Today, this handsome little man turns eight.
My darling nephew has grown into such a sweet and caring boy who above all things, loves his sports. Soccer, baseball, basketball and football are all on the roster for this talented guy. As part of his birthday present from Nate and me, I created this fun poster filled with sports quotes and icons.
I developed my poster design skills while taking the Art of Poster Design Class by Jessica Sprague. In class, we created a poster similar to this, but I changed it to a sports theme for my cute nephew. While I haven’t made it through all the course content yet, I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve learned so far.
And while we’re on the topic of Caden and sports, I thought I’d share a sports themed book I wrote and designed as a present for him this past Christmas. You may recall the princess book I designed for my niece the prior year. Well, Caden was slightly envious of the book all about his sister and asked me if I could write one about him too. So being the awesome aunt that I am, that’s exactly what I did!
I wrote my storyline and then designed the book in Photoshop, using (mostly) supplies from Creativity by Crystal. I uploaded the finished book to Shutterfly to have it printed. I'm unable to share the Shutterfly link here because I wanted to blur out his full name on the cover, first page and last page. So I've loaded the pages images into Typepad's new gallery viewer, which you can view by clicking through the thumbnails at the top. While it's not as slick and seamless as viewing on Shutterfly, it saved me from creating a mile-long post full of images.
Note, I've noticed the images are a little slow to load, which is probably user error. I didn't take the time to optimize the images for the web, so they're slightly larger than they would normall be. Lesson learned for next time!
Happy Birthday to my favorite little man! :)