Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Invitation

We really like parties and birthdays at our house so a birthday party is twice the fun for us.  This being the case we usually have our own ideas of what we want that we can't find at a store.  So, I got Photoshop Elements from my parents for my birthday and soon after started teaching myself how to use it so that I can make our own invitations, announcements, and cards.  

This is my first project-- a green eggs and ham birthday invitation for Steven's 2nd birthday.   It took me over a month to learn the program, design the invitation, and help from Patrick and Cheryl to print them before we got the end result.  But, it was worth it when Steven saw it and with a giggle exclaimed, "Sam!"  Charlton read Green Eggs and Ham to Steven every night for at least 2 months without missing one.  It's still his favorite but he has branched out a little and is also totally obsessed with The Cat And The Hat and One Fish Two Fish.  He is a Dr. Seuss fanactic!

Front Cover:
I am Two.  Two I am.  Do you like green eggs and ham?
Steven Mark is turning two.  He is very fond of you.  
Would you come and help him do the thing to do when turning two? (Charlton came up with these two lines-- aren't they great?!)

Would you like them here?
You would not like them anywhere?


Sara Carolina said...

I LOVE this invitation and wish I had come up with this idea. It is brilliant. We have the Spanish version of Green Eggs and Ham (Huevos Verdes con Jamon) and we read it to Isabella every day for about 2-3 months as well when she was around 2 1/2. My in-laws would even read it to her even though the don't really speak Spanish but she was so insistent about it. Happy birthday to Steven!!

Anonymous said...

Steven your birthday party was perfect! We had so much fun watching you and seeing your excitement over all your friends, presents and just being 2.

Love you so much.


~the eight of us~ said...

You did a great job on the invitations ... Dr. Suess does have some great books.

~Happy Birthday Steven~

Kristin F Johnston said...

Y'all are so creative! Awesome invitations! Looking forward to seeing the Wimberly's this month

Hooked on Fishing said...

Great invitation... Angela got the photoshop elements a while back and has since become addicted to it... I bet she spends at least an hour or two everyday playing with it.... Looks like your not far behind!

Kimberly Davis said...

The invitation was creative and cute, Laura. You are creating so many fun memories for Steven.

Happy 2nd Birthday!