Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CRITIQUE: Arrows Card Design

So today I worked on drawing up some cute vintage arrows for a new Camp Smartypants card. I want to add a saying, but am needing help coming up with ideas.

Alison came up with these...
"Poke poke."
"May all your dreams strike swift and true."
"A little to the right."
"Congratulations on your bullseye."
"to my arch-nemesis..."

I'd love to hear other ideas before choosing just one! What do you think?

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Hello! It's been a while since I done a post on AIM. I've been working on a new product for Camp Smartypants and thought this would be a perfect AIM blog post, as I'm looking for your feedback!

I am discontinuing my Friends Forever Card & Bracelet set from the Camp Smartypants line. But, friendship bracelets aren't going away completely! I want to remake this product into a diy craft kit! I've been wanting to create some crafty kits for Camp Smartypants for some time now. This will be the first, of hopefully many kits I plan to create.

So, what the kit includes is: an instruction booklet, a Friends Forever card (which is perforated down the middle so that if can be torn in half- much like those "friends forever heart necklaces"), two safety pins, and embroidery floss.

What I'm mainly looking for feedback on is the packaging of this kit. Take a look at the photos below. I want it to be both visually appealing while also showing what the kit contains. I also want it to fit into my Camp Smartypants brand.

I plan to sell this for $10.00 (retail). What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

QUESTION : Blog Etiquette

This one's from Cari of Le Sweet Tooth...

Hello, Hello!! I am still fairly new to the blogging world, in terms of finding what I want my blog to look like, what I want to post and what I want it to say about me! One thing that I have invested some time in is making it look pretty. Now I would like to add all the little fun gadgets to my page. I am of course very visual and for my "daily reads" section, made a list using the the image of the blog headers, and if you click on the image it will go to that particular blog.

My question is this an okay to feature what is essentially, the bloggers identity on my blog, even when it is linked to the appropriate blog.

I have attached an image of my list! Thanks for your help!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Question: downloading fonts

Hi everyone!

I've been wanting to download some new fonts, especially the free variety, but I'm not sure where to begin.

Any ideas? :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Sorry again for the dead air- good news is I've been a ton of stuff done, including plates for new Christmas cards (which I should have had you all critique!) and for AIM business cards.

That's right, I am getting ready to push this site like mad! I am so excited about all you followers.... but you are so quiet. I want all your silly questions right here, right now.

Would anyone like Adventures in Making business cards to hand out? The more people looking and talking, the better the community will be.

REMEBER - Silly questions, right here, right now. (I'm looking at you...)