Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Over the years I've blogged about my family, our adventures and the handmade items I design

I originally began this blog as a 'scrapbook' for our son Griffin.
Knowing how important documenting memories and having photos are I blogged often.
Currently my blog focuses on my handmade banners + confetti designs

If you have an interest in a custom banner, confetti or other party goods please contact me!
Browse through my posts and, you will find a category section to the right for easy navigation
If you are interested in a custom design ~ I would love to work with you!

You can click on any photo for a larger view
To see more items when you reach the bottom of the page click OLDER POSTS.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you have ~

My price list can be found here for easy reference

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Missy Made It!

Over the past 15+ years I have been incredibly blessed to have this online business I call Missy Made It! It allows me to be a stay/work-at-home Mom, have creative freedom, make wonderful friends and enjoy what I do!

With the encouragement of my amazing husband Mike, in the spring of 2013 it blossomed! What originally started all those years ago as a scrapbooking + paper piecing business suddenly became something more!

My creative focus is on designing custom party goods! I love designing custom banners, confetti, cupcake toppers, favor tags and more!

I sell locally in my small town in Virginia as well in my Etsy Shop

I've made an effort to make it easy to navigate my blog if you are looking for a specific party idea. At the top right you will find a category page. This includes a price list and the various party elements I design. If you have a specific theme in mind, please email me and we can discuss design! Email ~

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"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sylvia's {Disney Inspired} Princess Tea Party

Our friend Sylvia celebrated her 4th birthday with a Disney Princess Birthday Party.

When designing the custom banner for her party I decided to do a little something different. I added tulle to the paper to give it a three dimensional look

It was great fun making this for a very sweet little girl!

Another view

Up close of "Snow White" and "Sleeping Beauty"

Up close of "Sleeping Beauty", "Cinderella", and "Belle"

Up close of "Cinderella", "Belle" and "Tatiana"

Up close of "Belle", "Tatiana", and "Sophia"

Up close of "Tatiana" and "Sophia"

I also made matching 'princess' confetti

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Favorite Sports Team ~ College Or Professional ~ Virginia Tech Baby Shower Banner

What would be cuter than welcoming your new baby with a sports themed onesie banner. I can make this in your favorite college or professional team's colors. The examples shown here are for Virginia Tech

Let It Go ~ Frozen Birthday Party Banner

'Let It Go' ~ Frozen inspired birthday party banner! This would be a beautiful addition to your Frozen themed party!

Do You Want To Build A Snowman ~ Frozen Birthday Party Banner

'Do You Want To Build A Snowman' banner would be a great addition to your Frozen themed birthday party!

Sweet 16 Birthday Banner ~ Tiffany Blue Cowgirl Theme

Nicole will celebrate her 16th birthday with a cowgirl themed Sweet 16 banner!

Kelsey's Lego Friends Birthday Party

Kelsey celebrated her birthday with a Lego Friends party!

I made a custom banner, banner cake topper, favor tags, skittle treats and confetti for the celebration

Alesyn's Art Party

Alesyn celebrated her birthday with an art + painting party
I made a custom banner + confetti for the celebration

Sunflower Wedding Banners

My sunflower themed wedding banners would be a great addition to your event! My collection includes custom bride and groom name, Mr & Mrs and save the date!

Onesie Themed Baby Shower Banner + Confetti

My custom 'Onesie Themed' garland banner would be a great addition to your baby shower, mommy celebration, gender reveal party or nursery décor

Here you will see a zebra + hot pink banner, nautical anchor banner, sweet pink chevron, and even a camo theme!
Nick + Trudy are getting married ~ and I made a custom camoflauge and sunflower banner and confetti for them!

Custom Voting Paddles

I was excited when a large corporate customer contacted me about making voting paddles. A group of executives were coming to visit and the marketing team would be presenting ideas. The executives each received a group of paddles to rate the presented idea. I was extremely grateful for this opportunity

Fun Teacher Gifts ~ Beach Towel + Mason Jar

We had a few gifts to give at the end of the school and Awana year. I was inspired by a post on Pinterest.

The gifts include a beach towel, mason jar drink cup and lemonade packets. Fill the mason jar with lemonade packages and then take tulle or twine and tie the towel around it. I then added a custom flag tag to the straw

Custom Butterfly Birthday Banner

:et me customize a butterfly banner for your next celebration! Custom colors and the name of your choice!

Whale Banner For Birthday Party Or Baby Shower

My cute whale banner would be a wonderful addition to your birthday party, baby shower or room décor!

Troy's Bowling Party

Troy's Mom asked me to make custom favor tags for his bowling party

Lego Inspired Banner

My son Griffin loves Legos ~ so I decided to make him a banner for his bedroom

Krista Graduates High School!

Krista celebrated her high school graduation with a custom banner from Missy Made It!

Marie Graduates High School + USF Bound

Marie graduated from high school and now she is USF bound

I made two banners and cupcake toppers for the occasion

Samantha's College Graduation

Our friend Samantha recently graduated from college. She had a family celebration and I made a chevron celebration banner for the occasion.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

God Bless America Patriotic Banner

We had a Memorial Day party at our house and I wanted to make a decorative banner for our mantle. It's not often I make something for our house

I decided to make a three tier banner ~ God Bless America is the focal point and I then added a star garland and panels of red, white and blue

It added just the patriotic touch I was looking for!

Anna Kate's Jelly Bean Themed Birthday Party!

My friend Karen designed an amazing Jelly Bean birthday party for her daughter Anna Kate!

Look at this awesomeness!!
Click on the photo for a larger view!

I made a custom banner, candy bar sign and confetti for the occasion.

The amazing jelly bean birthday cake was designed and created by Karen of The Cupcakery

Harper's Minnie Mouse Banner!

Harper celebrated her 3rd birthday with a Minnie Mouse themed pary! I made a custom banner and matching confetti for the celebration!

Ladybug Baby Shower For Scarlett

It was a ladybug theme baby shower to welcome baby Scarlett ~ I made a custom banner for the occasion

Anna Kate's ~ Gymnastics Themed Cupcake Toppers

Anna Kate celebrated her birthday at gymnastics class. Her mom asked me to make gymnastics themed cupcake toppers.

The amazing cupcakes were made by her mom Karen of The Cupcakery

Wedding Banners!

I loooove making wedding banners and I have many different designs to choose from!

Tristan's Batman Themed Birthday Party!

Tristan celebrated his birthday with a Batman themed party!

I made a custom banner and matching confetti for the celebration

Coles 1st Birthday ~ Dinosaur Theme

Cole celebrated his first birthday with a dinosaur themed party!

I made a custom banner + matching confetti for the celebration!

Lisa Graduates From Nursing School

Lisa recently graduated from nursing school

I designed a custom banner and matching confetti for the celebration

Boots Or Bows Gender Reveal Party

Our friends Conard and Ashley recently had a 'Boots Or Bows' themed gender reveal party

I made a custom banner + matching confetti for the celebration

Emily's Minnie Themed Birthday Party

Emily celebrated her birthday with a Minnie themed birthday party!

I designed a banner for the occasion ~ her mother's Carolina created an awesome birthday party!

First Jr. Lego League!

My son Griffin was on the First Jr. Lego League team at our local YMCA (I was coach mom)

At the end of the season our team participated in an event at the Science Museum of Virginia

We made these sweet little give-a-ways to share with the participants and I made a custom gift bag for each boy on the team to thank them for a great season!

Teacher Appreciation Day ~ Paper Flowers

My friend Elaine asked me to make paper flower corsages for the teachers at her school for 'Teacher Appreciation Week'.

I so love teachers and I was delighted to do so!

Teacher Appreciation Day At GES

The amazing teachers at my son's school were recognized on 'Teacher Appreciation Day'.

I was asked to make a banner to display in the teacher's lounge

GES teachers are SUPER TEACHERS!!!

Conard Criss' Lightning McQueen Birthday Party!

Conard Criss celebrated his 2nd birthday with a Lightning McQueen birthday party

I made a banner and matching confetti for the occasion

Auburndale High School's 50th Class Reunion

My inlaws Bett and Tony graduated from Auburndale High School in 1964. They recently celebrated their 50th high school reunion. They were both on the planning committee and I was asked to make decorations for the event

I designed a banner and matching decorative signs to add to the flower arrangements

Monkey Themed Baby Shower ~ Promise Faith

My cousin Pam hosted a baby shower for her daughter Patience.

She asked me to make a monkey themed banner for the occasion. I designed this sweet monkey themed banner + confetti for the occasion

Emily's Owl Themed Birthday Party

Emily celebrated her birthday with an owl themed party!

I made a custom banner, cupcake toppers and confetti for the occasion