Great Collaboration

While Mike and I love working together and collaborating on various projects, nothing gives us quite as much joy as our GREATEST collaborations, our children. We are now proud parents of two children; Baby Joan joined our family on April 3rd!

I had some health complications after the baby came (okay, that sounds more ominous and dramatic than it really is… I had to have my gallbladder out) and spent a few days in the hospital, which allowed us the time to actually put together a proper birth announcement (we never sent out a birth announcement for Oliver).

Nicole, of course, photographed our precious baby, so ultimately the announcements didn’t need very much design, since I didn’t want to compete with her beautiful images. Mike and I developed this idea together of a two sided announcement. I love that people have to choose which side to display on their fridges. I’ve had many reports of kids getting ahold of the cards and playing with them, flipping back and forth to show “happy baby, sad baby, happy baby, sad baby.” In fact, we even have a copy that I’ve been keeping in the car for Oliver to play with, because he also loves to flip it back and forth and say, “Awwwwwww, WAAAAA!”

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  1. Gorgeous baby, photos AND design! I’ve laminated family photos so the kids can play with them. Even stuck magnets on some for the fridge.

  2. Love these – and congrats on a very darling girl. Could you let us know how you printed them?

  3. so cute! love, love, love the announcement! congrats!

  4. Morgan

    This is TOO cute! Are you selling these? I would love to order something (once I actually have the baby that is – hahaha) just like this but with awwwwwaaaa in a different color. If so, please e-mail me!

  5. So cute! Love the yellow detail…

  6. Faith

    She’s adorable! Congratulations, and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  7. Amber Clegg

    congrats!! she is beautiful!!

  8. admin

    Morgan,
    I’ll send you an email! I would be open to selling this design!

    New Diplomat’s Wife,
    I used overnightprints.com. I like the paper thickness, and the rounded corners!

  9. Congratulations Alma! She is beautiful!

    On a side note, I’m also one of your current illustrator students and I am learning so much! Looking forward to chatting with you soon!

  10. tiffany

    Hey! Not sure if you remember me…I took your class in California and online. Loved them both. Just wanted to say congrats on one cute little girl…and this announcement is absolutely adorable! You are so talented! :)

  11. alma — so great to re-meet you today! and i LOVED your baby announcement. hope we can keep in touch :)

  12. allison tannery

    alma…i swear i’m not cyber stalking you, just looking over your stuff…and then read about your gall bladder! that exact same thing happened to me following the birth of our baby girl (who is now 13), while her big brother was only two at the time. after much reading, i’ve found this is really common…have you been told that! i made it about 4 weeks though, before having to have the surgery. it took some dumba$$ doctors that long to figure out what was going on.

  13. ok. so it really was so nice to finally meet you. and i just have to let you know that you’re a great listener. thanks for letting me tell you all of my ideas! can’t wait when we do the bloggers/artist lunch. c u soon!

    Muffin :o)

  14. Ruth

    Adorbs! Just wondering if you would be willing to post what font was used for the ‘awww’?
    Thanks

  15. Steph

    This is DARLING. Are you open to selling the design? I am due in March, and think my friends and family would get a kick out of this :)

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