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Mini Panda Party

Checked out the DIY Mini Panda Piñata Youtube video and get started on your own mini piñata. Don’t forget to subscribe to Jazzy’s Youtube Channel for more Party DIYs.

This week I also started to create Party-in-a-Box which has everything you need for a party. The box has: 1 cake topper, 3 mini cupcake toppers, 3 favor bags, 1 mini piñata, and 2 banners. CRAZY, RIGHT, all that fits in a box. Follow us on Instagram for my pictures.

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Happy 1st Birthday Carter

I have seen this little girl grow up so fast…She has a big hearted family that loves her so much and we only want what is best for her. Her Aunt Michele with her kids put together Carter’s first birthday party. And invited us to her home. They had the whole house decorated with pink and purple streamers, butterflies all around, and had a lovely table/high chair decorated.

I wanted to make sure I had a “Turning One” picture so I had Max, Carter’s Uncle & my husband, to help me set up a photoshoot. I made paper banners, and cutout butterflies for the backdrop. And since I wasn’t sure what she would be wearing I quickly made a tutu with butterflies gems and cutout a paper crown for her to wear.

It definitely took everyone to get her to sit-still and look pretty. Thank you for sharing this moment with us. Take a look at at Flickr for more process pictures.

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Working on Valentines Gifts

Starting on my valentines gift…
I’m creating mini hearts and unicorns piñatas for the little ones. Stuffing them with stickers, toys, pin buttons and more. The heart piñatas have two openings 1) that can be broken in half or 2) the right corner lid opening.

I’ve also been making cupcake toppers:

  1. Lay the paper down on its decorative side, 2″x7”
  2. Fold accordion style:
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  3. Glue each end to each other to create a circular fan.
  4. Punch a heart and glue in the center.
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Happy Holidays

img_4079Every year we travel to see family and do the long drive to see everyone. We had a great time playing games at Ben’s (Yakima, WA), doing raffles at my moms’ (Othello, WA), secret santa at my partner’s moms’ (Stevenson, WA), and see the kids open their presents (Vancouver, WA).

This year I did lot of handmade projects for family and friends: stockings stuffer, baggies, screen print pillows, and more.  I also did lot of photo project to create a more personal gift: blanket, mugs, and magnets.

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Counting down to my Big Day [Wedding]

I’mimg_2767 counting the days until my big day. My partner and I decide to have a destination wedding. And you know me, I love to work on a budget. So if I can make it myself than I will, and saves myself $$.

Wedding accessions: Fell in love with decorative flowers when I tried on wedding dresses that I had to created my own (left). I used one fabric rose, beads, gems, and feathers to create my flower.
Store price: $40-50, DIY: $4

Wedding Veil: with the help of MY Martha, aka my mom, we turned my something borrowed into my perfect wedding veil. My partner’s mother gave me a long plain veil and I glowed at the thought of finding my something borrowed. But it wasn’t what I was looking for…But after my visit with JoAnn’s Fabric Store I was hopeful. I picked up lace, fabric bead linen, small fabric flowers and adhesive fabric tape. Due to the holidays they had a 50% coupon off for sewing materials.
Store price: $100-250, DIY: $25

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Wimg_3194edding Heels: I’ve decided that creating short videos is probably the easiest way to explain the Do-It-Yourself process (video below). I got some plain white heels on amazon for $16.00  and I reused the beads from a wedding belt that cost $20. I’m sure you can find beads that are lot less, but I rather reuse than waste.
Store price: $50-150, DIY: $38

 

 

 

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Bridal Shower Crafts

website_linkYay! One of my girl friends got married recently and she asked me to be her Maid of Honor so that explains my absences on here. I was honored but I had no clue where to start… So here are my steps and the crafts I created for the Bridal Shower:

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My invitation process.


STEP 1: Invitations. 
First, I had to think about dates for the event ( I called the bride and her mother about this to make sure these girls can make it), then designed her paper invitations (watercolor and cutout paper), which helped me with picking the theme colors, and then I added a web page for the RSVP information. After printing, cutting, and putting the invitation together I realized I wrote the wrong date (OMG! panic) but luckily, it was an easy fix. I bought magnets with the correct date and with the same design as the invitation. Then created a circular stickers to cover up the old date on the invitations.

Credit Elana Grace Photography visit website, www.elanagrace.com

Credit Elana Grace Photography, visit http://www.elanagrace.com

STEP 2: Food. The Bride decided to ask her mother-in-law to assist her with making tamales for the bridal shower which took care of the main dish. I just made side dishes. NEXT STEP order the cake, right? Elizabeth, from Artisan Cake, gifted the Bride this (right picture taken by Elana Grace Photography) beautiful cake and I had no idea what she was making. I’ve only seen her amazing past work so I designed a simple cake topper that reads “Bride to Be” to make sure the cake topper didn’t distract from the cake.

Drinks. I decided on making a mimosa-bar since the Bridal Shower was during the morning I figured some champagne with juice would go nice with the tamales. I also made a champagne bottle piñata and cutout rings to give the mimosa bar some color.  Click here for how to create a piñatas. Don’t forget to label the food.

Credit Elana Grace Photography, visit www.elanagrace.com

Credit Elana Grace Photography, visit http://www.elanagrace.com


STEP 3: Games.
 What do you do at a Bridal Shower besides eat? We (bridal party) got together and came up with some good ideas. We decided on ring toss game, don’t say “wedding,” bingo, guess who past celebrity bride game and give advice cards. And I included prizes for the winner.

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For the ring toss I spray painted bottles with the theme color. I created bingo cards, and printed out google images of past brides game.

Credit Elana Grace

STEP 4: Decide on decorations. Where to start. I ordered balloons and a bride-to-be slash, but everything else was made with paper. I cutout big flowers, paper tissue pom-poms, made and strung paper banners, and use tulle to cover the bridal chair (photo on the right shows the ceiling decorations I used).

STEP 5: Signage. I made couple signs to direct guest to table stations. Starting with a “Welcome to the Bridal Shower” guest book signing. Then printout signage that I framed and used chalk boards to add to the shower.
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STEP 6: Gifts. As thank you gifts for the attendees,  I created small tags that went on the nail polish, lipgloss, mints, and succulents.

I did tape & spray paint the succulent cups to match the theme. The bride and I also went to Scrap (Portland Arts& Craft Reused Store) were I picked up wine corks to create this piece (photo below: taken by Elana Grace Photography) to add to the succulents gift.

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For the bridal party I hand screen-print t-shirt “team wifey” and “wifey” for the bride for the next event, bachelorette party. And the planning of this is a whole other post.

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Thank you for Reading:

For more pictures of the event click on my Flickr. I also posted pictures of her beautiful wedding.

Special THANK YOU to Elana Grace Photography for allowing me to use her pictures. She was the official Bridal Shower Photographer, visit her website for more of her beautiful work at www.elanagrace.com

 

 

 

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Simple Wedding in West Linn

This weekend Max & I helped Debbie put together this beautiful wedding in West Linn, Willamette img_1104Park. Kristy, the bride, asked for a simple wedding with a theme of Teal & Gold. Her day started off with Oregon rain (side note: Oregon rain is when the clouds rain, stop, then rains again, with different precipitation types). Rain or shine the show went on. A beautiful quick ceremony with 5 hours of setting-up time and an hour to break it down.

What we used: 
1) Debbie did an amazing job, she created these giant paper flowers (on the right), paper heart streamers, paper banners, and all of the paper goods you see in the pictures.  Giant Paper flowers are available on Etsy to purchase.
2) Kristy spray painted tin-cans, used gold glitter on the flower vases, insert pictures on frames for her centerpiece. Simple and stunning idea!
3) Debbie wrote lyrics on the white butcher paper for the Bride & Groom to walk up to. Like the red carpet.
4) We also hung paper lanterns from the ceiling of the gazebo with white tulle hanging down.
For more pictures go to flickr.

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Happy 30th Birthday Ben

img_0501This Friday we threw Ben a birthday party before he headed off to Disney World with his girlfriend. I was so busy that I forgot to take pictures of the process.

AND I had couple of bumps along the way… As you can see (picture on the left) the cake was made for a 3rd and not 30th bday party. Things happen and you just have to make it work. Happy 30th Birthday, Ben. I hope you had fun and thank you, everyone who attended.
How Party Decorations were made (pictures below of decorations):
–> I made couple of banners with recycled calendars. Cut the calendar in a triangle shape and punch two whole on the top edges to hang.
–> Added ears on the black paper plates. Two black circles and hot glue on each side. 
–> Made “30” paper cutouts to hang around the gazebo with my cutter.
–> Made a cake topper for Ben with my cutter.
–> Made decorative jars. I used a jar, black paper cutout to go inside, and glow stick.

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Back To School wth Everyone

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I know I just shared about Evermine, but today we were features on their back to school post and behind the artist. Check them out!!!!

The Artist behind Jazzy’s Creation & Design
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Marilyn Q. Cisneros. I’m a graphic design artist and my work is influenced by family and friends. I’m newly engaged and very happy with my little family. I have one, little one that keeps me on my toes, Jax, who is a small white Jack Russell pup.

How did Jazzy’s Creation & Design come about?
Jazzy’s Creation & Design started back in 2012 with my friend, Debbie, as a crafting blog to share our Wednesday craft nights. The name Jazzy is based on a beloved Boxer dog, who was full of energy and always excited to greet everyone. As you can see, we are dog-lovers. We started the blog to remind us of the things that we love to do, which is crafting, scrapbooking, and creating memories.

What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from family, friends, and the new trends– I welcome the new challenges.

What is your favorite piñata to make and why?
I’m not sure if I have a favorite piñata. They are all so cute and handmade by me, which makes them one-of-a-kind. I enjoy creating these mini piñatas because they remind me of my childhood. My sisters and I would help my mom create our own birthday piñatas as part of a family tradition.

What are your next steps?
Great question, my next step is to keep enjoying what I love to do.

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(article: https://www.evermine.com/blog/back-to-school-pinata/)