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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Baby Shower Invites

I have lived most of my adult life away from my family. I was born and raised in Lubbock. I moved away in September 1984 and only came back for a two, maybe three year time period while my children were young and I was still attending college. The rest of the time I allowed my status as a single parent dictate where we would live ... always chasing the mighty dollar so I could provide well for my children. Such is life!

I have missed numerous family events because of that. I could not afford plane tickets for a family of three so we learned of births and marriages through the eyes and voices of other family members willing to share the experience with us.

I am faced with the announcement one of my nephews is expecting his third child. I impulsively volunteered to make the baby shower invitations and birth announcements. I have always thought hand made invites and announcements top generic computer generated invites and announcements. Wouldn't you agree with me? :)

The request for the invites came as a surprise of sorts. It came on the heel of purchasing our first home! :) We are not doing the customary bank purchase but instead are buying my sister's rent house. Owner-financing! :) This is what Jay and I need in our life at the moment. We get to move in August 31st/September 1st. The baby shower is September 8th. Yes! We are packing right now! :-| I rushed to make the cards and am very pleased with how they came out. :) I had to share!

First, I used ... of course ... stamps from my favorite online store ... Raisin Boat. I used the set Loads of Love for the front of the invite and Goes with Hope Maternity Girl. The "baby" is an alphabet set I cannot remember for the life of me who from! All I CAN remember is that I bought it at Michael's ... maybe Hobby Lobby ... :-\ I desperately wanted to use real clothes pins but for the sake of bulkiness I held back. I did use the cutest twines! I made TWENTY of these! My first thought was to stamp the clothes pins on brown card stock and glue on to the original image. :-| I slapped that silly thought out of my head for the sake of timeliness! :) There are FIVE clothes pins on each of the invites.
Here is a close up of the invite.

Now to get back to packing. By the way, Saturday we are taking some boxes to the new place only because we have NO working room here anymore! One of the first things going over there ... my scrapbooking paper ... :-\ ... it keeps interfering with my packing! :( lol

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