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Persnickety Prints

Chari converted to digital scrapbooking over 5 years ago, but could not find a quality, archival 12x12 print at an affordable price. After her long search, she saw a need and created her own; Persnickety Prints. Before founding Persnickety Prints, Chari helped numerous organizations increase their online presence and revenue through her creative services. Chari's excellent retail knowledge and expertise comes from over 10 years of service at the retail industry giant, GAP. When Chari is not working on the next innovative business idea, she is calling a customer about their low resolution image or driving one of her 3 boys to a soccer game, tennis lesson, or scouts. You may also catch her at the nearest gas station grabbing a 44 oz. Diet Pepsi (mixed with a little cherry coke + extra ice). Date nights with her Husband of 14 years usually consist of a long single track mountain bike ride, skiing, fishing, or camping. She enjoys playing soccer on a local “soccer mom” indoor team. Chari is Persnickety in all things.

Scrapbooking with Negative Space

Here’s a fun way to add elements and flair to prints to tell the story…. Take a photo with the end in mind. Try snapping a few photos intentionally using negative space. Leave “blank” space somewhere in the photo by keeping the subject to one side. Ryder (my baby!) turned 11 years old last month. […]

Anna Aspnes for Persnickety Prints

Anna Aspnes has been sharing her unique style of digital storytelling since 2008. Anna takes an out of the box approach creating DigitalART tools for artists, photographers, crafters and modern memory keepers. Anna offers online classes to her ArtPlay™ methods where you’ll learn how to: Blend images and digital elements to create completed art projects. […]

Top 10 Mother’s Day Quotes & a Freebie

1. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” —Abraham Lincoln 2. “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” — Theodore Hesburgh 3. “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; […]

Facebook is Not Photo Storage (Part 3)

If you’ve landed here, you may have read Facebook is Not Photo Storage 1 and Facebook is Not Photo Storage 2. Bottom Line: Facebook is a social platform. It was never intended to be used as cloud storage for our priceless memories. Social feeds compress images for various reasons, not only are there millions of […]

8 DIY Photo Gifts for Mom

Gifts from the heart don’t have a price tag for a reason. We’ve rounded up our top 8 priceless DIY Photo Gifts for Mom … plus, a special ♥ bonus from Persnickety at the end! There are countless creative ways to showcase your favorite photos and give Mom the gift of memories. DIY Wall Hanger […]

Facebook is NOT Photo Storage (Part 2)

Facebook users upload more than 3 million photos a day. That’s a lot of data to store and your facebook feed needs to load quickly or you won’t stay engaged, so to lighten the load, Facebook compresses your images. What does this mean? Your photos are essentially worthless outside of Facebook. Facebook was created for […]

Facebook is NOT Photo Storage (Part 1)

I’ve recently found that many of our dear customers are using Facebook Albums as their Photo Organization / Storage / Memory Keeping, which has inspired this blog post. Here’s the story: My boyfriend’s father, Al, passed away this week at the age of 77 from a stroke. Al influenced many people throughout his life and […]