For the rest of ya, be sure to check out the class HERE – it looks incredible. They are having an Early Bird special today and tomorrow where you save $5 when you sign up. AND everyone who takes the class will get a one-time use 40% off coupon towards one of Crystal's digital kits!
Also, Kristina and Crystal mentioned: "We are also offering a class 'Add-on Kit' for those of you who just want our pre-made designs & don't care to design your own. Parts 1 & 3 show you how to navigate blogger & upload your images. So technically, you could take this class without ever touching Photoshop….just skip Part 2: Design Basics. The add-on kit is $20 and will include: 20 Backgrounds, 20 Generic-Themed Banners, 20 Post Dividers, & 20 Pieces of Happy Art."
Again, go HERE to sign up. Looks like fun, and thanks to Kristina and Crystal for the giveaway.
Hi! I am out of town but wanted to post about a great giveaway from my friend Kristina. (Forgive me for being a bit late with this – I am out of town and haven't been able to get to internet much.)
Here is the info on this great class…
Have you ever wanted to makeover your blog but weren't sure how? Well, now is your chance when you take this brand new class taught by Crystal Wilkerson & Kristina Proffitt of Blog Designs by Two Happy Mamas. We'll walk you step-by-step through the blog design process! By the end of the class you'll have a super cute, updated blog that includes a customized background, banner, profile picture, signature, post divider and "happy art". And the best part is you'll have the knowledge to change it whenever you like in the future!
This is a self-paced course so you can take it on your own time and can refer back to it whenever you'd like. You'll have access to it forever! You'll also have access to our class forum if you have any questions. Included with the class are SIX new blog designs!
***Note: This class is geared towards Blogger accounts. You can sign up for a free account at www.blogger.com.
Registration Begins: August 30th
Class Starts: September 13th
CLASS DETAILS: Course Type: Self-Paced Format: Video Online Length: 12 Lessons Subject: Basic Blog Design for BLOGGER Instructors: Crystal Wilkerson & Kristina Proffitt Works for: Photoshop Elements 6, 7, 8 & Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5 Mac or PC?: Both!
CLASS OUTLINE: Part 1: Blogger Basics Lesson 1 - Setting Up a Blogger Account Lesson 2 - Creating a Blog Lesson 3 - Posting Lesson 4 - Settings Part 2: Design Basics Lesson 1 - Background Lesson 2 - Banner Lesson 3 - Photo Frame Lesson 4 - Happy Art Lesson 5 - Signature Lesson 6 - Post Divider Part 3: Putting It Together Lesson 1 - Photobucket Lesson 2 - The Design Tab
You can register for the class at www.jessicasprague.com starting on Monday, August 30th.
So, please leave a comment here by Sunday night and I will pick a lucky winner of a spot in this class!
And, while I am enabling – ha – be sure to check out all THESE new 6×6 Basic Grey paper pads. Yummmm. (Click on each photo for a closer look and info.)
And, Crate Paper has some great 6×6 pads HERE I had to grab…
OH! And I have a holiday class on September 8 at Stamp Your Art Out where I will be doing lots of techniques using these new products. This is repeat of the Stampaway holiday class. It will be fun – call 513/793/4558 to sign up.
Bummer that this week is over. I am sure I will be doing this again. SO fun. This is Day 7 of my same-stamp challenge with Joy. And instead of a stamp, we decided to go with a Hero Arts digital piece called Oh Boy!
Now, before you panic, using these digital images can be SUPER easy. I just open them… resize… print and color with my Copics. (You can watch a video HERE with tips on doing this.) After adding some fun new Basic Grey papers (more on that below) and my own little collar, leash and greeting, we have these…
For this one, I stamped a different background stamp on the top and bottom of the card…
I stamped a stripe background on the bottom of this one, and stamped it twice on the top to create the plaid…
Each doggie was colored with Copics. I then cut a collar and added Glossy Accents to it for shine. Finally, string for a leash…
I am really loving THIS background stamp right now. Works with any style of projects – vintage to cutesy – and can be double stamped to create a stripe. Another cool idea I learned from Shari? Heat emboss this stripe with white powder on a white card. LOVE.
I just adore EK Success border punches. (Have you see all the new ones HERE?) And I am still lovin’ that border punch I used on these. (The little dots don’t show up if you punch with light pressure.) THIS guy is a fave…
Was so excited to use THESE new Basic Grey papers. Delicious, I tell ya. Yum. I find their papers are good for card making because one little strip of it really makes a card shine. And such good quality…
See you soon! Off to watch some mindless TV and kit for my big classes at Angela’s Happy Stamper. (By the way, if you are taking my classes there – good news! I went overboard and prepped for 8 cards for each class instead of 6, so we extended the class time 30 minutes. Just for fun. See you there!)
To create this mini card, I stamped the flowers with a light ink (Antique Linen Distress Ink) and then colored over it with Copics. I then stamped the text background with the same light ink and distressed with Vintage Photo. Easy.
Supplies: Hero Arts flower, text background, greeting and card; Copic Markers; Distress Inks
Hi there! Today’s video shares a faux detailed letterpress technique. I haven’t done this technique in awhile, but it is definitely a favorite of mine. [All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails …