I never had a real camera until I was in my thirties. I have very few pictures of myself before my twenties. I secretly like not having any awkward, frizzy hair Alli pictures out there in the world- don’t tell anyone, OK?
I do wish I had more pictures of my childhood. I must be overcompensating because I take hundreds of pictures every week with my Rebel and my trusty iPhone.
When the big boys were little I would print pictures at the store (Can you believe we used to have to drive to drop off film and wait to pick it up?) and attached them to magnets with adhesive strips.
Pictures of my wedding, daily moments with the boys and favorite quotes were used through the years on our fridge, our dishwasher, even the washer and dryer.
Now I have eleventy-zillion pictures on my hard drives but I never print any pictures anymore. I miss them. I miss having something I can hold in my hand. I miss paper. I love all the wonders of modern technology, but sometimes I want the real thing.
I was inspired by the chance to create something fun with a Canon printer this week. It was just the kick in the pants I needed to take some time for myself and do something creative.
I looked at the old magnets on the side of my fridge and decided to find some new photos and create some new memory magnets.
I also added some favorite sayings and quotes to pictures I have taken or graphics I own and made some cool fun prints to use on magnets.
I made a slideshow of the pictures and graphics that will be attached to magnets soon. Canon is providing a printer and I have to go pick up some magnet sheets and business card sized cut outs from the office supply store and I’ll get my crafy-time on!
If you really love any of the prints with pictures and quotes just let me know. I’m happy to share.
Enjoy the slideshow.
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Thanks so much to Canon for sponsoring this post and for providing a brand new shiny PIXMA printer to play with.