820 Custom Frames later: Wish Upon A Card 2017 - Part of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

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The Wish Upon A Card fundraiser started in 2005 with very humble beginnings.  The signature fundraiser for High Desert Frameworks grew over the years and raised over a hundred thousand dollars for cancer support through the significant efforts and support of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show,  Michael Miller Fabrics , Quilters from around the world, Wendy's Wish, SOQS Board members , show executive directors, Ann Richardson and Jeanette Pilak, volunteers (Kathy Pazera, Kathy Miller and Ginny Hall) and hundreds of patrons. Our "biggest year" was 2015 with $28,000 of custom framed, matted and individual fabric post cards sold. It was a fun year!   Since 2016 Wish Upon A Card has raised money for the quilt show and SOQS Visual Arts & Design Scholarship Fund through the Sisters Gro program.  Special recognition goes to Tru Vue Inc, our fantastic supporter and supplier, since 2013, of the Museum Glass used for the Wish Upon A Card event.  

Come Celebrate the 2017 Wish Upon A Card Fabric Post Card Auction.

In 2017 High Desert Frameworks will donate 50 archival custom frames.  This year also marks High Desert Frameworks' 820th donated archival and uniquely designed custom frame for the Wish Upon A Card program!  It's been a very fun trip.

And Speaking of the 2017 Framed Quilted Post Cards!
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Reminder: Bid High and Bid Often!

Event and bidding information at:  Wish Upon A Card


A Look Back

You can visit the custom framing completed by High Desert Frameworks for the Wish Upon A Card event here:   Wish Upon A Card 2015     Wish Upon A Card 2016

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) board member Myrna Dow presented a check in the amount of $12,610 to the Wendy's Wish Project/St. Charles Cancer Care Center of Bend.  The funds were raised at the 39th Annual Quilt Show in July. Read more from our friends at The Nugget News: SOQS raises thousands for cancer center

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) board member Myrna Dow presented a check in the amount of $12,610 to the Wendy's Wish Project/St. Charles Cancer Care Center of Bend.  The funds were raised at the 39th Annual Quilt Show in July. Read more from our friends at The Nugget News: SOQS raises thousands for cancer center

The Big Why

On the request of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Myrna wrote the following on May 10, 2009 to explain why she has been so involved in the Wish Project:

“Wish Upon a Card began 4 years ago.  The first year I watched the project take off and the quilters produced wonderful small format works of quilt art.  The frames were of “ready made” quality and it was a good beginning.  With my love of picture framing the postcards cried out to my artistic nature and I knew together we could make fabulous framed quilted treasures.  Little did I know how important it would be for my personal life to be involved with Wendy’s Wish.  During this time my father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and passed away.  Cancer had touched my life and it hurt.  Now it became something more than an artistic endeavor, it became a passion to do my best to feature the postcards and raise as much money to aid people who were fighting cancer.  I had seen first hand all of the struggles and felt the heartache.  The second year around 70 framed postcards were auctioned and approximately $12,000 was raised for Wendy’s Wish. That year my mom who was a quilter came to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  We celebrated the success of the auctioned framed cards and knew how much it would help families stricken by cancer.  Last year the quilters created wonderful postcards and we went to town again and framed 80.  There was a lot of excitement and many of teacher cards were snatched up for record amounts.  During this time my mother was fighting cancer.  I have asked myself repeatedly how could this happen.  Cancer is one of the most horrible diseases and it touches all of our lives.  I feel honored to be able to use my talents to help make someones life a little less difficult.  My mom died the following October.  This year we will all pull together again and create fabulous treasures that will be auctioned during the 35th anniversary of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  We hope to present Wendy’s Wish with large check that will allow them to continue to help many, many people who work so hard everyday to battle cancer.”


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Gallery Wall Anywhere? How about your half bathroom?

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We have written numerous post on successful gallery wall hanging for your home or office, arranging framed art on your wall and arranging color as part of a gallery wall concept.  Most recently we even suggested using ledges as an alternative hanging solution.   You can find our prior posts by searching here:  Gallery Wall.  Thanks to Apartment Therapy we can now add:  Gallery wall for your bathroom!  You can read their full article here:  Try This: A Gallery Wall in the Bathroom .  We recommend the half bathroom to avoid any shower or bath steam!

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How about you?  What artwork do you have in your loo?  Do Tell!

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Sometimes a wall just doesn't do it. Using a ledge to "hang" your artwork.

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Looking for a different look?  Walls are not the only place to "hang" artwork.  Houzz contributor, Nicole Jacobs provides a half dozen great ideas on using ledges in displaying your artwork.   Read her full article here:  The Clever Ledge: Where and How to Use It:  Sometimes a ledge — not a shelf — is what you need for form and function. Here’s our room-by-room guide

Need help in framing your art piece?  High Desert Frameworks can help.  Look us up and we'll consult with you on your project.  You won't be disappointed.  Need help installing artwork in your home or office.  We would be happy to discuss our installation services.

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How to create a beautiful family photo wall without overwhelming yourself.

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Step one: Doing some research will help determine the scope of the project and what you want to accomplish.  You might start with a small wall in the hallway.  Family photo walls are a great way to bring personality into your home and you don't have to spend a fortune.  

For some "Pinterest" inspiration check out Larson Juhl's wall art grouping board.  

Next:   There are some great photo / gallery wall ideabooks on Houzz.com including a recent article by Mary Jo Bowling a Houzz contributor and self proclaimed serial remodeler.  Her article:  How to Design a Family Photo Wall -- New project for a new year: Display your favorite images of loved ones for the most personal gallery wall of all [ https://goo.gl/HbCUY1 ], is a great place to start your research.

There are numerous ideabooks on Houzz -- Click on the link to start your search

And Finally:  Reach out for assistance.  You are not alone.

Overwhelmed?  Don't be. Just get started!

We are here for you too.
Let Us Help You!

DIY projects can be fun but they can also be a little bit of work!  Let High Desert Frameworks help you with scanning, printing and custom framing your family, vacation and important photo's.  We also have a great selection of unique and affordable 5x7, 8x10 and 11x14 photo or ready made frames to kick off your project.  Upload your digital images to our upload site [ https://www.highdesertframeworks.com/upload ] and we can resize/crop and enhance your image to a 5x7, 8x10 or any custom size.  We print on a number of different and beautiful paper stock and then help you choose the frame that works for you and your project.  Come Frame With Us!

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Step one starts here -- Photo Organization suggestions.

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We previously posted topics about digital image and photo print organization and now comes:  The six steps to photo organization as told by Cathi Nelsona Houzz Contributor and founder of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers. 

Got Boxes of Printed Photos? 6 Tips on Getting Organized

Read her full story here:  You Can Do It: 6 Steps to Organizing Your Loose Photos

Here at High Desert Frameworks, we feel the two most important steps are -- Find a workspace and digitize/back up.  For many of us, a project of this nature isn't going to get done in a weekend.  Find a workspace that you can start, stop and restart your project until completed.  Nothing is worse than putting a project to bed before it is completed.  Due to the fact that we scan photo's and have recently added our "General Purpose Photo Scanning" service to our scanning line up we truly appreciate how important it is to scan and back up your data!  Scanning / digitizing your photos allow you to share them via social media, facebook and email.  You can also restore, enlarge and ehnance your images then custom frame!  What a fun way to bring back memories to you and other members of your family.  

It's never too late to start preserving your memories for a lifetime.  Don't wait until it is overwhelming.  If you feel like you have a "ton" of photo's -- take it easy and use the 6 steps as outlined in Cathi's article.  After all -- Just take one photo at time and it will get done!

If you are looking for help in scanning, printing and custom framing please look us up here in Central Oregon at High Desert Frameworks!

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Preserving Life's Memories - One Photo at a time! Photo, Slide and Negative Scanning services at High Desert Frameworks!

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It's the things in life that are temporary. The experiences are forever.  

We bet that you don't remember the suitcase you took on your first airplane ride but we do believe that where you went and what you did still resonates with you.  Memories and experiences are what we recall and cherish.  This holds true to your past and all the memories you have "stored" in your photo prints.  Photo's are a visual tool that helps you recall the past as if it was yesterday.  Why not digitally preserve your photos for a lifetime as well as share them with family and friends.  Store them locally, in the cloud, and on social media sites like Facebook.  

Do we have you thinking?  

Not everybody owns a quality photo, slide or negative scanner and those that do know how difficult it can be to manipulate the complex scanning software.

We have the solution!

Yep -- High Desert Frameworks in downtown Bend Oregon can scan your printed photographs, 35mm slides and film negatives.  We can restore, print, enlarge, duplicate and enhance your images.   

For years we have encourage our clients to "Live Your Life - Frame Your Experiences."  Let us help you preserve your memories and life events!

Save 20% on our scanning services when you print your scanned images at High Desert Frameworks!

For more information and basic scanning pricing please visit our scanning services page found at:  Scanning.  

For information on our digital printing services please visit: Digital Printing.  

Don't let your experiences become forgotten.
Cherish and preserve your memories.


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And you thought your accountant hated you. How to avoid the shoebox syndrome.

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Last week we posted a great article by Brenna Malmberg, a member of the editorial staff at Houzz.com and her solutions for digital image storage and organization.  She's back with some great ideas to handle physical photos!  What do you do with all the hardcopy photo's from your family, friends, and your life experiences?  Why not organize them!  

Don't forget that High Desert Frameworks can help you digitally scan them, save them in the digital world, enlarge and print select special images.   But don't you also want to be able to preserve the original photos in some organized manner?

Read Brenna's article here:  Great Home Project: How to Organize All Those Paper Photos - Find out the best ways to sort, store and protect your printed photographs

Isn't 2017 the year to get organized AND appreciate your printed and digital images?  We hope you let High Desert Frameworks help preserve your life events and memories.

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Snap Snap Snap: Gather, Back Up, Categorize, and Maintain. But don't procrastinate!

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What do you do with all the digital images you don't print at High Desert Frameworks?  Brenna Malmberg a member of the editorial staff at Houzz.com has some great ideas for you!  Read her full article here:  Great Home Project: How to Organize Your Digital Photos ( Get tips for managing your digital photo library — on your own or with the help of a pro ) [  http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/77456030/list/great-home-project-how-to-organize-your-digital-photos  ]

We hope that 2017 will be your year for photo organization!  It will take some time but well worth it in the long term!  

Happy New Year from the staff at High Desert Frameworks!

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Is "Greenery" just too much? You have options!

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In a previous post we highlighted the 2017 Pantone color of the year!  Yep:  GREEN.  If you think green isn't in your future but you want to stay ahead of the game then take a read from Houzz.com's Jennifer Otta San Francisco-based interior designer, architectural color specialist, and design writer.  She has provided some great optional color choices.

Sherwin-Williams
Valspar
Dunn-Edwards

Read the full article here:  http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/77080826/list/theyre-all-here-paint-colors-of-the-year-for-2017

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2017 is all about GREEN. Pantone color of the year!

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Jennifer Ott, a San Francisco-based interior designer, architectural color specialist, and design writer has released her most recent Pantone color of the year article.

Is Green your future?  Check our Jennifer's store here:  Meet Greenery, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year -- See how to give your home a fresh start for the new year with this fun, nature-inspired hue.

If you seen green or any color in your future we hope you will look us up!  Yep -- We have green mats, frame moulding and any color under the rainbow.

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