Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Do the Hula

I can't believe that my oldest daughter will be 14 in two weeks. Time is going WAY too fast! This year she has chosen to have a birthday party at home with some of her friends. She chose the Luau theme. She let me design her invitations and this is what I came up with. Card stock colors are So Saffron, Pink Passion and Whisper White. Ink colors are Pink Passion, So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise. Stamps used are Big Deal Alphabet and the retired Island Blossoms. The front of the card has 3/4" cut off the bottom and a 1" piece is attached to the bottom layer to show on the front. This picture is my sample, but on the actual invitation I did cut the center out of the letter "a" in luau. It looks more professional. I had to make 14 invitations. That made a total of 56 letters to cut out and 14 flowers. I don't normally do this much cutting...lazy stamper, remember? But I did the cutting while watching TV and it wasn't so bad.

I didn't photo the inside of the card, but I printed all the party info on the computer before cutting my card stock. That makes it so much easier. I don't really enjoying handwriting invitations so I do them on the computer whenever possible. For these, I used a cute font called CK Surfer. I got it from one of my Creating Keepsakes journaling/scrapbooking programs.

Last night my youngest child, Matthew took a nasty fall off his bicycle. He was going off jumps at a neighbors house. Unfortunately, the poor kid did a face plant. After we got him cleaned up and had some dinner he started to get the chills and we worried about a concussion. So we took him to Urgent Care. He checked out fine, thank goodness. But what a sore looking face!


Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Love the invitation! Very cool! Sorry about your son's accident! Oh my goodness that looks painful!

Beckie said...

Poor Matt!!
I love the card...Hope Matt feels better soon!!

Wanda said...

Your card is adroable! Your son's face. . . OUCH! Poor little guy!

Pam Speidel said...

aLOHa! The invite is fabulous and very festive! Sounds like a FUN party! So sorry to hear about your son... and the photo...oh my! Hope he's on the mend now! yowch!

Anonymous said...

Ewww, looks like my son's face looked in Sept. It took about 4 months for the forehead lump to totally disappear!