Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Calling Cards

Part of being in the Provo Craft Cricut Circle is having regional meetings or "swarms" where we can gather and do some crafting while having fun. I was supposed to go to one this weekend but work messed it up. I made 36 of these babies so I thought I'd share. One of the girls on the messageboard reminded me that I can turn them into cards instead.
I glimmermisted the background, used a heart punch on glitter paper from DCWV, stamped and cut out a tiny heart flower then stickled, stamped out a bottom border, inked the edges with TH distressing ink in Broken China, cut out the hills and sun with Country Life cartridge and embossed part of the hill with my cuttlebug.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Signups for JS and H. Swap class ending soon!

Signups for Jessica Sprague and Heidi Swapp's hybrid scrapping class are ending as of February 2nd because they need time to send you the kit. I admit the class is not exactly cheap but it comes with a physical kit worth $30 so it is worth it. I also feel that what we'll learn will be such a timesaver and filled with techniques for hybrid creating. How many of us can say we had a class taught by these 2?Signups Here!  JS Class Mouse, Paper, Scissors
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Online Classes

So I've been taking alot of online classes recently and thought it was time to highlight a couple of things I have learned. I will post again about paid classes.

Where to take free classes?
Big Picture Classes has a variety of free classes in their Self Paced class section. These are classes that come with pdfs and sometimes audio but no live class interaction with teachers.
They are also going to be having a free workshop which features live interaction with a teacher and other students, basically you all follow the lesson plans together. This is the 1st one I've seen that is free so it would be a great oppurtunity to get a feel for a workshop. It is called Embrace Perfection and starts February 10th.

My Creative Classroom has 1 free class that changes monthly. It is called Everyday Moodlings. It's purpose is to get you aqquainted with how their classes work. They also feature a student gallery and forums. This class has rotating subjects and a wide variety of lesson plans. You will not have a specific live teacher but if you post a message on the forum they do get back to you, however the paid classes are more 1 on 1.

Prima Marketing has a variety of classes available on their u-stream channel. You can learn alot of different techniques using their products by searching through their different videos. You do not get pdfs or forum ability with these though.

There are 2 quick intro lessons on Photoshop on Jessica Sprague's website. They are mini classes but feature free digital elements that she has designed. You just need Photoshop. Intro to Photoshop and Hybrid Scrapping

Two Peas in a Bucket's website is having free classes all year long. They will feature a different subjects with 4 different teachers every week. These classes feature pdfs and video. They will be focusing on 4 themes like stamping, using your supplies up, using 4x6 photos and using sketches.

Have fun learning!