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1   / PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Re: What is an Inchie? *now with Rinchies, Twinchies, Rolo & Moo!* on: July 31, 2013 10:05:22 AM
I LOVE MOO! I have been using them for years now for my business cards. I have some left that have old info on them, I'll have to craft with them now! Geez, like I needed an excuse to order more from Moo... LOL

The thing I like about the "Mini Moo Cards" that they offer is I can design my business card however I want in Photoshop and just upload the image. This way I can use any fonts I want, make the text go any direction I want... anything!

The thing I LOVE about the Mini Moo Cards in particular is that when I hand someone my card, they don't just say "thanks!" and stuff it in their pocket. They go "oh that's neat!" and stare at my card for a good minute. It's different because it's not the same size as standard business cards, and it gets a lot more attention this way.

I can also punch a hole in the end of it and turn it into a tag. I punched a hole in one and put it on my keyring when I dropped my car off at the mechanic. I'm going to hang one inside my daughter's backpack when she starts Kindergarten in a couple weeks so that if her bag gets lost, or she gets lost while wearing the backpack, a teacher will know who to call. They make great luggage tags too!

Use this link to get 10% off your first order!: http://www.moo.com/share/2ykd5w
For your second order, you can sign up with a different email address and use the discount again. Wink
Or if you're too cool for school and you have a school email address, you can sign up with that and get the student discount, which is.... I think it's 20%.

I frickin' LOVE MOO! Okay I'll get off my soapbox now.  Grin

2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: Guys. I need help. Please. *Wedding Scrapbook* on: March 05, 2013 08:38:32 AM
Just a thought...

If you do get one of those scrapbooking kits or ready-packaged layout things from Michaels and it's not the right colors, you could paint over it with the wedding colors. I think it would look more homemade that way too.
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: sketchbook project on: March 05, 2013 08:34:01 AM
I'm not sure why there aren't any replies to this post from so long ago...

But this came up in a search, so I'm going to reply for the benefit of anyone else who stumbles across it wondering the same thing as you.

I have participated in 3 projects by the Art House Coop so far. Two were of the Sketchbook Project variety (I did the Limited Edition Sketchbook Project that got published as a book, which was cool) and the third was when I participated in their project A Million Little Pictures. I am ready to start another Sketchbook Project as soon as I finish my gobs of homework this semester and graduate.

It is a good exercise. It gives you a deadline which helps you push yourself to create. It helps you practice letting go of your artwork by sending it to live in the art library in Brooklyn and tour the country or world. I have a hard time doing that, so I paid extra for digitization AND I scanned mine before I mailed it off so I would have a copy for myself. It takes them a while to get the digitization done.

I've not been able to visit any of my work while it was on tour, but I still get email notifications from time to time letting me know that someone has checked out one of my sketchbooks in the library. I think that's neat.

It's a fun project to be a part of, and there is usually a craftalong thread here on Craftster where you can share your plans, progress, pictures, etc with others who are also working on the same project. It's nice having some company throughout the project.

In conclusion, I recommend it. Don't wait til the last minute to sign up, otherwise you'll be scrambling to finish your book before the deadline. Technically they'll still accept your book whenever you get around to finishing it, but if it's late it will miss out on the tours, publications, or whatever else is in store for your sketchbook when it gets there.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Sketchbook Project 2012. Discount coupon code in first post! on: May 04, 2012 04:27:55 PM
Finally set up a category for the LE SBP so now I'm #S77015 | The science of story

Only did this one spread so it would be the one to get published.

Didn't have time to scan the real deal before I made a mad dash for the post office, but I printed this out on canvas paper (it's a two-page spread) and scribbled over it a little with colored Sharpies. There is no white border in the sketchbook, and I rounded the corners a little.

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Sketchbook Project 2012. Discount coupon code in first post! on: April 30, 2012 12:52:20 PM
I have to get my LE Sketchbook printed out, colored on top of, bound back into the cover, and dropped off at the post office by5pm today! Wish me luck!!!

I'll try to scan it before I drop it in the mail so you guys can see it.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Sketchbook Project 2012. Discount coupon code in first post! on: March 30, 2012 08:11:09 PM
Update, here's their latest reply...

Hi there,
I wish I had more information for you, but I really don't. I don't know if they will be stringent with the layout and only include the same size spreads, or if they'll accommodate other size/shape images from these books. My best advice is to do some normal spreads too so we have something to work with if we cannot use the larger fold-outs. And yes, if you want to you can scan and send jpegs too, just in case we can use those.
Good luck! Can't wait to see your work.
Very best,

That's not much of an answer  Huh
I don't want to use my best spread idea on a larger spread and have them not use it!

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Sketchbook Project 2012. Discount coupon code in first post! on: March 29, 2012 11:20:42 AM
Okay so on the LE I was thinking I would focus my efforts on a few really awesome spreads instead of a bunch of okay spreads, since they will pick one spread to be published in the book. So I thought hey, this would be a great time to do a larger spread that folds down into the book. But then I thought... I wonder how big it can be and still have them scan it for digitizing purposes and, more importantly, for publishing?

They responded to my question, saying they are pretty much only equipped to scan the regular size sketchbook.  Cry

So my response is to see if I can scan it for them and send them the disc with my sketchbook. I hope they are ok with that. I would be really bummed to go through all the trouble of making large spreads and scanning them (scanning one section at a time, stitching them together in Photoshop) only to not get published in the book. The whole reason I paid all that money and am going to go through all the hassle is to get part of my sketchbook published in a book.

I don't need the spread to be absurdly large, I just think it would be nice if it were larger than the original 2-page spread in the sketchbook. And who knows, maybe then it would stand out in the published book because of having a different dimension or something. A panorama scene would be cool, wouldn't it? And that would be so easy to make. Or what about a 12x12 that starts out on scrapbook paper? That wouldn't be too difficult to fold and bind in there. 12x12 would be a nice size layout indeed.

Have you seen any of the sketchbooks that had large fold out pages get digitized and posted on the website? I wonder how they dealt with them?
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Sketchbook Project 2012. Discount coupon code in first post! on: March 05, 2012 02:56:04 PM
I saw this post about some Sketchbooks that arrived with no name on them. Make sure yours isn't one of them!

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Sketchbook Project 2012. Discount coupon code in first post! on: February 15, 2012 10:26:52 PM
Did any of you get an email recently about some new project that the Art House Co-op is doing?
I find myself wanting to sign up for everything. I don't know how to quit them LOL

I like the new 4x6 exchange thingy on there. That sounds like big heap fun and CHEAP. Too bad it has been totally filled up already. I just got the email about it yesterday, holy cow.  But now that I know it's part of some 10x10 series, I'll know to keep my eyes peeled for next time they do something cool like that.

What am I talking about?! I don't have time to do the projects I'm already signed up for! I'm just going to shut up now.  Roll Eyes
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Sketchbook Project 2012. Discount coupon code in first post! on: February 12, 2012 12:47:52 PM
"Life is not black & white, it's a million gray areas."
I LOVE that!

I dig the cover texture, too.

What technique did you use for all those images? Did you print right on the paper or do image transfers or what?
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