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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Birthday invitations and BLOG CANDY!!!

This year my little baby is turning 9!!! Seems like just yesterday that we were in a panic when he decided he wanted to arrive early. Not just a few days early, no just a few weeks, a few months early! He arrived 12 1/2 weeks early weighing 2 lb. 9 oz. and his Daddy's wedding ring used to slide right over his little hand and he wore it like a bracelet. He's independent, loving, has a mind of his own sometimes, but is a good kid who loves his family. He also loves to get mail, see details below.

Tristan (named after Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall) is big into sports. We play football and travel baseball right now so our weekends are usually consumed by running him all over. I let him pick out what types of things he wanted on his invitations this year which I made postcard style (I didn't photo the back of it which was just printed on the computer).

He picked out this cute owl I just got from Pink Cat Studios called Q.T. Hooty Owl along with the colors of the football team he plays for. I printed out the "9" on the computer and then used my Just Rite little letter stamps to stamp the announcement. I found after playing with my self-inker that the little letters do not work well in that but perfectly in the wood stamper. I love the possibilities with the little letters and can't wait to play more with it!

Tristan loves to receive mail so I thought it would be fun for him to receive some fun mail. If you want to participate you can do one of two things, or both if you wish. 1. Post a birthday card along with a birthday wish for him on this post and you will be entered to win the blog candy below (more to be added). 2. If you want him to receive some happy snail mail, e-mail me at khhoward@bellsouth.net and I will give you the mailing info. Each one will get a chance to win.

Contest will end September 23, 2008 and all enteries must be received by then. I will have Tristan pick a winner and post it by the following day.

Blog candy includes: Stampin' Up! Navy Blue 6 x 6 album with package of refills, new cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, Making Memories goodies and more to be added.


Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

This is such a fun idea...I e-mailed you!

Tanis said...

Woo hoo :)
I love that swiss dots folder.
And a 6x6 album yet??
Thanks Kim!
Good luck everyone!

Tanis said...

Oh, I forgot to say SUPER cute invites!! What a great celebration - incredible that a baby can be so so tiny!
I'll email you for your address....real mail is SO much more fun!

Tanis said...


(I think we're supposed to include a link to a bd card.....here's one that he might like!)

Sorry for the multiple posts!!


Stefanie said...

Wow! A big happy birthday to Tristan!!

I love your card too. That owl is too cute.

Stampingcaz said...

Happy Birthday to Tristan... LOVE Brad in Legands of the fall.... great film.

PS I#ll try to make a card and come back!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Tristan. Hope he has a great fun celebration!


Robin Merriman said...

Very fun idea. I hope Tristan has a wonderful birthday!

rozie640 said...

The invitation is adorable, love the colors too!! Oh my gosh, Legends of the Fall is in my top 5 all time movies, I hope Tristan understands when women smile just at the sound of his name!!! Great blog candy, I truly hope this is a birthday he is going to remember.

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