Friday, 30 September 2011 3 comments

Grand Opening Sale!

Hi all!
Thank you for the lovely well wishes! Today (September 30) I am opening up in my new shop - da-dah-daahhhh! (insert drumroll please)

I've moved on over to 9th and Bloom, check out my goodies for a 30% discount! I haven't been able to load everything up into the shop yet, so if you have been waiting for a sale to buy something that you can't find in the new store, just send me an email or a comment and I'll work on it :)

I am currently lapping it up at the beach! Isn't it a bummer when real life holidays get in the way of a cyber sale (lol!)...

Some of the goodies:

Friday, 16 September 2011 4 comments

Leaving FPD today ...

Well, an opportunity has arisen that I can't say no to, and I've decided it is time to say goodbye to my homeground at Funky Playground Designs. I feel like I'm leaving the nest, or moving out of home for the first time!

It's been a whirlwind of a ride, and I am really so grateful for all the friends and support I've gained during my time there for the past 10 months. It will be a sad farewell, so I won't say much for fear of blubbering....!

But, there is good news, I will be having a grand opening at my new shop next month, with 30 per cent off everything! Can you guess where it is? And I'm currently working on a very cutesy collection to help celebrate the grand opening, can't wait to reveal it!
Friday, 9 September 2011 9 comments

Riding High on a Design Wave!

I've had a whirlwind of a time for the past 12 weeks participating in various design competitions, first for DigiScrapConnect's The Design Factor, then at DigiScrapAddicts Designer Apprentice.

In both competitions, industry stalwarts set up challenges for competitors to complete, like making a mini kit which meets certain characteristics, or making three alphas in a certain theme, or whatever. We needed to complete something every week, and omg, it was a hard slog by the 10th week! Designer Apprentice then had judges score your designs out of 20 (for quality, how well you followed the challenge brief, preview aesthetics, colour scheme and how well the kit content matched your theme. Now, I'm not usually a theme-specific designer, but this competition called for it! It stretched me in ways I never imagined, and when I signed up for it, I was so worried about how well I'd do and how public it would be if I failed!

But guess what? I WON!

Check out the complete scoreboard here.Challenge 5 was short a judge, so it was only out of 80. Woo hoo! Finally cracked 100%.

This field started off with  this many participants:
New Designers:
2 am Designs
3 Li'l Monsters Designs
Amanda & Millie Designs
Blue Heart Scraps
Bonnie Blou Designs
Brenda Neuberger Designs
Brine Design
Christina P
Damsel Designs
Digi Deborah's Designs
Digital Harmony
Digital Monsoon
Farynar's Wings
Foosa Moon Creations
Fran B
In The Small Things
Jellebelleke's Designs
Jennifer Z Designs
Julie Enriquez Designs
Kat Tankersley
Keep In Touch Designs
Kern's Kreations
Kim Hackworth
LadyBug Designs
Lilacs In Bloom
Made By Me Inspirations
MHK Scrap Bytes
Nirah's Designs
Ohana Designs
Pamla Klenczar
Paper Capers Designs
Paper Garden Projects
Penny H
Rhonda Sunflower Designs
Rumki Designs
Sherry Lynn
Star Traveller
Studio CinCo
Sunshine Artz
Sweet Sunshine Designs
Truman Studio
Whimzie by Lishi

So I've won some awesome prizes too;

1st Place:
A Wacom Bamboo Craft Tablet and Photoshop Elements
EBOOK: An Insider's Guide to Designing donated by WendyZine
1 year subscription to The Designer Studio by Amanda Rockwell
Guest spot at our sponsoring store ScrapMatters (time and duration of guest spot to be determined by store owner)
1 banner and 2 blinkies from Little Boxes Boutique
$25 coupon to Rachael's Scrap Store
$25 coupon to Scrap Matters
$20 coupon to Miss Tiina at SugarHillCo
$20 coupon to EyeInspire
$15 coupon to ThatGirl at SugarHillCo
$10 coupon to Andilynn Designs
$10 coupon to Chelle's Creations at ScrapOrchard
$10 coupon to WendyBird Designs at Brownie Scraps

Eeeeeek! Can't wait to see if the Bamboo tablet is better than my current one! And to go on a huge shopping spree, woo hoo! And the chance to design at ScrapMatters just blows me away!

Here are the entries I submitted:

Whew! Still trying to recover from such a slog! Well, that's it for the design competition wrap-up.  I am making all of these babies available in my shop very soon.


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