|I was published!|
I wish they would have used a different picture, like one with Jayden playing the game, but whatever... it works!!! And I should be getting $100 for it! FYI - they also changed around what I actually said, but I knew they would, they tell you that when you submit it, and hey, I'm not a writer so that's okay!
YAY!!! So excited!!!
What do you think? I actually did like 20 different game pieces!! I started making this a year ago, you can tell by the pictures of Tanner and Carolynn and I didn't finish it until right before I sent it in to Family Fun, I finished on Nov. 8, 2009. The pieces just sat here on my desk waiting to be laminated, for a very long time!
Oh, I'll post the pictures I took to submit to Family Fun... I only sent 4 of these, I don't remember exactly which 4, but of course I told them I had more if they wanted them and I could send them at full resolution too.
Here are the ones from November 8, 2009, the night I finished making them...
This next one is the one they used...
These next 2 pictures are from Nov. 9, 2009... And I do know I sent these 2 pictures in to FamilyFun...
Above is Carolynn, Ben and Jayden. They enjoyed playing the game.
At night we invited Pappy and Granny over to play with us and so I could get a picture to send into FamilyFun.
More details and "how to"...
These are double sided. To get them double sided I used a software editing program (I think you can do this on snapfish.com) to flip the image, so I had a mirrored image. I ordered my pictures through snapfish.com. To make sure they were small enough I created a "collage print" on their site with the image and it's mirror image, just 2 pictures in a collage at 9 cents a print. You could just order wallets, but it's cheaper to create a collage print, and it's super easy!
If you don't let the glue dry in can squeeze out when it's going through the laminator and make a mess, it happened to me with another project.
I used construction paper with mine, but I recommend colored card stock because it's thicker. I have to put a piece of clear tape on the bottom of mine so they stay in the stand better.
The plastic stands are the ones that came with the game.
I didn't submit these pictures, but here you can see most of the games pieces I made...