Worth Checking Out + Giveaways!
Hello! I just wanted to pop in to share some things that are worth checking out – many of which go along with the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. Oh, and I have a giveaway!
(1.) Sunshine Boxes – You MUST check this out! My partner-in-sharing-handmade-kindness Heather Ruwe has shared a video that is just spectacular. She put together several “Sunshine Boxes” to send to loved ones. Her video shows lots of ideas (including a box for adults and a box for kids)… and she even has a great crafty box GIVEAWAY. I can’t say enough about how great her projects are! Check them out HERE.
(2.) Holiday Style Online Card Class – The next Online Card Class starts on Monday and it is all about different holiday styles. Julie and Kristina are leading the class… I decided to take a back seat this time due to family stuff, my new website, and my lack of mojo. 🙂 However, I do have a video in the class and an LOVING what the artists did in this class. And, as always, you can take the class anytime – you get lifetime access. For a sneak peek or to sign up, head HERE.
(3.) Laura Bassen – Want to smile? Head over and watch Laura’s video HERE. Not only does she create a gorgeous, happy card, her adorable (and big!) family gets involved in sharing handmade kindness. Perfection.
(4.) MFT Gives Back – My dear friends at My Favorite Things are also working to spread kindness this month! They are hosting MFT Gives Back and will be sharing ideas of how you can give, share, and show compassion to those around you. This week they showed how to create “Blessings Bags” – an incredible way to show compassion to those in need. Please check it out HERE!
(5.) 30 Blanket How-To – Many of you mentioned that you like to also sew. Therefore, I thought I would share this great tutorial that is so simple that even I can do it! Ha. This is another example of how to share handmade kindness with others. Check out the tutorial HERE. (By the way, this is from Tauni Everett’s blog. She is a blogging expert. If you are looking to grow your blog, spend some time there!)
(6.) Altenew – My friend Tasnim created a stunning card using Altenew (her company) and the Hero Arts Act of Kindness stamp set. It is beautiful. It makes me so happy how many stamp companies are embracing this challenge. The Altenew blog is wonderful, by the way, so be sure to look around THERE.
(7.) May Flaum – May created a bunch of colorful cards and a video to go along with the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. This watercolor example is my favorite, but be sure to check them all out HERE. Inspiring and full of kindness!
(8.) Holiday Images To Print – I can’t get over how cute THESE digi images are! All you do is purchase, print, and color. Adorable. They were designed by a great cardmaker named Elena, so they are perfect for cards.
(9.) New Distress Ink – Oooooo la la! I am head over heels for the newest Distress Ink color, Lucky Clover. This one will move fast, so be sure to get yours on reserve. I think it will look great with Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch!
(10.) Dawn Woleslagle’s Instagram – There are a lot of things I don’t know. A lot. But one thing I do know for sure is that everyone *needs* to follow Dawn on Instagram. This girl shares the most magnificent pieces of work – cards, paintings, Copic coloring, and more. She also owns WPlus9 and has a heart the size of Montana. And she’s funny. And kind. And encouraging. And pretty. Yep, she is one of those 🙂 and I am inspired by her daily.
(11.) Winne and Walter – Wow. The newest release from Winnie and Walter is their best yet with something to offer everyone. Be sure to check them out HERE. I am looking forward to getting these stamps inky soon!
I hope these inspire you! (And as always, I share these things because I like them, not because I was asked to share them.) See you soon!
How would you like to win a spot in the upcoming Online Card Classes Holiday Style class? I have THREE spots to give away! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/9/15 telling me if you had a chance to craft this weekend. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
By the way, I will also be giving away spots on Instagram and Facebook soon. You may want to keep an eye out there, too!
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