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December 24, 2011 / Persnickety Blog

Inspiration

 

When you lose that mojo, what do you do?
How do you find it?
Where do you look?

We want to know….

What Inspires You?

Last year, I wrote about my little sister, Kelene. She works/dances for Donny & Marie at their ongoing show in Las Vegas.
Kelene is going on her 4th year with this show, and to be honest, we would like her to be done now!
Last Christmas D&M held her in New York, this Christmas, it is Chicago.
My little boys need their favorite Aunt! Each year I tell Donny this, and he just laughs…  the show must go on!

A few weeks ago, my husband and I flew to Chicago. 
We did see the show, but more importantly….
I couldn’t leave the Downtown Chicago Anthropology Store!
You would think the extra 30% off Sale items was the catch, but it wasn’t— this was the greatest Anthropology I have been in … ever! The mojo was kicking in.
There was inspiration at every turn, and I couldn’t get enough!
I want these chairs!

Old Newspaper stacked on paper towel sized holders to form a Christmas Tree
Vintage Stamps + Vintage Wooden Camera Tape Dispenser— are you kidding me? 
The colors, the concepts, the creativity… LOVE this place!

In fact, I was so deeply enthralled with Anthropology, that the husband left me there.

… and I took a cab back to the hotel.
Thank You Anthropology for the magic!
* * *
Chicago is a very unique, fun city. If it’s not on the bucket list already, you may want to reconsider.

At least for the Pizza….


What is it that INSPIRES YOU? 
Where do you go for the creative juice?
Do Tell.
I can’t go to Chicago every weekend.
TIA 
-Chari

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December 9, 2011 / Persnickety Blog

How to make a Custom Holiday Card

How To Make A Holiday Greeting Card  

Sending holiday cards has been a tradition this time of year since the 1800s, but they’ve never been so fun and easy to create! Your online photo account allows you to create your own custom holiday greeting cards. You can use multiple images, or just one, and can arrange the size and layout of the photos however you’d like. You can also add your own custom text and other graphics to the card, then order it, right from your computer! Read on for the simple instructions.

Card Tab

1. Log in to your account and upload the photos you want to use. Click the yellow “Cards and Calendars” tab, and click “Cards.”

2. Browse the cards. You can sort by size, style, and/or category. Click the one you like best to view a larger preview and click “Create Card.”

Card Category

3. Choose which photo(s) to include in the card, then click on the text box to write your own holiday greeting.

Images for Card

4. Click “Customize” to edit the photos, text, background, border, and other graphics, if you want. Note that some cards might not have the “Customize” button, but most do.

Customize ButtonCustomize Options

5. Click “Preview” to preview a larger version of your card. Make sure everything is spelled correctly and looks how you want it.
Preview

Then, press “Add to Cart” and complete the checkout process. That’s it!
Add to Cart

Lastly, save your work periodically using the “Save” button. That allows you to start a card, save it, then come back and finish it later.

Before you create your card, get a feel for what’s available. Browse what sizes are available. 4×8 is the most common size for flat cards. Other sizes might include 4×6, 5×7, 5×5 and 6×8. Also, you can browse by category, including Holiday, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year, Religious, Invitations, and other holiday-themed categories. 
All of these choices makes it easier to create the exact card you want, and gives you more control over your 2011 holiday cards!
December 8, 2011 / Persnickety Blog

Free Stuff

Time flies when you are having fun  working 12 hour days!
It is December 7th, 2011- yet, I feel like we were just playing at the pool?
Not sure how 2011 is nearing it’s close.

It’s not too late for a Free December Desktop Calendar is it?
We are only one week in-
The design team over at LeeLou Blogs whipped up this snazzy December desktop calendar using our Persnickety Prints FB exclusive fan freebie kit, “Vintage Christmas”. Great work girls!

This post is a double whammy— you not only have access to
 LeeLou for all of your blogging needs
You now have-
a) FREE Desktop Background
b) ENTIRELY Free Vintage Christmas Kit from yours truly- (via Facebook)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

December 1, 2011 / Persnickety Blog

TIffany Tillman Class Giveaway!


Holiday Templates 2011 Workshop


Tiffany Tillman is back with the 4th edition of the popular 25 Days of Templates workshop!
STARTS TODAY!
Too busy? No problem. Live Demonstrations are available to watch anytime.

TEMPLATES | Every student will receive 20 templates on day one.

Tiffany Tillman introduces the 4th edition of the popular 25 Days of Templates workshop. This time we’re focusing on the details with hours of lesson demonstrations in the areas of template adaptation, album preparation, photo-editing, filter effects, masking, layer styles and embellishing.

And joining us for the first time are Kelly WilletteGennifer Bursett, and Chari Pack of Persnickety Prints, special guests offering their unique spin to holiday related solutions for photography, digital shadowing, and album printing. Class includes live webinars with Tiffany and each special guest.

Using Tiffany’s templates as a foundation, plus a mega digital kit created by Paislee Press and Creashens, you’ll have everything you need to complete a detailed album featuring your favorite holiday memories.

Class includes live webinars with Tiffany and each special guest. 

Visit www.reneepearson.com to register.

KITS | Every student receives a super-exclusive, compilation kit by Paislee Press and Creashens.

ENTER TO WIN A SEAT!

Leave a comment below telling us:
“My favorite Holiday Tradition is…”

Giveaway ends 12.2.11 midnight mst.
One winner will be chosen at random.
……………………….
THANK YOU for sharing all of your BEAUTIFUL traditions! We may have to try some of these in our home! 


Our RANDOM WINNER is comment #62!
HAPPY SCRAPPER!
“My favorite tradition is we decorate the house with our three girls. One does the outside and the other two help out with decoration the tree.”

*REMEMBER* You can STILL sign up to attend this class! It’s not too late!
November 27, 2011 / Persnickety Blog

Free Daily Download- Sunday

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November 26, 2011 / Persnickety Blog

Free Daily Download- Saturday

WELCOME to day 6 (SIX) of the Persnickety Prints
Sponsored by the amazing Laura Banasiak!
Come by each day this week
November 21- 27
for a free coordinating download!
Check out what else Laura has for you HERE.

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November 25, 2011 / Persnickety Blog

Free Daily Download- Friday

WELCOME to day 5 (FIVE) of the Persnickety Prints
Sponsored by the amazing Laura Banasiak!
Come by each day this week
November 21- 27
for a free coordinating download!
Check out what else Laura has for you HERE.

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November 24, 2011 / Persnickety Blog

Free Daily Download- Thursday

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

WELCOME to day 4 (FOUR) of the Persnickety Prints
Sponsored by the amazing Laura Banasiak!
Come by each day this week
November 21- 27
for a free coordinating download!
Check out what else Laura has for you HERE.

ENTER to WIN a $25 Gift Certificate from Laura Banasiak!
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November 23, 2011 / Persnickety Blog

Free Daily Download- Wednesday

WELCOME to day 3 (THREE) of the Persnickety Prints
Sponsored by the amazing Laura Banasiak!
Come by each day this week
November 21- 27
for a free coordinating download!
Check out what else Laura has for you HERE.

ENTER to WIN a $25 Gift Certificate from Laura Banasiak!
LAURA BANASIAK
November 22, 2011 / Persnickety Blog

Free Daily Download- Tuesday

WELCOME to day 2 (TWO) of the Persnickety Prints
Sponsored by the amazing Laura Banasiak!
Come by each day this week
November 21- 27
for a free coordinating download!
Check out what else Laura has for you HERE.

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ENTER to WIN a $25 Gift Certificate from Laura Banasiak!
LAURA BANASIAK