Jun 17, 2016

Review of Craftsy Class, Discount Code and Neat &Tangled Blog

Review of Craftsy Class:  Fresh Eyes on Your Cardmaking Suppies

Bottom Line:  Excellent, worth the money.  50% off discount code:  www.craftsy.com/ext/MiriamPrantner_10298_H (this will give you the class for $14.99)

There is a lot of excellent free content online, so I don't take many paid classes. However, the title of the class caught my eye. I've been bored with my cards. I feel like I make the same card over and over. Plus, I couldn't stamp for a while due to home repairs and a bad shoulder (both issues resolved) so I had time.

The class is taught by Miriam Prantner. I've been impressed by some of the unique cards Miriam has made, such as this one and this one. Miriam clearly has a flair for geometry made beautiful!  In case you are wondering, while I've emailed Miriam briefly in connection with my guest designing for Neat & Tangled, I don't know her and purchased the class on my own. After I took the class, I emailed Miriam and told her how much I enjoyed it and that I was going to do a review of it and she kindly provided this discount code.

So what did I learn?  I learned to stop and take a look at the lines in designs, whether it is patterned paper, stamps, stencils, or dies.  I loved the examples using patterned paper in new ways (for example, cutting it up in interesting ways). Similarly, Miriam shows how to use stencils in ways that I've never seen.

The classes are filmed live so that, unlike most crafty videos, you are watching the instructor as if you were sitting facing her. Miriam's discussion is filmed as she is demonstrating her lessons, not a voice over.  Most of the time, I prefer voice overs, but it was interesting listening to Miriam, in effect, think out loud. There are several times where the video advances, so that we don't waste time watching Miriam complete a step.  Accordingly, the class moves at a great pace.  In short, I loved it!

Now let's see if I can use what I learned!

My Neat & Tangled Blog Post

I've got two cards up on the Neat & Tangled blog today.  Here is one of them.  Hmm, got the stitching idea from the class!

Would love if you checked out the entire post.

Thanks and have a great weekend!



Zoey and the furballs said...

Thanks for sharing. Looks like a great class.

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic cards for N&T today, I really love this one with the stitching, what a great way to use that stamp to make something totally new! And thanks so much for your kind words. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the class!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Thanks for the review, Joan, love Miriam's work and I'm sure her class is great! Wish I had both the time and money to dedicate to this class (and some other online classes I've had my eye on). Both of those things seem to be hard to come by these days.

LauraJane:) said...

Thanks for the review Joan..Now that summer is here I MIGHT have time to take this class:))