Thursday, April 26, 2012

Birthday Girl

Grace, my pride and joy and my reason for waking up with a smile every morning, will be 1 year old on Saturday.  I can't believe how quickly the time flew by!  Part of me is sad that I'll never get those tiny-baby-cuddle moments back.  But mostly I am blown away by the spunky personality my girl has developed and can't wait to see who she grows into!  I always knew that I would love being a mom.  But I had no idea how much!  I am in awe of her at every moment, and miss her when I am away from her for an hour!

For this reason, we are going all out for her first birthday!  No pony rides or anything, but we feel like this day is a pretty big deal!  I made her invitations and everything else, including her dress the banner and the cake, are coordinated to match!  My husband (the food crafter in the house!) is making her cake and I am making a cake topper using my Cricut as well as a banner.

Today I am sharing with you the invites that I made.

I made these before I owned a Cricut, so everything is hand cut using a template printed from the Internet.  To make the owl I just traced the outline, then cut away the outside of my template and traced the abdomen, then cut out one eye and traced that, and so on. The flourish that he is standing on was cut with my Sizzix, though.  It is a bit time consuming to hand-cut the pieces, but once I get a sample made up I turn it into an assembly line process and get my hubby to help!  The polka dot papers are all Bo Bunny, which are some of my favorites!

Well, that is it for today.  Now to finish the preparations for the big day!  I will be back Monday with some pictures of the banner as well as all the fun!  Have a great weekend!


  1. Be sure to share photos of her dress, too!

  2. OMG- the invites are great! Good work, and Happy Birthday to your little Girl!