Shameless Self Promotion

So, it’s time for some more shameless self promotion! First thing is first…I officially have a Sellers permit to sell online! Hooray!

So, on to the projects.

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The indiegogo campaign has ended for baby burrito collective and although we didn’t reach our goal, we we still got enough to help fund some of our projects. You can still donate on the baby burrito collective site if you missed the campaign and want to help out! You can also check us out and follow us on Facebook.

We’re offering memberships at $25 per month, or $250 per year. The goal of the collective is to promote work of artists who are more interested in working with their craft than promoting it. I help artists promote their art and get them involved with local craft fairs and what not.

I just want to give people more exposure and show them new and creative opportunities. For the membership rate, I help them create artist kits, write blog postings on them, and allow them to sell their work on my site (for no fee, mind you) and soon enough, we will have an online classroom! Yay for online classrooms!

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Next up…Mariposa Blossoms! The online boutique I started with my friend Salina where we sell homemade and handmade goods. Some of them are repurposed and some we created from start to finish. And we have a new seller on our team…my wonderful momma! The items are available on our site and on Etsy!

Right now, I’m working on a repurposed corkboard and doing some more cheese grater jewelry holders! I have so many ideas for what I want to work on, just need the time. I’m hoping to get all of my school and work done before Friday and just devoting Saturday and Sunday to family, crafting, gardening and blogging. All of my favorite things.

School starts at the Academy of Art University in September! I am so over the moon excited that I can’t even describe it. It’s what I have been waiting for. Once I have those tools under my belt, I will be able to completely do what I want and that is such an amazing feeling to have.

What cool stuff are you working on? Post in the comments or share on Facebook and Twitter!

Update on my projects

So, along with my online art collective, I have also started an online homemade goods line with my friend, Salina. Basically, I don’t really get off my computer unless it’s to hang out with my daughter or to do housework! I’m really excited about both of these projects, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

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Let’s start with Baby Burrito Collective, shall we? It’s going good, we’re still looking for writers, readers and bloggers who would like to write a review in exchange for a free book. As long as you are good with posting a review on Amazon and/or Lulu, we are good! We still have 11 days left in our campaign and we need a lot of help. I attended an Etsy Craft Party at HelloXOXO – a community organization for all the ladies – in Sacramento last weekend and I am hoping to hold our launch party there!

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Then we have Mariposa Blossoms, my little love. It is still in the very, very beginning stages so we have a lot of work to do with our online presence. But I do have two items in the shop right now! I’m working on our logo right now and some web design (hoping I don’t totally fail). We do have our etsy shop open though! Yahoo!

I’m also in school right now (not Academy of Art quite yet. That will come in August!) so I’m hoping to finally have my AA in General Ed in a year or so and then I can work on my graphic design degree! I’m so excited for August. I can hardly wait!

So, I have now connected Baby Burrito Collective and Mariposa Blossoms to my homepage, so you can click on the tabs there to take you to each site! I’m really excited about my projects and I can’t wait to see where they go! Do you have any projects you want to share? Please post in the comments. I want to help you in any way I can!

Update on Baby Burrito Collective

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product_thumbnail-1.php(1)Red Nectar is a fantasy book about a teenaged girl with telepathic abilities living in an overly polite society, ruled by a government gone corrupt with lies. Her abilities are illegal and are punishable by death. Mixed in with this is the immediate need to rescue her grandmother from the ruling NOW government with the help of friends she does not remember.

We have books! Heather sent me 10 books that are all signed by her and ready to be sent out to anyone who would care to review it! If you don’t have a blog or website, you can simply send me the review or post it on Amazon.

I’m going to interview Heather for Yo Momma Monday soon because she truly is an amazing mom and I just love her. So you will get to read more about her soon! But yes, if you review the book then you get a free autographed copy. Yahoo!

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We are also working on our campaign. It closes in 25 days and we still need a lot more help! I know it can be hard to donate/contribute but if you could help just by sharing the campaign, that would be amazing! We are also still looking for writers/bloggers to help with our site. So if you are interested, please fill out the volunteer page at www.babyburritocollective.com and remember that you will get all the membership benefits, for FREE!

Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 7.15.06 PMSince I want to help everyone out, please feel free to promote your group/collective/business in the comments below! Thank you all for the love and support. It’s amazing!

 

 

Update on Baby Burrito Collective

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Tomorrow, it will officially be a month since the Baby Burrito Collective went online. Since then, we have gotten our first member, the lovely Heather Leigh, who also happens to be my very talented cousin. We are working on promoting her latest book, Red Nectar, which is geared towards teens. You can purchase Red Nectar at either Lulu or Amazon and it also comes as an e-book.

Once we are finished working on the online store, we are going to sell Red Nectar on our site as well, but that will have to wait for now!

We have started our Indiegogo campaign and have raised $60 so far. We were able to get business cards with that amount but we still have SO much more to do! If you are able to donate anything to our campaign, it would be amazing and we would be so incredibly grateful for it!

We are also looking for a volunteer writer/blogger who would love to do book reviews. You would be able to get all of the benefits of membership, but wouldn’t have to pay anything. Please visit Baby Burrito Collective’s Volunteer page if you are interested.

We are picking up speed for sure, but there is still so much that we want to do! And we need everyone’s support. Even if you aren’t able to donate, simply just spreading the word about the Baby Burrito Collective will help!

Thank you so much for helping me achieve my dreams!

Amanda

 

Update on baby burrito collective

Brace yourself, y’all…we got business cards!

IMG_0008Thanks to our donations from Patty and Tarah last week, we were able to get our business cards! Patty will get free membership for two months with her donation and Tarah will get a free print! Next…we are looking into getting a logo and branding, which should be about $250.

There are so many ways you can get involved. If you want to be a member, we are still offering free memberships for the rest of May. If you purchase a membership during the month of May, you get 30 days FREE. If you donate $25 or more, you will get a free month as well.

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If you don’t want to be a member but want to check out our services, whatever you donate will be taken off your fee. We are also looking for volunteers. Right now, we need people to help with graphic design and social media. We also need bloggers (preferably teen) who are interested in writing book review. The book will be free to keep!

If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please check out our website. You can also visit our Indiegogo campaign, and find us on Facebook or Twitter. I know, we’re all over the place.

Are there any projects you are working on? Post them in the comments!

Help the Baby Burrito Collective!

So, as you may know, I started an art collective, the baby burrito collective. Although the collective has been in my head and I have been working hard to develop my skills for a few years now, the website just went live last week. And with that….comes the Indiegogo campaign!

I’m hoping to raise $5,000 so I can afford web design, a sweet logo, supplies to make our own promotional items, get our status as a Nonprofit and open an online classroom. And all of this will be made possible with donations and contributions. No matter what happens, I will keep the collective going with what I can, but man, if I got this…it would be so amazing.

You can click on the link below to contribute if you can, and if you are looking to become a member…you can sign up this month and get a whole 30 days free.

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Thank you in advance for your support. It’s awesome people like you that keep this going.

Because I don’t like to be bored…

I’ve been interested in graphic design and web design for a while now. I really got into it when I was an editor at my college newspaper and I got to see the “behind the scenes” action of designing the paper. While writing has always been my true passion, the design bug was definitely planted that semester.

I also really got involved in the art scene in Sacramento last semester but that came to a screeching halt after I moved to Stockton. I wanted to remain involved but under my current circumstances, I couldn’t really do that. So I decided to start my own art collective. And that’s just what I did…dang it! I even created this graphic for it, which is a big deal for me.

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I’m also still volunteering for Vox (a nonprofit art studio in Sacramento) and I plan on teaching some classes and hosting some DIY days there. If you’re in the Sacramento area, you should definitely check them out. Classes are relatively cheap and members can hang in the gallery for free!

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I also started as an editorial intern at Yogi Times, an online yoga magazine where yoga enthusiasts can write articles, post press releases and write reviews on…pretty much anything related to yoga. It involves two of my favorite things…writing and yoga.

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Last but most definitely not least, I am only one step away of achieving a goal of mine: attending the Academy of Arts! I have been saving their catalogs since high school, and I finally took the leap to attend the school. It will be all online so I can do it all from home, and I will be working on my degree in graphic design. I am beyond excited and I find out for sure in a couple of weeks!

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It feels like everything is coming together and I am so excited to start these new adventures in my life. Are you taking a big leap this year? Are there any fun projects you are working on? Share your story in the comments!