Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge Week 1: Makeover Madness!

It's crazy how huge this TPT Seller Challenge has become in such a short time, but I'm so happy that the girls from Third in HollywoodSparkling in Second GradeTeach Create Motivate, and Peppy Zesty Teacherista started this fun project because it TOTALLY kicked my butt in gear to revamp a couple of projects that sorely needed it!

I chose two products that needed a facelift. The first one, my Plants and Living Things Observation Journal, is one of my top 5 bestsellers and one of the earliest products I put in my TPT store. The front cover wasn't awful, but it wasn't anything to write home about, either! It lacked any sort of focus on the title and was a little bit plain. It also had very outdated clip art and my instructions on each of the pages were somewhat unclear! What in the world! It needed sprucing up, that's for sure. 

Check out the before and after here:

I completely revamped the front cover with some Educlips and Graphics from the Pond clip art along with some gorgeous KG Fonts. How I ever made any products without the fabulousness from these ladies, I'll never know! I wanted to make the title have a more defined space as well as give potential buyers a better idea of what they were getting inside, so I added a color bar (slightly transparent) and bulleted highlights found in the product. It's amazing what a little graphics update will do for the front cover of a product!

I also went through the entire set and updated fonts and graphics on each of the plant journal pages to make them look a little bit more cleaned up. I kept all of the same activities that people have loved using in the journal - I just made them more attractive to the eye!

The second product to receive an update for Makeover Madness is literally the VERY first product I ever made for TPT back in 2012: ABC Order Picture Sort Literacy Game Pack. For this product, I only revamped the front cover... and as you can see in the picture below, YIKES! It was way overdue. When I first made this cover, I think I had a total of 3 clip art sets and one set of extra downloaded fonts.... you can see how well that turned out for me! Ha! How did anyone even want to buy this?!

To make it more appealing, I completely redid the cover with eye-popping colors and graphics. Much nicer to look at, don't you think?

To celebrate Week 1 of the TPT Seller Challenge, BOTH of these products are 20% off in my TPT Store through the end of the week! Don't miss it!

Have you joined in the Makeover Madness fun? You can click on any of the bloggers' names at the top of this post to link up!


  1. I am a huge fan of Educlips! Your new cover looks great! Now I can "visualize" my students using the resource!

  2. I love the colors and clipart that you used!:)

    Mrs. Solis Teaching Treasures

  3. So cute! I am teaching Kindergarten this year! Happy to follow your blog!

  4. Your makeovers look gorgeous! I was so happy to find Educlips this past school year! Thanks for sharing!

    Tanya =)
    A+ Firsties