in this issue:
Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to our last challenge! Great text ideas! The winner this week is: Jamie Pershing! Congrats! Here is Jamie's winning page:
This week's challenge: Use the tutorial above to create a project using a project pattern. Submit a photo of your project to the User's Gallery by Sunday the 18th with the tag "Project Challenge" The winner will be announced next week and win free digital designs! Good luck and have fun!
We are so excited to welcome designer Tara Reed to the MemoryMixer design team. We love her designs and know you
will too. Here is more about Tara:
Artist Tara Reed followed a
twisting and turning path to where she is today: a mom, a licensed artist
and a teacher who teaches other artists what licensing is all about.
An artist by passion and not
education - Tara has a degree in Marketing and sold college textbooks
after graduating from Penn State University and before starting her
family and becoming a 10 year stay-at-home mom to her wonderful son.
- Scrapbooking Design
Tara Reed "went pro"
as an artist, which to her means she made her first dollar, when she
began designing in the scrapbooking industry as a Creative Alliance
Partner with EK Success. Starting her design career in scrapbooking
influenced the way Tara approaches her art and builds her collections.
- Simple Scrapbooks™ Magazine
Working as a contributing
Editor for Simple Scrapbooks™ Magazine gave Tara experience designing
and teaching classes for large groups, writing and collaborating on
different projects for the magazine. She resigned in 2005 to pursue
licensing her art full time.
- Exhibits at her first art licensing trade show.
Tara Reed Designs made her debut
in the licensing world at the Licensing International Expo in June of
2004. At the same time, she was going through a divorce and had to make
a decision: take the safer route and get a traditional job with a boss
and benefits or continue with her desire to build her own business on
her terms. She is thrilled that she kept the faith and kept on painting!
- Teaching and speaking is added back into the business.
Missing teaching and regularly
asked for advice by artists Tara Reed added teaching through eBooks,
coaching, classes, teleseminars and more by creating the website: www.ArtLicensingInfo.com. In 2009 artist Paul Brent, a major
force in the industry having more than $67 million dollars of product
sold featuring his art in 2008 alone, joined Tara by sharing his knowledge
of the industry through calls, coaching and eBooks as well.
Check out these designs by Tara, and look for much more to come:
Thanks to Karen Lewis for this week's freebie! Embellishment coordinates with Karen's Spookie Dookie designs, new this week.