Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Date it, name it and don't delay!

One of the things I have done forever is date my pictures. Long before digital cameras and when I was just a young teenager I got into the habit of marking the date on the back of the pictures I had developed. And I'm so glad I did. It's so easy to 'loose' track over the years. Alot of the pictures my parents took were not dated. Alot of the old pictures taken before us kids were born were basically 'dateless' and some 'nameless'. Like I said in the last post my family is posting old family photos on our facebook and my aunt has been a great help dating some of these old pictures for me and also giving me names. Now with digital pictures I still make sure I date at least the folders and most of the pictures are individually dated too. It's something you shouldn't delay doing and just getting into the habit of it is so worth it.

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The next 'big' official holiday is Valentines Day. So today I put these new Heart Wrapped Frames into LLL Creations Dollar Mart.

(Click on any picture for larger view)

Heart Wrapped Frames #1 has 2 frames and is only $1.00 for the set. Get set #1 here or just go through LLL Creations under the Frames category.

The layout below shows the size on a 12x12 inch paper.

And a closer view ...

Heart Wrapped Frames #2 is a little grungier looking and also has 2 frames for only $1.00. Get set #2 here or just go through LLL Creations under the Frames category.

And my January promotion is off and running ...

See a larger view of the 2010 Date Stamps here.

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Did you do the 365 challenge last year?

Ok, I read about the 365 Challenge at the beginning of last year and I knew it wasn't for me. I do take a ton of pictures so what was my reason? I'm hard on myself and I already had so many projects on the go I knew that I would just dissappoint myself ... lol. Plus, I like to finish what I start and that's a longggg commitment. But I'd really love to hear from people that actually did it. And how many people actually stuck to it and finished it. I probably could of done a 54 week challenge but I didn't attempt that either. But ... I would like to do a 12 month challenge this year. Mine would be to commit to taking a picture a month hopefully on or near the same day each month on one subject and doing something with that. (I'll still take a ton of pictures as usual, but commit to a 'one subject' layout a month) I'm thinking of a layout a month of my great nephew Devin. I might not be able to take those pics myself because we live far away but I'm sure his parents will send me a pic once a month. Apparently they have already taken over 1000 pictures and he's only 4 months old. The other neat thing to do would be to take a picture of say your backyard from the exact same angle every month. With our 4 seasons its amazing how different the exact same spot can look. Well, I'm not sure exactly what my 'topic' is going to be but ... I did make some Month Frames to encourage myself to do it! LOL

And you are going to benefit too because once a month I will be giving you a Month Frame ... starting of course with January. I'd love to know of any ideas you have about how you might use these. I think they would be great for kids.

Download January Frame

And since I'm not sure of what I'm going to do with them yet, I just put a picture in it to show you the size on a 12x12 inch layout. They are large and will pretty much take up the whole page.

What do you think? Do you think you would use these? I'd love to hear your ideas.

Have a great day~!


Judy said...

I like the idea of a monthly frame....don't know how I will use January's yet, but thanks for it. Love the heart frames too....have to go and check them out.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 05 Jan [LA 03:00pm, NY 06:00pm, UK 11:00pm] - 06 Jan [OZ 10:00am]).

Anonymous said...

yes , this " month frame "is good idea , please continue ...thanks !

Lori said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

Jody said...

One way would be at the end of the year to frame a favorite photo for each month and make one layout with them all on.

Another would be to use each month as a topper for a calendar.

I really do love the frame and look forward to whole set :) Thanks so much

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Jan. 06, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I love the Month frame. I make a family calendar each year and I can see using these frames.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this frame and your great work!

Coley said...

Love the idea of a monthly frame. I did project 365 last year but want some time off - monthly I can do though!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the frame. I love the design of it. I can see it holding the first picture of the month for my Project 365 attempt. I tried the project last year, but failed by February. This year I am committed to finish it, since I now have two children and it will be fun to see what we did all year. The baby grows so fast and I have already taken thousands of pics of her.

Thanks again. I look forward to all of the frames.

Cari, Abe, and Paige said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!