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Party Invitation

Posted by brdesigns on November 12, 2009

My son Jaime will turn 5 years old in December. I just finished his invitation, now to start doing all the decorations.

My the force be with you {I need some of that}

Invitacion Jaimito2


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Worthless Thursday

Posted by brdesigns on July 2, 2009


{oh yeah! monkey and me!}

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Father’s Day

Posted by brdesigns on June 24, 2009

I found a great DIY project for my kids for father’s day at

I followed her instructions and the result was a big smile in my husband’s face. Thanks!

Here is how we did it:

Poster paper (We cut three letters D, A, Y)
Wide picture frame (Found it in Target)

Cut out letters using a full-sized sheet of poster paper.  I took two photos of each kid with the letters and choose the best ones.


Here is the final result.


Thanks Vicki for a wonderful idea!

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Posted by brdesigns on May 17, 2009

Last week we were on vacation. We went to Tijuana, San Diego and Disney and had lots of fun.

The kids enjoyed beeing with the grandparents, titas (my aunts) and their cousin Samuel.
Jaime and I enjoyed being with our friends and had the opportunity to go to the movies to see a “grown up movie”,bowling, night club and ate tacos after going out. Here is a recap of our week.

Nicolas Baptism {our new nephew}.

Jaime’s grandfather turned 90 years old {An excellent reason to celebrate}

Baseball game {Padres vs Rockies} Padres lost the game, but we had the opportunity to meet Adrian Gonzalez and Edgar Gonzalez {players} and Jaime’s dream came true when he meet Tony Gwynn {HOF baseball player}. Tony was the  reason Jaime started play baseball as a kid. Two years ago we went to Cooperstown to the induction of Tony Gwynn to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Jaime was the first Padre fan to take a picture with the Tony’s plaque at the museum.

I know that for him that moment was priceless!

We took the kids (and 9 more people) to Disneyland and California Adventure. We had a great time there. It was the first time my kids could ride in all the attractions and they loved them.  We were very tired but at the end of the day it was all worth it just to see the smile on their faces.

Mother’s Day, It was the first time for me that I celebrated that day with my in laws. It was great! Thanks!

I did not touch a computer for 10 days. Did not reply my e-mails {well, just to clients} and did not watch any kind of news….Is the “swine flu” still a issue?
That was the best part of my vacation.


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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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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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