Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Give me some H-E-L-P!

I worked on this all after-friggin'-noon. When I should have been doing laundry and the like. But, Baby B took a good nap, and this needed to get done because...um...the big day is less than 2 weeks away. Sigh.

I had to design it in Microsoft Word because I don't own Photoshop or inDesign or anything fancy that you designers do. (Though I wish I did...ADOBE, if you are listening, I would WELCOME donated copies to try out...hint, hint, hint.)

So here it is. The El Cheapo Way to make a birthday invitation...

It looks much better in person, non-pixilated and non-blurred (so you can't stalk me, of course).

It's simple, but effective. And I am totally coveting design software now.

BUT, I am totally open and welcoming to suggestions. I think it needs more. A polkadotty background maybe? Some clip art? What are your thoughts????

And I'm kind of theme-less at this point. Mama Faith did a darling primary color cupcake party and it was spectacular. Again, I welcome your polite suggestions on this matter.

Oh, and if you're Adobe and want to contact me about donating the above mentioned software, I'm at babblingabby(at)gmail(dot)com. :P

***Edited to add...please go visit a sorority sis of mine over at Maple & Shade for a great giveaway. This girl's got great style and talent!***

6 comments:

Amber said...

First birthdays are a lot of work! We just had 2 parties for Avery's first birthday. One was a monkey theme and one was a cowboy theme. I ordered the stuff from...hmm just forgot the name. I'll think of it and come back. I had Danielle (of the design girl) make my monkey invites b/c i didn't have time to. The cowboy invites were the ones that came with all the stuff. Don't stress too much. All He needs is the cake! :P

p.s can't you get a teacher's version of adobe?

Nat said...

I personally think it is adorable but then again I probably wouldn't even be able to make something that cute on word!!

The White Family said...

I love the green and blue and the polka dots! The pics are perfect too! You know I will create anything you want in indesign! I just don't think I can design, print, and ship them to you soon enough! Hit me up for next year- I will deliver them at the cabin :-)

Birthday parties have become overrated! Remember what your celebrating and make some memories! I wish I could be there! Give him lots of kisses on those cute little cheeks!

Blake's Momma said...

I'm not sure if you noticed but you won my giveaway! I posted it yesterday morning and then posted a big ole rant about healthcare right afterward so it kind of got buried. Anyway, congrats! Send me your addy to ashley(dot)arthur(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Blake's Momma said...

Oh, and good luck with the Bday party. I am already excited to throw one for my litte guy and he's only 5.5 months. Silly, right?
I'm in no hurry for him to grow up - I'm just excited about him destroying his cake.

I saw a Dr. Seuss theme that was cute.

Duet Diva said...

I love the invite. Can you believe Becks is almost one? WOW