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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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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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Birthday Overload of Cutenss

img_7925I am so happy to be able to be part of the customers’ special day. I do enjoy making these mini pinatas (and other party supplies) and love to hear their stories. When I don’t know the story I like to imagine what they are for… and what kind of party or type of person. I had someone order two pink whales and my mind thought “oooh twin’s party or baby shower.”  Love Love it!

I remember making these with my mom when I was younger. I remember putting my tiny hands in her home-made glue in this cooking pot and slapping it on the balloon. I never thought of the process until now. I can see why she did the things she did. Home-made glue is lot easier than Elmer glue (which is what I use). I cherish these making pinata memories and happy to be able to share one of my families traditions.

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MegaMan Party

DSC_0009My nephew turn 10 this year and he requested a Megaman party. I still remember this little boy had a pig party, couple years back, and now we are doing video game characters. AND the next thing you know he wont want a birthday party- he’ll out grow that too. But for now we continue the birthday party at home and included his stuff-animals as part of the party.

PARTY SUPPLIES
1) I created Megaman & Megaman Zero helmets as party hats (available to print: RED, BLUE), by photoshop-ing out the characters faces.  Then creating two holes for on each side of the hat. Push the ribbon through each hole and tie a knot to hold it.

2) Baggie Suffers: cutout megaman coloring pages by outlining Megaman silhouette (don’t forget to add crayons), healthy snacks, toys, and bubbles. I stuff the items into a small lunch bag for the kids.

3) Custom cake/cupcake toppers: I used the Megaman character’s logo to create the cake topper. I added more wording to make it more personal. Then I cutout little red and blue helmets for the cupcakes. And with the extra paper material I created star confetti to decorate the table.

I added little details of the Megaman character around the birthday party. More pictures below:

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A Dog Pawty (Jax’s 1st Bday)

DSC_0424It starts with a great idea and a loving mother who has lots of time to throw her little princess her 1st (Puppy Jax’s, JackRusell & Westie) birthday pawty.

HOW TO ORGANIZE A PAWTY:
1) Pick a theme. We (Jax and I) decided we would share all of her favorite things. Balls, and stuff animals, toys, plus her favorite color, red.
2) Pick a date. Sunday would work best for all of our furry and human friends. And a small brunch in the backyard would be perfect (at our house) with all of her friends.
Design Invitations: I designed Jax’s invitations and mailed them out as soon as possible to family and friends. I used Jax as my model for her invitation. I also layered her face in the invitation for color and 3d effect. For the envelop I used a rubber stamp from Rubber Hedgehog (Westie dog) and paw print from Judith Stamps. We personalized each invitation with our furry friends name and made sure to invite their human parents too.

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3) Decorations. Buying decoration can be expensive so I made everything myself. I start off with making a list for myself to keep me on track.
-Making a “ONE” Pinata: Click on the link to learn how to make a pinata. I used a pull down effect (like the baby shower) so Jax could pull on the string and have the treats fall down. She was so adorable that Kia (her Boxer Furry Friend) tried to help her out.
-Jax’s Paper Banner: I wanted to create something different so I cutout her letters J-A-X and cut out bone-shapes instead of triangles.
-Doggy Party Hats: I made different sizes of party hats for different sizes of doggies. Small hats for small dogs. And big hats for big dogs. *Gather cardstock paper, stapler, scissors, and string. I used Judith paw stamp and white paint to make the party hats look like dots. Make a big circle in your cardstock paper and form a cone shape by overlapping the two corners then staple.*
-Balloons. I used three white balloons, made a face using a sharpie pen, and tape the side of the balloon with cutout paper doggy ears.

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4) Plan what to eat.
To make this easy on me, I picked up groceries for her human friends and furry friends.  I had to get two cakes. I called couple of Portland dog stores and not many places had gluten free cakes. I finally got frustrated and decided to bake the cake myself until Christina, a family friend, offered to make the cake for Jax. Printed out a receipt and off we went to order a human cake (Jax’s loved her Gluten-Free bacon birthday cake).

We also had these great Cake Toppers from Brittany Hampton Design, also a great family friend. The adorable custom cake topper definitely represented Jax’s special day. It’s an excellent idea to express the creativity of the event. I’m not sure how many dogs can blow out a candle, but Jax’s doesn’t know that trick yet (hehe…which daddy helped), but a cake topper is a great way to decorate your cake.


-Table Decorations: I start with laying the table clothes to add color. Price $3.00.
Doggy lollipops: Cover the lollipop with tissue paper and make paper ears to hot glue on the side. Make them look like doggies. Price $3.00 for 5 lollipops.
-Make paper hearts and paper paws cutout to label the human and dog food. Hearts for humans and paw prints for doggies. Home Supplies.
-Plants: Got 2 red mugs (from the Dollar Store) and planted grass from my backyard. Price $2.00.
Put Doggy Treats in containers with paw prints that I got from the Dollar Store. Price $2.00 plus treats.
-Use Jars to put bones and nutrition bars. Cookie Jars that I already had.
(As you can see I got most of my supplies from the Dollar Store and just added my artsy touch. Most of the cost comes from the food, but other than that this is very do-able).

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5) Party Favors to say Goodbye. I reused the small brown paper bags from the grocery store and used a stencil of a paw print that I made. Painted it red and stamped Philadelphia foam stamps from Making Memories. This is what went in the baggies:
-Ordered Balls
-Bought Doggy treats
-Doggy poop bags
-Stuff-animals for “Adopt a Pet 4 Your Pet” basket.
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6) Party Dress. I made Jax’s birthday outfit. We wanted to make sure she looked her best. A simple tutu with a white sweater. I’m not sure why I decide on white when it rains in Oregon, but I wanted her to pop from the red decorations.  *I cut the tulle fabric into strips and hot glue the strips inside the elastic band. For Jax, I cut the inside strips shorter so she can move.*  We got up early to bathe and do her hair with some old-school rollers. 

We are lucky to have amazing human friends that came early to help decorate and make food. Jax got many wonderful gifts that will keep her busy for days. Thank you family and friends!

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Marine Layout

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Check out my new layout. I created this layout for Max’s surprise birthday party.  Max is a marine engineer, whatever that means, I just know that he’s always busy. He designs, builds, and maintains the tugboats.  He has lots of funny stories that he loves to share about the crew.  But honestly all I can do is picture in my mind what he does since I can’t go with him. I’m sure it’s a beautiful sight.

Print, Cut, Fold, and glue. Take a look at my pictures below.

You can download the layouts for free under crafts: http://www.jazzyscreation.com/

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Minecraft Party

I found lots of great ideas on pinterest. I decided I would help out with some decorations. And what’s more fun than making a big Creeper and Pig. Easy to make these minecraft character since they are box like 🙂

I also helped create “personalize” invitation and print cutouts favors.

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Christmas Crafts

We made it all this year. My favorite month of the year… and I had an Elf to help me with my craziness. Max and I did it all. We decorated Christmas cookies, made a gingerbread house, picked up a potted tree from Silverton, made wooden ornaments from Micheal’s Craft Store, glued & sewed an ugly sweater, created an online New Year calendar and more. Happy Holidays Everyone!

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Christmas All Around

InstagramThe house is full of Christmas decorations and fun activities. The possibilities here are endless. There’s nothing better than the tradition of counting down the days with fun and crafty events.

Max and I both created calendars for each other. We frosted cookies, picked out a tree, visit Seattle, and wrapped presents.

I used recycled toilet paper rolls to make the tree, stamp numbers on tissue paper, used red ribbon to wrap the tissue paper and added a little bit of green paint. Punch the number for your activity message and find your gift to start the activity. Oh, I love Christmas!