Hello friends! I have a new gig once a month creating a free printable download for the website Or So She Says. Click HERE to see todays post, my first one.
Or, you could just continue scrolling down here, it is the same thing :)
I created a couple of radness printables for all your thankful thoughts this Thanksgiving dinner. Here is the one for the grown-ups table. (Click HERE to download the PDF. So easy!)
This list I created is truly things I'm thankful for. I haven't written down things I'm thankful for in years.
And, here is the one for the kids' table. But I think I might like this one more because I like to color. That settles it, I'm coloring one of these. (The PDF is HERE.)
My sweetie 9-year-old girl Alex loves to color. She had some tips for me on how to improve the page, but I didn't have time to update my PDF before today. Maybe next year, just for her.
If you're like me, you haven't even thought about Christmas cards yet this year. To make it simple for you, I have a plan. For $15 you can:
1. Pick out a card you like below.
2. Email me at email@example.com and tell me which number is your favorite. Be sure attach a photo, what name you'd like on the card, and how you will be printing it so I can send you the right file type (see number 4 below).
3. I'll customize your card and email you a digital file. I'll do it within 24 hours or less.
4. Print it one of two ways (1) print as a simple 5x7 photo or (2) I can place two cards to an 8.5x11 page and you can print them on card-stock at two to a page (but you would have to cut those out or pay the printer to).
5. Stuff them in a standard 5x7 envelope (like these) and you are DONE!
I take paypal so everything is easy peasy. Also, I can change the colors on cards 3,5, & 8 to coordinate with the picture you send if you prefer.
The first family photos I've taken since the twins were born, a big accomplishment for me! I'm not ready to jump back into photography so much quite yet, but Cherie is my cousin, so how could I not do it? Cherie and Josh are such great subjects, I love their eyes and their smiles. They are super causal and fun to be with, as you might be able to tell.
This was a joke serious picture looking out into the distance, but I like it.
Here is another joke picture that they set up. Oh cheesy wedding announcement ring photo, we need these to come back in style.
Last winter I designed a couple of collections for Echo Park Paper. I had SO much fun illustrating/designing them, and the people I work with at Echo Park are awesome.
This is the Fall-ish line. Below are a few of the pages from this collection, which is one of their Photo Freedom lines. The designs aren't just full sheets of paper, they actually separate into cards and can slip into plastic sheath holders for easy scrap-booking. This is called "Oh So Thankful," and you can see the entire collection HERE.
This pie page is a favorite of mine and the people that I work with at Echo Park.
This line is called "Fun in the Sun." You can see the whole line HERE.
I think I have the least creative blog post titles of all time. I'm not very good with the words.
Here is a baby shower invite I made for a designer friend, Muffin Grayson. She is super talented, and I'm glad she asked me to make it! (Although, due to time constraints brought on by two tiny beings living in my house, I pulled the top three illustrations from an old design I made but never used.) I'm so very excited that Muffin is having a baby. She has had a few struggles along the way and now she gets to give her 5 year old daughter a baby brother.
I took a trip to the park a few weeks ago with the intention of getting a picture with all four kids that wasn't in our sad looking backyard . . . and it kind of worked. I got great individual shots, just not really of all four, but who cares if they don't all look at the camera! It is hard to do with one adult and four kids.
Anyway, here is Luke. He is about 6 months old.
And his twin, Jude.
Alex and Liam. Even with the age (6.5 yrs) and gender difference, they are sooo adorable together and for the most part can't get enough of each other. (They have their times where they are sick of each other too.)
Can you tell I loooove back lighting?
Liam here is looking at the "grumpy guy." A guy simply wandering through the bushes looking for his frisbee.
Patiently waiting in the stroller.
A couple of the photos with all of them. Liam was having a hard time holding Jude.
I pulled out the Bumbo seat. It helped, but everyone was restless by this point and Alex was getting a little worn out from the squirmy babies. It is fun documenting and remembering them at any age and any mood, I love it. Plus, I love the lighting.