16 June 2013

Pernsnickety Prints...

are awesome. Seriously, if you need to get some photos printed up, these guys are my favorite, by far. This coming from someone who is so cheap I wait months on end for Shutterfly or Snapfish to run a promotion before I'll upload and print the gazillion pics I have lingering on my iphone! They are the best, and worth every penny! And fast!

Welcome to Paper Issues Let Get Persnickety blog hop! You should have arrived here from Chez's blog--if this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Paper Issues to start at the beginning!

I used their free 3x3 Instagram template to print out all my Instagram shots from 2012, and I LOVE the way it turned out. It's awesome being able to flip through, month by month, and see all those little moments of our life captured. After inserting all of my photos using photoshop, I printed the templates at 8x8, then slipped them into page protectors.

I modified some spreads to have fewer pictures, because not every month had exactly 18 photos. This way I could include pages related to special events and trips, since I tended to take more Instagrams at those times anyways.

At the beginning and end, I made collage pages with tiny thumbnails of all the images, I love the way they look all together!

Pernickety Prints is the latest sponsor at Paper Issues, be sure to check out what the other creative team members made by going on our blog hop!

You can win $25 credit at Persnickety Prints by doing the following:
1. Like Persnickety Prints on Facebook {tell them we sent you}
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3. Leave a comment

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Aimee!

Thanks for stopping by!

08 February 2013

Wreath Tutorial

Hey everyone, Judean here to share a quick Valentine's wreath idea. These striped paper straws seem to be everywhere lately, I saw some in the dollar section of several big box stores recently. I used about 50, and cut 15 in half. Then, starting with the long ones, I glued them using my glue gun around a card stock circle. The middle section will be covered up later, so you don't have to worry too much about keeping the inner edges neat or even. I focused on getting them evenly distributed around the circle, and keeping the outer edges in line.

Next I went in with the shorter straws and glued them in the spaces in between. Finally, I added a paper rosette and gitter-puffy-heart sticker to the the middle, and a ribbon on the back for hanging.

Voila, quick and inexpensive Valentine's decor! Need some love-themed embellishments? The Paper Issues store has some cute goodies, like the Wild Thang kit seen here:

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