PET PROJECT

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Thursday was a special day for one of our Little Rascals (that’s “doodle talk” for the children on the block that play with The Boys).

Thursday was Taylor’s Birthday…

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Taylor and Leo

On the way home, DH stopped by Confections (a “to die for” doodle*licious Cupcakery) on his way home and picked up a couple of cupcakes for the “birthday girl.”

While he was gone, I made a serious dent in my email and came across this interesting “pet project” from Scout and our furrends at BarkBox

HOW TO MAKE AN OVERSIZED PRINT OF YOUR DOG FOR $5

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After Taylor left the house with a huge smile and cupcakes to go, I thought, why not try this over the weekend using this photo of Taylor and Leo…

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Doodles, cupcakes and a child, how triply sweet

It seems really easy, and hey, how many things can one buy for $5 these days?

They said “any photo will do”, but here are a couple of tips:

HOW TO DO IT:

Step 1: The first thing you need to do is choose your photos. It’s ok if your photo isn’t super high quality, they’ll be a little more grainy when enlarged, but that just adds to the charm. The prints turn out looking like a high quality black and white photocopy, as you can see below.

Step 2: If you want your photo to fill the whole canvas, make sure it will scale proportionally to 24″ x 36″ (photos that are already at the dimensions of 4″ x 6″ will work). You can do this in programs like Photoshop or online with Pixlr. If you submit a square format photo it will still work, but it will be printed with white borders on the sides.

Step 3: Then, all you need to do is walk into a Staples and ask for “engineer prints,” hand over your $5, and bam! You’ve got a ready-to-hang work of art featuring your furry, four-legged best friend. (Just a note– Kinko’s also offers this service but they’re called “blueprint copies” instead.)

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I will help my Mom…

There you have it, a DIY project so easy even a dog could do it (almost!)

Thanks for starting your weekend off with The Boys – do something fun Saturday & Sunday….

2 Comments
  • Nikki
    November 8, 2013

    I love this! On a side note…will you be doing holiday pictures so children can get pictures taken with the boys? I hope so because I would have that picture blown up and hung over my fireplace!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 8, 2013

      Hadn’t planned on it, but if you wish to “borrow” them for a Holiday Photo, you are welcome to do so 🙂

      This year you can also “doodle-tize” your Holiday Season with a variety pack of their Holiday cards. They will be on sale next week via this website…

      Take care Nikki and thanks for reading.

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