, Evernote, Google Contacts, and more by way of our integration with Zapier.com.

ORBTR gives small organizations the power to do intelligent, behavior/interest-based marketing and lead nurturing without a large time or money investment. ORBTR costs just $99/month, unlike other automation solutions which typically run from $500-$1000/month.

ORBTR is perfect for busy small business owners who want to do more effective marketing online and through their website but don't have the time, budget, or expertise to make it happen. Everyone is planning now for a successful 2014, so now through the end of the year, we are offering FREE setup and consulting engagements with a six-month subscription to ORBTR. Unfortunately, you can't put a bow on ORBTR, but it's what every small business owner REALLY wants to get themselves set up for a profitable new year.

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Company Name: The Pilot's Lounge, LLC
Website Address: theaviationcocktail.com
Facebook Business Page URL: facebook.com/theaviationcocktail
Product Name: 'The Aviation Cocktail'

'The Aviation Cocktail', written and directed by Colorado native David Higgins is a dramatic thriller set in the late 1950's. The story centers around three war vets dealing with PTSD after WWII. The film was cast and crewed in Colorado and produced in and around Valentine, Nebraska. Tired of mindless, Hollywood produced sequels, prequels and remakes?  This is the entertainment you've been waiting for...

This product is the perfect gift for film buffs who appreciate dark, character driven dramas like 'Blood Simple', 'Badlands' or 'Mad Men'. Who doesn't like to cozy up and watch a film dealing with alcohol, murder and (spoiler alert!) snow during Christmas?

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Company Name: Once Upon a Time in the 1970s - The Film Series
Website Address: www.killvampirelincoln.com/shop
Facebook Business Page URL: www.facebook.com/transistorpunk
Product Name: Once Upon a Time in the 1970s: Special Floppy Disk Edition

"Once Upon a Time in the 1970s" is a set of short independent science fiction films.  In the probably-alternate 1970s, an ominous portal hangs in the sky and killer robots live among us. Scientist heroes fight evil with rayguns and disco in this transistorpunk sci-fi adventure. There are no longer enough 5 1/4 inch floppy disks in the home.

Trailer for the series can be found at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPY9oTeKyKg

The series has played in film festivals and at comic/sci-fi/pop culture conventions across the country.  It features a strong focus on practical effects and puppetry over CG. This unique DVD pack was made using genuine recycled floppy diskettes! This product is the perfect gift for the science fiction, disco, or robot aficionado in your life. Because everyone should ring in the new year with ray guns.

 

“Stickers are a must-have marketing tool…” —STICKER Story Taylor Williams, Pressable WordPress Hosting

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Vid Luther founded Pressable, formerly known as ZippyKid, in 2010 after seeing how much time his clients were wasting on configuring servers to work with their WordPress websites instead of using WordPress to grow their businesses.

People dig that Pressable not only makes WordPress websites run faster, more stable, and securely... but also that it's backed by a dedicated team of Happiness Deliverers who know WordPress. In a recent survey, the thing that customers said they love most about Pressable is the amount of dedicated support. And that's what they're most proud of. With a dedicated team of "Happiness Deliverers" whats not to love about this company?

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Q&A with Taylor


What do people really dig about your product/services?:

Pressable is dedicated to making WordPress hosting easy, fast and reliable at scale. While we're most proud of our support team, there's also technical aspects of the hosting platform that developers dig as well. The hosting architecture is the only solution that allows users to collaborate with developers without sharing passwords.

And, unlike other hosting solutions, WordPress sites that run on Pressable are capable of handing 20 times their average daily traffic. This makes developers really happy, no ramp up to prepare for traffic.

Who are the awesome people behind the curtain at your company/project and what do they do?:

Vid Luther  is the CEO & Founder: He started Pressable in 2010 and hasn’t slept since. He says he’ll sleep when he’s dead, or successful, or successfully dead.

Graham Christensen is the Senior Devops Engineer: He's the man behind the curtain, constantly improving, tweaking, and perfecting the platform to make it faster, stable, and secure.

Kai Armstrong is the Director of Happiness: He leads the support team of Pressable Happiness Deliverers. He wears lots of hats, but his primary role as the Director of Happiness means he spends a lot of time building great things that make customers happy.

Happiness Deliverers: Roberto Villareal & Christian Torres help customers by answering questions and resolving issues that pop up.

Taylor Williams (That's me!) is the Marketing Maven: I help share our story and promote Pressable.

Becky Moore is the Office Manager: But you can call her Queen B. Becky has taken on the task of improving the billing system, closing sales, and a ton of other things that keep the lights on.

Why/How do you use stickers as a marketing or outreach tactic?: 

Stickers are a must-have marketing tool for any small business or startup company because they are so versatile. Plus, they're not expensive to produce and you can have fun with it. Here are some links to see how Pressable uses stickers to promote our startup company:

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What advice would you give to a company thinking about using stickers as a marketing tactic to wow their fans. What has worked for you, what hasn’t, etc?: 

Think outside of the (sticker) box. When done right, they're more than just something to slap on your laptop. Think about how you can create something that maintains brand standards but is also versatile enough to use in many different situations and among many different audiences to grab attention.

Our logo is a combination of a mark (the Pressable symbol) and type (the text). Instead of printing it together as one sticker, we decided to print each one individually so that we had the freedom to position them in ways that worked best for our brand on each surface/area that they were placed. This also gave us the freedom to only use the mark or only use the logotype when needed.

List some ways that fans can support your brand to encourage growth apart from buying your product or service?:

Connect with us our social networks or stop by our blog at http://pressable.com/blog/ and let us know what WordPress questions we can answer for you.

Can you leave links to your social media outlets so that our community can get social with you?:

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“Passion and excitement…” —STICKER Story Robert Gilbreath, ShipStation.com

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Robert Gilbreath is Vice President of Marketing at ShipStation: an Austin, Texas based company that is the leading web-based shipping solution for online retailers.

ShipStation is the leading web-based shipping software that is built to help online retailers organize and process their orders, while fulfilling and shipping them quickly and easily.

Q&A with Robert Gilbreath


What do people really dig about your product/services?:
We help them save time (and money) due to our well thought-out application.  Our customer service is awesome too.

Who are the awesome people behind the curtain at your company/project and what do they do?:

The company was founded by two super smart guys, Jason and Byron. They both been in the IT and ecommerce space for quite some time and have channeled all their knowledge into building the very best shipping tool while always keeping the customer needs in mind. They have also built a team of others who are a. passionate for giving users the very best experience b. excited about working on such a great offering with a group of smart people.

Why/How do you use stickers as a marketing or outreach tactic?: 

Stickers are fun and everyone loves them. They are easy to take to events and are great conversation starters.

What advice would you give to a company thinking about using stickers as a marketing tactic to wow their fans. What has worked for you, what hasn't, etc?: 

Give stickers a try but don't just think that a sticker of your logo is the only way to use the media. Do you have a company tagline or mascot or other iconic thing that might work well in sticker form? Also, don't forget that stickers are also great for internal use - team members love swag too!

List some ways that fans can support your brand to encourage growth apart from buying your product or service?: 

Follow us on Twitter (@ShipStation) and like us on Facebook (/ShipStation) - We chat and share about much more than shipping since we are all ecommerce veterans and love to talk about online marketing, content, and all things online retail.

Can you leave links to your social media outlets so that our community can get social with you?:

https://twitter.com/ShipStation

https://www.facebook.com/ShipStation

http://www.shipstation.com/blog/

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: How to Change the Default Fill and Outline Color in AI CS6



While some folks are perfectly happy with Adobe Illustrator's "factory" default settings, a custom default fill and stroke can help to increase your productivity (and ease your creative flow).

The default fill/outline in Adobe Illustrator is a white fill with a black stroke.

To change the default fill and outline swatches:

  1. Change the stroke and fill to the desired colors. (In this example, we will use a one hundred percent cyan fill with no stroke.)

  2. Next, open the Graphic Styles palette and click the New Graphic Style icon to create a new style from the current stroke and fill.

  3. Hold the Option key and drag the new graphic style swatch over the first swatch in the Graphic Styles palette.


Now, when you hit the D key, the default colors will be the newly selected colors.

Haiku Deck Sets Your Story Free

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We've all sat through one (or a hundred) too many boring PowerPoint presentations. And we've all labored to create decks with the hope of not putting the audience to sleep.

It doesn't have to be that way.

Giant Thinkwell has designed a presentation tool unlike any other. An iPad app without parallel.

Haiku Deck has a noble goal:

We feel crafting a compelling story should be a joyful creative exercise. We believe everyone has amazing stories and ideas, and we're here to help you set your story free.


Effective presentations engage the audience and sell the dream.

Kinda like stickers. Okay, maybe not exactly like stickers.

The Haiku Deck logo is reminiscent of the NBC Peacock ... one of the greatest logos of all time. Primary colors with translucence, an origami bird in flight, elegance in simplicity.

Traveling with an iPad - rather than a laptop - lightens your load. Access to a world of high-quality photographs takes your ideas to the next level. Haiku Deck interprets the words you type into your presentation and instantly returns a list of Creative Commons photos.

Think: Simple. Elegant. Fast ... your words into pictures ... your thoughts into a presentation.

Watch this: