Sunday, February 1, 2009

New, Improved, and New Again

I’ve been a busy woman on the computer this week. Prepare for information overload.

New Article: Finally, a continuation in the Quick Card Series has been published at Suite 101. I had to reactivate my writer status because it had been so long. The new topic is fast cards with stickers and rub-ons. The previous articles in the series can be linked there too if you’ve been away as long as I have….

New Gallery: On the web site I put up a gallery of the wedding and honeymoon pages I’ve created since August. I still haven’t scanned the photo guest book, but it hasn’t been completed yet either…

Melting Pot Jewelry Gallery: I don’t know why the link to this gallery was not active, but now it is active and you can see samples from the workshop called “Jewels from the Melting Pot.” All the samples are pins or pendants.

Cards: I have some February birthdays to honor and I’ve been making cards this week. The cupcake one is using leftovers from my most recent Pine Cone Press club kit. (I’m still following the Within Reach Doctrine this week). The accordion step card was inspired by a tutorial from Split Coast Stampers. The tutorial here will link you to their gallery and more.

Tutorial: I’ve started a series on the website about digital paper crafting. The introduction page is up with a link there to the first section on Cameras, Scanners, and Folders. I have been unable to find a resource that combines digital photo improvement with digital scrapping and I get asked about it all the time. I hope to get the cropping and lighting section up this week.

New Product: My delightful friend and Pine Cone Press Club leader, Lynn Barwald, got me hooked on a new tool this week. Check out her website and more information on PCP here The tool is called Fingertip Craft Knife by Fiskars. The loop slides on your finger and gives you amazing control. I’ve tired a lot of craft knives and always come back to my faithful straight blade X-acto™ but now I am a changed woman.

Freebie: Lisa Vollrath is offering great images for Valentines Day that you can print and/or save to print. Have some fun!

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