The first time I gave it as a gift, it was for John. I had a bunch of his pictures from his travels in Europe, and I scanned them in and made a funky, orange, stripey collage.I also took an excellent shot that he took of the ceiling of the Arc de Triomphe.
Next, I gave it to an impossible Secret Santa recipient for whom I had no good ideas. It was mostly pictures from work, so it wasn't as fun as the others were.
Then I made one for my dad. This one involved a deal of geeky sneak. My dad is in the midst of a multi-year project to get all of his slides from the 60's and 70's scanned into his computer. I conspired with my brother to get the pictures that had been scanned in so far and made a very retro collage full of pictures of first cars and first dates. I wish I could find that one, but it must be on one of many back up cd's that I am far too lazy to search through.
Last year, I made one for a friend at work who loves to Photoshop. For this one, I used images from Worth1000. I love these pictures. If you haven't visited Worth1000, you really must.Recently, I realised that I wanted one of these mugs for myself. So tonight, I finally put together a collage of my own favourite pictures, printed, cut, and made my very own travel mug.
I am going to really enjoy my coffee tomorrow.