Sunday, September 9, 2018

A Different Direction - October Daily

I've encountered several challenges during the planning stage of my October Daily that may send me in a different direction. I cannot find ANY place that prints wallet size photos. Can you believe that? So, if I have to get full size 4" X 6" prints, the planner binder that I wanted to use will not work. The pages are simply not big enough.

My original plan was to get wallet size photos of the 31 ATCs that I made for the Halloween Howl swap I'm in. I want to include them each day along with the one that I receive from my partner. It seems like a simple enough plan, right?

When that didn't work out, I put all the pics in a Word document and sent them to Staples Print Services. While that option was much cheaper than photo printing, the final product was a bit disappointing. They do not use photo printers or papers. They only have colour laser printers and cardstock. The pictures were grainy and not as vibrant as I wanted.

I do have a Project Life binder that I could use. I would have to find the plastic page inserts though. The only drawback; it is a large binder, and I'm thinking it might be a bit cumbersome to work in. The plastic insert sheets are 12" X 12" and divided into different size pockets. The only place I can find them is online but it is an option I will look at. 

Avery Photo Pages might work too. They would fit into a regular size binder. I will have to head over to Staples to have a look at them. I could use nine pocket trading card sheets and regular size page protectors for variety with that option, which would be nice.

It is already September, so I have to make a decision fairly soon. I want to have a lot of the pre-planning done before October gets here. I have a lot of Halloween swaps that I've signed up for that need to be completed also. I'm going to be busy.

5 comments:

  1. So, I guess you are unable to print your own wallet size photos? I use Libre Office to shrink my images down to ATC size or smaller. My printer is not the best in the world but I will be using it to print my HH ATCs and will be decorating around each one so they will look Halloween-ish. (Is that a word ? lol) Any way maybe you could do similar or something? You have been looking so forward to this project, its a drag that you have run into some challenges. It will work out as I know you, you will make it work one way or another. It will be nice to have some cool way to browse through your Halloween Howl 2018 collection.

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    1. It's a work in progress, Dar. One thing won't work, but another will. I'm more determined than ever to get this going!

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    2. I am happy to hear that your so motivated on this project! I am determined to make mine work too....

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  2. I know you'll enjoy all your Halloween swaps.

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    1. You're right, Yvonne. I will definitely enjoy all the Halloween swaps I've signed up for. It is a bit stressful getting them all out on time though.

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