This past November I participated in an event called "Scrappers Give Thanks!" This is what it does in it's own words, "Scrappers Give Thanks is a charitable project of the scrapbooking community taking place annually in the month prior to Thanksgiving. Participants complete an action-oriented challenge in service to each year’s cause and are eligible to win prizes in a Thanksgiving Day giveaway. In 2010, the Scrappers Give Thanks project will deliver messages of hope and laughter to children in hospitals."
To participate you were asked to " create a 4×6 scrapbook-style mini artwork containing a message of hope, joy or laughter for a school-age child and submit it by November 24, 2010. All formats – digital, paper and hybrid – are encouraged and accepted." It's a fun event to participate in, it's a great cause and that's all I was really concerned about. They had a goal of creating 2000 cards - and I know they were over that amount, so I know they had a lot of participation, so I was delightfully surprised when I actually won a prize!! There were tons of incredible artwork that was submitted - some you can check out in their flickr group.
I submitted two cards -
and this one
Then I recently received an email and I won a free online class from Renee Pearson - and wow I am so excited! I had the choice of what class I would like to take, and I'm going to take the Illustrator 2 class with Laura Coyle . . . yay! Can't wait to learn some new techniques and concepts! The class begins in February so I'll try to show you some stuff that I get done during the class . . .
Here's a little early Valentine's Day Present for you. It's a little banner I made last year, but I updated it and made the letters into heart shapes . . . so much cuter right? All you have to do is download the pdf file, print them out - I recommend card stock - cut the heart shapes out and hang them up! So simple and easy to do! The pdf file has a total of 3 8-1/2" x 11" pages that you will need to print. To hang them, you can punch holes in them and thread them onto a ribbon or string. You can clip them to a ribbon ( I used clothespins for mine - but paperclips would work too!) or you could even just tape them up! There's plenty of possibilities for Valentine decorating! You could hang them in your office cubicle, across your honey's mirror, above your kids bed, or even string a set of lights up and clip the hearts to the lights for even more romance!
Click on the image below to download the file and remember, however you use them - have fun - and I hope you have a lovely Saint Valentine's Day!
In this day and age it seems there are no ends to the ways that a person can stay in touch with another - and Sugar Moon Designs is no different. We at Sugar Moon have teamed up with another fantastic designer - Missy's Bits - to share a Creative Team and pool our resources for a newsletter that will keep you up to date on all the new releases, coupons, and other exciting happenings with these two designers
Best thing besides getting the inside scoop on the dynamic duo of designing? Well, it's this awesome mini kit that you'll receive as a gift from Missy and I - it's really cute right? It's called Happy Day!
Last thing we want you to know now is that we are currently looking for a couple of people to join our team! Yeah, it's pretty fun and you earn product and the envy of others - so check it out - maybe it's something you would like to do! (In case it's hard to see the email if you're interested in applying is admin at scrappingartistry dot com)
Around February I usually start getting antsy for some sunshine and some colors. I'm tired of the bleak landscapes of winter and I'm craving something a little warmer and brighter, so this color palette popped into my head . . . and it kind of reminded me of something I would see on some 70s wallpaper . . . which made me think of cozy kitchens . . . and then I wanted some french toast . . . and voila! Breakfast in Bed was created!
It' a really versatile kit that could be used for any number of layouts! It comes with 15 12x12" papers, 30 decorative elements, and one alpha. You'll find plenty to work with to make yourself some cheerful pages! It's available at Enchanted Studio Scraps, in Sugar Moon Designs Shop, but the first week of February Enchanted Studio Scraps will be closed for one week as they switch their servers over to someone more reliable. If you like the kit - don't forget to come over to Sugar Moon in February - it's going to be on sale for the store's reopening!! You won't want to miss it!
Here's a preview of the papers that are included in the kit:
Since it's the New Year, a lot of people are thinking about eating better. I've made you a little menu planner to help you keep things on track! There's a colored version and a black and white one. It will print 8-1/2 x 11" so you can hang it on the fridge and have all your information handy! Just click on the image to download!
Well, here we are in the year 2011 - how has it been going for you so far? I'm not too sad to see 2010 make it's exit, December especially was a rough month for us. There was so much illness - seriously I was sick all month long with one thing after another - YUCK! Glad that's over and now I'm on to better things!
First - oh wow! A new store for Sugar Moon Designs! I'm sooo excited. My new shop is at Enchanted Studio Scraps. It's such a cool place and there are so many fantastic designers there - I know I'm just going to be so inspired and learn so much!!! I just opened the shop so you'll notice that my inventory is a little down, but have no fear I'm slowly repackaging everything and getting it up and ready to go! I also fell behind with creating new kits when I was so sick, so I can't wait to get back on track and get some new stuff out for you!! I have a kit in progress now that I think is going to be pretty cheerful and bright - perfect for a happy new year! I've also reworked a couple of the "old" kits - I've got a new alpha in "Summer Camp" for instance, so you'll have to check them all out. I also have a coupon up for 25% off everything in my store until January 31st. Head over here to pick up the coupon code.
I have so many great ideas for the coming year - I just wish I had as much physical energy as I have mental energy - or maybe a whole team of clones who could keep working for me in shifts round the clock! See! Once again it becomes apparent that I really do have a need for an army of flying monkeys! Anyway, I hope your new year is off to a great start! I hope you stay tuned for more cool stuff and don't forget to come visit me at Enchanted Studio Scraps!
OH and please come "LIKE" me at Facebook! I've got lots of coupons and other fun stuff planned - don't miss out!
I am so excited to tell you FINALLY my big news! Sugar Moon Designs is now open for business in a new location! *squeeeeeeeee* I'm sure you're as excited as I am! If you haven't been to Enchanted Studio Scraps - you must go - there are so many wonderful designers working there - plus this month is their birthday month and there's all kinds of fun challenges and prizes going on in the forums! Please, head on over and check things out. Of course all the Sugar Moon Kits that you know and love will be available - and I'm going to be adding new kits very soon . . . here's a little sneak peek of something that's coming very soon . . .
Head on over to Sugar Moon's new store at Enchanted Studio Scraps - and you can use this coupon until January 31st! When you check out - use code newsugar_11 for 25% off whatever you buy!Whoo Hoo!!!! I'm going to be adding stuff all week so visit often!