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Wow So Many Digital Photo’s—
Now What Do I Do?
50 prints for $1.00 use code 50forabuck If you are like me you have taken hundreds of photo’s this summer. I find my summer vacation and the Thanksgiving/ Christmas holiday seasons are the times during the year that I take the most photo’s. In an attempt to keep my photo’s organized I try to take a few minutes when I download to name the files they are in (camp, scouts, thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.). Sometime when I download there are multiple events on the camera. I will create the file names and move the pictures to their appropriate files. This makes it much easier to find them when I want to print them. I have started to use a free software program called Picasa (www.picasa.com). I have found the following Picasa features helpful:
It will find my photo’s on my computer for me. I can edit my photo’s before I send them to print. I can add text to my photo’s It will upload my selected photo’s to an online photo development service easily I can create posters & Picture collages—I have not tried this yet but I will.
Clarkcolor.com 40 free when you sign up Snapfish.com 50 free when you sign up Winkflash.com 4x6 prints only .6¢ code:only6cents
Paper Craft Monthly
Many online photo development services offer great deals when you sign up and again during the year. I use many different services to take advantage of the specials offered. Below is a list of photo development companies I have used and the offers I found today (8/3/09)
There are many different companies you can use. The above list are the ones I have used and are happy with. If you have used a service you like let me know and I will pass on the information. One more thing. Before you submit your order take a look at how they are going to crop your photo. I have added text to my photos and have had them cut off because I did not pay attention to their crop lines.
CTMH Customer Thanks-a-bration
From August 3rd until August 17th only every order of at least $100.00 will not only receive the August Stamp Of The Month (shown right) for free you will receive a surprise level 2 My Reflections paper packet FREE. Even the shipping is free on the paper & stamp set. Of course you will have to pay shipping & tax on the $100 order. The free Level 2 paper packet will vary from order to order. But if you are like me you probably love most of CTMH papers so what have you got to loose.
Inside this issue:
Birthday Card Workshop Dry Erase Board Technique Workshop Product Highlight Layout Template 2 2 2 3 4
Hostess Rewards Plus!
A home party, workshop or catalog party of $350 or more will allow you to take advantage of the Hostess Reward Plus Program. Check out page 3 of the current catalog to see all of the great packages. Every one is 50% off the retail price. And you can choose anything from the catalog— no exceptions
Birthday Card Workshop—August 10th
Day: Monday, August 10th Time: 6:30 pm Fee: $10.00 Location: McDonald’s in Central Square Stock up on your birthday cards. We will be creating 10 cards using CTMH Animal Cookies Creative Basic Collection (shown right). This bright festive paper packet provides the perfect colors for everyone in your family. Your husband, son, grandfather, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter and friends will have a smile on their face when they receive a card made by you. To keep the cost to only $1.00 a card I need to have your registrations ASAP. Please email or call me no later then Thursday August 6th to confirm your spot. Email: email@example.com Phone: 668-7525
Free Dry Erase Board Workshop
Date: Tuesday, August 18th Location: Brewerton Library Time: 1:00
What is a Dry Erase Board?
We often refer to them as white boards. You will be able to write on these boards using a dry erase marker (one will be provided to each participant). Each participant will create a board that will be unique. They will have stickers & other items to decorate their boards. Registration is required. Please contact the library directly either in person or you can call them at 676-7484 This Free workshop is for children of all ages Don’t forget to register. Paper choices for boys & girls
The Brewerton Library is offering this free workshop for children. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. You can stay if you feel your child may need some additional help. However if your child is old enough and capable of working independently feel free to browse the library for your favorite author.
You asked for more techniques and I listened. Starting in September one workshop a month will be dedicated to techniques. These techniques can be used in your scrapbook layouts and on your cards. During the workshop I will provide you with complete instructions and hands on demonstration. At your first technique workshop you will receive a book to put all of your techniques in. Each month we will add one or two new techniques. This will depend on the difficulty level of the techniques. The fee for the workshop is $12.00. However with a $50 CTMH order the workshop fee is waved. Here is a tentative schedule of techniques I will be teaching: September—Mirror Image & Coloring October— Color Wash November— Snow If there is a technique you have heard about and would like me to teach it please let me know. I am always looking for additional ideas. Keep an eye out for additional information regarding these new workshops.
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Product Highlight— Liquid Glass (Z679 - $6.95)
“Liquid glass? What's that?" It's a fun product you are going to love! Liquid glass is an easy product to make images shine, look 3-D, and pop off the page! You can add liquid glass to any stamped image, paper or even My Stickease. Basically, all you have to do is squeeze it out to cover the desired area and that's it! Here are a few tips on how to use this product effortlessly: 1. Don't shake the bottle! When you shake the bottle it add bubbles and makes the surface less smooth when you squeeze it out. If you have bubbles, gently squeeze a little out onto a scrap paper so that you can get the air bubbles out before your start your project. 2. Be sure to clean off the tip each time you use it so you don't get globs of it stuck to the outside. 3. It's best to keep the liquid flowing from the bottle instead of stopping and starting. Move your hand holding the bottle over the area you want to cover; this helps keep you from building air bubbles in the work. If bubbles form, use the tip of a toothpick to pop the bubbles. 4. Allow time to dry, 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness. If it's really thick let it sit longer. 5. Add sparkle to the liquid glass. Use the liquid glass like normal then sprinkle with glitter while wet. 6. To get a fun textured look, stamp tone on tone and then go back and put liquid glass on the stamped areas. It makes a fun look. 7. It's also the perfect adhesive for our sculpting foam. Regular adhesives do not hold well when using sculpting foam or Makin's Clay, but a little glob of the liquid glass makes a great adhesive. 8. You can squeeze out circles onto waxed paper and make your own clear pebbles. You can use them to put over stamped images, or make bubbles for a fish, etc. Very fun. 9. If you are using liquid glass on an image that will be cut out, first stamp the image, apply liquid glass, and then cut out after drying. If you cut out the image before applying the liquid glass, the paper may curl. Have fun using liquid glass...it's so easy! Here are some samples:
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I have seen the new catalog and you are going to be so excited.
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If you like digital scrapbooking we now have the program for you. New Christmas Paper & Stamps Mini Chip-Board Album New Soft Eyelet Setter Tweezers & Bone file Eraser for misplaced adhesive Lots of stamps & Paper
47 Dylan Drive Central Square, NY 13036 Phone: 315-668-75255 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m on the web Bdavis.myctmh.com
I have to keep a few things a secret so I will not tell you everything, but I will have the new catalog for you at every August workshop.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Put on your creative hat and see what you can do with the layout diagram. For an added challenge follow the following steps in order. 1. Choose the photographs to be used for this layout and crop them in a manner to best show off the subject of each photo. 2. Do ONE of the following to EACH photograph: A. Outline it with either black, white, or metallic ink B. Create a mat 1/8 inch larger than the photo from either black or white paper. 3. Choose one of the photographs to be the primary or focal point of the layout. This photo must have at least TWO and a maximum of FOUR of the following items done to it:
A. Add at least two additional mats of which one must be from pattern paper. B. Wrap ribbon or some other item around the photo. C. Add handmade photo corners to each corner of the photograph. D. Add a charm to the photograph. E. Add a small form to part of the photograph to highlight that portion of the photo. F. Turn the photo into a 3D photo by making multiple copies of the photo and
from all but the bottom photo cute away the background, and then use pop dots to layer the cut-out portion of the photo on top of the full size regular photograph. I have asked you to do a lot to the photos. I strongly feel that if you look at a layout and you do not see the subject of the photo you missed the point. You can still do that with all of the added attention I am asking you to do. I would love to see your creations. Please take a minute to send me a photo of your completed work.