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Going to the Wal-Mart and…

Meant to post these along with the Matt and Talat wedding photos, but then got caught up in other things and never got around to resizing and editing. It doesn’t help that my laptop at home is increasingly slow and useless when working with Photoshop. It won’t even open Photoshop and Illustrator at the same time without crashing one or the other. 

After the wedding ceremonies in the cabin, we all headed to dinner and, obviously, to the local Wal-Mart. Because who wouldn’t do that on their wedding day? It was fun times roaming around the beer aisle with a party of dressed-up people and, oh, is that person wearing a WEDDING DRESS?!

 

Other projects— My dad asked me to design some business cards for him, and I thought it would be a good idea to use one of the many old family photos that he uses on his website. The font was meant to match the old/historical theme of the photos. The quote says “Memories are the only paradise from which we can never be expelled” or something like that, but again, we thought it fit perfectly with his theme and website, which does focus on “uncovering” these photos from past. The photo and quote are powerful enough to get people’s curiosity going, hopefully encouraging them to want to find out more.

 

For printing, I used this shop in Tempe called Think!, which I recommend to anyone needing printing services in the area. Great quality, price, and quick turn-around (even same day!), and awesome customer service. The only thing I was kinda ‘eh’ about was that the old paper, rustic effect on the text size didn’t print out too well. The color didn’t match and it was far more faded than I thought, so you can barely see it. I don’t think that’s their fault or anything. It’s just so tough to know what printers are calibrated to. I’ll have to look into that for next time. 

For those of you on Twitter, I succumbed to the mob mentality, and @jacysmith’s bullying, really, so feel free to follow me. I’ve come to realize it’s true value for sharing links and updated info, so don’t expect it to be full of TMIs and details about what I ate for breakfast (no offense to anyone who does, ahem, Jacy…). Anyways, here goes nothing @patriciaelenie

4 replies on “Going to the Wal-Mart and…”

That you’d have to ask him. As far as I understand it, he doesn’t have a business, he just wanted the cards to give to people so they’d check out his site?

excuse me? Now you’re talking about me in your blog? That’s funny… I recall you getting excited about Twitter the other day at work. so :p

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