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Introducing: Bluegrass Publishing!

Reported by Sarah Moore

This week we will be featuring books by Bluegrass Publishing. Craft Critique met the Bluegrass team at Summer CHA in Chicago. They were so friendly and generous to us! We took home a selection of books to review for our readers, and this week we will be giving you our feedback.

A bit about Bluegrass Publishing (gathered from their website):

With the success of its first publication, “The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word”, in 2004, Bluegrass Publishing Inc. has become recognized as a leading publisher of collections of original and traditional poetry, quotations, titles and sayings within the Craft, Education, Christian and Gift markets.

Bluegrass Publishing Inc. is one of the fastest growing companies in the $2.55 billion scrapbooking industry. In its first two years, they have published 10 books, in 4 series, created two lines of embellishment transparencies, and merged with Lisa Stiglic’s new series, “Pocketful of Poems”. Striving to bring our growing customer family products that meet their needs, Bluegrass Publishing has sought out some of the most talented designers in the industry in order to continue this mission.

Bluegrass Publishing’s current products on the market include… (link to all books)

  • The Ultimate Guide series by Linda LaTourelle-“The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word” (over 200,000 sold to date), “The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Card 2nd Edition”, “The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Kids (birth through preschool)”, “The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Kids II (kindergarten through fifth grade)” and “Love Lines: Perfect Words Worth Repeating Series (Original Wordart)”
  • Poetry by Thena Smith-“Where’s Thena? I need a poem about�”, “Whispers: From First Glance to Lasting Romance”, “Taste of Paste: Poems for the Classroom”, “BoardSmartz: Learning Quips and Bulletin Board Tips” and “Letters to Heaven: Words of Comfort for the Grieving Soul”
  • What Can I Say? Artistic poetry from the Say What Series by WendiSue
  • Pocketful of Poems series by Lisa Stiglic – “All About Baby”, “Toddlers and Elementary”, “Kids Incorporated”, “A Teen Thing” and “Holidays”: Vol 1-3 and Seasons: “Spring and Summer”, “Fall and Winter”. All original poems and verse.
  • Clear Quotes ~ Original Word Art Transparencies by Linda LaTourelle
  • BritWit ~ Photo design Transparencies by Julie McGuffee

Bluegrass Publishing publishes a bimonthly newsletter, The Ultimate Line, mailed to retail outlets and individuals in 48 states and available on their website. The Ultimate Line features new ideas, techniques and products, guest columnists and announcements on our newest releases.

Bluegrass Publishing products are sold through retailers and distributors within the U.S. and internationally in Africa, Great Britain, Canada and Australia. They can also be seen on Shop At Home TV’s monthly Scrapbooking and Papercrafting shows.

Would you like to win something?
We hope you enjoy this week of reviews! If you have read a Bluegrass Publishing book and would like to share your opinion we’d love to hear it! Leave your comment about a Bluegrass book on any of the posts this week. At the end of the week we will randomly draw a comment and that individual will win a copy of “The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Card” by Linda Latourelle.

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10 Responses to Introducing: Bluegrass Publishing!

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    Lindy Stamper September 10, 2007 at 8:25 am #

    I remember having the Color Made Easy, it’s such a great guide to help those of us who are color challenge and always stuck in a rut. It’s a great start for anybody who’s not naturally artistic like me. 🙂

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    Robbie September 10, 2007 at 9:39 am #

    I have 2 of their books. I love them and use them a lot for quotes in my cards.

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    Elizabeth V. September 10, 2007 at 11:19 am #

    There are so many wonderful things in the perfect word book…what a great resource.

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    Angel Wilde September 11, 2007 at 6:59 am #

    I have looked at these books and would love to get them some day!

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    CAKVD September 11, 2007 at 8:13 am #

    OMG!! I would LOVE a copy of the Ulitmate Guide to Cards!! I have used the Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word as a resource when I scrapbook many times. I’m not good at coming up with original sayings for my scrapbook pages and this book has really helped me create some fantastic titles, quotes, and sayings! Thanks!
    Cheryl KVD

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    Cindy Vernon September 11, 2007 at 3:31 pm #

    I have The Perfect Word Book and it’s wonderful for scrapbooking! I just use some of the fab fonts that I have downloaded and I just print it on cardstock and add to my page!

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    Mary O.K. September 12, 2007 at 7:11 pm #

    The Bluegrass Publishing book “A Taste of Paste – Poems for the Classroom” by Thena Smith is a treasure. I love using even short excerpts from some of my favorites– they make me smile every time. And although I adore the title, I think it can be a little misleading, making you think that it’s only for Moms with grade-school age kids. If you really think about some of the sweet lines, they’ll fit any age of learner!

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    Sandra T. (TN) September 13, 2007 at 11:37 am #

    I have “Where’s Thena” book and the “Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word”… Blue Grass books are a great complement to my cardmaking and scrapbooking projects. I can always find an appropriate statement to add to my creations.

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    Anonymous September 13, 2007 at 6:03 pm #

    I do have the Ultimate Guide to the Perfect word. I love it. I got it because I always have been big on words, poetry and finding the perfect words for the situation. I have been looking at the “card” one a couple of times now. I may get that one next. They are very useful when you want to personalize. Thanks for the reveiews.
    Sue R

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    Anonymous September 13, 2007 at 7:11 pm #

    Color Made Easy would be the first one to add to my library, although they all sound great. I seem to have trouble when it comes to putting colors together.

    Donna from AZ