- FanCraftic is
the home of fantastic crafts created with your computer and easy
to print. The first book (in a series of over twenty) features
computer crafts for 12 parties, from traditional holidays to
birthdays, showers and more.
These books are designed to
make computer crafting fun and easy. Books include a CD containing
a fully designed and printable template of every item in each
party setover 120 printable crafts!
All FanCraftic designs
are created to work with Broderbund®s Print Creativity
Software: PrintMaster®, The Print Shop® or American Greetings®
Intimate knowledge of these
user-friendly productivity tools has given Valerie a unique depth
of knowledge of their creative possibilities, including a collection
of user shortcuts and production tips.
This knowledge, together with a lifetime of artistic inspiration
and experience culminates in FanCraftic Party Crafts, the first
in her series of over twenty computer craft books.
As founder of FanCraftic,
she contributes her own sophisticated design sense to her project
designs and party sets, resulting in a look and feel thats
a cut above the work of other computer craft books.
So how did this idea for a
series of books begin? Valerie has always felt that people are
interested in how things are created, a hunch that might have
come from her years of teaching. Even the staff at Broderbund
is surprised at the things that Valerie creates with their products,
and she wanted to share these ideas and tricks with you, too.
This first in a series of
books is her idea of how to make the most of Broderbunds
software. Randall wanted to show how much fun creative publishing
software can be, especially when combined with crafting. The
results are all here for you to play with. Amend them, add to
them, and most of all, have fun with them.
Ok CAC Friends, for years
you've been whining and been crying for more content, and not
having to upgrade to a new version of software to get it - well
here it is!! What impresses me is it is not just new projects
and graphics - Valerie has gone to great lengths to show, in
detail, how to actually
put together the crafts in the book.As you can see from the screenshot
here, there is even instructions right on the project when you
open it - I've been making computer crafts for years, and I found
quite a few things in this book that I was like "Oh wow
- I can do that!". She has great tips and has a chapter
on materials, tools and techniques too. Valerie is the one who
actually created the projects for the cover of the software boxes,
along with the projects too. She goes in to the Broderbund software
(Print Shop, Creatacard & Printmaster) and uses it! Not like
the "customer service rep" you call for help and they
read to you from a manual, or you get a canned response by email
that has nothing to do with the question you asked, we've all
been there. She gets her hands dirty and goes into the program
and uses it! I love it!!
You can visit Valerie's website,
to order the book/CD ($29.95), Imagination set CD's (also available
in PDF format)($9.95), and she has free downloads and a newsletter
too. Valerie is also a CAC Friend and has joined the Community
Forums area and has shared some of her projects in the Shared
files area too. Thanks Valerie, I look forward to your future
books and CD projects!