Monthly Archive:: October 2014

Helen Tapping

Sworl is the easiest way to frame your unique Halloween Costume photos – You spent time and effort creating these costumes, don’t let them get forgotten on your phone!

And this Halloween, what’s as easy as using the Free Sworl Photo Framing App?

Entering our Sworl ‘Because they are only Spiderman Once!’ Halloween Photo Contest with a chance to win your own Sworl Framed Photo.

Halloween Photo Contest

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How to Enter:

Go to our Sworl Facebook Page:

*Like our page!

*Under the Contest Announcement Post,  Post your own Halloween costume photos of you, your kids or your pets!

It’s that easy!

Contest runs from 10/31/14- 11/7/14 so you can post photos from all your Halloween Events!

Enter the Sworl Halloween Photo Contest now!

*Judges are looking for most Sworlable ‘Real Moment’!

*Winner will be announced on Facebook on Friday 11/7/14 and will be contacted by 11/10/14 to claim their Prize – Your own Free Sworl Framed Photo.

*Complete rules

Will Jackson

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Sworl is proud to be a Gold Level Sponsor at the third annual Monster Dash. The trail run and kid’s races take place Saturday, October 25th in West Seattle’s beautiful Lincoln Park.

The event benefits West Seattle Cooperative Preschools. It includes a costume (and stroller)-friendly 5k trail run/walk and two Little Monsters’ Dashes (kids’ runs). Fun prizes from local businesses will be awarded for costumes, times, and other categories. The 5k start time is 9:00 am, Little Monsters’ Dashes start at 10:00, and the awards ceremony is at 10:15.

On race day, stop by Sworl’s booth for discount coupons and see examples of Sworl’s frame styles and services. There’s no faster or better way to frame the perfect Halloween photo of race moments and kids’ costumes!

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The Monster Dash was started by Milyssa Daigle, whose daughters Bryn and Gabby went to West Seattle Cooperative Preschools. In 2012, Milyssa got her Road Runners Club of America running coach certification. Knowing that the co-op preschools operate on a shoestring budget, she planned a Halloween race to raise funds for the schools and help model healthy behavior for kids. After approval from preschool leaders, the first Monster Dash was run that fall.

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Last year’s race, on a perfect fall day, had twice as many runners—about 130 adults and kids for the 5k and 150 children for the Little Monster Dashes. Even more are expected for 2014.

Unlike most co-op fundraisers, which depend on parents to sell goods or donate or buy auction items, the Monster Dash is community supported. About 10% of the runners are preschool parents; the other 90% are West Seattle residents or members of the Seattle running community. With volunteer planning and setup, all proceeds go directly to the preschools.

The 5k trail run is designed for parents, community members and kids who want to run that distance. For the quarter-mile Little Monster Dash (kids mostly 9 and under) and the 100-meter Littlest Monster Dash, the children chase someone dressed as a monster. This adds to the fun—and keeps kids running after the monster instead of all over the park!
Halloween costume photo

For more information, and to register for the event ($35 for the 5k, $25 for 12 and under, free for the Little Monster Dashes), go to http://westseattlemonsterdash.blogspot.com

For information about West Seattle Cooperative Preschools, go to http://www.westseattlepreschool.org

 

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All photos: Jenn Beherndt.

 

 

 

 

 

Will Jackson

Use Sworl to turn iPhone shots of old photos into easy seasonal artwork!

“These images bring back great memories for my family. Now they’re out of the albums and onto a table, ready to enjoy for many Halloweens to come.”

Halloween photos

 

It’s that time again: leaves are turning, nights are chilly, and pumpkins, spider webs, tombstones and ghosts are popping up all around the neighborhood.

For our family, the years of trick or treating and grade school Halloween carnivals are over. My girls are now in high school and college, and while they still love dressing up, the costumes now skew glamorous rather than spooky.sppoky Halloween photo

We were recently looking at old Halloween photos in albums from the early 2000s when we still routinely had prints made. I shot some of our favorites with my iPhone and decided to Sworl them up for a little Halloween display.

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Here’s Julia as Pippi Longstocking, a witch and Snow White, and Laura as a devil and ghost, along with a strange candlestick my wife found at a yard sale, a big plastic spider we’ve had for decades, and a haunted house the kids painted at a party years ago. We chose 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 desk frames in Espresso and ankids Halloween photo 8 x 10 wall frame in Black.

These images bring back great memories for my family. And with Sworl, now they’re out of the albums and onto a table, ready to enjoy for many Halloweens to come.

Will Jackson

A memorable sports photo- Printed and framed by Amanda Holt, San Francisco, CA,  for her parents, Ginny and Terry.

“I have a lot of early adopter, app-loving friends and that’s how I found out about Sworl. The day I heard about it, I ordered this photo for my mom for Mother’s Day. It took me about two minutes, Mom got it four days later, and she and Dad both love the picture.”

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“I took this photo of my parents at a Blackhawks Hockey game. As a Christmas ritual for our Chicago-native, Hawks-loving family, our parents take all of us—my three younger siblings and me—to a game at United Center. Each year we make the bitter cold pilgrimage and it’s always a highlight of the season. This photo was taken just after Mom and Dad were on the Kiss Cam. They are definitely in their happy place! As an added plus, the Blackhawks beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2.

“I’ve lived in San Francisco for three and a half years. As far as San Francisco sports are concerned, I can bandwagon it if necessary—especially if there’s a box seat involved—but I’m still a Chicago fan.

“I have a lot of early adopter, app-loving friends and that’s how I found out about Sworl. The day I heard about it, I ordered this photo for my mom for Mother’s Day. It took about two minutes, she got it four days later and she and Dad both love the picture.”

—As told to Will Jackson

Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Dawn Merydith, Seattle, for her mom, sister and sister-in-law

“I had several framed copies made. Without Sworl, I would never have sent that gift to everyone—I would have put it off and put it off.  They loved them! Such great reminders of a special time together.”

Frame Vacation Photos

“For the last eight years, my mother, who’s fifth from the left in the photo, has taken my family to Mexico. This year we went to the wonderful Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Spa on the Mayan Riviera, complete with a recycling and composting program, wild monkeys, and a spay and neuter program for feral cats.

“On each trip, we try to take a group picture. On this very hot day, we were all in the pool together—except for my brother-in-law, who took the photo. You can see how many women are in the family!

“I had several framed copies made- It was a great way to frame vacation photos. Without Sworl, I would never have sent that gift to everyone—I would have put it off and put it off.  They loved them! Such great reminders of a special time together.”

—As told to Will Jackson

Frame Family Vacation Photos