Year 2007! - A fresh new year with new resolutions and some new card making supplies - gifts you received from family members or friends for Christmas - and this newsletter to kick-start the new year.

Christmas and New Year's decorations have long been taken down. But soon, I'll be putting up Chinese New Year's decoration. And this year is the Year of the Boar.

I have been busy - tasting the cakes my sister-in-law is making for the Chinese New Year's celebration and at the same time, creating some Chinese New Year's cards to give to friends with the cakes.

I will be taking snapshots of these CNY cards and will upload them to the website soon. So please bookmark the site and keep a lookout for examples of my Chinese New Year's cards. I will let you know on the site's homepage at the What's New! section.

Well, here in this newsletter, we are now into the third module of the A Study of Color for the Card Designer course.

And this is a practical and fun module. It covers the topic on how to create and keep a Color Scrapbook. At the same time, you will learn how to use this scrapbook as a mood board to create stunning cards.

In This Issue:

:: A Study of Color for the Card Designer : Create and Keep A Color Scrapbook

:: What's Happening in the MakingGreetingCards Community?

:: Collectable Quote for Card Making

:: Free Template

:: Miscellaneous Matters

A Study of Color for the Card Designer : Create and Keep A Color Scrapbook

For this third module on color study, we will be focusing on the Color Scrapbook. This is by far a practical and fun lesson so take your time and enjoy yourself as you create your own library of color ideas in your color scrapbook.

Ready! Just click on the following link to proceed to the course.

Create and Keep a Color Scrapbook: where to get color inspirations and how to use your color scrapbook.

What's Happening in the MakingGreetingCards Community?

At the time of writing this enewsletter, we have altogether 270 members in the community.

Not all members actively participate in the community but for those who do, we are getting to know one another better.

There are 2 swaps currently running:

1. Getting to Know You Swap

2. Happy Valentines Swap.

The most current and popular topic of discussion is the Paperbag Greeting Card.

Check it out! Just click on the link below to learn how to make one yourself.

Simple directions for making a Paperbag Greeting Card.

And if you are interested in participating in the discussion, just join the group.

MakingGreetingCards Group

Collectable Quote for Card Making

"Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling."

~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Free Templates

Instead of a template, I'm sending you to a page online to create your own Jackson Pollock's art.

When you reach the page, place your curser on the blank page and move it all over the page. Remember to click to change color and see what art you create.

Not satisfied with your creation? Just right click and click 'Play' and you'll be presented with a fresh page again.

Once you like your creation, just right click and print.

Use the printed page for your card background or use it as wrapping paper.

It's so much fun. Try it!

Here's the link:

Jackson Pollock

Fonts To Download For Cardmaking

To download some fonts for cardmaking, go to Font Garden.

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Celebrating Creativity! Connecting Lives!

Make it a great year! Create and send homemade cards to people who need cheering up! and see how your heart is blessed just knowing you have helped in making someone's day with your handmade card.

Flora Tan

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