In 2009, Beth and her childhood bestfriend Carrie followed a dream and bought a big old letterpress, opened an Etsy account and their brand 1Canoe2 was born. The name represents a spirit of kinship, heartland roots, and memories of canoe trips and campfires along Missouri streams with "one canoe, two girls." Everything made in the cheerful 1canoe2 studio stems from a deep appreciation of life's natural beauty and the pursuit of curiosity. Their popular line of gifts and stationery have now appeared in over 1000 independent boutiques around the world and select national retailers like Anthropologie and Paper Source. In addition to stationery and home goods, they partner with wonderful companies to create scrapbooking materials, quilting fabric, and much more.