Every Photo Should Tell a Story....

....evoke an emotion.  I giggle with them, I watch them, I let them be, and the story unfolds.  Forever captured in that moment for you to cherish for a lifetime.  - Kim Kropke, owner of Laugh & Grow Press 
I love writing reviews about amazing products and so when Kim Kropke of Laugh & Grow Press contacted me I was delighted!  You see, Kim recently launched a rather large customizable template system called Simply Announcing which is geared toward the newborn photography community.  The design itself is clean, crisp and modern with the philosophy to focus on, and highlight, the photography and of course the clients' beautiful new little one.  And she's offering this amazing set plus anything and everything else on her site at 20% off for our readers!  Simply use code BPP20 on all of your favorites and enjoy the savings!
Simply Announcing was created on the idea that the star of any announcement is the lovely new addition to your client’s family, not the design itself.  What better way to do that than to feature and display your beautiful photography within a tasteful, meticulously thought out, crisp clean design?
Simply Announcing's 14 different template solutions allow for almost every photographer style and pose.  Within each template file you will find several layers of customizations for font treatment and design and border styles.  Mix and match by turning layers on and off creating endless design pairings.  This set includes 5 different brush sets, over 100 brushes in all, to customize the announcement for your client.  Adorable icon brushes to incorporate a possible theme, 3 different sets of alphabet brushes for a monogram look, and a set of banners and seals for decorative layering and so much more!  Carry the designing to the back of the card with a fully layered psd file of back patterns and colors.  Turn layers on and off to pair any of the patterns with one of the provided color layers, or create a color choice of you own.  All design elements are fully customizable from size to color and direction, making the possibilities endless!  Your clients have invested in you to preserve their memories of this beautiful time, there’s no doubt they’ll be Simply Announcing it to friends and family!
I had SO much fun designing some announcements using Simply Announcing (yep, a few of the ones above are mine), it was so incredibly easy to use!  Take a peek at the following video to see Kim explain just how simple this is...even someone just starting out in Photoshop (like me!) will be able to make beautiful announcements!
Kim also designs custom logos and branding, digital papers/backgrounds and brush sets.  You can find her work at the following locations:

Website:  Laugh & Grow Press
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LaughandGrowPress

Simply Announcing templates, brushes and patterns are compatible with Photoshop CS2 through CS6 and Photoshop Elements 10/11.

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