Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'M TIRED......................................................

I spent about 9 hours today and finished about 3 pictures. I don't care what anyone says...this stuff is NOT easy!!! At one point the little girl in the photo looked kind of like a pig and like she was seriously injured :) I bought some card stock today but couldn't figure out how to get the pictures to print out straight on the paper...I'm not sure my printer is capable of it (or if I am). I think I have decided to get these pictures/cards to the point where I could send it to a professional and have them do minimal work in order to get them ready to be printed. I'm really trying hard to meet my target launch date of June 15th which is right around the corner.

Signing off for today...

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yesterday I did a little research on programs and decided to buy PrintMaster and it is MUCH easier to use than Photoshop. Of course, it probably doesn't have the capabilities of Photoshop but I think it will be good enough for what I need. Once I get something completed, I'll see if I can publish it on this site.

Friday, May 29, 2009


I'm in the process of getting the very first greeting card printed...then I'll have to pound the pavement to see if I can sell them. I have the next ten cards planned out and I'm working on getting them designed. Wish me luck!


I decided not to reveal my business plan just quite yet :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


After spending all day today trying to resize photos in Adobe Photoshop (which is supposedly a very simple thing to do), I realized that I am definitely not cut out for the graphics industry. If you click "resize canvas" and change the setting and click O.K. and then you click "resize image" and change the setting and click O.K. again, you would think that the canvas and image sizes WOULD CHANGE!!!! But no...they still look exactly the same. Therefore, I am getting quotes right now from graphic artists to design the greeting cards so that I can focus on marketing and selling them to....(I'll leave you guessing until tomorrow)

Monday, May 25, 2009

NOW WHAT DO I DO? that I have this blog, what am I supposed to do with it? I already told you about the essence of PrittieHartPress. I downloaded a trial copy of Adobe Photoshop (which everyone has told me is VERY easy to use). I worked about 5 hours the first day and managed to get the photo on the screen. The next day it took me about 8 hours to get the text on the page going in the right direction. Don't worry...I still have about 25 days left on the trial version to meet my June 15th launch date. I'm 54 years old...I think I can do this blog thing but no way can I Facebook, Myspace, Youtube AND Twitter like a bird just to advertise my business. Whatever happened to the old-fashioned way of doing business by word-of-mouth?


The launch of PrittieHartPress, a vintage and All American photo greeting card company located in Laguna Niguel, CA, is scheduled for June 15, 2009. We're excited to offer an extensive collection of greeting cards with photos from the 1950's and 1960's (taken by Donald R. Prittie) and photos from the 1980's and 1990's (taken by Tracey Hart). The cards focus on simpler times in America...taking you back to the "good old days."