Staff Size: 2?10 people
Most popular offering: 14"x17" Custom Poster
Pro Tip: Even if it looks like just a scribble on a scrap of paper, we can turn it into a masterpiece.
Good for Kids: Yes
Q&A with Amy Soto, Owner
What sets your business apart from your competition?
What sets Artzy Love apart from our competitors is that we specialize in taking artwork and turning it into masterpieces. We don't just print and ship. We take our time and design the right piece for our clients using their artwork.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
As a mother, I have spent countless hours trying to organize the drawings and projects my child colors and paints. It's difficult to part with them, but they clutter up. Like every other parent in the world, I tried the countless organization tips found on Pinterest. Turns out you still end up with a montage of paper everywhere. I wanted a streamlined piece of artwork that contained multiple pieces so I could have just that one large piece to admire. It was then that Artzy Love was born.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
I had a grandmother call me up after seeing what I designed for her daughter's four girls. She wanted exact duplicates.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
I have been a graphic designer and illustrator for nearly 20 years. I have worked in various corporations and even the military sector, but designing masterpieces out of children's artwork is my favorite. I feel that instilling a love of art and showcasing a child's work can lead them down a path of confidence and self assurance that can carry them throughout their life with a positive approach.
A mother of six, Tiffanie Lloyd developed her photographic skills by taking pictures of each of her young ones. This hobby soon developed into Tiffanie Lloyd Photography, where Tiffanie uses her expert eye to snap shots of other people's newborns and children. Though happy to use props, Tiffanie mostly eschews bells and whistles at her on-location or in-studio sessions, preferring to capture childhood innocence with straightforward compositions. To preserve her client's favorite images, she offers a slew of products, from prints and framed wall portraits to photo coasters and stickers. Along with paid work, Tiffanie lends her talents to numerous charitable causes, such as taking free photographs of high-school seniors in foster care.
All About Pictures’ inventory encompasses a vast collection of card-making and scrapbooking supplies selected by brother-and-sister team Richard Kells-Pitlik and Diane Pitlik. Specialized paper in a spectrum of hues and textbook of textures ($0.79–$2.59) showcases family photos, tissues of sentimental value, and other lovingly flattened keepsakes.
Flowers ($1.99+), ribbon ($0.50+), stickers ($1.99+) and other embellishments enhance pastiche pages. Heighten a project’s style with texture and design using Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders ($4.99–$9.99), or by gluing it to a ceiling fan with a range of specialized adhesives ($4.99–$9.99).
Some amateur shutterbugs spend years building a portfolio, shopping around their work, and praying to the Norse god of f-stops, but Cedar Rapids photographer Sherrie Busch’s pictures did all the work for her. It started with her simply doing what many moms do: taking photos of her newborn baby. Once her family and friends caught a glimpse, however, they were beating down her door to take their photos as well. She specializes in on-location work, whether it’s for high-school seniors, families, engagements, newborn babies, or children.
With its team of dedicated writers and interest in community involvement, Brava Magazine delivers fashion, personality profiles, and in-depth feature articles to Madison-area women. Articles spotlight standout organizations and cover career and finance advice, beauty and style tips, and health and fitness topics. The magazine also delves typography-first into the local restaurant scene, scoping out palate-pleasing places for any hauntings. Recent in-depth features from Brava's slick pages include interviews with former Wisconsin first lady Jessica Doyle and current first lady Tonette Walker and an article covering public-radio host Jean Feraca.
Putt-putters of all ages can bask in the soothing, phosphorescent splendor of a Glowgolf mini-course as they navigate their illuminated golf ball through glowtopia. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent fishies, and lush foliage. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to out-maneuver any vividly bright and very alive windmills that may appear. Equipment is available on the spot, so you won't risk bending your own putter when you chase after that pesky, good-for-nothing, hole-digging, ball-stealing, and most likely hallucinated gopher.