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We're so excited to launch our Made To Shine tour & print our first book. It's no ordinary journey. Let's make it happen together!
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Friends,
Elissa and Becca here. Lately, we’ve been doing a lot of praying, dreaming and now setting out for the most exhilarating journey of The Sonflowerz yet. Since the beginning in 1999, we have been driven by purpose that goes beyond music. Meeting you at our concerts has inspired a much larger vision than the usual road for an independent artist. And as indie artists, we don’t have an entourage of label staff behind us. It’s just our family and YOU! So, we’re inviting you to partner with us on this endeavor. Here’s the story:

THE STORY

For a number of years we’ve been involved in girl’s ministry and events. Starting with our front porch bible studies with the neighbors to national You & Your Girl conferences with LifeWay. We learned so much. And more importantly, we were captivated by a call to reach this audience of girls. We've been asking ourselves how we can do more for them? 

Writing songs for them is just the beginning.

Each time after a concert, we talk with girls and hear their stories and struggles. Afterwards, we would go home and blog about our responses to some of the questions.

THE BOOK
These blogs developed into a deeper passion to write. For the last 3 years, both of us have been pressing forward in co-authoring a 30-day teen-girls Devotional titled "Made To Shine". This summer is the grand moment we will buckle down to publish it. AND while working on this book, we developed an even greater passion to GO!

Go take the message of this book to the girls coast to coast - where they are; face to face. After much prayer, MADE TO SHINE nights were born.

Why? Girls fight against all kinds of obstacles in our culture. Peer pressure alone brings an onslaught of identity crisis, self-hatred, depression and loneliness. Add in the fatherless factor, which nearly one-third of kids in the US live with, and you have a desperate generation of girls in need of love. We know because this is what we see every time we travel.

MADE TO SHINE is the title of a song we wrote for a girl in her heart-wrenching struggle with bullying. The song became the springboard for launching the Made To Shine tour – just for girls. We want to make it as easy as possible for churches to host it – and that’s where your help makes such a difference.

Each night on the tour will be for girls 5th to 10th grade. The aim is to inspire them to SHINE boldly for God. We will spend time speaking from the book, and preforming songs from our new recording. We’ll break through peer pressure, common lies they believe, answer their questions and reveal to them their TRUE identity as daughters of God.

LOVE WALKED IN EP  In addition to a vision-packed tour and book, we’re releasing an EP titled "Love Walked In"! We’re excited to take these songs on the road for our MADE TO SHINE nights.

We believe God can do amazing things when we partner together. Maybe you know one girl, or 3 or 10 who need direction and truth. Would you join us in marching in with this truth through “Love Walked In”, the Devotional book and Made To Shine Tour?

ALL OR NOTHING  The way Kickstarter works is if we don’t reach the goal, none of the pledges will be charged and none of the project will be funded. The best way you can support this project is to pledge as high as you can, and spread the word to your friends – especially those who have a passion for girl’s ministry!

THANK YOU!  We've spent the last 6 months recording and 3 years writing to make pledging worth your while! This is the only place you can get LOVE WALKED IN EP and the Devotional Book before they release.

There is a limited-edition LOVE WALKED IN T-Shirt and Lyric Art. For the writers and singers, there is even a unique opportunity for a vocal lesson or writing session with us.

WHAT DOES THE MONEY DO?
Our goal amount was determined by the needs within printing the Devotional Book, the Love Walked In EP, and hosting the first 4-6 nights of the MADE TO SHINE tour for girls. (Our ambition is to take the funding and make MADE TO SHINE nights extremely easy for churches to host by reducing or eliminating the cost.) If we exceed our goal, more cities will be added to the list! The start of this project will begin September 2013 and end December 2014.

We are so grateful for each of you. Thank you for supporting The Sonflowerz in what we were made to do!

// The CD Collection

// NEW T-Shirt

SO TELL ME MORE

For those of you who are interested, we are self-publishing the Devotional and plan to release it by October 2013. An awesome editor has come alongside us and we're working with a team to design each page to be eye catching!  Graphic design for the cover will be completed over the summer.

Love Walked In EP has been in process for many months already!  We are planning to have it release September 10th. Right now we are gearing up for the release, lining up distribution, graphic design and marketing!  All year the tracking has been taking place at a top notch studio in Colorado Springs with producer Michael Rossback. The track list is: 
1. Little Lies
2. Love Walked In
3. Offering My Life
4. Speechless
5. We Depend On You
6. My Adoration

MADE TO SHINE tour is being booked right now!  This September we are beginning the tour in Colorado (our home state), with multiple nights around the state. In October-November we are looking at being in Louisiana, California, Texas and Wisconsin.

Risks and challenges

When all the money is raised we will be sending out loads of product and scheduling sessions for voice coaching, etc. This will be a big job, but we have a great support system to ensure everything will be sent out.

Another challenge is booking the tour - but we know that God has it all in his hands. With so many churches already desiring to do join with us, we believe this obstacle will be surmounted even before the fundraising is over!

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    Digital download our new single, Love Walked In. And a digital download of one high-resolution (printable) lyric poster!

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    Digital download of our NEW EP Love Walked In, PLUS get a hard copy of our album, All Over The World. We think you’ll like this too. And hold up, you will also download 2 lyric art posters. ☺

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    ARTIST INSPIRED COLLECTION
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    New Reward! You're taking home the HARD COPY of Made To Shine Devotional & hard copy of all the new songs on Love Walked In EP! Our very best work!

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    Signed copy of our new EP + digital download 2 week prior to release. PLUS a limited edition Love Walked In T-Shirt (see picture). Oh, and not forgetting the fantastic signed & printed lyric art. ☺

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    Your very own copy of our new EP + digital download 2 week prior to release. PLUS one hardcopy of our first book, Made to Shine girls only Devotional! Crazy awesome combo!

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    GIRLS ROCK PACK
    Because, girls rock! (we are biased but…it’s still a well-known fact) You get a signed copy of Love Walked In + digital download 2 weeks prior, a limited edition fitted t-shirt, PLUS…(wait for it)…the 30-day Devotional "Made to Shine" e-book* written by us (& edited by some super brainy friends so it makes sense)! Exclusive Kickstarter pre-release. *E-book will be delivered no later than October 15th 2013

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    Everything in GIRLS ROCK PACK plus Lyric Art and one HARD COPY of the Made To Shine Devotional, instead of the e-book. (For all of those who like to doodle and journal on real pages!)

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    Signed hard copy of our new EP Love Walked In + early digital download 2 weeks prior, digital download of our album By Faith & signed lyric art (already printed) inspired by new songs. PLUS hard copy of our Made to Shine 30-day Devotional* for girls (An exclusive Kickstarter release…need we say more?) *Book will be delivered no later than October 15th 2013

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    2 signed hard copies of Made to Shine 30-day Devotional written just for teen girls! (And pre-teen or tweens... what else are you called?) PLUS 1 signed copy of Love Walked In ep + early digital download 2 weeks prior. *Book delivered no later than Oct 15th

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    COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION
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    MUSICIAN PACK
    Signed EP Love Walked In + early digital download 2 weeks prior. Hard copies of All Over The World, You Remain and Alive In You CDs, DVD featuring unique interviews and Legacy music video, Songbook with lyric sheets and chord charts, our favorite guitar pick, signed 8x10…and…that cool lyric art we keep mentioning.

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    BRITISH INVASION PACK
    Signed Love Walked In EP + early digital download 2 weeks prior. Hard copies of All Over The World, You Remain and Alive In You CDs, DVD featuring unique interviews and Legacy music video. And the British part: our flag sticker, button, favorite teas, and a note to YOU from our British mum on how to make the perfect cuppa. ☺

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    WILDFLOWER PACK
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    5 Hardcopies of our soon-to-be-released "MADE TO SHINE - a girls-only Devotional"! One for you and 4 to give away! In addition, you will receive the hard copy of "Love Walked In" - 2 weeks early. (Hint: Great gift for your church youth pastor.)

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    THE WRITER’S PACK
    We’ll give you the complete album collection plus a SECOND copy of our new EP, signed 8x10, DVD and…also, additionally, on top of that, you get a 40-minute Skype session with Elissa. You can use this time to ask songwriting questions and get feedback on your music and lyrics. All writers welcome.

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    SINGER’S PACK
    Love to sing? We’ll give you the complete album collection plus a SECOND copy of our new EP, signed 8x10, DVD and vocal lesson/feedback with Elissa! 1 hour lesson if you’re in Colorado Springs or a 40-minute Skype session for out-of-towners. Also, we’ll include our Songbook to keep you singing after the lesson ☺. PLUS our BIG thanks for sponsoring 1/10th of a Made To Shine night on the tour!

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    15 Hardcopies of our up-coming book "MADE TO SHINE - a girls-only Devotional"!

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    10 CDs – you pick. 10 of the same or a mix! Whatever your heart desires, but they do have to be our own titles. Preferably. On top, you’ll get a limited edition Love Walked In t-shirt, DVD, signed 8x10, songbook, lyric art, AND a hard copy of our Made To Shine 30-day Devotional* for girls. We’re practically delivering a boat to your front door. PLUS our BIG thanks for sponsoring 1/8th of Made To Shine! *Book delivered no later than Oct 15th

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    Everything from the $500 pledge PLUS a house concert, within 80* miles of Colorado Springs! We’ll bring the guitars, you fill your living room, and we’ll have a blast! *If you’re 81 miles from Colorado Springs, we will still come. ☺

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    One amazing acoustic house concert out of state plus 10 copies of Love Walked In EP & 10 Copies of MADE TO SHINE Devotional! Talk to our booking folks and we'll schedule a time to play for you!

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    An amazing full concert in the state of Colorado plus 20 copies of Love Walked In New EP & 20 copies of MADE TO SHINE Devotional Book! Talk to our booking folks and we'll schedule a time to play for you!

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    Our vision for Made To Shine will land on your church’s doorstep*! Your church will become a gathering place for young women to be inspired and renewed. We’ll also work in an acoustic concert at your church the same weekend, inviting all ages (guys are welcome for this one!) *plus lodging and meals. Oh, and you will get everything that comes with the $500 pledge. ☺ Your business name on the tour listening guides is an option. PLUS our OUTRAGEOUS thanks for sponsoring a Made To Shine night!

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