I know, I know...the holidays are upon us and there are sooo many things to do. But that doesn't mean you can't find a few minutes for a little crafting fun, especially when the inspiration behind it comes from an online class. The beauty of those classes is you can fit them in whenever it works for your schedule. Get up early, watch while you eat lunch or wrap up your day with a little learning...it's available when you are. Both of these classes are filled with holiday ideas and, best of all, they're FREE!
Even a non-scrapbooker will get plenty out of this first class: Fit-To-Be-Scrapped Holiday Newsletters. Sign up and you'll get a streaming audio message, class handouts and access to a gallery full of projects past participants in the class have posted in this self-paced class you can start anytime. What are you going to learn? How to take your holiday newsletters out of the ordinary and make them clever and memorable. We all have people we only correspond with at Christmas, why not make the letter you tuck into your card something different. I only skimmed the class materials after enrolling and already I have an idea for a fun twist on this year's newletter. You'll need to register at Big Picture Classes then enter the promo code letters2011 to get this class at no cost.
Jessica Sprague has a cute holiday-themed class running next week and she's offering it free as a way to give back to the crafting community. Her ideas are always clever and fun and she's generous with digital papers and elements you can use for her class projects and again for anything else you wish to make afterwards. I hope I'm dealing with the ceiling man on Monday, December 5, when the class starts but that's OK; I'll download the class materials and do it when I can get to my room and supplies. You'll find all the details to sign up, including the access code that makes it free, here.
The season is busy but there's always time for some fun crafting, especially when it's free.