Monday, September 17, 2012

inspiration monday.....and a giveaway!


when you go out searching for the perfect journal,
what do you look for?






one that lays flat when you open it?  
one that's not too small.....or not too big?
one that has the perfect paper inside?





well, i think there's no better way to get exactly what you want than by creating it yourself!
so, let's make a journal.....in my new online class, offered over at creative workshops!!  

i'm super excited to announce my new adventure....
.....and it starts on october 29th!!  woo hoo!





i've got lots of videos and printouts to show you how to create your own
40-page watercolor journal with those
gorgeous coptic chain stitches trickling down the spine......





and we'll even put some artwork on the covers!
(i'm providing this artwork design for you to use, 
but if you'd rather create a more personalized cover, i'll share some tips on that, too!) 







and once we're finished, you'll have your very own coptic journal
with lots of blank pages inside to create all that happy-life-stuff-artwork
you have swirling around in your head!







for more information and registration,
please click here!


****

to celebrate, i'd love to give away a seat in the class!
all you have to do is leave a comment (just one, please!) on this post by 
wednesday, september 19th at 10:00 p.m. (EST)!  
once the comments are closed on wednesday, i'll randomly choose a name 
and announce it on thursday, september 20th!
please make sure your comment either links back to 
your blog, or you leave your e-mail so i can contact you if your name is chosen!
(this giveaway is open to all those who are 18 years of age or older.)

and.....if you've already registered for the class, please join in the giveaway!
if your name is chosen, your registration fee will be refunded to you!

****
edited:  comments are now closed.....thank you to all those who entered the giveaway!!


{this class is hosted by creative workshops.  once the class opens on october 29th, all those who are registered will receive an invitation to the class and all of the videos and printouts will be available right away.    the class is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can work at your own pace and you'll have access to the class whenever you want.  this class will be offered for at least one year (and most likely longer), so you'll have plenty of time to finish viewing all of the videos.  for more information, please click here!}


154 comments:

roc said...

oh..what a wonderful sounding class. how nice of you to do a give away for it. please add me.

marie said...

Getting a chance to win this class is awesome! Thanks a bunch!!

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

What a wonderfully joyful project this sounds. And even more exciting if it was a class that was won as well lol. Px

Marji said...

Oh, to be able to make journals with that beautiful stitching. Thank you.

Colleayn said...

I would love to learn how to make this journal and it would be great to win. Thanks! qigongangel at yahoo.com

fran p. said...

I would love to win a seat in this class Lori....I have purchased several of these masterpieces from you and I know how beautiful you make them.....I'll take the class from you regardless - not that I can duplicate your, of course....I love, love, love this journal.....thanks for sharing with us!

Zuza said...

Great news :) This journal looks so cheerfull :)

Kiki Halbert said...

What a great class! I'd love to learn how to coptic bind my books! Thanks for the chance to win!

Fran said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win a seat in your new class!

Melissa @ Sweet As Texas Honey said...

So exited. Got the email about the class over the weekend from creative workshop. Love the intro video!

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

Amazing intro video! It really peaks my interest, although your images do it justice as well. I just love the stitching and anyone taking the class will have an amazing time - I know it!

teri said...

The last class I took with you was one of the most useful I have ever taken, and this one looks equally terrific.

Christine said...

Oh my gosh what a great class! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Miss Marple said...

Whooowhooo...great! Thank you so much for your generousity. I'll keep my fingers crossed from now!

Inge (Belgium) said...

What a nice class! I am a starter on journaling and watercolors. I learned a lot in the last couple of months. Some by trail and error... I also made mistakes on buying journals. Those are expensive mistakes...
So I'm glad to get the chance to win this class that would prevent me from making those mistakes ;-)and to be able to make the right kind of journal all by myself. Thank you!

Jeanette said...

Lori! How awesome is this??? Another class with you combining needlework AND journaling. Fabulous. I'm signing up and will sit as patiently as I can for the FuN to begin! :). xoox, Jeanette

marysza said...

oohh! you know that I would LOVE to be in this class!! i love watercolours so much but I'm not really good in using them and my motivations isn't very big.. it would be a perfect motivation for me! :)

pick meeeee :D

marysza.blogspot.com
marysza.fotolog@vp.pl

Miriam Prantner said...

I've wanted to learn how to do this type of binding for a long time, but the few tutorials I found just confused me. Would LOVE to win a seat in this class!

Julie S. said...

What a lovely little journal - love the cover! How sweet you are for offering a spot. Pick me! Pick me! ;) BTW, thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog the other day. It made me grin.

Jenni C's said...

i have always wanted to make my own journal....only attempted covers so far...and pasted them on bought journals...would love to learn the whole process...

Melanie said...

What a very nice giv away.it would nice to be in youre new class of making a journal.
scrappen@xs4all.nl

Love from a dutch fan, Melanie

Blackinese said...

Wow! Very very beautiful journal.

Sandi said...

Oh Lori how wonderful is this? I will definitely be signing up for this class, would not want to miss it, hugs

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hi Lori! what a great idea for a class! Oh how I wish there were more hours in a week. I love the way your pretty art work looks on this! I wish you great success with your class Lori!

Debbie said...

I'm so excited about your new class. I signed up for it last night, after receiving an e-mail from Shabby Cottage Studios about it. I always look forward to seeing your new journal pages each week. (I missed you during the summer, while you were away.)
Thanks for your inspiration.

debbiejanelle@yahoo.com

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Lori! How wonderful! You are a sensitive person to understand how personal journals are, the inside, yes, but the outside of it and making of it, too! You know I love yours! Thank you for this class and your generous giveaway!

pambelina said...

This would be so much fun! I love making books and learning new techniques (or improving mine) is always a good idea.

Sanford and Michelle said...

I would love to win a seat in your class! I admire your work and enjoyed your lettering class. Even if I don't win, I'll still buy a seat :) Michelle Robinson

MyLittleBlueDog said...

What a useful class, thank you for the chance to win a place in it.

linda (dots n doodles) said...

This looks like another fabulous class from you. Fingers crossed!

Ivanhoe said...

I have been following your blog for some time, and your handmade journals are my favourite. I think I will sign-up for your class, but better yet, I'll try and win a spot.

Thanks

huntla1 said...

Ok, let's try this again. I forgot to leave my email on the last comment, I hope that doesn't mess you up. I want to learn how to coptic stitch an album and it would be fun to learn from you. Please pick me I would love to enter the doorway of your class. Thank you, huntla1 at mac dot com.

angela said...

Hi and thank you for doing this! I would love to take this class.

artistangela218@gmail.com
thanks again :)

Katt aka LaLa said...

Your journals are always gorgeous. This workshop sounds like so much fun, I tried once to make a coptic stitch journal and it turned out horrible :P Thanks so much for the chance to win a spot in your class.

airbrush said...

I have always admired your beautiful journals. Jane S

Charmingdesigns said...

Whoohoo, I would LOVE to learn this from you!!! pick me, pick me.lol

KrissyB said...

Hi, Lori -- I've always wanted to learn the coptic stitch and can't wait to sign up for your class! I would LOVE to win a free spot. Thank you for being so generous in offering your class to some lucky winner! kbirkhol@amfam.com

Donna said...

Fantastic giveway! I love a journal that lays flat - so much easier to work with. Here's to good luck!!

Elsa said...

I hope I hope...great!

thanks!

Lorelei Lane said...

I love this giveaway! What's not to love about a watercolor paper journal!!! And I've been wanting to learn how to bind my own journals. Pick me! Pick me!

Jessie said...

What a fun class! I can't wait to get started making my own journals. Thanks for the opportunity!!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

I'm thrilled to see you're offering a class... and I'm so fascinated with hand-made journals - I want to make ONE - at least just one ... in my lifetime! It's on my 'bucket list!'
Thankful for the chance!

Dana said...

Looks fantastic! Thanks for the generous opportunity... I have my fingers crossed...Oh please, oh please!

Carolt said...

Lori,
I'm looking forward to taking another another clss with you. It'll be great to make a journal sized just for me.
cvtamasiunas@hotmail.com

Vicki Holdwick said...

Lori, I love your blog! And this is a very cute journal.

I've made lots of hardcovered coptic stitch journals, but like how this one stitches through the fold in the cover instead of onto the front cover.

I'd love to win a spot in this class.

Thanks for the chance,

xoxo

Donna Jeanne Koepp said...

Looks like fun, Lori. I've done a bit of book binding, but it would be fabulous to learn the proper way. Thanks for the opportunity.

Yuhrmomma said...

Love the look of this binding technique! Have admired your journals for a long time. See you in class one way or another!

Art After Midnight said...

Thank you for sharing this op with a lucky person. I would love the chance to learn Coptic stitching. Love working on flat surfaces. Good luck to all.

Fifi said...

Would LOVE to win !!!

Amber said...

I've been trying to figure out how to do this myself after seeing your last post about the journals you sell on Etsy. I would love to participate in this class!! Thanks for the opportunity.

Stephanie said...

Oh wow! I'd love to win a spot. I have tried to follow along with a book on how to do the coptic stitch but couldn't follow it. I need to see someone in action doing it for me to be able to succeed.

Krista said...

Oooh, I just found your site and how nice that you are having a giveaway! I've been wanting to learn how to make a coptic journal for some time...

Gensmom said...

I would love to win a spot. This is a great giveaway.

Teresa said...

Would love to win a spot in the class!

EvilBlackSheep said...

That class looks super interesting. And thanks for giving a free spot in it :)

Marie aka Grams said...

Another wonderful offering from my favorite artist? Yippee, count me in. You're the best. xo Marie E. in SLC

trish said...

Looks like another great class from you! It be fun to win!

just a scrap of paper said...

Would love to learn this stitch!

Marbles in a Mason Jar said...

This sound awesome! I've always wanted to learn how to do that type of stitching for journals...now I know where I can learn how to do it!

A free seat? Even cooler!

Judy Hackley said...

I would be honoed to win your class.I have been dying to lean the coptic stich. I love how it makes the pages lay flat. My email addy iis judyjh71@gmail.com

Judy Hackley

Unknown said...

What a great idea. I'm ready to illustrate my hopes and dreams in this great stitched book.

maryh said...

I have been looking for a class like this! Awesome! Love your work.

Bridget said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to learn how to do a coptic stitch journal!! It would be a joy to win your class :)

Suzan Engler said...

I'm so glad you are giving online classes! Love your work.

The Bumble Girl said...

This sounds amazing! Would love to learn how to create a book like this :) Thank you!

Tally said...

I like your work :-)

Greetings from Hamburg/Germany
Tally

Glo said...

Your new class sounds wonderful and I would like to be included in the giveaway, thank you.

Jules said...

How exciting! This looks like fun.

http://agirlnamedjules.blogspot.com/

vonnyw2b said...

Oh wow! Thank you so much for such a fabulous opportunity Lori. Your work is so inspirational. Yvonne x

Jean M. said...

Oh boy sounds like a fun class. Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot:)

Käthlin said...

I would be very happy to participate in your online class!

Linda said...

What a fabulous give-a-way. I would love to learn to make one of your beautiful journals. Thanks for the giving the opportunity to win a class. Linda E.

Isabel said...

I have come as every Monday to visit you and I find this wonderful news. I am thrilled with the possibility that you provide to participate in class. I look forward to next Thursday. And thank you especially for your kind comment on my blog. Isabel.
http://hechoamanoporisabel.blogspot.com

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a wonderful coptic stich journal....and another class...I loved your lettering class so you know I neeeeed to take this class too. Thanks for offering up a free spot...I hope I get lucky...come on Lori.,,,,make my day!!!

Susan said...

This class sounds great! Handmade journals are the best!

Kate said...

wow I have never take one of your classes, I would love to take this one. Thanks for the oppotunity to win it.

Introverted Art said...

wow Lori. This class sounds like a LOT of fun. The hand bound journal is pure perfection with its frayed page edges, the texture, just amazing.

Glòria Vivas said...

Hi Lori, a while ago I am a follower of your blog (silently). Today in this post has helped me leave the comment that has long wanted to make. I love everything you do, your handwriting, your pictures, your bindings, your work as clean. You are my role model on countless occasions.
Do not want to miss an opportunity of participating in your draw. Thanks for sharing your work.
http://papersdecolors.blogspot.com.es/
Is my blog.
Besos desde Barcelona.

Meghan Thimjon said...

Would love to learn how to do this stitch! What fun!

Diane said...

Ooooh! I'd love to win a spot in your class. What a gorgeous little journal!

susie f said...

How generous to give away a space! Fingers crossed for all

MagaMerlina said...

What a beautiful thing to make!

Celeste said...

Great idea and gorgeous looking journal. I would love a chance to win a spot in your class to make this beautifully bound dreamy art journal.

Marjanne said...

I was already excited when I saw the announcement from Creative Workshops! I loved your lettering workshop, and although this is quite different, it sound so much fun. Thanks for a chance to win a seat in this class!

karenelr said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
karenelr said...

Oh this sounds lovely--I have adored your artwork for a long time and love how you put together your own books!

Barbara Smith said...

I've taught myself how to bind my own journals but it's been hit and miss. I would love to learn the REAL way to do it right from you. Please count me in!
Thanks!
Peace & Love,
Barb
mrs.barb.smith@me.com

Jess Amazing said...

OOh, I love this!

Cheryl Gebhart said...

I love your journals and would love to win a place in class. Thanks for the chance.

Dawn said...

awesome! its about time you taught an online class ;) I would love to take it!

Bren said...

I'm so excited about this class and am planning on registering for it. Thanks for a chance to win it.

Vicki Robison said...

Wow, so awesome! I have to thank you for all your inspiration. I read your blog often and when I need a dose of inspiration here is where I turn. Thanks again!!!

plaid petunia said...

Oh, I would love to stitch a book as beautiful as this!

Paper Love said...

I LOVE making journals!! I am excited to have an opportunity to win a seat!! THANKS!!

Ardis Baldwin said...

I've taken your letter lab class and am enjoying that a lot. I had been looking at your journal class too but haven't decided to do it yet. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a seat! :D
Ardis
sidraonline@shaw.ca

Linda Kittmer said...

Lori, this is such an exciting opportunity. My fingers are crossed!

Barbi Defazio said...

I would love, love, love to take your class!! : )

Tammy G-D said...

Whoo hoo! This looks like great fun and something to look forward to after working all day. Thanks for the opportunity :)

Tammy G-D said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Jeni Yantis said...

wow!!!! amazing giveaway!! I would love to win a seat in the class!!!

laurie said...

i have always wanted to learn how to do this so please count me in!

Ariel said...

Great giveaway. Wish I can be a part of it.
Susan

Kathie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Stacey said...

Would love to win, but if not I'll be signing up! Thanks for the giveaway.

Createology said...

My goodness this is a popular day on your blog! Your journal is such a joy to behold. How very generous of you to offer a giveaway of this class. Blissful Coptic Binding...

Queen of 'arts said...

Congratulations on another class! I haven't commented in a while, but check in almost daily. Love your blog :)

Ann said...

Woohooo!!! What a lovely giveaway! You are sooo inspiring, Lori. Thanks so much!

Chelsea Hayes said...

http://arcasia-mycreativeside.blogspot.com/

i love this how to tutorial
so cute i really like your drawing style
please check out my blog and even follow my link to my shop
i sell handmade custom mongrammed shirts :)
thanks a ton :)

Falyn said...

Wow, looking forward to this class! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot!

Gail B. said...

This sounds like a great class. I'd love to win a seat in it.

calli graphy said...

sounds like a fun class.

Seema said...

This sounds like a great tutorial, and i'd love to win a free seat :)

My blog is: http://seemasartcorner.blogspot.in/

Claire M said...

Super exciting! I love your books and what a treat to learn what you do to make them!

eSeN said...

I loved your Letter Lab, so I'd love to win a spot in your class :) Thanks for the opportunity! n.serene@gmail.com

Jose said...

Ooowww, this is one of the things that are on my "Things I really want to learn" list. Thanks for this chance.

Ivonne said...

I adore your artwork.. thank you for offering this!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori, would love to do such a journal and the chance winning the class :-)
Greetings from Austria :-)
snylgi@hotmail.com

Margaret said...

Hi Lori. What a fabulous give away. I'd love to win this opportunity to join one of your classes but with so many others to be included in the draw I know I am most unlikely to win it. So I'm keeping everything crossed in the hope that I do win. I'm due to make a new journal for my Word Art Wednesday challenges so this would be ideal

Margaret xx

Lindsay Drya said...

Sounds like much fun! Thanks for this opportunity! :)

Jessie May said...

I love your journals, it would be brilliant to have the tuition to make one myself. Thanks for the chance.

Janet said...

I'd love, love, LOVE to win a spot in this class. Thanks.

Erin Fish said...

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. YOur lettering class was one of the best I've ever taken and I'm sure this one will be too!I

penny4thoughts said...

So fantastic that you're having another class! Letter Love is one of my all time favorites and has inspired and improved my handwriting so much. I love making handmade journals and have always been intimidated by this binding - I hope to take your new class and winning a spot would be just so awesome - thanks for the opportunity!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much!!! Love your work.
Doreen
Jodoko3@aol.com

Heather Innusa said...

I would LOVE to win a sopt in this class!!! I'm so happy I found your blog and LOVE your art :). Thanks for the chance to win!!

Willy said...

Your new class sounds absolutely stunning, Lori! And after Letter Lab I'm sure that the quality of your class will be super. Love to win...

Jeannine said...

this class sounds amazing. i love your journals & artwork. you are an inspiration. thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi, just found your blog and love, love, love it. Would love to win the class.
Irene
hopwest@verizon.net

IndyCinD said...

Looks like fun! Love all your work and always enjoy your blog!

trish said...

Love your journals and I would love to win a spot in your class!
Thank you!

Trish
trish.lovato@gmail.com

Heather Santos said...

Oooh, what a great giveaway! Thanks for offering it! Good luck with your new class too!

alejandra said...

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway!! please add me.

Feutrella said...

Sounds amazing. I Would love to get à seat in your class.
Thank you

Emilia said...

I really enjoyed your first workshop and I am happy that you are coming with a new class!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

AH..DREAMS ARE MADE OF SUCH STUFF! Thanks for offering this class and especially for offering a place for one lucky person {ahem..it would be just groovy if it were ..ME!!}

lOVE YOUR STUFF!

COLLEEN_BLAKE@COMCAST.NET (MY BLOG/S BEEN A BIT VACANT LATELY.. :-( WWW.MAINSTREETMEMORIES.BLOGSPOT.COM

Angela McLeod said...

I am looking forward to learning how to stitch the journal. I have all the supplies. I just need a coffee and motivation. Lol!!!!

m. said...

I've recently made a book bound with coptic binding (my very first one). I admire your work and would really like to win the free seat...

Pattylg67 said...

I found your blog a few weeks ago and love visiting to see what inspiration you've created. I admire your work very much. I would love to participate in your workshop. Thank you for sharing your talent and brightening up the world!

Ellie said...

Thanks for a chance to win! You're so inspiring, and I'd love to win it of course!

Deb L. said...

What a generous thing to do! Looks like a wonderful class...

Linda said...

Lori, I'm so excited about this new class! I have admired your journals and can't wait to make one of my own. I already signed up at Creative Workshops!

Gina said...

What a great class idea! Would love to win a spot!

ellie said...

ooooooo.........i wanna win!!!!!! what a great giveaway!

so glad to see you doing another class! you rock, chick!

you know where to find me!

Rebecca said...

I am so excited for this class. Thanks for the chance to win!

Gramma Sue ~ Grampa Max said...

I love your work and can't wait to win this class! I've never made a journal before.

carol said...

love your style, would love to win a seat in your class!

Giggles said...

I can spend hours trying to find the right journal. If I could just make one to my specifications, that would be wonderful!

iHanna said...

Lori, would love to take a class from you and see more of how you work.. it's always so inspiring coming here!

Thanks and good luck with the class!

dinny said...

I have always admired your beautiful journals. Learning how to make them would be wonderful.

Bernardine said...

I am number 150!
Nice to have a chance to win a seat in your workshop.
I did already one and I liked it.

Hartelijke groet uit Nederland,
Bernardine

Sue said...

I'v always wanted to learn how to make a journal. I would live to win!
suew77@yahoo.com

FloridaBird said...

I am so intimidated by that stitch, it would be great to watch video.

Desi said...

Congrats on the new class, this will be great, I always love seeing your coptic journals, they look lovely!

Beedeebabee said...

This looks like such fun!!! Congratulations on another class, Lori. I loved your promo video! xoxo

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...