Hi all my wonderful crafty friends! Thank you all so much for your input and comments about my "top secret project" that I'm putting together with my friend Marti! It's exciting to get it started, but stressful and nerve-wracking at the same time, LOL! I have been disappointed with alot of the crafting magazines out there and have been wanting to do this for awhile and Marti agreed :o) We will start off small for the first year, but after that who knows where we can go! Sky's the limit! I'm a buzzzzy girl I tell ya!
-You will be able to purchase a subscription in pdf format only or a paper AND pdf subscription. The cost will be $20 and under for a year (not firm on pricing yet) with special intro pricing. The first issue will go live April 1st and there after be May/June, July/Aug, etc plus a special Winter Holiday edition. So you have an option to recieve it online and print it yourself OR you can get the glossy mag mailed to you AND have access to it as a pdf file (pricing will differ of course for both options). And with both you have access to the special website! (INTERNATIONAL Customers--pdf file subscription offered only right now)
-It will feature EVERYTHING! Reader input is important to us! We will have guests who specialize in different craft areas in one section (our main focus is paper crafting though), we will feature craft rooms, there will be techniques & tutorials galore (w/ videos to match them on the website to further the teaching experience), we will feature ALL stamp/digi companies, ALL craft products and tools, and lots of photos. There will NOT be a bias on what we use---we want you to know about everything out there that there is to know! We will feature all readers and their abilities! We will not have a DT, because we want different people doing their thing for each edition, so there will be great variety but we will ask for submissions and ideas. Cricut, Slice, Big Shot, Cuttlebug projects will be featured, Copics, Prismas and watercoloring will be featured and most of all it will be FUN! And yeah, there will be contests too :o)
-And my Online Copic Classes are SOON COMING! I have the site set up and am working on the "meat" of the classes right now. Tentative date to open is March 15th! There will be 4 classes you can sign up for---Basics Beginner 1, Beginner/Intermediate Level 2, Advanced Level 3, and a Copic Fun Class! There will be ALOT of focused instruction, class assignments with input from me to help you along the way and LIVE CHAT with me to answer your questions every week! Supply lists are available with each class description as well!
-Each class will have special pdf files that match up with each video chapter I do, so you have a printable page for each section of the class at your fingertips!
-There will be a TON of videos for each class, more specialized & focused on sections of an image and/or the technique. Each part of the class will be broken up into different videos so you can watch a section over & over w/o having to forward it thru parts you might not need to review again. You will have continual access to your class for as long as you need---there is no end date, so you can take your time or go as fast as you like :o)
-These are not Certification Classes---unless you want to work for Copic you do NOT need to be certified! If you take all 4 classes you will know ALL there is to know about Copics and you will be able to color like a PRO! I do not leave anything untouched, I will cover everything you want to know and more! Are you ready? Are you interested?
Whewwwww....enuff info for ya? LOL!
HERE! I love the lil' fairy girls that Melissa has designed (there is a bee, a butterfly, & a ladybug fairy)! I chose to use "Lily Bee" for my projects today. And of course I had to use the black, white and yellow theme! The papers I used are from and the cs and polka-dots are from PTI. I created a fun card and matching boxy/bag favor.
"Lily Bee" is colored with Copics (of course) and I used Y15,Y13,Y11,Y00/C7,C5,C3,C1 for her. Her wings, flower wand, headband and antennae have diamond glaze on them and some stickles on her ruffles. I used some of my fave Nestie shapes (ovals, scalloped ovals and Labels 1) to create my layers. The bee charm got some yellow stripes painted on it with my Smooch paint and the bow was created with my Bow Easy. Isn't she a cutie-patootie!
HERE (created by the fab Jenn Balcer). It's super easy to make and can hold so many nice lil' gifts! I used the same papers, added some trims with my MS border punches and used my ribbon to tie shut.
Now make sure and hop over to the Pink Cat Studio Blog HERE to see all the dt projects for more inspiration!
Alrighty I'm outta here but I'll see ya back here tomorrow!