Monday, June 15, 2015

TpT Seller Challenge

I'm finally emerging from my "Beginning of Summer Coma. " The naps were coming on strong.  My kids were laughing at me, because whenever I sat still long enough, I was falling asleep.  Ha ha!  It takes me about a week to decompress from the end of a school year.  Today, the sleepy fog has lifted, and I'm joining the TpT Seller Challenge.  Yay!   When I saw it, I instantly knew that this was a challenge I was up for.  I'll tackle my house cleaning *later* m-kay? Here are the links to the fabulous creators of this fun challenge:  Third in Hollywood, Sparkling in Second Grade, Peppy Zesty Teacherista, Teach Create Motivate


So, for the Week 1 Challenge, Makeover Madness, I was challenged to makeover a cover or product.  I decided to feature a product cover that is part of a series.  I make "Story Booster Packs" for the stories in my reading series, and have been s-l-o-w-l-y revamping their covers.  This series is one of my firsts on TpT, and probably the most popular.  Teachers are always looking for ways to supplement the stories, so that's where my Story Booster Packs emerged.  Once upon a time, I was very proud of the covers.  Honestly, in my two year journey on TpT,  I have learned SO much!  I cringe when I look at them now, so these covers were the first on my hit list.  I'm already feeling relieved, and have at least 15 more to go.  

Here are my "Before" and "After" photos.  



So, there you go!  Yes, it's embarrassing to see that "Before" shot, but hey, look at it now!  Woo hoo!  I would also like to comment on my very first experience with clip art, which was using free images from My Cute Graphics.  A HUGE shout out to My Cute Graphics!! Her clip art is perfect for TpT products, especially for when you're brand new, and just getting started on TpT.  


16 comments:

  1. I love your new cover!! Great work. I especially love the ribbon and new fonts. :)

    Carissa
    Home Sweet Speech Room

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    1. Hi, Carissa! Thanks so much! :)

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    2. Thanks, Carissa! I wonder how long it will take until these covers look "old," right? Unfortunately, I can't go to Vegas this year! Have fun though! :)

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  2. Oh my! What a change. I definitely know how you feel about some of my *before* covers in my store. Your new cover looks great. Your kidlette is so cute; it makes me wish I taught younger kiddos and could include them in my resources. This makes me want to go back and switch all of my covers to a square format! Swoon! Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much! The switch over to square takes for-ever. I'm chugging away, aiming for 2-3 a day until they're finished. I appreciate your visit! :)

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  3. Great job! I believe we started selling around the same time (remember you from the forums) and look at how we both have grown as sellers! Your cover is as cute as can be! :)

    Catherine @ Abc123is4me

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    1. Yes, Catherine! We started at the same time! How are things going for you? Two years and counting! :)

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  4. Great makeover! I changed out some of my basic clip art for some super cute ones also!
    -Casey
    <a href="http://casedillacrumbs.blogspot.com/"

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  5. Great makeover! I love the simple black covers and MELONHEADZ! Very eye-catching :)

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    1. Thank you, Jen! I met the lady behind Melonheadz at the last TpT Vegas Conference~she was amazing and so humble. I won her raffle prize, and have been hooked on her clip art ever since!

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  6. WOW! Your new cover definitely stands out! I like the pink banner at the top!
    Now if you make more of that kind you can create a brand :)

    Amber
    PeppyZestyTeacherista

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    1. Hi Amber! Thanks so much! And THANK YOU for starting this wonderful challenge for all of us TpT sellers! What fun!

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  7. Love the new cover Carol!! Funny how in the beginning we loved the old ones.. Geesh! Hope to meet you in Vegas!

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  8. Love the new cover Carol!! Funny how in the beginning we loved the old ones.. Geesh! Hope to meet you in Vegas!

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