Sunday, 17 January 2016

Clipart Addicts 2016

As some of you may already know, I am heading back to the classroom full time this year. 

My clipart posts will continue over at my main blog - Frog Spot Blog. Head over there now to read about some new sets and revisions. 

Clipart Addicts - I have some big surprises for you this week! I will explain the new changes for 2016 in an upcoming blog post. 

This set of - Love Birds is free for you until January 20th. Please email me for them if you are not in the Facebook group!


- Mel x

Monday, 4 January 2016

New Sets and Clipart Addicts Freebie

I have two new surprise growing clipart sets in my store to kick off 2016! I received a strange email yesterday enquiring as to why I would 'start a club thing, that someone else already does' so I thought I had better take a moment to explain how they came about rather than just assume people know. 

Why would I do a surprise clipart club? Because they are so much fun! 

Back on the 30th June 2012 I sent out my first batch of 'surprise' clipart to people that had joined my Premium Graphics Club

It was a year of learning, fun and lots of surprise clipart as I emailed out new graphics each day to club members. I had emailed the founder of TpT shortly before I started the club and had explained my unique idea for something that had not been tried on TpT before. Unfortunately at the time, I had to take my "club" out of my store, because it was not inline with the product criteria of TpT. 

Things changed and clubs became acceptable. 

In 2013 I tried a monthly 'fun' clipart club and 
over 2014-2015 I have had  monthly 'scrappy' sets that build daily surprises into a clipart bundle!

For 2016 I am having 'Clipart Addicts' growing surprise sets. 

I was in love with surprising my followers and customers with new clipart right back when I started my first club, and I still love it today!

Each set will go for a month, and I am adding daily doodles through the week. Each set will be a little bit of a hodgepodge mix of what I am inspired to draw (I love getting new ideas, so always feel free to send them through). 

There is a "Clipart Addicts" set for people who like my 'clean and crisp' clipart. I draw these digitally on my computer. 

And a 'Scrappy Addicts' set, identical to the month clubs I ran last year, and filled with my digitally enhanced hand sketched doodles. 

The 'Clipart Addicts' group that I have been running will still exist this year, but with some changes. I am returning to the classroom in a full time capacity this year and have had to streamline a few of my commitments. 

 It will change names to "I Love Clipart" and thereby avoid confusion with my monthly surprise clubs. 

It will continue it its current form until February 2016. If you have been a clipart addict through 2015  (I Love Clipart button on your blog sidebar) - please email me for these 

Heart Ten and Twenty Frames!  If you are in the Facebook group, you will find them in the files tab. 

I will post again very soon about the other changes to the Clipart Addicts group!

Thank you so much for all your support with all the fun clipart ventures I have tried - all of it has been to nurture my love of drawing, creating, networking and supporting other teachers.  I adore seeing all the wonderful things that you design and how you use my images to complement your work and your own style. Thank you so much for giving me all that joy!

On an additional note, if you have the Little Curl Borders set, please head over to TpT and grab the newly revised files!

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by!

- Mel x

Monday, 15 December 2014

12 Scrappy Numbers of Christmas

I just finished this '12 Scrappy Numbers of Christmas' set of clipart and would LOVE you to have them. I have made them FREE in my TpT store, for one day only, so go grab them now!

I hope your Christmas preparations are in full swing - or perhaps you are just thinking about them, like me!

I made this set of Christmas gift tags for my daughter to colour and make today (she has finished school for the year) and you can make some too - just click on the image below to download from Google Drive. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

- Mel x

Monday, 3 February 2014

Terms of Use Reminder

Hi friends!

I just wanted to put a little reminder out about the terms of use for my graphics. 

I have a full set of terms on a page here on my blog - you can always find them HERE as a reference.

I use a lot of graphics in my teaching resources, and have a folder in my bookmarks of all the terms of use pages for my most commonly used artists. It is a good habit to occasionally check to see if the terms have been updated. 

I have not changed my Terms of Use since January 2013, and they are the same today.

My graphics are for use in teaching documents. 

They have to be contained within the document so they are not easily extracted - a good example is a secured pdf file. 

You must give CORRECT credit, as outlined in every file you download from my store. 

Teaching documents are files that can be shared and distributed to other teachers. They have a cover, information filled pages and a credits page.

My graphics can be used on blogs as part of the TEMPLATE, with correct credit given. They can NEVER be uploaded as image files onto pages and posts.

My graphics can NOT be used to make new image files, or uploaded themselves anywhere as image files. Common image files are jpeg, png and giff files. This includes advertising buttons, memes, headers, images for social media etc 

The ONLY time I extend my terms of use to allow this, is if it is an image file of your product cover - so a thumbnail picture of your actual product cover. An example is the button I have made for this post.  It is NOT a teaching document, so you would not be allowed to upload this. 

If you have any questions at all, please do  not hesitate to contact me. I am more than happy to discuss and arrange for additional terms of use if you need them or want to request them. 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

FREE Stitched Chevron Digi Papers

A HUGE thank you to everyone that visited my store during the TpT Back to School sale. You are all gems!

Grab this FREE FOR TODAY ONLY set by heading to my TpT store today!

If you missed out on the freebie, please do not hesitate to browse my growing collection of freebies in my TpT store HERE

Have a wonderful day friends!

- Mel x

Thursday, 8 August 2013

FREE Bright Scrappy Numbers Super Pack

I had some time resting last week, and did some more scrappy 'doodles'. Today, I cleaned them up and gave them the colour, polka-dot and chevron treatment! 

Here is how they turned out... Hope you like them, cause I am giving them to you for FREE! 

And to help you on your document-creating way, grab the FREE coordinating digi papers while you are at it! I also took the liberty of adding some PLAIN colour papers - just to make my special friends Brooke and Tania happy! I know they LOVE those plain papers! 

And I could not resist also including some 'scrappy borders' to go along with the set. Why? Well why not really?! 

And that my friends, is unfortunately as creative as my post is going to be, as I think I may just have poured every last drop of creativeness into this set! 

I do thank you for stopping by my blog - have a BRIGHT and happy day! 

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Chalk Alphabet

If you need an alphabet for your chalkboard-themed projects that looks... well.. chalky... look no further!

It includes a yellow and white set and has 136 images in total. It is 50% off for the first day!

If you have not entered the draw to win my new Humpty set, check out yesterday's post!

Thanks for stopping by!

- Mel x

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Humpty Has Arrived!

This Humpty set has been on my to-do list for A. VERY. LONG. TIME. let me tell you! So I feel wonderful o finally have it finished. I have many more nursery rhymes on the go also, so stay tuned!

If you follow my blog here, you are eligible to enter the rafflecopter below to win this set! 

Have a great day! 

- Mel x

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Clipart Addicts!

This post is for clipart addicts. I am sure if you visit my blogs you are, to some extent, rather partial to a set of clipart of two!

If  you are, I would LOVE for you to add your blog button to my 'Clipart Addicts' page. You can find it HERE

If you would like to, you can also grab the 'I Love Clipart' button that is on the page and add it to your own blog. People that have this on their blog will be eligible to enter a HUGE clipart giveaway that I will run here on my blog once a month. And let me tell you, it will be worth entering. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

These little cuties are still free over at Facebook if you missed my earlier posts this week.

- Mel x

Friday, 28 June 2013

Reading Kids Revisions

A few changes have been happening in the graphics pond! We have revised some of our 'kids' sets for a fun fresh look for your back-to-school resources. These revisions are available for FREE for people that have purchased the sets in the past, however a new set  of Terms-of-Use are included. You are free to use the images you originally purchased under the original TOU, but if you choose to download these free revisions, they are bound by the ToU I established in January 2013. The only difference is an inclusion that you must embed the images so that they are not easily extracted or copied from the file you are making. 

Our new Guided Reading Kids set...

to replace this one...

Our new Reading Duos (kids sitting EEKK)....

to replace these originals..

And our original 'We Heart Books" set..

Has a fun new look!

By request, I am currently working on a new 'feelings' set of stick kids that have different facial expressions. If you have a request, be sure to let me know!

If you would like a set of cute kids that can be used on a wide variety of resources, check our new "Basic" pack that includes 52 little guys to brighten up  your work!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

- Mel x