To Try: 6 Skillshare Classes

Learning is one of my favorite things to do. I'm constantly building a list of new things I want to do, especially creative ones. Skillshare is a video-based learning site (with some familiar faces as teachers). They are currently having a promotion, where new customers can try 3 months for $0.99. I've only enrolled in a few free classes so far, but I wanted to share some courses that caught my eye.

To Try: Pocket Letters

Created in early 2015, Pocket Letters are gaining popularity in the crafty community. They are an accessible way to share creative letters and goodies with a penpal. I'll put some more information in this post, but first - inspiration. Each image leads to its source:

Scrappin' Love

Scrappin' Love

Cariilup

Cariilup

An Ounce of Creativity

An Ounce of Creativity

Emily of EA Loves

Emily of EA Loves

Carrie Elias ( process video here )

Carrie Elias (process video here)

Now, what are Pocket Letters?

From Pocket Letter creator Janette Lane's Blog:

Basically it's a new way to write letters to penpals for a one time-swap or permanently. You decorate all the pockets of a trading card sleeve and send the whole page to someone who wants to swap with you. You can fill the pockets with anything you like (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, etc.) Make sure to include a short letter or note and tuck it in one of the pockets. It's the perfect way to collect letters from penpals around the world and a convenient way to store them. They fit perfectly in a binder! :)
Janette Lane

Janette Lane

Janette Lane

Janette Lane

I was always intimidated by scrapbooking, which is why I focus more on small projects like cards. These are such a fun idea though, so I will have to give them a shot. Have you tried Pocket Letters yet? Let's be penpals!

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To Try: 10 Color Palettes - Winter

As I'm creating some winter and holiday themed cards, I'm keeping an eye out for color combinations to try. These are all palettes from COLOURlovers - each image leads to its source.

Sugarcookies & Snow

Sugarcookies & Snow

Of the Snow

Of the Snow

Moderno Four

Moderno Four

Soft Snowfall

Soft Snowfall

Frozen Hourglass

Frozen Hourglass

Trumpeter Swans

Trumpeter Swans

Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas

Winter Beach Kiss

Winter Beach Kiss

Shadow Mage

Shadow Mage

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

7 Lettered Quotes - Beginning

Since I'm just starting to blog again, I thought it would be fitting to share some lettering pieces about beginning. Each image leads to its source.

Jennifer Wick

Jennifer Wick

Jay Roeder

Jay Roeder

Jennet Liaw

Jennet Liaw

Mirdinara

Mirdinara

Casey Ligon

Casey Ligon

Cindy Y. Shaw

Cindy Y. Shaw

Lindsay Letters

Lindsay Letters

So what are you waiting for? Go start that thing you've been making excuses not to do!

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