Tuesday, January 25, 2011

{KISS ME Giveaway} Eye Candy Event Details & FairyCute + PROPS

Are you ready for an AMAZING giveaway?!
Well you better be, since this one is giving you some EXTRAordinary items!
And what might one have to do to participate & WIN this great giveaway?
(we'll get to that in a minute . . .)

First things first  . . my partner in crime on this giveaway . . .
have you met Rachel from FairyCute??
I had the pleasure of meeting her (online) - she
has FABULOUS lip balms & even started recently doing
little custom soaps which would make AWESOME
party favors for a kids party! (heck - an adult's party too! I want some!)
We have been working together to come up w/ something to 
go along w/ this shoot!
She decided that she would send me some lip balms for 
the giveaway & she has! She also asked me if I would like to design the 
packaging for the lip balms to MATCH THE DECOR! Are you 
kidding me right now . . .seriously?  . . .anyone that knows me
KNOWS that I always wanted to do something in the package
design industry but never was led in that direction. SO yay - 
I got to design the packaging of HER product . . . .

pretty cool huh? I {heart} it so much! =)

GIVEAWAY prizes that ONE lucky winner will receive:

1.a 14 pack of FairyCute strawberry "KISS ME" lip balms
(these would be great to hand out w/ a cute Valentine
postcard from my collection)

2. the complete "KISS ME" Valentines collection
that includes postcards, love notes, gift tag/ toppers,
napkin wraps, printable pattern paper, frameable artwork
{printable pattern paper used above to cut out
a heart topper & below as gift wrap}

3. next up . . . how about some PROPS from this shoot?!
(everyone say yaaaaaaay for props!)
you will receive: 
- the heart ornaments in hot pink & red
- "Kisses" glittered saying
- "lips" boa pen used to write the "love notes"
- the black & hot pink "lip print" scarf
- pair of cherry flavored "lip" lollipops
- the heart shaped "KISS ME" soap on a stick
in Mad Love scent (from Pier 1)
- and last BUT not least . . .this ADORABLE
red & white polka dot ceramic cake platter
(holds about 6 reg. size cupcakes)

Are WE excited yet?

To enter - earn multiple chances by:
1. follow this blog {eye candy event details} or tell me you are
& leave a comment here on if you would use this giveaway for
a romantic breakfast or dinner (like shown here)

ADDitional chances:
2. "like" Eye Candy Event Details on FB or tell me you already do
- either way comment with "XOXO" on the FB pg for another chance

3. "like" FairyCute on FB or tell me you already do
- either way comment with "XOXO" on the FB pg for another chance

4. purchase the "KISS ME" Valentines printables from my Etsy shop
(between now & 1-31) & earn 10 EXTRA chances (just post here you did)
*** it's on SALE now for only $10

5. make a purchase from Fairycute in her Etsy shop {between now & 1-31}
& earn 10 EXTRA chances (just post here you did) 

This giveaway ends on midnight on Monday 1-31-11.
Winner will be notified on Tuesday 2-1-11 so please make
sure I have a way to reach you! GOOD LUCK! =)

This giveaway is ONLY open to U.S. residents & MUST have a U.S.
mailing address to be eligible. (sorry b/c of shipping =)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

{NEW YORK bound} SALE! On KISS ME Valentines Day printables

hello everyone!

Some of you may know (some may not), I am a NEW member 
of the Martha Stewart's "Dreamers into Doers" group 
& back in October they allowed 80 people
to sign up (out of 7700) for a 2-day convention she is 
hosting for people who have just started their businesses 
to attend workshops, plus network & more! 

Anyway - I got put on a waiting list & didn't think I would be able to go 
(or so I thought) EVEN though I was so BUMMED since 
I really wanted this for my business. . 
i got an email the other day saying I was "next" on the waiting list 
& a spot had opened up!!! Are you kidding me???

So after much "back & forth" since I had (financially) 
NOT planned for this (since being laid off in Dec. & hubby was in Sept) so . . . .
this is what we are doing to help get us there  . . . so we can make this
business BETTER - for me & YOU! 

I am offering everyone who is a blog reader, 
25% OFF the new "Kiss ME" printable Valentines Day collection!
(until this Friday -1-14-11) 

I would really appreciate you letting your friends know they can get a 
great deal on this very USEFUL package 
& help someone try & reach their DREAM all
at the same time! =)

& enter in code: NEWYORK25 at checkout & 
you will get 25% off the printable package! 

You will then receive the package via email within 24 hours!

Here is everything that is included in this package:

1. postcards: very general to be able to send to your loved ones or
pass them out

2. gift tags / toppers: use these as gift tags, cupcake/dessert toppers,
decor, etc.

3. Love Notes - hide a note in a lunch bag, or in a shirt pocket. 
You can also use these for labels, or decor accents, or even tags.

4. Napkin wraps -Use them as napkin wraps, or labels on bottles or as decor accents

5. Pattern paper pack - Have some fun with our various paper designs. 
Use these for scrapbooking, place mats, decor accents, door signs, cones or 
cut/punch out shapes to go with some of our other Valentines Day Party Pack pieces.

~ The Paper Pack has 8 different designs and patterns. 
There is red, pink and black damask, lips and dots used in varying ways.

6. FREE poster - use as a door hanger or put in frame for home decor or
use as kids party at school

Thanks so much for checking this out & if you use any of these - 
please send me pics to laura@eyecandyeventdetails & I can always
do a little "client eye-candy" for everyone to see!

thanks xoxo  Laura

Thursday, January 6, 2011

FREEBIE :: Valentines Day Art Print

Hello everyone!

As promised here is your FREE printable for helping me reach 300 followers! 
Please keep suggesting me to your friends - because at 500 - we're gonna really CRANK it up with a MASSIVE giveaway! =)

damask, heart balloon, free valentines art, happy valentines day

Wouldn't this look FAB in a hot pink or bright red frame on a mantle?

Download your FREE Valentines Day art print here.

**by clicking & downloading ANY of my subway art designs, you ARE agreeing to the RULES & copyright guidelines below! 


  • Eye Candy Creative Studio printables are designed for your PERSONAL USE only. Please do not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim them as your own.
  • I encourage you to share with your fans, friends, on your blog and all I ask is to PLEASE, {be kind} & post/ tag a link back to this website so I know who's enjoying them. Thanks - I appreciate it! =)
  • And PLEASE do NOT remove the copyright mark - thanks!

To view the entire Kiss Me Valentines Collection 
(including postcards, gift tags, love notes & more), go to

Are you loving the "eye candy" here?

Then join me over on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter & Instagram so you never miss out on an exclusive deal or any behind the scenes photos!  

Check out my designs, artwork & decor in my Etsy shop!

{Mod Damask} Christmas Party / Recognition Dinner

Just wanted to take a minute to show you this party I had the honor 
of being a part of designing & planning over the holidays. 
It was for a client who worked for a teen center & 
they were hosting an awards/ recognition dinner Christmas party. 
They came to me, to have me plan, design & set-up all the decorations, create centerpieces & make a candy bar / dessert table for this event. 
What a blast it was trying to come up with some ideas 
for centerpieces & the dessert table. You all know how I just LOVE 
to "get my craft on" & make centerpieces in stead of just 
purchasing something. Take a look . . .

My inspiration was to do the event in Christmas colors 
but NOT the "typical" Christmas-y look. So I thought damask is 
so classic (+ my FAV) and use a touch of red. 
After talking with the client she loved the idea but wanted me 
to add a touch of purple (since that was the teen's center color)
I created the centerpieces above for the tables & used some boxes (below)
wrapped as gifts to coordinate on the tables. And what's an event
without some tissue poms - I was so excited when I found
DAMASK tissue paper!! Also (above) is a custom banner created
that said "you are STARS!" to honor the people that put
in so much time at the teen center.

 Here's a couple different versions of the centerpieces I created.
She told me after the party that the guests were "fighting" over
who got to take them home! (yay - they LOVED them!)

Then the dessert bar . . . AHHHH - I wanted to offer a good variety 
PLUS try to keep most of it matching the color scheme.
SO besides the candy - I baked mini OREO cupcakes
& made a marshmallow pop tree.

 Made the custom damask cones to match & for
something a little different.
CUSTOM mini nugget candy bar wraps to match the theme

 And here is the marshmallow pop tree - this was the focal
point of the candy & dessert bar! Very FUN! =)

 Hope you enjoyed these pics. Stay tuned for more party pics!
xoxo laura =)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR - whatcha WANT??? !

Why HELLO THERE & a big fat HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!
Tell me . . .

Have you asked yourself that question YET this year??
(btw - who can name the group or song that came from? - sorry
design A.D.D. kicking in . . .lol)

But seriously party playas . . . what DO you want this year?
Let's not make silly resolutions that (let's face it) we NEVER keep 
anyway . . . let's INSTEAD focus our efforts on what we WANT!

Here's what I WANT for this business this year:

10. to dial it up ALOT & buckle down & BUST out some
collections that are so FAB you will fall outta your seat
when you see them! 
(remember this is what I WANT - didn't say it would happen =)

9. to stay on top of THIS here blog & keep you guys all in 
"the know" a lot quicker than I have been doing
( I have so much 'eye candy' to show you still from last year)
but never fear - it's coming . . . yes OH it IS! =)

8. to find some FAB FAB vendors WILLING to bust out
some insanely cool collaborations together & BRING IT!
( just some new FUN people to work with would be sufficient)

7. jump HEAD FIRST into some SICK giveaways that everyone
will want to WIN! How cool would that be?
(again just some willing participants will do! =)

6. to BROADEN my business! . . . what does that even mean
you ask? Well let's just say I have been approached MANY
times lately about expanding the business into a division
that can EASILY be added  (for the LOCAL party playas)
- more work for me sure BUT I may be able to "collaborate" 
with some NEW people & throw the business their way.
(just sayin)

5. to offer all of the collections in printable format 
(for all the crafty kids in da house) AND also in . . .
(oh wait a minute I almost spoiled a BIG reveal - 
sorry gonna have to wait on that one!)
But just know this much - your life is about to get 
sooooo much easier to throw a kick-butt party!

4. to re-do my blog design & actually figure out WHAT the
"u know what"  - I am doing, so it is MORE user-friendly for you
(since it's NOT very friendly w/ me! in my world it's called 'wingin-it')

3. to get out more (stepping AWAY from this computer) & networking
w/ the locals & drumming up MORE local business
(since this IS our only source of income thanks to BOTH of us being laid off recently)

2. to give YOU what you want! I want you to email me, 
comment & tell me WHAT you need me to give you!
I am NOT in business unless you
contact me & let me know what I can do for you. 

Remember I can do:
- logo design - for companies or an event
- custom paper designs: invites, thank-you cards, stationary, cards,
candy bar labels, etc.
- party decor - including signage, backdrops, pom poms, banners, games
centerpieces, etc.
- CUSTOM card boxes (my fav) that matches any theme
- candy bars - the design & setting it up
- calligraphy services

SO TALK to me people! What parties are YOU planning this year?
Email me anytime & I can even help you w/ ideas!
(remember MY mind is a sea of never-ending ideas - let me unleash them! lol)

1. and the MOST IMPORTANT thing I want this year is . . .
helping out the "little party peeps" . . .the ones who are just 
getting started (like me) . . .I want to help as many people as I 
can & honestly try to reach out to someone new EVERY week
(would love to say every day - but only so many hrs people! - just sayin)
and find a way to help them in their business . . .whether it
be featuring them on my blog, working on a collection w/ them,
just offering advice, making them laugh or just being a friend. 

I want to PAY IT FORWARD & be 'that' person who never 
forgets that everyone starts somewhere & everyone has a
"first day" & may need someone to help them reach their goal.
(hey may sound 'cheese-eeee' but this IS what I want to try & do)

SO Whatcha, whatcha, whatcha want? 
Do you know?

Love to hear from some of you - leave a comment or email me at & we'll chat!

Thanks for letting me share! You're next! . . . .=)
xoxo laura