Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Folded Words Halloween Country Living Collection

Trick or Treat! Seriously though, it better be a treat. Have you all got your Halloween costumes? I’m just finishing mine…this year I’m going as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. So all I need is a Cowardly Lion, a Tin Man and a Scarecrow and I’m all set!! Sir Clancy of course will be Toto. Like that’s even a question.

Let’s say you’re having a Halloween party. You’ve got the decorations, the punch, the snacks, a fog machine (yes!) candy corn (double yes!) etc. But just for kicks, you’re making your spooky party a bit more of a formal affair. A bit more refined. We have the perfect solution.

The Country Living Collection by Folded Words®

Full of beautiful designs with a vintage touch, the Country Living Collection is perfect for premium invites and thank you cards for your Halloween celebration. You can customize just about everything on the cards; colors, fonts, type, you name it! They’ve even been featured recently in the October issue of Country Living!

Check them out! If you dare…

-Marina, designer at Walgreens

Thanks for the Thank You Cards!

Hi everyone!

I’m Candace and I’ll be your guest blogger this week. So excited!

A few months ago, my fiancé Mark and I tied the knot. In Mexico! Everything went off without a hitch – the venue was gorgeous, the flowers were perfect, the food was to die for, the ceremony was unforgettable. Was it totally stress-free? Nope. Nope nope nope hahaha. But it was everything we had dreamed of.

We kept it small with just 35 of our closest family members and friends. A few weeks later, after we had unpacked everything, found a home for all the gifts (well, some of them, not everyone has room for 3 George Foreman grills) unwound, and, wait a minute…

WE FORGOT TO SEND OUT THANK YOU NOTES.

What’s a newlywed couple to do?!? Write them by hand? No way. Neither one of us can draw more than stick figures. Tweet our thanks to everyone and say that it’s the “new thing?” Eh, that wouldn’t work either. Wait a minute…I have an idea! I went to the Photo by Walgreens website and saw that they had premium Stationery Cards that allow you to choose from a beautiful design and customize it with your own photos on the front and back. Check out the ones we made!

Pretty amazing, right? It was the perfect cap to the best month ever!

Thanks, Walgreens!

Candace, guest blogger

 

Which lens is right for you?

Greetings, Snaps readers!

A common question that I get when I’m out and about with my camera (which happens on a daily basis, of course) is a tricky one. At least once a week, a friend or family member will say, “Hey Marina! I love your photography…so, which lens should I use for _______?” There’s no easy answer, because there are endless choices based on what you’re shooting. Today, we’re going to simplify this a bit for you, as it can be dense.

Hopefully that helps!

XOXO

Marina, designer at Walgreens