The September round of the Arcade

So the Arcade Gacha event turns one with this round of gacha madness! I am super excited about the previews I’ve seen thus far. To help keep up with the ads that are coming out before the event I have started a pin board on my Pinterest. So if you want to check out what ads I’ve seen so far so you can get excited with me too here is a link to the board and all the pictures!

The event starts at Midnight on Sept 1. for more information and a count down clock to the Arcade can be found on there website here.

~Together for Sway~

A fellow Sler, plurkie friend, and designer I love has had some disheartening news delivered to her. Doctors have found a brain tumor and she needs to have it removed. This friends name is Sway Dench and you may know her from her stores on SwayLand featuring her home products, animations, cookie bears and her quirky clothing.  Like many people I know in SL, SL is her only form of income and with Sway’s upcoming surgery she will have to be offline for quit awhile while she recovers from her massive surgery. This is where you and I can step in and help Sway through this very significant and life changing event. Valena Vacano has graciously created a charitable event that will help Sway raise some much needed funds to help her to stay “a float” while she is in recovery and unable to create new items.  The event is called Together for Sway and will run from December 15th- December 31st, I will update this post with location information once that becomes available or you can check in with the Together for Sway blog.  The charitable event will include different designers selling products, there will be an auction, and different music events with 100% of all monies raised going directly to Sway.

Here is a message that Sway sent out :

Today I have another kind of news. It concerns me on a personal level and will influence not only my RL but also my SL.

Some of you are already in the loop and I want to thank you guys for being there for me.
Not only have you been listening to me, giving me strength thereby and encouraging me, you also have thought of something exceptional.

Since I can’t contact everybody personally but I think that you should know whats going on I’ve chosen this way to tell you.

Some weeks ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. With a high probability the tumor is benign. Presumably the surgery will take place on January 28th 2013. Until then I’m gonna try to be online as often as possible but unfortunately I won’t be able to work as much as I used to.

After the surgery I’m gonna need some time to recover so I will not be able to work for a few month.
I was discussing the fear of loosing my Sim and Shop with some Friends on Plurk and they surprised me with an incredible plan.
To save SwayLand and Sway’s and to help me through this challenging time they have created TFS.
( http://togetherforsway.wordpress.com )

I am overwhelmed and practically speechless about the level of support I have experienced so far.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

♥ Sway

Valena Vacano is looking for people who want to sell items and give 100% of proceeds to Sway, or for bloggers to blog the event, if you want to help out please contact her. If you are not a creator but want to help out we encourage you to visit SwayLand and purchase some of Sway’s cute products or visit the event once it has opened and pick up some items!

We love you Sway and we wish you a speedy recovery.

Together for Sway

Zinnia’s Paper Bag Luminaria

So I seem to becoming a Zinnias exclusive blogger :D I will be honest I can’t help myself when these pretties are dropped on me I can’t wait to show everyone else. Today I bring you Zinnia’s newest release of Paper Bag Luminaria. There are 4 style sets to choose from (see below), all of the sets have 3 bag choices in them, all of them are mod/copy/no transfer and have an on and off touch command for the glow.

Zinnias- Paper Bag Luminaria: Cactus Flower

Zinnias- Paper Bag Luminaria: Fiesta

Zinnias- Paper Bag Luminaria: Picado Azul

Zinnias- Paper Bag Luminaria: Picado Picante

Over all I really like these luminaries and I really think that they would compliment the Zinnia’s Fiesta Party Deck really well if you sat them up and down the deck’s stairs!

Zinnias - Papel Picado Pennants

Also out now at Zinnia’s are these freebie Pennants. They come in 2 groupings. the first is the just the top row of both pictures. The shadow and the pennants are separate so you can remove them if you like. The second set is  3 different pennant strings. These pennants as displayed in the picture on the left have 1 giant shadow that works for all 3 strings, however just like in the first set the shadow is removable and you can steal the single shadow from the first set to break them up and have a shadow. I know this is horrible of me but i have 2 small complaints about these – (1) because the pennants are alpha the shadow and the pennants mess with each other make the textures looks unclean (2) a couple of the flags there appears to be a boarder of some sort along the edge of the square that makes up the prim that is away from the actual pennant -it is not really noticeable I’m just way annal about stuff like that. Anywhos they are free so go grab them while you are picking up the Luminaries :D

Cinco de Mayo, Fiesta Deck

This coming weekend is Cinco de Mayo and in celebration of this Mexican holiday Zinnia’s has released a Fiesta Party Deck that will help you celebrate!
Zinnia's Fiesta Party Deck

This set can accommodate up to six avatars around the table in all sorts of varying poses from talking and eating to swaying to the music. You can also access poses from the stairs including a playing guitar pose. All of the poses are menu driven and can be adjusted to accommodate your avatar. The set also offers props for you to use to enhance your celebration, you can get a sombrero, cerveza (beer), burrito and a guitar. The sombrero giver is the sombrero that is sitting on the deck and the other items can be obtained from the pose menu.

Zinnia's Fiesta Party Deck

The set will be offered at half price ($149L) at Zinnia’s main location until Sunday May 6th so go snatch this set up and celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a festive colorful surroundings. :D

Zinnia – Mexico A Go Go Hunt item

I’m a little late with the start of this hunt but I suppose later is better than never :D. So over last weekend I received a surprise blogger pack from Zinnia Karu owner of Zinnia’s which carries more of a southwestern type style of decor. The hunt item costs 1L but is well worth the cost :D
Mexico A Go Go 2012- Zinnias
Mexico A Go Go 2012- Zinnias
Mexico A Go Go 2012- Zinnias

Mexico A Go Go 2012- Zinnias

Mexico A Go Go 2012

Here is a little information about the hunt (I’m being lazy and am pulling the wording from the note card for the hunt :D)

“Mexico A Go Go Hunt
Hunt Dates:  April 7 – May 5, 2012

It’s time for a little friendly competition!

Hunters can vote for the designer who makes their favorite prize for the Mexico A Go Go Hunt.

Award recipient will receive an award placard to display in their store, as well as a complimentary Sponsor slot in the next [covert.hunts] hunt, Cleaving Cliches Hunt.

Hunters can only vote once per computer so there should be little issue with “vote stacking.”

Best of luck!  Let the competition begin!”

You can visit the hunt organizers website here and make sure to vote for Zinna to help her win :D