A Happy Valentine’s Day Post

For the past couple of Valentine’s Leslie and I have both devoted our time into creating each other some pretty kick-ass gifts. I knew this was a bit of a challenge, especially since I was working against the Queen of DIY. Don’t believe me, check out some of the things she’s been crafting in our DIY category.


Last year’s gifts:

Custom Sharpie Bouquet Flowers
You could only imagine the reactions I received from fellow co-workers when Leslie hand-delivered this AMAZING gift on my first official day at work =) Oh, and the Bose earbuds was icing on the cake!
Custom Skateboard Deck Create, Play, Enjoy
I’ve always been interested in skate/snowboard design, so I thought it would be a cool surprise to customize one for Leslie. 
Thanks to a couple of friends who were able to make this one happen!
Custom Skateboard Deck Create, Play, Enjoy



This Year’s Gifts:

Bow Tie Custom Bouquet
Being a wedding photographer you can never own enough ties or bow ties. Luckily for me, I’ll never have to look any further than this bouquet of custom bow ties that Leslie handmade herself!!! FRIGGIN’ love her to death!!!! What a killer gift!! 
–Sorry for all of the exclamation marks. I’m a sucker for bow ties =)
Bow Tie Custom Bouquet
Check out the single speed bow tie! How could I possibly not want to rock that at a wedding?!!
And the chinese take-out box was a nice touch. Custom CD Mixtape Design
Yes, I know what you’re thinking…“Really Dane, a mixtape for Valentine’s Day? Do people still make mixtapes?” Apparently not. But I know Leslie has been bringing it up to my attention that I never make her anymore mixtapes. Not only did she get a ton of sweet jams,
but I made her an insert that contained some of the weird topics that tend to cross my mind throughout the day =)
Harry Potter Custom CD Mixtape Design Dumbledore Scramble with Friends Design Comic Art Plants Versus Zombies Art Dude-ouir Art Photography All You Can Eat Sushi Art Traditional Wedding Art Angkor Wat
FYI: I would never be forced into an arranged marriage, lol.


What’s the best Valentine’s Day present you’ve received? We would love to hear your story.

admin - May 31, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Thanks, Channdara!

We definitely love getting crafty whenever we get the chance.

Yes, all the illustrations were created from scratch. I sketched them out first, and then used Adobe Illustrator to finish them off 🙂

Hope that answers your question.

Take care!

Channdara - May 27, 2012 - 1:21 am

LOVE all the gifts you make for each other, but especially the insert for the Valentine’s Day mixtape! It is just hilarious! Did you draw all the pictures yourself?

admin - April 13, 2012 - 12:08 pm

Haha, thanks Alison! I’m totally leaving the decision up to Leslie when the day comes 🙂

Allison - March 5, 2012 - 2:19 pm

You both are too cute! I love the card you made for her. Both put so much thought into your gifts… ah romance! — can I be your wedding photographer?! 🙂

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