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These images are from Christmas. The next step took a while… so long that in fact… a Valentine’s Day card was created. Who cares!

The kids did such a good job. They posed so sweetly for me.

We also attempted to get a shot with their two dogs…maybe next year…ha ha ha…

So…a little late, but Happy Valentine’s Everyone!!!

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Here are the two ideas I came up with for a thank you card for Joachim.

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Just a few days ago we had our first snowstorm this winter. We were all excited for a new chance to play in the snow. Besides all the fun things we are planning on doing in and on the snow…what an amazing sight!!! We went to Caledonia for their Winter Wonderland parade…I felt just like a little kid…the snow just kept on falling…with flakes almost as large as snowballs (well, not quite, but it sounded good)…we got our boots and snow gear out and just enjoyed!

Another really nice thing about having snow…it just get’s you in that Christmas spirit! I will be baking gingerbread cookies this week, maybe some lefse and krumkaker as well. Mmm…it feels like Christmas!

I have also been busy making Christmas cards…for my clients. Don’t expect any cards until after Christmas from our family.  : )

Here are some of the cards I have been working on this year. Enjoy!

 

Some more cards…

Yes, I use a lot of the same templates…designed by me…but I don’t just drop in a picture and leave it at that. Every card will be modified to fit the image it goes with or totally reworked. Often times I just create new ideas.

Have I mentioned before that I totally LOVE doing this? In case you’re wondering…I TOTALLY LOVE THIS!

The first, square ones, are designed to be printed as 5×5’s on watercolor paper. The rest as photographic prints.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE coming up with ideas for cards…of any kind. Finally, I have gotten together a few of the ideas I had for some of my clients before Christmas.

I know it’s waaaay past Christmas…and the snow is even gone…but there are lots of reasons to send cards; birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries…just because you want to…

If you are even thinking about a card, let me know and I’ll come up with something fabulous for you. I don’t stop working until you are absolutely thrilled about your card.

After a 2008 card had been sent out by one of my clients I received this note from her: “You will have to get me some business cards, because EVERYONE is asking about our beautiful X-mas cards and who took the pictures and made the card. Even some of the Doctors are asking…at my job. I have been getting phone calls, emails, etc. saying “That is the most beautiful card they have ever seen”, “How will anyone ever top that?” & “Send it to a contest”, etc. Thank you – Thank you!!!”

What can I say…it really makes my day even better with comments like that!

Thanks to all my wonderful clients for making my work FUN, FUN, FUN!

This last one I did the design only. The picture is cute as a bug though! : )

One of the things I just LOVE doing…is coming up with ideas for cards. Here are some of the ideas for this years Christmas card for one of my clients.

Enjoy!

It’s been busy lately! No posts since April. Gosh…not good. I like to update my blog with new stuff often, but I guess life just got in the way. For all the parents out there…you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Here are some graduation announcement cards I have worked on for some of my seniors. A lot of the cards have the same basic design, but are tweaked a little to fit each persons personality. One of my clients told me jokingly that she wanted to order all of them. Fun! I wish you guys all the best.

Enjoy! Feel free to comment.  : )

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I had the pleasure of making quite a few Christmas Cards this season. Here are a few. Enjoy! Also, wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and everything good for the new year. God Jul og Godt Nytt År!

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Laura called me to come out and get some pictures of her kids. I had fun chasing the kids around. Gavin was as willing as Gunnar was not. Gunnar wanted to drive the ATV around instead. Forget doing pictures, this kid is a machine buff.  : ) We had fun and got a variety of fun images.  For their 4×8 Christmas card I did a variety of styles and Laura immediately went for the retro look. Thanks for the fun day!

 

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This little princess was her mother’s favorite for the 5×7 folded watercolor card. It turned out beautifully!  Kenny herself came up with the wording, which I think is soooo sweet!

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Here is the inside that folds down. Aren’t the kids just yummy!

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Artsy feet. Too cute. I especially love how Pauley’s shorts look so short and Gabe’s shorts look soooo oversized. Let’s not overlook the baby chubs on Libby’s arms. Sweet!

 

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A 4×8 card from one of this years weddings. Natasha’s favorite shots are all included. Even the horses in the background. Great memories from an amazing day!

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Here is another one of my options.

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…and this one.

 

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My sister-in-law called me up, as usual  : ). “Hey, Kathrine, would it be any trouble to make a card for us?” Of course not! I love making cards and took the cute shot she emailed, enhanced it and made three different ideas. Both her kids and ours agreed on this design. This card is a 5×5 and as always metallic. I LOVE metallic!

 

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The first time I met Heather and Abe and their kids I did pictures for little Theron. He’s not so little anymore and this time I got to photograph the whole family. First we went up to a cabin and did some shots by appletrees and tall weeds. What a blast! Later I went to their hose to do a couple of headshots. Young kids are always challenging, because you have about two minutes to get what you need…then the’re DONE!  : ) Big brother Joey and Theron were awesome and I had a hard time putting my camera down. Thanks for playing with me! This is the front to their 5×7 folded watercolor card. The blue turned out just as bright and blue as I had imagined. The icy blue is Heather’s favorite color as well. Cool!

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Here is the inside. I just love the wording Heather added. Gotta love those toes!

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What a sweeeeet moment with the boys! I have to do something artsy with this shot later. It is just too cute!!!

 

 

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This is our card this year. I wanted a little space to add a personal message to each and every one. Usually I add a letter with updates from the past year, but this year I just didn’t have, or take, the time. There’s always next year! I enjoy getting them, so I’ll do my best.

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…and the backside.

…is what we wish for you this Holiday Season.

I put together a beautiful Christmas card for Kenny with her words. On the front is a shot of her daughter that just looked, well, heavenly. After putting the card together she also asked me to make an 8×10 of the same shot, but to make it different, just for Libby. Here are some of my ideas. 

The idea for the butterfly illustrations were taken from the actual designs on the bottom of Libby’s dress.

Here again, details from her dress.

 

Here is the Christmas card. A 7×5 folded, printet on watercolor paper. 

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Thanks for letting me photograph your beautiful family! My treat, for sure!  : )

Rachel and Christian, my niece and nephew, have a beautiful little boy – Christian. He is not quite one yet, but Rachel is planning his party. Rachel brought him over one morning and my kids helped get his attention. As everyone knows, kids that age have just figured out that there is so much more to this world than sitting around looking cute. We had a fun time.

As soon as I get the text to put on the back I will be sending it off to be printed on a watercolor card. I’ll add the back as soon as it is finished.


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