Sunday, March 10, 2013

Picture Displays

In my photography business I only sell digital images, no prints of any kind. I have gone back and forth with this idea for years but I always go back to the question, what would I want if I was my client. Well, I think I would want the ability to do whatever I wanted with my images. Print them out, post them on FB, get them put on a coffee cup, calendar, t shirt, planner, etc. But I do often wonder if my clients actually do anything with that CD once it is in their hands. Over the next few weeks I'll show you a couple of ways that I use my digital images around my house, hopefully some of these ideas will inspire you to get those images off of your computer and out for the world to see.


One of my favorite printer's is Paper Coterie. I have used them for many items...my planners, birthday party invitations, calendars and memory boxes to name a few. In January they had a really good sale going on for their desk calendars. I think I paid $8 for one (so of course I picked up a couple to give as gifts). It was a great way for me to use a lot of different images on one product. When I got it, I loved it but I realized that I have zero desk room in my office. My cat usually takes up any available space but does not mind re-arranging things on my desk to make room when he needs to stretch. So after picking up this calendar off of the floor for the 15th time I figured I needed to find a new home for it. While looking around the house for a new home for my calendar I thought about how much I loved all of these pictures and I hated not being able to see them all the time...so here is how the wall calendar came about.
 I laid them all out so I could gauge the distance between them.
 Got out my medium sized hole punch and some twine then connected the tops and bottoms with knots.
 Now when I'm sitting at my desk working I can look up at my beautiful family! The project took me about 15 minutes.
 
Finn still thinks it was more fun to knock them off my desk.

And here was the last 2 weeks of my ProjectLife 365...hope you aren't finding it hard to keep up like I am...I have to admit, a few times I am already in bed for the night when I realize I haven't taken a picture of my word yet. So forgive me that some of these are the most creative :)

1. GOODNIGHT- kisses at bedtime
2. GOOD MORNING- it was a rainy miserable morning
3. BLUE- skies after rainy days are the absolute best
4. NOOK- I never get to actually sit there and read but it looks nice
5. HANDMADE- Preston (and I) made for Mike's first Father's Day
6. YOU TODAY- rocking my new anchor earrings

1. PROCESS- in the process of growing my nails out, I am a biter
2. TROUBLEMAKER- see story above, he's always into something
3. BIG PERSONALITY- even her shadow rocks
4. PRIVATE- my bff and I had the theater to ourselves to see Beautiful Creatures (it was horrible)
5. DAILY COMMUTE- still taking my son to golf practice every morning before school
6. OVER THERE- heading "over there" in 2 more weeks!!!!

8 comments:

  1. What a GREAT idea! Love that you can see all 12 months' photos at once! I don't care if we're a quarter of the way into 2013...I'm making a desk calendar so I can display it like this!

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    1. Thank you Lizzie! I love that I can see all 12 months too! Good luck with your display.

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    2. Your blog is really nice. Greetings from a felow blog Boss student (just doing my homework).
      Nina

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  2. Love your blog! I'm a fellow Blog Boss student, and used your blog as one of my case studies. Posted on my blog here http://www.projectfacesplaces.com/2013/03/8-blogs-i-love-and-why.html

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    1. Thank you Tressie! Nice to "meet" you. Heading over to your blog now :)

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  3. Hello! I'm another BYW student stopping by to say hi. Your blog is great! I love the Project 365. What a great way to share life! See you around :-)

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    1. Thank you Rachael! Yes, PL365 forces me to document the good, bad and ugly...which has lead to my painting my nails more often because they look horrible in all of my photographs, lol.

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