FREE Table Runner or Wall Hanging Quilting Pattern

I had a question in my comments section this morning that sent me looking at Studio E Fabrics’ FREE quilt project patterns page, where I found this project with my new “Paradise” Fabric Collection:   You can click on the picture or LINK TO PROJECT PATTERN

A detailed PDF 7 page instruction booklet will pop up.  I was very impressed by the clarity of the instructions and the beautiful way it was laid out.  Great job by the pattern designers!  I hop you’ll enjoy it!

In a quick search today, I found these online stores carrying the fabrics, there may be more.  If any of the stores that read my blog are carrying them let me know and I’ll be happy to add you to the post:

HEIRLOOMS FOREVER

KIKI FABRICS

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NEW! Puppy Love Digital Clip Art Kit

It’s been a little bit since I released a brand new art, digital clip art kit.  Today I released “Puppy Love 1” at www.aimeeasher.com.  It is priced at $5.98 for 26 pieces and if you are a crafter, you are allowed to use it to create products to sell at craft shows.  See the Angel Policy terms for the limits on usage.  Here is the link: LINK TO PUPPY LOVE KIT or simply click on the image to go to the store.

In the kit is 4 card fronts of various sizes, the puppy dog icons in borders and separated, 7 papers, 4 borders and a circular border that would be perfect to use on a paint can for a new puppy gift or packaging for a “Puppy Love” gift basket/can.

Now, my question to you… What products would you like to see made out of this kit for my Zazzle store?  Do you have some ideas for me to work on?  Here are my thoughts.  They’re perfect for purses and tote bags, magnets, greeting cards, note cards, T-shirts and maybe even some really fun shoes!  I used to own a Dalmatian and would have gotten a kick out of having a pair of shoes or shirt with a Dalmatian puppy on it.  Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

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My Friend, Debbie Kingston Baker

One of my favorite things about being an artist is the wonderful artistic friends I have met over the years.  Debbie Kingston Baker’s art has always touched my heart and when I met her in Atlanta at the gift show some years ago, we became friends and my life became a little richer.  We’d lost contact the last couple of years until yesterday when I got a little note from her.  I’m so glad to reconnect AND to show you her wonderful artwork.  If you would like to visit her Zazzle store all you have to do is click on any of the product shots I’ve included in this post or click on the link below.

Debbie has a shop at Zazzle that you can see here: DEBBIE KINGSTON BAKER’S STORE AT ZAZZLE Her style of watercolors is utterly unique in an industry full of copy cats.  Whimsical, detailed, childlike, innocent… all are words that aptly describe her style.

I think one of my favorite designs in her store is “Going to Nana’s House.”  What an adorable design to buy either for your grandchildren if they call you “Nana” or for them to buy for you.

If you’d like to see more of Debbie’s art, here’s her personal website:  DEBBIE KINGSTON BAKER’S PERSONAL WEB SITE On it there are e-cards you can send, links to some of her products such as Leanin’ Tree cards and some wonderful Christian/Inspirational items.  Enjoy!

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Home From the Licensing Show

I spent two days in Las Vegas at the licensing show this past week.  It was really a treat to connect with all five members of my licensing agency’s team.  They were working really hard during the show, so I mostly tried to stay out of their way and let them do what they do best.

The show was a great time to connect with some dear artist friends like Phyllis Dobbs, fellow MHS Licensing artist Tina Higgins, one of my prior agents, Janie Seltzer, and the fun experience of meeting some new artist friends as well. The art licensing part of the show is so small that a single day would have been enough to take it in.  If you’re an artist and thinking about going to the show next year, keep that in mind.

The main parts of the show are absolutely overwhelming.  Disney’s 30 foot tall screens and massive booth, Paramount Studios and every other major film or TV studio, Nascar, NBA, even Lamborghini was there.  It can make you feel pretty small sometimes when you see how big the rest of the licensing world is.  My camera didn’t work or I would have brought some pictures home to show you.

I spent the entire second day sitting at a table and sketching pages and pages of designs to work on when I got home.  The inspiration came in response to a meeting with a long-time acquaintance in the gift ware marketplace.  We’ll be doing some work together and the assignments he gave me started the wheels turning.  I love that part of this job.

One of the collections I was mapping out is a new cupcake art set.  You can see some of the art I’ve finished since I got home in this post.  I haven’t come up with a catchy name for it, so feel free to make suggestions in the comments!

Tomorrow I’m going to feature a friend of mine that just found me on Zazzle.  I have adored her artwork for years and was blessed to become her friend quite a while ago but we’ve recently gotten reconnected.  Her work is so original and amazing I know you’ll love it, so stay tuned!

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Today is Going to be Special!

Why?!  Because I get to design the birth announcements for my brand new nephew.  My sister Nancy and her husband finally welcomed their son into a household with 5 daughters!!!  Chris is welcoming the companionship in a sea of estrogen and Nancy is reveling in a whole new vocabulary as she put it “there’s a whole new vocabulary in our house… boy, brother, son, lil man…”

So my task today is to get these set up and ready to go for him.  What a fun job it is to be an Auntie 🙂

Tomorrow I leave to go to Las Vegas for The Licensing Show.  It will be a treat to be with my entire Licensing Agency team.  I haven’t met 3 out of the 5 of them and am really looking forward to the time together and the inspiration.  I always come home with a million ideas on the direction I should go and usually very little time to work on those ideas because the requests from the manufacturers are coming in at the same time. If you are going to be at the show and would like to make contact, my agent’s booth is #4777 MHS Licensing.  They will know how to contact me so you can leave me a message there.  I will be in and out of the booth.  If you would like to see my portfolio books they will have them there.

By the way, as of yesterday, my existing free-standing digital clip art store has been disabled and all of my art is available in the Aimee Asher Elite digital store.  We had too many technical problems — especially guaranteed to happen the moment I left town, LOL!  So I decided to simply refer things there.  Same prices.  Same art.  Fantastic customer service if any issues arise.  To get there, simply click on the third page down from the top on the right hand side of the blog “Browse Digital products” and it will take you directly to my store front.

I’m off to “play with puppies” and get my nephew’s announcement done!


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Digital Clip Art Link Now Available

We have now disabled our own store and linked this site up to our complete storefront at Aimee Asher Elite.  If you look to the right you’ll see “Browse Digital products”  When you click on that link it will open my store in AAE here in my blog.  Be patient, it may take a few seconds, but you’ll be able to scroll through all 15 pages of digital clip art that is currently available, with more coming weekly.

In addition, on the left side column under the “Zazzle Store” products, you’ll see “New Products” previews.

To purchase any of the clip art, you will need to become a member at Aimee Asher and log in.  There are lots of other wonderful artists there, so go take a peek and enjoy!

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A Freebie Kit for the Fourth of July

A quick post this morning to let you know that I have a FREE patriotic card making kit available in my store at Aimee Asher.  It is a 3 card, 2 envelope kit that I designed to make writing to a serviceman or woman very easy.  If you have a group that writes to these people, feel free to make and send as many cards as you wish.

There’s also a blank card that can be made into a 4th of July party invitation or ?  Have fun with it and have fun with your summer!

You do have to log into Aimee Asher in order to download there, but there will be no charge.  While there take a little time to look around and see the other fun kits that are available.  If you like to make your own cards, one of my very favorite card making duos is “Kizzy Dizzy.”  They are my dear friends from the United Kingdom.  Their kits are amazingly detailed and creative.  They have made quite a few cards from my art kits as you can see here their “Hazy Hydrangeas” is from my Blue Hydrangeas clip art kits.  Here’s a link to their store:  KIZZY DIZZY CARDMAKING KITS AT AAE

LINK TO FREEBIE KIT AT AIMEE ASHER STORE

Happy Crafting!

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