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Archive for April, 2009

Children Day

Posted by brdesigns on April 30, 2009


Today, many countries celebrate Children Day.

Happy day to all the children of the world, specially to the ones living in our houses and make our lifes full of love.

To Vanessa and Jaime, because since the day they were born it has been a celebration in my life.


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Real Party {Chacha’s birthday}

Posted by brdesigns on April 28, 2009

We have a new “Real Party” for you that’s loaded with decorating inspiration for those of you that love COLOR!

This is a party that Chacha {sister-in-law} threw for her birthday last week.

Keep reading for lots of pics and all the colorful details.


The garden of her house was turn into a Lounge for all her guests.

White furniture was arranged as a big Lounge where all the guests could be seating and talking comfortably


Two tall red {disco style} and two round tables were added to have more seating. Red tablecloths covered the tables and three vases with  red, purple, orange flowers and green foliage were added as a centerpieces.


The Big tree that is in the middle of the patio was decorated with big  red, orange and white paper lanterns and four orange canopies added a  special touch to the party. The two windows behind the buffet were covered with red and white fabric {where mirrors where hanging} to give more privacy. At night a light behind the fabric gave the appearance of a night club.


Food: Thai Buffet {salmon pasta, salad, chicken, shrimp and meat brochettes, steamed vegetables}

Drinks: all kind of Martinis

Cake: Orange flower with the name made of chocolate on it.

Happy Birthday Chacha!

All the furniture is from Lounge to Go {San Diego, CA}

Lounge to go

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Bookmarks {are on the way}

Posted by brdesigns on April 27, 2009

BR Designs personalized bookmarks makes reading fun!
Our adorable kids bookmarks are encased in heavy-duty clear laminate, have an attached colorful tassel with beads.

They are generously sized (2.25 in x 6 in), will be available in a range of great designs and are personalized just for your little reader!

As always, please feel free to send me an e-mail with any idea, custom design wishes that you would like to see in BR Designs


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Super Chameleon

Posted by brdesigns on April 23, 2009

Yesterday was Earth Day.

We have to be amazed about the wonders of Mother Nature.

This is a great example of that. Hope you like it!

Vanessa and Jaime said : “this is the coolest ever”

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The Nicholas Blanco Foundation {Minds Matter}

Posted by brdesigns on April 22, 2009

I met Meredith Blanco less than a year ago. When she was planning one of her son’s Birthday Party. Vanessa and Jaime were invited to the party and there is where I learned about Nicholas’ story and the unfortunate home accident which has left him with multiple disabilities.

I have been asked to do stationery for The Nicholas Blanco Foundation. It has been a pleasure to work with Meredith and Bobby.

On April 27, 2009 The Nicholas Blanco Foundation will be hosting the Second Annual Nicholas Blanco Invitational to be held at River Creek Country Club. Each participant will play 18 holes on the Ault Clark golf course. The Invitational will have food, fun, drinks, 50/50 raffle, silent auction {BR Designs will be present} and multiple prize awards.

The proceeds from this event will be assisting the family of Nicholas Blanco, with the continued medical bills that they accrue. Nicholas needs additional seating devices and durable medical equipment. The Nicholas Blanco Foundation will also be making a donation to Robert and Niki Fusillo.



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Posted by brdesigns on April 21, 2009

Getting ready for summer? Check out our new Tag’s Collection.

Your luggage will look as unique as you!

If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact BR Designs and I will create up to three designs for you.


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The Brad Kaminsky Foundation for Brain Tumor Research

Posted by brdesigns on April 21, 2009

Last March I was invited to the Brad Kaminsky Foundation‘s  MONTECARLO GALA.

I could not go {saw the pictures, looked a lot of fun!}. BR Designs donated a fun package for the Silent Auction:

The Busy Mom Package:

  • Set of Calling Cards
  • Set of Address Labels
  • Notepad
  • Set of Flat Notes

The winner was Melissa and here is her prize.

Brad Kaminsky


I would like to thank Lisa Kaminsky Millar for the opportunity she gave BR Designs to be a part of this great event.

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6th Birthday Party

Posted by brdesigns on April 21, 2009

Last month my daughter  princess Vanessa turned 6 years old. When I asked her what she wanted for her party her answer was pretty shocking to me….”Mom I would like to have a Spanish ballerina {flamenco} party”. You can imagine my reaction…I tried to change the theme many times suggesting butterflies, princess, fairies, and the answer was always the same “Spanish ballerina”.

We went to Spain for New Years and bought a Flamenco dress to the princess. She wanted to wear that dress in her party.

I love to organized parties and make everything myself.  For this party I needed to start with the invitation. It was going to set the theme of the party. I designed it as a Spanish Poster. The image of a Spanish Ballerina was in top and all the party information on bottom.

If you like this invitation I can create one for you, 4 different designs are available. Just e-mail me.


We held the party at Pump It Up, so it was not to many decorations I needed to make. But I did them anyway!  For centerpieces instead of added red roses for the party, I made chocolate roses {the kids loved them}, and displayed them in a lollypop stand with the Image of the Spanish Ballerina on top. Red Roses

Also I made a stand full of chocolate marshmallow and added the ballerina image to the stand. Decorated the room with balloons with the theme colors {red, white and black}. The cake was the difficult part. I ordered it from Wegmans with no decoration at all. I made red roses with red icing and added some chocolate red roses and inserted the Spanish Ballerina image as a lollypop.


The goodie bags for the girls were the most fun thing of all. We {Vanessa and I} found these charming bracelets with three charms {Alcala Gate, Fleur-de-lis, and the Spanish Crown}, I also added a sandalwood fan, stickers, red pens and made a couple of hair combs for the girls.  For the boys I found a whiteboards and packages of color pencils. Put them together in a clear bag and designed the front banner with a bull.



At the end the princess was SO HAPPY with her Spanish dress, with all her friends and grandma {who came from Mexico just to be with her}.

For me the party was a huge success and I hope the princess will remember it they way I will.


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Welcome to BR Designs’ Blog

Posted by brdesigns on April 15, 2009


Welcome to my new blog.

I have created a blog to share my new designs, news and happenings at BR Designs. Please visit us or subscribe to the Newsletter.

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Hello world!

Posted by brdesigns on April 15, 2009

Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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