Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Two new projects--guest designer Sarah De Guzman

Every since I got these albums in my hands, I have not been able to stop creating with them. Truthfully, I love mini books but hardly ever make them. Well, I'm here to tell you that, this has changed! I am in love with all the different Punky Sprouts mini books and can't stop creating with them. I thought about it last night and I know what it is. I LOVE the combinations of the three different kinds of pages. I have always loved chipboard and acrylic. Something you may or may not know is that I absolutely adore canvas! Years ago, I published three books on canvas. So the three different combinations make my heart putter!!
Here's a project I did the other night. Like the book before it, I was going to "start" the book and then finish it at a crop. That didn't happen. Again, I couldn't stop and completed this book in just a couple of hours.

Suzy West--Alfalfa album

I love this book that Sarah De Guzman created!! The combination between Punky Sprouts and Imaginisce's line, Live Loud looks really cool!
Thanks Sarah for sharing this project with us.

Thanks for looking. If you have created with one of our books, please contact me so I can feature it here. Can't get your hands on one of our books? Tell your LSS to give us a call or email us. :)
Hugs, Suzy West

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Punky Sprouts Online

A lot of you have asked where you can get Punky Sprouts online.
Scrap Lovers has them and at a really good price!!

If you want to be an online or store vendor, please contact us at info@punkysprouts.com
or call us at 503-206-2881


Friday, March 26, 2010

Live For Today project

As soon as I got one of these albums in my hot little hands, I knew I wasn't going to be able to wait long to start creating with it.
Last night it was calling to me so I started working on it thinking I would start it and finish all the rest the rest at the crop the next day. Well that didn't happen. I had so much fun creating, I couldn't stop. The wild thing is that it took me only a few hours to finish it.
This is the Rebel Sprout album.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Noel Culbertson has sprouted an awesome project!

I couldn't wait to show you the project that Noel Culbertson created with one of our Punky Sprouts albums. She recently wrote an article about Punky Sprouts on Scrap Review. If you haven't checked out this blog, you need too! They have very creative designers that write articles about products they are asked to play with and then give it a review. You can read Noel's review HERE. She created a really fun project using one of my favorite albums.

She had an extra album and created another project yesterday. Here's her project.

I asked Noel to tell me a little bit about working with our products. Here's what she has to say.

Every Punky album is budding with possibility and offers it's own fun twist for your project. The Prim 'n Punky album felt like an unveiling. Each layer seems to peel away to reveal the next. I decided to showcase a favorite set of pictures I took of my youngest daughter looking sweet against some old buildings. With fresh stack of paper and embellishments I set the stack of album pages in front of me. I love seeing how each layer will interact with the next, so I kept each completed page in its place as I worked on the album. It helped me try to maintain a visual flow of the pages. After stitching pictures on my last album's canvas pages, I thought I'd give glue (Fari-Tack) a try this time. It worked beautifully to adhere every last little bit of fun onto the canvas. With the unveiling of each layer, I think this would be a fun album to do a "Through the Years" progression of pictures with... Here's to another fabulously inspiring book of fun from Punky Sprouts.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beautiful things are sprouting at Punky Sprouts!

We are so excited to have a place for you to come and find inspiration.
I will be posting information about upcoming contests, giveaways, the design team call, and introducing you to our existing team from now until we pick our additional design team members.
I am excited about heading up this amazing team!
Ideas have been "sprouting" in my head!!
Below you will find the Design Team information. We look forward to hearing from you!!
Please let us know you stopped by and leave us a comment.
Hugs, Suzy West
Lead Designer
Punky Sprouts is searching for talented designers to create with our mixed medium albums!
We are looking for responsible designers with different styles to create an album every other month (and on occasion, monthly for trade shows).

The Punky Sprouts Requirements:
1. Designers will need to complete one mixed medium album every other month.
2. Designers will be required to post their work on their own site/blog and other sites to help promote our products. They will be featured on our website and blog.
3. Designers will need to create one to two mixed medium albums for tradeshows that may or may not be returned. (You will be provided with a reasonable deadline.)
4. Designers may be required to create “How To” instructions for our blog.
5. Designers must be residents of the United States or Canada.
6. Designers must agree to a one-year commitment with Punky Sprouts from May 1, 2010 to May 1, 2011.
7. Designers can be on other manufacturers’ design teams, as long as they are not in competition with Punky Sprouts’ products.

The Punky Perks:
As a Punky Sprout design team member, you will receive:
1. A Punky Sprouts mixed medium album for every assignment.
2. For assignments which are not returned, you will be provided a second mini album for your own use.
3. You will occasionally receive various products from different manufacturers to create your albums.
4. You will be able to purchase products at a discount for you to teach at your local scrapbook stores.
5. Your work will be featured on our website and blog for national exposure.

To apply, please send an email to designteam@punkysprouts.com with the following information:

1. Name, address, phone number, email address.
2. One layouts and two projects showing us your best work with your own personal style (JPG files must not be larger than 500kb).
3. Tell us about any design teams that you are participating in right now.
4. Tell us if you have been published.
5. Tell us where you post your work and add a link.
6. Please describe your style to us and how it will work with our albums.
7. Add any other information that you feel that we should know.

Submission deadline is April 15, 2010. Calls will go out on April 30, 2010. For any DT questions, please contact designteam@punkysprouts.com.