Earlier in the semester I took a 6-week course over Adobe Photoshop. I had tried to teach it to myself but there are just so many different tools that I felt overwhelmed. I knew that with some basic foundation and instruction I would be able to use it and teach myself more and more through online tutorials or trial-and-error.
So after I finished this class this, I wanted to design my own cards this year. After last year’s disaster with my Christmas cards, I was determined to be on the ball this year and have our pictures taken and cards designed/ordered/printed during the week of or week after Thanksgiving. My sister-on-law Britney took our pictures in early/mid November but I just never got around to getting them printed. I considered not sending cards out at all this year but I knew that I would be SO disappointed with myself if I didn’t. I did design my own (although I WILL say that I got the idea for it from another photo/card website and added some stuff to it.) I got them addressed and will mail them tomorrow and will post them on here next week sometime. I made some rookie mistakes that I’ll be sure to correct in the future, but over all I’m pretty happy with them!
This picture is one that I almost used on our card, but I wasn’t sure how people would feel about kissy-kissy on a card…? I know that this is a popular pose right now and I LOVE the way it turned out for us, but would our aunts and uncles or co-workers like getting a Christmas card with Stephen and me kissing on it? I ended up not using it but thought I’d share it here. I think I’m going to have it blown up to an 8x10!
It’s 12:50am and I still haven’t packed for our trip to Branson this weekend. I guess I should go do that now. :) Be back Sunday!