Monday, January 10, 2011

Jillian's First Birthday Party - The Invitation

Good morning and happy Monday! Wow, it feels good just to sit down at the computer for moment and blog. I feel like my life has been on fast forward ever since Thanksgiving ended. Once Christmas was over for us, our crazy life did not finally slow down like every body else. I probably paused a moment to catch my breath from all the hustle and bustle that the Christmas holidays brings and jumped right into planning Jillian's first birthday party. I really wish I would of had more time to commit to planning her party, however in the end, I think it all turned out great. Every one had a great time, and most importantly, Jillian had a memorable first birthday. I plan on breaking down the big event into a series of posts, however, first things first, the invitation!!!


I ordered the invitation from Shutterfly and couldn't have been happier with the final result. All of my hard work in taking Jillian's monthly pictures paid off and the end result was this adorable invitation. One thing I did learn was that if you do plan on ordering invitations from Shutterfly, the turnaround time for regular shipping is at least ten days. Lesson learned for next year.

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21 comments :

  1. Oh!!! That turned out so cute! I love all the images that you used.

    I can't wait to see pictures from the BIG day:)

    Hope things slow down for you soon- HAPPY MONDAY!

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  2. How cute! What a great idea for an invitation!!

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  3. Adorable! Happy 1st Birthday sweet Jillian!

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  4. What a great invite Karen!! I think it came out so cute. It is an awesome way for Jillian to look back at her self when she is older. Looking forward to hearing about the party :)

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  5. super cute!!!! Cant wait to see the rest!

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  6. I used that same invite for my baby's 1st birthday - just put them in the mail today, in fact! Yours turned out great!

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  7. Those are too cute! I am throwing a cupcake themed baby shower next month!

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  8. Adorable! I love the idea of taking a picture like that each month! So so cute!

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  9. Super cute! Love the collection of 12 month shots! Hmmm, I wonder where else you can get invitations? Teehehe, just teasing!

    Looking forward to all the pictures! I bet y'all are worn out!

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  10. The invitations are adorable! You did a great job. Can't wait to see some pics of the birthday girl!

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  11. Adorable!! Can't wait to see your party pics too :)

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  12. Happy Birthday!

    What a sweet invitation.

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  13. This is so cute!!!! SO CUTE! What a great idea! Such a beauty.

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  14. LOVE the invite! So cute!

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  15. The invite turned out great! Makes all those monthly shots worth it!

    Can't wait to see the rest of the party details. Also, love your new look!

    Have a great night!

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  16. I love having all the photos of each month. They didn't have all these ideas out there in blog land (no such thing back then) when Caden was little.

    I just reread that and I sound old:( Caden is 16 yrs. old and we barely had the internet:) LOL!

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  17. It's me again - check out my post today. I left you a little something.

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  18. I *LOVE* that invitation, great job! XOXO ~Liz

    By the way, Jillian is such a beautiful baby girl! I "so" miss that age!

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