Tuesday, July 5, 2011

TpT Pointers for a Newbie? :)

OK, so I think I'm going to jump in with both feet (that's the best way to do it, right??) and start posting on Teachers Pay Teachers. I'm going to be creating a lot the new few weeks as I'm getting ready for my maternity leave (as well as a tutoring venture I'm still contemplating). I hate to ask about clipart, but I'm such a rule-follower that I tend to freak out at the idea of getting into trouble (usually because I'm the one to get caught...) so I don't want to create and try to post/re-sell things I'm not supposed to.

Are there certain clip-arts that I can/can't use?? I feel sure that I read someone that you need to purchase a resellers license for ThistleGirl Designs... but I don't know about any of the rest of them out there. Does anyone know about DJ Inkers, Lettering Delights, or Scrappin' Doodles?

Does anyone have any pointers on how to start this fun venture off? I love some of the previews I see, but I'm not 100% how to do those either... screen shots in word made to a PDF? (See, I'm just guessing here...)

I'd love any advice/pointers you could send my way... and look forward to see lots and lots of posts with units about reading/writing/beginning of the year stuff soon!!!

Thanks y'all! I love how I can always to turn to this little blog family for help! :)


  1. I just opened my TpT Store this morning! From what I've been learning
    Kevin and Amanda Fonts--Fine
    Sugar Frog Fonts--Fine
    Microsoft Office Clipart--Fine
    Lettering Delights--Must buy Commercial License for individual Font, Alphabet or Clipart ($12.95)
    DJ Inkers--I think you need to buy a commercial License
    Scrappin' Doodles and Just So Scrappy--Fine (I'm %90 sure I read that)
    Good Luck
    Thanks, Nancy
    The Apple Basket Teacher

  2. I have a blog just for TpT newbies called SoS on TpT. You can get a ton of information there including posts on previews and thumbnails. You can find it here:

    You can also get lots of great information from the TpT sellers forum. I know there are several threads on where to get clip art.

    Have fun - I am soooooo addicted to TpT!!

    Minds in Bloom

  3. I need to start doing the TPT thing too! Thanks for asking these questions. I was curious also!