Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

Hi Crafters!

Wait until you see my new crafty toy!  It's the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner, and it's so much fun!  I have only begun to explore the possibilities of this new gadget, but, so far, I am very impressed.  It's a very versatile product and I am looking forward to using it to create lots of different kinds of craft projects.

One of the things that it can do is scan in your old photos for preservation, sharing with other members of the family, or for use in projects.  Even if you don't want to remove them from old albums or you can't because they have been glued to the page or the photo is too fragile, the Flip-Pal can scan them.  It has a removable lid that makes it easy to scan the photos in place in the album.

The photo that I'm using today is a picture of my grandmother as a young woman.  I'm just enchanted with the sweetness of her leaning her chin on her glove.  It's a photo that I've wanted to memorialize in some way, and this is the perfect oppurtunity.

The process is very simple.  First, I scanned the photo and uploaded it to my computer.

Then, I printed it out.  I am using a watch body from Stanislaus Imports to hold the photo.

This watch was a very shiny silver, so I antiqued it with some Rub 'n Buff(R).  The color is Autumn Gold, and it gave the silver a pinkish, coppery sheen. 

Next, I used the back of the watch body to cut a circle around the head in the photo and sized it to fit in the back.  To protect the photo from glue discoloration, I wrapped the photo circle front and back in packing tape.  Then, I trimmed it to fit.

I glued the photo in the back and glued the back to the front using jewelry glue.  I attached a large lobster clasp, chain and some dangles that pick up the color of the watch.
Here's the finished project:
Here's the watch with the lid open:

This will be the first of many projects in which I will use the Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner .  I can't wait to take it on Thanksgiving vacation with me so I can pick up a few more photos at my Mom's house.  It will be so easy to scan them into the Flip-Pal.

Note:  I received the Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner in return for making a project and blogging about the project and all opinions are my own. 

**************************BREAKING CRAFTY NEWS*****************************

Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner presents the “Scan & Share” Blog Hop Challenge!

Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner has partnered with the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop to offer the “Scan & Share” Blog Hop Challenge!

Designers created projects with the Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner and now you have a chance to join in and share your creative ideas.

To follow the “Scan & Share” Blog Hop and see our ideas and projects, click on The Designers Craft Connection Blog Hop blue button. To submit your “Scan & Share” ideas, click here.

The blog hop follower and participating “Scan & Share” Blog Hop designer who creates the most creative and productive ideas using a Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner will each win a Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner.

Or, if you've already decided that you want to own your own Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner, order through their website and use this coupon code for 10% off:  SSBH2011.

Happy crafting!


  1. I love this turned out beautiful and what a great keepsake!

  2. what a great way to remember her!