Tuesday, August 15, 2017

35 Off Center Mandalas from The Coloring Lounge

Launching September 1st - the Sara Hickman Designs Coloring Lounge! This is an exclusive place for members only. Come join the cool kid club!



Off Center Mandalas is going to be available in The Coloring Lounge! I can't wait to share it with you! Remember this lounge is launching 9/1/2017!

Coloring Lounge launching 9/1/2017 15 FULL coloring books are going to be available for download!


 Here's what's in it for you!
  • PDF versions of 15 of my coloring books for 3 months. (over $150 value - as of August 2017)
  • Pre-Released Pages and Exclusive Pages!
  • Let's not forget the first release of "Chubby Cheek Divas"! Yes, the ladies are making their official debut to lounge members only!
  • No need to worry about paper quality because you are in control!
  • Renewing your subscription during your 3rd month will give you the opportunity to pick 15 pages to be printed, spiral bound and sent to you. ($20 value)
  • Visiting artists are going to share pages through out the 3 months! These artists/pages will change with each subscription!
As if that was not great enough I have even more added value for you!

An affiliate program!!!

When you gain access to the Coloring Lounge. I will email you a referral code. Every affiliate redeemed will gain you $5. This means that if you refer 6 people during your membership, your membership is basically free! Refer more than 6 and you are getting paid to color!

Your access to the lounge 9/1/2017. Your referral code will be sent to you within 24 hours after your payment processes and clears. It's that easy!

Refer 6 people by 8/31/2017 I will be paying you $30 in September! You can keep referring members and getting $5 for each member that joins. If anyone is found sharing these uncolored pages or files in anyway they will immediately be removed from The Coloring Lounge and money will not be refunded.

Membership is non-refundable due to the digital nature of my coloring books.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Coloring Announcement - New Book Launching

You love to color? Absolutely!
Do I love to draw? Hey, it's what I do, so YES!
Now with that, do I ever have a win-win for you, so buckle up!


Launching September 1st - the Sara Hickman Designs Coloring Lounge! This is an exclusive place for members only. Come join the cool kid club!

Here's what's in it for you!


  • PDF versions of 15 of my coloring books for 3 months. (over $150 value - as of August 2017)
  • Pre-Released Pages and Exclusive Pages!
  • Let's not forget the first release of "Chubby Cheek Divas"! Yes, the ladies are making their official debut to lounge members only!
  • No need to worry about paper quality because you are in control!
  • Renewing your subscription during your 3rd month will give you the opportunity to pick 15 pages to be printed, spiral bound and sent to you. ($20 value)
As if that was not great enough I have even more added value for you!

An affiliate program!!!

When you gain access to the Coloring Lounge. I will email you a referral code. Every affiliate redeemed will gain you $5. This means that if you refer 6 people during your membership, your membership is basically free! Refer more than 6 and you are getting paid to color!

Your access to the lounge 9/1/2017. Your referral code will be sent to you within 24 hours after your payment processes and clears. It's that easy!

Refer 6 people by 8/31/2017 I will be paying you $30 in September! You can keep referring members and getting $5 for each member that joins.

Membership is non-refundable due to the digital nature of my coloring books.

Become an Affiliate


Thursday, August 10, 2017

3 Ways I Can Wear Your Hat


When you are an entrepreneur you sometimes forget things that are just obvious for others. I have been an entrepreneur for so long I forget other people have in the "real-world" jobs. Well being an entrepreneur you take on the role of everyone. You are the owner, you are the accountant, you are the marketer, you are the creator, you are the designer and on and on. You are the Lead Hat Rack. When you are the lead hat rack you don't always get to work in your strengths. The Hat fits me perfectly when I am creating. I get to wear my favorite hat when I am drawing. I get to wear my fiercest hat when I am making a video for a client. I get to wear my hat that fits so snuggly and I can hide when I am planning my strategies. When I have to sell stuff, well that hat is not so comfy. When I have to be in front of a camera, that hat feels weird.

The point I am making is that if you can pass those uncomfortable hats to someone who can rock them well -- YOU SHOULD! Any time I can pass sales stuff to Hubsy I will. He rocks that sales hat. If I need models ... those hats go to my daughter and her best friend.

I am going to put my hats on display for your use. First up I have my TECHY HAT.


What do you think of that header up there? You can click on all the great places and get to where you want to go. You click on my name you will get back to the homepage. Awesome right! Got an image that you want to link to your social media sites? Got a header that you want to link back to your store? I can help you out! IF you blog here on blogger, like I do, you will get step by step, letter by letter what you need to do to install the HTML code needed as well. If you use a different blogging service I will not be able to help with the installation.



Available in my FEATURED PRODUCT SHOP. $25.00 (up to 5 links)

Next off the Hat Rack - Give me that Video Producer for Marketing Hat you keep trying to wear and just hate. 

A kind colleague said to me recently: "Stop Motion is a rare talent and you are good at it!" SO let me wear that hat for you!  

Stop Motion Animation: 

Here is a SUPER quick one put together to market during the Back to School Sale.  



You know you want one of these to promote your latest product! 

Here is who you are: Someone selling a product or a service. 
  1. Sara I am a direct seller and I sell books. I would love to help you! I have great ideas!
  2. Sara I am a design clip art. Perfect! I would love to showcase your clip art in a new and fun way.
  3. Sara I am a direct seller and my products are used in the kitchen. Okay awesome! I can totally help make you some great stop motion videos using your products or recipes.
  4. Sara I am teacher-author. Hey so am I! I got you covered.  :)  
  5. Sara can you help me I sell toys ... OF COURSE!
If you have a physical product that I need to use in the video, you pay to ship it to me. I pay to ship it back to you after it is used in the video.

If you have a digital product. Email me the product and I will do the printing and prep-work! 

Let's talk the about the greens. You will need to pay 50% up front to secure your spot in line. The other 50% will be due before I email you send you your video. It will take me about a day to get your video ready to send to you. Now depending where you are in the line will determine how many days out your video will be. I will let you know that when I get your deposit.

You will also get an animated GIF of a portion of your video.

Available in the FEATURED PRODUCT SHOP -- $50. 

Or you can choose a Hollywood Blockbuster Product Trailer like this.

Why would you choose a Trailer over a Stop Motion. I am able to highlight more benefits for your customer with a trailer. This is also better for those who want to really push an emotion with their video. It uses stock photo and video to tell the story. 

Available in the FEATURED PRODUCT STORE. $30

I have limited spots available for all products. I will open more slots when I have completed this first round of marketing products for all of you. Thank you for supporting Sara Hickman Designs! I look forward to serving you!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

You and Me Rainbow Bundle with Trailers


You may have seen me talk about the You and Me Rainbow Bundle. This bundle is perfect for you and the littles you like to connect and color with!

They get their own book.



You get your own book.



Everyone is happy! You can sit and color with them and you can color on your own! They can sit and color with you or they can color on their own. It is a win-win!

Get your bundle here. 

Come join our Color and Connect, No Screens Just Crayons group over on Facebook to connect with others that love to not always color alone!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rainbow Week: In Depth Look


When this book finally made it to my hands ... I gasped. It turned out so good! Let's take a look inside Rainbows: Full Theme Curriculum.

This is a preschool theme. If you have developmentally typical children this book is going to be geared toward 3 to 5. Now, how often do we have a classroom full of developmentally typical children? The last time I taught 3's let me tell you how many of them were "typical" ... zero. Seriously, not one of my children in a class of 7 tested at typical ranges. 2 were above and 5 were below. I take that into consideration anytime I design an educational product. Most activities can easily be adapted to the development level of the learners you have.

It always warms my heart when a special needs teacher tells me how much they appreciate the differentiation in the activities. Those learners biologically are much older, but the educators are finding exactly what they need to meet their learners right where they are.

Check out this trailer and then I will talk some more!



In this book you are getting everything you need for a typical preschool day. That means:
  • Circle Time
  • Letters
  • Number
  • Shapes
  • Colors
  • Patterns
  • Writing
  • Science 
  • Sensory
  • Art
  • Large Muscle
One of the great things about this book is that everything you need is right here and most of it is can be adapted to where you are. My own guy is getting to that point where he can start working on sight words. I can copy "Follow the Rainbow Brick Road" in black and white and add color to the spaces we are not working on working on the sight word. For example I could color all the squares except blue and red. When he rolls the red or the blue he would have to look at the letters to determine which space to move to. Last summer when he was solidifying his knowledge of colors I would have colored in all the squares. The game can grow with him.


You can do the same things with the rainbow letters. My oldest is about to be out of school, but loves all things school. I can print copy her a sheet and have her write all words in her book that have that letter on the page. Her brother is working on making the letters correctly, he would do the activity as explained, using each color of the rainbow to write the letter.


Let's move onto the number section. Strip puzzles were a staple of my tray activities. (Quickly, these are were 7 tiny centers that I used for drop off, big transition times - like the horrible 15 minutes between snack and muscle room. They were small, but fun and engaging.) In this book you are going to get skip counting puzzles as well as counting by 1s.

This book has two individual math centers, roll the rainbow and a color by number grid. I love dry erase crayons and markers. I would laminate both pages and leave these in my math center at all times.

If you know much about my units, I cannot not include an emergent reader (pictured above). Reading is so vitally important. There are so many skills that need to be learned in order to read. It is never too early to start working on those skills. One of those skills is understand that letters make words and words make sentences. The reader included in the color section can be done as a large group working through each little page or as a one on one activity. The color activities that are included in this section were actually kept in my discovery center while we did this unit. This section has another file folder game as well!

When you move onto the shape portion you are going to get a flip and find game, shape puzzles (which are perfect for trays or out in a center), and a file folder game. This one is aimed at boys since it is a race car game!


The sensory and science portions have some great activities! Many of these are large group activities. Some of them even have activity journals!

You are going to love how it makes planning for your week(s) easy. This unit makes adaptation for learning levels easy. You can focus where you need to focus instead of worrying about what to do. There are plenty of things here that you can print and leave out for self-guided learning time.

Digital copy or physical copy is up to you! Both are available. You also have access to the digital files in color if you would like them.

Physical Copy Here: Amazon
Digital Copy Here: Teachers Pay Teachers 

Embrace Play! Make it a Fun Day!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fast Color Jelly Fish with Water Color Pencils

I finally broke down and bought watercolor pencils!

Check out what I did with them. This is on just plain ol' copy paper.



You can get your own digital copy of Quirky Animal Patterns right here.

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