in-store specials

Order before 11/14 on & get 10 free cards….

and . . .

In addition all direct orders through my site ( will come with free matching return labels. When replying to my information request email. just mention this posting & I will add 10 extra 4x6 photo cards* to your order on me! 5x7 will receive 5 free during this promotion. Feel free to email me with any questions.

*10 free cards applies only to online purchases made on for 4x6 holiday cards at only, made between 10.26.2008 and 11.15.2008.

**Purchases made on ebay do not qualify for this offer.

the face of inspiration

meet deirdre and her gorgeous family. she is the military wife that emailed me with a special request the other day. she wrote,

"We are a military family and my hubby just left us from his 2 week R&R to go back to Iraq where he will be for Christmas.I am having a hard time finding a card that is military related.I was thinking something like your red ribbon card but make the ribbon yellow (for deployment) and maybe an american flag for the whole back ground and one picture . . . please let me know if you could do something. "

how could i say no? i was up for the challenge. however, the next morning, as I stared at a bright yellow ribbon, a red white & blue flag and my mostly brown, red & green collection of cards . . . i doubted myself, for just a second, on how could i make it all work & keep my design style intact. i think i did it though & deirdre's email after seeing the draft made all the work worth while!

these are the three deirdre had to decide on, which did she choose? I am not telling. if you are one of the lucky ones to know this wonderful wife and mom personally, you will have to wait until you get it in the mail :)

thank you Deirdre, I am honored to be a little part of the you family's holiday. And please thank your husband, for all of us, for sacrificing so much to keep us safe!!

special series for special families

i received an email yesterday from a Deirdre, a military wife. she had been looking for holiday cards that had a military theme and couldn't find what she wanted. her custom design to (hopefully) come later, but she got me thinking. i needed some designed for military families (or just anyone who loves the americana feel). So, here is my new "in honor of" series. thank you Deirdre for inspiring me!!

*top left photo courtesy of (flickr) and all other photos courtesy of the awesome & talented ashley of thank you!!!

introducing . . .

my photography blog . . . capturing life one click at a time. nope, not switching career gears, (hence the title), just a place to share my love of photography. up until now, i have been sharing on flickr, but i wanted a place to call my own.


for the love of retro.

new holiday collection . . . hope you love them as much as i do.

Do I make thank you cards?

yes, i sure do. i can create a custom thank you to match your birth announcement, birthday invite or your baptism invites. make your baptism thank you even more special by using photos from the special day - as shown below in actual thank yous from recent customers. To purchase, either email me directly or you can purchase the card on the site and when i email you, let me know you want to make the card a thank you (there is no extra cost).


can't decide which 1-5 pics to use . . . use 9 then!

yes nine. introducing my new collage style announcements! as a photography geek (as well as a graphic design geek), i love photos and choosing is so hard, so i am making it easier, now you can choose nine picture. Don't forget "bits and pieces" pictures. you know, the pics of a hand, a smile, a foot. or as shown in my pics below (that i took for my neighbor) a little ear. both styles have one of my favorite quotes ""Life is not measured by the breaths you take, it is measured by the moments that take your breath away." however, like with all my designs, that can be removed or changed. these will be debuting on my site next week!

try *not* centering.....


I love your designs, how do I order?
Ordering is easy, while viewing the design you like, you will see an [ADD TO BASKET] button. Input the exact number of cards that you need. Price shown is for each card. Quantity Discounts will appear in your basket.

I am trying to purchase the card, but it didn't ask me for my info, how do I customize the card?
After you purchase the design, i will email you for all the info to customize the card.

This is what sets me apart from 99% of the other online card companies. you are NOT alone in this process. you do not design the card, I DO. My designs are not templates where we just type in info and upload a pic. I personally design each and every card just for you. this means your text will fit, i will custom crop your photos to fit and offer FREE photo editing so your photos look their best.

I just placed my order, what happens next?
We will contact you within 24 hours and request the information to complete your order. You will then respond me with the applicable information and email me the photographs you want on your design. If you want, you are more then welcome to submit info on your own. See here for details: ordering process

Can I see a design before I pay?
I am sorry, but due to the time I spend on each design, especially during the holiday season, i can not design cards without purchase.

What makes your designs different then other online card companies?
Me! I do each card personally. a computer is not putting your design together I am. Unlike 99% of online companies, I will (at no extra cost) customize the wording and colors on your design for you. I can match your child's outfit or add polka dots instead of snowflakes :)

Do you offer digital files?
At this time, no. I do not sell my digital files.

The design i like has three photos, but i only have two pictures, will that work?
Again, because i work each card for you, i can usually customize a design to work with the amount of photos you have.

I had my photos taken by a professional photographer, can I scan them to use on the card?
Most photographers require a release to use/duplicate their images. Please check with your photographer for a release.

What is the printing process?
Photo paper cards are printed on FUJI Crystal Archive Paper and are printed at a professional photo lab. Unlike photos printed on an inkjet or laser printer, these photo cards will last a lifetime and not fade. Cardstock orders are press printed (not laser nor inkjet) on high quality cardstock.

I have my own wording I want to use. Do I have to use your wording or can I use my own?
All wording is completely customizable.

Will I see a proof before you print and send me my order?
Yes, I will send you a proof for approval prior to printing.

How long does it take before I see my proof?
Most orders have a proof within 48 hours. During Holiday season, this may go up to 72 hours.If you need your proof sooner, see below.

Time got away from me . . .do you offer rush service?
If time permits, we may be able to accomadate a "RUSH" order. rush orders have a $10 rush fee and we will have your proof within 24 hours, email me for details.

How long after I approve my order do you ship?
Orders are printed and shipped within 3 business days

What happens if I get my proof & I need to make changes.
A revision to your design is included in the purchase price. I ask that you take your time and make sure that everything on the card is correct so any and all changes can be done at once. multiple requests for revisions may incur a revision fee, depending upon the request.

What payment methods do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover through PayPal.

What shipping method is used? We use USPS Priority Mail shipping service (2-3 day standard delivery time).

Can you change my photographs to black and white?
Yes, we can change any color photos to black and white or sepia coloring.

My child has a scratch on her chin, can you fix that?
Yes, for no additional charge, minor airbrushing is included.