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Get ready to go on the paper adventure of a lifetime in Paper Wonderland! From the moment you step foot in the Neighborhood, you'll meet new friends to accompany you on your travels. Go hiking through the Forest with woodland creatures, and then relax with a dip in the Ocean. Trade your beach towel for a safari hat and go on a Jungle excursion that will have you swinging from the trees! Finally, return to the Big City to take in some fabulous sights. So sweet they make your teeth hurt, Michelle Romo's characters are begging to be brought to life with just scissors and tape. Besides adorable animals and people, the collection also includes a pirate ghost, a toaster oven, cute mustaches you can wear and much, much more! Come on! Grab your scissors and tape and let's visit Paper Wonderland! This book includes: 32 paper toy templates to cut out and build Downloadable PDFs of each paper toy template Step-by-step photographic instructions to make each toy Beautiful illustrations, colorful patterns and lots of fun!
Don't let your creative ideas get picked apart and put down! If you're like most creative people, chances are high that you've had your share of ideas rejected by clients or decision makers. While we sometimes make the mistake of believing ideas should sell themselves, the fact is that the better and bolder the idea, the more it needs selling. This book contains powerful techniques to help you sell your ideas to those with approval power. You'll find tips from designers, writers, marketers and other creative professionals, along with meaty advice from selling and branding gurus. In no time, you'll be able to convince those who hold the purse strings that your ideas are worth pursuing and investing in. "Designers have a little known secret: Designing something is the easy part, getting others, specifically clients, to embrace that design is the real hard part. Harrison has put together dozens of tips that, if applied correctly, independently or in unison, will help you get those great design ideas approved." -Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio, authors of Graphic Design, Referenced
Save 30% on Home ConstructionWhether you want to take on all the responsibility of contracting your home or simply want to intelligently communicate with your homebuilder, The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home can help you save 30% or more on the cost of home construction by teaching you the practical, day-to-day details of managing a construction project.You'll learn the up-front essentials to getting your project off to a solid start. You'll get financial and legal details in language you can understand. Learn the ins and outs of selecting a lot, dealing with suppliers, labor and subcontractors, safety, inspections and saving money so you can manage with authority, confidence and efficiency.You'll be walked through preconstruction, foundations, framing, roofing, plumbing, electrical, masonry, siding, insulation, drywall, trim, painting, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, tile and landscaping.Also included is the most comprehensive building resources section ever compiled. The appendix includes schedules, checklists, order forms, control logs and contracts you can't be without.
Struggle Less and Savor More Managing a family is no easy task. There are school projects to supervise, a constant deluge of laundry and toys to deal with, and after-school activities to drive to every night. It makes you wish you had an instruction manual to help you keep it all together-well, now you do! Absolutely Organize Your Family is full of practical and effective solutions for all of your family's organizational challenges. Debbie Lillard, professional organizer, mother of three and author of the popular book Absolutely Organized, offers all new "Absolutes of Organizing Your Family" tips to help you gain and maintain order in three key areas of your family life: Schedules, belongings and spaces. Inside you'll find: Solutions for overcrowded and out-of-control schedules Advice on establishing morning, evening, and bedtime routines Strategies for organizing toys, collections, artwork, photographs, and more Ways to keep closets and dressers in order even in the midst of growth spurts Help for your child's schoolbag, desk, and locker Methods of keeping bedrooms organized Ideas for creating a homework area to improve study habits. Spend less time struggling to keep up and more time savoring everyday moments with your family. Start your family's organizational makeover today.
Inspiring Web Design at a GlanceThe Web Designer's Idea Book includes more than 700 websites arranged thematically, so you can find inspiration for layout, color, style and more. Author Patrick McNeil has cataloged more than 5,000 sites on his website, and showcased in this book are the very best examples.Sites are organized by type, design style, theme, color, element and structure. Each chapter is easy to use and reference again and again, whether you're talking with a coworker or discussing website design options with a client. As a handy desk reference for design layout, color and style, this book is a must-have for starting new projects.
Man Up! While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous. Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential. This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend or raising a family, inside you'll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You'll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to: Shave like your grandpa Be a perfect houseguest Fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu Help a friend with a problem Give a man hug Perform a fireman's carry Ask for a woman's hand in marriage Raise resilient kids Predict the weather like a frontiersman Start a fire without matches Give a dynamic speech Live a well-balanced life So jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the 21st century.
Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw. In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system-fifty-five "keys" that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you're a beginner. These keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no time. You'll learn how to: Restore, focus, map, and intensify Free your hand action, then learn to control it Convey the illusions of light, depth, and texture Stimulate your imagination through "creative play"
Sell Out! If the church-basement sale isn't quite your scene, Crafty Superstar is your go-to resource for selling your crafty goods part-time. Packed with ideas for setting up and selling out, the book includes loads of advice from experts like Faythe Levine, Jenny Harada and Jenny Hart. Want to make some dough but don't know where to start? Inside find out how to: Discover your expectations and motivations Set up shop and get paid Join an indie craft show Get some press Package goods and customer service Balance life and crafts Plus, get business forms, lists of resources and a directory of indie craft shows so you can be on your way to becoming a Crafty Superstar!
Find Your Niche and Be SuccessfulInside are the tools you need to get your design career off to a strong start–and maintain it for the long haul. Peg Faimon provides a comprehensive guide to basic business issues in today's competitive marketplace. Whether you just graduated from college, are building a freelance business, or are starting your own firm, this book will give you the confidence and knowledge to create a successful and fulfilling career. You'll learn how to:Research different career paths in design and organize your job searchCraft an effective portfolio and master interview techniquesMaintain a professional image and network to ensure a consistent stream of paying projectsCollaborate effectively with clients, other designers and experts in other professions (like printers, writers, marketers and executives)Establish a freelance business, develop your in-house career or kick start your own firmStay fresh and move forward in the ever-changing world of graphic designIn addition, real-world advice from working designers and an interactive format will help you apply your new skills right away. The Designer's Guide to Business and Careers will give you everything you need to experience immediate success in your career.
Resistance is Your Prime DirectiveHave you ever experienced a sensation of missing time? Have you ever found a metallic implant somewhere in your body? It's likely that you're a victim of alien abduction, and you don't even know it.Aliens are among us. While the true intentions of these mysterious intruders from outer space are unknown, there's no doubt that their actions are nefarious. It's your right - your civic responsibility - to learn the skills necessary to protect yourself, your loved ones and ultimately your planet.Aliens want to whisk you away in the night to perform terrifying experiments on you. Isn't it time you learn how use your MP3 player to defend yourself from their paralyzing powers? Shouldn't you know how to evade the pursuit of a flying saucer? Wouldn't you sleep better at night knowing some proven hand-to-hand combat techniques guaranteed to stop your extraterrestrial foe in its tracks?Make no mistake - our world is under attack and this handbook may be the only thing standing between the human race and total annihilation. Read it and join the resistance.
Brainstorming... In your office, your school or your group, it may have already become a bad word. You're charged with generating a great idea... the next big thing... the perfect concept. But you only have a limited amount of time, and you have to do it with your whole team. There's great pressure to come up with something outstanding. Working with a team can be difficult, and generating viable ideas with a team can be even harder. But a solution is at hand! Caffeine for the Creative Team is the only tool you need to encourage successful brainstorming. This collection of short, focused creative exercises is just the boost you need to get your team's collective brain working. Inside, you'll find: All new exercises. As a companion to Caffeine for the Creative Mind, this book's exercises are targeted to teams. Each is labeled for the appropriate sized group: two people, three people or four or more. Powerful tools. The exercises will call on everyone in the group to think differently, leading to fresh insights. This collection is sure to get your team thinking in new ways. Interviews with real designers. There are also interviews with some of the brightest creative leaders in the industry who have first-hand experience with brainstorming in teams. Each one shares valuable insights and team brainstorming techniques. Caffeine for the Creative Team offers a solution to those dry, boring, unproductive brainstorm sessions you might be used to. Crack it open and start innovating today.
Get ready to get organized: Your more-organized life starts today Are you ready to take control of the clutter in your life? It's easier than you think. Professional organizer Marilyn Bohn guides you through the entire organizing process using her Lights On Organizing System, a simple but highly effective three-step process. You'll learn how to use the Searchlight, Spotlight and Green Light to transform your surroundings and create an organized home that you love to live in. You get in-depth advice on organizing every area in your home including: The Kitchen Bedrooms Closets and Storage Room Home Office & Paperwork Craft Room Laundry Room Bathrooms Memorabilia & Inherited Items Plus, there's a special chapter on downsizing to help you organize for a move to a smaller living area, such as moving from a house to a condo. The best part is, you can tailor all of the advice to meet your specific needs. As Marilyn says, "There's no right or wrong way to be organized. What counts is that it works for you." Don't let clutter keep you from enjoying your life and your home any longer. Conquer it once and for all with Go Organize!
Simple steps for sustainable living Creating a green and healthy home might seem like an overwhelming task at times. Practically Green takes the practical approach to mindful living: Start small and go from there. Author Micaela Preston takes the guesswork out of green living by helping you make smart, healthy choices for your family without spending tedious hours researching the pros and cons of all the products available on the market today. In Practically Green you'll find: Simple copy-and-clip guides that make it easy to buy smart At-a-glance charts and lists that break down complicated information in an easy-to-understand manner 30+ DIY projects and ideas for making-it-green yourself, including instructions for making all-natural body care products, simple sewing projects and much more Healthy, tasty recipes to please kids and adults alike, ideas for packing greener lunches plus tips and tricks for replacing packaged convenience snacks with home-made versions Let Practically Green guide you to a greener life!
Make Your Green Home a Reality! Building the right-sized green home involves making eco-smart decisions. In Building Today's Green Home, you will learn: How to choose the correct location of your building lot and what is the optimum placement of your house to take advantage of solar energy How to design the right-sized home for your needs now and in the future What are the best sustainable construction materials to use for building your home About the newest insulation materials and techniques What HVAC units are the most efficient and are the best at saving energy How to grade the building lot for natural sustainability The decisions you make today will have a huge impact on your future and the future of your children. And, building the right-sized energy-efficient home will free up investment capital for your retirement years.
A Must-Have Resource for all Warrior Athletes Regardless of your skill or fitness level, The Ultimate Mixed Marital Arts Training Guide - with more than 300 step-by-step photographs, detailed callouts, and comprehensive instruction - is the personal trainer you need to accomplish your workout goals and sharpen your techniques. You'll learn: Cardio and strength training exercises like mountain climber push-ups, partner closed guard sit-up reaches, and the Muay Thai scarecrow Striking and defense techniques such as the jab, cross, hook, overhand, Muay Thai knee, inner/outer thigh kick, and head kick Wrestling and countering techniques including the dirty boxing clinch, the over-under clinch, and the Muay Thai clinch Takedowns like the hip throw, shoot takedown, and single and double leg takedown Jiu-jitsu passing and escape techniques for the full mount, knee mount, closed guard, open guard, and more Winning submission moves like the arm bar, Kimura, omoplata, guillotine, ankle lock, and triangle choke Drills to improve your punching and kicking speed and accuracy Mental exercises to sharpen your focus, reduce your fears, and increase your concentration Diet and nutrition techniques the pros use to stay in top fighting condition - whether they're in training mode or cutting weight before a match Whatever your personal fitness and fighting ambitions might be, The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Training Guide is your all-in-one resource to peak physical conditioning, clear mental focus, increased confidence, and superior fighting skills.
Like a bird-watching guide... only for monsters Monsters represent the dark side of humanity–the primal, animal impulses that reside in every single one of us. They have preyed upon our imaginations and our fears since the dawn of civilization. North America is home to a wide array of fearsome beasts, including hairy monsters, flying monsters, lake monsters, and other unexplained phenomena. Monster Spotter's Guide geographically catalogs more than one hundred legendary monsters reported to inhabit the continent. From the mythical Sasquatch of the Pacific Northwest to the vicious Mexican goatsucker known as El Chupacabra, you'll read about the legends and major sightings of the most widely feared creatures reported to exist–plus a few you might have never heard of. Within these pages you'll find detailed pen-and-ink drawings, helpful quick-reference boxes for immediate identification of key monster traits, a glossary of cryptozoology terms, useful appendices, case studies and more. Let this book be your guide, and explore the legends for yourself. Anyone can be a monster spotter...when you start looking, you never know what you might find.
The perfect reference for painters! Brighten your paintings with colorful birds and butterflies. Inside you'll find more than 40 step-by-step demonstrations to help you accurately render beautiful butterflies and a wide variety of songbirds, water birds and exotic birds including goldfinches, hummingbirds, cardinals, mallards and peacocks. You'll also learn how to embellish your paintings with individual feathers, eggs and a nest. This special guide features painting instruction and advice from 11 professional artists working in acrylics, watercolors, oils and colored pencils. Each demonstration includes a detailed materials list to make it even easier for you follow along. This invaluable combination of in-depth painting demonstrations and inspiring ideas is guaranteed to bring you success in all your work.
Hand and Power Tools Work Best Together In today's world of more-power-is-better, it's easy to overlook the value of hand tools. What most woodworker's don't realize is that combining both hand and power tool worlds is the best way to produce the highest quality woodworking. In Hand Tool Essentials you'll learn how to choose and use hand tools for chopping, cutting, paring, sawing, marking, drilling and more. Many of the tools are familiar, but others will surprise you with their usefulness. Though they've been around for hundreds (or thousands) of years, these tools have gotten lost in the rush of the industrial revolution. Rediscovering the value of these tools in your woodworking will also give you a better understanding of how your power tools work. But this book is more than about how to use hand tools. It's about using hand tools in balance with power tools to save you time, provide a more pleasant woodworking experience and ultimately give you a better woodworking project.
Paint beautiful and expressive portraits by combining watercolor with other mediums! What makes an eye-popping, eye-stopping portrait? It's all about contrast and the play of opposites, round shape against square, light against dark, transparent against opaque. Combining mediums allows you to push the inherent properties of each for a lively play of opposites. You'll be able to paint glorious lights, richer darks, intriguing texture and mysterious passages that create mood and a strong sense of place, space and character. Jean Pederson gives you all the advice and instruction you need to paint beautiful, expressive portraits filled with life and spirit. Let your portraits speak to the world! In this essential guide to expressive portrait painting you will: Stretch your watercolor skills to the limit. Achieve darks deeper and richer than you ever dreamed; let colors mingle in imaginative ways on your paper; accomplish radiant skin tones by daring to layer vivid colors from the start. Journey into the "what-if" zone. What if you paint on the vertical and direct the paint with a spray bottle? What if you add heavy bodypaint to watercolors for one-of-a-kind texture? What if you accentuate your subject with pencil, crayon or gouache? Don't "what-if" about this book. Grab it today for dynamic results in your portrait painting!
Straight from the auction block! Old Car Weekly's Old Car Auction Bible is your handy resource for collector vehicle auctions from all corners of the U.S. In it, the publishers of Old Cars Weekly and Old Cars Report Price Guide have compiled more than 40 important sales from around the country that can give hobbyists a true picture of what cars are selling for and where the collector car market is headed. All the big auction houses are represented: Mecum, Russo and Steele, Barrett-Jackson, RM Auctions, Auctions America, Worlwide, Bonham's, Gooding and many more.
From the foreword:". . . these cars aren't rare or unique, but they have other things going for them. Sometimes they were the subject of amazing restorations or rescue efforts. Sometimes, against all odds, they remained in one family for generations, or were babied to extremes and today have ridiculously low totals on their odometers.These are the cars that have stories. They might not have been amazing when they were new, but they are unique now because of the lives they've lived and the owners who have sat in their driver's seats. They've got history, and if they could talk, what amazing tales they could tell us!"
FABULOUS FORDSFrom Model T's to T-Birds, from "woodie" wagons to Mustangs, Ford Motor Company has built them all. And in the process, it has amassed a huge fan base of car buffs who grew up on Ford and continue to admire and collect FoMoCo cars today. Everybody, it seems, has a story to tell about their favorite Ford.In Just Fords, you'll find a collection of profiles, feature stories, and memories of some truly great Fords that are still around today. More than 30 chapters highlight some of the best machines Ford ever built, and remind us how Ford has blazed its own trail for more than 100 years.
Forever YoungSome cars seem to have all the luck. There aren't many vehicles that are so well-kept, babied, and, in some cases, ignored altogether that they never seem to get old and tired.In the old car hobby, these cars are called "Survivors." They usually have very low mileage, loving owners, and a lot of good fortune - and today they are more coveted than ever.In Only Originals, collector car fans can examine a fascinating cross section of Survivor cars and learn how they have managed to defy the odds. From Duesenbergs to Corvettes, Only Originals slates the unrestored, "time capsule" cars that remind us of yesterday.
Great AwakeningsLost and Found is filled with the kind of tall tales that every car buff dreams about. Do "regular guys" really find great cars collecting dust in old barns, sheds, and chicken coops? You bet! And here is a collection of stories to prove it.From the pages of Old Cars Weekly magazine comes a collection of true stories of fascinating car discoveries - not just the "dream car" stories of Duesenbergs and Hemi muscle cars, but the common man's Chevys, Fords, and Chryslers that so many hobbyists own and love.Here are the cars, and the people who found them, that remind us you never know where a great old car might be hiding!
Basic tips to get started in safe and responsible concealed carry.You'll Love This If:You're interested in concealed carry trainingYou're new to defensive shootingYou believe in your right of self-defenseIn 12 Essentials of Concealed Carry, certified Combat Focus Shooting instructor Grant Cunningham breaks concealed carry down into its most important elements. Learn about critical topics like concealed carry laws, choosing the right gun, methods of concealment, interacting with law enforcement and much more. Cunningham draws upon his years of experience to provide a solid foundation of knowledge on safe and responsible concealed carry. This book is a must read for anyone interested in exercising their right of personal defense.You'll Learn About:Concealed carry safetyHow to interact with law enforcementChoosing a concealed carry gunChapters Include:MindsetWhat Your Concealed Carry License AllowsAmmunition for Self DefenseConcealmentPlus, many detailed photos demonstrating proper methods
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