I decided to go with a slightly goofy photo for the card itself, as well as using both the card and the really goofy picture for today’s journal.
The upper right text reads:
When the boys were little we sent out long letters with a full page of photos that looked back over an entire year. It’s been several years since we’ve sent out anything — no one (me) has been in the mood to mess with cards.
I took today’s journal prompt as the sign that it was time to send cards out again.
The lower left text reads:
Trying to get a serious picture of the boys is something of a challenge. I’m not even sure why I attempt it! The picture I chose (and this outtake) let’s their true personalities shine through.
There is still much to be done before the cards can be sent out — envelopes to order, address list to make, design approval (from Mark), stamps, to buy, and etc, but I feel good about having gotten this far already this year!
I added the chipboard letters to make the title at the very end of the process. It wasn’t until I was doing so that I realized the irony of the word itself, and the placement over the two “cards” that were making a funny face at the camera. Even when I’m not paying attention, I’m all about the cheap puns, don’t you know???
Paper and embellishments: Erica Hite — A Joyful Season
Title alpha: Designs by Laura — Custom fill chipboard alpha — simple
Font: Joyful Juliana