THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE PERFECT WORD
Over 230,000 readers have found the perfect word�have you?
The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word, Linda LaTourelle�s first book became an instant success having sold over 230,000 copies worldwide, and now in its fifth year, continues to be one of the bestselling books in the craft industry. Referred to on �Shop at Home TV� as the bible of scrapbooking, �Word� is a crafter�s answer to finding that elusive perfect word. �The Ultimate Word' covers a wide variety of topics, with over 10,000 quotes, poems, titles, words and journaling tips making this the most valuable resource on the market for any crafter�and a great read, too! (p. 352, Bluegrass Publishing, $19.95)
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE PERFECT CARD
Craft book has been expanded and gets a new look!
This second edition of the 'Card' book, as enthusiasts call it, is bigger and better than ever with over 200 additional pages of poems, quotes and ideas for card-makers. Topics range from apologies to birthdays to Veteran's Day. 'The Ultimate Card' book contains the largest collection of fast and easy quotes, original poems, sentiments and sayings for the creative cardmaker. The �Card� book is breaking records of its own, with over 170,000 copies sold. The perfect duo��Word� and �Card��the ultimate resource by Linda LaTourelle! (p. 384, Bluegrass Publishing, $19.95)
LOVELINES: Artistic Quotes For Scrapbooks and Cards
At last! Words to inspire your beloved to dance you to the end of love.
Words speak what the heart yearns to say in this romantic creation by Linda LaTourelle. Her original book, LoveLines is now available in digital format. Crafters can easily add a sentimental adornment, over 500 perfect word art quotes worth repeating, to a project for loved ones with quotes and words artistically designed. These reusable and user friendly, mini works of art save time and money, making this �LoveLines CD� a must-have tool for crafters. (Win/Mac CD .jpg & .png - Bluegrass Publishing, $9.95)
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CELEBRATING KIDS: Volume 1 & 2
From lullabies to off to school good-byes!
In The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Kids, Volume 1 and Volume 2, Linda LaTourelle has gathered words; over 10,000 quotes, poems and titles; organized by topic, from today�s poets and those of long ago, mixing in her own original poems and quotes. Words within the pages of these huge collections will evoke memories of childhood and bring a joy in sharing sentiments with those not yet grown. These ultimate guides provide words and titles for any craft project imaginable encompassing birth through grade school. (p. 384, Bluegrass Publishing, $19.95 each)
WHERE'S THENA? I need a poem about�
Requests from crafters leads poet to write book.
Where�s Thena? I need a poem about� became a common post on the scrapbook message boards that Thena Smith frequented. She graciously shared her talent by writing personalized poems, almost daily, for fellow crafters throughout the world. The demand for her poetry grew, thus the birth of �Where�s Thena? I need a poem about�� Original poems organized by themes relating to life, love and family. Smith�s first book is a hit and the impetus for her future titles. (p. 384, Bluegrass Publishing, $19.95)
TASTE OF PASTE: Poems for the Classroom
Oh, what a teacher Ms. Thena must be! Taste of Paste: Poems for the Classroom was written for teachers� scrapbooking about their school, parents documenting their children�s school years and card-makers who want to thank that special teacher, principal or bus driver. These original poems by Thena Smith, former educator, cover topics ranging from summer vacation to report cards to school photos. Fun to read and easy to use, 'Taste' will take you back to those good ole� school days. (p. 228, Bluegrass Publishing, $14.95)
BOARDSMARTZ: Learning Quips & Bulletin Board Tips
Scrapbooking techniques for the classroom
Scrapbooking may appear to have little to do with being a school teacher, but to retired teacher and author of several scrapbooking books Thena Smith, these two things have much in common. �Bulletin boards are simply over-sized scrapbook pages� says Smith. She wrote �BoardSmartz�, to inspire educators to incorporate scrapbooking ideas into the classroom. Her bright, original poetry makes it easy to create great looking bulletin boards and children�s projects. (p.200, Bluegrass Publishing, $14.95)
C IS FOR CHRISTMAS: Words to Decorate the Holidays
Fresh and beautiful like a blanket of new fallen snow
Recording Christmas memories just got easier with a little help from your friends. Inspirational words penned by Thena Smith and a CD of scrapbooking kits with layouts and designs created by Sharon Hammond, are all wrapped up making the perfect Christmas decoration to adorn any crafting project. C is for Christmas: Words to Decorate the Holidays celebrates traditions adored through the years with topics ranging from cooking the family meal to secret santa cards. �C� will brighten your holidays with page titles, original poems and help with layouts. (p.144, Bluegrass Publishing, $14.95)
LETTERS TO HEAVEN: Words of Comfort for the Greiving Soul
Authors help grieving families heal through poetry and crafting
Letters to Heaven: Words of Comfort for the Grieving Soul, written by Lynne Carey and Thena Smith, is an extraordinary resource to help express words of sympathy & heartwarming condolences. 'Letters' covers those challenging topics like miscarriage, war and loss of parents. 'Letters' is meant for the griever and the comforter. Create a memorial album or sympathy card using these heartfelt poems to encourage the healing process. (p. 152, Bluegrass Publishing, $14.95)
WHISPERS: Poetry and Words of Love�
Author helps crafters find the right �sweet nothings� to whisper
Flowers, chocolate and candlelight dinners may be ways to express love for that someone special. However, Whispers: Words of Love from First Glance to Lasting Romance another great collection of original poetry by Thena Smith, expresses those thoughts and feelings through amorous topics including Valentine�s Day, anniversaries and other romantic moments. Smith�s poems were specifically designed to be used on handmade cards, scrapbook pages and the projects of any crafter. (p. 120, Bluegrass Publishing, $12.95)
MILITARY MOMENTS: Words to Honor Our American Heroes
Woman helps soldiers and their families honor patriotism and loss
Military Moments: Words to Honor Our American Heroes is Thena Smith�s tribute to our nation�s heroes, past and present and a must-read for strength, hope and comfort during a loved one's deployment. Through poetic words Smith shows her support and appreciation for our men and women in uniform who serve and protect our nation, by providing the words for others to do the same. Military Moments is Thena�s seventh book for crafters and worthy of commendation. (p. 116, Bluegrass Publishing, $14.95)
COLOR MADE EASY
Choosing colors for crafting and scrapbooking the easy way!
Misti Tracy's Color Made Easy teaches the crafter to match colors to the mood of their project, rather than teaching about complementary hues and the color wheel. Tracy's palettes have names such as Nostalgic, Bold, Powerful and Groovy 60's. An index of themes is included to help crafters match their themes to palettes. Also included is the "Color Buddy"�a quick reference guide to Tracy's color palettes. It fits easily into a purse or craft bag for trips to the craft stores or where matching is a must. �Color Made Easy� makes choosing colors easy! (p. 164, Bluegrass Publishing, $19.95)
WHAT CAN I SAY? The Scrapbook Way...
Poetic embellishments for perfect pages
"The 'write' expressions can turn an ordinary page into an extraordinary one!" says Wendy Dahl. Wendy Dahl and Bonnie Germer have created �What Can I Say? The Scrapbook Way...� to help crafters choose just the right words from over one hundred original poems and quotes in ready to use word art form to go on their projects. What Can I Say? is a must have for creating sympathy cards, notes, scrapbook pages, gift tags, etc� This book makes adding words and journaling to your pages fast, fun and easy. (p. 48, Bluegrass Publishing, $12.95)
THE WHOLE MEGILLAH
At last! Jewish crafters have a wonderful resource!
The Whole Megillah: Mitzvahs, Matzo Balls and Everything In Between contains author Carla Birnberg's original poems on topics ranging from brit milahs to Purim to weddings. Now crafters can apply that perfect Jewish-related poem to cards, scrapbook pages and other crafts. �Megillah� offers crafters card greetings, scrapbook titles, Hebrew and Yiddish sayings, quotes by Jewish personalities and even an appendix of mouth watering, traditional Jewish recipes. Enjoy The Whole Megillah! (p. 152, Bluegrass Publishing, $14.95)
SPORTY SCRAPPIN': Snappy Snippets That Score
Voted MVP by avid sports scrappers!
24, 48, Hike! Now proud moms and grandmothers can scrap their little sports heroes for all to see. Jennifer Smith's �Sporty Scrappin' is a mighty collection of sports sayings, over three thousand witty one-liners and quotes for crafters. The book includes short scrapbook page titles and longer quotes from famous sports figures. The quotes are categorized by sport and range from archery to wrestling and almost everything in between. (p. 192, Bluegrass Publishing, $12.95)
THE DOODLE FORMULA
Doodles�Not Just for Napkins Anymore
Thought doodling was just for daydreamers? Think again�it�s fun, fast and the latest craze in scrapbooking! Adrienne Looman, designer for Urban Lily and ScrapinStyle TV, has published her first book with Bluegrass Publishing. This sassy and sophisticated new title, The Doodle Formula: A step by step guide to creating the perfect doodle redefines the art of doodling by teaching readers how to incorporate doodling into craft projects and discover their own unique doodle personality. Adrienne also shares some of her own intricate doodlings. (p. 32 Full Color, Bluegrass Publishing, $14.95)
CELEBRATE: Pets � Friends � Birthdays (single cd per topic)
Sweet sentiments so simple and sincere
Celebrate: � Thena Smith�s new CD series is the all new digital assortment of original poems by Thena Smith. Available on CD for quick access to embellish any layout or craft, these original poems celebrate things we love. From pets, to friends, to birthdays with more in the making�you�ll soon discover Smith�s new 'Celebrate�' collection is a great resource to instantly complete projects. (each CD sold separately, Bluegrass Publishing, $9.95)
DESIGNING WITH THE DIVAS
Artsy projects to inspire the groovy and creative diva in you!
Designing with the Divas embraces creativity with 53 projects, one for every week of the year, including leap year. This extraordinary book is a first for The Scrapbook Diva, Danielle Forsgren and The Duke of Craft, Rayme �Royale� Sciaroni with contributions from some well-known Diva Superstar friends. Get inspired in a �Diva Flash�� with these fun and diva-ish projects. The bonus creativity quotes encourage the reader to seek their inner diva daily. Colorful and clever, flirty and fun, each project is sure to bring a sparkle to every tiara wearer. (p. 150 Full Color, Bluegrass Publishing, $19.95)
Coming soon from bluegrass publishing�
Arts and crafts�only limited by your imagination!
Isn�t that Crafty! Sarah Hodsdon, designer and artist has a new book series coming soon for crafters of all ages! This series is designed for the crafter and will inspire readers with innovation and creation taken to a whole new level. Keep watching the Bluegrass Publishing website in the coming months for more information. Though this is her first book, Sarah has been behind the scenes for years as a designer for some top name companies. Currently, she can be seen on the Carol Duvall�s DVD. www.bluegrasspublishing.com