Fall In Love With Our Autumn Specials.

The beauty of Autumn colors together with your favorite photos, creates the perfect combination to accentuate your seasonal decor. Visit our shop at Etsy to see how you can save. https://www.etsy.com/shop/ConniesKeepsakeCafe?ref=hdr_shop_menu
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Order A Photo Pillow And $ave!

Now is the perfect time to get your photo memory pillow.  They make a great one-of-a-kind gift for everyone, that never goes out of style.

We use a premium ink to print out your photos that is fade resistant so your pictures will last a lifetime.

And they are now 20% off of the regular price.  So get your pictures ready and orders  yours today!

 To receive 20% off  of your photo pillow, go to my Etsy shop at:                                                    

 

 

  https://www.etsy.com/shop/ConniesKeepsakeCafe  and use the 

coupon code:  save20now

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Professional Portraits vs. Snap Shots.

Usually, I stress to my clients that they would want to use good quality photos for their photo quilts. But does that mean that they should be professional studio portraits? Not necessarily.

I have a number of studio portraits of my children when they were younger and many are among my favorite pictures of them.  I also have hundreds of snap shots and most are photos that are very dear to me.

When is the last time that you looked at a professional portrait and thought to yourself; “wow, that was the best day of my life.” What wonderful memories I have of that day!” Usually that is not the case. At a studio, everything is planned out, every hair is in place, the subject is posed just so. Of course,  after all this fuss, there are some excellent pictures as a result. Pictures that definitely look great on a photo quilt.  And I have used some studio portraits on my own photo quilts. But don’t dismiss the snap shots.

Snap shots are invaluable. They touch our hearts because our emotions are involved. They take us back to that exact moment in time, so we can relive it in our minds and hearts.  They capture the personality and mood, and portray it in an honest way because of it’s candidness.

Here is an examples of a professional portrait and some snap shots that I used in a quilt of my kids when they were younger:

I cherish this studio portrait of my son and daughter.  It is one of my favorites and I have a 16×20 of it hanging on my wall.

Although my son is now 26 years old, this snap shot, takes me back to the moment he was 4 and I’m pushing him on his swing. I can still hear his laughter and feel the warmth of the sun.  His fun, happy personality is all expressed in this photo. It is a special time that I will treasure forever.

And another snap shot of my daughter. We were in California on Venice Beach.  We were about ready to go swimming and my mother took this picture of  her in the sand with her favorite smiley face shirt. It brings out her personality so well, because she always has a smile on her face that can brighten up anyone’s day.

So, good quality photos should be a nice crisp clear picture that are in focus.  But should they be professional portraits? Sure, they work well and look great.

Or should they be snap shots? Most definitely! That’s what makes it a “memory” quilt.

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Don’ Let Your Favorite Memories Fade Away!

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Preserve your precious memories for many decades to come! We use premium, fade resistant ink to print out your photos, so they last much longer than other photo quilts that fade in time. Then we use a simple pattern that make your pictures stand out  with fabrics colors of your choice that compliment your photos rather than distract from them. Our pillows have a zipper & a removable pillow  inside for easy cleaning. Both our photo quilts and photo pillows are washable. Order yours today from our Etsy shop   https://www.etsy.com/shop/ConniesKeepsakeCafe 

 

Spring Has Sprung!

DSC02792Brighten up your home with our cheerful, spring color photo pillows or photo quilts.  Or choose your own color fabrics to  harmonize with your home decor.  Place your order here: Connie’s Keepsake Cafe/Beloved Memories by Connie.

Old School Photo Pillow – Perfect gift for your favorite Teacher!

DSC01755Reminisce about  “the good ol’ days”.  A simpler time when class was held in one room.  This photo pillow features a picture of an old one-room school framed in coordinated colors and a dated looking fabric with ABC ‘s  and 1,2,3’s .  A miniature “chalk board tag” with an apple give it that finishing touch.  Makes a perfect gift for that special teacher. Place your order by clicking on the link here: Connie’s Keepsake Cafe/Beloved Memories by Connie

For more on country schools click on the following link, from Fourth Wall Productions.     http://www.countryschoolmovie.com/

The Latest From our Winter Themed Products

Add sparkle to your home decor and display your favorite pictures all in one with our cuddly snowflakes pillows. Made using cotton fabric with snowflake prints laced with glitter for that winter glow that many desire at this time of the year.

With a zipper for easy cleaning, washable. We use premium non-fade ink to print your photos so your keepsake pillows will last many decades longer than our competitors. Place your order by visiting our shop at: http://www.etsy.com/people/BelovedMemories?ref=si_pr

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