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Archive for October, 2010

It’s colour to me

Just one more sleep before Nic Howard’s class Colour! Or is it Color? starts over at BPC. The pre-class assignment had us creating tags in each colour of the rainbow, using some of Nic’s signature techniques. Six weeks immersed in glorious colour – bring it!

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They picked me

The Big Picture Classes blog today features a Tuesday Tip that I sent in. You can read it here. Because they published my tip, I received a $10 gift certificate to use on my next class purchase. Thanks, Big Picture!

Of course I just signed up yesterday for Nic Howard’s new workshop Colour! Or is it Color? which starts on Thursday. After taking a class of Nic’s earlier this year, I knew this was one class I wouldn’t want to miss. Today I did the pre-class assignment, although it’s too dreary out to take a picture.

I also thought I’d mention Big Picture’s new Refer-a-friend program. If you open an account and are so inclined, please use referral code E1FD841 in the Refer-A-Friend box when you open your account. That way, should you decide to sign up for a class, we’ll both receive a 10% discount off our next purchase. Go on – you know you want to. This link will take you right to the new account page.

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Paper Secrets

I’ve long felt that online forums provide an excellent source of community for crafters. They are the 21st century equivalent to our grandmothers’ quilting bees where you can find friendship, advice, support, encouragement and yes, even a little gossip. All the social aspects you’d expect when a group of friends with a common interest get together – with the added advantage that they’re available 24/7, you have all of your perhaps not inconsiderable supplies with you and you can come as you are.

I recently joined the forum over at Paper Secrets, a site hosted by Kristi B. where one can find challenges and fun events designed to inspire and encourage one’s paper Muse. Already I’ve gone on a Spooky Blog Haunt that was good witchy fun, and that gave me a chance to get to know some of these talented ladies.

I thought Kristi was currently offering this lovely giveaway, but it turns out that was last year – oops! But do pop over for a look ’round and join in the fun.

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