Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Charity Kit

We have a new kit over at Sunshine Studio! It's actually a charity kit because all profits will go to the Brazilian Red Cross to help with the storm devastated areas in South Brazil (Santa Catarina state). Vanessa is from this area and blessedly, her family is fine but there are a lot of people needing our help!!! The mudslides and floods have killed hundreds and left thousands without homes! Here is "After the Rain"

It's a full kit with 9 papers, 30 elements, and one alpha for $3.00!!! and you know that 100% profits go to the Red Cross. So do your thing, in this holiday season...pick up one of these, scrap with it! Help a whole bunch of people!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008


We have a WINNER for our Peace Challenge and here it is:

Cacky sent this to us. Such a gorgeous layout!!! Cacky, please email us at vivaartistry(at)gmail(dot)com and let us know which of our kits you would like. You can review our kits at

Sunshine Studio Scraps. We'll email/PM you the links!!! Congratulations on a fantastic job!!!

On another note, take a look at some other LAYOUTS done using our Dream of Peace kit:

By luvfromindia

by Topsi

By Lexicam

by luvfromindia

by Goldi

By Gabs

by Punktchen

Are these not AMAZING? Several of the LOs made it at DigiShopTalk's Gallery Standouts. Congratulations, ladies!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Peace and Freebie!

Hi everyone. In keeping with our Peace theme for the week, we have a new freebie for you... A set of WordArt. It matches our latest kit: Dream of Peace (see below); and it would also fit perfectly with a layout for the challenge.

Don't forget the challenge ends Sunday. Winner will be announced on Monday morning and s/he will "take home" a kit of choice from our store at Sunshine Studio. All you have to do is make a layout that shows kindness, love for one another, or anything that shows the good side of human nature ;)

Here is your wordart. Let's get playing!!!

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Monday, December 1, 2008


We have 2 new kits available at Sunshine Studios. One is Dreams of Peace and it's our New Year's kit but it's so versatile, you can scrap anything that requires white with the added drama of red!!!

It's based on the Brazilian New Year tradition of wearing white clothing to signify peace for the new year, wearing a splash of red for love, and going to the ocean to offer flowers to Iemanja (the Goddess of the Waters). This kit is also perfect for the challenge below...don't forget, it's over Sunday, Dec 7!

Our second kit is Embrace Me. We originally debuted this at CRD's Block Party back in October and now it's here!!!

This kit is based on Klimt's The Kiss. We loved the colors and ideas in the painting and here's our take on it! Can you tell what inspires us?

And last, we're looking for a one kit CT! Take a look at our ad at DST here! We need the first kit scrapped!!! If you like it, check out the DST thread and let us know!!! We'll select by Wed the 3rd! Ok. That's it for now!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Venting, Challenge and a Freebie

Alright everyone, prepare yourselves for a longer than usual blog post today ;). First I have to vent a bit, then I'll offer you a challenge (with a pretty cool prize mind you) and then, for sticking out after all this, you get a sweet freebie!!!

Here it goes:

Last night I was reading the news and let me tell you I had trouble sleeping. First, there is the whole thing in India. I just can't grasp how human beings can be so destructive and so uncaring and so unloving and such monsters...
Then right after I read about this employee who was killed at Wal-Mart after a human stampede ran over him while trying to get their hands onto the best deal on Black Friday. They didn't stop when they ran over him, nor when the police arrived, nor when the paramedics were trying to perform CPR... because man, gosh forbid they would miss on getting that f...ing 42" Plasma TV (excuse my bleeped language). I mean, really, the hundreds off is so worth a human life, right??!!!. I'm so p---d right now I can't cope.

SOOOO I decided that I need some news about how there is hope for human kind.

The challenge:

Make a layout about something wonderful that someone has done for somebody else, or something non-material that makes you beam with happiness. It can be about anything you want, as long as it shows that there is hope for human kind; that people CAN be caring, that people do think of others, and that a human life is still worth more than any material possession we can get our hands on. We'll be looking for a selfless layout that really shows kindness, love and hopefully hope.

challenge ends Sunday, Dec.07.
please post a link to your layout in the comments section. We'll announce the winner on Monday morning EST.

The prize:

Vivie and I will pick a winner based on how much the layout inspired us to be better people ;)
The winner gets a kit of choice from our store at Sunshine Studio (find our stuff here)

Here is what I've done as inspiration to all of you.

credits: Artemia kit Collab (see prior posts for more info) and Color Theory: Silver by ViVa Artistry (available here)

Thanks in advance to all of you who participate and here is a little something for you for staying around and reading through my venting, a second set of QP's from our Gypsy Painting kit:

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday

Hey!!! Take a look:

Head on over to Sunshine Studios for a fabulous SALE not to be missed!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Kit at Sunshine Studios and freebie!!!

We have a new kit at Sunshine Studios! It's Gypsy Painting.

This is also one we did while at CRD's Block Party!!! We adored the colors since both of us are bright colored personalities. And here are 2 QPs for you!!!

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Saturday, November 22, 2008


Alright everyone, it's official. We have a home!!! You can find ViVa at Sunshine Studios. How awsome is that?! And of course to celebrate all of you get a little something, something from us ;)
But first, take a look at what we have in store. Oh... and 'till Wednesday EVERYTHING we load up there is 25% off.

First on the list: Moonlit. We designed this kit while still at CRD and we LOVE the colors and elements on it.

And then we have a sparkly, all-purpose kit we call Color Theory: Silver. Because really, what's a girl without some BLING!

And finally to all of you who are here supporting us as we move foward we have an add-on to Moonlit we'd like to share with you! You can download here
password: shine

We'd love to hear from you, so let us know what you think of ViVa so far ;) BEIJOS!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Some Love for a Dear Friend

Our dear friend Danielle (aka Artemia) is going through a very, very difficult time in her life right now. Vivie and I met her while she was also Ct'ing for Christina Renee; and we were both in disbelief when we learned about all this is going on. Some fabulous designers have put together the kit below for her. Click on the image for more information. Danielle is one of the sweetest people I've ever met in this digi world of ours. Let's show her our support, she could really use it now. Love to all!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

And So It Begins... news and freebie

Hi there. Vanessa here again (told you I'd get addicted to this thing). Vivie and I have wonderful news to share. We have a home! That's right soon you will see our designs at a pretty cool store. Too bad we can't say where just yet. Just know we are both jumping up and down and it won't be long before we can disclose the whole thing.

AND since we are so happy we decided to make a little something something for you. A mini called Beginnings. Hope you enjoy it.


Hugs to all.
Vanessa and Vivie

Monday, November 10, 2008

First Timer...

Hi there everyone. Vanessa here. My first time "blogging" ever... Go ahead and laugh, I know I must be the last person in the digi-world that hasn't done this before. I guess I was afraid of getting addicted to it. Oops, I think I already am. Just a heads up, saying that ViVa is coming, we are in search of a permanent place to stay as we sadly leave CRD's shop. What a fun month this was! Can't wait to show you all what we got ;) Hugs!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Unica Designs and East West Scraps MERGE!!!

Vanessa of Unica Designs and I are both on Christina Renee's CT and what a ride it has been since we both came on board early in the summer. We were given an opportunity to try and design at CR's Block Party in October and decided to collaborate since it's always funner when there's 2!!! We loved it sooooo much, we're now ViVa Artistry!!! So keep an eye out for us as we begin this new chapter in our book of life!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


ViVa Artistry is coming soon...watch for us!!!