I get asked lots of repeat questions here on the blog so I thought I would set this page up as a reference for my most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that you do not see listed here just email me!
What is a printable?
A printable is just as the name insinuates, a file that is downloaded and printed out with your own home printer to craft with at your leisure. It is instant gratification for that busy crafter that likes to work on projects at "a moments notice". It is perfect for simple things like when you have forgotten a card and you are already late for the party...am I the only one who does this?
Many people have said to me "I am not a digital scrapbooker"...but printables really do not require any digital know-how. You can open the .pdf files in many different softwares such as Word and Adobe Acrobat and literally just "print" them out just as you would any word processing file.
What is hybrid crafting?
Hybrid crafting simply means you have used a mixture of digital and or prinatble products along with physical products to complete your project.
What printer, paper and inks do you use to get the best prints?
I have an Epson R1900 and I love it! The vibrant colors are always spot on and it is a wide format printer so I can print 12x12 as well.
As for paper, my favorite by far is the Epson Premium Matte Presentation Paper. It can be found here. If you are printing through a local office supply center such as Kinko's, Staples or Office Depot, I would suggest buying a ream of the 110lb bright white cardstock and giving it to them to print on as it will save you money in the long run.
And for inks, I do print quite a bit from my home printer so I try to be as frugal and economical as I can with where I buy my supplies. I have found the best deal on ink at comboink.They are refurbished cartridges but I have not had any problems with them and the savings are incredible.
Can I buy a physical class kit and or class instructions from you even if I do not live close to where you are teaching?
While it is not always possible, there are times that I have a limited amount of extra kits from classes that I teach. If you want to be put on a waiting list, for a certain class, just email me and I will be happy to let you know if I have extras, bill you and then ship them directly to you.
As far as class instructions only, I usually list those in my Etsy store once I am no longer teaching that particular class in stores.