Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Butterfly Garden Freebie

I have finally got Butterfly Garden in the store. In the last year I have had a lot of requests for this kit, it was only the second kit that I had designed so I knew that it would need some work to get it ready. I found stray pixels (my pet peeve) and some really ragged edges on the flowers but all and all I am pleased with how good it looks. I added a frame and a few journaling pieces along with a lower case alpha but it didn’t need much more than that. I have a sampler of it below so you can get a good up close look at it. The kit is on sale for $3 this week.

I can share more of the details of our big September Birthday Bash. Last week I mentioned the Post the Most contest with a Grand Prize worth over $200, the Member Mega kit, Candee’s SAS-y Layout Design Challenge (a great learning opportunity,) and our Designer contest. The big news this week is that SAS is going to have a Download a Day, this gorgeous kit has 183 elements and 137 papers, the first downloads will be available on September 1st. We will have a month long Scavenger Hunt, all of the SAS-y Ladies have contributed Brag Book pages, they will be hidden in the store and a list of clues will be given out. We will be giving out random RAKs all month long, just for posting in the SAS forum you can win coupons for designer products and SAS mega kits. We are still working on a few more things but those will have to be a surprise for now. So if you like a big party plan on spending time at SAS in September, it will be the place to be!!

With all of these special things going on I need another assistant. If you would like to join a great team now is your chance, I am looking for someone that can spend 3 to 4 hours a week posting our Birthday Bash activities, specials and new products in various places. I would like someone that knows their way around the digital world and could commit to this position for at least 6 months, this is a “for scraps” position. If you would be interested email me at

Here is the link to the newsletter, there are some newsletter only freebies and lots of specials and new products. Some of the sales do not start until the 30th or the 1st so pay special attention to the start dates.

SAS Download a Day

Close-up of SAS DAD

Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden Freebie

Download Butterfly Garden Freebie Here

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

SAS Mega Kit Freebie

We are getting SO excited about our upcoming birthday celebration in September. We have a full month of special activities and freebies planned for every one. I can tell you about a few more of them today.

Candee is hosting SAS-y Layout Design Challenge, this is an intensive 4 week training course on layout design. Along with learning a lot of things everyone who participates will get prizes and 3 weekly winners will get even more prizes. For more information go to the forum.

A huge freebie that we have planned will actually come from SAS members, it is a Member Mega kit. I will post a color palette then everyone that wants to participate can design a kit or papers, embellishments, brag book pages or whatever they would like to make in that palette. Then you preview them in the SAS gallery for members to download. This one will be fun because a lot of people would like to try their hand at designing and this will be a good incentive, I think we will see a lot of creative ideas from this.

The last thing I can tell you about this week is a contest that has a GRAND Grand Prize. It is a Post the Most contest. We don’t have all of the details ironed out yet but basically whoever has the most posts in the SAS forum and gallery during the month of September will win the Grand Prize and that prize is over $200 of free products from SAS, yes I said OVER $200!!!!

As you might know we are also hosting a Designer Contest starting September the 4th. We are looking for a few more designers to add to the team so if you are interested the details are in the forum.

I have a sampler from our latest mega kit Summer Daze, this kit is so bright and cheerful, just perfect for scrapping those fun filled summer pictures that you took. There are 80 papers and 123 elements in this humongous kit. My contribution includes 24 papers that have a watercolor/Batik look. As usual we have the mega kit on sale for $5.95 for the first month so now is the time to get it.

You will not want to miss this week’s newsletter, there are lots of great new products and specials along with 6 newsletter only freebies, download it here.

I will be back next week with more exciting details about the SAS-y birthday party.

SAS August Mega Kit


Some Papers

Mega Kit Sampler

Download Mega Kit Sampler 1 Here

Download Mega Kit Sampler 2 Here

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Memory Lane, All Links

I still don’t know why Memory Lane part 5 didn’t work for so many people, the first time I had a comma in the name but after I fixed it the link should have worked for everybody. I re-zipped and uploaded it 5 times and I even re-saved the elements in case one of them was corrupt but nothing worked. I finally decided that it was cursed and that was that. I had Lori download it and she re-zipped and uploaded it so the 6th time should be the charm. I have put all of the links at the bottom of this post so you don’t have to hunt for them. I changed the names of the first two links so that it is not so confusing, the first two links contain the first 4 parts of the kit. The other links are parts 5, 6, and 7. Since this has been so messed up I will leave all of the links up until Friday the 25.

Even though I have 18 kits in various stages I don’t think I will have time to finish up one for August. The reason I won’t have time is because SAS is having a birthday soon. Yes, SAS turns 1 on September 12th and I will tell you what, we plan to celebrate big time. We have SO many things planned, special contests, activities and FREEBIES, lots and lots of freebies, so many freebies that they will be coming out of our ears (excuse me I got carried away…LOL.) I have to keep most of the festivities secret for a little while longer but one thing I can tell you about is that we are having a designer contest. We are looking for a few designers to join the SAS team. If you would like to give it a try or if you want lots and lots of free kits from the contest be sure to check in to the forum on the 1st of September. We will have more information posted there soon. Well, that is all I can tell you for now but stay tuned for more exciting details.

Memory Lane 1 to 4

Memory Lane 5

Memory Lane 6

Memory Lane 7

Parts 1 to 4 are combined into 2 links
Download Memory Lane 1st part of 1 to 4 Here

Download Memory Lane 2nd part of 1 to 4 Here

Download Memory Lane 5 Here

Download Memory Lane 6 Here

Download Memory Lane 7 Here

Friday, August 1, 2008

Memory Lane Part 7

The post below was scheduled to show up on Saturday but obviously it didn’t. I don’t know why the scheduling option is not working for me but hopefully I can get it figured out. I was going to disable the links to Memory Lane on Friday the 8th but because of this glitch I will leave them active until Friday the 15th. In the mean time I wanted to post the link to this week’s SAS newsletter. and to tell you that today I added Leaf and Stem Packs to all of my Commercial Use Designer’s Garden kits. To celebrate all of the kits are on sale for 30% off. If you previously purchased any of the kits you will be receiving the link to the appropriate Leaf & Stem pack soon. So far there are 8 different kits available with more to come soon. You can get the links to Memory Lane below. Enjoy!

A Designers' Garden 6

A Designers' Garden 2

(Scheduled for Saturday 2nd)
I don’t have time to blog too much tonight, I just wanted to get part 7 of Memory Lane set up. I am trying the scheduling option again, I hope it works this time. I have a doctors appointment this morning but I will check when I get back to make sure it is showing up.
I am still getting emails from some people saying that they are having trouble with part 5. I think it must be cursed. I have rezipped and uploaded it 5 times, the last time to 4-shared. I even resaved the elements from the original Photoshop docs hoping that would help. I am going to ask Janalyn if she can upload her copy somewhere that I can link to. I will leave all parts of the kit active until the 8th of August. If you are new to my blog be sure to go back to the old post to get the freebies from the SAS Mega kit, they are all still active. Well, I’ve gotta run so I can get up early for my doctor’s appointment.

Memory Lane Part 7

Download Memory Lane Part 7 Here