Last spring Canada Post increased the cost of stamps to 85¢ (if bought as a pack, or $1.00 for individual stamps) and that price hike will affect my Christmas card list this holiday season. I usually mail out about 50 cards, but … Continue reading
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With only 60 days until Christmas, it is time to start thinking about Christmas cards. Birdwing Paper Designs has three new, original photocard designs for 2013. Pricing: 4″ x 6″ – $48.00 5″ x 7″ – $50.00 8″ x 4″ – … Continue reading
Wow! Did the end of October ever sneak up on me! I can’t believe it is almost Halloween and before we know it, Christmas! Speaking of Christmas, have you thought about your Christmas cards yet? Now is the time to … Continue reading
Here they are… the 2012 Holiday Photocard Collection!
Merry & Bright: 4″ x 6″/5″ x 7″
Love and Happiness: 4″ x 6″/5″ x 7″
Happy New Year: 4″ x 6″/5″ x 7″
Chalkboard Christmas: 4″ x 8″
Merry Christmas: 4″ x 8″
All photocards are customized with your family photo(s) and message.
Receive $5.00 off each pack of cards when order is placed before October 31, 2012.
My husband really likes the Chalkboard Christmas photocard so that will probably the one I print for our family. My favorite is Merry & Bright mostly because I love that photo of the kids. Maybe I will have to get two different sets of photocards this year!! What is your favorite?
If you have any questions about the photocards or ordering, please leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know most people don’t think about their Christmas cards until December, but I am not like most people. I feel like I am behind if I haven’t designed my cards by September. For the past ten years I have been sending out handmade Christmas cards, but this year I decided to evolve with the digital age and make my own family photocards. I wanted to make one that didn’t look like any other photocard I had seen and when I saw a Photoshop chalkboard tutorial, I knew this was the beginning of my holiday card.
Of course, I couldn’t stop there!! I couldn’t just design one photocard!
Kitta gave me this photo to use in their family photobook, but as soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect for a holiday card. I am in the process of designing two more holiday photocards and they will all be available for order soon with your own family pictures. I just wanted to give you sneak peek and get you thinking about those Christmas cards!
I will also be offering traditional Christmas cards and once I have finished designing those I will post them with prices too.
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!
A few weeks ago we went to Arizona for our first family vacation. Our Dads are snowbirds and we wanted to know what Phoenix was like and why so many Canadians spend the winter down there. After two days we were trying to figure out how we could become snowbirds!! I think we would definitely consider a second home in Arizona when we are closer to retirement age.
Of course, I had to scrapbook our holiday pictures. A full 26-page photobook template just came out from Stampin’ Up (part of my winnings with MDS contest) and it was perfect for this trip. Here are a few sample pages:
This template is called “Delight in the Day” and had all the perfect colours and embellishments for a vacation photobook. I like creating my own photobooks, but sometimes it is nice to have most of the work done for me!
Could you believe that a girl who once hated computers is actually writing her first blog and trying to understand the digital world? There is no one more surprised about this than me. I don’t think I would even be attempting this feat if it weren’t for my husband who understands computers and works with them all day long. He has had to explain a lot of things to me!!
What got me interested in this foreign world was a Christmas gift I received from my husband two years ago. I had asked for the digital scrapbooking software “My Digital Studio” by Stampin’ Up to see what it was like. I loved it as soon as I started and I was soon hooked on scrapbooking. It was so easy to use and there was nothing to clean up afterward, just shut down! My first pages were pretty simple and as I wanted to learn more about the program, I was forced to learn more about computers. I had no idea what the difference was between a jpeg and a png file, and I didn’t really care. I know what it is now, but there is still so much to learn. I will try to figure it out, one step at a time! For today, I am learning how to create my blog and do my first post.
So I thought I would show my favorite scrapbook page of mine which I made for Valentine’s Day featuring my two babies.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back to see what new tricks I have discovered in My Digital Studio and also to check out the photobook samples I will post later on.