sales and deals and classes, oh my!

(This post does include 2 affiliate links (see full disclosure), and is largely an advertisement – but only for things and places I truly love.  I just want to share the goodness!)

This is just a quick post, to pop in and say Happy Amazon Prime Day!  Yes, I’m what they call an “Amazombie”.  I can’t help it – Amazon has everything!  And today, they have a whole lot of wonderful things on SALE!   Things like gel pens, and colored pencils, and coloring books…

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There are also so many cool challenges and blog hops, with prizes available!  Today is Day 8 of Kathy’s wonderful 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  You could win prizes just for following the blog hops and leaving comments… though I think everyone should color a little bit every day, challenge or not.  😀

If you Google “Card Challenge“, it’s amazing how many hits you’ll get.  Nearly every manufacturer has some sort of challenge.

And have you tried any of Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire’s Online Card ClassesHW_participant-1

Today is Day 2 of the Heat Wave class.  We are learning so much about heat embossing!  I must confess that I was a bit skeptical about card classes.  With all of the YouTube videos out there available for free, why would I pay for a class?  I’m a convert now, though – at least for Kristina and Jennifer’s classes.  In addition to super high-quality videos, you get tons of tips and advice, a downloadable PDF with class material, and if you participate when the class is active, you also get access to a forum where you can ask the experts your questions, there are prizes for contributing, and just for being there, and there are discounts available to some of the best card supply stores.  After the class is over, you maintain access to the class material, so you can totally participate at your own pace.

Of course, my favorite place to get supplies remains Simon Says Stamp.  They’re always getting in the latest and greatest card-making stuff.  In fact, there’s some exciting surprises in store for us coming July 15th!  They totally rock!

Do you like seeing posts like this, or is it annoying?  Please let me know – still trying to find my way into this blog-o-sphere.  As always, thank you so much for stopping by, and have a magical day!KitEndSig2

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