Pssst Pssst! Mer Mag will be crafting for GAP Kids!!!

MerMagforGAPKids1Friends I have been beyond excited to share some great news. Mer Mag has been asked to create crafts for GAP Kids as part of their Shine On Saturdays. I'm not only thrilled to be partnering with GAP but am over the moon about the concept behind their new Shine On campaign. The Shine On campaign highlights the talents and strengths of children in their own lives and within their community and has even chosen two adorable kids, via an open casting call, to help share the concept of Shining On. And over her at Mer Mag we are ALL about celebrating kids abilities and empowering them with creativity! So needless to say we are so super honored to be a part of GAP Kid's Shine On Campaign!!

To share the news with you, Little O and I made this little stop motion video together. Inspired by the efforts of GAP's Shine On kids, who painted a mural at an LA Middle School, we decided to create our own little piece of vibrant geometric art. Take a look at how it all came together in this video!

And if you want to create your own piece of geometric art, along with two other shining crafts we have in store for you, just mark your calendars for GAP Kids Shine On Saturday's!!! In fact, I'll be making and appearance at LA's Grove GAP Kids store (one of my favorite shopping centers in LA!). So if you are in the LA area, please do stop in and say hello! And bring your kid(s), ready to get their craft on!MerMagforGAPKids2GAP Kid's Shine On Saturday's will be taking place in their flagship stores on the following Saturdays: 
  • August 11th: Geometric Art
  • August 18th:  Journal Making
  • August 25th: Animal Character Badges
These events will be taking place at the following GAP Kids US stores (And if you don't live in the US, don't worry, I believe they are still doing this outside of the US with other international crafters. So cool right?!):
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Miami
  • Philadelphia
  • San Fransisco
  • Toronoto 
  • Washington D.C.

 And for those of you who don't live close to one of the GAP Kid's stores mentioned, don't worry! There is still a load of online crafting fun that you can take part in starting this Saturday! Take a look at the first project her on GAP's facebook page.

We can hardly wait to get our Shine On!! We do hope you'll join us!!

xo Mer

(Oh and Little O is wearing a GAP Kids orange fall sweater. And if he was wearing some of GAP's new action stretch denim pants, I'm confident he wouldn't be picking a wedgie ;)).


  1. That is so crazy awesome. You must be over the moon excited. Yay!!!

    - Sarah

  2. Merrilee, that is so exciting!! :) Congratulations!!

  3. That is so fabulous, congrats! So wish they were coming our way in Seattle!

  4. congratulations! so happy for you!!!! we will have to visit the dallas store.

  5. So exciting. Hooray for you guys!