February 18, 2011

It's a Cinch!

I bought myself a new tool.  I'd seen the "Cinch" mentioned on several of the group e-mail lists I belong to.  It looked like a real time saver - especially hole punching!  I bound my first book today.  I must say the Cinch was easy enough to use.  (I did watch a couple of U-Tube videos which helped.  I didn't think the directions on the machine itself were quite clear - at least to me - since my book measures 7" wide.)

My desk is covered with notes on keyboard shortcuts for use with PSE (Photoshop Elements).  Now these reminders are all in one place.

This little book contains a lot of the things I reference often.  For example, a list of my current fonts.  I don't know about you, but I have a hard time remembering what each font looks like.  This way I can flip through my book and know what I want immediately without blocking out and trying different fonts for the effect I want.  (You can download a ton of free fun fonts at Dafont.com)

I am no math whiz by any stretch of the imagination!  I find this fraction to decimal conversion very helpful.

Of course, a few blank pages are essential!

I am really looking forward to making more books.  The possibilities are endless.

Go to Pink Saturday for more inspiration!


Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love your books!

~ Gabriela ~

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Looks like a neat idea!
Happy PS!

Marydon said...

Clever idea!

Happy PS weekend ~

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynn said...

I like the idea. Happy PS

Anonymous said...

Now this is organization at it's best! You smarty!!!!
It's always fun to see what other people come up with to share here on blogland.
Have a great day flipping through your new book!

Char said...

What a wonderful idea and your books are perfect. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pat Sweetie...
A beautiful share. I love this little book, and it is perfect for containing a blogger gal's needs. Yes it sure is. I haven't heard of this tool, so will do a little researching on it. Thanks for sharing sweetie.

Have a glorious Saturday. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Kwiltsfl said...

That is too cool! I think this would be a great tool for making your own art journals. How large of a book can you bind? As large as 11x8.5?

AshTreeCottage said...

Love this tip! I am your newest follower.

Susan and Bentley

Mermaids of the Lake said...

I want a Cinch! When my daughter was in first grade I volunteered at her school and often was asked to use the big, giant, book-binding machine. I always wanted one, but didn't know there was such thing as a Cinch! Your books are wonderful. How fun! I would be book-binding like crazy! Happy PS!


Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Love the book, and of course the V-day card.

I added my name to your list, thanks.

Happy Pink Saturday,

Warm Regards and Pink Wishes, CindyLew

Tricia said...

This is a really neat idea. I could use something like that - I am always losing my bits of paper!

Happy PS.


Amisha said...

Good idea!

Gracie Jewellery said...

Fabulous idea. Happy Pink Saturday!

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday....hope your week is sprinkled with little blessings...and covered with grace !

LADY JANE said...

Pat,Happy Pink Saturday! And thanks so much for sharing this with us...I had seen it and wondered about the ease of use! Looks like our creativeness takes us to many common venues...I can't wait to peek at more of your blog! Very inspiring!

Vivian Helena said...

love looking at your art... I have just joined SAQA Yahoo.. and am looking at some of the artists work, am over whelmed.. I do have a question regarding the FONT site you recommended... I went to it,, but was not understanding, does one have to register, is it really free, and what is the process for acquiring the font. Thank you for sharing. vivian