Tuesday, March 22, 2011

When your sister is preggers, a baby shower is in order...

My oldest sister holds the honor of bringing my mother her first grandchild...oh, if only you could see the excitement that IS my mom these days :).  My older sister and I have the honor of throwing Melissa her family and family friends baby shower.  I couldn't be happier!  I love throwing a good party!  I figured I'd share with you the invitations that I made after seeing them in cyber world and instantly thinking, "Those scream Melissa!"
(I took off some intrusive information from the invite so the holes that you see are where that information once lived)
So here's the skinny: they're not finding out the sex of the baby so a unisex theme was in order (hence no blue or pink).  I came across this invitation on a website and I was lucky enough to be able to save the picture to my computer (normally, that doesn't happen for this very reason).  I then went into Picasa, cropped the "Here Comes Trouble" part and used it for my invite.  After I had finished the design, I took the invites to Kinkos and had them printed off.  Lastly, I ordered red envelopes from Amazon to match.  All in all, I love the outcome and the price tag was MUCH friendlier to me than it could have been!

I think I annoyed my sister by repeatedly asking her if I could include this in with her invitation.  I'm a teacher who is getting her certification to be a reading specialist...I love children's books (and really so does my sister)!  I also included this because it's something that I hope happens when I have a little bun in my own oven ;).

I'll keep you posted on all the details as they come unraveled.


  1. I didn't know Melissa was pregnant! That's so exciting! I love the invites.

  2. Congrats to your sister! I love the idea of books. :)

  3. I love the invites!! As always you are the creative one.


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