Saturday, April 18, 2009

Supporting Childhood Cancer through Henry's Hustle

I am happy to announce that Cutie Pies Custom Creations will be supporting a very special cause this month. My oldest son, Hayden, is in the first grade. Recently, the younger brother of one of his classmates lost his battle with cancer. Henry was just 4 years old; only a few months older than my middle son, who would have attended school with Henry.

Our wonderful school has worked with Henry's family to organize an event to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand, the Foundation for Childhood Cancer, in honor of Henry. This event will be held on May 16th, and there will be a 1 mile race, a carnival, and a blood drive set up at the school.

My son will be participating in the race, and is trying to raise money through sponsors to support this cause. 100% of the proceeds of the event will go to Alex's Lemonade Stand. The goal is to raise at least $5000 to help find cures for childhood cancers such as Henry's. I hope the event exceeds their goal! My heart goes out to Henry's family and other families like them who have had to endure the pain that cancer brings to a family, especially those who must watch their children fight this awful disease.

In an effort to help Hayden raise funds, I will be donating a percentage of my remaining April sales. A portion of the proceeds of all orders placed between April 17th and April 30th will be donated to the cause.

You can read more about the event here. To learn more about Alex's Lemonade Stand, or if you would be interested in making a tax-deductible online donation, go here. To read more about brave little Henry & his journey, go here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Graduation Announcements / Invitations

It has been an insanely busy week here, which is why the blog has been hugely neglected! I hope to get back on track, but with spring activities in full swing it is a challenge.

The school year sure has flown by here! Its hard to believe it is time to think about the end of the the year & graduation already. I am working on some new graduation announcements/invitations, and will continue to add designs over the next few weeks. Here is a recent custom design I made for Mallary, who liked one of the birthday invitation layouts but wanted to use her party colors, hot pink & lime green. I love the graduation cards that include the photos showing how they have grown!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Former Bachelorette Trista Sutter loves our notepads!

I have not watched the Bachelor/ette series in a few years, but I will admit I never missed a week of the first Bachelorette featuring Trista & her future husband Ryan. I was pregnant with my oldest son at the time, and was rooting wholeheartedly for Ryan---and my mother in law, and a few of my close friends were as well, but we were all convinced she was going to pick the other guy. Anyway, having been a "fan" of the show, I was very excited when I was contacted by one of Trista's friends about favors for her pink-themed baby shower! Trista's guests each received a great bag of goodies, and OK! magazine even raffled off bags to 2 lucky readers who received duplicate bags.

Here is what Trista had to say about her monogram notepads "...{My guests} loved their gift bags! The notepads from Cutie Pies were adorable, thank you! Obviously, I love mine!"

Thank you, Trista, for sharing this photo with us, and Congratulations to you, Ryan, and Max on the new addition to your family!