Thursday, July 30, 2009

Building Your 2010 Calendar--July

We've had lots and lots of hummingbirds in our yard this year. Ken spent a half hour one afternoon snapping pictures of the hummingbirds at the feeder on our porch. We have two different hummingbirds on our July calendar page.

It's not too early for you to start your 2010 calendar! Here are a few tips to help make your year-long calendar building experience a good one:

1. Create and label a folder for your calendar pictures. Add pictures you wish to use in your calendar. You can continue to add pictures throughout the year.

2. Reminder: Keep your calendar pictures in a folder and keep the folder in the same place! Each time you open any saved photo project, the software looks for your pictures and expects that they are in the same folder in the same place on your computer. Should you receive a "missing image file" warning in one of your saved projects, check that your picture and picture folder have not been moved to a different location, or deleted altogether!

3. Open the calendar program; drag your calendar folder to the picture tray on the left side of the screen. To add new pictures to your calendar picture tray, open your calendar folder, click and drag the new pictures you wish to add. The example below illustrates how to add new pictures.


Please see our past blog posts on building our 2010 calendar for more tips and ideas. Type 'calendars' in the search bar at the top of the screen from our blog page.

Linkable results will follow.


Please visit our web site for more information on how Freeze Frame Publishing can help you freeze time... and frame YOUR memories forever!

Enjoy the rest of your summer! Take lots of pictures! Be thinking about holiday gifts for your friends and family using your digital pictures and Freeze Frame Publishing's FREE downloadable software!

We welcome your comments and suggestions,
Laura


Monday, July 27, 2009

Upcoming Events with Freeze Frame Publishing

There is still plenty of summer left, but we are busy planning for a big fall filled with lots of opportunities for you.

If you are in the Greater Grand Rapids area, look for us in two local school districts: Sparta Area Schools and Lowell Schools. We will be conducting evening workshops in October and November. Sign up if you are like me and need a little extra push to get that photo book built! Specific dates will be forthcoming. The charge for these workshops is $40 which includes a software CD and one 20-page Classic photo book. The best part of the workshops though is concentrated time to start and finish your photo book... in time for holiday giving!

If you are a scrap booker, you can find us at two scrap book events in November. The first weekend finds us in Mt. Clemens, the second weekend in Birch Run. Our booth will be slightly different than usual in that we will be displaying and selling 12x12 background pages as well as a variety of paper for your hand-made cards and scrap booking needs. More details on these events to follow.

Watch our blog for examples of 12x12 background pages that were made using Freeze Frame Publishing's FREE downloadable software. You can create your own background pages for your scrap books, simply use our 12x12 book program and when you are finished, contact us for instructions on submitting your file.

Watch for our coupon in the upcoming Local First coupon book. We are very excited to be a part of this local fund raising program this year. Check the Local First web site for information on this promotion as well as other activities in our community.

And a quick plug for our upcoming 20-20-20 special. This may be the perfect opportunity to get that family history book completed! Twenty copies of our 20-page Classic photo book for $20 each. Contact us for help in getting your documents and pictures scanned into digital format. See our services page on our web site for more details on the services we offer.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! Take lots of pictures! Be thinking about holiday gifts for your friends and family using your digital pictures and Freeze Frame Publishing's FREE downloadable software!

We welcome your comments and suggestions,
Laura

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ken's Bird Book!

We're getting a lot of mileage out of our spring boarders! We used the "choir" shot (below) on our June calendar page; I've printed posters of the little guys, too. And now... Ken built a photo book that tells the story of the two pine trees and the birds who lived there.


We've posted a link to the bird book on our home page, but you can access Ken's book here. The share online feature of our software is an added option that allows you to share your newly created photo books with friends and family. See our prior blog post for details in using this feature.

Ken selected the "lay flat" book option found in the drop down menu of the photo book software. He also created an identical book in the 12x12 format. He printed that in lay flat to see how the finished product would look. It looks FABULOUS! Watch for information on the availability of 12x12 lay flat books that you create. Pictures and a thorough description of our lay flat photo books will appear in an upcoming blog post.

We invite you to download our FREE software and give it a try as you frame your memories forever. Our software for photo books, cards and calendars is very flexible and easy to use. All of our products are fully customizable from page backgrounds to fonts, templates, page layouts, picture borders and enhancements. Our blog has many tips, ideas, and suggestions to aid you in framing your special memories forever.

If you have slow internet connection, or no internet connection, request a disc and we will send our software to you! You can also sign up to receive our blog posts emailed directly to your in- box! Please visit our web site for more information on all of our products and services.

If we can be of any assistance, please email us at info@freezeframepublishing.com, or me at laura@freezeframepublishing.com

Thank you for visiting our site. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Laura


Thursday, July 2, 2009

July Poster Promotion!

Please visit our web site for more information on all of our products and services.

Enjoy the summer. Take lots of pictures!

Laura






Building Your 2010 Calendar: June

Here it is, our June calendar page. These little guys took up residence in one of our pine trees. The same pine tree that is covered with snow appearing on our January calendar page.
This picture has become a favorite amongst our circle of friends and family. It was taken using our new camera. We were able to capture a series of pictures, but choose this picture for our calendar. We plan on making cards, too, using these pictures.




Keep your cameras handy! Enjoy your summer. Take lots of pictures.

Please visit our web site for more information on our products and services.

We welcome your comments and suggestions. If you have taken a picture or pictures that you would like to share with our email list, please send them to me! We will begin posting your pictures this month.

Laura