Tuesday, December 31, 2013

January Winter Color Challenge

Happy Holidays everyone!!

I can't believe it's the last day of 2013 and I hope you've all been enjoying a wonderful festive season. And for some added winter fun, here's our latest Digital Designers color challenge. I'm sure you'll find that all of the participants have truly outdone themselves this time around!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year!

(click on an image to view products and freebies - likes, pins and favs appreciated!)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Boxing Week Sale!

Happy weekend everyone!

Just a heads up for the fantastic Boxing week sale I'm having at the shop until January 2nd, 2014. The savings are huge and it's a great time to take advantage and pick up all of your favourite items for literally a fraction of the price!

Wishing you all a very joyful and safe holiday season!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Freebie Hop

Christmas Hop Home
Hi everyone!

It's another DD Hop Event and here's a preview of my freebie. Like my Facebook page and download! Also, check out matching digital paper groups at my Etsy shop.

My Hop Freebie

Design Group 116

Design Group 118

Design Group 117

There are 28 participating digital artists offering freebies.


Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday - Cyber Monday

My first ever Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale @ ToutAimée! And enjoy even more savings Here. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

All my best,

Thursday, October 31, 2013

November Fall into Winter Color Challenge

November is upon us and once again we've got a fabulous color challenge for you including more beautiful digital designs and freebies. Please take advantage and check out all of what the participants have to offer.


(click on an image to view products and freebies - likes, pins and favs appreciated!)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween Hop Event!

Halloween Freebie!
Happy Halloween everyone!

Ok, a bit early but until the end of the month, the Digital Designers of Etsy are hosting a facebook hop where you can pick up free digital art created by 48 fabulous designers. Just follow the DD tab from page to page, 'like' and download!

Happy Travels!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Free Printable 2014 Calendars!

Download Here

Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited to bring you the news of yet another Digital Designers event in which I'm participating. This time around, a group of designers have come together to create artwork for 3 free digital 2014 calendars which you can download and print, either pre-made, or by the individual months. I think they're all amazing and am thrilled to have had the opportunity to contribute and share!

I hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 30, 2013

October Retro Colour Challenge

Happy October Everyone!

I hope you're ready for another installment of our Digital Designers Colour Challenge, bringing you more fabulous digital art, specials and freebies! October's theme is "retro" and I personally love, love, love this colour grouping. I hope you will too!


(click on an image to view products and freebies - likes and favs appreciated!)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Back to School - September Colour Challenge

Hi Everyone!

It's another awesome Digital Designers Colour Challenge! Back for September, we now have over 30 participating designers celebrating a "Back To School" theme with even more fabulous digital art, specials and freebies!


(click on an image to view products and freebies - likes and favs appreciated!)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Christmas in July!

Group 100 - Click to View Listing

Basic Dots 12 - Click to View Listing

Group 101 - Click to View Listing

Hi Everyone!

Before moving on to the topic of the day, I just want to thank all those who participated in the Digital Designers of Etsy baby shower hop event. You made it a great success for me and I feel incredibly grateful.

And now, as promised in my newsletter and as you can see from the above images, I've added a few more holiday themed design packs at the shop. Please take advantage of the 50% discount coupon code (as indicated in the first issue of the newsletter) before it expires at the end of this month!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Royal Baby Shower Hop!

Click Here!

Click Here!

Click Here!

For more detailed instruction, check out my last post. Happy hopping!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Royal Baby Shower Celebration!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to this special July event organized by the Digital Designers of Etsy group. The theme is Baby Shower of course, as we celebrate with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge the birth of their first child! From July 12-19, it's definitely a party and our members have a whole range of special presents for you.

For my part, I'd like to offer you 2 awesome gifts with your subscription to my brand new Newsletter! You'll have to sign up to find out what they are but doesn't a good surprise just add to the fun?! I promise not to fill up your inbox and of course, as you'll see with the first issue, to include special offers and freebies (not available anywhere else), as often as possible.

So, all you have to do is hop from site to site and follow the purple logo to collect the rest of your goodies!

Collect your next gift Here!

If you get lost along the way just come back here and click through to the next person on the list, or simply choose which sites you want to visit first based on what they have to offer.

We hope you have fun and find lots of interesting things along the way!


Monday, July 8, 2013

Upcoming Events!

Here's your official invitation to the next Digital Designers of Etsy team event. As you can see, it starts this Friday and since I'm hosting my contribution here on my blog, I hope you'll come back again then for a visit! If you like, you can also begin on the DD Facebook page. Like the last Facebook Hop, you can go from site to site, some blogs this time around and some FB pages, collecting your stuff. Should be great fun!

Have an awesome day!

Monday, July 1, 2013

News, Milestones and Freebies!

Happy July, everyone!

It’s of course been way, way too long since I last posted and I’ve definitely got to do better than that! I look forward to writing a blog entry I don’t feel has to start with an apology! But, onwards and upwards…

So, I’m very happy to report that the Digital Designers Summer Hop event was such a huge success it brought in over 600 more fans to my toutAimée Facebook page, and over 850 downloads of my Freebie contribution! How awesome!! These promotional events are a huge challenge for me but I love the opportunity they provide to push myself beyond my comfort zone. It makes me feel lucky indeed.

And right on the heels of this last event there will be a new one for the month of July, sneak peek available here. This one will definitely take me places I’ve never been so I’m a bit nervous but very excited!

New topic, same vein…  Yesterday was my birthday and in honour of (well, not exactly!), we had a big family garage sale! We’d been trying to organize it for weeks and between awful weather and prior commitments it was just not happening. My only 1 wish for the day, literally, was no rain which lo and behold, came true. I’d been feeling very positive the week before and it may sound silly but I just had a feeling it would finally work out. Personally, I think I willed it to happen and am taking it as a sign that this New Year will bring me lots more luck and positive experiences! Our sale was a success and the day, like the mood, was warm and happy.

I don’t know about you, but I believe the occasion plus all this great good fortune calls for a celebration. And that to me means a new freebie! As always, check out the Freebie page.

Lots of luck and happy days for you all this summer!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Challenges & Successes

Etsy listing #102!

Hi everyone!

So sorry it took me so long to get back here!

Last time I wrote, I'd issued myself a challenge to bring up my Etsy shop listings from 67 to 100 within a month. Though not exactly as planned in timing or otherwise, I’m still very pleased to say I now have 102! Yay me!

I also have to say, there was a time when I might have focused on the fact that I didn’t follow the precise criteria of the challenge. I’m happy to report, that time has passed! These days, life is full of challenges. Hurdles get placed along the path all the time. Being able to navigate the unexpected and be flexible enough to know when and how to alter the path to still make it to the finish line, can, and should, be taken as a huge success. I want to savour all of my successes no matter how small. I can reach faster and higher the next time…

So, today I sit here with tons more ideas floating around in my brain for new ways I can dare myself to go further. There are so many directions I can take it’s difficult to know which would be the most appropriate for the moment. I know I’ve spent time before spinning my wheels and feeling overwhelmed by the volume of possibilities. Maybe I’ll sit with it a bit longer! In fact, gathering the necessary information in order to make educated decisions takes time. Learning to see it as 'valuable time spent' as opposed to time wasted 'getting nothing done’ is a lesson I'm still working on!

I hope you’re all basking in your own successes or otherwise patting yourselves on the back for continuing to make an effort in the face of all of life’s challenges!

Happy Weekend!

(I’d like to dedicate this entry to the memory of a dear and special man who unexpectedly passed away last month, and to my beautiful friend, his wife, and their children who are bravely meeting the challenges that every new day brings them. Much love, A)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fearless Goals

New basic design pack

As the title suggests, this post is all about taking oneself farther, faster, and igniting a little inspirational fire, if you will... It's the middle of winter here in Montreal and I'm definitely feeling the need to kick start my energy and get the creative juices flowing! To this end, I'm issuing myself a personal challenge.

As it stands, I've got 67 listings in my Etsy shop. It's an odd number and to me, it feels kind of not here, not there. So, I've decided I should have 100 instead, and I should have them soon! Valentine's is a day away, mid February, and I'll endeavour to have 33 new items in the shop by the middle of March. No hiding from a public announcement!

No sense in asking myself if it's possible either, since I've always been one of those firm "anything's possible" believers. It sure doesn't feel any less daunting though! Well what's life if you don't try, eh?! I'm looking forward to seeing what I come up with...

And there you have it! Please feel free to comment, offer requests (although I have no idea where the design universe will take me!), or share a current goal of your own no matter how crazy! We can encourage each other.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

First Post

My contribution to the facebook hop

Hi everyone!

It's my first toutAimée blog post, just a quick one, to say I'm glad to be here and looking forward to having lots of fun with this! There's been a lot for me to learn to get to this point and it's continuous but I'm so excited!

I've got my Etsy shop and my facebook page and now my blog and dare I say, I'm feeling pretty proud! I hope so much to use this space to share thoughts and ideas, diy projects, freebies of course, and a whole host of other stuff sure to be enjoyable to all.

Definitely check out my freebie page! I've already added something for anyone who wants to download FREE digital patterns and clip art. I intend to always be offering these kinds of free packages, some of which I will coordinate with the design packs I'm offering in my Etsy shop (as the one you'll find today) and others I just design on a whim or perhaps on request...

And speaking of freebies, I'm currently participating in a big giveaway event on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ToutAimee. It's called a facebook Hop, and thanks to 18 other wonderful designers from the Etsy Digital Designers group, you can collect 19 fantastic Valentine's Day inspired free graphic and pattern packs just by hopping from page to page. Click on the pink tab with the hearts, 'like' the pages and download your free artwork! How easy is that?!

So, I guess I had a bit more to say than I thought, but now I'm done! Over here, the sun is shining brightly through my window and I'm sending a little out there for all of you too! 

Have a great day!