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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.

Capture the Bang

In the U.S. this weekend is full of picnics, parades, and fireworks. Don’t be afraid to capture the Fireworks! Here are a few tips- Use a tripod. Bring a flashlight. Because it’s dark, you’ll need longer exposures, using a tripod will avoid blurry photos. The flashlight will help you adjust your camera settings in the […]

Summer Sorbet Papers

As I watch the rain fall day after day,  I look at old summer photo’s to remind myself that summer will come, eventually. Enjoy these {10} 300dpi 12×12 jpeg papers. Perfect for use in Picasa. DOWNLOAD HERE  via our secure Box 

Spring Break & Instagram

It is spring break. We should rename it “winter break”, the snow keeps coming back. Jon and I had to go somewhere the sun was shining. 3 hours away -Moab, Utah- home of Arches National Park. We try to wear these boys out. Hiking, Swimming, Biking… they just keep going, and going… Even my little […]

My Digital Conversion

Did you start scrapbooking with paper and scissors? Are you still? I started in 1995, all thanks to my mother. Here are my Scrap Books, handwritten spines and all. (yuck)  Back then it was 8.5×11 binders- I converted to 12×12 in 2004. This photo is about 8 years old. See those 2 boys? They got […]

Clipping Photo Masks in Photoshop

Our latest facebook exclusive free kit includes 3 photo masks.   If you are not sure how to use these- here is a quick tutorial using Photoshop CS5. (It would be best for the image to overlap the mask completely. However, for demonstration purposes, the photo layer is smaller than the mask.) Questions? Let us know!

DIY Custom Tiles

Have you seen those cute little tiles around with vinyl lettering? Why not make your own? A super cheap and easy way to add some flair to your home, office, trade show booth….  an “arts and crafts” project, gift, you name it! This one cost me $1.35. Go to your local Home Depot, Lowes, or […]

Camera Hardware and Accessories

We all know cameras are cool, but how much do you know about camera hardware and accessories? If the answer is “not much,” read on! Most camera hardware is designed for SLR cameras, and not point and shoot cameras. But, I don’t like to make people feel left out! For those of you out there […]