Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Inspiration abounds online! TONS of free online crafting magazines !

Good morning everyone, happy Tax Day lol  I know, just could not resist : )  I love Spring, but I do not love that Spring and taxes occur at the same time...sigh.

For all of you that are in the Midwest, my thoughts and prayers for you, hoping that you were able to escape any harm from the tornadoes and bad weather this last weekend.

We are getting ready to take off to visit our Marine this weekend, have not seen him since January so this visit is LONG overdue!  Am trying to figure out what I want to bring in the car for crafting...colored pencils maybe or I might work on some lettering (still need to sign up for the lettering class I linked to a while ago).

Thought I would share with you a few cards I worked on recently, here they are:

Used a stamp from Stampers Best for the card above, also colored the image with Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils and colored pencils.

Used my Stamps by Judith stamps on this card, and am also making a number of other cards with a similar design, close up below.
The quote is not Stamps by Judith, but the rest of the images are : )

Let's get on with business, shall we?  I found a new online stamping magazine and then started searching and found that there are a number of GREAT online magazines, all FREE!  So, sit back and enjoy inspiration from all over the web, all without costing you a dime (unless you are enabled by what you see : )  Most of these magazines can also be downloaded to your computer so that you can view them off line if you like.


Scrapbook and Cards:  Lovely magazine that has all sorts of goodies for you to view, including great inspiration, new products and great tutorials, a real gem of a magazine! Here is a link to their main page which also features a YouTube channel (yet more time to spend on crafting : )

Stampavie Creations First Quarter 2012

Stampavie Creations:  Link takes you to all of their issues, you can click here to sign up and have the magazine delivered to your email account. The current edition has lots of projects and a link to a video for creating an art journaling page!

ScrapStreet:  Nice online magazine which has a different format, click on the headings to read the articles.  Loved the "Wall Street" article on saving money : )

Crafting Ireland: Link is to the 9th issue which is packed with tutorials and great projects.  Here is a link to the Crafting Ireland blog, which has all sorts of information and projects.

102 decoupage Butterfly net master

Jellypark:  If you like digital images for your crafting than look no further!  Jellypark is a great source for digital stamps created by Claire Keay, as well as digital decoupage sheets, printable party goodies and more. This is a real treasure.

Designed to Color:  A new free online magazine, the second edition has just been published.  If you want information on how to color your images this is the magazine you have been looking for! Here is a link to their blog.

Whimsy Stamps:  I have linked to this magazine before but wanted to include the link again with this list : ) Amazing work can be found in this magazine, as well as many tutorials!  The link is to their seventh edition, the rest of their editions can be found at this link.  Don't forget to visit their blog and website for even more fun.

Paper Crafts magazine 2009 Stamping Royalty

Paper Crafts Mag:  Four editions online for you to view and drool over!

If you go to Issuu and sign up you can subscribe to many of the magazines I have linked to today : )  If you want to find other crafting magazines do a search for "craft magazines" and you will find even more magazines on various types of crafting.

I would love to hear what you think of these magazines, leave a comment, and if you know of other magazines I have missed please feel free to add your link to the list : )

WHEW!  That was a pretty long list for today, and now I want to go and spend some time looking at all these magazines.

Have a wonderful week and don't forget to find time to craft.


Chelsey1991 said...

Thank you so much for those links. I've had to stop buying magazines due to financial reasons.. but to find such wonderful FREE magazines, it's fantastic!

Jheffner said...

you are most welcome Chelsey. I am not buying magazines either, and am thoroughly enjoying what is offered online for free : ) Have a wonderful day.

Becky Jo said...

Jacquie, THANKS for the links in your email. I have subscribed to some of them. I love getting email updates from you! Love your blog!! Big Hugs!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous cards, love the soft coloring of the first and the lovely highlighting of the flowers, lovely wreath!
Thanks for sharing the links to the mags!

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