I’m so Lucky (Gone Fishing)

I entered a Summer Fun Instagram Hop and won $25 gift certificate to Eyeletoutlet.com. (That’s right, I won, I never win).  So I’m going to share my prize with you all by giving you the SVG file/PNG image of my creation. For more information on downloading the file and images–> go to: Jazzyscreation.com 




Baby is here!

We have a new arrival!! That’s right, we are blessed with a beautiful little girl. Where do I start… Baby Maddie was scheduled on the 24th of January (39 weeks pregnant) at 10am. Had to be the 24th because we saw Adam Sandler live the 23rd. My little one wouldn’t flip over (even after I tried everything from swimming, acupuncture, massage, etc.) she was frank breeched and so the c-section was scheduled. Not much to tell about the c-section besides that she was cut-out to my favorite song (Blink 182,  All the Small Things) and had her first bowel movement inside 😮  The last two months have been a whirlwind; My husband and I are so lucky. I love our family so much.

Stay tuned for more baby projects and for more pictures follow Maddie’s Instagram @JCD_baby 



Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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My dearest friend for over 10 years, who has been an inspirational role model, an amazing mother figure, and thee best of friends you can have, hosted one of my 3 baby showers

Q: Why 3 Baby Showers?
A: My husband’s mother hosted a nautical theme at her house which was further out for my Portland friends, then I got an Office Baby Shower which had a bee theme, and then this one..

Baby, It’s Cold Outside fits my “polar theme nursery room” so I was able to reuse lots of the handmade decorations Debbie made.  Oh and what a beautiful baby shower! The food and decorations were priceless. We had it all, from a hot chocolate bar station to an Igloo background for pictures. Take a look below of a some of the pictures (for more pictures visit flickr.com).

Debbie handmade it all:
 To explain all her DIY project would take too many pages to write down, but take a look at the pictures on flickr and stay tune as we will post some DIY videos and articles of these projects soon.

Project Consist of:
Penguin & Bear Invitation
Igloo Photo Backdrop
Christmas Felt Ornament Favors
Felt Stuffed animal center pieces for the baby
Penguin Paper Cupcake Toppers
Hot Chocolate Bar Jars
Baby Burp Cloths/Diapers
Sign In Baby Book
Baby Fabric Banners and more.

We also had Kashrootz cater the baby shower. The food looked amazing and of course very delicious. 

Letters And Dust chalk art helped put the room together: She made a welcome chalk board, 7 chalk board centerpieces, a food menu board, photo booth, and even free-style the background dessert lettering. Visit Letters & Dust website to attend classes on how to make these amazing chalk boards. 

All of these 3 artist deserve their own blog post. I got over 200 great pictures of the event that it’s worth taking a look—> here. For more information leave me a comment or just wait for the individual blog post and for pictures visit flickr.com).

Thank you family & friends who attended the baby shower and helped with the setting up/cleaning up. I know that our little one is very loved and we appreciate everything you have done to make us feel very special. 


Baby Shower Nautical Themes & Ideas

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DIAPER CAKE: One of my favorite baby shower gift/decoration is the diaper creations. I made three pieces: Diaper Cake, Diaper Tug Boat and Diaper Wheel with just ribbon, cardboard and diapers– these lovely gifts are fun to make.

ONESIES BANNER: I also created a banner of onesies by designing 5 simple nautical clipart, then ironing them on, and slowly peeling them off.
-You can find vinyl sticker at Amazon.com
-Use your cutter (on low settings) to cut out the vinyl layout/design
-As instructed on the vinyl sticker iron, cool, and peel

FLOWER DECOR: For the flower signs I got this set of 6 sea creatures made out of wood from Oriental Trading and hot glue long sticks on the bottom to create the signs. I was able to paint them to the color of the theme and write baby words on them with chalk pencil.

GIFT BAG FAVORS:  As thank you gifts for all of the Aunties (lovely ladies who assisted with the baby shower planning) I got Anchor Bag Favors from Oriental Trading. To personalize them and make them a little more special I screen-printed “Auntie, you are the best” in red paint to pop. I added some tissue paper, sanitizer, soap, chocolate, Starbucks drink and more to go with my tag that read, “Bring me smile when I am sad,
Bring me sunshine when I am old, Give me kisses to warm my heart, Keep me safe from monsters underneath my bed, I am very thankful to have you in my life.”

For GUEST BOOK, Great Grandpa Ron was able to cutout a Wooden Anchor which will look amazing in nursery room.

Grandma Janny made a BOAT CAKE that fit perfectly with the theme. She added some post (sticks) with white paper signs as flags. She also made:
-crab Sandwichs
-rock/seashell candy
-mint lifesavers

Custom CAKE TOPPER was designed and hand painted by Letter’s and Dust (who happens to be one of my closest friends!). Thanks!

Baby Shower Games
Here are the games we played. The PDFs will be available in the next e-newsletter (so don’t forget to sign up).
-Name the Baby Animal
-Guess How Many Fishes? (in the jar)
-Guess the Size of Mommy’s Tummy?
-Guess who said what, Mommy or Daddy?
-What’s in your Purse?

Amazing Prizes
Doesn’t hurt to have amazing gifts. Aunt Sherry who is the owner of The Blue Puffin, hand makes these glass beads jewelry and for the Baby Shower she made eight colorful bracelets with nautical charms. And what a special prize! Some of the shells & glass came from Portugal, others were from antique blue canning jars plus her design touches on the beads made them unique. They were absolutely beautiful and definitely one of a kind jewelry.

Daddy’s Gift
I know it’s not traditional to have the father attend, but I wanted my husband to feel included so I did create a gift  for first time daddies. With so many great ideas on Pinterest I was able to personalized the baby tool belt for my husband (it’s like a diaper bag but for men). My husband is a handyman and very manly (which I admire) so I added blue buttons, harness clips, with “race track” pattern and jean fabric.

Other Beach Decorations
-Hand Painted Rocks
-Painted Wall for backdrop
-Hanging Seashell and more

For more pictures FLICKR
visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/35812116@N04/albums/72157665849564009


[FALL]ing in Love Wedding

Here are couple of ideas on how to save money when you do it yourself:

Coloring Program: For J+D’s Wedding we decided that the wedding program would serve as the coloring book for kids. So making the clipart as line art and using black and white–> the kiddos can color the program. Plus it’s very informative for the adults.

Sparkler & Little flags: Do-it-yourself and print on cardstock paper to create simple decorative paper goods.  Cut to the shape you like and with a hole-punch make inserts for the sparklers or sticks (for flags).

Chalk Signs: Make your own chalk signs to save on signage plus it help direct your guest to activities.

Spray-Painted Signs: with cutout stencils and spray paint–> you can make these lovely table numbers. Place the cutout number on top of the small canvas (available at Michael’s Craft Store) and spray paint right to left (be more heavy on the left side by leaving the spray-paint longer in that area).

For more pictures of setting up this beautiful fall theme wedding:
visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/35812116@N04/sets/72157687711529070

October’s Mini Giveaway

Happy Halloween
, every month I do a mini giveaway for my Instagram followers. This month the giveaway is three mini cat piñata(s) stuffed with an assortment of toys from Oriental Trading. To enter follow www.instagram.com/jazzysdesign




Marilyn’s (U.S Italian) Wedding

This is why I haven’t done the “my wedding” post. The article for this would be pages long. I told myself I wouldn’t be a bridezilla— Oh, but I was! I had 4 wedding dresses. I had two photographers. I did do it all, but I kept telling myself that that was ok because we only get to do it once. Here are some broken down wedding topics:

  1. Picking the right attire or DIY
  2. Theme Inspiration: I brought Italy to Portland
  3. Photos around Italy form Photographer Marco
  4. Reception Photos from Photographer Juan
  5. Rings Options
  6. DIY Wedding
    1. Signage
    2. Numbering Tables/Seating Chart
    3. Guest Favors
    4. Personalize decor
    5. Labels
    6. Centerpieces
    7. Guestbook
    8. Caketopper
    9. Stationery/paper
    10. Entertaining Kids
    11. Tables
    12. More

Time Flies… Beach Decor

TIME seems to pass very quickly so much has happened an a year… so bare with me…

“After couple of years, our adventures got more official, Maxwell got down on one knee with the help of Jax, our little white terrier dog, to propose to me during our road trip to Washington Olympic Peninsula.”

I know that I will treasure this moment forever, and I wanted to display the beauty of the beach on the wall. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DIY: So I added a hook to this piece of driftwood on top, wrote the date/location/time, and hot glue the pictures and shells I found during my beach walk onto the string. 




Quick Love Story Update

– Save the Date Map Invitations: Map envelope layout available on past newsletter download.
 DIY Wedding Veil: Sewing pattern on past newsletter download.
– DIY Wedding Flower Accessories: How To Instructions on past newsletter download.
Seal Wax and Gold Foil Wedding Passport Invitation: Seal Wax video on @jazzysdesign instagram.

*only newsletter subscribers get downloads


Mini Seahorse Piñata

Our mini seahorse piñata were featured on It’s a Pink Life by Francis from FHJ. Check out her beautiful Layla’s 6th birthday beach party. She has created adorable party decor and partnered with some creative companies (including me).


(pictures from Francis from FHJ). Visit the blog post below: