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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
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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. 

 

 

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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

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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:
mypinklifefj.blogspot.com/2017/05/laylas-mermaid-inspired-6th-birthday.html

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10 Easy Steps to Create a Mini Unicorn Piñata

Hello Friends, It’s been awhile. I finally got around to making a video on how to make a mini unicorn piñata. Enjoy!

P.S. Happy Birthday, Debbie!

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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