Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Homemaking Tip--Arts Cow

When uploading these photos, they lost clarity, so you'll have to trust me that the products were clear and looked good. Pal is wearing his pocket watch that has a picture of him in his Union hat on the face of it.

http://www.artscow.com/ That’s it. That’s today’s tip. My goodness, I have enjoyed this user-friendly site and their products. I’ve ordered a deck of cards for Calvin, Ray, and Abe, two watches (a pocket watch and a money clip watch), a purse mirror for Ande, and make-up bags for Cali, Grace and Ande. I’ve been pleased with each item. Not all of the items are necessarily a high quality, but they are relatively inexpensive and commensurate with the price. It’s the novelty that makes them such a fun gift.

Arts Cow has a special going on cards right now and I plan to take advantage of it by making a few card-deck scrapbooks. I’ll upload the pictures and order the card decks. After they come in the mail, I’ll punch a hole in the corner of the personalized decks, attach a d-ring, and embellish the ring with ribbon and fiber. (I did a few mini-cookbooks this way and liked them.) I’m planning to make a few more Old Maid decks too, but this time I will add pictures of ancestors as well as living family members.

I have only ordered one photo book from Arts Cow. I was moderately pleased with it, and for the price will do more, but I’ve been really happy with the other items.

10 comments:

Kim Sue said...

great tip...always love new ideas to use photos!

Deanna/Mimi said...

thanks for the website reference Jane...sounds like fun. You keep me fired up girl!!!

deidra said...

I have a deal there open in a window, waiting all day for me to get my stuff together and upload pictures of Paris for a book. I figure for the price right now, I can't be too picky. I love the idea of a deck of card scrapbook. So smart!

Marie said...

How Fun!

Tiffany Fackrell said...

Hey if you are interested I have a site that you can get a 16 page photo book for free. you can get a free one every month. i sent a valentine's one to my mom...I haven't seen it but she says it is pretty cute. if you are interested let me know.

the way they can do it is they put advertisments in the book but they are on separate pages then your pictures and they are tearout pages.

michelle said...

I LOVE the Old Maid idea!! And that picture of you girls could not be any more cute. Impossible.

Emma J said...

Ditto about the Old Maid ancestors idea - what a hoot that would be!

Heather @ Multiple Hats said...

Can't wait to explore - great tip, Jane!

Jill said...

Thanks for the site info, I love doing stuff with photos.

Lyle and Mary: said...

You always were the best bargain shopper. Can't wait to check this out!