Great news for colorers and I’m gonna share it all!
While combing the internet for the latest and greatest adult coloring news for you, I came across some fantastic give-aways and contests.
I found 3 before I realized I should be collecting these because I know you love fun and games and a chance to win is cool, eh?
But in case I miss something, leave a comment so I can add, ok?
So here is the unsorted list.
Some are open until the end of the month, but some run out quicker, so go through them and have a look-see. Wishing you the best!
Crayola/DealsAmongUs is giving 1 person an trio of coloring must haves!
(1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win (1) Crayola Classic Color Pack of 96 Crayons and (1) 50ct Washable Super Tips Set and (1) Crayola 50ct Long Colored Pencils.
This is a $25.00 value!! DealsAmongUs will be randomly choosing 1 person on October 14th (10/14/2016) to receive this must have trio pack!
Open to residents in the US and Canada.
To enter click here!
Winner’s will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by Crayola/DealsAmongUs.
Holy smokes! Daily a new winner – how awesome is this? I LOVE gel pens!
ColorIt is adding gel pens to their product line! To celebrate they are giving away one set of 48 gel pens that comes with a case and ink refills each day in September.
They are also running a special to purchase the ColorIt Animal Variety Pack for $34.99 — that’s $9 off of the normal price of $43.97! Don’t forget, by placing an order on ColorIt.com you earn an additional 75 entries. For alternate ways to earn entries and the entry page, go here.
Would you like the chance to win a copy of the Garden Of Eden? Create With Joy is excited to offer one of our US readers a chance to win this wonderful coloring book!
To enter this giveaway, please follow Create With Joy, leave a comment on this post, and submit your entries through the Rafflecopter form. This giveaway is open to Create With Joy readers, 18 years and older, who reside in the United States, and is open now through Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST.
Coloring Queen has done it again – a fantastic review as well as a give-away.
She has one copy of this book to giveaway. All you need to do to enter is:
There is one entry per person. The giveaway is open to all worldwide. The giveaway will end at 5.00 pm 4 October 2016 (Sydney, Australia timezone) and a random winner will be selected.
For more details, click here.
Who wouldn’t want to win this?
Super easy to sign up and four chances to improve your fortune!
Entry details can be found here.
12 year old wunderkind and America’s Got Talent Season 11 winner, Grace VanderWaal rose to the top to inspire many to have hope: #miraclescanhappen – and they did.
Inspired by her genuine talent, good humor and heart-warming humility, Inkovator dedicated their next publishing project to the #everyoneneedsgrace coloring book.
And now each month they give-away 5 copies to random winners.
Terms and Conditions will apply to all give-aways and each vendor is responsible for their activities.
Does this sound like you?
You know how crazy life can get and yet you strive to look for the silver lining. You are determined to make the most out of every opportunity given to you. You are determined to make your time on earth count through small and not so small contributions.
If so, won’t you consider coming together with like-minded, positive thinkers to bring some life in to our Pinterest board?
Under the motto “It’s about life, it’s about color, it’s about time!”, Inkovator is building a presence on Pinterest! And here’s what we want to do: We want to curate some of the most inspiring and beautiful photos our community comes up with.
That’s why we created this board:
Celebrate your love of life by sharing images of what inspires you, be it your pet, your favorite painting or your beautiful family. Post a link to your Pinterest profile to our Facebook wall (http://www.Facebook.com/inkovator) to request to become a contributor to this board. (Please only post photos you own to this Pinterest board.)
So if you are all about inspiring and sharing beauty, and if you have a keen eye to grab the occasional snapshot, and if you’re open to sharing with like-minded awesome people, why not join us!
It’s really easy. Simply drop a message on Inkovator’s Facebook wall – make sure you share your Pinterest profile so we can add you as a contributor. And when we see that, we’ll add you as a contributor! *
How cool is that?
But wait, that’s not all!
Once a month we’ll let the community vote on their favorite pin and we’ll come up with something special to acknowledge the pinner!
So what are you waiting for?
*Terms and Conditions:
By requesting access to join our collective pinwall, you agree to the following:
Schmitz’ work in non-invasive stress-relief activities show how veterans are turning to coloring books to relieve PTSD, relax and regain a sense of control over pressing issues in everyday life.
“It’s alarming, really. Our veterans are dumped into daily life after active duty and society really isn’t equipped to help them re-integrate into the daily grind. After mastering life on duty under strenuous circumstances – they are more stable and capable than most of us. And yet, they are left alone to pick up the pieces in making sense of various challenges experienced while serving the country. All the workforce cares about is “functioning” employees,” says Schmitz. “Coupled with the normal stresses of family, career and financial concerns, veterans today are facing major stress factors coming at them 24/7. That requires a cool head and the ability to discern between important and urgent. With the military infrastructure and support systems gone, this can turn into a silent struggle and make PTSD even worse. That’s why the average veteran must think differently when it comes to developing coping strategies to relieve the burden of PTSD.”
“Although there’s a difference between coloring and being guided by a therapist,” Erin Maynard, media liaison of PTSD Survivors of America said, “the activity helps regulate stress.”
Coloring is especially useful to those who have PTSD, Maynard notes, since their amygdala — the brain’s integrated center of emotions, emotional behavior, and motivation — is hyperactive.
“The problem with that is that it’s the part of the brain that controls the fear response. PTSD is a disorder of memory storage and recall, and you fixate on these terrifying memories and they become ever present for you,” according to Maynard.
The Malagasy proverb “Idleness moves so slowly that it will be overtaken by misery” paints a strong picture especially when dealing with PTSD. But over-stimulation is not the answer. The relief found by shifting your focus to coloring brings the perfect balance, explains Schmitz. She agrees with Maynard, “Coloring actually reduces the activity of the amygdala, so that’s part of the reason that it helps calm you down.”
An event Schmitz created on Facebook, the Grown Up Coloring Book D-Day Bonanza, is designed to aid PTSD sufferers in navigating alternative, safe and proven ways to reduce stress and avoid aggressive behavior in times of anxiety and insecurity.
Schmitz will be joined by 13 top selling artists who have donated prizes, organized giveaways and offered special, event-only, deals to all who join:
Judging by the sentiments of past participants, Inkovator is poised to help many who are suffering from PTSD, veterans and beyond.
“I loved meeting artists I hadn’t known about and seeing some awesome new books. The contests were fun!,” said Raquel, a participant of Inkovator’s spring Grown-Up Coloring Book Bonanza held in February, 2016.
Another participant commented, “This event was amazing! I got nothing done today but was nice to sit and meet all of you artists and see your beautiful work!! I think there should be more meets like this, not to win anything but to meet the talented artists!! Thank you all for taking time out of your day for us and Andrea thank you for this event today!!! You all rock!!”
“Loved everyone the generosity the excitement xoxoxo thanks for an uplifting day while I’ve been home sick!!!” Cee described her experience of the spring event.
“You would never imagine that something as simple as a crayon could have such a big impact, but when you’re talking about people who are feeling stressed and isolated and scared — it’s just a crayon but it’s kind of like a magic crayon,” admits Maynard after the first nation-wide coloring event hosted by the PTSD Survivors of America.
Schmitz feels she is helping PTSD sufferers find non-destructive ways to deal with aggression, depression and frustration while extending an offer to the broader community and bringing them all together in one fun and free event on Facebook.
The Grown Up Coloring Book D-Day Bonanza event will be held Monday, June 6th from 10 am – 11 pm EDT. To learn more, meet new artists, enter giveaways and have a chance to win prizes dedicated to making adult coloring the stress-reducer of choice, visithttp://inkov.at/d-day-bonanza.
Woohoo! Congratulations to the Grown Up Coloring Book Easter Bonanza troops for helping Inkovator host another fantastic online event for adult colorers.
On March 4th, 2016, Inkovator had the following fantastic artists pull off a fun event on FB which pulled in rave reviews from all our guests – all 1249 of them!
Here’s who participated:
Don’t miss out on our next event! Sign up for email notifications: Click here (the image or the words “Click here”):
Stress management alternative coloring book authority, Andrea Wood Schmitz, CEO of Inkovator, reveals that women who redirect their anxiety and pressures towards coloring books for grown-ups worry less.
Schmitz’ recent surveys have uncovered how adults around the world are turning to coloring books to relieve stress, relax and regain a sense of control over pressing issues in everyday life.
“Let’s face it. Daily we are bombarded with a flood of bad news, worst case scenarios and downright evil acts in our own communities and beyond,” says Schmitz. “Coupled with the normal stresses of family, career and financial concerns, women today are facing major stress factors coming at them 24-7. That requires a cool head and the ability to discern between important and urgent. That’s why the average woman must think differently when it comes to developing coping strategies to keep the crazies away and maintain a healthy lifestyle balance.”
Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author and radio talk-show host of Happier, spoke about the benefits of coloring in her recent show. “[Adult coloring books are] the kind of thing where, if you’ve been feeling overwhelmed or anxious, doing something like coloring takes a little bit of brain and it’s repetitive, soothing and doing something with your hands,” Rubin explained. She went on to emphasize how this tactile activity effectively “keeps your hands busy.”
The saying “idle hands are the devil’s workshop” comes to mind and indeed it is not hard to connect the dots when bringing stress relief and coloring together. The attentive focus on specifics such as color and “keeping between the lines” are more than just child’s play, explains Schmitz. “It’s an opportunity to allow the subconscious to work around the pressing issues women must deal with while keeping their hands busy and out of trouble. At the same time, the body allows tension to fall off. After only ten minutes of coloring, women report feeling refreshed and capable of returning to business as usual.”
An event Schmitz created on Facebook, the Grown-Up Coloring Book Easter Bonanza, is designed to aid women in navigating alternative, safe and proven ways to reduce stress and avoid aggressive behavior in times of anxiety and insecurity. The online community of coloring enthusiasts continues to grow after a strong surge in interest in 2015 with new records expected in 2016.
Schmitz will be joined by the following 10 top selling artists who have donated prizes, organized giveaways and offered special, event-only, deals to all who join: Mary J. Winters-Meyer of ColorOn Magazine, Erica Henry of Coffee and Coloring, J.A. Early Riser & T.J. Crayons of Absur’d, Sue Chastian of SuziQ Creations, Cristin April Frey of Sassy Sayings, Snarky Sarcasms, Saucy Swears, Heidi Berthiaume of Vintage Coloring, Andrea Wood Schmitz of Inkovator, Keren Hawley Threlfall of Awesomesauce Publishing,Jane Monk of Tangled Art Series Coloring In Books, Laura Medeiros of Laura Medeiros Art.
Inkovator is poised to help more women, judging by the sentiments of other past participants.
“You are giving and gracious to do this for the folks who love your art work! Y’all deserve huge hugs for your kind hearts and for providing such a wonderful day,” said Cynthia, a participant of Inkovator’s inaugural Grown-Up Coloring Book Bonanza held in 2015.
Another participant commented, “I have to tell you that for the past eight years since my accident disabled me, I spend most of my days home and don’t do much. Then yesterday morning to evening it was just crazy [during the Bonanza]. I’ve never been home by myself and had so much fun EVER. I personally can never thank you all enough for such a fun filled day yesterday!”
“It was fun and it was moving so fast. The artists had to have worked hard to prepare for this event. It blew me away. It’s a good way for the artist to meet the colorist and visa versa,” Melesa described her experience of the premier event.
By bringing the coloring community closer together, offering artists the chance to connect with fans and giving back to the community of women worldwide, Schmitz feels she is providing concrete strategies to solve problems and de-stress without falling into destructive patterns of aggression.
The Grown Up Coloring Book Easter Bonanza event will be held Friday, March 4th from 10 am – 10 pm EST. To learn more, meet new artists, enter giveaways and have a chance to win prizes dedicated to making adult coloring the stress-reducer of choice, visithttp://inkov.at/easterbonanza.
Company Name: Inkovator
Contact Person: Andrea Wood Schmitz
On Dec. 7, 2015, Inkovator had the privilege to host the first ever Grown Up Coloring Book Christmas Bonanza with a total of 12 amazing coloring book artists.
It was a 12 hour FB event and free for all our guests. Loads of fun games, give-aways and surprises and over all a blast for both colorists and artists alike!
And a fantastic turn out of 1140 guests through-out the day, truly an event which brought colorists from around the globe together and bridged the gap between artist and colorer.
Thank you to the following artists for making this such a grand kick off to Coloring Book Bonanzas with Inkovator:
We had so much fun that we decided to repeat these events more often in the new year!
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