25 posts categorized "Announcements"

Monday's Color Challenge

February 22, 2009 in Announcements

Hey TRP Readers,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Are ready to jump into this week's challenge? As I played with Aubrey's super cute "Sweet Shop" kit this past weekend, I truly enjoyed the "pop" of these colors. It inspired me to do fun, light hearted layouts.


The candy colors and sweet treats sparked a color challenge idea. Let's do a color challenge using her spunky candy colors. Here is the color palette to use:


I'd like your layouts to incorporate ALL of these fun colors. It may be tricky, but I have faith you can do it. You have until the end of the week to submit a link to your layout in the comment section. No TRP products are required to enter the challenge, but we always welcome them.

Since we're so close to the end of the month, we decided to be generous and award everyone and anyone who wants to participate in this challenge with this free kit:


Woohoo!!! So hurry and place your entries. I can't wait to see what you've created and to give out FREE KITS!

All my best, Kelly

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, 2009 in Announcements
On Valentine’s Day, we think about
The people who are dear,
How much they add to life’s delight
Whenever they are near.

You’ve always been a total joy
Such pleasant company,
I/We very much appreciate
Our compatibility!
By Joanna Fuchs
This poem says all the wonderful sentiments that we feel for this amazing community that has flourished here at TRP. Thanks for being here and for continuing to upload the beautiful and inspirational layouts.
I'd like to take a minute to highlight some of the wonderful Valentine and Love inspired layouts made by our sweet community members:
To show our appreciation for the sweetest TRP community, the Rockin' Red Porch Chicks have put together a fabulous 4x6 love brag book using Jessica McComas's Love and Hearts kit, now available in the store. Click here to download this free book.
Here is a sneak peek as some of the pages you'll be receiving:
Bragpage3 - Copy 
We hope you enjoy it. Happy Valentine's Day!
All my best, Kelly

A Lovely Challenge

February 8, 2009 in Announcements

 It's that time again! Are you ready for a new challenge from TRP that you're just going to love?

Speaking of love...you know what Saturday is, right? Valentine's Day!

Here's some V-Day trivia for you all:

15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day.

73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27% are women.

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day.

But most of all, more than the flowers, cards, or candy, Valentine's Day is all about telling the people you love how much they mean to you.

So in the spirit of love, this challenge is all about showcasing someone or something you love. I want you to make a layout based on these words: 10 Things I Love About ______. You can fill in the blank with whatever you want- your sweetheart, your puppy, coffee, scrapbooking, ANYTHING! I can't wait to see what you love!

I did my layout about my super sweet boyfriend. For this layout I used Leah Riordan's Freebie Paper Pack (the black background) and the amazing kit Happy Garden by Sarah Poulton, which can be found in TRP's store.


As always, you don't have to use TRP products to play. Our comment section is not working at the moment, so we'd like you to tag your layout in the gallery with FEBLOVE. If you don't have an account in the gallery, please email Kelly at kelly@theredporch.com with a link to your layout. You'll have a week to upload your layout. The Rocking Red Porch chicks will choose their favorite at the end of the week and a great prize will the winner will receive this fantastic new kit by Jessica:



We've picked a winner!

January 24, 2009 in Announcements

It was a tough decision, but we all voted and the winner of this week's challenge is Zonjika's "Filip" layout. Congratulatons girl! This layout is absolutely beautiful.


Hope you had fun playing our first challenge of the year. Check back on Monday for a whole new challenge!

Until then, adios amigas...

xoxo, The Rockin' Red Porch Chicks

Drum roll please....and the answer to the game question is....

January 22, 2009 in Announcements


Who would've thought. He collected items and pictures, pasted them into his notebooks, and journaled about them. How amazing. I bet there are a lot more men out there who scrapbook. They probably don't call it scrapbook. What do you think they call it?  A personal log? A record book?  

Congrats to Aimee, Renee, and Laura B. Make sure to send an email to kelly@theredporch.com to claim your prize. Woohoo!!! As for the other game participants, don't despair. I've got some goodies to give you too. Just hang tight!

Hope you had fun playing our game. Check back tomorrow to view the winner of this week's challenge.

All my best, Kelly

Happy Holidays from The Red Porch

December 24, 2008 in Announcements

We just wanted to wish you all a wonderful holiday. May you get to spend it with the ones you love, enjoy your favorite traditions, and to have the best health during this cold season.

Happy Holidays!
The Red Porch Team

Meet Stacy, the creative artist behind Kitschy Flowers

December 18, 2008 in Announcements

Stacyincolor What kind of artist are you?

My daily doodles include being an at-home Mama, part-time social worker, and a woman with a lot of pent-up creativity. I have a Bachelor in Fine Arts, as well as a Master’s degree in Counseling.  Both degrees have helped me hone my skills as an artist, especially in realizing that I need to be artful to keep my spirit alive. I've enjoyed many tangents in the artsy-crafty realm including interior decorating, sewing, repurposing furniture and clothing, painting, & photography. Quite simply, I've never met an art or craft I don't like.  But, I currently favor textile arts.  I also make and sell children's products in an online shop at Etsy.

How long have you been an artists/designer?
I watched my mother dabble in arts and crafts as I grew up, however, I'd say I fully jumped into the creative process as I was pursuing my undergraduate degree of Art Therapy.  As part of the curriculum, I had to take a class in each medium offered at Kansas State University.  I favored some mediums and hated others, but I learned the freedom to "play" no matter what materials were before me.

Where do you find your inspiration for your designs?
Namely, from my kids. Their fresh views, and especially the words of my four year old...are quite inspirational.  I also enjoy the blogging world and take inspiration from what I read and see there.

What is your favorite thing to design and why?
My style tends to be whimsical and colorful.  I think this lends itself well to children's products and children's themed artwork.  I'm also a mother to a 4.5 year old and an 8.5 month old.  Any unique day finds me immersed in their world, so it's no coincidence that the "kid stuff" comes naturally to me...

Do you have any designers that you admire?
I'm a fan of blogs, and have quite a list of those I find inspirational.

New Kit - Kitschy Flowers and Ephemera by Stacy Dinkel

December 17, 2008 in Announcements

Hi gang - we slipped another new kit in the store, this one by a new designer (Stacy Dinkel) who brings a slightly different twist to our growing handmade digital art collection.
Kitschy Flowers and Ephemera

And Kelleanne shows us what's possible with this fun kit.

We hope you like it!

Congratulations to Artist Challenge Winner

December 12, 2008 in Announcements

We'd like to congratulate winner Christy for participating in the "Artist in Me" challenge.


Go ahead and give her some love in the gallery!

Christy, email Kelly to claim your prize! A FREE KIT OF YOUR CHOICE!!

We look forward to giving more goodies away for the rest of the Launch Week Challenge winners. Stay tuned!

Sincerely, The Rockin' Red Porch Chicks

The Winner of Thursday Hybrid is.....

December 11, 2008 in Announcements

Congratulations to our Thursday hybrid winner HeatherK for her adorable holiday tea bag set:


Go ahead and give her some love in the gallery!

HeatherK, email Kelly to claim your prize! A FREE KIT OF YOUR CHOICE!!

We look forward to giving more goodies away for the rest of the Launch Week Challenge winners. Stay tuned!

Sincerely, The Rockin' Red Porch Chicks