Sunday, October 29, 2006

Adoption birth announcement for Gracie

I enjoy bringing the best out of a photo. It is important to me that my work evokes a response -- I want more than the "oh yeah, that's nice". I want WOW! Or Oh My! My heart certainly goes into everything I do, and I love nothing more than making your photos extraordinary. I hope it shows!

Here is a fairly recent birth-adoption announcement I created above for little Gracie. I received an email from Gracie's mom that made my day! I appreciate it so much when my customers take the time to write a thank you. "Lisa, I just wanted to thank you again for our beautiful birth announcement! I have gotten a million compliments, everyone thought they were so unique. I was really pleased with how quickly you were able to provide me with a proof, and you made changes even quicker! The announcement was worth every penny and will be a treasured keepsake. Thank you again, Tonya, Alpharetta, GA".

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Have a cool yule holiday announcement

For your photo holiday announcements this year, do you want to express your family's fun side? Can't think of a better way than this! Here, I made the image grayscale but kept the color in the fun glasses. By adding the customer's "have a cool yule"'s just cool. Great idea!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Holiday Photo Announcement - Live, Laugh & Love!

This three-circle holiday announcement design is one of my all-time favorites. For this customer, we altered the original design a bit to incorporate the "live, laugh, love" theme. Aren't these the perfect photos for it?

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Quadruplets birth announcement!

Has it been a month since I last wrote? Wow the month flew by. The quadruplets birth announcement is complete! And I am thrilled with the results. It is no small challenge to create something for four babies! We decided on a two-sided announcement printed on coverstock. I normally design one side, and then will include a photo and/or words on the back at no additional charge when this is requested. For the quadruplets, however, both sides were designed. If you would like the same kind of service, having a second side designed is an additional $39 fee. Okay, on to discuss the design!

Here is the first side of the announcement. I used a scan of some toile fabric and changed the color of it to match the color the family has "assigned" to each baby to keep some order. Gwendolyn is purple, Hannah green, Isabella pink and Emily yellow. My friend really likes the "shabby chic" decor, so that was my inspiration behind her design. I used the French and Edwardian fonts for an elegant, sweet look.

For the back of the announcement, we used a "pinwheel" photo I took of the girls. And I just love the large "blessed" at the bottom. These four girls truly are a blessing. Again, I used the toile in the background, but shaded it pink this time.

Lastly, I created a seal to close the envelopes. I took a photo of the babies' footprints taken at birth, digitally "cut" them out and made them "see-through", and arranged them individually next to their respective initial.

And that's it! My first quadruplet birth announcement. Hopefully not my last! And now I'm off to help with the next feeding...

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