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Going all out!

This past weekend I was thrilled to get a big order for babyshower decorations. This order included a floral backdrop, photo frame and photo props. 

This babyshower had a garden/tea party theme which included light pinks and beige with some gold. Initially we were going to go with a curtain backdrop to go with the flowers. 

Luckily, I had access to a roll of artificial grass and I wanted to go for the grass backdrop. It’s really easy to have all the visions and ideas 💡 but once you start putting it all together, it’s a lot of work. 

I purchased two 4’x8′ foam boards from The Home Depot (I ended up just using 1). I also purchased heavy duty adhesive to glue the artificial grass onto the foam board. Please be aware that most of these adhesives recommend a 24hr period to “cure”. Luckily I started early and I placed my foam board, with the adhesive and artificial grass, in the sun which cut down the time it took to “cure”. 

 

I used a frame made of PVC pipes and zip ties to hold the foam board. Also, I added bricks to the back legs of the frame for extra support. The curtains helped hide the piping and the edges of the foam board. 

After that, it was pretty easy to attach the paper flowers. I just used floral pins and it held together really well. 


I used some of the same colors for the photo props and the floral photo frame. They complimented the theme pretty well. 


I’m not surprised at all that I challenged myself to do this type of backdrop. However, I’m definitely not going to start building a backdrop the day before. Lol. I literally worked all day from morning to night on this thing. Thank God it came together as well as it did. 🙌🏼🙂

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Office Pens and Office Stuff….

Today I finished the office pen project I’ve been working on. It’s obvious because I’m at the end of the process when I finally get to blog about it. I started off with a vision of creating cute pens one can use for their office, home or business. I came up with these 3 sets and I’ve named them all.

#1: Joshua Tree

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#2: Pink Ladies

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#3: Sandy Beach

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Making these was not hard at all. It’s fun for me to create all this cute stuff and it’s therapeutic for me. I find peace and happiness in creating all of my pieces. It honestly doesn’t feel like work for me, which is great!

What does feel like work is what happens after the fun….taking pictures, editing pictures, posting to Facebook, Instagram, and Etsy. Then writing these blogs LOL.

As long as I stick to the plan, eventually orders come in and then I have to recreate some of my art and print shipping labels and find the most economical way of shipping orders out in a safe way so orders don’t get damaged.

It’s literally all in that order. You now know my secret business strategies. =P It’s not always easy, it’s time consuming and tedious. But, it has to get done. And truth be told, I’m not complaining =D Here’s a few shots of pens that didn’t make it into a set:

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Mermaid Highchair Banner…

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Mermaid themed birthday’s are in right now and I finally got around to making my version of a highchair banner. I grew up on Disney films such as The Little Mermaid and I knew that I wanted my mermaid to be the one and only Ariel for this project.

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I started off with the blue and gold pennants using my Cameo Silhouette 3 cutting machine. Then I added the red cardstock to make Ariel and the letters for my seashell.

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Everything on this banner was layered on. You can imagine how tedious it is to glue on those thin strips of gold glitter paper to the cardstock. I’m very careful not to leave any visible glue residue, I use a scraper to remove any glue that sticks out.

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I’m working on my photography skills, so I really have to practice my staging. But, I think with more practice I’ll be getting there. Pretty soon I will be able to have content just as good as the best of them hahaha. Watch out world!!

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Baby Boy “Baby” banner.

        I recently finished this baby boy banner for a baby shower. At first I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out, especially because there’s not a lot of items available for teddy bear themed showers! It’s always fun and challenging coming up with new designs, and I’m happy that this turned out super cute.


I knew that I didn’t want to put flowers on this banner because flowers add a very feminine touch to the project. So I tried the pinwheels and I’m glad that it worked out well for this specific project. 

The teddy bear theme turned out to be a fitting theme for a baby boy! Matching invitations are soon going to be out for delivery. 🤗


Thanks for stopping by!!

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Photo shoots for your Etsy listings??

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I recently started selling some of my projects on Etsy.com. I must say that it has been pretty challenging to keep up with all that comes along with starting your own online shop. First off,  I have to say that Etsy really does have a lot of helpful information to get you started and to hopefully create a successful business. 

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One of the most important things that I have learned is that you have to put a lot of effort into taking some nice photo’s. I will admit that this is something I am still working on as I do not consider myself a professional photographer. I would recommend browsing around some of Etsy’s more successful shops and check out the type of photo’s they are using to display their items.

Check out my photo below:

img_2698It’s Kind of like when you see an average persons home, you really want to aim for the “Model Home” Lol!!!   It is a challenge to get a good photo, but its not impossible to sell on Etsy if your photo of your items is not professionally done. So don’t be discouraged if you start of like me. I did get my first sale and as you can see, I’m just your average Joe Photographer!!

Thanks for stopping by!! 😉

 

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Heat Transfer Vinyl

I finally got around to using heat Transfer vinyl (HTV) on the onesies I had previously purchased from Hobby Lobby. I used my Cameo Silhouette 3 to cut the image out and I used my iron to transfer the material onto the fabric. 

A few tips when using the Cameo to cut your images:

1) Since your not going to use your cutting mat, make sure that you use a sheet longer than your image size so that the rollers still have something to grip to. 

2) Remember to “mirror” your image so it’s in the right direction when your ready to iron onto your fabric. 


I will say that the baby carriage image needed to be handled differently due to the small pieces that had to be removed. If you don’t have the proper tools you may want to stick to images without so much detail. Overall, this was a fairly easy project and the onesies came out really cute once finished. Check them out on my Etsy Shop: Jazelle86 

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Moana Birthday Theme 

I’m so excited to finally be completely finished with this project because now I get to show it off!!  I absolutely love tropical themes such as the one used with this Moana order.


I made a birthday banner and some centerpiece bundles.


I had the images printed on photo paper at staples and I used my Cameo Silhouette 3 to cutout all the flowers,leaves, and pennants.



It was very time consuming but I’m happy with the way it all came out in the end. Hopefully my client agrees. 😀

Thank you for visiting. Check back soon for my next adventure in paper designs.

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Godzilla Birthday Theme…

IMG_6028 A few years ago, before I had my cutting machine, my son asked me for a Godzilla themed birthday party. I was like “sure, ok”. But I was really thinking “why can’t they pick a theme that’s easy to find at a local party supply shop”? Luckily a friend of mine, who has the Cricut, was able to help. She made a banner and a photo prop. It just adds that extra touch so everything comes together.

Since I got my Cameo Silhouette, I’ve been making all kinds of crafty messes in my living room. I recently had some spare time and started an Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jazelle86. I wanted to make a Godzilla birthday bundle because I know that there are other Mother’s out there who are looking for ideas on how to make this theme a reality.

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I decided to go with a Godzilla silhouette. I think that the silhouette keeps the image and color scheme simple. In my bundle, I include the following:

  • Birthday Banner
  • (2) Pinwheels
  • (2) Circle Garlands
  • (24) Cupcake Toppers + (1) Godzilla Cupcake Topper for the birthday boy. (image not included).

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I was pretty happy with the finished product. Hopefully there’s a child out there who will be able to enjoy this for his birthday in the future. What do you guys think?