Monday, June 15, 2020

Two New Kits!

So, I've got two new ACTIVITY DAYS kits in my Etsy shop.  The first one is just clip art of Activity Day kids doing all sorts of activities.  The second one has that art used to make goal sheets and Brag Tags.

If you haven't heard of brag tags before, they are a super cute idea used by school teachers as motivation and rewards for positive behavior and accomplishments.  The ones I've made are the size of a business card.  There are tons of different ways to use them (google it!) I liked the idea of laminating them and punching a hole in the top to make a necklace.  The teacher in that scenario had an award ceremony every Friday to give out brag tags to the kids.  They got to wear their necklace during school that day, then gave it back to the teacher to keep.  At the end of the year, they got to take their necklaces home.  I thought it sounded really easy and doable, but also a really fun thing to draw!!!  And without scouts and merit badges it might be a fun way to motivate kids.

I've decided that instead of doing a drawing for a give-away this time, that I would just pick one or two favorite images and make them available as a free download here for anyone at any time to enjoy.  So, here they are:  click the links below to download them.  And if you like the brag tag idea and have ideas for more, let me know!



I hope you are surviving your summer and staying safe and healthy!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The sum of my time spent in quarantine

So, during quarantine I drew a bunch of pictures to keep my sanity.  I posted them on Facebook and Instagram.  And now, I decided to publish them through Amazon. (It will not be available through Etsy)  It has been a fun new type of project.  If you have been following my social media and seen all the pictures there, you should know that I saved the best ones just for the book.  I hope you'll like them!  This is the first time I've done a book entirely by myself.  It feels really fun to have accomplished a project like this.

If you are interested, it is on sale now on Amazon:  click here.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Pandemic Printable

So, how are you all holding up?  I hope that where ever you are, that you are doing well.  Isn't this a strange thing to be going through?  Here in Utah we also had an earthquake and several aftershocks. It's enough to make you feel like it's the end of the world.  I'm SO grateful to have a loving Heavenly Father and living prophets to calm my soul.  
And, if you couldn't guess, I also use drawing as a coping mechanism for life in general.  After my kids go to bed I use the evening hours to decompress and process my day through my pencil and paper.  Lately, that means I've been drawing a lot of pandemic related things.  I honestly can't imagine who in the world might need these little cards and drawings. I think we all know these procedures by heart.  But, I drew them.  And I feel like I should do something with them.  So they are going into the Etsy shop.

If you haven't been on Facebook or Instagram lately, you might enjoy checking out the other pandemic drawings I've been doing.  FB: Susan Meeks Fitch IG: @sufitch

As always, I will do a drawing to giveaway a free set of these.  If you are interested in winning, just leave a comment with your name and email address, and tell me what you are doing to cope and process this ordeal. I will randomly pick winners a week from tomorrow.  That's May 2nd, so you've got a while to enter and to spread the word if you think someone else might be interested.

Stay Safe!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Conference Bingo!

Hello Everyone!  I hope you're all staying safe and healthy and sane during this pandemic.  It's crazy isn't it?  I never imagined I'd experience something like this in my lifetime.  Anyway, I've been drawing myself through it just like I do with regular life.  I've been doing some fun pandemic related illustrations that I've been posting on social media.  You can find me on Facebook as Susan Meeks Fitch, or on Instagram as sufitch.  I'm not super tech savvy, but I've made them all public so I think you should be able to see them if you try to look. Feel free to share them.  I'm on a mission to try to lighten the load if I can.  I hope they'll give you some encouragement and light.

I've also put together a General Conference Bingo game that is for sale in my Etsy shop right now. There are 10 cards and they are all different. There is a set with text naming each square, and a blank set if you prefer to play that way or if you want to put in a different language. I tried not to use too much color because I don't know if print shops are open right now and I didn't want to put too much of a strain on home printers.

As always, I'll be giving away 3 free sets to random winners.  Usually I do the drawing on Saturdays, but because I want you to have plenty of time to download your files and print them before conference - I will do the drawing this time on Thursday.  That only gives you three days to leave a comment with your name and email address to enter the drawing. If you win, I will email the files to you on Thursday.  Check back then to see who the winners are.

Stay safe and healthy!

P.S. I almost forgot!  You need to check out an Etsy shop called Latter-day book and bead.  Holly has purchased a commercial license to be able to use my art to make her products.  She's got some fun things there! click here to see what she's done and to get ideas on what you can do too!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Wanna join my quarantine party?

I hope this isn't super lame.  One of my good friends and all time favorite people is a pampered chef consultant.  Several weeks ago I signed up with her to host an online party.  I need to replace some of the stuff I have loved too much over the past 20 years and I wouldn't have to clean my house to host it.  So, win-win right?
Since we are all stuck home now, I think the timing is working out perfectly.  It will be fun to have a socially distant party right now while social distance is the "in thing" to do.   plus, it will give us all some good ideas for meal plans and stuff while all the restaurants are closed.
Anyway, I'm not trying to be lame and make you buy stuff.  But if you truly want to, you are welcome to join my little on-line party.  I know a lot of people really like PC products already and there will be lots of games and prizes and stuff. All you have to do is join the group.  Here is a link to do that.  Or you can message me and I'll add you to it.

You could even just contact my friend and have your own quarantine party.Just sayin'

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Apostle Card Game Winners.

Hello! I hope you're all healthy and happy hiding out from the coronavirus!  I'm happy to announce the three winners of the Apostle Card Game set.  They are:




For those of you who won, I have already sent you an email with a link to download your files.  For those of you who didn't win, you can still use the coupon code CHOCOLATECAKE in my Etsy shop to get 20% off everything!  Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement!  I hope you'll all stay healthy, and that you won't go crazy trying to stay that way!  

This is just an illustration I did for fun. 

Monday, March 9, 2020

Current Apostles

I noticed this file in my computer.  It was a whole set that I had never done anything with!  I made it back when I drew all the apostles for the Gospel ABC set that is in my Etsy shop now.  I decided I should probably put this in my shop since I'd already put in all the work for it.  Its a printable set of cards with the current quorum of 12 apostles. There are also cards with fun facts about each man, and a page of card 'backs'.  You can mix and match to make cards for your own purposes.  If you want flash cards, print the pictures and put the facts on the back.  If you want a matching game, you can either match two pictures, or the picture to the trivia and put the 'back' on the back.  You could make a go fish game....the possiblities are many.

As usual, I will give away a free set to three random winners next Saturday, March 14.  Just leave your name and email address in a comment.  And thanks for supporting me!

And for those of you who just want to go ahead and buy the set, you can use the coupon code CHOCOLATECAKE to get 20% off anything in my shop for the next month.