NOTE: THESE THEMES ARE FROM THE
CATALOG AND ARE HERE FOR TEMPLATE EXAMPLE AND IDEAS ONLY. IN ALMOST ALL
CASES YOU WILL HAVE TO CUSTOMIZE THE TEXT AND SPECIAL OFFERS TO MATCH
THE CURRENT CATALOG.
O'Brien has graciously decide to share her Theme Book pages with
all of us here on Best of the Boards! It has taken a few weeks to get the
logistics going, but I have finally seen all of the pages -
The original files are in Print Shop Deluxe 5.0, and are
downloadable in that format if you have the program and would like to edit
them to suit your own style.
*A note about Print Shop: It's a nice
program and fairly inexpensive on its own. I happened to find that it
comes bundled with Broderbund's ClickArt 300,000 Premier Image Pak, which
I recently purchased at Sams for $24.95 - with a $20 rebate in the box as
well. I still prefer PrintMaster as a home graphics program, but they work
well together, and I may be persuaded to change that opinion the more I
work with Print Shop!)
However, if you do not have Print Shop and would like to
just print off Samantha's pages (which are very universal - you'll have no
problem using them to book shows!), you can download the
versions of each file now that I have converted them. (You will of course
also need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader which is widely available for free
download - see below)
The original format was one to an 8-1/2" x 11"
page, so you could print them directly off and stick them in page
protectors in a folder or binder. I like the portability of Creative
folders that fit the catalog perfectly, so I converted the theme files yet
another time to fit into the smaller sized folders/plastic sheet
protectors that you can order directly from Heather.
If you went to the Friday Nite Fling at
conference, these small folders are the ones that we used in the Hostess
Thank-You books that we gave away that night!
For the smaller style, I have them in Print Shop 5.0
format (in a half-fold greeting card template), 2 of the same theme on one
page, or also as a set of front/back pages that can be printed as is,
folded, and stapled into a booklet. Choose whichever format you like. There are also Adobe Acrobat files for download in this
There are 34 themes (in other words - at least 37-40
color pages, counting the cover and contents pages) designed at this time,
so you'll want to print off a sample of each of the sizes to decide which
one is better for you BEFORE you start wearing out your printer and
running out of ink!
*Another Note...(geez these manufacturers should
be paying me for these free plugs!)...If you are looking for a good,
basic, home color printer - also at Sams this week, the Canon BJC-4400 is
now priced at $69.99 which is AWESOME. I used a Canon 4300 for two years
which I purchased for $199, then replaced it only 3 months ago with my
4400, at that time for $119, and now it's down to $69. This usually means
there are new models coming, but I have to really recommend these Canons
for home use. At $69 I am probably even going to get a second one as a
spare. You'll also get great prices on ink cartridges at Sams.