Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1st Birthday Invitations

Hi guys,

I have been very quiet the last month or so that's because not only have I been working ridiculous hours but my little girl had surgery 2 weeks ago. She has an eye condition known as congenital esotropia which means her eyes turn too far inwards and don't work together. Because hers were quiet severe surgery was recommended asap. So we forked out the money (Thanks mum and dad) for her to have it done. I thought I'd share a few photos of her cos who doesn't love photos of kids??

Here is a photo of her in her gown just before the surgery. You can see that her right (your left) eye is turned in and the other is veering in. This happened all the time. I have alot of photos where you can see it more prominently

Here's a photo taken last weekend after shes started recovering from the surgery. Her eyes are looking great and it has made such a difference to her. Before she was crawling but was a little uncoordinated now she just flies, she also has started getting into and up things (like our 15 stairs) so it has made a real difference. One of her eyes is drifting a little. We are hoping it doesn't drift anymore otherwise she may need another surgery in the future but for the moment we are so happy and proud of her.

Ok now onto the fun stuff... Stamping! Apart from the surgery I have also been working on my little girls birthday invitations. I can't believe she will be 1 in less than a month! Crazy how quickly time flies! I made 35 birthday invitations (And still didnt have enough for everyone). I decided to make it a butterfly theme so she has gorgeous butterfly invites and will have a matching cake and lolly boxes which I will share with you later on.

I decided to use Melon Mambo, One of our new In Colours and will be a permanent colour as of September teamed with Regal Rose and Orchid Opulence (Which will leave us in September *tear*) to make her invites and really love the colour combo. I am going to try and continue this colour theme throughout the birthday party!

Here is the invite up close. I used flight of the butterfly and butterfly prints (From the summer mini) to do the stamping. I also used polka dot bg stamp and It's your birthday for the look who's turning one! (Thanks Tracey Eaton) Also how beautiful is the new In Colour ribbon?? It's my new favourite product cos you can use either side!

Here is the inside. I finished it off with more butterflies!

Stamp Sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Butterfly Prints*, It's your birthday, Polka Dot BG
Ink: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Orchid Opulence
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Orchid Opulence
Accessories: 1 3/8" and 1 1/2" circle punches, Melon Mambo ribbon, dimensionals

Thanks for looking


Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous - Just like your beautiful little girl! Hope you all have a great party :)

Sam said...

wow what a difference in her eyes Dan just from the photos...she's such a happy lil girl...she's beautiful...loving the invites got a talent thats for sure!

Sam (Borg) xx

kari said...

Gorgeous! Both Riley and the invites! :)

Anthonette said...

Hi Dani,
I remember when you announced you were pregnant. I can't believe your daughter is almost 1. I'm glad her surgery went well. Her eyes look great. A butterfly theme is perfect. I loved the invite you designed!

Kylie S said...

Gorgeous Dani! And snap....I was planning on doing butterflies for Miss M's 1st Birthday. LOL Now I need to work out how to make her a butterfly cake!

Jeane Manurung said...

wow...look at the difference. glad that the surgery went well!
Brave girl, Riley!!
beautiful invitation, dani!!

1st Birthday Photo Invites said...

That was so lovely, red with purple ribbon.