October 13, 2011

Jumbled amalgam of stuff


I made a bunch of thank you cards for a local business last month, and this one was one of my favorites. They wanted simple but bold, and easily mail-able. This seemed to fit the bill. 
Unless requested, I try not to make all of them the same, but still supply multiples of several different designs.

I could NOT get good lighting for this card. *shrug*


It just looked off no matter where I took the photo. 
This one above was taken with my phone in my studio at night. Blah.


Although my kids get bused 45 minutes away to private school, I had to drive them in on Tuesday because the local public schools had the day off.  It is truly Autumn here in Western New York and I could not resist taking this photo of them with the gorgeous backdrop of changing leaves. The grass was still covered in dew and it was chilly, but the sun was peeking out from over the hills behind us and shining on the tops of those trees.


This was taken at night with my phone (ignore the graininess!) as a quick image text to my husband who was out. Even though a terrible photo from a photography perspective, I adore it! Our happy, goofy smiles make me laugh!

Thanks for stopping by,
*mwah*

13 comments:

Lindsay said...

Love the card Dana! You all look so happy and the boys, adorable!

~amy~ said...

your card is fabulous Dana and I love the pics you took....especially the one of the 3 of you....soooooo FUN!

Ted said...

I love these cards you made, Dana. That wood panel is the perfect touch. Also, I'd go gah-gah over that fiery foliage! The picture of you and your boys is my favorite. :) You three look very happy! :)

Sara Mac said...

Dana, that is a great card. Love the colors you used.

Now for the other photos. WOW! I've never seen Fall leaves like that. What a wonderful photo. The picture of you and the boys brought a huge smile to my face. You all look so cheerful.

Joyce said...

Gorgeous scenery, gorgeous boys and gorgeous card. Such eye candy in this post. Love the smiles, especially your youngest with the teeth coming in. Those were my favorite looks in my girls, too.

Karen B. said...

Your pictures are priceless, Dana, I always like it when people share just tidbits of their lives through pictures, it makes me feel like I know you better. Of course your card is beautiful too!

Jen W. said...

Sometimes those goofy pics are the best! :) And I love those gorgeous autumn leaves!

Lola G. said...

Love the photo of the three of you!

I'm amazed at how far along your autumn colors are -- here in northern Connecticut, we've still got a long way to go. Enjoy the rest of this beautiful season!

Nicole Pierre said...

Your fall colors are fantastic! That is a terrific picture of the kids surrounded by Nature's handiwork.

Love the card, too. That big bold bow is a perfect touch.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous card, Dana! I adore the colors and intricate leafy design! Your photo with the boys is SO darling!! They have the same smiles just like YOU!! Thanks for sharing!

Mara... said...

Beautiful bold card!!!

Such great photos of your family. The colors are so pretty of the leaves and I really love those self-portrait style family photos. Sometimes they are the best!

Amy Smidebush said...

LOVELY and sophisticated card! The pictures are GREAT, too! The fall colors are stunning, and your boys are ADORABLE!! What a beautiful family!

Kimba's Kreations said...

PRETTY card and your boys are SO HANDSOME!