I Promise It’s Me and I’m back…

This is my attempt at ‘dusting off the old cobwebs’ on this blog. I’ve missed you buddy and I’ve missed my blog friends even more. Though you have not seen me here lately, some may have seen me in a different forum. I’m a monthly contributor at Die Cut Crazy, a monthly digital magazine for die cut lovers. I thought I would share some past magazine projects with you as a way to say ‘hello old friends’.

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DIE CUT CRAZY AUGUST 2013

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DIE CUT CRAZY SEPTEMBER 2013

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DIE CUT CRAZY OCTOBER 2013

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If you’re interested in learning more about Die Cut Crazy (DCC), I hope you check out their website and their Facebook page. They are a growing magazine which is getting better and better with each issue! I’m so tickled to be a part of this journey. The contributors are a wonderful group of women (though I hope to see some crafty guys join up too)! And Stephanie, the Editor, is so sweet and helpful. She and her lovely husband, Jeremy, make the magazine magic happen with each issue. Not only is the magazine filled with contributors’ tutorials and photos, but there are card and scrapbook galleries for even more inspiration. If you’re feeling crafty ladies and gents and want to share your creations, send DCC an email. You might find yourself in their next issue! More details are provided in their post here.

Die Cut Crazy (DCC) offers three ways to purchase and download – via iPhone, iPad, or PDF. To check out the details in iTunes, click here. For a PDF version, click the DCC website here. The PDF version is perfect for those like me who do not have an iPhone or iPad. Just pay 99 cents and the issue is yours to keep on your computer. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!

My final note is to say how much I’ve missed my fellow blog buddies and visitors. I hope to ‘see’ you again soon. I have a lot of blog visiting to do to see what you all have been up to.  I’ve missed your talented creations and want you to know how much you inspire me.

Thank you,

Vanessa

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Free Sample Issue from Die Cut Crazy

Here’s another exciting update from Die Cut Crazy, the digital magazine for paper crafters! While they continue to test their PDF subscription option at their website, they are offering a free PDF sample for you to try! All you have to do is “Pay with a Tweet” or “Pay with a Facebook post” to download the PDF from their website. Once you’ve downloaded it, you can even save it to your computer to keep! Click their link for more details and for your free issue: http://diecutcrazymag.com/2013/07/24/die-cut-crazy-in-pdf-form/.

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Father’s Day Card with Treat Box

Father’s Day has passed but I wanted to share a Father’s Day Card with treat box that was published in the June issue of Die Cut Crazy. Thanks Stephanie for letting me share my project! I used Cricut’s Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2 for the card and shirt box.

TBBM2 - Father's Day Card and Treat Box

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TBBM2 - Tie Tag Father's Day Card

Here are some exciting updates happening at Die Cut Crazy (DCC):

  • The digital magazine is now available for the iPhone in addition to the iPad.
  • It’s being tested for the Android platform.
  • A PDF version is in the works and will be available soon at their website: http://diecutcrazymag.com/.
  • They’re offering a two month free subscription. Click on the link for more details, but hurry, the code is only good through July.
  • They’re hosting a summer themed challenge. Submissions are due in 2 days – sorry for the late heads up. The winning entry will get a Sizzix Texture Boutique embossing machine!
  • Die Cut Crazy now offers card and scrapbook galleries to showcase your projects. If you would like your project to be published in DCC, send them an email at diecutcrazymag@gmail.com.
  • Die Cut Crazy is on Instagram. Their name is @diecutcrazy. If you tag your posts with #diecutcrazy, they’re happy to share them with their followers and in the magazine.
  • Follow Die Cut Crazy on Facebook to receive further updates.

Die Cut Crazy Update

It’s official! My Father’s Day project with card is published in Die Cut Crazy’s June issue. This is a digital magazine currently offered on the iPad. Here is the cover as seen in iTunes!

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Stephanie, the Editor, sent me my screen shots so I could see how my tutorial and photos looked! I don’t have an iPad so I appreciate her letting me see the end result! It was neat seeing my photos and words designed on a page in magazine format. It looked great! I was also featured under their “Blogger Spotlight” section which shares a short bio and some of my favorite card creations.

Die Cut Crazy posted an update on their blog that mentions the reduced cost of subscriptions, as well as releasing their digital magazine to the iPhone in the near future. They are also working on making it available on other tablet devices. My fingers are crossed for the Kindle Fire – that’s the one I have. 😉 Check out their post here: http://diecutcrazymag.com/2013/06/08/our-readers-have-spoken-and-were-listening/.

Die Cut Crazy Magazine – Contributor

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Hello all! I have some exciting news to share with you. I was recently contacted by Stephanie Shock, the Editor of Die Cut Crazy, to be a contributor. Die Cut Crazy is a monthly digital magazine currently available for the iPad. Here’s a bit about the magazine: “Get creative and exciting ways you can use the art of die cutting sent automatically to your iPad. Die Cut Crazy is a digital only magazine created for those who have been bitten by the die cutting bug. Explore the many mediums, not just paper, that you can create with using your die cut machine and die cut products. Check out the magazine and find out what is making everyone Die Cut Crazy!” Source: http://diecutcrazymag.com/about/.

My Father’s Day project will be featured in the June issue. I’m so excited for this opportunity to be published! I send my heartfelt appreciation to Stephanie for her interest in my work.

If you would like to check out the magazine, visit the iTunes store and search “Die Cut Crazy”. Or check out the iTunes preview here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/die-cut-crazy-mag/id590620928?mt=8.

Once you’ve downloaded the free app to your iPad, you can then purchase a subscription through the Newsstand. Various subscription plans are offered.

For more details, check out their website: http://diecutcrazymag.com/. They have already published issues for the months of February – May 2013.

Thanks for checking out my bit of news! I appreciate your support so much!

Vanessa