February 8, 2009

Valentine Photo Cards

Instead of buying the usual Valentine cards in the store for the boys to swap at preschool, this year I decided to be much more creative. I was reading one of my favorite magazines (Creating Keepsakes) and was inspired by a project they showed in their February issue. The title of the article was called "Through the Lens" and can also be found on-line. The project involved a BIG hand written "Happy Valentine's Day" from each of the boys (yes, even my 2 1/2 year old Lincoln traced his own letters all by himself) on a BIG white heart matted on a BIGGER red heart, Photoshop, a digital camera and my adorable boys! If you didn't already know this about me, my other favorite hobby is taking photos. So this project was heaven to me since it incorporated both of my favorite hobbies. I don't often turn my photos into black and white, especially when the photo is already wonderful with all the colors involved, but this time for this particular project, I made the exception.

After editing the photo in Photoshop, I uploaded the images to the Costco Photo store and added a Valentine's border and printed them in wallet size (4 photos to a 5x7). They actually cost less then buying a box of Valentine's and they had a cute personal touch to them!

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