Here I am again! I'm very excited about all the wonderful things that are coming our way in

Below are just some of the new additions and I hope you will enjoy the changes.

In This Issue:

:: Introducing 'A Study of Colors for the card designer'

:: Join the MakingGreetingCards Community!

:: Collectable Quote for Card Making

:: Free Images

:: Miscellaneous Matters

Introducing 'A Study of Colors for the card designer'

Course Title: A Study of Colors for the card designer

Color is a very important aspect of card making. The first impression of a handmade card is the color scheme used by the card crafter. The choices of colors used on the card can affect the overall look of your creation.

From now to the end of 2007, we will be doing a study of colors for the card crafter. In the next few issues of the GreetingNews! we will look at some basic color principles that can help us mix and use color successfully to enhance our cards.

These will inlcude the following modules:

* understanding color theory

* step by step instructions on how to make a color wheel,

* creating and keeping a color scrapbook,

* where to look for color inspiration

Then, we will study a color palette each month and discuss the mood the colors in each palette evoke. From each study of the color palettes, we will challenge ourselves to create cards using colors from the palette. And every month, an array of card samples using the particular color palette will be uploaded to the website to aid us in our learning and understanding of using colors in our card making.

In this section, we will also touch on how to choose colors for the different style of cards we want to create. For example, the color scheme for a Victorian style card will be totally different from a Japanese or Chinese style card. This will also be true for the different occasion cards. e.g. Christmas Cards, Sympathy Cards or Baby Shower Invitation Cards.

The main objective is that from these lessons, we will be able to use color in our card making with confidence. And hopefully, every card we create will have a sense of color balance and harmony.

So, I hope that you will follow closely and participate in this study. Make sure that you are able to receive this study every month by adding my email address to your address book in your email software. Then check your mailbox every last week of the month and learn with me on the subject - A Study of Colors for the card designer.

Looking forward to learning with you,

Join the MakingGreetingCards Community!

It's been 3 months since MakingGreetingCards Group started and so far we had conducted 3 swaps and 2 card challenges. Beside swaps and challenges, we had opportunities to mingle and get to know one another. If you would like to interact with other card crafters and learn from one another, then come and join us at:

MakingGreetingCards Group

Collectable Quote for Card Making

A woman is like a tea bag: You never know her strength until you drop her in hot water.

~Eleanor Roosevelt

Free Images

Since Christmas is only three months away so I thought I make a whole sheet of Christmas Tags for you. Here's the link to download the Christmas Tags Sheet 1. It's a pdf file so you'll need Adobe Reader to open it.

Christmas Tags Sheet 1

2007 Calendar Templates

I have uploaded the 2007 Calendar Templates and are selling them on the website. Beside the templates, there's also some calendars that come with images which you can download and print straight away.

So if you are thinking of creating Calendars as gifts for the new year, please do support with your purchase of any of these templates. Your support will help alot towards the maintainence of this huge website.

Decorate A Calendar

Completed 2007 Calendars

Fonts To Download For Cardmaking

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

Forward this Newsletter to your Family or Friends.

If you enjoy reading this newsletter, and like to share it with your family or friends, please feel free to forward this newsletter to them. In fact, I appreciate very much your forwarding it to them. Thank you.

GreetingNews! is dedicated to helping cardcrafters be more creative and fulfilled--to discover and celebrate creativity and connect with others through card making and sending. What follows are tips, techniques, quotes, resources and shortcuts to making more great cards in less time with less money and having fun in the process. I'm always on the lookout for information to help you live creativity and connect more effectively.

I send this publication only to those who have requested it. I do not sell, rent or give out my mailing lists. If you find this newsletter to be of value, I invite and encourage you to forward it to your friends.

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Flora Tan

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