How To: Make a DIY Photo Calendar for 2012

2012 has arrived! Time to get rid of that generic 2011 calendar that was gifted to you two Christmases ago and replace it with a new and updated calendar, personalized with your own photos. Thanks to the wonderful girls at Shutter Sisters, creating your own 2012 photo calendar is quick and simple to make with these DIY templates.

Toy Challenge: Lego Dinosaur

Check out iPhone app, LEGO Photo. It converts any photo to look like it's built from Legos. Best of all, it's free. I used a photo of a dinosaur I submitted to a previous challenge in Giveaway Tuesdays. See the original here.

News: White Swan

Greetings everyone, Thought I'd say hello and introduce myself. Pretty excited to participate in these weekly challenges. Until I have an entry in this weeks, here's a little of what I'm about.

SUBMIT: Self Portrait Cell Phone Photo by January 16th. WIN: Portable USB Power Supply

What do you do when you've been wanting to take some awesome photos with your cell phone but can't seem to find a captivating subject? Well, whether or not you realize it, no matter where you go, you will always have a reliable subject to photograph—you! For this week's Phone Snap Challenge, we want you to show us your taste and personality by sending in your most creative and expressive self-portrait!

Jowlers: How to Photograph Yourself Mid-Seizure

It's time to get silly with your cell phone photos! This How-To will have you violently shaking your head back and forth. Why? To capture a shot mid-seizure, producing a "Jowler", a still image of the face one makes while vigorously shaking one's head. Click through for more information.

News: Get Inspired! 20 New Year's Eve Photos Taken with Cell Phones

For some, the end of the year is an opportunity to turn over a new leaf and create a new beginning. For this week's Phone Snap Challenge, take plenty of photos on your cell phone this New Year's because we want to see how you're going to ring in 2012. Or show us what the start of the new year means for you. Post your image to the corkboard by Monday, January 2nd at 11:59 pm PST for a chance to win a Fotodiox Thermo Lens Mug.

Nostalgia Challenge: Ex Libris

When I see Kindles and e-readers, I can't help but get a little sad over all the things those e-books are missing. The weight of literature in your hands. The feeling of turning pages one by one. The texture of the cover. The wonderful smell of an old book that's been sitting on a shelf for years, waiting for me to choose it.

News: Toy Challenge- Battle of the Brave

No filters, just my 3G. This isn't really toys, but I think it counts. I love to paint these. The people are 15mm tall and are from WW2- hard to paint! I have a ton more- I just set this one up. I buy them and make them. For instance, the V1 rocket in the upper right is homemade, while the artillery in the lower right is bought.