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SABIVO Design News & Events

 September, 2014

We have moved our News section to our Blog, so please visit regularly to get the latest news from us.

 August, 2014

Some of the pains & gains of being 2 years in publishing Leicester Mercury Business Weekly. We thank Isobel Frodsham for taking an interest about us and writing the 'where are they now' feature. Lovely to read about other businesses too.

SABIVO Design Leicester Mercury Business Weekly

Pleased to see our #Christmas card adorning the pages of the latest issues of Progressive Greetings Magazine. We are on page 29, #Relations & Occasions editorial - many thanks!

Summer is not over yet, let alone thinking about #Christmas, but we are already finishing our NEW #Spring Season range - the joys of being a designer. What do you think of our Easter Bunny?! #design #trade #handmade #greeting cards.

SABIVO Design NEW Spring 2015 Season range

We are loving the amazing receipt of our #Christmas range. Trade & retail customers buy directly from us #handmade #hand-finished #greeting cards #robins.

SABIVO Design NEW Christmas Season range

Our #Christmas range is in the Spotlight section of @greetingstoday Magazine, p44. Massive Thanks to the Editor! It is one of the most successful range releases for us.

National Thinking of You Week 22-28 September 2014 - lovely idea by the Greeting Cards Association.

National Thinking of You Week 22-28 September 2014

 July, 2014

We are 2 today and we would like to thank you all for supporting us by sharing our love for great design and personal communication!

SABIVO Design 2nd Birthday

'My Mum Loved the card - thank you!' Heena Mistry. We can #personalise your card to add that little special touch pic.twitter.com/MSur1P2Bta

So, we've joined the #bike craze with lovable #Yorkshire designs @letour #tdf @letouryorkshire buy them at #Fenwick pic.twitter.com/gYg1wtpchR.

 June, 2014

'Thank you for your beautiful card. My friend loved it!' Heena Mistry and her friend loved it so much, she ordered a bespoke card from us for another dear friend. If your best friend is having a birthday soon, treat them with a truly special card...just a thought from us.

SABIVO Design Bespoke Cards

We have donated some cards and codes for free personalisation for the #midsummerseveevent Squires Charity for Bamboozlenews. If you are Midlands based and would like to support the charities, please join their event, all proceeds go for a good cause.

SABIVO Design support charities

Our NEW Christmas range is off to a flying start with lovely orders coming through. Here's another sneak preview of the design style in the range.

SABIVO Design NEW Christmas range

 May, 2014

We are expanding our Presents range with NEW Female relations captions and here is another sneak peak. Releasing in sync with PGLive & PulseLondon.

SABIVO Design Starting Presents range with NEW Female relations captions

Our Little Marcus makes an appearance in the press again in the latest Greetings Today Magazine (page 31).

We are very excited to have our pop-up shop No2 at the beautiful Silver Arcade shopping centre in Leicester. If you are in town on Sat 17th May, 10-18h, come and say 'Hi'! Our gorgeous handmade cards will be on very special prices (you know, we rarely do discounts) and we promise, it'll be worth it.

SABIVO Design pop-up shop No2 at the Silver Arcade shopping centre Leicester

We customer comments: 'I have received your beautiful card thank you, It exceeded my expectations and I am delighted with it.' If you are after truly special gift for someone, why not order a bespoke card from SABIVO Design (just click here)?!

SABIVO Design Bespoke Cards

Delighted to have been asked to join the Mentors at Start Up Republic, London, offering support to students entering the entrepreneurial route. A couple of years off the academia route only prompt me to say: 'Come on students, surprise me!'.

 April, 2014

We are delighted to be partnering with Helen Alborn Cakes and soon our designs will be adorning Helen's beautiful wedding cakes.

Priviledged to be part of... Boswell & Co., established in Oxford 1738.

Delighted that our latest stockist is Harlequin Cards & Gifts, Ingatestone, Essex.

NEW, NEW, NEW!!! Sneak preview of NEW Birthday greeting cards straight off the drawing board. All in pretty pastels & on trend. Available NOW from our website here.

 March, 2014

You can purchase SABIVO Design cards at our latest stockist Café in the Barn, Stoughton Grange, Oadby.

'DIY Handmade Greeting Card With SABIVO Design' is a great way to save money on quality handmade greeting cards from us. Choose any design from the ranges on our website, pay through the checkout and simply let us know the codes of the desired styles (in the comments section) and we will post them to you accordingly.

We are delighted that we've got new stockist - Cadeau in picturesque Selkirk.

Behind the scenes of SABIVO Design's first exhibition at the largest event in the UK buying calendar Spring & Autumn Fair International #SpringFair.

Pleased that you can now purchase our beautiful handmade cards from our new stockist - Hopes of Longtown.

Today (31/03/2014) we've been talking to Mr & Mrs Buyers from Burberry Ltd HQ, Horseferry Road & Boots UK & some lovely SMEs - insightful & inspirational!

 February, 2014

SABIVO Design also feature in Greetings Today magazine newsletter 'Starting 'em young'.

SABIVO Design Starting 'em young in Greetings Today February 2014

SABIVO Design feature in the February'2014 issue of Gifts&Greetings Review in the 'Discover Sabivo Design at Spring Fair' and the 'Spring Fair is Britain’s barometer of Retail Recovery'articles.

Discover Sabivo Design at Spring Fair @ Gifts&Greetings Review February 2014 SABIVO Design in 'Spring Fair is Britain’s barometer of Retail Recovery' @ Gifts&Greetings Review February 2014
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SABIVO Design also feature in Card & Gift Blog in the February'2014 'SABIVO Design launch new greeting cards at Spring Fair' article.

SABIVO Design launch new greeting cards at Spring Fair

 January, 2014

SABIVO Design feature in January'2014 issue of Greetings Today magazine in the 'Wedded bliss' and the 'Queen of all she surveys'articles.

SABIVO Design in 'Queen of all she surveys' and 'Wedded bliss' @ Greetings Today January 2014
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Off to The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in Leicester as a guest speaker today, 29/01/2014. I will talk about life as a start up and a woman career chameleon. Let see what students think of a professional path through science, retail management & buying to greeting card publisher.

SABIVO Design guest speaking at The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy
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We are proud to be exhibiting at Spring Fair International @ NEC Birmingham from 2nd to 6th February 2014. Come check our new ranges and updated portfolio at stand 4J39. For more information about the show please visit www.springfair.com.

SABIVO Design invites you to Spring Fair International @ NEC Birmingham 2014
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 December, 2013

Delighted that online boutique Iridescence have chosen our greeting cards to accompany their VIP service. Check out their brand new website for statement jewellery & gorgeous vintage accessories! www.iridescence.co.uk.

Our Brand New Kids Range is ready! Quick preview: Momo & Momo - fun, colourful Birthday Card for little cheeky kids.

SABIVO Design Momo & Momo Happy Birthday Handmade Greeting Card
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Come & see the whole range at Top Drawer London, Jan'14, stand C22!

Sneak preview of our NEW bold and colourful range Bossa Nova. Exclusive launch Top Drawer London, come & see us on stand C22!

SABIVO Design Happy 40th Birthday Handmade Greeting Card
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Double design delight - Fenwick snap up both versions of SABIVO's exclusive Christmas card! www.greetingstoday.co.uk.

SABIVO Design Greetings Today Dec 2013
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 November, 2013

We are proud to be exhibiting at Top Drawer London from 12-14 January 2014. Come check us out at stand C22. For more information about the show and how to register for free please visit www.topdrawer.co.uk.

SABIVO Design invites you to Top Drawer London 2014
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We are delighted that our latest stockist is premium Department Store Fenwick, Leicester! Our beautiful handmade greeting cards and specially commissioned Christmas card designs will be available in store from Friday! www.fenwick.co.uk.

SABIVO Design at Fenwick Leicester
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 October, 2013

We had a great day exibiting our beautiful wedding invitations and stationery at Stapleford Park Wedding Fair on Sunday, 20th October 2013. We noted the event on our Facebook page with a few hand-picked photos of the day! Check them out Facebook@sabivodesign.

Stapleford Park Wedding Fair SABIVO Design Gallery
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Custom designs for fav Dept store completed and loving this NEW 'Leaving' Design! We are happy to do bespoke or personalised orders, so please get in touch! Personalise And Make It Extra Special!

SABIVO Design Personalise And Make It Extra Special
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Sitting next to Hallmark and Carte Blanche as 'a few of the great publishers' has just made our day! Thank you Greetings Today!

SABIVO Design Greetings Today Hand on Heart
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 September, 2013

We did it! We took part in the Small Business Challenge on 28/09/13, at Highcross Shopping Mall Leicester, selling to the public.

SABIVO Design in Highcross Shopping Mall Leicester
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SABIVO Design feature in article by the local media Pukaar News. BBC & ITV News also paid a visit to the PopUp shop.

SABIVO Design PopUp shop

Read all about the SABIVO Design in Small Business Challenge PopUp shop at the unit near Karen Millen & Mango, on 28/09/13, 9-7h, Highcross Leicester, and businesses taking part in Leicester Mercury newspaper.

SABIVO Design in Small Business Challenge PopUp shop
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We are happy to announce our latest stockist - Caxton London! www.caxtonlondon.com

Caxton London

We have a NEW Anniversary Range spanning Wedding Milestone Anniversaries and relations. For more details check our Facebook page here.

50 Golden Anniversary Greeting Card
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 August, 2013

We are very pleased to be invited by Luxury Academy, London to exhibit at Luxury Wedding Fair at Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray. Come and see us on Sunday, 20th October 2013, 11-15h, and book us to be the messengers of your wonderful news.

Luxury Wedding Fair at Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray
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Sabivo Design Introduce New Birthday Cards and this is featured on the Card & Gift blog.

SABIVO Design Summer Dream Perfume
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 July, 2013

We Are 1 Today, 11 July! It's been such an incredible year, so we would like to thank you all for the support and for sharing our passion with the world. Thanks to our trade customers for believing in us and stocking our hand painted greeting cards in premium department stores and independent shops across the UK & abroad. Cheers from SABIVO Design Team!

SABIVO 1 Year Anniversary
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We received a wonderful Birthday gift from a blogger/an institution on Twitter at an award winning creative business. Thank you, Vicky! www.nedaycrafts.com

Greetings Today invited us to participate in Regional Focus editorial, so really pleased to see we have made it to the final cut. And what a great way to end the article - some words of wisdom from Sabina. Thank you @greetingstoday!

Greetings Today July'13 Issue
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We are very pleased that our latest stockist is Mantons - award winning greeting card and gift shop in Port Erin, Isle Of Man! www.mantonscards.co.uk

Manton's Cards & Toy Store
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We have collaborated with lovely Samantha Houghton from Iridescence and our cards will complement her gorgeous vintage jewellery offer to make the perfect gift purchase on the spot.

We are proud to announce SABIVO Design is in the Guardian Newspaper Small Business Showcase competition - Home Business Innovation Category! Check the entry here.

Sabina SABIVO Design
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 June, 2013

Our latest range 'Presents' is in the Spotlight section of the Greetings Today Magazine, June Issue! Very excited and Thank You!

Greetings Today June 2013
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Take a look at SABIVO Design's bespoke wedding stationery photoshoot for inspiration, here sampled in Mayfair Designs.

Credits Photos: Mary Cufflin www.facebook.com/marycufflinphotography & Carole White www.carolewhitephotography.co.uk; Flowers: Carolann Keith www.ckflowers.com

SABIVO Design recently collaborated with talented ladies from Mary Cufflin Photography, Carole White Photography and Carolann Keith from CK Flowers. Take a look at ourbespoke wedding stationery photoshoot for inspiration (click here).

 May, 2013

We are very pleased that our greetings cards are stocked in a new concept charity shop run by Waterfall Charity, Leicester City Centre. The charity helps to relieve the water crisis in Africa. Their shop sells brand new goods and 100% of the proceeds are going to the project.

SABIVO Design stocked in Waterfall Charity

 April, 2013

SABIVO Design features in Leicester Mercury newspaper, Leicester For Business article and photo ("New group is creating buzz", 23/04/2013)!

SABIVO Design in Leicester For Business Mercury Newspaper
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Our SABIVO Design Bespoke Wedding Stationery Launch gets noticed by Publishing News for Writers ("SABIVO Design Launch Bespoke Wedding Stationery To Cherish And Talk About", 23/04/2013)!

Todays News Wedding Stationery launch-SABIVO Design
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This month's good news is SABIVO Design feature in East Midlands European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 - 2013: Investing in your future: Case study booklet (page 14)!

Case Study EU Programme 2013
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We are pleased to be featured again in April'2013 issue of worldwide greetings cards industry Progressive Greetings magazine!

SABIVO Design at Progressive Greetings April 2013
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Product Photoshoot Ad

Product Photoshoot Ad
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Our stockist list grew with the addition of Mad Hares

Mad Hares
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 March, 2013

We are happy to announce that SABIVO Design feature in this month's issue of Greetings Today magazine. Twice!

Greetings Today March'13 Issue
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Greetings Today March'13 Issue 2nd Article
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We have extended our retail portfolio and now SABIVO Design cards could be found at luxury department stores HOOPERS, Wilmslow and HOOPERS, Tunbridge Wells.

HOOPERS (Wilmslow branch)
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HOOPERS (Tunbridge Wells branch)
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Another exciting news is that now Sabina (SABIVO Design) is a Mentor with Bright Ideas Trust. Their Mentors are experienced and successful business owners who have a desire to pass on their experience to Bright Ideas Trust beneficiaries on a voluntary basis. Each mentor takes a leading role in supporting, guiding and advising the businesses which Bright Ideas Trust support.

 February, 2013

We are very pleased to be stocked at luxury department store HOOPERS, Harrogate.

HOOPERS (Harrogate branch)
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We are also pleased to be stocked at The Gift Gallery, York.

The Gift Gallery-York
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And also at Masons Of Melrose.

Masons Of Melrose
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The Gard and Gift Blog published an article about us.

The Gard and Gift Blog
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 January, 2013

We are extremely proud to announce that we were shortlisted (Top 10) in The Guardian Newspaper Small Business Network - Best Practice Exchange 2012!

TheGuardian-Shortlisted

Another reason to be proud of is our BRONZE Website Award presented by mumpreneurUK!

Mumpreneur Bronze Website Award

Also, SABIVO Design featured in some editorials this month!

Progressive Greetings Magazine January 2013
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Greetings Today Paper Magazine
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Giftware JanFeb Issue 2013
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Card & Gift Blog
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 December, 2012

We love nice surprises and in this instance we are very pleased to be in Today's Top Stories/Business on The Best of British Handmade website!

The Best of British Handmade website
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Our greeting cards have officially been recognized as British product and we shall be exhibiting @TopDrawerLondon with much pride as 'Product GB'!

Product GB-Leicester Heritage
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We are proud to have achieved a status of Enterprise Mentor through SFEDI Group (www.getmentoring.org). Here is a screenshot of our certificate.

Get Mentoring Certificate
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And our latest supplier - Eco House Cafe, Leicester.

Eco House Shop

 November, 2012

We are proud to be in The Guardian's Starting Up - Sabivo Design's entry has been published here.

The Guardian's Starting Up - Sabivo Design's entry
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We are excited to expand our stockists portfolio with Hatty Boots and Jocalia.

Hatty Boots   Jocalia
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We are delighted to be in November's online blog of Giftware Review, published 6 times a year, Giftware Review is the number one product finder.

Giftware Review November'2012 - SABIVO Design
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 October, 2012

We are delighted to be in October's issue of Greetings Today, a trade only magazine for the UK greeting card industry! Our cards are sitting pretty next to cards from some very well established businesses in an editorial about hand finished cards!

Greetings Today October'2012 Issue
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We are very excited that Kingston's premium department store Bentalls is our newest stockist!

Bentalls Department Store
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We are pleased that are cards have now gone to Scotland and you can buy them from a lovely online shop 'Gifts by Donna', www.giftsbydonna.com

Gifts By Donna
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We are showcasing some of our original artworks in a cool laid back cocktail bar, O Bar, Leicester! Pop in for a drink, leave with a painting, prices start at £40.00.

Showcase FB
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Round up of some of our stockists:

We are very pleased to be stocked in a gorgeous florist shop, Knighton Flowers Leicester. Teaming beautiful bouquet with our exquisite cards has never been easy.

We stocked in a lovely gift boutique Temptations, Enderby. Make sure you don't leave your present without complementing it with our individually hand painted greeting cards!

We have just been listed on yell.com and Made In Leicestershire, so it's even easier for you to find us.

 September, 2012

We are very excited to be the focus of Starting Up in Business Monthly, Leicester Mercury!

Business Monthly Starting UP Leicester Mercury
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 August, 2012

Our second prize draw is coming next month. Just log in to our Facebook page and take part. In order to be included in the prize draw, all you have to do is tell a friend! We have now reached 300 likes on our Facebook page and we are pleased that we have fans right across the globe, from USA to Australia. Keep sharing SABIVO Design!

 July, 2012

Round up of some of our stockists:

We are very excited to stock our 'Love Britain' range at Leicester Tourist Centre and at the contemporary Wistow Gallery. Just pop in and stock up on some truly original Leicester, -shire inspired greeting cards.

Next time you are buying your birthday gifts at Wistow Rural Centre, just head to Jocalia Fashion Boutique and get one of our gorgeous birthday cards.

Alternatively, if you are in Hinckley, make sure you head to Alladin's. It's a quirky little shop with lots of treasures to find, including our lovely cards.

 June, 2012

For all colouring enthusiasts: make a card for your daddy with our FREE colouring design, suitable for boys and girls. Simply log on to our Facebook page and download the file.

Best Dad Colouring Design FREE Download
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 May, 2012

The winner of our prize draw received 6 pack cards, all of a personal choice. Our Beautiful cards flew to Bulgaria.

SABIVO Design Prize Draw Winner's cards 2012
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 April, 2012

Help Us Spread Our Wings

We're on a bit of a quest to get more likes on this page, well doubling each week for a month! Pretty hefty target you might think, but we believe we offer you something exclusive and you and your friends and colleagues would love our product!

If you would all be kind enough to 'Share' this post with your friends, colleagues, family etc and help us hit that target we are offering a prize of a pack of 6 cards of your choice (yes, you chose them!) as a special Thank you gift.

All existing and future fans would be entered in the prize draw and name picked at random on 14/04/12.

Good luck and Thank You!

 March, 2012

SABIVO Design is proud to announce new exciting collaboration with leading bulgarian fashion house. The designs are going to adorn fashion Tees and we are soon going to reveal the new collection for SS12. Watch this space!

 February, 2012

We have created a Facebook Fan Page, where you can get a sneaky preview of all greeting card designs before they even get on the website or shop shelves. Besides exciting news happening to us, hosting events or organizing competitions, we will be will be also sharing great posts about art, design and fashion. So, 'like' us on Facebook and stay in tune with the world of SABIVO Design.

 January, 2012

As we announced back in September, 2011, SABIVO is participating in 'The Sketchbook Project 2012' by joining a hub of artists from across the globe. Sabina's sketchbook project "The First Ever..." has now entered the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, USA, where it will be available for the public to view (#S59416, shelf number 150L.1-1.).

• And because 'It's like a road trip, but with sketchbooks', sketchbooks start touring the globe on 14 April 2012, kicking off at the Brooklyn Art Library, New York. The project is featuring thousands of sketchbooks contributed by artists from 102 countries! Over the course of 2012, the Sketchbook Project Tour will visit 14 cities in four countries — and we'd love for you to join us.

• It'll be in London, England in October this year, Canada Water Library, co-presented with The Albany and Southwark Council, 21 Surrey Quays Rd, London, SE16

Here is a peek preview of SABIVO's entry into The Sketchbook Project 2012:

SABIVO Design and The Sketchbook Project 2012
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 December, 2011

We are happy to announce that SABIVO's work does now feature within Art Source for this month's edition of Progressive Greetings magazine! As we already mentioned in October, this is a feature for artists and designers who are looking to get their work published by greeting card publishers.

SABIVO Design feature within Progressive Greetings Magazine
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 October, 2011

We are happy to announce that SABIVO's work will feature within Art Source for Progressive Greetings magazine! This is a feature for artists and designers who are looking to get their work published by greeting card publishers. SABIVO's work will be part of 'Innovation', which is a feature within Progressive Greetings which allows published artists to show their cards to the retail market.

Progressive Greetings is the official magazine of the Greeting Card Association, the trade association for greeting card publishers. For further information about the GCA click here.

 September, 2011

SABIVO is participating in 'The Sketchbook Project 2012' by joining a hub of artists from across the globe. Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums across the world and all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, USA, where they will be available for the public to view. SABIVO is participating with "The First Ever..." sketchbook soon to be seen on "The Sketchbook Project 2012" website.