Friday, June 25, 2010

little sister

What a blessing it was to create this announcement for this sweet new baby! I am so honored that this cutie's mommy decided to contact me again to make her newest addition's baby announcements. What fun it was!! I wish I could take credit for the cool feature of the black and white photo with the pink bow, but this is how it was sent to me and then I just went from there in creating the perfect ensemble. Thanks, Kristi, for letting me design your little one's birth announcement. What an honor!

P.S. Not too long ago, I was able to design Miss Caroline's big brother's birthday invitation. What fun!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

the birthday boy!

I was so pleased to be able to create this birthday photo card invite for this cute little one-year old boy! I had the pleasure of making some thank you notes for his sweet momma awhile back and I can't believe his first birthday is already here!

Happy Birthday Cannon!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

two in one photo card

I just wanted to share this photo card I created for a friend of mine who just had her FOURTH child only 2 weeks ago. I had told her I would love to create her little guy's baby announcement (I was honored to create her baby girl's announcement, too!). I suggested that maybe combining her Christmas card and baby announcement might be fun, and she said that sounded like a good idea. I'm in LOVE with how it turned out and she adored it, too. I think this is just her style.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas greetings for friends!

I love getting the chance to design Christmas cards for friends! Most of my friends know that I do photo design cards on the side, so I normally don't advertise it or pressure anyone. But each year I am always asked by a friend or two to design their Christmas card. This year I had the pleasure of creating a couple of Christmas greetings that two friends could send out to say Merry Christmas!

Look for a couple more Christmas greetings to come!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas cheer!

I just love making photo cards at Christmas time.

Here are a couple I've done for my family...

This one was created for my mom to use in her Christmas card this year.
She wanted something simple with a picture of the grandkids being the main focus. I really like how it turned out!

This was last year's {even simpler} card for my mom. She used it in the front of a greeting card, so that is why there is the large white border around it.
Look how much they've grown!

I whipped this one up for my sister's card this year.
It may look familiar as this was very
similar to our Christmas card in 2006.

More samples to come...including ours for this year!

Monday, December 7, 2009

baby boy Bradley

What a blessing it was for me to create this baby announcement for my very dear friend, Kim. Her sweet baby Bradley was born just about a month ago and he's the cutest little thing!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

two birthdays are double the fun!

In the middle of July, I was asked to make a couple of birthday photo card invitations for a sweet gal who I had met through a good friend of mine. I had actually created her daughter's birth announcement a year ago! It was fun to do this for her to have something that she could have as a keepsake and send to her family for birthday invitations. I loved seeing how much sweet little Rachel had grown in a year!

That same day, they would be celebrating the 33rd birthday of the sweet little one-year old's uncle's birthday and his sister wanted something she could send for his invitation as well. It was actually a bit tough for me to create something for a male since I'm so used to using frilly flowers and such, but I liked how it came out. Simple, but still manly.

**Each of these photo cards were 5x7**
{envelopes included}

Sunday, July 12, 2009

little brother

In the past six months or so, I have been able to create baby announcements for close friends of mine as gifts to them. Many of my girlfriends are having their second or third babies and it's an honor of mine to be able to do something special and unique for them to welcome their newest little one into their family. It makes a great little baby gift!

Here is the newest one I created about a month ago. Sweet baby Gavin has two older brothers, so this was the perfect little gift to give a momma who already has everything for a boy!

*This is a 4x6 photo matted on white to create a 5x7 finished look*

Friday, May 29, 2009

brown and pink polka dots

I was able to create this baby announcement for a good friend of mine who had her second little girl. I had so much fun coordinating the main picture with the overall design. Aren't the brown polka dots with pink adorable!? I really enjoyed being able to create something special as my gift for the newest arrival to their family!

*This is a 4x6 photo matted on white to create a 5x7 finished look*

Friday, May 15, 2009

a simple and sweet way to say thank you

I was so excited when I was contacted by a very sweet gal who lives all the way in South Carolina. She was interested in having me design a thank you-style photo card for her to be able to send to her family and friends for some baby gifts she had been given when she had her newborn son. After "talking" through e-mail back and forth, I was able to come up with something simple, but cute for her. She was so much fun to work with and I look forward to the next round of photo cards I can create for her! She's already said she will definitely be back for more!

*This is a 5x7 photo card and because she was interested in writing a thank you on the back, I matted it with white cardstock (just a thin border was seen).*

Sunday, April 26, 2009

baby sister

I was able to create this baby announcement for a good friend of mine who had her second child, but first girl. It was fun to come up with something different and unique and to do this as my gift to her in celebrating her new arrival!

*This is a 4x6 photo matted on white to create a 5x7 finished look*

Friday, March 6, 2009

baby brother

I had the wonderful pleasure of creating a baby announcement for a good friend of mine. This is her 2nd little guy, so I wanted to do something special and unique for her as a gift!

*This is a 4x6 photo matted on black to create a 5x7 finished look*

Check out the prices on the left side bar if you're interested in me creating something special for you...for any occasion!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

a little bit of sweetness

I'm helping host a baby shower for my good friend who is expecting her second baby girl. I wanted something simple, but sweet for the invitation, so this is what I came up with.

It is a printed 4x6 photo finished card with white cardstock backing to fit into a 5x7 envelope.

Friday, January 30, 2009

simple, but classic

A friend called me up last week wondering if I could create a simple, yet classic wedding invite for a friend of hers. I jumped at the chance and created this!

She chose the 4x6 option, and was planning on using either black or white cardstock matting to create the 5x7 look. Usually, I do everything - designing, printing, assembly, with envelopes included, but this time around I was only responsible for the design and she took care of the rest.

If interested in having me create the photo card design only, and you take care of the rest, e-mail me at for pricing options.

**I can also create "save-the-date" cards.**

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas countdown

Only 2 more days to Christmas!! This month has felt like it's gone by in such a rush.

My husband and I were able to go on a week long vacation for our 5-year anniversary.

And it has snowed and snowed and snowed here in Portland, Oregon unlike anything that has been seen for almost 40 years!

These two things have made it feel not quite like a "normal" Christmas season.

But, despite the craziness, I was able to enjoy designing a few more Christmas photo cards.

Thanks to my friend, Sarah, for letting me design her card this year!

These next 3 designs were for a very dear friend who has given me the opportunity to design last year's Christmas card and her son's baby announcement. She ended up choosing the first one for this year's Christmas card.

The same dear friend from above shared my love for design to her mom and this will be the second year I have designed her family's Christmas card. I love seeing how much the children grow each year and how big the family keeps getting.
This is our Christmas card. I really wanted a collage theme this year, since we had so many great pictures to choose from thanks to my friend Annie who photographed our family.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and blessings in the New Year.

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