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Memory Magnets and Portable Wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 


  • A quote and a beautiful picture makes a perfect gift 1 of 18
    A quote and a beautiful picture makes a perfect gift
    I may print a bunch of copies of this and make magnets for gifts this year. My fellow garden loving bookworms will love this.
  • Fall is for football magnet 2 of 18
    Fall is for football magnet
    I made this collage on my iphone and it was originally an Instagram. I love it messiness of it all. Our afternoons were always a crazy mess during football practice.
  • A reminder to take a step back 3 of 18
    A reminder to take a step back
    I love this. I took this picture in the Smoky Mountains last Summer.
  • Aquarium memories 4 of 18
    Aquarium memories
    A magnet is a super fun way to remember a family vacation.
  • Be nice or leave 5 of 18
    Be nice or leave
    No, really, I mean it. Heehee
  • Make a gift for a friend! 6 of 18
    Make a gift for a friend!
    Catherine Connors and I are adventurers. Of course we walked up on a bunch of trolls one day and I staged an impromptu photoshoot. Now, she will have a magnet to remind her to keep battling those trolls!
  • Memory collage magnet 7 of 18
    Memory collage magnet
    Because who wants to forget donkey rides?
  • Make magnets out of things you say around the house! 8 of 18
    Make magnets out of things you say around the house!
    I took this picture in Austin, TX a couple years ago. I simply added some text and now it will be a fun reminder to everyone to keep it awesome.
  • Suprise a friend 9 of 18
    Suprise a friend
    I found this picture of @MochaMomma from a trip to Napa last year. Wouldn't this be a funny gift to surprise her with? So fun!
  • Magnets are better than lecturing. 10 of 18
    Magnets are better than lecturing.
    The boys hear me say this all the time. Maybe their ears need a break.
  • Check yourself, Boys. 11 of 18
    Check yourself, Boys.
    ...ain't nobody happy. Yes, it butchers the English language but it works.
  • Graphics from my blog posts make perfect little bookmarks 12 of 18
    Graphics from my blog posts make perfect little bookmarks
    This will make me giggle one day just when I need it!
  • Gifts to give 13 of 18
    Gifts to give
    This magnet will make my friend so happy! What a fun gift.
  • If the boys ask me to watch TV, I will point at the magnet… 14 of 18
    If the boys ask me to watch TV, I will point at the magnet...
    I'm tired of saying it.
  • My business motto 15 of 18
    My business motto
    I may make this into a small framed piece for my desk.
  • Because I get tired of saying it. 16 of 18
    Because I get tired of saying it.
  • Perfect little squares make it easy to cut. 17 of 18
    Perfect little squares make it easy to cut.
    I will cut these squares out and have lots of fun little magnets.
  • Memory Collage 18 of 18
    Memory Collage
    I love to combine little pieces of images into a collage. These are from Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans. Now, I am craving beignets.

 

Thanks so much to Canon for sponsoring this post and for providing a brand new shiny PIXMA printer to play with.

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