December 28, 2011

Striped Baby Boy Photo Birth Announcement - {Free Photo Birth Announcement}

This is another announcement (4x6) that I made a few years ago and just forgot about. I think the thing I like the most about this design is the colorful stripes in the middle of the page.

I found the picture of the little guy on the Internets. But I am sure that you could recreate this picture pretty easily at home. Maybe Michelle might be willing to do a post about DIY baby photography.

baby boy birth announcement colorful

The only thing you need to do is customize the babies information. It really shouldn't take more than 15 minutes for you to start and complete this little announcement.

After you download the PSD file you'll need to download the fonts I used. The two fonts for the announcement are Halo Handletter and Geo Sans Light. Both are downloadable from DaFonts.com

*click on the picture to be linked to the download page.

Halo Handletter


Geo Sans Light

If you have any problems feel free to email me and I will gladly help. (lovinglifedesigns@gmail.com)

*Remember Loving Life downloads are for followers only. We ask that if you download our creations that you become a follower, it only takes a second. Thanks.



December 16, 2011

Simple Scalloped Edge Birth Announcement - {Free Birth Announcement}

I told you we would be back soon.

Today I have a simple birth announcement (4x6) I made a few years ago and forgot about until today. I really love how elegant the scalloped edges make the announcement look. One of the things I like about this announcement is that you can use a picture you took while in the hospital. I used a picture of my little one when she was 24 hours old and felt like it was just a perfect picture for the announcement (the date says 2011, but my little one was born in 2006 - I can't believe I'll be having a 5 year old in 4 days)

I have 3 colors for you to choose from yellow, pink and blue. Personally the yellow is my favorite look.

free yellow birth announcement

free pink birth announcement
free blue birth announcement

This announcement requires a few steps but it shouldn't take you more that 15 minutes TOPS to start and finish the file.

First things first you need to download the font I used for the text and install it. 

click the image to be linked to the fonts download
Once you've installed the font edit your text.

The next thing you want to do is replace my kids picture with yours. If you're not a pro it might take a try or two but I'm sure you'll do just fine. I have guides in place so you can line your picture up perfectly with the scalloped border. This is how I made my original picture fit in the space.

Original image

1. Open your original picture and copy/drag it into the announcements file.
2. Re-size and position it where you want it within the guidelines.

how to add a picture to birth announcement

3. Select the rectangle marquee too (m) and create a rectangle the size of the guides.

how to add a picture to birth announcement

4. Right click and select layer via copy - this will create a new image layer from within the dancing ants.

how to add a picture to birth announcement

5. Delete your original picture layer.

how to add a picture to birth announcement

6. Voila, you have done it.

Last thing to do is save the file and then get it printed. 

I would like to mention that the flowers I used in the file were created by jen of pixels and ice cream.

If you have any problems feel free to email me and I will gladly help. (lovinglifedesigns@gmail.com)

*Remember Loving Life downloads are for followers only. We ask that if you download our creations that you become a follower, it only takes a second. Thanks.






December 12, 2011

sorry for the lack of posts...

It's been a bit of a hectic time for the two of us. We took a hiatus for Thanksgiving and then the week after we went on vacation (got to see one another, that was fun) and then both proceeded to get sick (including both our little families) after the vacation. We've not really had too much time nor too much energy the last few weeks to do any post.

No worries we'll be back soon.