Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My website!

So as most of you know my website is up! Yay! So stinkin' excited I'm like one of those little shaky dogs that pee a little when there owners come home! Not really...picturing myself doing that just unexcited me a little...I kinda get freaked out by little no haired shaky peeing dogs. There cute don't get me wrong. But a little creepy...

Anyways! This has nothing to do with dogs! If you haven't checked out my website go to www.amytrimblephotography.com if you only have access to the internet from your phone then wait till you have access to a computer. The mobile version just looks crazy when you try to go to it. My friend Monica is still working on fixing that part for me. :-) If you go to it on the ipad it looks pretty but because iPads suck at scrolling within a page it also has a hard time with my site. Still works but a little glitchy.

As some of you know I have big some plans for my business! Fun plans! Plans that will allow me to get the F bomb out of my house and travel! Meet people and take pictures!!! So as of right now I have my Hawaiian Series completed! I am also working on my Oregon Series but I still need to go to a few more areas before I release those. For my Hawaiian Series we went to the AMAZING island of Kauai! I want to go back and never leave that place again. Ever. But unless I win the lottery that won't happen! lol! I suck at gambling so my odds of winning the lottery are zero. But someday I would like to go back. Maybe even go to a different island. Although I don't know how you can beat that one! I wish I could live on a towel on Poipu beach and snorkel every single day! Okay I am getting off topic. I will be selling prints that I took while in Kauai to earn money to travel to another state! If you purchase one of my prints you get to vote where I go next. Once I get enough money for me and my hubby to get plane tickets, hotel stays, a rental car and so on then we will travel to the state that has the most votes by the time we have earned around the right amount. Kyle will be video taping our adventures and I will start a You Tube channel for our travels. I really want to meet lots of people during our trip! Also I will need help planning pretty places to take pictures! So I will be asking you for help on that! I haven't been very many places so I have no clue where to go or what to expect. We are super easy going fun loving people and we get along with everyone. Unless your mean. I don't like mean people. I do like sarcastic funny people. So that kinda mean is okay! Because that really isn't mean...its 4am so I probably am not making much sense right now...oh well.

So I am going to start selling them though my client gallery temporarily until my online store is finished. I want to get an idea of how many people might be ordering and voting. Just go to my website and click on Client Area. Then enter HawaiianSeries. If you order before April 22nd you can enter the coupon code promo10. That will get you 10% off your order. For each item you purchase that equals 1 vote. So if you purchase 5 8x10s that is 5 votes towards the state you pick. Make sure you read the Album Comments on the menu bar within the Album. There is more info about ordering in there.

I will be doing all of my ordering of prints and all of my shipping. So it could take up to 2 weeks for you to receive your prints so please be patent with me :-) If you pay by check it will take longer bec I will have to wait till it clears to process your order. No bad checks pretty please with sugar on top! It sucks getting all those fees! I will have to charge you a fee which is explained in the ordering process. Paying with paypal is so much faster. It also allows you to pay with debit or credit cards if you click the paypal option.

Anyways even if you don't plan on purchasing them at least go check them out. :-) My entire series is not on there yet but will be soon. Just wanted to give people the opportunity to get a discounted price by ordering now. Hope you enjoy my site and I hope to meet you someday! If this ends up getting big I really want to travel out of the country! I will soon be figuring out the process of selling stuff to other countries as well. Once my store is up I should know how by then.

Thanks for reading!

P.S. if you're following my weight loss journey...I gained 5lbs back...sucky mcsuckerson! Going to try out a gym next week. Hope to get that weight back off again asapple!

P.S.S. Just because I have already been to Hawaii doesn't mean you can't vote for it. Just put in Hawaii and an Island of Hawaii other than Kauai. :-)

Here are a few examples :-)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

8x10 Giveaway!!!!

Alrighty! So I won't be doing a video for the contest due to the fact that I received 16 8x10 envelopes. But that does mean that everyone that sent one in that got to me by yesterday gets one! I received 3 5x7 envelopes as well so I am assuming those people were wanting one of my 5x7's and a 4x6. :-) If you were looking forward to the video I can make a different video. Bella is pretty dang cute when she reads! lol! She could read you a book :-)

Anyways! Super excited you all sent these in to me. I will accept envelopes for another week or so for the 5x7's & 4x6's. We will totally do this again sometime soon. My secret project should be done in a few days! So excited to show you! Also very excited for everyone to see the Big Steppin skeleton I designed!!! Super Radtastic! Feel free to send letters or whatever to my PO box. I love getting mail so if you want to write me for fun I will try to write back as soon as I can :-) Several people put notes in the envelopes and I loved reading them! You all rock!

As for my weight loss journey I am in this stage of nothingness. Haven't lost anymore but haven't gained. I ate pretty crappy this weekend...Normally I am super strict on myself other than my cheat day but I just had no time to cook anything...But still no fast food! 3 months with NOTHING from fast food! I really want a nasty juicy bacon cheeseburger! But even if I let myself it would probably make me sick. I remember going a month without fast food once and I got Taco Bell and spent hours and hours in the bathroom! EWWWW! TMI! Lol! One month away from NO MEAT MAY! My husband and I came up with that. Its almost like a detox for our tummies! I always feel super good that month and when we get back to eating meat in June we cut back a LOT! Technically I think were called pespratarians? Because we still eat fish every once in a while. Probably totally wrong on the spelling and the name but its a vegetarian that eats fish. The first week we will attempt vegan again. But last time we sucked at that...I need my cheese! lol

My sleep schedule is sooooo messed up! I have been going to bed at 5am/6am and waking up noon...I get to painting and I just lose track of time! I get a lot done but I am super zombiefied the next day. Spring break is over for hubby so I will have to wake up a lot earlier. Ugh...hopefully I can fix this.

I am super excited for my website to be up! So close to being done! Once my store is up I can start selling my prints! You will also be seeing some of my artwork on Aaron's site soon ;-)

I know I am super chatty on this one but I haven't posted a blog lately because I wanted my last post to be the giveaway post. Now thats done I will attempt to write more and read yours more.

Lastly today is my brothers birthday! I just want to say a few things about him. If you have met him you already know why I say he is so awesome. He makes everyone around him happy. He has always been my role model and always believed in me and my artwork even when I didn't. Because of him I am finally taking big steps in my life and hopefully I can make a career out of doing what I love to do! I am so happy he is on TV which has made it so all of you can be a part of his life. I love him to death and am so thankful I have him as a brother!