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Designing and Styling this party was seriously the most fun I've had by myself in a long time...lol Kahlen is completely in love with Tutus & Baby Dolls at the age of 2. So it was pretty simple that her theme would be TwoTwo's (tutus) & Baby Dolls. That girlie side in me came out in a snap....oh, and I enjoyed every part of that side as long as I could! COLOUR SCHEME My daughters 1st birthday (Pom Pom Winter ONEderland) was full of fun bright colours suitable for a boy or girl. This time I wanted to keep it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Crystal and Akiko
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Over the course of 3 days, Ben, Kahlen and I had 3 dinner parties to attend and one crepe brekkie. So not complaining, scrumptious food in this bellay makes me one happy lady....or could it be that not one pot required a bath in our house? Yup. that too! My antisocial self with lactose and gluten have been conversing more than usual the past few days and has now decided I am so ready for a cleanse to happen up in hur. Think I am ready to start THIS lovely cleanse over at Healthful Pursuit; my go-to blog lately for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at Crystal and Akiko
I'm so happy you found us! We love interacting with the amazing people on our blog. Now that I look at this post, I realize I haven't used my embossing folders in awhile...time to dust them off and join you tonight =) I haven't tried this technique with pigment inks. I'm assuming the ink may smudge once you add the pressure to the embossing folder. I shall try this and see what happens. Thanks for joining us! Love and Smiles
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I always said my brother was a star, in fact, my entire family are artsy fartsy stars. The talent in these genes are a huge blessing. But today this post is for my brother, Clyde. I know I talk a lot about the things my family are up too, but I find it interesting that we are just a normal family with the laughs, tragedies and obstacles everyone else encounters and yet, I forget my siblings are Broadway Stars. Every now and then I get a nice slap-in-the-face watching fans stand outside the stage door with their pens in hand,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at Crystal and Akiko
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I never think the love for my sweet potato could get any grander than it already is, but somehow, with each day that passes...it does. Sometimes I clench my teeth together so hard while squeezing her like a squishy teddy bear that I feel like I chipped a tooth! This is some pretty serious love...my heart must be ready to explode. Hold your horses you little organ....I have more potatoes to add to this family! There is so much love to share in this Tusim Crib that I designed a little somethin' somethin' for Kahlen to Spread The Love and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at Crystal and Akiko
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So, I'm kind of missing Christmas. We are a little crazy when it comes to Christmas time...we mean business. There is something about Christmas that fills our hearts, our souls and of course our bellies. I really think it's because we get to see those we love that we don't see very often....like my brother & sister OR that gift you've been staring at all night with your name on it invisioning a Mac Book Pro in it...ha This Christmas was so special having everyone together....but it was RUSH RUSH RUSH!!! Last year, Ben, Kahlen and I spent Christmas Eve... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Crystal and Akiko
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Hope everyone has received our Christmas card by now!! We had a ton of fun, with my uncle Rui Lopes behind the lens, capturing these fun moments. This card was a breeze to design with these wonderful shots. I think he caught our silly Alves-Tusim side quite well =) Clearly she doesn't like what we have to say.... I get to spend this day with the loves-of-my-life, brother, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins, but it's EVEN BETTER that both my siblings, Tessa & Clyde and my seester-in-law Robyn, will be joining us this year. It is absolutely "The Most Wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at Crystal and Akiko
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I had a WONDERFUL client, Linda, ask me to design a couple things for her school party that coordinated with my Melted Snowman & Snowman Soup labels. Ummm....I melted with love when I saw these photos. She is so super clever and I thought how lucky those kids were to receive such sweet and thoughtful treats by one talented lady! A box filled with Mixed Up Snowman Snacks, Melted Snowman Water, carrot Snowman Noses and Snowman Soup. Such a clever way to get little ones to drink more water and chomp on some healthy carrots. Look at that donut snowman...AHHHH...I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2012 at Crystal and Akiko
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What a whirlwind these past couple of weeks have been. For the longest time I just didn't know where to turn or what to do next. Today I'm finally able to say I can see somewhat clearly. We lost my 82 year old grandfather last week, which threw our world upside down. But I'm so happy to say he has reunited with my grandmother and they are having a killer dance right now!! I smile as I think of it =) He was a beautiful man who touched the lives of hundreds of people. Love and miss you vovo...muah The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Crystal and Akiko
Wow! That's a long time =) Congratulations on your success!!! I grow more in love with their stuff everyday!! Akiko and I have been customers for about 5 years now. Thanks for your sweet comment Angie...love and smiles!!
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2012 on Penguin Gift at Crystal and Akiko
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I had a lovely client ask me to make these snowman soup labels to coordinate with my Melted Snowman Water Bottle Labels. I just thought this was the cutest little idea and loved that someone would be getting this thoughtful gift. Giving the gift of a warm & cozy cup of hot chocolate accompanied with marshmallows and chocolate kisses with a hint of peppermint candy cane just made my heart smile. Soooo....I couldn't help myself but rush home after work last night, stock up on some Snowman Soup goodies and literally make a big batch of 30 of these. bah... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at Crystal and Akiko
Thank You Leslie! It was really the most fun Ive had designing a party....especially because it was for my little munchkin =) I actually still decorate with those snowflakes for the holidays. I just LOVE seeing her cute cheeks all over the place...haha Love and smiles!
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2012 on Pom Pom Winter ONEderland at Crystal and Akiko
Ahhh!!! Thank you Bird! Love linking up to your parties....so honoured you featured me, love and smiles =)
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2012 on Pom Pom Winter ONEderland at Crystal and Akiko
luv u! xo
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2012 on Delayed Thanks at Crystal and Akiko
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So it's time to admit that this past Thursday I realized American Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday. Hmm...interesting. And soooo not fair! Def jealous over the extra day you all get plus that ridiculously amazing parade, cha! My point is, I held on to photos from OUR Canadiana Spanksgiving to share with you all on the American one. I guess it was my way of celebrating with my siblings over in NYC. We miss stuffing our Portuguesie bellies together =( Soooooo....here it is. My delayed Thanksgiving I'm sharing with you and mah siblings...muah! A HUGE Thanksgiving Thanks to the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Crystal and Akiko
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This Melted Snowman Bottle Label I designed for my daughters Pom Pom Winter ONEderland Birthday is on fire! Probably why this poor dude melted in the first place. bah ha, that was total cheese mozzarella =P I received numerous requests about how our DIY'ers could get their hands on the label, so I finally posted it on our Etsy Shop and BEEP BEEP, BEEP BEEP, BEEP BEEP is all my phone did allllll night long with every purchase. Thank you you Wakawoo Partiers!!! xoxo This label is also a part of the entire Pom Pom Winter ONEderland Collection on our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2012 at Crystal and Akiko
Hi Kristi!! I designed them in Illustrator. I've been receiving numerous requests for these so I recently listed them in our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/114933268/melted-snowman-water-bottle-label I hope this was helpful...if not, give me another shout! smiles =)
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2012 on Pom Pom Winter ONEderland at Crystal and Akiko
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It's super easy to make sweet girly cards and boo-tiful lady cards but when it comes to men, the floral stamps and flourishes just don't cut it. This is where I struggle. I start a card with the intention of it landing in a mans hand, but I just can't help but embellish with flowers and hearts and rhinestones and pearls...haha I was feeling inspired by Movember and this "interesting" Dirty Sanchez stuff above my hubby's lip... I found some scraps with houses and clouds and thought, that's as manly as I'm gonna get in my stash. So a happy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at Crystal and Akiko
Thank you Sandy!! It was such an incredible day! Can't wait for her 2nd birthday =) Smiles
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2012 on Pom Pom Winter ONEderland at Crystal and Akiko
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How fitting is this? I get home from work yesterday and notice a prezzie at my doorstep. Of course, my initial reaction was "I hope it's for me!" That's not selfish at all =P Common...you all think the same thing when you get a parcel at your doorstep..hehe I get excited every month when my Melaleuca box arrives at my door. Really?...Melaleuca? I'm excited to get my monthly cleaning products? Yup! It IS for me!!! And this little cutie was waiting inside.... From my bestie, Akiko. Why? Because she saw it and thought of me =) Eee!! Suddenly the gift... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at Crystal and Akiko
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Umm...brrrrr. Since Sandy came to visit, she left us Winter...Nooo!! Okay, we live in Canada, expect the chills and frost bite right? But I WANT THE FALL-ZEE WEATHER FIRST! Sheesh. Who decided to skip over that season? Well, since we are sporting the winter gear, thought I would FINALLY post my daughters 1st Birthday Party that only happend about 10 months ago...ha! It was a COOL Pom Pom Winter ONEderland of fun. Kahlen was born in the wintery months and I felt like I had completely missed winter that year. When I was finally recovered, I went outside with my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at Crystal and Akiko
AHHHHH!!! Sooo excited =) I have never heard of linking up to parties before till I stumbled upon your blog (which I LOVE)...so honoured! Thanks Bird! Hope we can party together more =P love and smiles!
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2012 on Bedtime Stories Baby Shower at Crystal and Akiko
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Cyndi Lauper was a star last night, dancing and singing in and out of each home. Her backup singers MJ and Madonna stood clear as Cyndi dazzled the crowds with her cheerful cords, rockin' moves and sparkling smile. Weerk!!! We are a crazy bunch! Always ready to have a good time whenever possible! Did anyone end up playing our printable halloween charades last night??? I'm curious, what was your little ones Halloween persona? Moving on... Just finished this LO a couple weeks ago and it felt quite fallzee. Oh, and I'm LOVING the Speaking of Fall cricut cartridge...so much fun... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at Crystal and Akiko
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I tell you, hurricane Sandy spooked me right out. My nerves were on edge knowing "Sandy" was about to devastate the city where my sister, brother & sister-in-law live, not to mention everyone else who would be affected =( Especially after hearing my sis lost power and was turning off her cell phone to conserve energy....AHHHH....how do us paranoid Torontonians get a hold of you when this picture taken one block from your apartment is floating the web?! I also didn't sleep AT ALL that night, listening to my shingles slowly, one-by-one, sliding off my roof...the knot in my stomach... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at Crystal and Akiko
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Yup! Someone had a baby!! I designed this Bedtime Stories Baby Shower for mah girl AKIKO!!! Ohhh how you are so in shock right now...I told you A LOT has happend =P This past year we have been going nuts designing parties for the ones we love and thought...HEY, why not post them on Etsy for others to enjoy. So here it is....our brand spankin new SHOP on Etsy. For those of you who know us, we have quite the energetic personalities and do and say the craziest things, so of course our shop would be called Wakawoo Events **enter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at Crystal and Akiko