Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Zoe.

Zoe is turning 8.  My baby girl is turning 8!  While some people will tell me "just wait until..."  this is the season of life that I'm in right now.  Getting pregnant with Zoe is a long story that I'm not going to go into here, just know that a very hard-sought baby came in the wonderful world of my sweet little bundle of blue-eyed bouncing energetic and very helpful joy that is my stb 8 year old daughter. :)

When I asked Zoe what type of birthday party she wanted this year, I was told.. "ugh, I don't know." in that uber-dramatic preteen way.  yay.  hormones starting already.  this is going to be fuuuuuuun.  I, in hopes that she would hold on to her youth just a little while longer, suggested a fairy themed party.  At first I got the eye roll, but then she started thinking about it when I worded the invitations.  She fell in love with the idea!  I'm so excited, because I love the idea of fairies.  Secretly I always have, not to the point of collecting them, but I've always liked that fairy (ha!) tale part of our heritage.

So, we're starting with the invitations.   No, they're not messed up, I have blocked out my address and phone number.

I printed them on a parchment type paper and I inked around the edge with Stampin' Up's river rock (I became a consultant for the discount.  Shameless plug- if you want anything, let me know) and sprayed them with my champagne shimmer spray.  I repeated both steps on both sides.

Then, I rolled it up, wrapped it with a ribbon and sprayed down a butterfly from Michaels (pack of 12 in the floral section)  with a purple shimmer spray I made (as long as there is metallic paint, you can make this!) and tucked in the butterfly.

We're hand-delivering them on Saturday during our walk with our new puppy.

I have more party stuff coming! and check it- I didn't use my cricut!  (yet).


  1. Oh my! What a lucky girl Zoe is! Such an awesome invite! I think mine where made with crayon on construction paper. LOL! Love it!

  2. LOL Tangee you're too funny! I am super OCD so I want to have everything "just so". :)

    Thank you! She's one of 6 lights of my life- 5 kids and 1 hubby. :D