. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Last minute birthday prep

July 17, 2014

Last minute birthday prep

 birthday chalkboard

Thank you so much for all your birthday wishes for our Addilyn!  I'm just about ready for jer birthday party on Saturday and am so excited to celebrate! This week I got one of my favorite things in the mail for her party.  This adorable chalkboard print.  Sweet Erica from Inspired by Above sent it to me and I feel quite lucky for her talents and gift.  

chalkboard print

Erica was wonderful and sweet to work with.  I sent her the information that I wanted on our poster and she quickly sent me a proof to review and I loved everything about it.  She mailed out my print and I taped it to a poster board to make it a little sturdier.  I'm so excited to display it at Addilyn's party and then hang it up in her bedroom.  

Erica is also super talented in making invitations, business cards, and all kinds of cute custom paper goods, like these bridesmaid cards and these vintage escort cards.  Check out her etsy shop here and follow her on instagram at @ibapapergoods.  Plus order any invitation before August 31 and get 20% off your purchase!

Thankful for Addilyn's birthday invitations.  I got my invitations from tiny prints, where I also got our birth announcements, Christmas cards and all the photo books I've made for Addilyn (Which I may have a problem because I have five up to month nine.  Yikes.) 

I picked these invitations and love them.  One of my favorite things about it is the back.  I also got these cute matching address labels to go with them.  I have had great experiences working with Tiny Prints.  Like the one time when I put the wrong birth weight on Addilyn's birth announcement.  They sent me a whole new set with the correct weight.  For free.  (Which had nothing to do with working with them through my blog. I called and the customer service rep didn't even know anything about our collaboration.  Just great customer service and maybe a little grace for a tired, new mama.)  

face cupcake toppers

I a little impressed with the outcome of this project.  I saw these little face cupcake toppers on etsy, but they were $18 for a file to download.  Thanks to a little help from Chris and photoshop, we made our own.  They took a little while to cut out but thankfully that cute little face made it bearable.  

I'm thankful I've worked on things for her awhile because I've really enjoyed it.  Can't wait to share more after her party!  Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Kayla MKOY said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That print is so stink in cute!!! :) yay! Cannot believe she's already a year old!

Liz said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Eeeek! So close to party time! Love the face you picked for her toppers, she is too cute! Can't wait to see pictures from the party! Enjoy yourself :)

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I just love that poster with all of her details on it! And those cupcake toppers are ridiculously cute. Can't wait to see more from her party!!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can't wait to see photos from the party! The cupcake toppers are the cutest!!

The Tiny Heart

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So many fun things! I love that chalkboard print. Have SOOOOO much fun!

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that print!! Have a great party!!

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That little chalkboard print is SO CUTE. Makes me wish I had a baby to buy one for! Maybe I'll just get one for myself.... ;)

Ms. Morgan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are adorable ideas. I don't have children myself but I'm certainly going to share these with friends/family whose little ones are reaching monumental ages.


J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love it all. I think I need a print like that for Ds bday!! So cute.

Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness, how cute!

The Cavallaro's said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It's so hard to believe that sweet little Addi is already a year old! Wow, time flies! I love when customer service reps are awesome, makes me really love the company even more (zulily sent me the wrong towel about a month ago and was so awesome about giving me my money back AND $10 extra for my hassle!)