Moving my Blogging Over to Cool2Craft

OK – I finally hit the tipping point :)  I am condensing all of my blog posts at http://www.cool2craft.com.  Come visit me there!

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Ahh……Zentangle

Zentangle 3 by Suzanne McNeillA few months ago, my friend Suzanne McNeill introduced me to the coolest technique called Zentangle.  You’ve probably seen it but maybe didn’t know what it was called. Or you thought what’s so new about this – it’s just doodling. Let me tell you, Zentangle is much more than doodling. Did you know that it calms the mind and helps reduce stress and improve focus. This relaxing process turns drawing simple patterns into artistic design.

Zentangle was developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas at zentangle.com and it can be done practically anywhere plus no artistic talent is needed.

What I love about this newly released Zentangle 3 book is that I don’t consider myself an illustrator so Suzanne has written the perfect book for me – it’s all about Zentangling with rubber stamps!

Zentangle 3 - back cover

You’ll definitely want to check out this new book along with Zentangle Basics, Zentangle 2 and Totally Tangled :)

Yeah Suzanne for introducing the creative world to Zentangle. You definitely have me hooked!

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Cool2Craft LIVE at CHA

Cool2Craft LIVE at CHA

Been busy this week finalizing details so that I can finally announce that Cool2Craft LIVE TV will be broadcasting LIVE from the Craft & Hobby Association Summer show!  Rise and shine and join me and my cool creative friend Lisa Fulmer as we kick off the Cool2Craft LIVE TV shows with the Innovations Showcase on Tuesday July 27th at 9:30 am (Eastern) (8:30 am Central, 7:30 am Mountain, 6:30 am Pacific).  This one-hour event will feature 20 short product demonstrations selected from the Innovations Showcase by CHA’s panel of media judges. The judges will be awarding prizes for most innovative products for the 2010 CHA Summer Show. This is a must watch opportunity to see a sneak peek at 20 of the hottest products being launched at the show!

On Wednesday July 28th at 10:30 am (Central) Lisa and I are headed to the trade show floor for a 2-hour LIVE special where we will be featuring 10 LIVE product demos and make ‘n takes from today’s top craft manufacturers. We’re revving it up for this high-paced craft-packed tour of the show floor to see what’s new in the creative world.

On Thursday July 29th at 10 am (Central) Lisa and I return to the trade show floor for a 2-hour LIVE special featuring 10 product demos and make ‘n takes from new exhibitors and familiar crafting companies you know and love! It’s a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at what’s new on the crafting horizon!

On Friday and Saturday July 30 – 31st I’m broadcasting live from the iLovetoCreate booth at the CHA Craft SuperShow.  This cool event will highlight several different demos from the iLovetoCreate creative team! Stop by and say hello at this cool consumer event!

For more info go to: http://www.cool2craft.com

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Terrific Texture Techniques Class


My creative friend Linda Peterson has recently launched the coolest on-line LIVE classes at CrafTECH University. What I love about this format is that you can join live and watch Linda as she demos on webcam and craft right along with her. Then if you have any questions you can ask them live by webcam, my microphone or by phone. It’s really cool!

I have a long list of classes that I plan to teach through CrafTECH University and I have one class that is available right now for purchase on-demand. As many of you know, I LOVE texture paste so I have taped a one-hour class that features all my favorite techniques with texture including spreading, stenciling, sanding, combing, marbling and painting. If you want to learn how to use texture paste in your crafting, this is the class to watch!

To purchase my Terrific Texture Techniques on-demand class, click here! I also have a sampler kit available which includes Texture Magic, two stencils and a palette knife – click here!

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Yep! I’m Copic Certified!

Julianna Hudgins and Tiffany Windsor at Copic Certification ClassNow I know what all the excitement is about with Copic Markers! While Julianna Hudgins and I were at the Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event a few weeks ago, we both took the Copic Certification Class where we learned all of the amazing stuff you can do with Copic Markers! Now I get to practice, practice, practice so that I can teach you what I learned about blending and shading, how to refill, what papers to use, airbrushing (yep! you can actually airbrush with these markers!) what tips to use — the list goes on and on!

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Cool2Craft LIVE TV – it’s cool!

Cool2Craft LIVE TV - June 21, 2010Did you know that Mondays are the coolest crafting days? Every Monday you can tune-in right from your computer to watch live craft demos on Cool2Craft LIVE TV! Watch from your computer – join in the live text chat and ask your questions live.  It’s Cool2Craft LIVE interactive TV! Did I mention, it’s LIVE! Noon Eastern.

June 21, 2010 Featured Guests:

Sandy Laipply – Custom Cording – Click here to read more!

Lorine Mason – Child’s Sweatshirt Bolero Jacket – Click here to read more!

Ann Butler – Post-It Note Holder – Click here to read more!

Heidi Borchers – Water Bottle Pendant  – Click here to read more!

If you are a member of Facebook – click here to watch the LIVE show.

Everyone else can watch the LIVE show by clicking here!

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Where the Cool Crafters are on Mondays!

Cool2Craft LIVE TVDid you know that Mondays are the coolest crafting days? Every Monday you can tune-in right from your computer to watch live craft demos on Cool2Craft LIVE TV! Watch from your computer – join in the live text chat and ask your questions live.  It’s Cool2Craft LIVE interactive TV! Did I mention, it’s LIVE! Noon Eastern.

June 7, 2010 Featured Guests:

Stephenie Hamen – Fiskars Everywhere Punch – Click here to read more!

Lorine Mason – That’s 2 Cool! Art Quilt – Click here to read more!

Elizabeth Diamond – Love Yourself Intentional Scrapbooking – Click here to read more!

Linda Peterson – Peyote Stitch Bracelet  – Click here to read more!

Eileen Hull – Sizzix ScoreBoards Blog Hop Projects – Click here to read more!

If you are a member of Facebook – click here to watch the LIVE show.

Everyone else can watch the LIVE show by clicking here!

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