Friday, February 12, 2010

Birthday Invitations

By now, the family should have all received their invites to J's party on Sunday. Yes, I realize that is Valentine's Day. But we either crashed Valentine's Day or the Super Bowl.

Obvious on what ranks higher priority huh?

No, I’m not salty. Or at least I am trying not to be salty. He’s a boy, and should probably learn early that sports will out rank most activities in life – especially when related to family gatherings.

The invites were late. My fault. I searched high & low to find cute Barney & or Elmo themed invites. Ones that I could have printed – so they looked professional. Only I didn’t have any luck finding ones I liked. And it is all about me, right?

Okay, so it is all about Jacob, but I wanted them to perfect.

So I spent days, creating the perfect invite.

I started with this…

But it wasn’t working for me.

So I created this…

Loved it!

Mr. M loved it!

Sent it to be printed at a local drug store.


It is set up for a 5x5, and did not translate to 5x7 well at all. They suggested reprinting on an 8x10, but that left all kinds of black space.

Looked into getting it printed by the company that owns the software I used. 3 to 5 business days. Did I mention, this was all done 2 weekends before his birthday party? Yeah, it was. Obviously I didn’t have 3 to 5 business days.

So I scrapped it and started over.

Here's what I came up with... Sorry it's so small, but Kodak via Target would not let me save it any larger...

In the end, I think what I created looks more professional, but I hate that it lost the party feel. Now it kind of looks like an announcement of sorts. Which I guess a party invite kind of is… But it isn’t exactly what I wanted… Which leads us back to “And it is all about me, right?”

Actually, this is about the invite... :)


  1. I like ALL THREE of the versions you came up with-- ya'll are so creative!

    Confessions From A Working Mom

  2. A KIDDIE ROLLER COASTER??? Are you kidding me? I didn't even know they made those things!

    I want, I want!

    Confessions From A Working Mom

  3. Ummm the Super Bowl would have won out at my house too. Valentine's Day always goes basically unoticed.