American Greetings invites friends, family, and co-workers to stay in touch and send good tidings with the largest collection of electronic greetings on the Web. From the comfort of a couch or lair beneath an opera house, subscribers can dispatch messages of love with e-cards for every occasion, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Like his and hers velcro suits, the site gives well-wishers a number of options, such as personalizing humorous or heartfelt e-card messages to send now or later, posting e-cards to friend’s Facebook walls, or text-bombing masses of greetings right to their mobile phones. A wide variety of store-quality printables let users edit text, add photos and art, and print cards and accompanying envelopes, good for lighting up a special someone’s day or stuffing into their microwaves. With easy-to-use interfaces and reminder services, card slingers will reach new heights on the thoughtfulness scale.
At Force Soccer Shoppes, soccer players gear up for on-field confrontation with a wide selection of apparel and gear. Replica jerseys inspire players to channel the adroitness of their favorite national or English Premier League players. Gear from brands such as Adidas, Nike, and Puma keeps players fashionable on the field. Sensitive shins can take refuge behind Force’s selection of shin guards, and 3/4-length soccer pants reveal tattoos of full-leg soccer pants
jcpenney portraits' professional photographers capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Following the shoot, customers and friendly photogs pore over digital frames to select which pictures are worthy of being immortalized onto six single-image enhanced sheets in a variety of sizes; customers can choose a different pose for each photo sheet, for a total of six poses. Customers receive one 10”x13”, two 8”x10”, two 5”7”, four 3.5”x5”, eight wallet-size, and one specialty-size (10”x10” or smaller) Be Squared portrait, all of which are ready to be wall-mounted alongside each other in a courageous declaration of self-love. A CD with one high-resolution image is also included. Customers may take an additional 40% off any purchases made that day.
Paula Atwell wasn't born an artist. She didn't pursue any art form in college, instead achieving a degree in English and a minor in accounting. After logging years in standard 9–5 jobs, she had an epiphany—it was time to do something for herself. Taking this newfound motivation to action, Paula enrolled in a beading class and followed it with forays into metalsmithing, crafting, and soldering. These experiments in creativity led her to join the Lake Erie Artists co-op in 2003, where she began to show her eclectic jewelry at their booth during local festivals. When the co-op became incorporated in 2005, Paula's business world experience made her an obvious choice to lead the diverse group of artists in forming their own gallery. Today, the co-op-turned-gallery now carries hundreds of art pieces that span a range of media. Producing blown-glass sculptures and handcrafted metal jewelry and pottery, the artists each specialize in a few select media as decided during the gallery's annual game of spin-the-paintbrush. The staff at Lake Erie Artists Gallery is also a strong proponent of local business, encouraging their patrons to browse Shake Square after looking at their wares. In project-oriented classes taught by working artists, students explore jewelry and painting and leave with their handcrafted pieces.
Lake Erie Living's pages showcase the people, places, and events in the communities dotting the shore of Lake Erie, from Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to New York and Ontario. Features regularly explore famous lakeside mansions and island cottages, and reviews mine the menus of excellent restaurants in cities and the countryside. Amid its tips on decoration, new lakefront adventures, or etiquette for interacting with ancient lake monsters, the magazine also devotes an article to a new winery each month.
The magazine's recurring monthly features includes "Lake Erie Lives," which highlights a unique Lake Erie resident, such as Elisa Guida, a two-time cancer survivor who raises money for cancer patients by crafting jewelry from guitar strings donated by famous musicians. Readers keep a finger on the pulse of the lake's culture and lifestyles with other recurring features such as "Great Homes Realty," "Weekend Getaway," and "Hidden Treasures," which points readers to the most underrated shopping spots along Lake Erie.