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Some people ask what is Craft-Tastic LIVE and what should I expect? In a nutshell Craft-Tastic LIVE is a fun new way to enjoy crafting right from the comfort of your own home for FREE. All you will need is a computer with an internet connection to join the fun. You should expect to see some of the most innovative craft techniques, ideas, products along with amazing demonstrators that come from all walks of life. Either lean back and enjoy the inspiration or type away in the chat room with like minded crafters from all around the world!
Tomorrow is the next show and you won’t want to miss it because we not only have some great demos by Cynthia Gagen, Lee Brehon and Renee Rounds but also a fun segment at the Museum Of Man in San Diego. You can imagine what shenanigans’ Cliff and I got into Although the live show is recorded it’s always great to attend live with your friends so that you can enjoy the interactive fun. An added bonus of attending live is a chance to win a neat prize! Click here at 6 pacific 8 central 9 eastern February 22nd and join in on the Craft-Tastic LIVE fun!
On the last Tuesday of each month Craft-Tastic LIVE brings together a handful of amazing designers and crafters in an hour long craft show that is not only educational but also really fun for all types of creative people. For the January 25th Royal Romance themed show we knew The Craftaholic Diana Gonzalez would be a perfect fit! If you’ve never met Diana you’ll definitely want to check her out on her blog here. We just love her take on January’s Royal Romance theme with this lovely mini Altoid can broach. Come watch her live demo on Craft-Tastic LIVE January 25th @ 6 pacific 8 central 9 eastern. Also follow us on Facebook to get more details on the other Craft-Tastic designers that are stepping up to the craft cam.
We realize that not everyone has access to a demo cam which is why we created a segment on each Craft-Tastic LIVE called the Craft-Tastic LIVE Crafters Showcase dedicated to showing off photos of your amazing projects! Check out more info here.
No matter how you approach Valentines Day we know that this months Craft-Tastic theme “Royal Romance” is sure to inspire some amazing projects. To prove how much we love you and your projects we are opening up a new segment called the Craft-Tastic LIVE Crafters Showcase which will highlight your love themed projects in the form of a photo slideshow! To find out more about the Craft-Tastic LIVE Crafters Showcase go to the “Project Submission” tab. In the meantime we hope you draw some inspiration from this little Royal Romance collage created with these amazing crowns found at The Graphics Fairy and some original Andrea Currie Crafts Designs!
Now that you have some inspiration go forth and play! Mark your calendars for January 25th @ 6 pacific 8 central 9 eastern and don’t forget to invite your friends to the show here! The fun new format will be worth the wait. We promise
A year ago yesterday I set out on a journey to celebrate crafting. How? I wanted to start my own online craft show. My quest was to find my own unique crafty tribe—innovative crafters seeking the same playful craft world that I was.
For me, mastering the technology was the easy part since I have a technical day job, a technical hubby, and great companies like UStream and Linqto to support me. This didn’t mean I went into Craft-Tastic LIVE without my share of insecurities. How would I look on camera? Are my crafts just lame? What if no one showed up? And how would I possibly be able to create new, fun crafts every week?
Throughout the year I overcame most of those issues and simply managed the rest. My entrepreneurial spirit sometimes made me lose sight of my original goal, as I fell into obsessing over the amount of Craft-Tastic fans, subscribers and viewers I was accumulating. Some days I’d find myself riding the high of rapidly aggregating numbers only to be deflated at show time when just a handful of people showed up. Proof that it’s easy to get derailed, especially for us creative types with short attention spans
Yes, at times throughout the year I definitely wanted to quit. I was tired and had those weekends that I would rather have spent with my husband Cliff at the zoo than in my craft room pulling out my hair trying to think up something magnificent for the next craft demo. Even though I had moments of self doubt, I came to realize that I had met my goal long before the one-year mark was up. About 6 months in, I’d met some amazing people who whole heartedly supported me, even when I demo’d total craftastrophies—anyone remember the glittered split peas?!
Whenever I found myself questioning the road I was on, a kind word would show up in my Inbox. And it didn’t stop there. Throughout the past year of Craft-Tastic adventures, my viewers cheered me on; participated in my wacky contests (Lady Gaga Challenge anyone?); sent me buttons, cards and scrapbook pages; not to mention free products to test. If I only learned one thing this year, it would be that Craft-Tastic members supported me long before I ever realized it. For that I’m most thankful.
As for the “What Now?” With the love and support of Cliff, fans and viewers, Craft-Tastic LIVE will not only go on, but also expand in a variety of exciting ways that we can’t wait to share with you in the coming months. Without your love and support we wouldn’t be able to carry on with this crafty journey, and for that I cannot thank you enough ♥
I will leave you to giggle at my very first episode! Come to Craft-Tastic LIVE every Tuesday night 7 pacific 9 central 10 eastern to see how things have changed
It’s projects like these that make my husband stop looking at me strange for collecting bottlecaps and corks! It really doesn’t take much more than sparkles and glue to finish off these two eco-friendly and fun projects.
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