Why I Love Piggies and Paws

Imagine your favorite animal, or favorite hobby. Now picture your little one’s hand or footprints transformed into that object you love. That’s exactly what Piggies and Paws does. Please excuse my while I gush about my daughter for a moment.

My daughter’s first art project is hanging int her nursery. Her little hands were transformed into a beautiful purple butterfly, and her tiny footprint into an angel. I knew she was my little angel from the day I met her, and I couldn’t picture any better way to transform her footprint.

Her nursery is sprinkled with butterflies, so having her hands form her own pretty flutter bug was a perfect addition to her decor. They’re both something I’ll keep and treasure forever. I’m hoping to get a new print every year around her birthday so I can see how her hands grow. It’s not just for babies either. Kids and adults get their prints done too! They make great gifts and are so affordable (about $20-$25 a print). From skate boards and fire trucks to cowboys and tigers, to fairies and princesses, there’s something for everyone.

I was honored to represent Piggies and Paws at BlogHer 2010, and show off my daughter in her custom made Piggies and Paws gear made by Tweet Baby Designs, which shows their art concept in 3D on clothing.

Forever Bliss Photography

You may have watched my MomTV show chatting with Jennifer Thomas, the owner of Piggies and Paws.  She’s such a wonderful lady and she’s grown this wonderful company from the ground up. She was a busy mom wanting to start her own company many years ago and she made her dreams a reality. I’ve met her myself and must say this woman is truly inspiring. What’s even cooler is now she’s helping OTHER women who have business ideas make their dreams a reality.

Here’s a video with more information about this new effort.

Official Community Video from Piggies & Paws on Vimeo

She’s launching this new initiative on the Piggies and Paws Community. If you’re around and on Twitter today you should stop by their Twitter party today from 11am-12pm PST. Then the launch party in the community is tonight from 6-8pm. There will be lots of fun and prizes plus a first look at that it’s all about.

Also, I’m so excited to give away a special prize to one of my readers… A Piggies and Paws print! So you can see how special it is to you. The winner will be put in touch with a P&P artist in their area, and get to choose the design they want (there’s over 200 to choose from!).

To enter just comment on this post! For extra entries you can “Like” Piggies and Paws on Facebook or Twitter, then tell them I sent you! Leave a comment here letting me know you did. If you join the new community and comment on their wall letting them know I sent you, you get TWO extra entries!

The winner will be chosen using Random.org On December 22nd and announced on my Facebook Page. Good luck!

Your lil girl is just beyond adorable!

Allison says:

I absolutely love Piggies and Paws. Several years ago, I hosted a party and had 2 prints done for my older two kids. But now I have a 4 month old that I would love to win a print for! I “liked” them on FB and I wrote on their wall. I also now follow them on Twitter. Not sure that being #1 on the comments will help me with random. org…LOL! Happy Holidays.

I am following on Facebook – but can’t find them on Twitter 🙁

I “Like” Piggies and Paws on Facebook and Twitter

What an amazing idea and vision!!

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And I joined the community!

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YUMMama says:

I love Twitter Parties!! Will be there.

Courtney says:

I ‘Liked” Piggies and Paws a while back when you first mentioned them, but I went over today and posted to let them know!

Robin says:

It was such a pleasure to create Lil’ J’s first Piggies & Paws pieces! Can’t wait to get together and create some more…Do have any ideas on what you wnat to do next? Maybe the fairy to match her adorable “onsie” dress? Or keeping with the bug theme a ladybug or dragonfly?
Email when your ready. We can either do a gallery for you and your friends or a private printing.

Gena says:

Not entering but I have to say I LOVE Piggies and Paws! Jennifer is absolutely amazing. The artists are just so wonderful! PS I so need to get Myles a onesie!

Brandy says:

What a great keepsake to have!

melifaif says:

Too sweet! I love it….I sooooo have to get on FB tonight at home. And I will. And I will find you and like you, friend you….because I sooooo need to get with the program.

Mama B says:

OMG I want this soo bad!

BabyLove says:

Very creative & cute idea! Hmmm…not a bad birthday party idea!

Quiana says:

Piggies and Paws is such a cool concept. Thank you for introducing it to your readers =)

Quiana says:

I like Piggies and Paws on FB

Mrs. K says:

Lil J is such a cutie.

Chantel says:

I poked around piggies and paws when you announced them and your BlogHer sponsor. Very cute idea!

Johnna says:

I love the little outfit your daughter is wearing for them!

LuAnna says:

Following on FB joined the community and Twitter

stumbull says:

That is such a neat thing!
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stumbull says:

I liked them of FB and told them you sent me!
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The hand prints sound super cute. I’ve never heard of Piggie & Paws before, I will have to see if there is one in my area!

Mrs Scratch says:

What an awesome idea for gifts.

Jennifer says:

Such awesome gift ideas!

marctamnoble says:

I love your site so I joined your community and I “like” P&P on FB–I can’t wait to snatch my grandson and get prints made for his parents and other grandparents as gifts!! His Dad is currently serving overseas with the Army & I know this will be a gift he’ll never forget!!!

Lisa in NE says:

I just got my first prints back in time for Christmas presents to the grandparents! …and some for us, too! LOVE them! Thanks, Elaine!

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