Saturday, January 19, 2013

{Invitations} We're "Diggin' " #3

Dean's THIRD birthday invitations are just about ready to be mailed out this upcoming week. My boy loves diggers, tractors, trucks, etc. and he chose diggers for his "loose" birthday theme this year. I'm NOT going crazy with this birthday theme. Subtle touches...that's it...ha!

I crafted a digger for the front of Dean's invitation using different scrapbooking papers. I found a clipart picture of a digger online and created a pattern by free-handing it. Then I traced the pattern onto the scrapbook paper, cut it out, and adhered the digger to the front of the invitation with double-sided tape. Simple.

I kept the inside simple with the party details on the left and a big picture of my little man on the right. A few weeks ago the weather was nice, so I drew a big 3 with sidewalk chalk on our outside patio and had Dean lie next to it. He cooperated, and I just love his cute smile in this picture!

I can't wait to celebrate this boy! Stay tuned for the details :-}

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

{Decorating} A Few Additions...

I recently added a few more touches to my little man's big boy room. First, a growth chart ruler made by Jeff Kunkle Home Remodeling and Repair. I was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest, and my ruler looks just like the inspiration picture. I just adore it!

I'm going to start marking my kids' heights on each of their birthdays starting on my son's third birthday next month.

Next hubby hung the old chalkboard that I used last year as a prop for Dean's second birthday pictures. It's cute, {and special because it was my grandmother's chalkboard} and Dean loves "chalking" ;-}

Lastly, I added this open frame to his shelf above his bed. I hung fishing line from some old nails already in the frame and then used mini clothespins to hang our Christmas card and Dean's Wilmington & Western RR ticket from this past Christmas season along with his 3rd birthday party invitation.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

{Birth Announcement} Drew Rebecca

Today I'm sharing my baby girl's birth announcement. Drew, my little sweetie. Have I mentioned how much fun I'm having with a baby girl in tow? Well, I am. Case in point...the sheer, shimmery glitter I added to highlight her name.

As a matter of fact, this is what my kitchen counter looked like as I allowed each announcement to dry and the glitter to set.

Karen Carpenter Photography took some beautiful newborn shots of my girl, and I chose one for her announcement. Below I included some other shots that Karen took of Drew.

Simple wrap labels helped complete the look I was going for...girly simple.

Karen does gorgeous work and has such a way with these teeny tiny babes. She is very patient and takes her time to capture the most perfect pictures for her clients. Thank you, baby whisperer! L.O.V.E!