Friday, November 30, 2007

Seventeen Kits Free

The Designer contest gallery is open and ready for voting and your downloading pleasure. There are so many wonderful entries I think you will have a great time scrapping with these kits. Don’t forget to vote for the next SAS-y Lady!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Feelin Peachy Part 3

I have the last of Feelin Peachy today, all of the other links are still active. I fixed the link for the alphas so if you do not have them the right link is with part two.

The SAS designer contest started yesterday, everyone seems to be pretty excited about the palette. I love these colors and can’t wait to see what the contestants come up with. All of the entries will be available for download after 7p.m. Friday and all SAS members are eligible to vote so the more contestants the merrier. It is not too late to join the contest, just email me at and I will send you all the information you need to get started. You can grab the palette here of go to the forum and download it from there. Entries are due by Friday at 10 am EST and should be posted in the gallery. There are already some gorgeous entries in the gallery so stop by and take a look.

SAS Designer Contest Palette

Feelin Peachy Full Kit

Feelin Peachy Part 3

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Monday, November 26, 2007

The Winner is…

Wow! What a tough choice that was, there were so many great names to choose from. I was surprised at how many of them really fit the feel of the kit and I was touched at how many of you were reminded of a special time or person on your life, thank you for sharing that with me. I went through the list with my nieces on Thanksgiving, they are 10 and 13, they got a kick out of the fact that Aunt Julie has a website and blog…LOL. We all pretty much agreed on the name we thought best fit the kit so the winning name is Tuscan Sunset, Cheng suggested it but she did not leave an address so, Cheng, get in touch with me at and I will send you a coupon for the kit. If I am ever stuck for a name I will definitely do this again, what you came up with is so much better then what I could have. The kit should be in the store sometime today, the regular price is 5.95 but I will have it on sale for 4.25 for the first two weeks. The preview is a little messy but I always try to fit everything in so it gets kind of crammed with all of the elements.

The SAS designer contest starts today, I am pretty excited about it, I have looked at the blogs of some of the entries and there is some real talent out there. I am looking forward to adding 4 new designers to the team also, I think 15 will be a good number of designers. Right now the designers do two contests a month but I would like to be able to cut that down to one each, so with that number of designers we can still have a lot of fun things going on. It is not too late to enter so if you are interested e-mail me and I will send you all of the information you will need, you just have to have your entry in by the deadline Friday Nov 30th at 10 a.m. The palette for the first round is posted in the forum. The voting starts Friday Nov 30th at 7 p.m. and all of the kits will be available for download after that time so be sure to stop by the gallery.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Contest is closed, Thanks!

WOW, you guy really went to town. I have my work cut out for me in choosing a name from all of those great suggestions. The contest is closed now and I will go through the suggestions and announce the winning name in a few hours. Thanks so much for participating in this, naming and describing kits is not my strong point, so this will help a lot.

Don’t forget to go by the store, we are having a 40% of sale for Black Friday, so if you are looking for a way to save money but can’t bear the thought of getting out on the cold and the crowd that is the place to do it. It is not to late to sign up for the designer contest that starts on Monday. I want to add 4 new designers to the team so if you have been considering becoming a professional designer e-mail me at and I will send you the details.

BTW, There were a few problems with the Feelin Peachy alpha, so here is the right link to the alpha.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Name That Kit Freebie

Well here it is, I have been working on this kit for over a month and it is almost ready. I thought it was done last night but when I started putting the previews together I decided it was too dark and golden for the look I was going for, I ended up doing a major overhaul to make it more rosy and lighter. I didn’t get the alpha done and there are a few more things I want to do with the flowers but the previews should give you enough to come up with a good name for it. If you look closely at the floral papers you will see that they are embossed. I just love this look and I am working on a few more kits using it. There is also a nice freebie so you can get a good look at it and there should be enough pieces to make a layout or two. Whoever comes up the winning name will receive the kit free, just post your suggestions in the comment section. I will announce the decision shortly after noon (e.s.t.) on Friday so be sure to get yours in by then.

For those of you who are sane enough to forgo the frantic after Thanksgiving sales SAS is having a big Black Friday sale, 40% off everything in the store (except commercial use) so you can stay home and do your shopping in your jimmies if you want and still save money, what a deal huh…LOL

I am so excited about Thanksgiving this year for two reasons, the first is that it is my SIL’s year to have it…LOL, when we have it here it takes a week to get the dining room ready since has always been my DH’s “drop it” point for all of his work stuff, give him a flat surface and he will pile something on it. The other reason I am excited is that this is the first Thanksgiving that Beth will be home since she joined the Air Force. She is stationed in Nebraska right now, it is about a 7-hour drive, which naturally makes me very nervous, but it will be great to have her home for a few days. So even though we are not having dinner here I will probably spend the next few days getting the house cleaned up a bit and cooking a few of her favorite meals. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with your family, even the ones that drive you nuts, take lots of pictures. Enjoy!

Name that kit

Name that Kit Freebie

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Mega Kit Freebie

I have a freebie from the SAS mega kit today, I get so tickled every time I look at this kit. There are 72 papers and over 80 embellishments. I love the way the designers used the gold. The SAS CT has done some great layouts using it, if you would like to take a look they are in the gallery. The kit is on sale for 6.95 through Dec 11th, that comes out to about 4 cents a piece for all of those elements.

Come back tomorrow for a freebie from my soon to be released kit, I have been working on it for a few weeks but I still don’t have a name for it when, I asked Janalyn if she had any ideas she suggested a “Name that kit” contest, I thought that was a great idea. I still have a few elements to finish up and then the preview to do, so I will have the preview and a freebie up tomorrow and hopefully it will spark a thought or two on the name. With Thanksgiving coming up I know everyone will be busy so I will run the contest until Friday and then the person who submitted the winning name will win the kit.

Don’t forget the SAS Designer Contest, it starts on Monday the 26th, I have taken a look at the blogs of some of the contestants and I am real excited about what I see. If you would like to enter e-mail me at and I will send you the details, maybe you will be the next SAS-y Lady!

Some of the Mega Kit Elements

Mega Kit Freebie

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There was a problem with the Feelin Peachy alpha, I think it was because I named the symbols what they were (*&$# etc...) and it caused trouble, I have fixed that and uploaded it again, the new link is below with the rest of the Feelin Peachy 2 download.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Feelin Peachy 2 and Mega Kit

If you got our newsletter then you know the big news, Boo of Booland Designs has joined the SAS-y design team. Boo has been with SAS from the beginning, she’s been a great CT member and her designs are incredible. We have a few of her products in the store with LOTS more to come, stop by and take a look.

We released our November Mega kit yesterday, I have always been so happy with what the SAS-y Ladies come up with for the mega kit but I am thrilled with this one, the papers are so rich and detailed, everything is tied together by a touch of gold, there are 72 papers and over 80 elements so the possibilities are endless. Jan will be getting it out to the CT soon so we should have some layouts in the gallery in a few days. To see more previews or to buy it (now is a good time because it is on sale…LOL) go to the store to take a look.

Preview of some of the elements in the November Mega kit

Here is part 2 of Feelin Peachy, I got the alpha done, I should write a script to do alphas because they are a real pain, I like to separate each letter but with upper case, lowercase, numbers and characters there are 80 cut, paste and saves to an alpha, very repetitious. I still have a few more ideas for this kit now that I have decided what direction I want to go with it so I will be back with those soon. Enjoy!

Feelin Peach Part 2

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Date Change for SAS Designer Contest

There’s been a few things that have come up that have made me decide that I need to reschedule the designer contest The first problem is that two of our designers are moving next week and another one just had a baby. We are relying on the designers to check over all of the entries for quality so it might be too much for the rest of us to do in time for the voting to start. Then with Thanksgiving the next week it could difficult for the contestants to get their entries in with family obligations, so the contest will start on Monday the 26th and run for 3 weeks. Here is the new schedule for the contest,

Contest starts on Monday, November 26th at 10 a.m. EST, this is when the theme or palette will be released.
Entries are due Friday Nov 30th at 10 a.m.
Voting starts Friday Nov 30th at 7 p.m,
Voting closes Sunday Dec 2nd at 7 p.m.
Next round starts on Monday, Dec 3rd at 10 a.m.

We have some exciting contestants already so I know this is going to be a lot of fun. I will be back Tuesday with more of Feelin Peachy and I hope I can finish up a new kit I have been working on.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Feelin Peachy + Designer Contest

I have the first part of Feelin Peachy for you today, I started this over a month ago but I have not had a lot of design time so I have been doing a piece or two now and then. That seems to be the only way I get to design lately, I actually have 6 kits in the works, I keep coming up with ideas and start a new one but then I get sidetracked by something. I am bound and determined to get a kit that I have been working on out next week, wait until you see it! I think it is the prettiest paper I have ever made so I have been really trying to come up with some awesome elements to go with it. Hopefully this weekend I can find some time. Now that we are all organized and have a system I have been trying to set the weekends aside to get away from the computer a little bit and when I am on it I do something fun, like designing or trying a new technique.

I have some very exciting news for you, SAS is going to have a designer contest. I would like to take on 4 more designers and this seemed like a good way to do it. Rather then me deciding if they are a good fit for the store I thought it would be a good idea to let all of you vote on who you would like. The designers and I are only going to check the products for quality and the registered members will do the voting, the best part is that the kits the contestants submit will be available for you to download FREE! So if you think your are ready to be an “official” designer go to the forum for more information.

I have been a little frustrated by some of the limitations of Zen Cart so I am going to change over to X-Cart in the next few weeks. It is going to be a lot of work and money to get it done but from what I have seen of the program it will make things a lot easier in the long run. I am going to need to hire a web master to help out with setting up X-Cart and a few other maintenance type things that need to be done on the site so if you would be interested in helping out (for a very reasonable rate…LOL) I would love to hear from you.

Here is the start of Feelin Peachy, I will be back with more next week and I will also have some more news to share, but I will keep that a secret for now (a little hint, we have a new designer joining the team, this person has been such a joy to have at SAS and we are all excited to have her join the team.)

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Friday, November 2, 2007

SAS-y Princess Winner is.....

I just have a quick post for you about out SAS-y Princess contest. This was such a tough choice, all of the designers had multiple layouts that they liked but since we had to make a choice to crown our first SAS-y Princess we picked Randje, for Wendy´s Wimpers. Using Phreephorm Designs - Rock My World Girl kit the simplicity of the layout really allowed the focus to be on the adorable baby, the photography really stood out also. One thing that really made it hard was there were so many beautiful babies, it was hard not to think of each of them as winners. The criteria for the judging were personal preference and that may have made it harder to choose but I think we are going to keep it that way. To see all of the beautiful layouts go to the gallery. Randje is the November SAS-y Princess and she will be awarded a $20 SAS storewide coupon. We are starting the contest for December so be sure to get your layouts entered in the November SAS-y Gallery.

Randje's Wendy´s Wimpers, Phreephorm Designs - Rock My World Girl kit