Where did November go? How can we possibly be almost through the first week of December? Well, you know what they say, we must be having fun! If you are a StampNation member, I know you are having fun. November rocked! Our Dream Team took two weeks off from the Friday Features while we had the CASE-ing Christmas class going on but they are back and adding content every Friday.
This month's trends article by Kristie featured Shaped Images with Sentiments.
These types of images are popping up everywhere. Many stamp companies are doing them, each with their own unique twist. Not only have I even seen them in the stamping industry, but home decor as well. It's funny how the stamping trends follow home decor and fashion.
Kristie shared four cards this month, so make sure you head on over to StampNation to check those out.
The CASE-ing Christmas class was so inspiring, even to our Dream Team. Heather's “Inspired By” lesson continued with the idea of CASEing. In Heather's lesson she points out two very important ideas to remember when you sit down to CASE a card. First, you always give credit to the original designer. Second, make it your own my changing a few things.
Her video is full of tips on how she was inspired and how she changed the original design to make it all her own.
If you loved our CASE-ing Christmas class, you are sure to love Heather's lesson.
We were lucky enough that our Guest Designer Ingrid Blackburn filmed a video for her challenge card last month.
Ingrid is a true artist. Her video tutorial walks you through her design step by step. It's wonderful to watch as she creates her watercolor background and you'll learn a ton along the way.
Head over to the Technically Speaking section of The Classroom to see how this Bright and Vibrant Watercolor Background came together.
Wow, so much inspiration all in one place! In just one month of Classroom lessons you learn many ways to use the products you already have on hand! StampNation is truly a wonderful source of information for stampers and card makers of all levels.
We will continue to add features each Friday during the month of December until December 18th when we take a break to celebrate the holiday season with our families and loved ones.
We'll be back after the holidays for a jam packed January. Look at what's coming:
- StampNation's FIFTH Birthday Celebration – there will be a twist to this year's party and there is a big ole present coming your way!
- Stamp of Approval – watch for sneak peeks beginning mid-January. The collection is scheduled to go for sale at the end of the month.
Have a great day, my friends!