Today is the day for "true confessions."
As much as I love teaching young children, creating classroom resources, and sharing ideas and activities here on my blog, there is something
else that often consumes me.

My name is Jennifer, 
and I am addicted to TpT clip art.
 So much so that an intervention may have to take place soon, especially 
if some of my "go-to" graphic designers do not stop
posting adorable sets that call my name and 
force me to purchase them!
I currently own 110 sets of clip art. 
This is NOT a static number.  It is an ever-evolving number.
Don't judge.
Most I have purchased, but many I have
downloaded as "freebies" from the generous and talented 
sellers that I follow loyally. I will never, ever find the time
to use all of my files in products, but often I just love
perusing them and thinking of what I could make if
the hours in my day were unlimited and I did not
require sleep.

One of my FAVORITE
artists is Sarah, 
the creative force behind....

Both her 
feature a delightful variety of both whimsical
and real-life graphic sets!
I think my first purchase from

was this pet set.  
Brutus and Rose are both featured prominently 
in two of my literacy units  
as are the rest of the adorable pups in this pack!

I bought this set last winter to create a resource to compliment my annual
non-fiction study of owls.  It continues to be a "work in progress."  I just love the  expressions on their faces!  If you've ever read Owl Babies, you understand what I am talking about!

This rootin' tootin' collection of all things wild and western served as the inspiration for my classroom decor theme this year, and will 
forever remain a favorite! 
Room #2 was transformed into the 
Rockin' R Learning Ranch
in fine style! 

See these
cute cowboys and cowgirls in action


These next two sets are the newest additions to my stash of
holiday graphics, and will hopefully debut in new
products shortly.   I found the elves irresistible and impish!

Now that conferences are
over an some long weekends are ahead of me, I plan to
get some half-done units completed and uploaded to my store!

I may even include them in my upcoming OTES evaluation
lesson to make it merry and bright instead of
stressful and panic-attack inducing!  HA!

In the meantime, you need to complete today's
Rafflecopter entries carefully and be sure to follow both Sarah's TpT store and Facebook page in order to receive notices about FLASH FREEBIES, as well as her FRIDAY FREEBIES!  Her new sets are also always 50% off for the first 48 hours!

Know that my heart swelled happily when Sarah allowed me to
choose these two literature-based clip art bundles for today's prizes, and then also donated a $15 gift certificate that is good until February 2015!
She is most certainly generous with a capital G, and
is anxiously awaiting news of my three winners!

I will announce the good news via  
early tomorrow morning before I head home to Toledo from Chicago!

Thanks so much for partying on with me! Tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 11th,
you will find some bargains from me over at
another giveaway right here!
It will be a double-blogiversary day!  
Be sure to stop back!  

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  1. One of my favorite artists! I have been thinking of grabbing her Polar Express art!

  2. I own tons of clipart - both purchased and freebies. Sarah is one of my favorite clipart artists! Very talented!

  3. I am having been really trying to only buy clipart I know I need right now....this is NOT easy. My wishlist is full of clipart!

  4. Only 110 sets? You are just a beginner! I am definitely in that club with you. Just bought Sarah's beautiful gourds. Do I need gourds right now? No. But they make me happy :) and someday.....I will create with them.

  5. So addicted! I have to keep selling just to support my clipart addiction. :) I love Sarah's work. I check her site almost every day to check out her new collections since they are 50% off for the first 48 hours.

    Teaching Momster

  6. I am an honorary member lol! I also love Sarah's work and there is no way I can pick just one set as a favorite. I really enjoy the school schedule, student jobs and all round basic kids sets she creates.

  7. I was also going to say that 110 sets seems on the low side to me...I don't even sell things on TPT and I have 70 items in my school clip art folder...and about ten of those are folders with MORE sets in them. And then there are all the other folders!

    I don't have anything from Sarah on my wishlist, because I am smart enough to snap it up when it is 50% off!! Big fan of hers!

  8. I am definitely addicted to clip art! Love Love Sarah's Clip Art!!!

  9. I don't think I'm in the club yet, I love clip art though...I have a lot of free stuff, I haven't bought a lot of sets yet.

  10. Oh yes! I think I'm a prime member. Clip art is definitely an addition for me.

  11. Clip Art Crazy for sure! Love Sarah's artwork. Yes, her Shaggy Dog set is on my wishlist! :) Any many others!!

  12. I am definitely an addict! I think I own her entire store already, lol! Love everything she makes!