Tuesday, July 29, 2008

announcing baby-part 1

My favorite photo cards to create are baby announcements. I just love how sweet the pictures are and how I get to create this beautiful way for the proud parents to show off their newest member of the family. Here are a handful of samples I created for one family to choose from to announce the birth of their baby girl.

*You can try clicking on each picture for an enlarged view.

These last four were the same design with just different color combinations. I love playing with the different colors!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Christmas in July

I have always enjoyed sending some sort of holiday greeting to family and friends for Christmas. Over the last couple of years in working with photo cards, I have designed a handful of cards for Christmastime, a couple for our family, but a few cards & designs I have created for a friend. It gives me great joy to create something extra special and unique for family and friends to receive during the holiday season! Here are a few samples of things I have done over the last 2 Christmas seasons. There are so many more ideas to put down on paper (er, I mean computer), so I hope to share those creations in the future and maybe for others who would like a fun and unique way to say Merry Christmas for Christmas 2008!

Friday, July 25, 2008

photo card frenzy

My most recent creative endeavor (among other things I still do just for fun) has been to create photo cards on the computer. I began this new creative discovery while I was pregnant with my first child. I was interested in finding a way I could share with my family and friends the birth of my little girl and came across the fun and creative (not to mention beautiful) idea of photo card announcements. After showing my husband all of the fun ideas that I found to create the announcement, he promptly and confidently said, "I could do that" (who knew?). Together, we created our daughter's birth announcement in April 2006. While looking over my husband's shoulder, I "told" him exactly what I envisioned it to look like and he worked his magic touch on the computer (honestly, I was a little overwhelmed by the amount of program knowledge needed to create such a thing and back then I was somewhat afraid of learning the "ins and outs" of computer "stuff").

Here is that finished product...the first one of many and I have only gained more experience and knowledge about creating these cards, not to mention I've had a whole lot of fun along the way!

To be fair to my second child, I thought I would show you the announcement for our sweet baby boy born September 2007. This one I did by myself!

Now, instead of my husband getting to have all the fun, I took over the keyboard, found the confidence (and the patience to teach myself that aforementioned dreaded computer "stuff") and put my skills to the test. Thanks to my family and friends (and word of mouth), I have created birth announcements, Christmas cards, birthday invitations, and a few other special holidays and events along the way. I see this being my best "creative adventure" yet! (And maybe even business...dare I say that?) I can't wait to show you what I have created so far.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I love being creative! Whether it's making a card, creating a scrapbook page, wrapping a gift, organizing a room, or designing a photo card, I enjoy the process! I am a perfectionist by nature. It's something that has always been with me since I was born. Most of the time being a perfectionist is a good thing because I enjoy creating something that is completed to the best of my ability and skill, and in turn LOVING the end product. But sometimes being a perfectionist is not a good thing, particularly when way too much extra time, sweat, and tears are spent into trying to complete the project to the best of my ability and skill...and well, to make it perfect (right now I'm having flashbacks of late nights in college and my teaching days). It makes me feel good to create something for somebody (but also for myself).

God has blessed me with the gift of creativity. I want to share that blessing with others. However, I don't dare claim that I am gifted in all areas of creativity. I don't know how to sew, knit, quilt, or crochet. I don't plan on learning anytime soon. I will choose to stick to the things I know and let others (like my talented seamstress mother) enjoy the pleasures of the fabric and yarn world. If there's every anything I need sewn, my mom is the first person I call. My poor husband...I even claim that I can't sew on a button (well, maybe that's more of an excuse).

I hope you can be inspired by some of the things I have created in the past, present, and hopefully many things to come in the future. I've had a lot of visions for starting my own business in many ways (which you will soon read about), but right now, with 2 kids under 3 years, I can't go as deep into these visions as I would like to, but my hope is that one day I will!

what's in a name?

HB Creative Design simply stands for...

Heidi Boos Creative Design.

I tried to find a name that would encompass all of the creative things I like to be a part of...from greeting cards to gift wrapping to organizing to photo cards to scrapbooking these are all of the "creative designs" that I enjoy.

blog template by suckmylolly.com