Sunday, June 16, 2013

Baby Fever {Shower Invites}

Well howdy everyone!
It's a Texas Summer alright, complete with humidity and West Nile Virus carrying mosquitos!
But, I like summer, yes I do.
Time to splash around in the pool and camp outs and fishing and well...you get the picture.
This week is my daughter's baby shower. I've been busy planning that and so many other things (as usual). But I wanted to share with you the cute invites I made. So simple and inexpensive.
I started off by buying and downloading a gorgeous digital paper pack from a wonderful blogger I admire over at 
I also got the fonts from her :)
She inspires me so much!
Here's what you'll need:

 paper cutter
white cardstock
pretty patterned paper
ribbon
edge punch
tape adhesive
I started off by designing my invite in publisher
I wanted it to be simple but classy
My daughter's nursery colors are soft green and yellow
I made the font in a soft grey
and the baby carriage is a clip art
When I was satisfied I printed it on my cardstock
and cut it with my paper cutter
I then punch rounded my corners
I sized it so that it would be slightly smaller than the patterned paper
The patterned paper was cut so it could fit in some envelopes I had on hand.
Then I simply cut some ribbon, made the little bow and glued it with a glue pen onto the cardstock.

 I did the little registry tags on publisher as well on business card paper :)
the font is called "fancy" font from Jones Design Co.
(I blurred out my personal info)
Sweet and classy :)
like my daughter
and her baby...

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guess what?
I'm giving away a wonderful prize for July!
A super great way to keep yourself organized!

Thirty One Family Hang Up Organizer 
(Shown in Grey Pin Dots

Click on an image below to see a larger view.

Grey Pin Dots

Hang-Up Family Organizer

Item Code: 4124
$25.00
Approx. 33.5”H x 13.25”W
This can easily hang on a wall or door to store magazines, homework, mail and more. It has five pockets and two grommets for easy hang-up. 

Isn't it cool?
The winner's will have the words "Family Plan" embroidered on the top. 
What a great way to keep all your summer plans in check.
Brought to you by lil ole me :)
This post is not sponsored by anyone. But I sure would like it if you comment below by telling me what you like about my baby shower invites :)
That will get you one entry.
Post this giveaway on your facebook page, leave your link in a comment and that gets you 2 entries.
Pin my baby shower invites onto your Pinterest board and leave your link in a comment, that's another 2 entries :)
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the deets
giveaway ends on July 28, 2013 at 10 CDT
open to residents of the continental US only
I must be able to reach you if you are the winner
if the winner can't be reached within 5 days, I'll have to choose a new winner
winner chosen by random.org
Bon chance!
 Patty

Monday, June 3, 2013

Memorial Day Trip - Corpus Christi

Happy Memorial Day a week later! Ha!
First off, let me announce the winner of the May giveaway-drum roll....
Lauri H. comment #6! Please contact me to claim your prize.
The rest of you don't despair there is a June giveaway coming up. 
I've been super, duper busy and pretty much slacking on my blog posts. But no more!
I had a great time down in Corpus Christi and South Texas visiting family and relaxing by the beach.
Here's our weekend vacay in pictures:

 We stayed at the Omni Hotel




 Bestest Friends
 my sweet little guy and me
 This cutie was posing for us :)
 We even had some time to sight see. We went to the USS Lexington
 And had a chance to see some awesome WWII planes







and of course, act silly!

But the best thing of all was seeing my granma again! These times with her are priceless.


So that was my Memorial Day weekend. 
How was yours?

xoxo 
Patty

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