Wednesday, August 12, 2009

three months in the making

It took me an entire three months, but I finally finished and sent out Birdie's birth announcements.

Each card came with a DVD of this video.



The Meeker Family Film

I love the way they turned out, but honestly, next time I'm just going to go to Paper Source, sit down at their humongous design books and pick one to be printed. That is, if there is a next time.

Sometimes I hate that I have such definite ideas of what I want. Things rarely turn out as good as they look in my brain, but this time, with the help of a great photographer, videographer and graphic designer, I was able to get exactly what I had imagined.

Turn the sound up on your computer to watch the video. I really dig this song.

24 comments:

Shelley said...

Yeah! I'm the first comment, there's just something about being first. Ok, that video and the announcements were a little bit too much, don't ya think? I mean a video? j/k it was amazing!! Would we expect anything less? Give a peck to the little chicky for me!

the emily said...

oh. my. gosh. that was incredible! I LOVED that video. It looks like such a fun day. I swear my husband would rather die than do something like that, and yours is such a good sport! You look BEAUTIFUL and your family is just so happy. Thanks for sharing. Really.

Laura said...

Too cute! The time, the talent! that was just wonderfully uplifting. I feel thankful that I could be a spectator. And give that sweet little princess a kiss... I do love babies.

Postcards and Coasters said...

You are one creative chick! I bet you drive yourself crazy with all of those ideas! :)

margie said...

LOVE...

Lesley said...

Your family is adorable! I am a huge fan of Tara Whitney and Michel Sandy.

lulusparkles said...

totally awesome, you are cooler than cool.
gorgeous family!!

DomestiKatie. said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
i want to be april meeker when i "grow" up.

stephanie said...

just beautiful...thanks for sharing!

forrestina vintage said...

well worth the time and effort--that is just a lovely video to cherish. your family is beautiful--congrats and much happiness to you all. oxo

Amy said...

I saw this at Margie's house and then had to watch it again here... love it! Such a darling family! I love Thom's cape!

Laura said...

Are you kidding me??????
Luke is three and I have yet to send out announcements
that was so beautiful
I am always so impressed and insanely jealous of your beauty, family, and eye for perfect detail

you amaze me

the smiths said...

this gave me the chills it is so beautiful. your family is gorgeous. and i long for a video just like this!

clare b said...

I didn't feel quite so far away - being able to watch you all together. Such a beautiful film. I loved it. Amelie looks truly adorable. Oh - and how good does your hair look! WOW ... I sooo want yr hair. :) xxx

Splendid Things said...

wow! that is fabulous! i love it! thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Yay! I can finally show it off on my blog too. :)
xoxo
Tara

Anonymous said...

Lovely video - came here via Tara's blog. Just wanted to say lovely video, lovely family. And ask if you could oh so kindly share where the video was taken - pretty please ;)

Kris said...

Hi! Arrived via Tara's blog as well. Your family is beautiful and congratulations on the new baby!! I read on your etsy profile that you guys are also adopting from China. Are you still in?! My husband and I have been "in line" for over 3 years (May 2006)--so we're getting closer...but so slowly!!! Best wishes to all!!

Kris
Burbank, CA

Elizabeth said...

You're so talented. The invitation and the video are just priceless. Thank you for sharing it with your blogger friends!

And that baby of yours is delicious.

kelly lynn creations said...

I love your announcement. Great colors and a beautiful design!

All About Amelia said...

it won't let me view it - any ideas??

Anne Thompson said...

Found you on Tara's blog as well! You're family is gorgeous : ) What a beautiful video. I had fun looking round your blog. That pomegranate stamp was awesome for your jams :) Anne

elizabeth said...

LOVe this video. Friends of Margie and she showed me your blog... you've got some serious talent girl!

love your little birdie!

annie said...

Love it! The video was amazing. I really like that song too. Amelie is a sweetie.