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Tropical Flower Balloon Arch

I originally designed this colorful arch for a luau event I did with several other balloon artists last June.  Since then I’ve had several customer requests for this arch.  Seems that, no matter how elaborate the rest of the balloon … Continue reading

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Princess Party Balloon Decorations

Funny how a last-minute addition can have lasting impact… A couple years ago, I was asked to provide a couple of balloon columns and some centerpieces for the birthday party for an adorable 1 year-old girl.  The theme?  PRINCESSES! For … Continue reading

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High School Dance – SUPERHERO idea for "how to ask"

This month I had a request from some teenage girls for some “superhero” balloons.  They wanted to “ask” someone to go to MORP (for those of you who don’t know what Morp is…it’s Prom backwards…girl-ask-guy). A couple gals used the phrase:  … Continue reading

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WEDDING IN PINK AND WHITE

I was recently asked to do the decorations for a wedding reception.  The bride and her mother wanted “balloons”.  The father said, “When I think of balloons – I think of a carnival.”  I assured him that we wouldn’t let the wedding decor look like a … Continue reading

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Balloons at the ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Fan Fest!

I’ll confess – walking through the tunnel and onto right field at Chase Field (home of the Arizona Diamondbacks) DEFINITELY made me giddy!  I was helping my good friend, Kristy Edel, set-up Baseball Bat Balloon Columns for the Diamondback’s Annual … Continue reading

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Christmas Trees & Santa’s Workshop – BALLOONS!

  Two dozen Balloon Christmas Trees!  Four were life-sized and twenty were tabletop sized centerpieces.  Volunteers helped by stringing lights and decorating all the trees.  We then filled the room by suspending a couple dozen foil balloon stars from the ceiling! Beautiful! Then, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Balloon Decorations with BIG FUN BALLOONS

This year I was privileged to take part in helping to create balloon decor for the Salvation Army’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner here in Phoenix.  Sponsored by Big Fun Balloons and Qualatex Balloons (Pioneer Balloon Company), volunteers come together each November to … Continue reading

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Overcoming Fears – CLOWNS!

In November 2012 I attended the Western Region Clown Association Convention in Laughlin, Nevada with two of my close friends and fellow balloon artists (Marta Hoburg & Taulbee McJunkin.) The classes were fun and instructive and the people were welcoming! … Continue reading

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Luau

A close friend of ours has been battling cancer for several years.  Each year he and his wife celebrate life by hosting a LUAU.  This year, I was priveleged to provide some balloon decor for this worthwhile event – A … Continue reading

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Getting that last bit of Ultra HiFloat to pump out of the jar…

How do you get the last bit of Ultra-HiFloat to pump out of the jar and into a few more DESPERATELY needed balloons at 5am when no balloon stores are open? Pray for help – and the answer comes!…Throw some … Continue reading

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Bowling Birthday Party – and BALLOONS!

Check these two “birthday kids” out! – So brave of them to wear their birthday hats to the bowling alley!              

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A visit from CAPTAIN AMERICA!

Imagine my surprise when I opened the door Sunday evening and found CAPTAIN AMERICA standing on my doorstep!  How cool is that?!  He’d come to visit his grandma who lives nearby…but had left his shield at home.  Noooo problem! –  a BALLOON SHIELD … Continue reading

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High School Dance – Cinderella also used a PUMPKIN

I went to my niece’s wedding this past weekend and got to visit with my brother’s family.  On my last night there I found out that my twin nephews had both been asked to the high school dance…more than a … Continue reading

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Two-Hour Flight Delay at the Airport – Twister Style!

What happens when balloon twisters find out their flight has been delayed for two hours?!? – IMPROMPTU BALLOON PARTY!!!! My brother, Dan, and I had a great time making interactive toys out of balloons for all the children at the gate…and several … Continue reading

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Jungle Safari Balloon Centerpieces – With a Twist

For this particular baby shower, I was asked to create centerpieces using twisted balloon animals.  I made these using larger size balloons that usual – making some of these centerpieces over 3 feet tall!  FUN!

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Contemporary Balloon Decorations

Because I love to create fun and unique balloon sculptures and decorations, customers typically call me with requests that require “balloon twisting”.  Last month, I was asked to provide some contemporary balloon decorations for a national conference for Origami Owl.   … Continue reading

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Balloon Luau

On occasion I get the opportunity to work with some of my FABULOUSLY TALENTED balloon artist friends on large balloon decor jobs. (Together we are “AZ Balloon Artists”.)   June 30th we created a tropical “Balloon Luau” for an event … Continue reading

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Baby Shower – Ocean / NauticalTheme

In June I was asked to provide some centerpieces for a Nautical Themed Baby Shower.  I love baby showers!  Seems to be that time of year….                

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Baby Shower Balloon Decorations – “It’s a Girl!”

I LOVE when I get the chance to make something with balloons I’ve never made before!  Whether simple or complex – it’s just fun! Over the weekend I got to make these cute “Baby” columns for a baby shower – … Continue reading

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Jungle Safari Balloon Animal Centerpieces

These balloon centerpieces were made for a Jungle Animal Themed Baby Shower! Monkeys, Zebras (my favorite), Lions, Elephants, Frogs,…and two balloon palm trees for the cake table. Cute jungle animals….such an adorable idea for baby shower decorations! (To prevent the balloons … Continue reading

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