Okay, I know this is late, but in my defense I really did work on this a LOT. I can only tell you how much I despise Corel VideoStudio Pro 4x. OH MY GOODNESS. That program actually had me saying words that aren’t good for my children to hear. Then after that whole debacle, I tried to use iMovie on my Mac, and that wasn’t a whole lot better. LOL. But I did get one video from each program to work and uploaded. But I swear, I am totally traumatized. That is really sad considering I used to be a computer trainer. I am not used to being the dumb one when it comes to technology. But let me tell you, I have jumped in with both feet and am learning a lot.
Today I finally made a HUGE purchase, thanks to all of you who have purchased my tutorials and tools. I bought the Adobe Creative Suite 6. I am so excited and overwhelmed at the same time. The version I have been using was just CS. That’s right, 6 versions ago. That was before the time Adobe bought Macromedia. It has been a while. And to make it all worse or better, depending on how you look at it, I bought the Mac version. So not only do I get to learn a new computer, but all new software at the same time. Yay Me. (*HeadDesk*)
Why am I doing this to myself? I am doing it for you. Well, Okay, in the end it really is all about me, but still, you benefit too. I am gearing things up to offer online courses. I mentioned this on my Tool Time Tuesday Post earlier this week. I am so excited. I have been working on this for a while and it is fun to see it finally coming together. I plan to have my first class start on August 15th.
I have really struggled since we have moved here to Washington. Not because I don’t like it, because that isn’t the case at all. I could die happy here. It is just really frustrating to be in a space that won’t allow me to teach classes. That is my passion. Since I can’t have you all over here, I figured it was time to take my classes to you. You will be able to log in and view the classes, download the handouts and participate with others via a forum set up for the specific class. I am still working on the particulars as far as the formats and such, but it is coming together.
That brings me to a great question for you and part of my giveaway. I have identified a list of classes to offer, and eventually they will most likely all be offered. We will just have to see how well received they are. But I would like to know which one you would be most interested in.
- Chain Making (Introductory soldering class)
- Bezel Setting
- Ring Making
- Creative Findings
- Riveted Bracelet/Pendant/earrings
- My Wire Angels
- Fold Formed Pendant/earrings
- Tube Setting
I have a much longer list than this, but I thought these would be good classes to begin with. If you have other suggestions I would LOVE to hear them.
I will keep you updated on the progress and registration date for the first workshop.
On to the Giveaway!
Why am I doing it? Well, there are a few reasons. This month marks one year since I have been doing my Tool Time Tuesday posts in Video format. This month, I finally hit 300 subscribers on my YouTube Page. I would love to hit 100,000 views on my YouTube Channel. I would also like your help in getting my blog out there so others can participate in the Tool Time Tuesday features.
Kevin Potter of Potter USA has been a great sponsor of my blog and he has donated one silhouette die and one pancake die for me to give away. I am also going to give away one of my beautiful Black Walnut Swage Blocks. There will be at least one other (maybe 2) gift(s) given away. So you have four chances to win, maybe five.
How to Enter:
You can increase the number of entries by doing a number of things.
- Subscribe to my blog (Upper Right – You will receive an email each time I make a blog post)
- Leave a comment on this blog with your suggestion of the class I should offer first.
- Like my Facebook Page
- Follow me on Pinterest and/or Pin at least one of my tutorials/videos or jewelry images.
- Link to my blog from yours (I will link back to yours too – just leave the address in the comments)
- Create a blog/Facebook/Tiwtter/Google+ post announcing my giveaway
- Tell them to leave a comment letting me know they heard it from you and you will get an extra entry and they will get an entry too.
- Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
- Leave me a comment telling me how many of these items you did. Each one is good for one extra entry.
That gives you a total of 9+ chances to enter. If you are already subscribed to my blog/pinterest/facebook, just let me know and I will give you credit for those. I will also do a blog post with links back to the blogs that link to me. It will be a great way to get people to your blog too.
I will announce the winners next Wednesday, June 20th.
Today I uploaded 2 new videos. As I said before, Kevin Potter of Potter USA has been a great sponsor of my blog and has been so helpful as I have learned about the hydraulic press. These two videos are my 29th and 30th videos on YouTube. So enjoy.
The first video discusses and shows some of the differences between the old style press and his new style.
The second video shows how to use the new embossing/design dies
Thanks for everything. Have a great weekend everyone.