Friday, July 19, 2013

The one with the FREE CLASS!!!

You know what kind of friend you are? Are you the kind of friend to sign up for this super awesome class and share with a friend! :) We are excited to announce that anyone that signs up for Toolbox will get a free code to gift to a friend! We thought this would be the perfect class for this fun promo since it is like 4 mini classes in one! You will get to pick up so many tips and tricks in the workshop that we know you will want to share with your friends, so this is your chance!

Fill your crafting toolbox with cool tips on stitching, mixed media, misting and digital from four technique masters. Amy Tan, Celine Navarro, Geralyn Sy and Shanna Noel will each spend a week in August teaching you the ins and outs of their favorite techniques.

  • 12 PDF lessons - posted M-W-F starting August 5th

  • 4 technique videos

  • 8 step by step technique tutorials

  • 36 class projects - layouts, cards, Project Life spreads and mini albums

  • 4 new sketches posted each week

  • class message board and gallery

  • technique challenges from your teachers throughout August

    Anna-Maria Wolniak, Barbara Picinich, Becky Novacek, Catherine Davis, Dana Fleckenstein, Dani Flanders, Emily Branch, Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf, Felicitas Mayer-Klink, Gayatri Murali, Jen Jockisch, Jen Kinkade, Jill Sprott, Kinsey Wilson, Lisa Spangler, Maggie Holmes, Marcy Penner, Nicole Reaves, Patricia Roebuck, Robyn Werlich, Sasha Farina, Stephanie Bryan, Stephanie Washburn, and Tina Aszmus
    All students will have access to the class digital files on August 1st. These files will include digital papers from Studio Calico, a template from Catherine Davis, printable stitching templates from Amy Tangerine and Hello Forever, digital stamps from Shanna Noel, cut files and printables from In A Creative Bubble.
    LESSONS : 
    week 1 | Digital with Shanna Noel
    building a base in photoshop, using a template, using type
    week 2 | Mixed Media with Celine Navarro
    gesso, watercolor backgrounds, mixing textures
    week 3 | Stitching with Amy Tan
    stitching with templates, fancy stitches, fabric + paper
    week 4 | Mist with Geralyn Sy
    masking, resist, more ideas for mist

    I know the ladies all have some VERY exciting and fun things planned for you but I wanted to detail some of the things I have planned for you!!!! You know I love to take you step by step in screen capture video while I work in photoshop creating my layout. We will be doing MORE of that but NEW techniques that you will want to be in class for!! Not only that but I have created special brushes that will give you an totally different effect then the digital brushes crated from stamps because these have a opacity to them that you can't achieve in regular digital stamps, I am SUPER excited about them!

    I am also SUPER exited to have this AMAZING template from Catherine, which is specially designed for the class. We will explore using digital papers in paper scrapbooking and other fun effects I want to show you! 

    On top of all the exciting news... I get to invite ONE of you to be my GUEST for the class! If you would like to win a FREE spot in the class just leave a comment in the comment section with what you are most looking forward to in the class! I will draw one lucky winner Sat. evening. GOOD LUCK everyone! 

    We are having a blog hop so in addition to stopping by the Studio Calico blog make sure to stop by and say hi to everyone!!
    Amy Tan | Stitching 
    Celine Navarro | Mixed Media 
    Geralyn Sy | Mist 
    Shanna Noel | Digital 
    STITCHING CONTRIBUTORS : Patricia Roebuck | Sasha Farina | Jen Jockisch | Becky Novacek
    MIXED MEDIA CONTRIBUTORS : Stephanie Bryan | Lisa Spangler | Marcy Penner | Anna-Maria Wolniak 
    MISTING CONTRIBUTORS : Dana Fleckenstein | Jill Sprott | Nicole Reaves | Dani Flanders
    DIGITAL CONTRIBUTORS : Catherine Davis | Barbara Picinich | Stephanie Washburn | Tina Aszmus


    1. I am registered !! I can not wait !
      I am looking forward to discover stiching and mix média !!

    2. I love these sneak peeks!! Awesome!
      This class looks fantastic and I would love to pick up some tips to do more stitching on my pages.

    3. I'm so looking forward to learning about mixed media!! I just haven't tackled that one yet..

    4. je veux découvrir le stitching. Je ne connais pas du tout en scrap.
      Merci de nous laisser une chance de gagner ce super cadeau.

    5. All of it! I would really love to learn more about Photoshop!

    6. I am definitely most excited about the digital aspect of the class! I would love to learn how to use digital brushes and papers to hopefully learn how to make my first digital scrapbook layout!

      Tiffany J.

    7. I'd love to take the class, my favourite part would probably be mixed media but I'm attracted to all the sections to be really honest.

    8. This class looks TOTALLY amazing I'd love to be able to join the fun. I really would love to get into stitching and digi more so this class would rock. Thanks for the chance.

    9. I can't wait to learn more about hybrid pages!

    10. I'm looking forward to all the digital exclusives and the digital workshop!

    11. What an awesome opportunity!! I would love to learn more about the stitching and misting!

    12. What a wonderful class! Many of these topics are ones that I've only dabbled in, so I'm just excited to learn new things and expand my repertoire!

    13. This looks like it's going to be an awesome class!!

    14. Digital for sure! It's something that I've struggled with. Can't seem to get the hang of it. I'd love to see your techniques.

    15. I'm most looking forward to learning to use some of those toys I've acquired along the way

    16. I would most like to see the digital lessons...really interested in that lately!

    17. Definitely interested in the digital! Looks like a great class!

    18. Shanna you've been posting some amazing digital projects in the Creative Team Gallery lately. Would love to learn some of the tricks of the trade :)

    19. Looking forward to the digi and mixed media parts most, but also excited about the stitching!

    20. I can't wait to start this class and I'm so happy to invite a friend of mine for free!
      I can't wait to learn more about digital scrapbooking with you!

    21. I would love to be your guest in this class. I am looking forward to playing with all the digi exclusives.

    22. I would love to win a spot. I would love to learn more about the digital stuff and stitching stuff.

      Thanks for the chance.

    23. I would love to learn more about stitching on paper... it does not work all the times I´ve tried :-(

    24. Making gorgeous backgrounds is what I'd hope to learn. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

    25. The digital part intimidates me, so I should be looking forward to learning about it the most, but I'm actually excited about the mixed media section. Thanks for the chance to win.

    26. I'm looking for to the inspiration and motivation from seeing your gorgeous layouts!!

    27. I'm looking for inspiration & motivation to do stuff "outside of the box". I want to learn new exciting stuff that takes me out of my comfort zone.

    28. I'm looking forward to learn Mix Media!! I can't wait to play along and learn from the best!!

      Thank you so much for a chance!!

    29. This class looks like it would be so much fun! I am badly in need of misting and masking help as I am afraid of those techniques!

    30. I would love to learn more about taking advantage of the all the digital goodies out there and based on your beautiful work, you'd be the perfect person to learn from! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    31. I would really love all of those exclusive digital files!

    32. I would love to learn more about to incorporate digital elements into my projects.


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