Monday, April 7, 2014

The FREE Spring Issue is Out Now!


Hello and welcome to the Spring 2014 Issue of Creative Miniaturist!

Just released today, the new Spring issue is all about
clearing out the clutter of Winter with miniatures in mind!

Reduce, Re-use & Recycle!

Instead of throwing it away, you can take ordinary household items
and create wonderful dollhouse miniatures instead!!

Just click on the Spring Issue below and enjoy!



And remember, go here for a quick How-To to download the
FREE e-zine from its host site, ISSUU





Sunday, March 16, 2014

FREE Ad Space Still Available on CM e-Zine!

There is still time to send in your information for a FREE business card ad in the Spring issue of Creative Miniaturist! The April 1st due date is coming up fast, though!




So send me your name or business name, contact info, any additional copy you would like to run in the ad, as well as any art of your wonderful miniatures you would like to include That's it! I will create the ad and send it to you for approval.

This is a great opportunity to promote your miniatures or blog at no charge, so take advantage and send those ads in to diane@dianecostanza.com!



Friday, February 7, 2014

How to Download or Print from ISSUU


Hello and thank you for the wonderful support you all have blessed me with on the release of the first issue of Creative Miniaturist©!

I have received several questions regarding how to view or download the file on the ISSUU.com site.

You can download the magazine by opening the page into full screen mode. At the top of the window will be a menu that appears when you hover over that area. All the way to the right, choose the icon second to last and that is a drop down menu that has an option to download the magazine. The file will still be only 150 dpi, but legible on a computer screen. 




ISSUU does have a pay-to-print option ($6.15) at the bottom of the opening screen next to the "follow" button if you were so inclined. But as I said, the resolution is only 150 dpi, so it may not be that crisp. I will personally purchase a copy and let you know how it looks.


Because ISSUU requires the files to be no larger than 150 dpi, I have placed a high resolution 300 dpi print version of the printies on the sidebar here on the Creative Miniaturist© blog for everyone to download free. Just remember that the printie is for your personal use only and should never be duplicated for profit or sold alone or as part of a printie group. You may share it with a friend, though :-)...

Also, please note that all the links in the issue are live and clickable. Just hover over the url and/or word and the url will appear in blue. Please take the opportunity to visit the sites of  the wonderful ladies who contribute their time and talents to making Creative Miniaturist© such a wonderful first edition!





Hope that helps!

If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to ask!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Free Advertising Offer in New Mini e-Zine!

We are almost ready to release the first-ever,
online issue of Creative Miniaturist©,
a completely FREE e-Zine with a focus on creating
dollhouse miniatures on a shoestring budget.


Because this FREE online e-zine was created as just
another outlet for sharing all the creative knowledge
within the miniature community,
I am offering FREE “business card size” (3.5” x 2”) advertising
to anyone interested in getting the word out about
all the wonderful miniatures they create.


If you don’t have a business card already created,
no worries, I will lay it out for you!
Just send your name, email address, web addresses and
any images you would like to include, like a logo or a
picture of your mini creations,
and I will add it to the Creative Miniaturist© ad pages.

diane@dianecostanza.com.

The due date for this first Winter 2014 issue is February 1st!

Can’t make that deadline? Again, no worries!
We’ll just add you to the next Spring 2014 issue, with a deadline of April 25th.

Check out the Creative Miniaturist© blog to download the Deadline Schedule: http://creativeminiaturist.blogspot.com

Why wouldn’t you take advantage of this completely FREE offer
to get your name or shop out there in the miniature world?
It is a completely hassle free way to advertise!

Want to become even more involved in the content of Creative Miniaturist©?

Do you love to write? Do you enjoy putting together miniature tutorials?
Do you have a lot of creative knowledge to share in future issues of Creative Miniaturist©?

Just drop me an email with any and all of your
wonderful ideas for tutorials or articles for creating
miniatures inexpensively! Those ideas can be as small
as a great tip or hint to a fully loaded step-by-step tutorial.
No ideas are ever too small or too large here at Creative Miniaturist©!

diane@dianecostanza.com.


Let’s all work together to create something fabulous
for everyone to share here within our Huge Tiny World!





Thursday, January 9, 2014

Welcome to Creative Miniaturist!



Because my day job is in magazine publishing as a production manager and graphic artist, it only seemed natural that I would eventually take advantage of the internet trend of publishing an online e-zine. There can never be too many dollhouse miniature magazines, am I right?

So I have begun to create a new miniature e-zine, Creative Miniaturist, which will feature articles and tutorials dedicated to freely sharing knowledge for creating fabulous dollhouse miniatures on a shoestring budget.

I would love to find other creative, like-minded miniaturists interested in sharing some of their unique miniature skills. This is a free, online magazine created simply for the love of the hobby. There is so much out there that we are obligated to spend our hard-earned money on, why not create something fun at no cost? 


This is also a great opportunity for anyone that would like some free advertising. Could you use more exposure for your miniature shop, blog or website? Let me know and I will send you the media kit that will explain all you need to know to create an ad or have one created for you to run in the first issue of Creative Miniaturist. 


If you, or anyone you know, would like to contribute to the first issue of Creative Miniaturist, whether it be your own miniature creations, an informative article or someone you know within the miniature world that deserves a shout out, just email me at diane@dianecostanza.com and we’ll chat!



Take a peek at the sample issue pages below
and ask me how you can become involved!