December Advent Day Five: Get to Know Sabrina’s Creations

Sabrina of Sabrina's CreationsThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Five, and today you get to learn more about Sabrina’s Creations. She’s got a crisp and clean design style that we know you will adore, and her products are known for being just minimalistic enough to let your photos take center stage, while also being filled to the brim with loads of elements and patterns that are uniquely her!

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I could sit in my pajamas all day, especially when I don’t have to go outside… so mostly on Sunday. 🙂
  2. When I met my husband, he said to me, “I like to have 6 kids,” and I told him, “are you crazy?” LOL. Now after having 4 kids and we decided to stop after Mathias, my heart still wants a little baby but my mind says no because I have it already busy with our 4 lovely kids.
  3. When I was 11 years old, I broke both my wrists by falling with my bike whoops…
  4. I’m a SAHM since 2008; after the birth of Maaike it was time to stay home for the kids and they do love it that I’m home for them.
  5. I’m a part of the parent committee of the school of our kids; it’s great to know what’s going on at school and I help a lot with the activities too.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. TV Show: The Vampire Diaries is one of my favorites, but I have a few more.
  2. Place to Shop: shoppingscenter… I don’t go much to it but when I’m going, I’m enjoying it and try to buy stuff during the sales.
  3. Food: lasagna, or anything else with pasta.
  4. Favorite color: grey and mustard green.
  5. Product I can’t live without: Mylène products, these are beauty products know in Belgium. I especially love the hand balm. My hands are always dry.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

Day After Day, which is shown here…

Day After Day

 

If you love Sabrina’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our 2014 December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Four: Get to Know Mari Koegelenberg

Mari KoegelenbergThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Four, and today you get to learn more about Mari Koegelenberg. She’s got a whimsical, hand-illustrated design style that we know you will love, and her products are known for being colorful, fun, and just uniquely Mari!

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I have one blue and one green eye, it becomes more noticeable depending on my mood.
  2. I studied animal husbandry in college, because I was gonna have my own horse farm when I grow up. One day, one day! 😉
  3. I have a double jointed thumb and I can do serious mind-boggling stuff with it.
  4. I held a wild squirrel in my hands once… and it bit me. I still have the scar. On my middle finger (LOL… this one is for you Laura!).
  5. I was a certified diver, got my certification while diving in the beautiful Red Sea (Dahab) in Egypt.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Sketching/Drawing
  2. Reading… literally anything; I devour books!
  3. WOW and the new expansion Warlords of Draenor (this is such a guilty pleasure!).
  4. My espresso machine and the fantastic coffee it makes…I went without it for 5 whole days and it was the worst 5 days ever.
  5. My crafting corner

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

At the Farmer’s Market with Nicole; it was 3 years in the making but so happy we finally did it!

At The Farmer’s Market : Kit by Sugarplum Paperie & Mari Koegelenberg

 

If you love Mari’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our 2014 December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Three: Get to Know Kim Broedelet

Kim BroedeletThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Three, and it’s time to learn more about Kim Broedelet (who many of you also know as KimB Designs). She’s got a soft and shabby design style that we know you will adore, and her products are known for being gorgeous and romantic.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I did acrobatics when I was younger, and am still rather supple in my old age; these moves usually come out as party tricks after a few glasses of wine. LOL
  2. I held down three casual jobs while studying full time to put myself through Varsity to get my Textile design degree.
  3. I lived in Argentina (Buenos Aires) for over a year, and had to go back to school to learn Spanish (which is so rusty now, due to not being used).
  4. I have a mild OCD “have to clean my teeth” problem… let’s just say I even have a spare toothbrush and toothpaste in the car.. LOL
  5. I met my hubby while camping with my folks at Bushmans River when I was 16 (married him at 22). My son met his now long-term girlfriend in the same place when she was 16, too. Sort of ironic and very much a feeling of déjà vu.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Book/author: I’m a Dean Koontz, Stephan King, Robin Cook don’t miss a book girl, but will read anything except love story/sagas. I’m a thriller/sci-fi/suspense girl.
  2. Actor: I love all the “oldies but goodies” – Sean Connery, Morgan Freeman, George Clooney…
  3. TV Show: The Walking Dead… hubby can’t handle it, so I watch it on my own as sort of a guilty pleasure and in peace… LOL
  4. Product I can’t live without: my lip Ice (or chapstick as you call it)… and of course my toothbrush… HAHAHA
  5. Quote/saying: “If you worry you die, if you do not worry you still die, so why worry?”

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

Stronger: The Collection

Stronger: The Collection

 

If you love Kim’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our 2014 December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Two: Get to Know Dawn by Design

Dawn of Dawn by DesignThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

For Day Two, you get a chance to know Dawn of Dawn by Design a little better! She’s got a really clean, sophisticated (and yet artsy!) design style that we know you will love, and her products are often filled with unique handwritten words and phrases, paint brushes, splats, and other fun hand-crafted elements.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I can twirl a baton. I have never been a baton twirler in any official capacity. I spent all of one summer in middle school learning with my cousin, but when school started I found out you also had to be in band to be a twirler. My dad said no to the whole thing since I wasn’t actually interested in learning an instrument.
  2. Two of my (five) children were born at home.
  3. I am halfway through reading the Christian bible, Catholic canon. I’m slated to finish in June by reading one of those bible-in-a-year books that has daily readings.
  4. I took synchronized swimming in college. It’s very hard, y’all.
  5. I met my husband when I was 19 years old and we married 9 months later, while still in college. New Year’s Eve is our anniversary and this year marks our 18th.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. My favorite food is food. Just food.
  2. My favorite dessert is a nice, fudgy brownie. With a cold glass of milk. Wait. Did I say “a” brownie? I meant All The Brownies.
  3. My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice.
  4. My favorite place to shop is online. And that’s a remote second. My first favorite is to not have to shop at all.
  5. The one product I can’t live without is Chapstick. And people around here always be taking my Chapstick.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

My favorite product is Right Now because of my clocks. I love the clocks.

 

If you love Dawn’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop (excluding collabs)… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day One: Get to Know Laura Passage

This month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

First up for Day One is our very own Laura Passage (who many of you also know as Wishing Well Creations). She’s got a really playful, papery design style that we know you will love, and she is known for the bright rainbow colors she often uses for her products.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. Before I had kids, I worked for over a decade as a college soccer coach.
  2. I once held a wild chipmunk in my hands. In related news: chipmunks enjoy Nutri-Grain bars.
  3. While in college, I spent a semester working in NYC and I interned at Rolling Stone Press.
  4. During my honeymoon, our cruise ship caught fire in the middle of the Caribbean and we came within about 10 minutes of being evacuated onto life-boats. The fire stopped 9 cabins away from ours!
  5. In my life, I have had 2 knee surgeries, 1 lower back surgery, and 2 emergency c-sections.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Dessert: Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream (yes, brand-specific! no others can even compete!)
  2. TV Show: Lately, that spot is held by The Walking Dead… a show I once told my husband I’d have zero interest in watching. True story.
  3. Product I can’t live without: Aquaphor. I’ve convinced my kids it will cure anything. Even sibling rivalry. “Just put Aquaphor on it!”
  4. Book: After over 2 decades and more than one reading, I still love (and will always love) the complete and uncut version of Stephen King’s The Stand.
  5. Convenience Item: probably my iPhone. Cliché, I know. I care not. So convenient. 😉

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

This is so tough, because I always tend to be crushing on my most recent products the most… but I do have a special spot in my heart for …And The Pursuit of Happiness because it’s got such an overall happy feel to it (and even though it’s theme-specific, it’s also generic enough to use all year long).

...And The Pursuit of Happiness | Kit

If you love Laura’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our 2014 December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

A Colorful Cyber Monday!

Hello everyone! Can you believe it is already December? Where did November go?

We hope that you’ve been enjoying our Grand Opening Sale. Today is the last day of our 60% off sale, so be sure to visit the shop and pick up any items you may still have left on your wishlist.

On the first of each month we will always be releasing a new shop collab! That makes this first edition super epic because you get a great deal at an even lower price, due to the storewide 60% off sale! For today only, you can get this shop collab for only $2.80!

Our monthly shop collabs are set up to be an affordable sampling of our designers!  For the first four days of each release, you will be able to purchase the collab for only $4!  After that, it will go up to the regular list price of $7 (still a huge steal!).

Meanwhile, right now we have a brand new challenge being hosted in the forums… a photo prompt for December with a fantastic gift at the end for those who participate!

Have an amazing day, and don’t be a stranger!  If you have any questions or comments please use the contact form to get in touch with us.