I was reading one of the many blogs I keep up with, although I can't remember which one it was, and they said they'd ordered theirs from Sara at Less Ordinary Designs and that she was wonderful. So I looked her up on Etsy and found her prices to be reasonable and her cards to be lovely. I took some pictures of the kids in the backyard and ordered some. Then I had her print them because I figured it would be one less thing for me to do. And that was all last week and they're here today and ready to ship!!
I took a BUNCH of pictures of the kids in hopes one would come out. Emma LOVES to model and was happy to pose. Oren, on the other hand, isn't such a fan of the camera. At 4 years old, he'd rather take pictures, not be in them. Maybe I've got the next Ansel Adams living here or something. But here's a few I had to choose from...
How to choose, right?? I sure do love these two, though!!
I went with the matte paper instead of glossy and really debated it. I do like the matte, but if I had it to do over again...I'm not sure. I picked the matte with the thought that it would look more original and have that handmade look as opposed to the cheap, one of a hundred photo cards look you often get with discount stores and photo studios rushing you through. I think it looks great and the paper is thick and super-high quality. But I think I would have liked the glossy just as much and it might have helped the picture shine just a little more. But that's just personal preference, and I am known to second guess my decision making once in awhile. I don't think I could have gone wrong with any of Sara's images or paper choices.
|This picture was taken at 10:30 at night in my dark craft room...all bad looking shadows and non-crispness is the fault of the picture taker and not the card maker! ;)|