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JulieO 09-20-2008 02:34 PM

New Blinkie Palette Posted!!
Blinkie Contest
The long awaited palette for the blinkie is here! It was a tough choice since both the khaki green and steel blue headers are beautiful but the steel blue header won out. I will be changing the colors and graphics for the site through out the day but it might create a bit of a speed problem since some people will have to clear their caches to see them (BTW, I will have an update on what we are doing to keep us up to speed later today.) I posted the specs that Lori had in the thread below but the deadline has changed and I added a few other things so please read it again. I am so excited about the new blinkies, they will be the final pieces of our new look.

Blinkie Palette

With our site's new look, comes the need for new blinkies. I made our current ones, but I'm really not a good blinkie maker. I know there are better blinkie designers out there who can create some really SAS-y blinkies.

In total we need three blinkies. A general Stone Accents Studio blinkie, a Creative Team Blinkie, and a Designer Blinkie.

If you want to incorporate the button stones in your design you can download them here.

You may post more than one entry of each type needed (Stone Accents Studio, CT, Designer.)

The blinkie should incorporate the provided color palette. To get the colors into your document use your color picker or eye dropper tool to sample the colors.

All blinkies should be sized at 150x50 pixels.

All blinkies should contain the store web address.

The selected blinkies will become the property of SAS.

We'll let you be creative with the rest, but SAS should play in somewhere.

Now let's get to the good stuff... prizes. Each winning blinkie will receive 6 SAS free Mega Kits or your choice. Have all the mega kits already? No problem. You'll have a year from the date of issue to collect your six. If you design more than one winning blinkie (example, the store and the CT) you'll receive both prizes (12 mega kits in this example). In all we'll be giving away 18 mega kits for 3 blinkies. Everyone who submits a blinkie will receive a thank you gift. So everyone comes away a winner.
Blinkie submissions are due by midnight the 27th to give us time to select the winners and announce them before our birthday bash is over.

Joba2 09-20-2008 03:13 PM

How do you clear your cache?
I have windows Vista Home version? I think I need to do this.

marta_van_eck 09-20-2008 04:14 PM

Where should be the blinkie posted ? Here? I have one. I have two size :
and the right size:
But I don't like the small sized looks like so I will have to work on it ...

julova 09-20-2008 05:10 PM is my final version for the contest :D...blinkie for CT:

Joba2 09-20-2008 05:49 PM

I'm alittle confused about pirating issues.Can we put elements made by a sasy designer on the blinkie?

julova 09-20-2008 05:55 PM

I think it is ok, that I used the elements from SAS-daily downloads..isnīt it?

littlespooky 09-20-2008 07:38 PM

wow! that is really cool. love the hand with the pencil. how many steps did that take. vey cool!!! great job!

Originally Posted by marta_van_eck (Post 24950)
Where should be the blinkie posted ? Here? I have one. I have two size :
and the right size:
But I don't like the small sized looks like so I will have to work on it ...

Joba2 09-20-2008 09:37 PM

Here's mine -- revised designer blinkie

Sasy Stella


JulieO 09-21-2008 12:13 AM

Some Answers
OMosh, I like what I see already, it will be tough to choose. As for where to put them, unless Janalyn or Lori has a better idea you can just post them in this thread. The issue of using SAS designers' products in a blinkie could be a problem any JulieO or mega kit elements can be used but you would need to have permission from the SAS designers to use their designs, I will ask them and post a list of them as they answer.

Here are the designers that I have heard from, they all said it is OK to use elements from their kits for the blinkies.
Cathy C
Sherah (see post 11 below)

Stella 09-21-2008 12:48 AM

I really love that blinkie you made for me, Joanne!
It's very creative... GREAT JOB!!

PS - Now I know where to go for a new blinkie!!! ;)

SkrapperDigitals 09-21-2008 08:49 AM

i don't mind
If you would like to use any of my stuff for the blinkie, things of mine already in there, if you've already got the kits here is the itemized list of everything in the header:

frame from 'Dream'
Butterfly from 'Dream'
Foil swirl from 'Dream'
Iron key from 'Dream'
brown and white polka dotted folded ribbon from'Dream'
purple flower from 'Dream'
aqua tag, aqua bow, and purple ribbon all variations of items from 'Dream'
purple folded ribbon from 'Patricia'
greenish stone from Patricia'
gold button from 'Beautiful Moment'
white flower with pearl center from'Beautiful Moment'
vintage hatpin from 'A Treasured Past'
folded lace from'Jean Ann'
leaves on top right from'Cherish'
folded aged paper scrap from 'Nighty'
cardboard torn border from 'Sweet November' (retired)
my commercial use charm template used for the 'forum' charm
a few other handmade items such as 'a scrap of paper from 'Patricia'
and a handmade swirl.
the stone was made by me as well just for this project.

I used mostly items of my own so as to not have to worry about possible commerical usage issues, here are the additional commercial use products I purchased for this project and a few allowed by Julie O for this project.

pearl strand- Julie O. Family History
'Stone Accent' bracelet bottom right - Handmade by Julie O.

Stellariffic Creations- Crumpled torn borders (CU) Sand Papers (CU)
AneczkaW- CU Build a Tree for the 'Contact us' and the 'studio' buttons
TerrellS- CU beaded border for the beads on the left below the 'studio'

marta_van_eck 09-21-2008 10:00 AM

I modify my blinkie hoping they will looks better this way:
The small one:
and the big one:

utmommy23 09-22-2008 01:21 PM

What's the font used?

utmommy23 09-22-2008 02:16 PM

Here are mine with the stone added... I can change the font if I only knew what the font was. I couldn't find it. :rolleyes:
Creative Team

PS: I used the kit Dream by Skrapper Digitals for my blinkies. Font is Rock It and SchneidlerMedTBlk.

TerrellS 09-23-2008 10:08 AM

Sorry I'm a little behind. My items may be used as well ;)

marta_van_eck 09-24-2008 02:21 PM

I made also blinkie for designer. I use some stuff of Mamrotka Designs. I asked her If I can first. Here is the blinkie :

kimberkatt 09-24-2008 03:32 PM

Oh, the blinkies so far are awesome!

Jo, Stella's blinkie is defintely Stellarific!! So cute!

Marta, the blinkies are awesome! Love the hand coloring the background and the butterfly! so cool!

utmommy23, your blinkies are really nice! I love the colors and the stone!

julova, I really like the transitions between frames and the great layering of the backgrounds!

You guys are gonna make it hard to choose! LOL! Great job everyone! :D

josh 09-26-2008 07:45 AM

All papers and elements from SAS-y Download-a-day (DAD) except for the butterfly which is from me.. Some of the elements are recolored.

This is my first ever animation. I know there is still a lot to work on, but i'm happy with it though it took me forever to make it.

FAN Blinkies
(update) just found a way to make the wings flutter.

Designer Blinkies

Country Liv 09-26-2008 10:31 AM

Josh! That's an awesome blinkie! Hard to believe you haven't done this before!

Shanners 09-26-2008 12:56 PM

I'm amazed. You all are so talented!

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