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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