You might have noticed a new button to the left of this post, at the top of the page, "Follow me on Pinterest." Yes, I have really fallen for Pinterest! Love how easy it is to find just amazing things and also share what you find, have been pinning away over there like crazy. (Pinterest is an online bulletin board of sorts, you scour the web for images of things you like then pin to your boards, you can have numerous boards on many topics, like cooking, card making and so on. People see your "pins" and like them and share, you see their pins and can like and repin as well.)
What a week! My girlfriend and I are working on a cool project that will launch the AfterHoursStamper store, stay tuned, I think you will like our first original offering! It is going to take a while for us to get everything we need together, but two things 1,) it will be something that experienced and novice crafters can use and 2.) we are working on keeping the price very affordable. We are in the development stage, but hope to get everything together within the next month of so.
In my web-surfing I happened to find that Jennifer McGuire (who is simply amazing) has an online class for Clean and Simple cards! Yes, I signed up ($25 for the class which started at the beginning of January, the fee entitles you to a lifetime access to the class), the class runs for two weeks and is filled with all sorts of inspiration. Am LOVING the clean and simple ideas for card making, beautiful cards with little effort, small amount of supplies and huge wow factor! Here are three cards that I have made for the class, we are on day 9 so I have some catching up to do : ) (each day there are at least three examples of techniques and videos, as well as downloads).
You can still sign up for the class, and in my opinion it is worth every penny of the $25 : )
Now, onto the link list for this week, and do I have a TON for you! My "January" bookmark folder is getting so long that I will need to start a "January 2" soon!
FREE Strathmore Online Art Classes: Yes, signed up for this as well, all three of these classes and can't wait to dive right in. Card making/scrapbooking, paper crafting...all of these things are based in the fundamentals of art, expanding your art knowledge base helps you to become a better paper crafter.
Free Scrapbook printables: A few nice printouts you can use on your scrapbook pages.
Free digital paper: Really nice paper, and make sure you check out how you can print in 6x6 size as well
Free scrapbook sketches: Loved these, very nice and easy to use!
And more FREEBIES! Page layouts, papers and embellishments.
FREE Digital Stamps: GREAT site with tons of free digital stamps, she adds to her blog all the time so keep checking back. Wonderful resource!
How to use Heat and Stick powder: I love heat and stick powder, but you have to be really careful about not overheating the powder when you heat, thought the following was a good video to show you how to use the powder:
And a few CHA links:
Technique Tuesday: New stamps! Can't wait to see this collection.
Fiskars interchangeable border punch: YEAH! For those of us who have limited storage this is a GREAT idea, the punch has removable cartridges for borders which makes storing them oh so nice!
Donna Salazar: Loved her mixed media items! Birdcage in Chipboard is soooooo cool! Watch her video to see everything she has coming out.
Tim Holtz Stamps: Just LOVE these retro stamps, so cool for cards and scrapbook pages!
PHEW! That is all for today, hope you like the links, next week I have a tip for you, stumbled across it by accident, and it "saved" one of my projects.
And I LOVE when you leave comments! Please let me know what you think of the links this week and if there are other topics/types of links you would like me to post.
Have a great week, happy crafting : )