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a little mod podge

I really like to make gifts for Christmas, but this year, with all our traveling my Christmas crafting was very limited. My sister-in-law had a great idea for a gift for the grandparents. Whenever a gift involves a picture of grandkids, you know you wonʼt go wrong.
  smile, please

dancing girl

We tried to get a good photo when we were all in Africa but these five wouldnʼt cooperate at the same time. Take two happened on a quick photo shoot in the Dallas Arts District. The result was so much better.

cousins b&w

After deciding on a photo, I did a slightly sepia vintage looking effect on it, got it printed on cardstock, and we mod podged the heck out of it on canvas. The kids each wrote a special something about Pops and Hannah, which was also mod podged on. Handprints were the final kid touch, and of course, Anneke made it look good with her painting magic.

a work of art

What do you think?

Quick question. I got a new computer with retina display. It seems every photo I upload looks pixelated. My question is, “What are you seeing?” It’s the weirdest thing because these photos did not look like this on my old computer!


Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday. 

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    January 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Have no clue about the computer thing, but these pics look good to me and it´s a lovely idea for a gift!

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    January 4, 2013 at 2:23 pm


    I think that retina displays and hi-def in general are exaggerated and are more defined than real life. Your pictures look great. I wouldn't worry about the pixelation.

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    January 5, 2013 at 12:04 am

    The pictures looks great, not pixelated at all! What a neat gift! 🙂

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    January 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Those pictures are great, and I don't see any pixelation! What a neat gift!

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    January 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Yes, beautiful portraits, very cute and cuddly. Genial.

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    January 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Jen – this is wonderful! I like the ones taken in Africa even though they weren't the most poised of poses

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    January 7, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    This is such a sweet gift! I am sure it was *loved* to say the least! An adorable photo to work with. Not seeing any pixelation on my end. Photos look fantastic! 🙂

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    January 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I think it is your new computer! Just caught up on all your last posts… all look beautiful! Prayers for your sweet family in your journey. blessings ~ tanna

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