Helen Tapping

Time to update your family photos! 

Refresh, Renew, Reframe!

Are you embarrassing your kids with old family photos in your home? Are the fashions outdated and the hairstyles simply ridiculous?

Some things do get better with age!  So take a few minutes this Throwback Thursday and get your family photos updated quickly and affordably, with Sworl!

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Get Your Framed Family Photos Up-To-Date!
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Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Jaymelina Esmele, Seattle, WA for her office.

 “I liked the colors and the message… Using Sworl was great—just a few swipes on my phone to get this beautifully framed photo.”

 

power of love

“I took this photo while visiting friends in New York this fall. Early one morning we were walking uptown to a TV show taping. First we saw Robert Indiana’s recently installed HOPE sculpture, a sibling of his LOVE that I’d seen in Philadelphia.

“Three blocks later, at Sixth Avenue and West 55th Street, there was New York’s own LOVE. I liked the colors and the message—a reminder of how I should treat others. There are now about 40 LOVE sculptures around the world, and the HOPE I saw is the first of several planned.

“I took the picture around 7 a.m., giving me the chance to get the shot without a lot of people in what is usually a very busy intersection. I like that it’s a reminder of how oddly peaceful New York can be at times.

Love

“Using Sworl was great—just a few swipes on my phone to get this beautifully framed photo.”

—As told to Will Jackson

Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Joe Campos, Seattle, WA, for his sons Roman and Trason.

“Recently, Eagleclaw Football Academy entered a partnership with Sworl. Many of the photos Eagleclaw parents take of their kids during our training sessions and games are taken and stored on iPhones.  With Sworl, those captured moments can be easily framed and delivered—a perfect way to share memories with family and friends.

“From each sale made using a special promotional code, Eagleclaw families receive a 10% discount and Sworl contributes 10% of the purchase price to Eagleclaw’s RallyMe Scholarship Campaign for financially disadvantaged kids. Our goal is to raise enough scholarship funds to pay for 10 kids to train for a full year at Eagleclaw.

“It’s working really well for us, and I hope other groups will follow this win-win model.

soccer, sports, boys

“Here’s my son Roman with two former Eagleclaw Football Academy coaches who are professional soccer players—David Estrada of DC United and Andy Rose of the Seattle Sounders.

“I started training Roman and his younger brother Trason to be soccer players when they were first able to walk. I taught them to dribble,  keep the ball close, zig-zag with the ball and attack the goal. As they grew older, I continued to teach my boys more ball control skills and a love for the game. Soon, my sons’ friends were joining us for training and a team had formed. The kids called themselves Eagleclaw, and the name stuck. I really couldn’t properly train more than 14 players on my own, but kids continued to be drawn to the Eagleclaw philosophy of teaching young players technical skill.

“At the time, Seattle did not have a player-centered youth soccer school. There were many youth soccer clubs, but none put individual instruction ahead of developing teams. As interest continued to grow, I decided to expand Eagleclaw into a soccer school for boys and girls ages 5 to 15 offering comprehensive tactical and technical training.

“In fall and spring semesters, we use a Dutch-inspired curriculum based on the Ajax Academy training program and the Coerver Method of technical instruction. Most of our staff are current or former professional players. Our focus is building individual skills from a foundation of ball mastery. We have no tryouts or cuts and welcome all players, whether or not they belong to another youth soccer club. Our primary goal is to create a positive training environment where each player can develop technical and tactical skills to his or her best level.

Scholarship funds

“The second photo shows the Sea Eagles, an Eagleclaw Development team made up of 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds, including my son Trason, who’ve played together since last August.  This Fall, the Sea Eagles were Divisional Champions in the Under-9 division of the Puget Sound Premier League.  The photo was taken after their first victory of the season and perfectly captures the joy on their faces!”

—As told to Will Jackson

Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Jane DeVere, Marietta, GA as a gift for her daughter, and for herself.

“I took this selfie during one of our daily routines. When I came upon Sworl’s website, I had three photos framed to remember all the happy times with my big white fluff-ball of love.”

selfie

“This is a picture of me with my Golden Doodle Josh.  He was nine but you’d have thought he was a puppy. I took this selfie during one of our daily routines. Every morning I’d sit on the steps to put on my shoes and he’d sit beside me with his bottom on the top step and his paws on the next.  He was definitely a poser! When I came upon Sworl’s website, I had three photos framed; one of Josh by the Christmas tree, one of him with my daughter for her room and this one for my bureau to remember all the happy times with my big white fluff-ball of love.”

pet photo

 

—As told to Will Jackson

Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Jackie Schneider Maher, Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a reminder of a special day.

“I found the Sworl photo framing app in the iTunes app store. I like it because I don’t have a lot of spare time.”

brotherly love

 

“It was the first nice day after a long, long winter in Minnesota. I took my sons to the park to eat lunch. The boys were so excited to put on shorts and burn off six months of pent-up energy! It was maybe 65 degrees. I told Jack, 7, and Sam, 4, to run around and do whatever they wanted.

“These boys are best friends and worst enemies—they play and fight and argue and then they play and fight some more.

“The floating dock had been pulled out on the side of the lake. The boys ran out to the end and all of a sudden they were sitting still and, in a brief moment of reprieve, hugging it out. I was like, “Ooh, there’s a picture,” and I managed to snap it in time. A minute later, Jack pushed Samuel off the end of the dock—and they were at it again!

“I found the Sworl photo framing app in the iTunes app store. I like it because I don’t have a lot of spare time. I’ve had six or seven photos framed, changing up the sizes and frame colors so they look like a collection created over time.”

—As told to Will Jacksoneasy photo framing

 

Helen Tapping

Sworl was proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Geekwire Gala, held at MOHAI, Seattle, WA.

A good time was had by all – Zach Scott of the Seattle Sounders took photos with fans in the Sworl Photobooth and everyone got to go home with a free Sworl!

Zach Scott Sounders

 

Here’s some of the best of Zach with the Geeks in both gowns and ugly christmas sweaters! See them all and download yours to frame with Sworl on our Facebook Page!

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Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Ralph Vuono, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, for his office.

“I discovered Sworl through my Facebook feed and immediately thought it was a brilliant idea, the perfect solution to the usual hassle of getting pictures framed. It took me two minutes to order these beautiful framed prints.”

thanks!

“Chase was born on February 10. This was the first time I was able to hold him. He had to be taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for emergency surgery right after he was born, and this was the next day. I was feeling a little nervous and anxious, but obviously very proud and happy to be a father. Holding Chase for the first time was one of the greatest single moments of my life.

“When Chase was 10 weeks old, we found out he had a series of rare congenital heart and pulmonary defects. Two weeks later he had surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and was hospitalized for about six weeks. Our experience at CHOP was excellent. We live about two hours away, but the pediatric surgeon Thomas Spray is considered one of the best in the world for this particular surgery. This photo of us playing was taken a couple of weeks after the surgery. Despite all he’s been through, Chase is one of the happiest kids I’ve ever seen, almost always smiling.

thank chase

“The third picture was taken about a month ago. Chase is dressed up to watch a Penn State game with my wife and me. (We both went there and met at a tailgate after we graduated.) He definitely understands when football is on. He’s attentive and very alert and knows that we’re excited. Now the big debate is how soon I get to take him to his first game!

baby chase

“I discovered Sworl through an ad on my Facebook feed and immediately thought it was a brilliant idea, the perfect solution to the usual hassle of getting pictures framed. It took me two minutes to order these beautiful framed prints. With these and some others I’ve ordered, my office will finally be outfitted with pictures of my family.”

Chase_1 Chase_2

—As told to Will Jackson

Will Jackson

SisterPrinted and framed by Tiffany Davis, Seattle, WA, to keep on her desk

 “Since we live far apart, I don’t get to see Madi nearly as often as I’d like to, but I love having this Sworl framed photo of us to look at.”

“Here I am with my youngest sister, Madison. She turned one in January —we’re 25 years apart! My dad remarried and now he and my stepmom have Madi and Angela, who’s three. Madi is quite a funny and feisty little girl and loves to compete with Angela.

“The photo was taken last August at my grandma’s surprise 80th birthday party in my hometown, Payette, Idaho. Madi’s half-Filipino and I’m half-Mexican but there’s a definite family resemblance. We both have one dimple, on different sides, along with our grandma’s chin, so we tried to take a picture that showed those features. We took four or five shots—it’s hard to make a baby hold still—but she was laughing and happy the whole time. Since we live far apart, I don’t get to see Madi nearly as often as I’d like to, but I love having this Sworl framed photo of us to look at.”

Tiffany—As told to Will Jackson

Helen Tapping

 

 

Sworl was featured on the ‘Gotta Have it’ Holiday Gift Ideas Segment of New Day today! Thanks to Host Margaret Larson and Producer Suzanne Wiley!

Watch the Segment to get the New Day viewer promo code for a special discount off Sworl in November!

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Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Dulce Valencia to recall a very special day.

“The woman in uniform is my daughter, Major Dianne Valencia McCarthy, an Operation Iraqi Freedom Army veteran.”

veterans day

“This photo was taken at my daughter’s retirement ceremony at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs. The woman in uniform is my daughter, Major Dianne Valencia McCarthy, an Operation Iraqi Freedom Army veteran. She’s pictured with my son, an Air Force firefighter, my husband, a Navy veteran, and myself.”
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–As told to Will Jackson