silas is actually going to turn one. as hard as i’ve been trying, he keeps getting older, darn kid! this year has been a quick but wonderful one with my boy, but i’ll save that for another sappy post of its own. i have had to accept the inevitable of him getting older because i have to plan fro his party! i just finished his invitations. ok, i actually only finished one to take a picture of, but i’m close! his party is going to be a carnival theme. my best friend and i both have baby boys that are turning one just a few days apart, so we’re doing the same party – me in california, her in oregon – and sharing all the decorations.
the invite was made with scrapbook supplies. i actually found this pennant paper in my stash then covered some of the girlier pieces with tiny triangles of paper, added the circles with the info stamped on it, and a couple other embellishments.
then i took the two sides of the invite i had made down to kinko’s and they helped me shrink them down and print them off. so what looks like a cute little scrapbook page is actually a copy of one! genius!
so….. i can’t take all (or any) of the credit on this one. nicole had already done her son’s invites and sent her’s to me so i could hack it up and make it my own. here’s what her’s looks like:
so fun, right? she is one crafty little girl. if only she would blog about all of her creativity you would get to enjoy her too! but blogging is the one thing she is TERRIBLE at. did you here that nicole? terrible! i do make her take pictures of everything she does and send them to me, so i’ll have to start sharing them with you too, for inspiration sake. and her husband just finished building them a beautiful new home that i want to give you all a virtual tour of, too. its incredible. ok, i’ve actually never been in it, but i’ve been around since it was in the early planning stages, actually since the dreaming stages, so i know just about every square foot of that place.
alrighty, got a bit off subject there, but i’m sure you understand! my parents just left this evening after a wonderful week of having them here, and my sister-in-law is on her way with her youngest daughter tonight while her older 2 kids are at camp. fun times ahead!