Meet Annabelle Buffy Durbin, FabSugar's cutie-pie, social butterfly Frenchie. Always the adorable center of attention, Annabelle's fourth birthday is on July 14 and Fab's throwing her a paw-ty next weekend.

She asked me to help with the the planning, so all this week I'm sharing the details with you. Consider hosting a party for your pet! Before we can talk doggie cupcakes, Fab has to send the invite.

To learn how I turned this picture of Annabelle into an emailable invitation, read more.



I started by dropping and dragging the image into Photoshop. Then, I cropped the image, cutting out the excess top and bottom. I copied and pasted it into a new larger window. From there, I added this text:

Annabelle Is Turning 4!

To celebrate she wants to give you a kiss at her birthday pawty!

Sunday, July 25, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
The Durbin Domaine, Oaktown

Please RSVP to FabSugar. Doggie BFs welcome!

With the eyedropper tool, I was able to change the color of the text to match Annabelle's lei. After getting Fab's stamp of approval, I saved the image as a jpeg, attached in an email, and sent. Have you ever hosted a birthday party for a pet?