Hopscotch Value Kit for Becky Higgins

Last summer, I had the chance to work on another project with Becky Higgins and I'm happy to say that it finally made its debut at the Creativation trade show last week! 

Hopscotch Value Kit for Becky Higgins LLC designed by Shannon McNab

Back in August 2016, Becky's team contacted me and asked if I would be interested in designing a value kit for their 2017 CHA lineup. After we worked so well together on their Magic Memories cards last spring, I couldn't say yes fast enough!

The concept for Hopscotch was centered around the idea of "play". It's a theme I'd been developing for awhile, I was just waiting for the right project to come along. So I'm was incredibly happy when Becky's team was 100% on board with the idea! 

The value kit was larger than my Magic Memories card collection, so it took a bit more research and lots of sketching to fulfill my vision for the kit. Here's just a few pages from my sketchbook for Hopscotch:

After a whirlwind couple of weeks, Hopscotch was finalized in early September and all that was left was to wait a few months for it to debut.

This is the first time in four years that I haven't gone to CHA's January trade show, so I'm a bit disappointed I wasn't able to see it in person on the show room floor. However, I'm hoping to have this kit in my hot little hands in the very near future!

Hopscotch Value Kit for Becky Higgins LLC designed by Shannon McNab
Hopscotch Value Kit for Becky Higgins designed by Shannon McNab
Hopscotch Value Kit for Becky Higgins designed by Shannon McNab

If you're wondering where you can find Hopscotch, it's now available to purchase on Becky Higgins' website. However, if you're looking at your local scrapbook store (or Michael's), it likely won't be in stock for a few more months.

My Sketchbook | Recipe Maven

I've been furiously working on holiday product for my side business, Scotty Girl Design, but decided to take a break this morning. It's been weeks since I took time away from my computer to sketch, so I was happily surprised with the way this little one turned out. There's definitely things I'll want to finesse when I bring this into Illustrator, but I'm happy with it for now.

recipe maven typography by Shannon McNab

My Sketchbook | Out to Sea

I actually drew this little guy when I was literally out at sea. I took a Baltic Sea cruise this summer with my husband (our very first real vacation as Mr. & Mrs.). We had two full days where we weren't at any ports – you have the entire day to do as you pleased on the ship.

For us that meant grabbing coffee in the main foyer while I sketched and my husband read (the Game of Thrones series which he insists I need to read). At first, I had a hard time coming up with interesting things to sketch, so I started off with something easy.

Out to Sea typography by Shannon McNab

My Sketchbook | Flower Doodles

Sometimes I just need to zone out, pop in a movie and sketch. I tend to get some of my very best pattern ideas doing that.

Case in point: Today I started watching Side Effects on Netflix and got out my sketchpad in case the mood struck. I'm not sure what flowery doodles have to do with a psychological thriller, but that's just where my pencil wandered.

Flower doodles by Shannon McNab

My Sketchbook | Color my World

I've been into inspirational phrases lately and this particular one has been stuck in my head. This is only my initial concept sketch – I'm hoping to turn this into a watercolor art piece to hang in my office.

Color My World (work in progress)