January 26, 2009

Baby Birthday



It's party planning madness around here. I whipped these up the other night for B's one year birthday party. I can't believe he will be one! He's getting to be such a big boy now & if I think about it too much I get really sad. The other day he sat at a little picnic table & ate a snack with 4 other kids. Didn't take theirs, didn't get down before he was done, didn't fling his food off the table...I cried myself to sleep that night.

For this super simple invite I chose a photo & resized it to the size of a 35 mm negative, then made a sheet of the image in Photoshop (since I can't make real contact sheets anymore). Then I designed the invite in Photoshop & printed them on my Epson 2200 with paper I had left over from a Gocco project. A little double stick tape to fasten the image & voila!

I love projects like these because they don't take long & I can put them together in front of the TV. And a paper invite is so much more fun to get than an email, don't you think?

7 comments:

Stef said...

he's ONE?! When did a whole year go by? Happy birthday!

Katherine said...

it's hard to remember to do, but cherish every moment! today my son is turning five, and i am wondering where the time is going! it seems like i was just planning HIS first birthday!

Jordan said...

raya...i wish we could be there, if only we lived closer! then every day could be like sunday when you just "happened" upon the bartletts when out and about.

Jordan said...

oh yes, these invited are SO cute! love, hope

bridal buzz said...

Oh, they are adorable! I absolutely love the simplicity of the invite, along with that adorable picture!

Michael + Anna Costa said...

I can't believe he's already one! Funny story, Kenny Kim saw me at the Imaging USA convention and was like, "Congrats on your baby!" (He thought that I was you!!) haha

Jessica said...

Longtime lurker but yes! Paper invites vs. email! :) Happy birthday to your little guy! Mine is turning six in May and I can NOT believe it.