Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Martial Arts Ornaments

Martial Arts Ornaments are very popular, especially during this time of year.  As a parent of two 2nd degree black belts kids, I found it fun to commemorate each black belt test with a dated keepsake ornament.  The kids are so excited each year when they unwrap their ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree remembering the year the received their black belt. Martial Arts Gifts by Lora Severson Photography sells Martial Arts Ornaments featuring all belt rank colors. Collect each one as your martial artist achieves the rank to make a complete set at their black belt test. The Merry Kick-Mas Ornaments are also a unique addition to any holiday season. They feature a martial arts kicking guy wearing a colored belt (available in all colors also). These ornaments are suitable for all martial arts including karate, taekwondo, kung fu and judo. There are even ornaments for the martial arts mom and dad for holiday gift giving.  See all martial arts ornaments and martial arts Christmas Cards.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

New Martial Arts Gym Bags and Tote Bags

Just in time for holiday and Christmas gift giving! These unique Martial Arts Gym Bags and Tote Bags are unique gifts to  make any martial artist smile. They are the perfect size to carry a martial arts uniform to the gym or dojo. All feature unique designs from Martial Arts Gift by Lora Severson Photography. There are 3 different styles and many designs from which to choose. Suitable for all martial arts including karate, taekwondo, kung fu and judo. All belt rank colors are represented. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

The Gym Bag

Headed to the gym for a work out? No sweat. Our Nylon Gym Bag from American Apparel is the perfect way to transport your workout clothes or martial arts uniform. Made with a water-resistant Nylon Pack Cloth construction, it's made for the rigorous demands of an athletic lifestyle. With a durable zipper (surrounded by reinforced-Nylon) and Nylon webbing straps, you'll love this versatile and durable bag.
  • 100% Nylon
  • Dimensions: 20" x 9" (50.8 cm x 86 cm)
  • Easily folds into luggage
  • Dual handles
  • Made in the U.S.A. by American Apparel

The Large Tote

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This roomy tote features side panels for extra support and an inside lining for water resistance and simple cleaning. With durable straps (and pockets on the outside and inside), it's the only bag you'll need.
  • 100% cotton (14 oz.) canvas
  • Dimensions: 12" x 16" x 5¾"
  • Outside pocket with Velcro® closure
  • Inside pocket with flap
  • Available in 3 colors
Canvas Tote

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Our 100% cotton canvas tote bags have plenty of room to carry everything you need when you are on the go. They include a bottom gusset and extra long handles for easy carrying.
  • 10 oz heavyweight natural canvas fabric
  • Full side and bottom gusset
  • 22" reinforced self-fabric handles
  • Machine washable
  • Measures 15" x 18" x 6"

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Friday, November 6, 2009

TKD Fist Ornaments and Gifts

TKD Fist Ornaments, T-Shirts, Travel Mugs, gifts and cards have just been added to Martial Arts Gifts by Lora Severson Photography in time for Christmas and holiday gift giving. These unique martial arts gifts feature a fist design with the letters TKD on the fingers. These taekwondo presents are also suitable for birthday and belt rank promotion gifts.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Celebrate ALL CAPS DAY!

Happy ALL CAPS DAY Sale at Zazzle.com

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Martial Arts Embroidered Jackets and Apparel

Martial Arts teams, clubs and schools will love these high quality embroidered warm up jackets, hats, bags and apparel. Customize each product with your specific name, school or team. Make a statement when you show up at a tournament or event wearing matching embroidered apparel. Commemorate the year your martial artist became a black belt with a one of a kind personalized hat or golf shirt. These unique products also make great personal birthday or holiday presents. Suitable for any martial art including karate, taekwondo, kung fu and judo. Bulk rates are available to make it easy for teams, groups and school to buy big quantities. The more you buy-the more you save. All purchases are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. See other martial arts gifts, ornaments, congratulations cards, greeting cards, posters and apparel.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Martial Arts Belt Rank Promotion Gifts

I am often asked what to give a Martial Artist as he or she promotes to a new belt color. It is a big deal for a Martial Artist to go through a belt rank promotion test. A lot of practice and preparation goes into learning the blocks, strikes, kicks and forms of their belt color. These promotion tests are usually performed in front of judges-often the black belt club of the gym or dojo. The Martial Artist is usually very nervous no matter if they are a child or adult.
It is very thoughtful to recognize and appreciate the perseverance and work that has gone into promoting to the new belt rank with a gift or present. Martial Arts Gifts by Lora Severson Photography offers a complete line of gifts, cards, t-shirts and apparel for belt rank promotion tests and black belt tests. You will find gifts suitable for any Martial Art including karate, taekwondo, kung fu or judo for all belt ranks and ages. Customize a martial arts congratulations card and pair it with a matching personalized martial arts t-shirt, mousepad, tote bag, keychain or coffee mug. Or choose an inspirational and motivational Martial Arts poster. You can also personalize an embroidered martial arts warm up jacket, golf shirt or hat. During the holidays, a dated Martial Arts Christmas ornament is always nice to commemorate the year your Martial Artist became a first, second or third degree black belt.
After all of your Martial Artist's hard work, they will be so relieved that the promotion test is over and so thrilled with the gift they just received from you!

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Martial Arts Overview

Anytime an individual decides to learn how to protect themselves, learn self defense, or become a better person, one thing comes to mind - martial arts. Martial arts is very common these days, being practiced all over the world.

The martial arts has been used for many centuries, although it really became famous around the time of Bruce Lee. Bruce invented the style of Jeet Kune Do, which involves very fast strikes with amazing counter defenses. Once people began to see just how fast Bruce Lee could move, they began to look into martial arts and see just how it could benefit them.

Martial arts is broken down into specific styles. The style all depends on where and what you study. A lot of cultures and countries offer martial arts. Brazil offers Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, Japan has Karate, Thailand has Muay Thai, France has Savate, and China has Shaolin. Keep in mind that each style will vary in techniques and what it has to offer you.

Although many people think of martial arts as being just for self defense purposes, this isn't always the case. Martial arts is used in tournaments and competitions as well, which can include sparring, floor routines, and even block and brick breaking demonstrations. All across the world, there are competitions and chances for fighters to prove themselves and their knowledge.

In general, all martial arts will teach you how to defend yourself and above all else - help you develop self control. Once you begin to study a martial art, you'll quickly start to develop a much better state of mind. No matter what style of martial art you study, the instructors will focus on self control. Not only will you learn self control, you'll also learn how to defend yourself in the most drastic of situations. Self control is very important, as martial arts can be very deadly if they are taught to the wrong person - with the wrong intentions.

Over the last decade, there have been a lot of mainstream competitions that showcase martial arts, such as Extreme Fighting, King of the Cage, and the most popular of all, the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). The UFC has come a long way over the years, sparking interest from all over the world. It pairs athletes from all over the world together, to test their skills and see who is the better fighter.

No matter how you look at it, martial arts can be great to learn if you learn it for the right reasons. Each style will vary in technique and what it has to offer you, which is why you should pick the best style for your needs and what you hope to accomplish. Martial arts can teach you about self defense and yourself - all you have to do is give it a try.

For unique Martial Arts presents for birthdays, holidays and belt rank promotion tests,  visit Martial Arts Gifts by Lora Severson Photography.  See the large collection of Self Control themed martial arts gifts, cards and apparel.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Belt Colors of Taekwondo

The Belt Colors Of Taekwondo

The belts and their colors that are used with Taekwondo aren't just a random assortment of colors that are used to separate the ranks in the martial art.  In Taekwondo, each belt color has a meaning that symbolizes advancement and increasing knowledge.

The colors of the belts found in Taekwondo vary, as they represent the advancement of rank, as well as the growth of the student.  It can take a long time for students to move up the ranks, all depending on their knowledge and how quite they adapt to the techniques and forms of the art.

Below, are the colors and belts of Taekwondo, along with their meaning.

White belt
A white belt is the symbol of birth and purity, or the beginning for the martial artist.  Students that wear white belts are just starting out, searching for the knowledge to continue Taekwondo.

Yellow belt
A yellow belt is the first ray of light that shines on the student, giving them new strength to the Taekwondo martial art.  The meaning of the yellow belt is Heaven or Keon. Students that have yellow belts have taken a great step in learning, and have opened their mind to new techniques.

Orange belt
The meaning of orange belt is Joyfulness or Tae. When you have earned your orange belt, you are nearing the end of the very beginner stage of Taekwondo moving into an intermediate stage.

Green belt
A green belt is the symbol of growth, or a seed as it sprouts from the ground and begins to grow into a plant.  The meaning of green belt is Fire or Rin. Students with green belts are continuing along the path of Taekwondo, learning to develop further and redefine every technique they have been taught. At this point, the green belt martial artists have been studying for approximately one year and are becoming leaders in their dojo or gym.

Purple belt
The meaning of purple belt is Thunder or Jin. Now that the martial artist is solid in their basics, different aspects of Taekwondo, such as sparring are now introduced.

Light Blue belt
A blue belt represents a blue sky, with the plant continuing to grow upwards, heading for the sky.  Students with blue belts continue to move higher in ranks, as the plant continues to grow taller.  The meaning of light blue belt is Wind or Seon. Students at this stage will also be given additional knowledge of Taekwondo so that their mind and body can continue to grow and develop.

Dark Blue belt
The meaning of Dark Blue belt is Water or Gam.  Water is a necessity to life, but it can also be very destructive. We must respect water. As the martial artist moves up in ranking, they are respected by the martial artists below them.

Brown belt
The meaning of Brown belt is Mountain or Gam.  The journey to achieving a black belt is sometimes an uphill challenge. Martial Artists at this point are defining their skills in preparation to becoming a black belt.

Red belt
The red belt is the heat of the sun, with the plant continuing the path upwards toward the sun.  Students that possess red belts are higher in rank, as they have acquired a lot of the knowledge in the art of Taekwondo.  Red belts also tell the students to be cautious, as they gain more knowledge and their physical techniques increase.  The meaning of red belt is Earth or Gon.

Deputy belt
A Deputy belt is a red and black belt. It symbolizes Creativity. During this belt rank, students train and hone their skills to become a black belt shortly. A black belt is a master of the basics, and it is during this time that those basics, while already learned, are reviewed and mastered.

Black belt
A black belt is the best of the best.  It is called Koryo and the Koryo poomsae is learned. It symbolizes the darkness that is out there beyond the light of the sun.  Once the student is given a black belt and begins to train other students, he will teach all that has been taught to him.  Black belts recognize the best students, as they continue to teach others the art of Taekwondo, and continue the never ending cycle of training.

For a martial artist progressing through the ranks, each belt is a big accomplishment. Each belt color rank has it's own challenges and difficulties for each martial artist. As your martial artist promotes to each belt rank color, celebrate their achievement with a unique martial arts gift, card or token of appreciation for what they have done. A complete collection of customizable martial arts gifts, congratulations cards, t-shirts, hoodies, ornaments,tote bags, keychains and more are available at Lora Severson Photography. All belt rank colors are represented. Lora Severson is the mom in a Taekwondo black belt family and will be earning her 2nd degree black belt very soon.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Martial Arts Ornaments

Unique Martial Arts Christmas and Holiday Ornaments for your martial artist are available at Lora Severson Photography. Several designs to choose from. All belt colors are represented. Commemorate a special year with a dated martial arts ornament. They make a thoughtful gift at a martial arts Christmas party, belt rank promotion test or black belt test. Suitable for all martial arts including karate, taekwondo, kung fu and judo.
See other martial arts Christmas presents for martial artists of all ages and sizes. Choose from photo cards, t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, coffee mugs, magnets, buttons, mousepads and more. All items are fully customizable by the customer. Add your martial artist's name to make it a personalized gift.

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New Martial Arts Scrapbooks and Photo Albums

New unique Martial Arts Scrapbooks and Photo Albums are available at Lora Severson Photography.  These new martial arts binders are fully customizable by the customer. Add your martial artist's name or commemorate a special year. These martial arts notebooks come in several designs and make great gifts for a birthday, holiday, black belt test or belt rank promotion test.  Instructors, buy in bulk for your schools or dojos. These sturdy Avery binders are great to keep training schedules, information and class lists.
See more martial arts themed gifts, cards, t-shirts and apparel available for martial artists of all ages and sizes. All belt ranks are represented. Suitable for all martial arts including karate, taekwondo, kung fu and judo.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Martial Arts Sparring

Sparring is something that all martial arts use. There are numerous sports, such as boxing and wrestling that use sparring as well. It is a very useful technique, helping students become better with their techniques and what they have learned. By practicing with other people, students learn their arts better and become more apt at performing the techniques quickly and efficiently.

If you are studying martial arts in a dojo, you will find sparring to be very exciting as well as beneficial to your training. The instructors and teachers will be right there watching and guiding students, making sure that no one gets hurt. Students use full body gear, including headgear, to ensure safety during practice.

Depending on your skill level and martial art you are studying, you may end up using no protective gear. Students that are very skilled won't normally need protective equipment, as they are good enough with sparring and their techniques that they can go a few rounds with other skilled students and not make any type of contact at all.

Martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, that focus on grappling, make the most use of sparring, as it is needed to properly execute the techniques. Martial arts that focus mainly on grappling use joint locks and submission techniques, which will need to be practiced quite a bit before they can be used effectively during a competition or even as self defense.

During sparring, students go back and forth, competing with each other and testing each other. The rounds will vary, although most last several minutes. Students will also receive help and insight from their instructors to let them know how they are doing and if they need to change anything they are doing. This also gives instructors the chance to see just how well you are progressing in training and what areas you need to work more on.

Sometimes, sparring is done by yourself, without anyone else working with you. If you are sparring by yourself, you will use equipment such as punching bags, tackling dummies, or other forms of equipment that will help you with your martial art. The foam or rubber dummies are most often used with grappling techniques or punching on the ground, as they represent the opponent that you are trying to pummel into submission.

All in all, sparring is an excellent way to practice the skills you have learned against equipment or other students. Students are fun to spar against, especially if they are at a higher level of skill than you are. You can use sparring to your advantage, learning what others do and how they react to your movements and techniques. The longer you spar and practice your moves - the better you will get in your training, speed, and the execution of your skills.

Lora Severson Photography offers a wide selection of martial arts gifts, t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags and more. Presents suitable to give as for a birthday, holiday or belt rank promotion test. Lora Severson is a black belt in Taekwondo who loves to spar. She fights for fun and for the overall fitness she achieves from it.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Martial Arts Flip Minos Discount

Take $30.00 off Martial Arts Flip Mino and Flip Mino HD available through Martial Arts Gifts by Lora Severson Photography! Just in time for holiday shopping, the Flip Mino and Flip Mino HD are now $30.00 cheaper! Buy one for your Martial Artist in Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu or Judo. These custom Flip Minos feature colorful Yin Yang, Martial Arts or Black Belt designs.

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Making and sharing great video has never been easier. Or more fun. The ultra-thin & pocket-sized Flip Video Mino camcorder has a handy USB arm that flips out and hooks up to your PC or Mac. This charges the battery, plus lets you use its built-in software to easily view, edit, and upload video and photos to favorite sharing sites.

  • Records 60 minutes of VGA-quality video
  • Built-in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
  • $55 restocking fee on returns
  • Technical Specifications

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Martial Arts Black Belt Gifts for Girls and Women

Are you looking for a special gift for the martial artist girl or woman in your life? Does she have a birthday coming up or a black belt promotion test? This adorable Pink Floral Black Belt design on a t-shirt, mousepad, poster or tote bag could be just what you need. These gifts feature a feminine pink daisy design. They are suitable for all martial arts - karate, taekwondo, kung fu or judo. These high quality gifts are available through Lora Severson Photography and are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Bulk rates are available - the more you buy the more you save.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Choosing the Best Martial Arts Style

For anyone who wants to learn a martial art, there is always the question of find the best one to study. There are so many martial arts styles to choose from, it can be very complicated to pick one to learn.
It is virtually impossible to name one style of martial arts as the ultimate best. Actually, there are several factors that come into play, which makes a statement about a style being the best impos
sible. Even though one style may beat another in a competition or a fight, it doesn't always mean that the winning style is the best.
Before rushing out to learn a martial art, there are several things that you should decide first. Martial arts are great to learn, no matter which style you decide on. A martial art can teach you self discipline, self defense, perseverance, self control and confidence which will help you no matter where you decide to go in life.

Self Defense
All over the world, there are several martial arts schools and dojos that emphasize self defense a lot more than others. Schools that focus on kata, fo
rms or light sparring are less than likely to teach you what you need to protect yourself on the street. If you are looking for street self defense, you will want a style that specializes in that alone.

Even though martial arts can improve your fitness level, it isn't the goal behind a lot of the martial arts styles. Several styles, such as Tae Bo, are based purely on martial arts and doesn't include a lot of physical fitness training. If you are looking for fitness as your main goal you may want to try kickboxing or Taekwondo sparring; both of which are an awesome cardiovascular workout.

Fighting Ability

This will vary among the many different martial arts styles. Self defense schools will most often take advantage of fightling skills teaching you everything you need to survive. Most martial arts styles are slow in theory, teaching you kata or forms and movements. It can take 3 years or longer to earn a black belt rank. Self defense schools on the other hand, teach you how to inflict the most amounts of damage in the least amount of time.

Competition based martial arts are all about wi
nning trophies and showing the world your style of martial arts. The style of your martial arts will greatly impact your competition. You will need to decide if you are going to showcase your fighting ability, your kata or forms, grappling or striking or board breaking techniques.

Before you decide on a martial arts style, you should always research the schools and dojos in your area and see what they have to offer. The best schools will allow you to participate in a few free classes as a trial. They will answer any questions that you have and work with you to help you learn as much as you can.

Martial arts can be a very fun and exciting learning experience. There are hundreds of different martial arts styles out there although you will be limited to choose from what is offered in your area. Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Judo, Kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu are some of the most common types of martial arts and normally offered just about everywhere. The more distinct styles such as Shootfighting, Kenpo and Shaolin styles are a bit harder to find.

If you do your homework on some of the styles that are offered in your area, you will find one that best fits your reasons to study the martial arts. Martial arts can change your outlook on life - all you have to do is devote yourself to learning
all you can about the philosophy of your martial art.

Lora Severson is a photographer and first degree black belt in Taekwondo who is currently training to earn her second degree this fall. Read about her journey to black belt at age 40. She sells Martial Arts themed gifts, cards, t-shirt
s and apparel online through her shop Martial Arts Gifts by Lora Severson Photography.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Close Look at Martial Arts Belts

With most types of martial arts, the color of the belt that you have signifies your rank within your style of martial arts; although they have no universal means or ranking within the martial arts world. More or less, they tell others how much you know about your specific martial art.

The use of belt colors in martial arts is an old practice, dating back hundreds of years. Belts and their use in martial arts all started by a man known as Jigoro Kano, who created the martial arts style known as Kodokan Judo. Kano started out by using only white and black belts to signify rank within his style of martial arts. His reason for using belt, was to specify which students could compete in different activities. For example, those with white belts couldn't compete in the same activities as those with black belts.

Shortly after Kano introduced his idea of using belts, other belt colors were introduced to the world of martial arts. Over the years, it became a great way of telling what experience a student had in his style - just by the look of his belt. Other styles began to use this system as well over the years, including Karate, Taekwondo and several others.

The only problem with using belts to signify ranking, is the fact that one school may have different requirements from another school. Even though they both may teach the same style of martial arts, their ranking system and requirements to earn a certain ranking may be totally different. This can cause confusion in ranks, especially if a black belt from one school isn't as versed in the style as a black belt from another school. While most school adhere to the same criteria, there are some schools that choose to incorporate their own unique style as well.

Although most martial arts styles use belt to signify rank, there are some martial arts such as Shootfighting that don't use belts at all. The styles that choose not to use belts don't use a ranking system either. They are more or less for self defense purposes. Pitfighting is another style that doesn't use belts either. These styles are great to learn for protecting yourself - although they differ from the traditional sense of martial arts.

All thing aside, belts are an innovation to martial arts. They give students something to aim for and a reason to keep practicing. Most students that study martial arts aim for getting a black belt, which is the most prestigious belt in martial arts. A black belt takes years of practice to obtain, as the student will promote and move through many lower ranked belts before getting the opportunity to earn the black belt.

Lora Severson is a first degree black belt in Taekwondo. She will be earning her second degree this year. She is also a photographer and offers a complete line of Martial Arts Gifts, Cards, Posters, T-Shirts and Apparel. All belt rank colors are represented and are suitable for karate, taekwondo, kung fu or judo.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

And then there were two...

Well, last night was another elimination on American Idol. It was a real nail biter for me. While I have been rooting on Adam Lambert all season, Danny and Kris were really good. And on American Idol, anything can happen. I felt terrible because I kept calling and calling to vote, but I couldn't get through. I wasn't one of the 80 something million votes that were received. And in the end, it was Adam and Kris that prevailed.

It will be interesting to watch next week to see what each will sing in the finale. And I will be wearing a new unique Adam Lambert American Idol T-Shirt from Cafepress! They are for a limited time only, so get yours soon!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Martial Arts Sigg Water Bottles

Now you can work out and practice your martial arts, stay hydrated and help the planet and environment with this Martial Arts Sigg Water Bottle. Sigg Water bottles are a great replacement to buying disposable water bottles everyday. They are cheaper over the long run and they help the environment because they are reusable. Sigg Water Bottles are constructed of lightweight aluminum and are the hottest thing right now in sports equipment.
At Martial Arts Gifts by Lora Severson Photography you will find a large selection of designs just for the martial artist. You will find that all belt colors are represented but there is a large section just for black belts. Buy a water bottle for your Black Belt Mom, Black Belt Dad, Black Belt Kid, Future Black Belt, TKD Black Belt, Karate Black Belt, Judo Black Belt and Kung Fu Black Belt. These high quality water bottles make a unique gift for a black belt promotion test or colored belt rank promotion test, birthday or holiday.
Here is the product information from Cafepress:
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Help save the planet while you rehydrate in style with an eye-catching BPA-free water bottle from SIGG. Made from a single piece of aluminum, it's ultra-lightweight yet rugged and crack-resistant. To minimize unwanted tastes and scents, the inside is lined with a water-based, non-toxic epoxy resin that exceeds FDA leaching requirements.

  • Holds 1.0 liter
  • Recyclable & reusable
  • BPA-free
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Do not freeze

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Monday, May 4, 2009

American Idol Fan T-Shirts

At this time of year almost everybody has Idol Fever! You have watched weeks of auditions, enjoyed the competition and voted many times for your favorite singer. There are so many opinions on who is the best and which American Idol contestant should win. (My personal opinion is Adam Lambert)

To help join in the fun, Lora Severson Photography Cafepress is now offering American Idol Fan Merchandise! You can now buy unique American Idol T-Shirts, Hoodies, posters, ornaments, cards and more. Find American Idol gifts and products for the Idol fan in your life featuring Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta and Kris Allen. And don't forget the judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Kara DioGuardi and host Ryan Seacrest. Whoever your favorite is...you'll find it here.

This Member of the Dawg Pound is perfect for any fan of Randy Jackson and the Dawg Pound. Buy it on t-shirts for men, women and children in a variety of colors and styles.

The iFan of iDol design above is a fun and trendy design that any Idol Super Fan will love to wear. It is available in all sizes and colors for men, women and children and makes a unique gift for a birthday or holiday.

If rock star Adam Lambert Rocks your World then this is the design for you! Created for fans of Adam to wear while cheering him on Tuesday nights. Image is a gray abstract fractal art design behind the text.

So, who do you think is going to win?

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Martial Arts Mother's Day Gifts

Looking for a unique gift for your Martial Arts Mother? Lora Severson Photography carries a large selection of martial arts mom themed t-shirts, coffee mugs, keychains, tote bags and mousepads. Find what you are looking for for your taekwondo mom, karate mom, judo mom, kung fu mom or black belt mom. All designs feature a digitally enhanced photograph of a martial arts black belt.
These martial arts moms gifts are also suitable for your mom's birthday or black belt promotion test. Show her just how proud you are of her achievement with a special keepsake gift to commemorate her day.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Martial Arts Black Belt Cards

If you are a Martial Artist, chances are you know someone who will be earning their black belt this year. Be prepared with Black Belt Congratulations Cards, Keepsake Black Belt Club 2009 Ornaments and apparel, iBlackbelt T-shirts and Hoodies. Your black belt worked very hard to achieve this goal and will appreciate your recognition for all their effort.
Choose from several Martial Arts designs on many products at Martial Arts by Lora Severson Photography. I also am a Martial Arts black belt in Taekwondo (working towards my 2nd degree) and I realize how difficult it is to find unique gifts and cards for martial arts. That is why I created my online martial arts shop. Designs suitable for your karate, taekwondo, kung fu or judo athlete.
Master Instructors buy black belt cards and gifts in bulk for the students of your school or gym and save money!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Taekwondo for Kicks and Grins

New Taekwondo design from Martial Arts Gifts by Lora Severson Photography. Taekwondo for Kicks and Grins! Buy this fun design on t-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, mousepads, ornaments, hoodies and more. It makes a unique gift for a belt rank promotion test, birthday or holiday. Your martial artist will certainly get a kick out of wearing it!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Martial Arts Gifts by Lora Severson Photography

Announcing the grand opening of the newest online shop from Lora Severson Photography- Martial Arts Gifts by Lora Severson Photography.
My original store of Floral, Nature and Martial Arts has become too large for the very popular and ever growing Martial Arts section. So, I decided to open an entire shop just devoted to Martial Arts.
In it you will find keepsake gifts, motivational and inspirational posters,congratulations cards, birthday party invitations and supplies, t-shirts, hoodies and apparel. All gifts are suitable for karate, taekwondo, kung fu or judo. Buy unique Martial Arts themed presents for a belt rank promotion test, birthday or holiday. In fact, with Mother's Day right around the corner, you will find a large selection for the Martial Arts Mom.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Mother's Day Cards and Gifts

Mother's Day is May 10, 2009 this year. To create a special moment, choose something that will become a keepsake to her; something that is special and personal to her. Choose a gift that relates to one of her favorite hobbies. Does she like to garden? Choose a gift that she can use gardening and then customize it to her.
For instance a customized Gardening Tote Bag or Garden Utility Apron to wear while repotting plants are very useful and personal gifts that show you care. A garden or floral themed mousepad will brighten her desk, office or work space.
At Lora Severson Photography, all gifts and apparel are customizable and 100% satisfaction guaranteed. All products are printed and ship within 24 hours. But don't delay! Your mom does so much for you...thank her with a custom keepsake gift!

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

If you love the look of fine art prints, but thought that you can't afford them, think again.
This farm photography fine art print of a rustic old wagon wheel in sepia tone recently sold on Lora Severson Photography at Imagekind. Perfect gift for a farm and barn lover. The gallery includes rural photographs of barns, tractors, farm implements old fences and more.
Choose from several different high quality paper choices. Imagekind will custom frame it for you or you can just purchase the print and frame it yourself. Add a matching greeting card to complete the gift set.
All purchases are 100% guaranteed at Imagekind. I have bought several prints from them and have been very impressed with the quality of paper, printing and even how it was shipped!

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Wedding Kindness Cards

Are you a bride planning a wedding and struggling with what to give your guests as a wedding favor? Here is an idea that can actually make a difference in someone's life. Give some wedding kindness! Wedding Kindness is a new trend in which the bride and groom give a donation to their favorite charity in the name of each wedding guest. A decorative wedding kindness card is put at each guest's place setting stating that in lieu of a traditional wedding favor, a donation has been made in their name to charity.

There are several designs to choose from in the Wedding Collection at Lora Severson Photography that also coordinate with Wedding Save the Date Announcements, Bridal Shower invitations, Will You Be My Bridesmaid cards and Thank You notes with matching postage stamps.

All cards are fully customizable. Save the costs of going to the printer! Buy in bulk and save money!

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Sunflower Shower Invitations

Invite friends, family and wedding attendants to a bridal shower with these cheerful Sunflower Wedding Shower Invitations from the Wedding Collection at Lora Severson Photography. These high quality shower invitations are fully customizable. Add the specific details of your pre wedding party to create your own custom wedding shower invitations. Don't pay the high prices at the printer's again! By in bulk at Lora Severson Photography and receive big discounts. These sunny shower invitations feature an original digitally enhanced floral photograph of a blooming yellow sunflower on an orange background. Be sure to pick up the matching Sunflower postage stamps to create a great looking coordinated set. Also check out the Sunflower Summer Wedding Save the Date Announcements, Sunflower Will You Be My Bridesmaid cards and Sunflower Thank You notes.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Summer Wedding Save the Date Announcement Cards

Are you a bride planning a summer wedding? Send out these Award Winning Summer Wedding Save the Date Announcement cards. They feature a floral photograph of white wild daisies in the field. See the whole Wedding Collection of Save the Date Announcement cards, Will You Be My Bridesmaid cards, Wedding and Bridal Shower Invitations, Rehearsal Dinner Invitations, Thank You Notes and matching postage stamps. All featuring the original floral photography or fractal art designs of Lora Severson Photography at Zazzle.com. All of these cards and invitations are fully customizable. Add the name of the bride and groom, wedding date and other personal information.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

50% OFF 2009 Calendars

Zazzle is offering 50% off all calendars through January 28, 2009. Choose from the thousands of calendars designed by talented artists and photographers or create your own using your own pictures/designs. If you have delayed in getting your 2009 calendar now is the time to buy. This offer is great and doesn't come around very often. Use coupon code ZAZZLECALS50 at checkout to receive your discount.

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