Don't use free clipart for your brand mascot. Think about it - do you want everyone else in the world using the same cartoon character you are? If you go the clipart route to save money, instead of having a custom character designed for you, be sure to go to one of the clipart developers that specialize in brand mascots so the character you choose is not in the public domain where anyone can use it for free. A good site for royalty free brand mascots is Toons4biz.com.
When you throw a baby shower, it's really great to get a nice theme going. I find the easiest way to do this is to find some baby shower clipart that looks great, but isn't too complicated.
Into making your own party invitations? Find some Cinderella castle clipart and print those pictures out. Color them in and paste them onto construction paper cards. The Cinderella castle clipart can be found free online and all you have to do is print it, color it and glue it to make your very own birthday invitation. Fill in the party date, time and place...and of course, mark down the reason...you've just made a unique party invitation. Make sure to make an extra one for your little girls scrapbook!