Friday, March 27, 2015

Featured Creation by Anita

Welcome to another crafter showcase right here at AuroraWings Showcase Blog!  Thank you for stopping by today.  We have a nice spring time card from Anita Byrne with Cherry Blossom Sprite.

Every spring, I look forward to the sight of flowering ornamental trees in the neighborhood.  From plum and peach blossoms to crab apple trees, these trees put on a magnificent show.  But because of my Japanese heritage, sakura, or cherry blossoms, holds a very special place in my heart.  Same goes for the Cherry Blossom Sprite as featured here.  I love the swirly black die and oval to go with the shades of pink of the sprite.  Isn't it so sweet and pretty?  You can read more about her card and see close-up pics on her blog post about this card right here.

Cherry Blossom Sprite is available as a 1500 x 2100 pixels JPG digi at AW Etsy here and also at AW web site's digi shop here.  It is also available as a PNG digi on Etsy here.

Because I love cherry blossoms so much, there's even a second sprite of this flower. ^_^

Cherry Blossom Sprite 2 is available at AW Etsy here and AW web site's digi shop here.

And now it's time for the announcement of this weekend's special offer~!!  For the weekend of March 27, 28, and 29, AuroraWings is offering a special, brand new digi as a GIFT WITH PURCHASE.  "Dolphin Boy" is a little mer-boy having an adventure with a baby dolphin.  This brand new digi is yours FREE when you buy $10 USD in digis from any of the AW shop locations (  and  Simply send an e-mail to AuroraWingsShowcase(at)aol(dot)com with a subject line "Gift with Purchase" along with your Order ID copied from your receipt.  Your "Dolphin Boy" digi will be sent to you in a reply e-mail.  Please allow up to 24 hours for a reply (Most responses will be much quicker.).  This offer may be combined with the special discount code AWFAN for 15% saving, but not with any other codes or offers.  When requesting the gift-with-purchase digi, the $10 USD minimum must be met AFTER coupon discount is taken.

Happy coloring and have a crafty weekend, everyone!

Friday, March 20, 2015

New Release Double Showcase - Edamame Sprite and Little Pirate

It's been a while since we've had a DT showcase, so we're back with a bonus double feature!  Not just one new release, but two today!  So glad you can join us.

We'll start with a new member of the Sprites Collection today.  Meet Edamame Sprite!

Edamame (soy bean) is a popular Japanese food.  It's a simple whole food as we only either boil or steam and lightly salt, then serve in the pods.  People squeeze the pods to pop the beans inside to eat.  It's fun for kids and adults alike.  I'm sure some of you have seen plushies and keychains of these cuties that are sold in Japan.  Here are gorgeous samples made by our DT.  Enjoy!

And we also have Donna from the Challenge DT today.

Now we're off to the second digi release today - the Little Pirate from the Mer-Kids Collection.  He's clearly a mischievous little handful type.  But he's not as tough as he thinks as we can still see baby pudge on his tummy.

Here's the gallery of beautiful samples using the Little Pirate digi made by our talented DT!  Enjoy!!

My big thanks to the DT for doing double duty this time around for two new releases.  ^_^  Also, my special thanks to Donna from the Challenge DT for joining us for this showcase.  To make our special new release Friday even better, I'm offering a special discount code for the weekend. :D

CELEBRATE25 - This digi discount code is good for 25% off with no minimum required.  Offer is only valid at location, and on digis only.  Use of this code on transactions that include physical items such as coloring books will result in these items being cancelled from your order.  Discount codes and special offers cannot be combined. Code expires at 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Happy coloring!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Featured Creation by Peggy

Good morning, hello, and good evening! :D  Today, we I have a lovely crafter feature showcasing the work  of Peggy Timmerman with a long-time best seller "Peace Rose" digi.

I'm a huge fan of roses in general, but have to admit that I have a special place in my heart for soft yellow roses.  So when I see this card show up in the Showcase Album at our Facebook group, I couldn't resist to feature it!

Peggy used soft coloring on the "Peace Rose" image, along with two designer papers with varying degrees of yellow in them, finished off with simple but elegant sentiment, ribbons and a flower.  I love the design of this birthday card!!  It's also photographed on a color coordinated background for a beautiful presentation.  (I told you I'm a real sucker for attention to detail, didn't I?)

You can read about her creation in her words on Peggy's blog post about this card right here.   And if you like what you see here today, be sure to share you thoughts and send some love by commenting to this post.  One lucky commenter will be randomly selected to receive a digi of her choice from current listings at AW Etsy tomorrow, Thursday, March 19, at noon ET. 

"Peace Rose" digi is one of AuroraWings' best-selling images.  I think it's the versatility of the image - you can use this image for birthday, wedding, Mother's Day, thank you, and sympathy - that has made it so popular among crafters.   It is available at AW Etsy here and at AW web shop here.  Available as a larger digi at 7" x 8" or 2100 x 2400 pixels at 300 dpi JPG.

We have just kicked off our new challenge, Challenge #13 "Anything Goes", at our Challenge Blog.  It's everyone's favorite non-theme theme. XD  As always, if you're using  AW digis on all of your entries, you can enter up to 3 pieces.  You can enter a card made with other company's digi, too.  In which case, you can enter 1 piece.  Stop by to check out the beautiful inspirations by our fabulous DT, if you haven't already!!

Special Discount Code~!!  Today is the last day of this 2-Day Special.  Save 30% when you spend just $10 USD in digis at AW Etsy with code COLORMELUCKY.  This is an AW Etsy exclusive code.  Expires tonight at 11:59 pm ET US.  Hurry!! ^_^

On Friday, March 20, we have a DT showcase double feature of new releases coming up!!  Hope to see you right here.  ^_^

Friday, March 13, 2015

Featured Creation by Annie

Good morning, hello, and good evening! :D  Thank you for stopping by to check out our crafter feature today.   We have a beautifully springy creation by Annie Sharland to show you, with the "Primrose Elf" digi (one of my personal favorites).

Yellow and purple seem to bring out the best in each other when paired.  I love the royal beauty of purple with the cheerful and friendly yellow near by!  These are my favorite colors since when I was a little girl, so when I saw this card in the Showcase Album (This is where you put your pics in for a chance to be featured on this blog, in case you haven't heard about it.  ^^), I just had to showcase it right here on the AW blog!

Shades of purple with splash of yellow take center stage in this beautiful creation by Annie.  The soft pastel colored flowers, ribbon accent, and dies all add a wonderful touch of girly innocence and springtime joy.  Combined with beautiful coloring on the image, it's just sweet as can be!  Note the little purple border on this neatly cropped photo, too.  Talk about attention to detail! (I admire these little touches... so much!!)

You can read more about her lovely make on her blog post right here.  If you like what you see, please visit her blog and leave some love there, then come back and comment right here, too, for a chance to win a digi.  I'll be drawing a single lucky winner randomly from all those who leave a comment here before 10 am ET tomorrow (March 14, 2015).

"Primrose Elf" digi is available at AW Etsy here and at AW digi shop here.  1500 x 2100 pixels at 300 dpi JPG, black & white.  Also available in PNG file format at AW Etsy (follow the link found in the description of the JPG digi).

There will be a DT showcase coming up on Friday, March 20, 2015, right here on this blog.  Hope you can join us.  Meanwhile, check the Facebook group wall for sneak peeks of the new digi.  You know how I love to tease you by showing you just a little bit of the image at a time.  Teehee~!!

*** Final Reminder ***
Our Challenge #12 "My Lucky Color(s)" will close tomorrow at 11:55 pm ET (US) at AW Challenge Blog.  If you made something since Feb. 16 that fits the theme, be sure to join us before the deadline!!  ^_^

New challenge theme will be announced on the morning of Monday, March 16th!  See you at the AW Challenge Blog!  It's going to be something that everyone likes ... well, I'm sure almost everyone, for sure.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Featured Creation by Kitty FitKitty

Sorry for not posting anything here since the big 2K Celebration last month! XD  Time flies!  Today I have a beautiful card to share right here on the Showcase Blog.  It is by Kitty FitKitty, using a kitty digi called "Cat with Spring Flowers".

Well, being a spring chicken myself, I LOVE spring time and I generally love anything that has to do with flowers and spring.  Plus everyone who knows me well knows that I'm a crazy cat lady, so it's no wonder this lovely card by Kitty FitKitty with lots of yellow and a darling white kitten caught my eye today as I browsed all these pretty cards submitted to our Showcase Blog Album over at our Facebook group.

Yellow is definitely one of the earliest colors we see in early spring.  And I just LOVE how she designed the card around that with lots of fresh green, too.  It captures the joy and magic of spring!!  You can read more about this adorable card by Kitty FitKitty on her blog post right here.

"Cat with Spring Flowers" digi is available at AW Etsy here and at AW web shop here.   Comes in 1500 x 2100 pixels at 300 dpi JPG.  Since this digi has elements all the way to the four edges of the image, it is only available in JPG format.  With cherry blossoms, crocus, primrose, and viola, there are so many ways you can color the flowers ... or the kitty!!  Lots of possibilities.

I would like to take a moment to mention an issue that has been bothering many digi companies/artists and customers alike -  EU digital VAT.  As of the time of this writing, AuroraWings web shop is fully compliant. Digital VAT is being taken care of by DGS (my shopping cart and buttons people) for all customers who reside in EU nations.  So shop with confidence.  It's all legal.

As for AuroraWings on Etsy, they are currently working to implement a feature that will calculate and add VAT for collection and remittance purpose.  Although the system is not updated yet, while they're working on their system update, Etsy is covering the cost of digital VAT for all EU customers, according to a statement from administration.  So it's all legal there as well.

As for AuroraWings' shop on Storenvy, the digital stamps are not delivered via automatic download, so the digital VAT does not apply.  I still e-mail one customer at a time for all purchases made at the Storenvy shop.

And here are the current special offers for fans of Aurora Wings digis!

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Now a reminder...
Our current challenge (Ch. #12 "My Lucky Colors) will be closing this Saturday, March 14, at 11:55 pm ET US.  There's still time to join with creations featuring your lucky/best/favorite colors!!  Don't miss!!