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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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Family Time

This is how we spend our family time together… 
I have a great supportive team at home. Jax, my puppy, and Max, my partner, are featured on my Etsy video. I’m clearly not a videographer, but I had fun creating this short video clip on my iphone. Did they? ha! Take a look at the video and see. 

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Those who have worked with me know that I can be a little bossy, but that’s just because I like to get things done. Several takes later and I’m finally okay with how it turned out. It was getting late, I lost my light, and my actors were getting tired. So I gather what I had and created the short clip. Enjoy!

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You know you’re lucky when your family supports your crazy ideas.

 

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Myat &Moh Wedding Scrapbook

M+M, what a lovely couple to work with. I was asked to take pictures of their wedding. They had a beautiful wedding ceremony at a Chinese restaurant with many many guest. Theme colors were gold & blue. The ceremony consisted of karaoke, door prizes, and lots of food. 

They also asked me for a “photobook” and through a mutual friend we decided a traditional scrapbook would be a nice way to capture their beautiful moment. Here are my pages:

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How to make a Mini Piñata

IMG_5194These mini piñata are so darn cute and a decorative trend now. So lets make some! The tiny piñata are definitely easier to carry. But harder to make, just because, you are working with less and smaller materials.

Many tutorials tell you or show you pictures of what and how they make the pinatas. But what they don’t tell you is that the materials are really really important. Check out my pinterest pins for more mini piñatas ideas.

My DIY piñata supplies:
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I use cardboard from packaged boxes, but most tutorial use cardstock paper. I will and recommend to use recycle cardboard—> Cereal carton, chipboard, or paperboard because the weight is between cardstock and cardboard boxes. Plus, what a great way to re-use recycled products.
>>>>>Paper: I use tissue paper, but I’ve seen others use crepe paper, ribbons, etc. I like working with tissue paper because it’s so thin and easy to move around.
>>>>>Glue Stick: (traditionally the glue is made: starch, sugar, and water).
>>>>>Scissors: Another reason for using recycled paperboard—>Makes it easier to cut and trace the layout.

STEP 1: Trace your layout, and draw it out on the paperboard. Don’t worry about the paperboard because it will be covered. In my case, I paint the cardboard of the color the tissue paper will be so you can’t see underneath the tissue paper.

STEP 2: After drawn out. Cut, Cut, and glue. I use hot glue to put all the parts together, but tape works too.

STEP 3: Fold the tissue paper as short as you want. And cut strips. Glue the paper strips with the glue stick.

Details of the unicorn:

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Foil Letters

Here is a short video on how I make the paper cut-outs designs. I do have a pazzles creative cutter machine, but I don’t use it as much as I should. I remember how excited Debbie & I were when we got this cutter machine, but knowing now what I know– we should have waited. I do think that the Scrapbook(ers) were ahead of the ‘handmade’ techniques (I say “were” because it’s gotten so small and now the conventions don’t stop by Portland, OR). The techniques & products that Debbie & I have, we’ve learned from the scrapbook conventions 5-6 years ago. The sticker maker, embossing, foiling, stamping, and the cutter…  And now all those things are POPULAR, but Scrapbookers have been doing these techniques for years. Anyways, here is a short clip, enjoy!

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Happy 29th Birthday Surprise Gift!

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(In my car: tying pic to balloons)

It’s pretty hard to throw a surprise gift to your partner, who lives with you. Surprisingly it worked out. I picked up balloons the day before and left them in my trunk (tinted windows) and I added the Instagram pictures in my car.

I printed out a sheet of Instagram photos by taking a screenshot from Instagram so I can have all the comments that were posted on them. I also added a personal message of the memory on the right bottom side of the photo. You can add this message on the [comment] in Instagram or handwritten in front or back of the picture. Then I punched a hole in the corner which made it easier to attach the balloons in the car.

Left them over night in the trunk of the car. I had to make excuses to get out of bed, “using the restroom,” “need water” & “letting the dog out.” Even though Jax, the dog, wasn’t moving nor making a sound, I picked her up to let her out so I can grab the balloons at 2 in the morning. Back inside, I had left sticky notes & paper in my night retainer-case to make it easy for me. It was 6am, oh no!, I fell asleep, I stuck notes around the house, hung banners, left birthday cards around, etc. Max only asked for a birthday card for his birthday. So I made one, You are my Stud Muffin:


But I also had other cards around. Simple handwritten cards, printed cards, and handwritten banners. The banners were really easy to make (cardstock, sharpie, and string). I folded the paper in half, vertical way, and cut 5 strips. To get the banner shape: you cut a triangle shape from the bottom>> not the folded side.  I used a sharpie to draw the letters and dots. Then I unfold the paper, one hot glue dot inside per strip, and add the string.  Jax & I wrapped birthday gift boxes in our roommates room so Max wouldn’t notice.

Then the plan was set to go. Max was up at 6:30am, but I had no energy to get up since I’ve been up trying to sneak around. He was so pleased he came back shortly trying to paste & pull apart my late night adventure. Happy Birthday Max!

After we opened gifts, Jax layed-out birthday notes for Max. In this video you will see Jax setting up the notes then we waited for Max. Max tries to give the note to Jax, but she pushes the note back to him with her nose. CUTENESS!

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Christmas Pocket_Letter

I’m so behind on my blog post. But I wanted to make sure I shared this gift from Debbie. Maybe this year Debbie will share some of her 2 little-cute-pumpkins projects (twin grand-babies) or her other great projects like her son’s proposal idea.  Anyways, just like everyone else who is trying to be healthier this year, or be more active, or any other great New Year’s resolution– we can’t blame her for that.  Keep up the good work, Debbie!

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Paint Party

IMG_0958For my birthday, I had private plans, but my plans changed and I knew that things needed to get done around the house. Brilliant me, decide to create a paint party. Of course, I asked my close friends for their opinion.

Here are some of the responses I got: “You want us to do your chores on your birthday,”
“Oh I see, this year we paint your walls and next year we do the roof,”
These responses made me laugh... and they were coming from the boys. My girl friends were so excited, “it will be fun! Music, drinks and food.”

So with short notice, I made some signs, got some balloons & decorations, primed all the walls in 3 days… I really like the idea of a BBQ paint party and it was FUN.