I have been looking forward to hosting A's baby shower for a long time. Finally the time has come! I had planned on a subtle alligator theme with greens and blues for the color palette with a hint of peach thrown in. I know it sounds like an odd color combo, but I saw this flower arrangement in the Feb 2010 Living magazine and was inspired. Alas, it didn't inspire me enough because when it came to the invitation I completely stalled out. I had a vision in my mind, but couldn't execute. I couldn't find or create any cute enough alligator images. All the images that had looked so sweet before now looked substandard with my newly critical eye. Time passed and I started to panic. It wasn't until I decided to switch to a bunny theme that I was able to come up with an invitation design.
I typically use Microsoft Power Point to create my cards and printables, but this time I used Adobe Illustrator, which was both incredibly frustrating and powerful for an AI beginner. The little bunny I actually created myself instead of snagging the image from the web. The color palette was also changed with the theme to be baby blue and white with a hint of soft pink.
When mailing the invites I thought I would get cute and turn the orientation of the address labels sideways. Little did I know this would be a costly mistake. Who knew I would get all my invitations returned to me and end up paying an extra 20 cents per envelope. I guess I learned my lesson.