What's the secret to success? America’s number one greeting card designer Kathy Davis shares seven simple secrets which catapulted her from creating cards in a corner of her bedroom to touching more than 100 million consumers worldwide each year. These principles can help inspire success in your life, making your journey creative, fulfilling and above all, your own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lyndsay Vitale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001390/bk_gdan_001390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Joanne DeMaio delivers a delightful novel about following your heart on the snow-dusted journey home. Jane March's greeting cards have lost their jingle. While worried about her job at New England's Cobblestone Cards, she stumbles upon a forgotten box of her mother's nostalgic paintings. They depict small-town Addison's covered bridge and red barns and picket-fenced colonials. If only Jane's designs could capture the same heart. When her mother shows her how with a Christmas to-do list of memories in the making, Jane gets checking. Wes Davis has come home again, jilted and a little bitter. His autumn wedding's off and so is his holiday spirit. Even seeing the rustic wooden deer his father whittles by lantern light doesn't help as he settles back into the shabby Victorian home of his childhood. It is only when Wes encounters the sparkling Jane March on his winding mail route that his cold winter heart begins to thaw. As the fall months turn wintry, and the season merry, a funny thing happens in this charming Connecticut town: Jane and Wes check off items on that Christmas itinerary, together. But falling in love wasn't included on the list. Or was it? Snow Deer and Cocoa Cheer is a treasured keepsake, reminding us that like winter's first snow, life brings a beautiful flurry of its own unexpected moments. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Cracknell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102458/bk_acx0_102458_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After 40 years of making a living using words in every medium, print or electronic, except greeting cards, Roy Blount Jr. still can't get over his ABCs. In Alphabet Juice, he celebrates the juju, the sonic and kinetic energies of letters and their combinations. Blount does not prescribe proper English. The franchise he claims is "over the counter" and concentrates more on questions such as these: Did you know that both mammal and matter derive from baby talk? Have you noticed how wince makes you wince? Three and a half centuries ago, Sir Thomas Blount produced Blount's Glossographia, the first dictionary to explore derivations of English words. This Blount's Glossographia takes that pursuit to other levels. It rejects the standard linguistic notion that the connection between words and their meanings is "arbitrary." Even the word arbitrary is shown to be no more arbitrary, at its roots, than go-to guy or crackerjack. From sources as venerable as the OED (in which Blount finds an inconsistency, at whisk) and as fresh as Urbandictionary.com (to which Blount has contributed the number-one definition of "alligator arm"), and especially from the author's own wide-ranging experience, Alphabet Juice derives an organic take on language that is unlike, and more fun than, any other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Blount Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000842/bk_aren_000842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Whether you're a hobbyist or a pro, look what you can do with Elements! Photoshop Elements is a full-featured image editing program, and this full-color guide gives you the scoop on all the coolest features. It's easy to enhance your images, fix flaws, and share pictures online. Whether you're concerned about color profile embedding or just want to put your kid's photo on a calendar, Elements can do it, and here's how! * Get it together - use the Organizer to easily sort, find, and compare photos and open them for editing * Make it easy - correct small problems with Quick Fix, keep track of images with the Project Bin, and take charge with shortcuts * Be creative - turn your photos into postcards, calendars, greeting cards, and photo albums with a few mouse clicks * Master simple makeovers - to straighten crooked images, crop for better composition, or fix color, sharpness, red-eye, and contrast * Share - present your photos as a slideshow, use Web hosting, animate images, or create movie files Open the book and find: * How to get images into Elements from all kinds of sources * Steps for working with resolution, color modes, and file formats * Ways to organize and manage your photos * Tips for performing simple image makeovers * Secrets for making and modifying selections * How to combine multiple images into creative collages * Creative applications for filters, effects, and styles * How to upload and save images to Photoshop.com
Discover the amazing Gelli(R) plate¿a revolutionary printing surface that makes it easy to produce beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork with amazing colors and textures. This book shows how to use gelatin printing to create stunning layered prints, pages for art journals, fabric for quilting, greeting cards, and much more. Gelatin printing is the perfect medium for beginners and experts alike. There¿s no need for an expensive or bulky press. Durable and reusable Gelli plates are easy to clean with water, so you can quickly change paint colors and move on to your next project. Wonderful results can be obtained quickly, and simple variations give each print its own unique personality. Gelli Printing gives you all the basic information you need on supplies, how to get started, and the best techniques for making colorful backgrounds, textured pages, multiple layers, and basic borders. Get inspired to create your own Gelli masterpieces with 32 original projects. You¿ll learn how to use stencils, stamps, masks, and found objects to create interesting and innovative works of art.
Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all about the biz of being funny and writing funny in this bright, entertaining, and totally practical guide on how to draw humor from your life and turn it into a career. Do you think you&#8217;re funny? Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career? If the answer is yes, then Judy Carter&#8217;s The Comedy Bible is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics provides the complete scoop on being&#8212;and writing&#8212;funny for money. If you&#8217;ve got a sense of humor, you can learn to make a career out of comedy, says Judy Carter. Whether it&#8217;s creating a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or providing jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting cards, Carter provides step-by-step instructions in The Comedy Bible. She helps readers first determine which genre of comedy writing or performing suits them best and then directs them in developing, refining, and selling their work. Using the hands-on workbook format that was so effective in her bestselling first book, Stand-Up Comedy: The Book, Carter offers a series of day-by-day exercises that draw on her many years as a successful stand-up comic and the head of a nationally known comedy school. Also included are practical tips and advice from today&#8217;s top comedy professionals&#8212;from Bernie Brillstein to Christopher Titus to Richard Lewis. She presents the pros and cons of the various comedy fields&#8212;stand-up, script, speech and joke writing, one-person shows, humor essays&#8212;and shows how to tailor your material for each. She teaches how to find your &#8220;authentic&#8221; voice&#8212;the true source of comedy. And, perhaps most important, Carter explains how to take a finished product to the next level&#8212;making money&#8212;by pitching it to a buyer and negotiating a contract. Written in Carter&#8217;s unique, take-no-prisoners voice, The Comedy Bible is practical, inspirational, and funny.