Now is the time for a look back at the year (at least the photocrafting year) and roundup of our favorite five. Shel took the lead on this one (though I may get in the last word!)Click here for full post
Sharing Your Photos with a Slideshow
It’s holiday time and this year will be different than most. Friends and family won’t be traveling to get together but that doesn’t mean they can’t be together! Zoom is one way to meet across distances so why not bring our photocrafting to the party? Let’s create a slideshow to share.Click for Full Post
Photocraft a Wine Tote
Still searching for the perfect gift for the holidays? How about a good bottle of wine in a tote photocrafted by you? Actually, the tote could be gift enough!
I got to help during an afternoon of grape harvest at our neighbor’s vineyard. (My job was to pull leaves out of the buckets of picked grapes.) It was a beautiful day so naturally I took a few pictures of the vineyard and the process. When I came upon the wine tote offered by Zazzle, I knew immediately what I wanted to do. What could be more perfect than a wine tote with pictures of the vineyard itself?Click here for full post
From Photocrafting to Displaying
We all love our photos so sometimes our photocrafting project is simply the challenge of displaying our photos. We can make calendars and books but what about taking advantage of the walls in our homes? Maybe you’ve framed your favorites or maybe you’ve turned the photos into canvases or even palettes. Shel loves photos that she wants to see regularly but she has limited table space and not a lot of wall space. (She’s also determined not to have things look cluttered). Shel started with two sets of photos she wanted to put on her wall. One set was the photos of her family she loves and the other was some photos from a trip to Kauai.. How does she do it?
A straight-forward grid layout or gallery look is a familiar approach and Target even has a kit with frames and mats for 12 photos. That’s fine but Shel’s pictures are of different sizes and not enough wall space for a large layout. She knew she couldn’t go with something (a)symmetrical or very spread out like these good examples from Ideal Home.Click to read full post
Hang Up Your Photocrafting for Santa
How cute are these Christmas stockings? What a fun way to combine photocrafting, gift-giving, and holiday decorating! I saw them and wanted to make one immediately. Then I realized almost everyone I know already has a Christmas stocking. That wouldn’t stop me! I suspected that newborns and pets might be able to use a new stocking. What about newlyweds at a family gathering? These stockings also make a darling way to present a gift — maybe to your grandmother living far away or for a collection of gifts around a theme.
I decided to make a stocking for my sister’s dog, Zoe. My sister loves Christmas and all the trappings so she actually probably already has a stocking for Zoe. But maybe she could use another? I got a couple cute pictures of Zoe to try and learned immediately that I’d need to think a bit more about the outline of the image — it has to fit nicely onto the shape of a sock. We got two photos of Zoe (not always easy) and decided on the one with Zoe facing front directly.