Trip of a Lifetime

We’re officially back from a trip of a lifetime where we successfully built two Habitat houses, got married on the top of Victoria Falls and went on the most amazing Honeymoon imaginable. Thank you to everyone that supported us along the way.

Africa Collage
A few photos taken from Zambia, Victoria Falls, Botswana, South Africa and Dubai.


Community Cultivated Art Auction

Come out on June 15th (7pm) to support Design Cause and 9 other artists at the Community Cultivated Art Auction. Twenty percent of all money raised goes to support 2 awesome Calgary charities helping to provide creative opportunities for individuals with disabilities… the rest will go to support Shawna and I on our Habitat for Humanity volunteer build in Zambia (Africa) this summer. Click here or on the poster to link to the Facebook event page. Hope you can make it.

Community Cultivated Art Auction

Jeff’s 7 Tips to Finding “Your” Writing Voice

Writing and sharing stories doesn’t come easy. Long hours can be spent editing and proofing simplest details only to find out more changes are needed. What makes writing so hard?

I recently received a newsletter from the digital marketing genius, Jeff Bullas which I thought was worthy of sharing. The article is called “7 Tips to Finding “Your” Writing Voice”. Inside Jeff talks about revelation, staying unique, influencers, your voice and you.

If you’re interested in writing, it worth checking out: 7 Tips to Finding “Your” Writing Voice”.
Jeff Bullas
Write and submit your own stories for Design Cause and the Artica Project

Tshirt Sale and Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Trip

Design Cause Fundraiser Sale

Swing by Ranchlands Community Centre this Saturday to check out our super awesome custom designed tshirts. All profits of the shirts go directly to Brad and Shawna’s Habitat for Humanity trip to Zambia where they will spend two weeks building houses. There will be 9 different custom designs in sizes that include: S, M, L, XL and Kids (2, 4, 6X, YS). Use the social media buttons below to share with your friends. We will pay it forward.

Saturday April 20, 2013 from 10am – 3pm
View map to Ranchland’s Community Center (Calgary).
View Event on Facebook

The Art of Crowd Funding

Over the past year, I’ve become a lot more open and appreciative of the concept of open source business models. The idea in business is untraditional, but makes a lot of sense if your willing to take a risk. The following video is a presentation of Amanda Palmer talking about her successes, connections and relationships she’s discovered through Crowd Funding… the idea of letting people pay for something (not making them pay). Enjoy!