Visit our Club HM Facebook page and you’ll see why so many Club members visit every day and love every minute. You’ll find challenges to inspire, instruct and stretch you. You can ask for help or feedback and get tips and encouragement from other fans. You’ll see an occasional “Tip of the Day” or personal message from HM Home Office with additional tricks to make designing fast and easy. If you’ve never visited, do it today. Here’s what to watch for.
If you like a little competition and love designing in
Studio, our challenges will keep you hopping. We have one nearly every day and
the winners receive points as prizes. Shown above are the “Owl Always” challenge
winners, where Club HM page members were asked to design any page or project
from a brand new art collection called “Owl Always.” Cassie Balser’s entry is on
the right. It’s a square flip book that tells a child about his or her parent’s
love for them. It’s now a very welcome addition to the Template Gallery as
template 79374. Rebecca Klompstra’s winning entry for the challenge was
a 12 x 12 scrap page.
A later challenge encouraged page members to add a little
grunge to their pages using stains, distressed frames, torn edges, paint
splatters, ripped cardboard and faded text.
Jeanne Coto was the winner of this challenge and her entry
is now available as template 79619, "Grunge Bathtime."
In a “Name Tile” challenge page members designed name
tiles made on 12 x 12 scrap pages. As with every challenge, many of the entries,
winning or not are submitted to the Template Gallery, giving us lots more
templates to choose from. Shown above are two entries from that challenge
entries that went on to become templates. Kim Reynolds “Wings,” template 79173 and Rebecca Klompstra’s “Life's too short to drink cheap
wine,” template 79249 are both wonderful additions to the Template Gallery
that came about because of a challenge.
Tip of the Day
The Club HM Facebook page keeps ticking along every
weekday. Over weekends and holidays, there are still challenges, but there are
also design tips and tricks posted that we call “Tip of the Day.” A recent “Tip
of the Day” is outlined here and illustrated above.
Tip of the Day: When designing with circles, insert 1000
into the "ROUND CORNERS" input box instead of using the slider bar. Why? A 1,000
input will keep your circle perfectly shaped no matter how many times you change
your mind about its size. If you use your slider bar, you'll need to adjust
every time you change your circle's size.
Inspiration, Instruction and
Club HM Facebook fans love the support and inspiration
that they find on the Club HM Facebook page. Questions are answered, projects
are “oohed” and “aahed” over and inspiration is everywhere. If you haven’t
joined our online community, do it today. We’d love to see you there.
A recent post on Club HM probably sums it up
“Today is National Compliment Day - so I created this to
share with people like all of you. Your sharing on this page is so kind. And the
support of each other is so heart-warming. What a nice place to visit each
- Kimberly Keber
Thanks Kimberly, we agree.
Check out the Club HM Facebook page here.