Thursday, December 13, 2007

Feelin SAS-y

Wow, what an exciting week we had with round 2 of the designer contest. There were so many comments about how people had such a hard time choosing their favorite to vote for. I am really excited that about the prospect of having some of these talented women join the SAS design team. Round 3 is a “Free for All” I thought it would be the best way to let them show the full range of their talents by letting them choose exactly what they wanted to in this round so it should be very interesting.

Apparently a lot of you were around the forum just as the voting closed because it over loaded our server and the site was down for about a half hour. I was just getting ready to take a screen shot of the results and I could not get back in, talk about panic. I got on the phone to Blue Host and had to wait in line for about 20 minutes, they actually said it was their fault, I don’t know if they had not allocated enough resources to the server or what but they did have it up and running within a few minutes of me getting in touch with them. As soon as the site gets a little bigger I am going to have it moved over to my own server so that nothing like that ever happens again.

You have to get by Candee’s store and take a look at her latest kit. It is her first altered art kit and I’ll tell you, she did an awesome job of it. Don’t be surprised to see a lot more altered art coming from her.

I did have time to repackage Feelin SAS-y and get it into the store this week. I know a lot of you already have it but for those of you who don’t I have a freebie of it for you today. It is available in a few configurations, a kit, mega kit and a paper pack. The kit and mega kit are on sale for the next few weeks.

I really hate to make alphas, between upper case, lower case, numbers and symbols there are 72 cut, paste and saves so it gets very repetitious. I wanted to get Feelin Frosty in the store so I didn’t make an alpha for it, then I just started feeling like it just wasn’t done without one so I also added an alpha to Feelin Frosty and I will be sending the link out to those of you that already bought it. The mega kit is on sale right now.

Feelin SAS-y

Close-up of a few of the embellishments

Feelin SAS-y Freebie

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Friday, December 7, 2007

17 Christmas Kits Free

We have some really awesome kits in this round. There is some real talent in this group and I am so excited that the next SAS-y Ladies will be coming out of this contest. I am glad that I exempted myself from voting because I don’t think I could make p my mind. What I would encourage you to do is to download the kits and take a close up look at them before you make up your mind. A good preview is very difficult to do, I spend hours and hours on mine and it is hard to really show off some of the details, especially if you have a lot of papers and embellishments. You will get a better idea of the quality once you see them at full size. Voting will be done in the forum with a poll (no repeat of last eek…LOL) so after you have a chance to download the kits please come back and vote so you can help decide who the next SAS-y Ladies will be.

Go get there kits in the gallery.

From Feelin Frosty mega kit on sale now

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Feelin Frosty Freebie

You probably heard about the vote problem we had by now, it was the craziest thing. Friday night I was telling Steve how well things had gone and I just felt like I had jinxed it. I am one of those “never say never” people, about 10 years ago I said “I have never had a speeding ticket” what do you think happened the next day…LOL. Last year Meg said “Mom, you should be proud of me, with all of the driving I have done I have never had a speeding ticket” I told her my little story and said “Never say never” The next day she was driving back to college when she called me and said “Mom, you were right (words that you rarely hear from a teenager….LOL) I just got my first speeding ticket” I am not normally a superstitious person (I love black cats and have walked under ladders with no ill effects) but in this case I will never say never again.

We have a new SAS-y Princess for December, Rose won with Leaf Pile using Autumn Wind by CanDesigns. Rose will receive a $20 storewide coupon to SAS. If you want to be the next SAS-y Princess post your layouts using SAS products in the gallery and post the link in the SAS-y Princess forum. At the end of the month the SAS-y Ladies vote for their favorite.

I have been working on a snowflake kit for the last month or so and I finally finished Feelin Frosty up today. I just love snowflakes and I spent a lot of time making the ones I used as embellishments and on the paper. I went a little overboard on paper again and ended up with over 80. I had a heck of a time deciding which ones to use so I came up with a kit and an add-on. One thing that took forever was the icicle topper, and ice frame, they came out pretty good. I used 4 or 5 Action FX styles in this kit, if you haven’t taken a look at what Al has to offer you will be amazed, over 100,000 styles, brushes and other things for one low price so check it out. Feelin Frosty will be in the store sometime today, the kit and add-on can be bought together as a Mega kit for a big savings, the mega kit is on sale for the next two weeks. Here is a sampling of the kit, Enjoy!

Feelin Frosty

Feelin Frosty Closeup

Feelin Frosty Freebie

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