Well it's been awhile since I've updated this blog - yes, I feel badly about that, but what can you do except move forward right? There's been bad news and good news - so let's get the bad news out of the way and move on from there! First, in case you don't already know, Enchanted Studio Scraps has closed it's doors for good. This displaced a lot of designers, including Sugar Moon Designs - but never fear! The good news is Sugar Moon has found a new digital home and I can't wait for you to stop by and visit! The new place will be located at Divine Digital - it's a large cheerful store and we are excited about what the future holds!
Since I've just found this new home, of course the place is a wreck and I have some moving and unpacking still to do. It will be a few days before I've settled in and things feel like home again. I will be having a huge grand opening sale as soon as everything is ready to go and you will be the first to know when it's all done and ready to go!!! I just can't wait!
Here's are some previews of my most recent kits and some of the goodness you have to look forward to!!!
Sugar Moon Designs has a new release out today and it's so sugary sweet you're just going to want to bite it's little head off! "What am I talking about?" you ask. Well take a look for yourself - it's My Easter Peeps!
Here's a little early Easter Treat for you . . .
Oh yes! Here's one more thing - a freebie quickpage for you made from the kit! I hope you enjoy it! Please make sure to stop by Sugar Moon Designs and load up this kit into your Easter Basket!! Click Image to Download!
Don't forget that you still have a couple of days to submit a layout to the Scrapping Artistry Layout Contest!! Winners are going to get some Gift Certificates from Missy's Bits and Sugar Moon Designs! Plus an opportunity to be on their Creative Team. We would love to see your work! Submitting a layout is SUPER EASY!
First - Create a fantastic layout using product from Missy's Bits, Sugar Moon Designs or their Collab Shop - Scrapping Artistry. (You can even use the free kits you downloaded from their Facebook Fan Pages!) If you'd like to get Mad Hatter's Tea Party, use this coupon code at checkout and pick it up for 40% off MHTP40off
Second - Upload your fantastic layout to the Enchanted Studio Gallery and post a link in this Forum Thread.
Last - Sit back and feel the love!!
Also, today is Wednesday and you know what that means! ONE DOLLAR FAIRY FINDS at Enchanted Studio Scraps!!! I love Wednesday!
Here's what's in the Fairy Finds from Sugar Moon and Missy's Bits:
It's been KRAZY busy around here! I think we've all got a touch of some spring fever! How about you? They say March is "in like a lion and out like a lamb" and so far it's been true! The weather is so unpredictable - it's warm and sunny one day, then cold and rainy or, dare I say, snowy the next! It's no wonder we've all got another round of coughing and scratchy throats! I'm eating Zicam like nobody's business and drinking Emergen-C trying to stay on top of it . . . fingers crossed!
In happier news . . .First, if you haven't already seen my most recent kit, I hope you take a look. It's called "Second Hand Rose" and it's inspired by soft and worn beautiful things that you could find in your Grandma's attic. Some lovely heirloom that's a bit shabby but still cherished. I think it will make you some gorgeous layouts!
It comes with 18 papers, 40 elements and 1 rusty old alpha! It's still on sale at Enchanted Studio Scraps - but that price won't last long so hurry and get it before it's gone!
Layout using Second Hand Rose by Sugar Moon Designs
Layout by Kara using Second Hand Rose by Sugar Moon Designs
Next we've got a layout contest going on for Scrapping Artistry at Enchanted Studio Scraps - we would love, love, love to have you participate and show us your best layout!! All you have to do is make an awesome layout using Sugar Moon Scraps, Missy's Bits, or Scrapping Artistry products and post it at the ESS gallery! You could win a gift certificate for those stores and a chance to be on the Scrapping Artistry Creative Team!
Last, but not least I have a little gift for you! YAY! I made a beautiful Spring Break Kit for you - and it's FREE - for all my facebook fans! All you need to do is head over to the Sugar Moon Designs Facebook page and "like" me . . . then click on the "exclusive" link on the left hand side of the page - it will take you to the download area where you'll click and get this beautiful kit FOR FREE!!! Just cuz I love ya'all so much that's why!
I am so excited about a new shop that I'm part of! It's called "Scrapping Artistry" and it's newly opened at Enchanted Studio Scraps. My partner is Missy's Bits and we are going to offer collab kits! Missy and I have similar styles so this partnership was a match made in Heaven!
Right now in the store we have our first collab - Mad Hatter Tea Party. It's a colorful and whimsical kit - absolutely jammed packed with papers, embellishments, alpha and inspiration!
We have lots more planned! For our spring line, I don't want to spoil the surprise, but let me just say it's going to be big and beautiful!! Please stay tuned - you won't want to miss out!
Scrapping Artistry does have a newsletter that we invite you to sign up for. After signing up, you'll receive this FREE WELCOME KIT! Created by Sugar Moon Designs and Missy's Bits - so head on over and sign up and starting using your lovely new kit today!
How this Saint's Feast Day went from this:
I'll never know.
I think it had something to do with greeting cards and jewelry manufacturers . . . But anyway, I'm just going to try to take the positive out of the situation, and hope all of you have some love in your life. You know I care, right?! So, to wish you a lovely Valentines Day, here's a little gift for you . . . a set of journal tags that you can use to make some last minute Valentine notes with, or just leave a little love note in your sweetie's lunchbox, or hey - even add it to a scrapbook layout! These will eventually be in my store at Enchanted Studio Scraps . . . set to reopen this week! So get these while you can and have a great day everyone!! Sorry link has expired .
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 . . .
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!
Santa's Digi Express is starting! Seriously - it's going to be so much fun - I hope you can stop by and at least participate in a few challenges! There are going to be TONS of things to make for the holidays - greeting cards, recipe exchange, brag book pages, wish lists, Christmas caroling challenges . . . and so many MORE! I am so excited!
There's also going to be sales sales sales going on during the Santa's Digi Express - each day a different designer has their shop on sale - so please stop by everyday and see what new things are going on!!! You don't want to miss out on the fun!
My sale is going to include all these goodies . . .
and even new releases . . . so please stop by and get yourself something pretty!
I have some new releases at Designs in Digital that I'm excited about! My latest one will be a wonderful holiday gift - sure you might think it's early - but they will be here sooner than you know!!!! This kit is a "Victorian Christmas" Themed Recipe Card Gift Set. You can create your own recipe cards and either fill them with your own special recipes, or give them as blanks. The kit also comes with a lovely printable matching gift box! This is a perfect gift for anyone from a coworker to your great-granddaughter! You buy the kit only once and you can also make and give it to countless friends and relatives! Now THAT'S how to stay within a budget!!! What a bargain huh? I suggest going to get yours as soon as possible so you can have all your shopping done early! YAY!!! More time to enjoy the holidays!
The kit comes with 10 4x6" paper designs, 10 recipe mats, a set of recipe tabs, 20 decorative embellishments and 1 print and fold gift box. Your nearest and dearest are going to love this thoughtful and handcrafted gift! All the items are mix and match so you can create your special gift however you like! No two sets need to even be the same!
If you're out looking for more gifts, don't overlook these other items. I have a set of 2011 calendar templates. All you have to do it put your photos into the templates and voila! Instant layout! These would make awesome gifts because you can quickly personalize them for several different family members - and it doesn't cost you extra! Pretty cool huh?
Another cool gift idea is Personalized Scrapbook Kits! You give me the colors and or theme, and I'll create a personalized kit for you! This would be great for weddings, graduations, proms . . . ANYTIME you just want a kit to suit your personal photos and can't find just the right thing! So head on over to Sugar Moon Designs to check out these new item - plus all the other awesome kits that are in the shop.