Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kids Craft Corner: Sunday October 3

It's that time! Kids Craft Corner is back at the LB Sunday Market, http://www.longbeachsundaymarket.com ! And it's time for our Halloween Happening :-)

We'll have plenty to choose from: ghost picture frames, bookmarks, pirate/rock star dogtags, & princess frames. All crafts are only $1!

PLUS we have a new feature: Fill A Bag! We've gotten tons of craft goodies and embellishments donated lately, but many loose or single items. So you have the opportunity to fill a sandwich bag of goodies for $1.

Spread the word, and we'll see you on Sunday!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wedding Mixers Galore!

It's been quite a busy week! Two mixers in one week!

Tuesday was our big work mixer, the So Cal Officiant Open House/Mixer. Over 100 guests attended from all parts of the wedding industry. We're still getting compliments on how great the party was! My Brianne's Basics charity favors were passed out. We made over 100 for the event and gave out most of them :-)

Wednesday was the OC Brides Mixer at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. It's a beautifully restored vintage museum. Original houses from the 1800s, barns, tools, etc. Absolutely gorgeous.

I even won two raffle prizes! A $10 gift card for M. Foscari in Anaheim, and six months free listing on OCBrides.com

I met so many wedding professionals and all of them loved the concept! Customized party favors with a charity focus.

This is such an exciting time!

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Have your party favors done for free!

I'm giving away a set of party favors! Personalized party favors, done for your event, for FREE! I'm looking for a few businesses interested in "cross promotion". You promote my party favor business, either in your store or online. I'll provide party favors for your next event! Email me at 4briannesbasics {at} gmail {dot} com Thanks!
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Our 1st Party = Success!

While at the Long Beach Sunday Market, I met a mom named Robin. We had previously met online, & we discussed the possibility of me doing party favors for her daughter's birthday. She chose a very eco friendly, creative reuse themed party. Perfect!

First, I made decorated seed packets. I chose annuals, since here in So Cal every season is garden season! Each packet was trimmed with lace doilies and adorned with a fabric pink rose.

Second, I made crochet hair flowers made from "rescued" yarn, meaning remnants that were donated.

I placed those in light and dark pink organza bags, and displayed them in tin dragonfly lanterns! The framed sign explained that 50 cents from each favor was donated to CHOC Walk.

It was a hit! She loved the colors, theme, all of it!

Our first party = success!

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Wedding Wire!

Have you seen our profile on Wedding Wire? If not, check it out HERE!

We have lots of events coming up, and we're expanding our online presence. Exciting times!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Let’s Go For It! NEW Goal Of $550 For CHOC Walk!

We’ve have (unofficially) hit our goal of $350! WOOHOO!!! I got a message from a friend saying a $50 donation is being sent in a few days!

NOW, can we hit $550?! If we do, then we also earn a free accessory at RideMakerz, a Vera Bradley coin purse, AND an extra Disneyland Parkhopper ticket! All of which will be given to those who donate :-)

So can we hit $550? We’re only $180 away, I think we can!

You can donate:
* By credit card at http://www.chocwalk.net/heathernelson

* By Paypal to heathernelson {at} live {dot} com
* By ordering Doodlekins products
* By check (email me at heathercrownelson {at} gmail {dot} com for the address!)

I'm A Doodlekins Diva!

I am SO excited and proud to announce I'm officially a Doodlekins Diva!

What's that? You've never heard of Doodlekins?!

It's such a great company, run by friendly people. The tagline is "Create Your Own Cartoon Family". And you really do! How fun is that!

You choose skin color, eyes, hair color, hair style, accessories, etc. My biggest draw was that they had Awareness Ribbon colors in a huge variety of colors. As you all know, I'm big on charity and volunteer work. So that really appealed to me.

The selection and assortment is astounding! They have notecards, notepaper, notepads, stationary. Totebags, mugs, t-shirts. Round stickers, address labels, etc. You can personalize them for literally just about anything: graduation, h0lidays, weddings, baby, charity, anything!

And yes, I'm not only a fan and independent distributor, but I'm also a loyal customer! I've order items for my day job in a wedding chapel, plus for my charity business Brianne's Basics. The items were quality, and almost too adorable to use!

I've been asked to be a Doodlekins Diva, which means I'm now an Independent Distributor for the company. And I am SO proud of that! I really do love this company, and what they do.

There are a few ways you can order:

* www.Doodlekins.com and where it asks how you found us put in "Diva-Nelson-1"


* Purchase from me directly!

And during my LAUNCH PARTY, you can help out a charity as well!

I'm participating in CHOC Walk In The Park, March On Alzheimer's, PurpleStride OC & possibly a few other walks by December. I will donate 75% of my qualifying commission to the event of your choice in your name!

In addition, you'll receive a coupon and gift pack from me.

For more information, please email me at DivaNelson1 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Offer valid on orders placed from September 8-30, 2010. Order must be placed through Heather Nelson, Doodlekins Diva/Independent Distributor. Order must be paid for by September 30, 2010. Amount donated depends on order total before shipping and taxes.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Charity Is A Work Of Heart... Show Your Guests That Also!

Brianne's Bridal Basics is expanding more & more even day!

We currently got new party favors. PLUS we're part of the So Cal Officiant Open House & Mixer on September 14!

You might be wondering, how exactly does this all work?

#1 You contact me at 4briannesbasics@gmail.com and tell me what type of party you’re planning. A wedding, a kid’s party, etc. You can also leave a comment here with your email & I'll contact you.

#2 You and I work together to create the perfect party favors or goody bags.

#3 I send you the box of favors, filled or unfilled (tba), plus a framed sign to display at the party saying something to the effect of “We have chosen to give $1 per guest to Kids Are Heroes. We invite you to learn more about this wonderful organization. Thank you for your support.”, etc.

#4 Favors run anywhere from 50 cents to $2 each. So this is a very cost efficient and practical way to add to your event!

#5 We decide on extra decorations, if any. Stickers, ribbons, etc.

It really is that easy! We can do party favors, birthdays, wedding, new baby, baptisms, etc. You name it, we'll do our best!

Please visit our new store at http://bridalbasics.etsy.com

Examples of our party favors:

* Yellow & white box: 35 cents each

* Maroon & creme fall box: 40 cents each

* Black & white bag: 40 cents each

* Black pillow box: 25 cents each

* Love frosted pillow box: 30 cents each

Thursday, September 2, 2010

LB Locals: you can a FREE massage for $5!

Long Beach locals have a chance to win one of my CHOC Walk prizes for only $5!

Here are the prizes LB Locals can win:

* $10 Gift Card to the LB Depot For Creative Reuse
* 60 minute Massage @ The Loft On Broadway
* Personal consult, haircut, & design with Robin @ The Loft On Broadway
* European Facial @ The Loft On Broadway

Here are ALL of the prizes so far:
* Disneyland Parkhopper ticket
* rare Downtown Disney Build A Bear
* Disney Anime themed scrapbook kit
* Scentsy full size warmer
* Scentsy plug in warmer

Again, there are MANY ways to win!

* LB LOCALS: Donate $5, receive (1) entry
* Donate $10, receive (1) entry
* Donate $30, receive (4) entries
* Donate $50, receive (6) entries!
* Purchase the Mickey or Minnie beanie from my etsy store!

OPTION 1: $25, black & white logo, website address
OPTION 2: $10, business name & website only
Your business name &/or logo will go on a special walk shirt I'm designing for our family team, Mikk's Kid  Krusaders. We're also going to have a small banner or sign with our team name. PLUS, All vendors will receive a Disney gift bag, plus a  certificate to display, in addition to all of the promotion @ our  various events & online!

You can donate at http://www.chocwalk.net/heathernelson or via Paypal to heathernelson {at} live {dot} com

For more information, please email Heather at heathercrownelson {at}  gmail {dot} com

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