Monday, September 5, 2011

Decisions, Decisions! What to Uprint?

A couple of weeks ago I was the lucky winner of a giveaway from Tammy at Type A.  Tammy was giving away a 16 x 20 printed rolled canvas from Uprinting.  I was so excited to win, but couldn't figure out what I wanted to print.  Should I print something as a gift for someone else?  Where would I hang another piece of art in my home?  What about a sports picture for one of my sons?  Too many choices!  Then an idea came to me in the middle of the night.  Don't you just love those middle of the night ideas?

I decided to print something to use in my booth when I'm set up at the antique home away from home.  I thought this would be a great way to showcase a variety of jewelry designs without taking up a lot of space.  Even though most of these pieces have already sold, I thought this would be fun and interesting displayed in an old frame.

I chose twenty pictures of my repurposed jewelry creations and put them together in a collage; each picture is 4" x 4".  Unfortunately, this "picture of a picture" really doesn't do it justice.  In person, all of the pictures are crystal clear and almost three-dimensional looking. 

Now I'm on the hunt for a perfect frame!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend.  I got back home early Sunday afternoon and this is how I spent my Friday afternoon......
 Yep, I held out.
 I have to admit that it was hard concentrating on my favorite magazine with this scenery in front of me. 


  1. Wow, Betsy, the collage (and jewelry) is gorgeous! Brilliant!


  2. Grats on the win! That was a great idea to use your jewelry in the picture, so fun to look at all that dreamy goodness you created!

  3. what an ingenious and lovely way to use your prize. i am sure it is gorgeous to see up close! lucky you! I'm going to check that site out now! looks like you had a wonderful way to spend your vacation too! ;)

  4. So smart! I can see booth customers 'reading' the collage and pointing to things they want you to custom make for them. It's really a fabulous idea and a beautiful piece!

  5. Great win! I'll be seeing it in a couple of weeks :)

    Ah, what views . . . glad you had a wonderful birthday weekend! I still need to get my copy of the mag . . . .


  6. Great idea!!
    What a beautiful place to vacation - great photos!

  7. The collage print is a wonderful idea to showcase your gorgeous jewelry pieces. It will be perfect for your booth and quite an eye-catcher!
    Have a wonderful week.

  8. Congrats on your prize, winning stuff is always so fun:) Great idea to make a collage to showcase your handiwork in a small space!

  9. Congratulations on your prize. Great idea you had. The picture looks wonderful. That sea looks soooo blue. Hugs Maria

  10. Hi,
    I am a first time visitor and I love your blog. Good choice on the uprint, the jewelry collage is perfect for your booth. Your jewelry design work is lovely and your pieces are quit interesting.
    Drop by for a visit. Kathy

  11. I love the scenery Betsy! It's love, love love!

  12. That's a great idea! I'm sure you have the perfect frame in your stash...somewhere! lol
    Glad you took some time to relax.

  13. What a fabulous idea, Betsy! I'll bet it looks even more wonderful in person!

  14. What a great middle of the night idea!!! That's such a great way to showcase your talent. I see my necklace in one of your photos!!! Great choice!!!

  15. Oh, now that is awesome!!!

    Perfect, perfect, perfect.

    Now you must remember to take a photo of it gracing your booth so we can all see it and go oooooo!!!

  16. The collage itself is so cool and would be a great piece of framed art; it is really a super idea for showcasing your beautiful work.

  17. Betsy,
    Wonderful idea and it turned out fabulous! It's the perfect showcase for your beautiful jewelry! The scenery is lovely, as great as the magazine is, I love mine, I'd have a hard time concentrating with that in front of me! BTW, did you see the article on shopping in Nashville? I'm very excited, one of my good friends and a dealer in my old store who now has her own shop got a photo and a mention on page 56, Roses and Rustics!

  18. Beautiful collage!

  19. Aren't you a smart one! That was such a terrific idea for your gift from Type A, Betsy. It will be such good advertising for your beautiful creations. ;)

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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