Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Off Topic - Sometimes I Just Can't Help Myself

I don't usually get off topic on my blogs. I usually stick with my typical professional articles keeping my private life separate. But sometimes, I really want to share something off topic with my blogging buddies.

My little girl, my one and only child, is turning 9 this month. Where has the time gone? Lucky for me she still likes girly stuff, but I've found I need to make some of her things more "grown-up". For example, for her birthday party she is inviting her 4 best friends over for a sleepover with a fairy theme - fairy tea party, fairy hunt at dusk with cameras, fairy jewelry making, etc. So instead of the normal little girl invitations I used to make, I have had to make some big girl, pre-teen sensation invitations.

So here you are, a couple of the invitations I made for my daughter's 9th birthday party incorporating my scrapbook hobby. Each one was a little different. These scans don't show the shimmer and subtle sparkles, but you get the idea. The quote reads "Come fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame" - William Butler Yeats. I'm a sucker for good quotes, and I love Yeats. I am super weird about safety, so I've blurred some of the info - there's no need to rush to the eye doctor.


  1. These are beautiful!!! You've done a really nice job. I have two girly birthday's this month too. One will be 6 and the other 3. My daughter turning 6 is out of the Dora stage but the 3 year old isn't. Since they celebrate together, that makes it really hard to plan. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your site because the fairy theme will work for both of them! YIPPEE!
    God bless,

  2. They look fantastic! Very grown up, yet girly. :)


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