first up, the ever-talented kelly purkey has offered a spot in her upcoming class SKETCHBOOK. have you heard about this? well, let me tell you, i'm quite excited about being asked to be a part of this, and if you are the lucky winner, you'll be a part of it too, for free! here's kelly's description, she does a better job of it than i would :
Sketchbook is a 12 day class filled with fresh sketches, easy instructions, beautiful examples, and lots of fun. Beginning on March 29th to April 9th, a PDF will be delivered to your inbox each morning so you can work at your own pace. By the end of the class, you'll have a complete sketchbook of 12 sketches and over 30 example layouts. For each of the sketches you'll be receiving an example layout from Kelly Purkey, along with one or more example from a member of the incredible Studio Calico design team. All of the examples are brand new layouts, exclusive to this class... you won't see them anywhere else! Sketchbook will also include a private message board for questions and sharing ideas, as well as two scheduled chats - all on the awesome Studio Calico website.
sounds fun, yes? you'd like to be a part of this, yes? all you need to do post a comment telling me as much and i'll enter you into a random drawing to end monday the 22nd at noon MDT.
but if you end up not being the lucky duck who wins the giveaway, please go to kelly's blog and register anyway. it's going to be fun. you can go here to see some examples of the class.
and if that's not tempting enough, you also have a chance to win a copy of this by someone named stacy julian:
You are, too, creative.
You are TOO creative.
No matter how you say it, it's the truth: YOU are creative. You have a unique way of seeing the world, combining ideas, and creating art. And yet you probably still lack confidence in your abilities and insights. Well, that's about to change. UR2 Cre8ive is here to help unleash your full potential.
Filled with eloquent observations, energizing exercises, and enticing projects (inspired by the bigpicturescrapbooking.com workshop of the same name), this eBook condenses Stacy's inspirational message into a portable creativity guide, illustrated by beautiful pictures and projects—some new, some tried-and-true.
If you take an engineer's eye for alignment, precision, order, and symmetry and add healthy doses of patterned paper, scallops, and creative freedom to the mix, what do you get? An organized, easy-to-follow, and FUN approach to layout design. Author Donna Jannuzzi will show you new ways to think about your sketches, presented in such a clear and logical way you'll wonder why you haven't been scrapbooking like this for years. You'll learn solid principles that will help you adapt any sketch to the number of photos you have, to a different size (8½ x 11 or 12 x 12) or orientation (landscape or portrait), or from a single page to a spread. Get ready to look at your sketches in an entirely new light!wendy smedley from ella publishing asked me if i'd like to give away one copy of each of these eBooks. well now, give something away? from ella? of course i would! so let me know which one you'd be interested in and i'll enter you into a random drawing for an ella book as well, ending monday at noon MDT.
lots of fun, yes? so here's what you need to do:
- leave a comment–if you'd like to be entered in both drawings, indicate so.
- if you'd like to be entered in the eBook drawing, please share with me the title that tickles your fancy.
- tell everyone you know about this particular post. send out mass emails, post on message boards, blog about it, tweet, or share on facebook. i've made the last two easy. see side bar.
ETA: now closed, thanks for playing!