Sites I Follow

Great Sites to Watch for Trends, Inspiration and New Products

This site, , is going through a change in ownership/management as it’s creator is stepping down from her position on the editorial staff of Paper Crafts (which is, or will be, renamed to Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking) I suggest signing up for their email as they do promote a variety of contests which helps to expand our creative thinking! The Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking website is .   You can also connect with them through their Facebook page.

Jennifer McGuire is associated with several companies and always gives a heads-up on the latest and greatest from those companies – plus, she’s a fabulous teacher!  Jump on YouTube and search for her as she has many wonderful videos!  She also heads up a fabulous site to learn lots of techniques for card makers (

Kristina Werner partners up with Jennifer in teaching the online card classes and is a fabulous graphic designer!  You can find her on YouTube by searching for “starofmay”.  Her videos will help walk you through new techniques and help to inspire your own creativity!

Lindsay Weirich is a hoot! She is also very well versed in almost every craft under the sun!  You’ll get lots of exposure to all kinds of crafting! She has fabulous tips on stretching your crafting dollar and tons of kid-friendly projects!

Lorraine is a very talented lady!  You’ll find her commenting on cards all over the internet! She’s also a design member for one of my favorite shops – Simon Says Stamps!

My Favorite Things – is just that – one of my FAVORITE things!  They have fabulous dies and stamps! And, they have great contests! I hope to be able to enter their DT contest when I get a chance!  Who wouldn’t want hundreds of dollars of MFT product!???!!!

If you want to get started into card making – this is probably one of the best places to go to learn!  They have TONS of resources and videos! There are lots of challenges to participate it, and you can build your own gallery of creative goodness for free!

I love to see what new products Susanna has brought into her store! She showcases them in her galleries which are full of eye-candy!  She is also one of the few stores I have found online that carries many hard to find products, such as Viva Decor.

I love the look of clean and simple (CAS) design!  I love to stalk these ladies on the internet when I get stuck for inspiration:

A multitude of talented artists from around the world are out there on the internet! Search and you will find! The aforementioned are just a few of my favorites, and I hope they encourage and inspire you as well!

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