Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FREEBIE :: St Patty's Day Art Print

You feeling LUCKY?
As promised here is the latest FREEBIE for the month of March! This one is an Art Print & it's my MONTHLY FREEBIE from me to YOU!

This would make a great gift as well for anyone you consider LUCKY to have as your friend. Put it in a nice frame & DONE!
I hope you have a great month & make sure to tell that special person that you feel LUCKY to have them in your life! Just as I feel lucky having you visit me here! =)

four leaf clover, lucky, free st patty's day art, st patrick's day, friends

This print is sized for an 8 x 10 frame but could easily be enlarged to fit an
11 x 14 or whatever size you needed. Print it out at home or take it to a printer for a larger size.

Just download your 
FREE 'ST. PATTY'S -LUCKY' print here & ENJOY!!
**by clicking & downloading this subway art 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!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

{WEDDING INSPIRATION} My Monthly Gig for Brenda's Wedding Blog

Who LOVES weddings? Who LOVES black & white wedding inspiration??
ME, ME, ME!!!!! {waving hand frantically in the air}
 Then if you are with me, you are in for a TREAT!

I have the honor of being a monthly contributor to Brenda's Wedding Blog, owner of Best Wedding Sites! I was asked a few months ago to be a regular contributor over there & I LOVE it! My first LOVE is weddings so this gig was right up my alley! Her blog is awesome as it has some amazing tips, loads of EYE CANDY & all things wedding related!
This past week, my latest post was all about BLACK & WHITE inspiration with a dash of HOT PINK!!! Those who really KNOW me, would also know that those were MY wedding colors almost 2 years ago . . . .so {twist, twist} of the arm, I gueeeeesssss I can do a board with those colors, if I haaaaaaave to! lol 
I still to this day, if I had to do it all over again WOULD pick the SAME color palette!
I just LOVE me some black & white weddings {with a dash of anything - especially HOT PINK though} 

Make sure to visit her blog & check out all the details I wrote about this board & where the inspiration came from! 

And did anyone SPY a wedding invite included in this post from MEEEEEE?
YES, why YES you did! Right smack dab in the middle . . . 
  And here is the listing for it in my Etsy shop!

Have you missed ANY of my past inspiration boards over there? 
Let me catch you up here . . . 

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Make sure to keep a look out for my next contribution over on her blog!
I always try to gather the most unique & fun ideas I can find & I hope you will always find a little 'eye candy' inspiration from it, to add into something YOU are planning! Special THANKS to Brenda for giving me this opportunity to have a BLAST doing something I LOVE! xoxo

Thursday, February 16, 2012

COLLECTION :: Rockstar Birthday Party

Hello my rocker fans out there!

I am so excited to grant you an ALL- ACCESS VIP pass to take a look at the all new ROCKSTAR birthday collection!

rocker birthday, rocker party, damask, VIP pass, adult party idea
 {photo courtesy of Dreamin n' Details Design}

This is an AWESOME birthday party theme as it could be used for men & women - adults & teens that wanna ROCK n ROLL all night & party every day! PERFECT & such a fun theme that you can do alot with as far as the food & decor!

This collection IDEA came from my good friend, Cineca from Dreamin n Details Design when she emailed me & asked me to design this collection. I just LOVE custom design work!  She wanted some damask & of course a rocker color scheme of black & red with some purple thrown in! She also told me what she needed: an invite, labels, VIP passes for nametags & a couple other items.

Here are a few pics from her party with the ROCKSTAR collection:

I'm with the band, rocker invite, rock n roll party, concert ticket invite
 {photo courtesy of Dreamin n' Details Design}

rockstar party, shots, black & red, rocker birthday party, VIP pass
 {photo courtesy of Dreamin n' Details Design}

To see the ENTIRE Rockstar party that Cineca threw, you can visit her blog here:

So here you have it & what's included in this collection . . .ENJOY!

I'm with the band invite, rockstar birthday invite, rocker concert ticket invite

Invite - can be found listed here in my shop

rockstar toppers, rocker birthday toppers, rock party confetti
Toppers that can be used scattered on tables or put them on sticks & add to food for decor.

I'm with the band labels, food labels, rock party food labels, table tents

These large labels are used in this photo below:
rock party decor, i"m with the band, music party, rockin birthday party
 {photo courtesy of Dreamin n' Details Design}

VIP passes used for nametags for the guests - keepin it legit!
VIP pass nametags, VIP passes, rocker birthday party, rock n roll

A couple other things I added to this collection:
dessert bar labels, small food labels for rock party

Smaller labels - could be used for food/ dessert bar labels

damask napkin wraps, napkin wraps for rocker party, rockstar birthday 
Drink flags

and pictured is a ROCKSTAR banner that also comes with this collection

rockstar birthday party pack, rockstar banner, rockstar VIP passes

You can find this collection in my shop here, if you are looking for a great theme for a friend or a teenager. Includes everything you could need to create a ROCKIN good party!

Thanks for being here- enjoy your day! xoxo

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

{SWEET GIVEAWAY} Pick Your Plum 'Get It' Giveaway

{**this giveaway is now CLOSED! 2/22/12}

Our winner is:
Jesy Kessel!!!

Congratulations!!!! Please contact me at
with 24 hours to claim this uber cool PRIZE PACKAGE from Pick Your Plum!!! 
Thanks to everyone who entered & make sure to stick around as I have more surprises coming soon! =)


to the most sa-weeeetest fans & followers in the whole world. xoxo

Let me ask YOU somethin'. Do you LOVE crafting? Do you LOVE a sa-weet deal?
Then you are gonna LOVE LOVE LOVE my news I am about to share!

I am so insanely EXCITED & THRILLED to bring you all the most awesome sweetest NEWS of the day. Pick Your Plum is giving me the goods to share with you in an AWESOME SWEET giveaway!!!! 
{AAAAAAA <---------- me being SUPER stoked about this}

For example, click here for today's DEAL:

WHAT? Are you kidding me? Did I hear someone say what is Pick Your Plum?
Well let me just be the FIRST to share their AWESOME-NESS with you!
I literally STALK their site EVERY morning! Yes I admit it & I own it! Every day, Pick Your Plum offers a very limited supply of ONE amazing deal at an AMAZING SA-WEEET price. And lemme tell you - the goods go FAST! Once they SELL out, that's it! It's a total "ya snooze ya lose" concept but that IS what makes it so FUN!
They post the deals at 9am EST & I am always right there to 'get it'! 

The have a FABULOUS variety-  everything from deals for the crafter like twine, baking cups & vinyl to awesome deals for the fashionista - like a hip scarf to little ruffle leg warmers for the little one! It's AWESOME!!!!! They are seriously one of my ALL-TIME favorite places to shop & I think it's because it's like Christmas morning every day - LOVE it!

Here are some of the AMAZING deals I have picked up:

A few more awesome deals they have had lately . . .


Pretty sweet goods huh? Well remember, there are limited quantities every day, so set that alarm if you have to & 'Pick Your Plum . . . Get it Before Your Neighbor Does'.


So here's the deal-io . . .Pick Your Plum is giving one Eye Candy Event Details reader a SURPRISE crafting box of goods worth $75! It will be like Christmas morning opening that box up & checking everything out - you will be swooning!

Yup . . .you read that correctly . . . they rock & they're giving MY readers the goods! YAY!

So who wants to WIN??
4 chances to win the super sa-weet box full o' goodies! Must complete all 4 & the winner will be announced next week on Wednesday February 22 - so make sure to get in!
(winner selected via
1. Head on over to Pick Your Plum and make sure to sign up for their daily email so you will NEVER miss the deals!
2. hop over & give Pick Your Plum some good 'ol lovin' on FB - make sure to let them know I sent ya when liking their page!
3. make sure you are a blog follower of mine - sign up right on this page here 
4. share this giveaway by tagging me in it by using the @ sign
ex. 'Check out this amazing giveaway from @EyeCandyEventDetails & Pick Your Plum'
** make sure to come back here & leave a separate comment for each entry to have it counted.

** must have a U.S. shipping address to WIN
 And lastly a super huge THANK YOU to Pick Your Plum for giving us the goods! xoxo

Saturday, February 11, 2012


{CHOOSE JOY} . . .I AM! . . 
I will "Choose Joy"!!!

Are you familiar with Ashley's story of Lil Blue Boo
All I ask is you each take ONE small minute & meet her. She is a fellow artist/blogger & someone who I am proud to know (even if only 'online'). She has an amazing strength & you will fall in love with her! She will make you laugh & cry all at the same time! She is fighting a nasty, nasty cancer & I am choosing to HELP! 
You may be interested in this blog post that contains information about an Auction benefiting Miss Ashley and her family. I am so beyond HONORED to be a small part of this - I am designing an art print to be auctioned off during this benefit to help raise money for her! They had so many people willing to donate that they had to cut it off so they would have time to auction all the awesome donations off. I was lucky & got in-  I'm so humbled to help out! =)
The auction is set for February 27-29, 2012.  It will go live at 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST on the 27th and the ending times will be staggered a bit throughout the evening on the 29th to allow as many people as possible to bid on the items that are so generously being donated.
I have had people ask me HOW they can help in the meantime? A couple different ways: there is a button available for you to post on your blog and website to help spread the word about the auction, you can find it at , you will also find a little more information about Ashley and her fight there.
Also please check out for some exclusive t-shirts they had designed & all proceeds go to benefit Ashley!!!  Please help spread the word!! 

I have posted here, some more info from the wendy's blog, she is organizing the auction: 
When is the auction?
February 27-29, 2012.  It starts at 8pm EST/11 pm PST and the end times will be staggered through the evening on the 29th, the exact ending times will be noted within each listing. Please note that Hyenacart auctions end 2 minutes after the last bid.
Where will the auction be held?
On a special site hosted by Hyena Cart. It is under construction right now, the address will be shared as we get a little closer to the auction date.  You will need a shopping account on in order to bid.
What kinds of items will be offered?
We have been privileged to get donations from some very large handmade and unique companies. I think you will be THRILLED with what we will have to offer. So far we have a wide variety of items...photographers offering fabulous packages for all over the country, many doll makers and clothiers, and a large amount of clothing vendors. We will be posting previews of items as we get closer to the date...but let me just tell you, SAVE YOUR MONEY. I promise, you are going to want to bid on this stuff.
Can I make something for the auction?
Donations were only being accepted from businesses...and currently we are not accepting any more donations.
 I don’t like auctions, but I want to help… How?
No problem! There is a donate button directly to your right on my sidebar. This button is linked to Ashley's donation account and she receives all the funds that are received through it.  Anything you can give to Ashley would be AWESOME.
What happens if I win one of the auctions?
You will be required to pay within 24 hours of the auction ending. All payments will be made by paypal.  Please make sure your Paypal shipping address is correct, that is the address we will ship to, no exceptions.   We are unable to accept money orders or e-checks.  If you are unable to complete the transaction, the item will go to the next highest bidder.
 I am outside of the U.S., do you ship internationally?
Items can be shipped internationally unless the listing description states otherwise.  Some items will be services, so don’t bid if you are not in that area.  If you are outside of the U.S., the donor of the item will contact you after payment has been made to make arrangements to ship your item, you may be responsible for the shipping charges.
How much of the proceeds go to Ashley?
100%.  Team Ashley has donated their time and is not taking any salary or compensation from this auction. This is currently the only auction endorsed by Ashley and Lil Blue Boo.
 Another way you can help is to get one of these awesome 'Fear will Not Rule' t-shirts & tanks - but quantities are limited - I ordered mine already!!! You can get them here in the shop.
I hope you will join me in spreading the word about Ashley & this auction. I am sure we all can relate to knowing someone at some time, some place in our lives that has had to fight the fight as well. So let's do it for ALL cancer fighters!
Just remember this . . .one of the reasons this gets to me so much, is this could be ANY one of us fighting this cancer right now. We are NOT promised tomorrows only TODAY!
I WILL help a sister in need & CHOOSE JOY! Who's with me? ♥

Thursday, February 9, 2012

{GIFT IDEAS} for Valentines Day under $10

WHO loves Valentines Day??

I do too, but sometimes it is a little stressful coming up with just the 'perfect' gift to surprise your loved one with. Because let's face it . . . what can we give to them that can equate to all the love they show towards us?? Right!?

So since Valentines Day is just right around the corner & you may still be figuring out what to give that special someone, I thought I would share a couple ways that I may be able to help!

I have a couple items that I have designed recently & added to the shop, that I thought to share with you as they would be perfect as a thoughtful & meaningful gift idea!

Either one of these art prints would be an easy, inexpensive but fabulous gift for someone. 

First up, is this ombre LOVE print - simple, stylish yet fun & is available in 4 different color choices . . . just choose at checkout!
- aqua & gray, pink & gray, green & gray, berry & gray
This would look amazing in a colored frame to match the color you choose - very artsy! You can find the listing here for this print.

The other is the "Mr. & Mrs." print for those of you that are sentimental.
This one is perfect as I customize your names & your wedding date or a date that is significant to you & yours to give you an amazing gift that is personalized.
AND there are 2 different designs to choose from!

This would look amazing in an all white or all black frame or even a silver one.  You can find the listing here for this print.

Hope you find that perfect gift & let me know if I can help out with either of these art prints!
Until next time . . . xoxo

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

{NICKELODEON press} + Kids Valentine Craft Tutorial

I wanted to share a couple quick & EASY kids Valentines Day ideas with you today. Some of you may be looking for a fun project or craft to do with your kids for Valentines Day. Others may be looking for a craft to bring to your child's classroom next week for their parties at school. (me being one of those)

BOTH of the ideas I will share with you involve PENCILS.
KIDS of ALL ages just love them some pencils!!!

This idea was shared in a round-up over in 'ParentsConnect' on Nickelodeon last week.  {It's the last one listed.} Super excited about that & here it is with all the other wonderful ideas as well:

'ParentsConnect' on Nickelodeon

I know this is just a screen shot, so if you would like to see the actual post written by the fabulous, Danielle from 'A Few of my Favorite Things' , just click here.

This idea that was featured & a few others from last year, you can find in my post here.

Here is the step-by-step instructions on how to make these & let me tell you, 
the kids LOVE them! Super FUN!

We will call him "Silly Heart Pencil Topper" - k?
To create: (1) - use the craft coloring sheet & color in one of the hearts & cut out, (2) - take pipe cleaner & twist in knot at top of a pencil, (3) - continue wrapping the pipe cleaner around another pencil to create the 'twisted' effect, (4) - repeat on other side until you get the 'antennae' look, (5) - cut a heart shape out of the pattern paper, (6) - fold vertically in 1/2, (7) - snip 2 cuts on the fold  - one about an inch down from the top & the other an inch from bottom - both about 1/2 in., (8) - insert pencil w/ antennae in the 2 holes snipped, (9) - glue on sides of heart from step 1 & adhere to the heart w/ the pencil in it (don't glue entire backside of silly face heart - so it allows you to remove pencil)
Next up . . .   Valentine 'shaped' pencil!

 To create: (1) take pipe cleaner & measure down about 8 in & create a loop, (2) cross the loop towards the bottom, (3) twist them together, (4) it should look like this, (5) start twisting the bottom of pipe cleaner around the top of a pencil, (6) looks like this

 (7) push down at the center of your loop, (8) this will create the heart shape & adjust it the way you like, (9) should look like this - You can then add a topper as a Valentine & you're done!

I will be sharing MORE ideas in the next few days on KIDS craft ideas for their parties!
{The printable designs I used & the coloring sheets can be found in the same collection in my shop here & it's on sale!}

Thanks for checking this out today!