Thursday, September 13, 2012

Just a few things...


Happy Thursday!  I just have a few things to share with you todayI am a big fan of Dover Publications and they are having a warehouse sale with savings of up to 60% off on their books and CDs.  Dover also has free shipping on orders of $25 or more until September 17th (usually you need to order $50 or more to get free shipping).

Every week, Dover offers free samples from a selection of their books.  You can sign up to get an email to remind you about the new freebies.   This week there are some great floral images - you'll find them HERE.  Dover has also launched a site called Dover Pictura where you can buy their images as downloads, save shipping and have them to work with right away.  The prices are significantly lower than the book prices when you buy the download.  The site is in Beta right now and prices might change.

I use these images for digital scrapping and to create cut files for my Silhouette Cameo machine.  The cornucopia image here was a weekly freebie sometime last year.  I am not sure which book it is from (but I'll try to find out and add the link if I can).

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I also wanted to let you know that the Bookmark - Classics digital images set is the freebie of the week in the Cricut Craftroom.  The style of these bookmarks reminds me of the work of Rob Ryan - check out his site HERE and see what you think...

To use the bookmarks, just log in to your Craftroom account (or create one HERE if you don't have one already).  This image set will be listed under "My Cartridges" and you can cut with it either from the craftroom or from a gypsy after you sync the Gypsy.  If you haven't checked out the Craftroom lately, you'll also see that there are images of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama available as freebies (I think they are meant to be there until the election).

The Design Studio update for the latest cartridges should be available next week on "Hello Thursday."  There is always a lag time between cartridge release and availability on the Gypsy and Design Studio - the cartridges are added immediately to the Craftroom so you can also check out images there if you are trying to create a project or just want to decide whether to buy a certain cartridge.

The page with the Design Studio update links was broken during the makeover of the Cricut site.  You should check this post on the Cricut Message board to be sure you have the latest version available.

I hope you have a crafty day!

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  1. Oh WOW, this is wonderful Diane! Thanks for the info on Dover Publications!!!

  2. Diane: I have Design Studio and Scal. I love your newsletter today, if I open an account with Cricut Craftroom how will that work with what I have as I don't want to delete either of them because I have many cartridges and files for them. I will be anxious to hear from you. :)

  3. Hi Rosie,
    You should not have any problem with your Design Studio files if you open a Craftroom account. I don't know the answer to the SCAL question. If you need to update your Cricut to use the Craftroom, there could be a problem. Is there a SCAL messageboard where you could ask someone who has both programs and has done this? I have heard that some people who have more than one Cricut keep one just for using with the "other" programs.

  4. I think this is the link to the Dover Book you used:

    At least that is the only one I could find.

    Thanks for sharing your great card!

    Betsey in SC

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