Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Ivy League and other Studio News

Hi there #Creativegirls & #Paperlovers

I'm playing catch-up with my blogging here today and there is a couple of things I just wanted to share with you all.

First off, we have a brand new Design Team for the remainder of 2019 and they even have their own name: The Ivy League of Creative Girls.  You might have seen some of there projects on our Social Media pages lately. Hopefully, their creative bliss will keep on rolling in and rolling your way. Keep an eye out.

Why a Design Team again? Well, our team is small and we just don't get around to playing and showcasing the products that we work so hard to develop, as much as we should. So the Team will be assisting us with 'inspiring' you all.

So a hearty welcome to each and every member of our team and we hope your stay will be fab-u-lously fan-tas-tic!

Wilma, Marnelle, Charmaine, Debbie, Lisa-Mari, Rochelle and me and Surita will take turns to share our creative work with you mostly on Social Media like Facebook and Instagram but also on Youtube and this blog here. We hope that you don't just follow along but also try out the projects using our products and share it with the world. Please tag us using the hashtags #IvytreeStudio #PrintandPlay #Paperlove #CreativegirlsUnite so we can find you.

These are some of the Team's fab projects they have already shared with us.

If you haven't purchased some of the elements of the Revive Collection yet, you still have time.

Sunflowers have been popping up all over the internet since we came out with this collection. It is like God saying, "Hey, keep your eyes on me!". Sunflowers follow the Sun and similarly we should follow God where He leads us. This collection is really something special. I have been playing with it for months and still not bored with it.

If you need a little REVIVE of your own art journey or creativity, then the Revive Creative Retreat
could be just what you need. It is the only one of it's kind in South Africa. It is fully self-paced and online. All kits are printable. It includes not only a load of downloads but also a Workbook, a private Facebook group to engage in the community, video classes to support you and a special creative system to help kick-start and keep your art flowing. This Retreat was specifically developed with the
Female Christian Artists in mind. It will teach and guide you to grow in your relationship with God and show you how you can invite Him into your creative expression. You will learn about the Artist's learning process. You will also learn how to make sure you end up making original thumbprint art and not just copy and duplicate what others are doing over and over again without really growing your own art. 

We are planning on releasing the individual classes from the Retreat program so you can purchase it individually, but you won't get the full picture unless you get your foot in the door of the full Retreat Program. We hope to see you in class soon or joining us over at the Retreat. 


Our next collection is releasing soon....like in really really soon and is called Vibrance! We are very excited as always about this next one. We have made a couple changes to how we group elements together and we think you are going to love it.  We now offer a variety of kits for specific purposes (or perhaps for specific types of crafters) and you save save save. There will be a Creativegirl Club Kit with elements to use in our club-activities and the Creativegirl Journal, a Gracelilly Faith Art Club kit to use in your Devotional time and the Foundations Book as part of the Creativegirl Journal. There will also be a Journaling kit, a Travel Journal Kit, a Paperlove kit with a Scrapbook kit and finally new to our range is the Art journaling kit which is FAN-TABU-LOUSLY delicious! I personally cannot wait to play with all of it. You can buy the collection bundle or the kits individually.

BUT that is not all...we also offer a couple of other elements standard in our collections like the Simply Lady kit, the Flower Shop kit (heck, if you're not into blooms, then just leave it out, but the rest of us we Loooooooooooooove it!) There is also the Deco Platter Kit that now consists of all the punch out items plus paper ribbons or washi and new shapes...all to help you decorate any page. We will also offer a Journal cover for your #CreativegirlJournal matched to each collection.

I am also working on a universal Creativegirl Journal version to use with any and all collections. Remember the first one we released was matched to the Revive Retreat. You can, however, if you own the Revive version, use any product collection in it anyway.

This new collection matches the Revive collection really well which means you will be able to mix and match these collections with each other as you add our collections to your collection BANK. Like, I said before in previous posts, our Print&Play collections are really more of a resource than a product. Remember, they are created with YOU, the end-user and #Creativegirl in mind so they are for #PersonalUseOnly  and so easy to use. Once payment is received, you receive immediate access to the product via a download link sent via email or you can sign into the store using the email you purchased the item with, and click on My Account/Orders to download it. You can start printing right away.

If you are interested in our physical products or doing classes or kits with our products, then you need to contact us directly. Pop over to the website and complete a contact form and give us the "down-low" on what it is you are interested in. You are welcome to inquire anytime.

Community wise we are slowly building the #Creativegirl Club and if you haven't joined us yet, I hope you join us over in the Facebook group. Purchasing the membership is a once a year thing and it basically gives you access to the store's discount grouping exclusive to the Club. A big benefit of purchasing membership is the big bundle you receive when you decide to go for the membership. You can start playing right a way.  Gaining access to the Facebook group is FREE and you can play along without purchasing the membership. Once of the biggest focusses of this club is to get you creative and help you stay that way.  Every time we bring out a new collection, we will offer a FREE prompt kit you can download from the store. It is free until we release the next collection and then it will cost you around R15 to purchase.  So, we encourage you to grab it while it's HOT! um..I mean FREE. wink wink. What's great about these kits is that they offer both the #CreativegirlClub members and the #GracelillyFaithArtClub members each their own kits. Included is the Prompt list page that you can tick off as you work through these with a separate prompt ticket page. The tickets you can add to your journal pages. We include a little self-motivation element with the Rewards Dashboard and badges you can earn as you work creatively through the kit. It will encourage you also to engage in community with fellow club members and share your work courageously.  

You can find these kits in the "Join the Club" Section in the store here. You need to hurry to download these two kits for free as we are about to release the new collection's kits and then these two kits will be priced. 

Our LIVE CLUB EVENT is scheduled for the last Friday of each month. 
It will be hosted in the #CreativegirlPrintAndPlayFriends Facebook group, so if you are not a 
member yet, you can request to join. Just remember to answer the entry questions so we can approve your request. 

This month's live event will also be a little bit of a celebration of the Revive Retreat. We first planned
to separate events but most of the Retreat members are also Club members and it just makes sense
to just have one event. 

The live events are like a pajama party with your creative friends.  I don't have creative friends who 
live close by so I need some friends to join me as I create and play in my CreativeGirl Journal. In a previous event I shared my journey with all of this and who influenced and inspired me. I love Cori Speaker and the Resetgirl and the community she has created around the Resetgirl clubs. I just needed the same experience to be more affordable and during hours I am actually awake. I want to pay forward
what I learned and received and still receive from my time with the Resetgirl's community. It's about more than inspiration to me. It is about real community and care and that is something I really felt there was a need for locally. So, I invite you to come an play with us. Grab your journal, some goodies from the store, something to sip and snip and put on your jammies and just come and relax with me and the other #Creativegirls. 

Until next time!

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