Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Cub Scout Pinewood Derby - Tigers!

We had so much fun at the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. Our Tiger did a great job making his car!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Butterfly & Dragonfly Thank You Tags.

My friend Sybil asked me to make thank you tags for her baby shower this weekend.

This is what I came up with ...

Her theme is spring and she wanted to use butterflies & dragonflies. Using the purples and yellow colors of her choice I came up with these.

On the one side it is blank with a Thank You sentiment.

On the other side I incorporated the butterfly and dragonfly adding a flower to bring them all together.

I had such FUN making these! I might even make some for my store!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Snow Covered Fort Griffin!

A snow covered Fort Griffin!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Griffin & Sam.

Griffin is feeling better so his friend Sam came over. They enjoyed playing together outside for awhile and are now both snuggled on the couch with blankets watching Open Season. I love snow days!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Very Pink.

It was feeling very pink in my house today as I finished up two custom embellishment orders.

I made these for a customer having a Paris themed birthday party. Her order included crowns and fleur-de-lis in pinks, black, sparkles and glitter!

I also created two dozen paper tag embellishments for another customer. She is having a Barbie inspired birthday party for her daughter and she thought my "Silhouette Girls" would fit right in. She will be using these as cupcake toppers.

Over the past 14 years I have totally been into creating my handmade paper embellishments for scrapbooking. Lately my paper embellishments have been used in party planning ... I absolutely LOVE knowing my little handmade creations will be included in happy & celebratory occasions.

The best part? I'm LOVING the fact I can create custom colors and selections for those who would like them.

I LOVE CUSTOM ORDERS!! Visit me at if you are planning a party or would like to incorporate my handmade paper embellishments in any creative occasion!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day ... a day full of love, flowers, chocolates and sweets!

My sweet boys gave me this beautiful bouquet of flowers today

Aren't they pretty? I think so. And I arranged them in this lovely pitcher I found years ago in the mountains of North Carolina.

Griffin will be sharing these darling heart lollipop bouquets with his classmates today

I think they are so cute. And different. He's also giving out his Transformer Valentine's Day cards too.

Make sure to take the time today to tell those you love that you {LOVE} them!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

You Are You.

This is one of my favortie sayings ...

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Raising His Hand.

Occasionally someone says something about your child that just brings happiness to your heart. Griffin has been working really hard on raising his hand, waiting his turn and not blurting out. Today his Cub Scout leader told me he noticed how well Griffin was doing with these things after our trip to the fire station. That just makes me happy. =)

Paper Flowers & Butterflies

My friend Sybil came over the other day and we whipped together some paper flowers and butterflies for baby shower invitations she wanted to create.

She added them to these darling cards, accenting them with a pearl to create very sweet and unique invitations.

She did such a great job!!

If you have a party, shower or any other creative event (even scrapbooking!) in your future stop by for your paper embellishment supplies!!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Happy 7th Birthday Griffin!

Today this guy is seven years old ...

It's just so hard to believe he is 7 today.

It seems just like yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital.

I would like to share with you some things our seven-year-old enjoys.

* He's a Tiger Cub Scout and LOVES every single minute of it

* He's completely and totally into Transformers ~ Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are his two favorites

* His second favorite toy is Legos and enjoys creating new things all the time

* He draws all the time ... mostly Transformers

* He LOVES to read ~ his favorites are anything related to the body, dinosaurs and dragons

* Scooby Doo, Ninjago, Monster Bug Wars, America Funniest Videos and Billy the Exterminator are his favorite TV programs

* His favorite food is macoroni and cheese

* His favorite color is orange

* His favorite drink is 7-Up

* His favorite candy is KitKats

* His favorite snack is a Lunchable

* His favorite outdoor winter activity is swinging

He is the light of our lives. He's smart, funny, cute, handsome and thoughtful. We are very lucky to have been blessed with such a wonderful son.

We love you GRIFFIN ... happy 7th birthday!

Mommy & Daddy

Monday, February 06, 2012

Best. Toy. EVER.

Around Christmas time I was in Toys 'R Us looking for some Scooby-Doo stuff for Griffin. Something caught my eye and I thought ... maybe Griffin would like that.

This is what I picked up ... a Play-Doh Transformer set.

Griffin likes Play-Doh and he LOVES Transformers.

This is the absolute BEST TOY EVER!

I'm not kidding. If your child like Transformers, the Play-Doh company has knocked it out of the park with this set.

Your little one can make Autobots and Decepticons two different ways.

Griffin has literally spent HOURS playing with this set. I actually enjoy sitting down with him to create Transformers as well.

So thank you Play-Doh for making the BEST. TOY. EVER!!!!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Griffin's Special Order.

Griffin had a special order request for red & blue airplane cutouts from his little shop within a shop on Etsy.

Today his very sweet customer shared pictures of what she did with them!

(Photo taken by J.W. and borrowed from blog with permission)

She used them as confetti and created cupcake toppers for her son's birthday party!

It's amazing what you can create using paper.

If you would like to see Griffin's Etsy offerings CLICK HERE to see his little shop within my shop.