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We Finally Announced Him, Officially:

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


This is the birth announcement I made up to send out to friends and family... It became sort of a belated Christmas card and a birth announcement. If you didn't get one but you want one, email me and I will happily send one along!
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ETA:
To answer questions about my cute little announcement--

1. How did you make it, with paper or is it all digital? Photoshop? If so, how did you print it? I'd love to know your steps if you'd share! -Bobbi
This is all digital. I created it in Photoshop, getting my inspiration from other designers I found online. To print it, I made sure it was 4x6 and then simply went to Snapfish.com and had them printed as if they were photographs. It meant that they were on photo paper instead of lovely, heavy cardstock, but that was what we could afford for the quantities we wanted to make.

2. Where in the world did you find that great b/w background? i love it! very bold! -Jodie
I have had this set of digital scrap papers from Scrapgirls.com, here. They are damask patterns that can be customized, but for this project, I went with the straight black and white original file.
(I was directed to these papers from another blogger I stalk, Danielle T.)

3. How did you print it to maintain the bold color? Or was it an emailed announcement? -Melanie
As I said, I just decided to print the whole thing as if it was a photograph, and so it really ended up looking just like this! I mailed them in red vellum envelopes, just to add that final touch.

Thanks for asking, all!

10 comments:

  1. Oh, Emily! This is beautiful! How did you make it, with paper or is it all digital? Photoshop? If so, how did you print it? I'd love to know your steps if you'd share! Gorgeous and inspiring! Bobbi Jo (From Amber's photo class :0)

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  2. jodie7:03 AM

    where in the world did you find that great b/w background? i love it! very bold! is it digiscrap paper? We should make a list of our links and share them! Or we should just bite the bullet and go into business together! :)

    Speaking of... the wedding I'm doing in July... my friend that I've asked to help is not nearly as good as you are and I would love to talk to you about possibly working with me on it. I'm still trying to figure out how to tell her if you decide you're interested...hmmm.

    Anyway, wanna pick a time to get together next week?

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  3. jodie7:04 AM

    and do you know how i can leave a comment on blogger with my link? I can't figure it out!

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  4. Holy cow, that's gorgeous! How did you print it to maintain the bold color? Or was it an emailed announcement?

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  5. What a beautiful card. I love those pics!

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  6. I received mine a few days ago and he's proudly on display on my refrigerator where he will remain for at least one year. Love you and love him. Kiss his little neck for me.

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  7. jodie8:53 PM

    remind me and I will give you the name of my printer if you want better stock next time... but truly I think it's brilliant that you printed it on photo paper, I never would have thought of that!

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  8. hey Mrs. Southerland! i have a bloggy thingy now. yours is so pretty, full of beautiful pictures. your son is oh so cute. that video of him laughing. how cute! well i look forward to talking to you on here. have a good night.

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  9. That background reminds me of those green wedding invites you showed me from your wedding. I've got a couple things to talk to you about, aside from senior pics that are coming up in a couple months, There was one more change in plans for me. It's a photography school and I wanted to ask if you'd write me a recommendation, and take a final look at some of the photos in my portfolio to be critiqued? Also, just to see what you think of the idea. It's the Hallmark School of Photography. I know you're obviously busy everyday with Noah, so any little bit would be appreciated. Enjoy the beautiful snow! Take Care.

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