I did my first pop-up of the season this weekend in beautiful downtown Palm Springs hosted by Interstellar Comic Books & Gifts. In the last year, I’ve only done a total of three pop ups and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each and every single one of them because of the connections and friendships I’ve made.
The first two times I participated in an event I was selling Lipsense and while I’m still a Lipsense distributor, I put that on the back burner to focus on the stuff that makes my heart sing; creating unique, colorful hand lettered gifts and greeting cards featuring puns and feel-good phrases in English, Spanish AND Spanglish.
Below is a short compilation of my Instagram stories that I shared the night before the event as I practiced setting up my display. Let me know what you think!
Aside from doing pop ups around town, I’ve also decided to host hand lettering workshops in my home and in the homes or business locations of friends and family.
So, if you’re in the Coachella Valley and you’re interested in hosting a lettering workshop or pop-up shop, please send me a note! I’d love the opportunity to co-create an event that is fun for all.
I have a Zazzle store at QuePartyTanFancy.com that I have neglected for many years now, but it's time I show it a little TLC. Obviously, I'm missing an opportunity by neglecting that side of my skills set. I speak Spanish fluently and if I combine it with lettering and cute illustration - hello Spanish market! Sigh...so many ideas and so little time. Do you ever feel that way? Like if you had an extra 20 hours a week you'd be creating greatness, running an empire AND running marathons too? Lol. Well, obviously I do!
I've been designing stationery for many years now, but hey why stop there? Thanks to Zazzle I can add my designs to household items and create gifts like this one, para el hijo o hija de tu (pinche) suegra, or for that special someone in your life that you adore, but annoys the crap out of you!
Because love is not always roses and smiles, it's also about tolerance and putting up with a bit of nagging or whining every now and then. Hey, we're only human. Now let's be honest humans. If you dare! ;)
60 years ago today, in a small town in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, my mom came into this world as the 3rd born out of 10 kids total. And you know what? My dad also happens to be 1 out of 10 kids so yes, I have a huge family with lots and lots of tias, tios, cousins - and I wouldn't have it any other way! I love being part of such a big family, and most important of all, I love that she is my mom and that she gave me awesome siblings - ha! So, happy hump day my friends! And to this amazing, smart, strong woman of courage and faith that I get to call "mom", a very very Feliz Cumpleaños. I love you mom!
Mother's Day is only two days away, and guess what? This year it falls on May 10th, same day as Mexican Mother's Day, so HURRAY for not having to remember to call my mom twice in one week to wish her a "happy Mother's Day" and then a "Feliz dia de Las Madres!"
So, have you bought anything or do you have anything planned for your mamacita linda? If you're like me, the answer is "OMG, I gotta go to the store!" Makes me want to give myself a chanclaso right now just for waiting till the last minute. But maybe you're a badass and you already have your mom's gift, you just didn't buy a greeting card for her because they're all mushy and your mom is an anti-mushy Mexican badass woman who gives awkward hugs because she doesn't want you to break down her protective emotional walls. Well, regardless, if you were raised by a Mexican woman, you know first hand that her favorite disciplinary weapon of choice was, and always will be, the chancla (yes, a sandal). Hasta te arde la espalda just thinking about it, right? Ouch...I think I see a little smoke coming out of there, haber, turn around. No, you're okay, I think it was just my vision getting cloudy with the tears of joy brought on by the memories of the many chanclasos I got which turned me into (you guessed it) the badass woman that I am today. This one's for you mom! No mushy cards for you, no way - guakala!
Some moms get Tony Awards. Others win Oscars or Golden Globes. Today, I am providing you with this printable file of "The Golden Chancla Award," which you can dedicate and lovingly present to the woman who gave you life, gave you love and gave you many consejos and chanclasos. Because let's face it, she deserves this beautiful homage as much as you deserved las chingas que te puso.
Get your free copy today! I bet she'll laugh and then smack you with it too.
It's only available as free printable through Saturday, May 9th - andale apurate, _get it now!
Card measures 5"x7", fits in a standard A7 envelope.
Hi - I'm Dio!
& LipSense Distributor on a mission to color your world!
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