November 28, 2010

A Vegas Thanksgiving

I live in Utah. I always host Thanksgiving- which I do love- but as most of you may know, hosting Thanksgiving consists of countless hours of preparation, shopping, cooking, decorating- more cooking, and then... the day comes, and its gobbled up in about 10 minutes. I am now tired just writing about it!

This year.. my baby sister got married = her turn to host!
All the fam drove to Vegas where she is living with her new husband. 
Kelene dances for Donny & Marie at the Flamingo. I have seen this show a handful of times. My little 8 year old, Noah, wanted to see it- and surprisingly, he loved it!

*off subject* I love Michael Jackson. Great little piece of trivia here: Puppy Love was intended for Michael Jackson, not Donny! RIP Michael.
Any Dancing with the Stars fanatics out there? If you go to the Donny and Marie Las Vegas show- you will find Donny's mirror-ball trophy from his 9th season win. Marie was on DWTS the year before, received 3rd place. Her glass case shows off her doll. :)
There were 13 of us in my little sisters apartment for Thanksgiving Dinner- being "together" with family was an understatement!

The little boys wrestle, little girls color & the big boys show off their bellies... wow.

*off subject* My Mother has come to "expect" a year in review photo book each Christmas- it just adds to the stress, but somehow I get er done. The first one I gave her she cried tears of joy, now I am just in trouble if its not under the tree.

I took little Jaycee's photo from above and created this 10x10 layout for the 2010 G'ma Photo Book.  I am only half way done- argh. I am using Cinzia Loosemore's Grateful Heart layered 12x12 Album this year- love it.

After creating this Thanksgiving word-overlay, I figured, I may as well let you all download it!

You can download the overlay for free HERE.
Hope you had happy thanksgiving all over the world!


November 25, 2010

Holiday Word Art Freebie

It's here- The Christmas Season!

We created this word art for you to get in the spirit! -great for Holiday Cards, Tags, Layout Pages, Invitations, etc. Spice up any project by adding your own text to each word.

p.s.... we do print.:)

I love this quote

enjoy -

Download via HERE

November 22, 2010

Behind the Scenes- volume 2

"Optimizing" your prints-

YES- our certified lab technicians check EVERY SINGLE print before and after printing.
YES- we move and set each layout to avoid any borders being cut off
NO- our computer monitor doesn't make those funny lines- its the HD video camera filming a monitor that isn't LED :)
YES- we balance each paper roll, which makes a HUGE difference for your prints
YES- because this is a chemical process, your prints are the most archival + waterproof
NO- we do not use ink
YES- Devin loves his job


Behind the Scenes- volume 1

It is difficult to show the "Persnickety difference" via the web. Print quality is such that you need to hold it- touch it-- you know what we mean.  
When you hear Photo Paper- what do you think? The 100 pack of 8.5x11 you can buy at the store? True silver halide photo paper does not use ink.
"These prints are processed through the same chemicals as your good old film pictures, and are the most archival.
This is completely a chemical process, there's no ink to run or bleed. These prints will last hundreds of years if stored properly in acid free photo albums and in photo frames away from direct sunlight. Since the printing of this type of photo is controlled by the lab staff, color corrections can be made to the prints. The lab is able to make your pictures lighter, darker and improve the color saturation."
-Persnickety Prints

Here is our attempt at showing you the Persnickety difference!

Volume 2: Optimizing your Prints

November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale

40% off all Custom Cover Photo Books when you order over Thanksgiving weekend!
The sale starts on 11-26 (Black Friday) and lasts through 11-29 (Cyber Monday).

Build it, save it, and log back in over Thanksgiving weekend to place your order!

Custom Cover Photo Books make perfect holiday gifts. They are a great way to preserve and share your memories. Some ideas for Custom Cover Photo Books include family histories, holiday celebrations over the years, new baby photos, romantic love stories for your spouse, cookbooks, children's story books, travel books, weddings, or family yearbooks. Create yours today!

Video Tutorials to help you with your photo book creation

(Base Price only - includes 10 double sided pages- additional pages not included)

November 17, 2010

2011 Memory Logbook Review

  1. Do you scrapbook in chronological order? 
  2. Are you all caught up?
  3. Do you have a photographic memory?

IF you answered NO to any of these questions - you NEED a Memory Logbook!
and let me tell you why...

"We are here to help you capture your everyday life – the memories and milestones, the serious and the funny, the ordinary and the extra special … all of those things that you’d like to be able to look back on someday and really remember. The stuff that you’ll want to share with your kids and grandkids. The thoughts and moments and experiences you might not realize are important now but later will become your most treasured memories." -LYM

Life is short. Live it. Love it. Retain it- with the help of Log Your Memory!

I don't know about you, but I answered NO to question 1, 2, and 3. I am not good at memory keeping.
I have never used a Memory Logbook.
Why hasn't anyone told me about it? This is the greatest invention ever! I now have the Memory Logbook 2011: Jan to June Print Edition in my hands- and can't wait to get started! To see more details about this little jewel.. click here.. I want to share what I am excited about-

Why I can't wait to use my 2011 Memory Logbook:
1. I take pictures of the same things every year. 
Birthdays, Holidays, First Day of School... blah.. blah.. I have never thought to take a picture of my favorite place- my bed! Real, everyday life is what it's all about. With the 2011 Memory Logbook- I am reminded of these things. Each month there is a theme with a coordinating quote and loads of photo ideas.

2. Themes make you think outside the box. 
The 2011 theme for the year is "This Is My Life". While your kids, family and friends are all important- what about YOU? It's time to hand over the camera and be in a few.

3. Memory Calendar Only.  
 I can't wait for 2011- so I can get started already! I am going to use my Memory Logbook Calendar only to log special moments, or funny things my kids say. They grow up so fast!

4. Daily events, doodles and notes.
I have an iPhone, I have iCal on my computer, I could take notes on these electronic devices, but it just isn't the same! I am planning on keeping my Logbooks forever, as a handwritten journal. 

5. Checklists and Reminders.
Lets face it- I am getting old. I can only remember so much these days. Not only do I need to "log" my memories- I need a reminder to log my memories, so so sad. 
This 2011 Memory Logbook has just that- plenty of reminders. A challenge checklist and your own personal memory assistant with reminder emails!
At least once per week, you will receive an email via your inbox or mobile device with details about the current Memory Logbook Weekly Challenge with helpful tips, chat & event information, etc. etc.

And that my friends, is the top 5 reasons of why I need a Memory Logbook.
Persnickety Prints
 Memory Logbooks make the PERFECT gift this Holiday season!  
 For our special Persnickety Prints readers- you get 10% off until tomorrow night!
Coupon Code: PERSNICKETY10
Good for 10% off all products in the 2011 Memory Logbook Series.
Expiration Date: Friday, November 19, 2010 midnight MST

*** And of course: A Giveaway! ***
(A5 version or choose the downloadable version instead)
Valued at $24.95
This also comes with a free membership to the Memory Minder email service!

To Enter: The 2011 Log Your Memory Theme is "This is my Life"
Leave us a comment below sharing: The one thing YOU want to do for yourself in 2011.

Contest Ends: Friday November 19th 10:00 pm MST. Winner announced here by Saturday 11.20.10 at noon.
we appreciate all of your entries, comments, and inspiration- hopefully we can all find time for ourselves in 2011! Winner will be posted soon.

Live Web Show- tonight

Persnickety Prints will be joining House of 3 tonight for their very popular
Wednesday Webshow!
Please join us for some major Christmas Card Inspiration!

 8:00pm MST
9:00pm CST
10:00pm EST

  Did you miss it?
Watch the recorded version here.

November 14, 2010

Creating a Custom Photo Book

Our online uploading company is working on a "blank" page option for photobooks- until then, this is the best way to create a photo book with your own digital layouts. 

Yeah!! Blank Template Option is NOW Available!

Keep in mind that our templates are completely customizable.

REMEMBER>  Bleed on photo books is much LARGER than our regular photographic single page prints. We recommend leaving at least .25" on each side of your layout.
Also, it is important to take the spine/gutter into consideration when laying out your photobook.
-currently, we are not able to ship photobooks outside of the U.S.

We are famous for our photographic single page prints, they are the most archival, waterproof, and true to color. Photobooks are a different story-  here is our own take on photo books

-HOW to Create a Persnickety Prints Photo Book with your own layout/template.

 Speedy Version 1:55

- Regular Version 8:25

November 10, 2010

How to create a custom Holiday Card

Create and Order Holiday Photo Greeting Cards
with Persnickety Prints customizable templates!

    Make your Holiday Card Original and Unique with these Persnickety Options!
Photo Paper: Matte, Glossy, Metallic (4x6, 4x8, 5x5, 5x7, 6x8)
Premium Cardstock: White, Linen, Pearl (4x8, 5x7)

1) Choose between slimline (flat) or folding cards. Most holiday cards are slimline, though you can use whichever style you want. If you select slimline cards, choose a size. Typically, holiday slimline cards are 4x8. Specify whether you want a portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) orientation.


2) Choose the card category and template. Look at the templates in the "Christmas," "Hanukkah," "Kwanzaa," or "Holidays" themes. Select the one you like best.

3) Drag the photo(s) you wish to use from the bottom of the page and drop them onto the card. Click the "Edit Photo" button to move, pan, or crop it within the card. Then, click on the text box to add your own custom message and edit the text color and font.


4) Click "Customize" to add more photos, text, graphics, and change the layout of the card. When you are finished, click "Preview," and click "Add to Cart" to place your order. That's it!


Get Started HERE

If you have your own design- order as a single print and choose the 25 Pack Photo Card option.

We have envelopes for 4x6, 4x8, 5x5, 5x7, 6x8.
Envelopes are always included.

November 4, 2010

Holiday Cards

Show off your creativity to your friends & family this year with a unique card made by you! We have designs for every occasion, but best of all, you can change every template to fit just right!

MOST online companies are charging on average $2 a card.
Check out these Persnickety Prices! We don't skimp on the quality-
ALL photo cards are printed on professional photo paper and premium card stock.

Get Started!  December will be here before you know it!
Get 10% off all Holiday Cards when ordering before December 1st!

use coupon code: earlybird
expires: Nov 30th!