Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Miss Balloon Heart is now a Qualatex Balloon Network Member!

----------------- Directly from Qualatex.com -------------
"What is the QBN about?
The Qualatex Balloon Network (QBN) unites and supports businesses that offer value-added balloon designs featuring Qualatex products.

QBN Business Members are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in balloon decor and bouquets.

They’re committed to sound and honorable business practices, continuing education, and the belief that balloons create atmosphere and communicate emotion in a uniquely effective way.

They believe that the high quality of the products they sell and the professionalism in the services they offer, provide superior value to their customers and form the foundation for the future success of businesses featuring value-added balloon designs."


So one year, almost to the day, from picking up my first balloon, I have passed my first test on the road to gaining my CBA (Certified Balloon Artist). CBA credentials may take another year or two but I'm excited about the road ahead.

What does this mean to you? You know that when you choose Miss Balloon Heart for your balloon entertainment and decor, she uses the "very best balloons" and will provide superior value in all that she does.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Miss Balloon Heart

Congratulations Jason Gadino!

Jason Gadino won money from Bank of Hollywood to travel to Children's Hospitals and make balloons for sick children. Click here to view the video! He's near the end at 7minutes/ 28 seconds. Congratulations, Jason!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Party Feedback and 2009 in review..

One of my career blessings has been that in this first year as a balloon twister, I have had so many clients so willing to give me feedback and comments. A few even take the time to forward pictures as well. Here is one that did both, thank you Jackie! Below is what she had to say and some pictures she forwarded to me.

"I booked Miss Balloon Heart for our Mustang Car Club Family Xmas Party in order to keep the children amused during the cocktail hour. She did a fantastic job!! What really blew us all away was the "Vista Blue Mustang convertible" she made out of balloons which included glo-sticks in the white balloon headlights!! How creative!!" ~Jackie Dahlen

This year I have learned so very much. I have had the privilege to entertain in countless homes for birthday parties and holiday parties, at corporate events, stores, libraries, restaurants and a wedding. I believe I have FINALLY found the look needed for Miss Balloon Heart - only took me 10 months to find (smile) and the tools that work best for me to do the best job. I have always been one to believe in continuing education and with this career it is no different.

I attended Diamond Jam, a balloon twisting convention in Las Vegas in August, where I was able to study with some of the best in the industry and have found a local balloon jam group that is amazing! Such talent and willingness to share is yet another blessing that I count in my life.

Along with the attending the convention, I have DVDs, books and magazines that I read/watch weekly so that I will be the best entertainer for your event. In 2010, I will begin the path of becoming a CBA (Certified Balloon Artist) balloon professional. Can you believe this stuff exists? A year ago, I did not know what a 260 balloon was and now it is in my daily vocabulary. I find this whole journey exciting and am thrilled at what 2010 and beyond has in store for "Miss Balloon Heart." I do place it all in God's hands and will go where He leads me.

Thank you all for being part of my journey this year and for all of your support. Have an absolutely wonderful holiday season!

Miss Balloon Heart : )

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hanging out at the mall

I spent the afternoon with my friends at the Sleep Number store in the Coventry Mall and brought a balloon christmas tree with me. Dave was kind enough to stand in the second picture, for size reference. : )

It was nice to see so many familiar faces this afternoon. Have an absolutely wonderful week, everyone!

Miss Balloon Heart

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lovely weekend and a fun video.

What a fun, balloon-filled weekend!

Yesterday it was the Coventry Mall and a private Christmas party. This evening, I had a super duper fabulous time at the Valley Forge Mustang Club's Christmas Party! Thanks for inviting me to twist balloons for the children, everyone!

There are so many talented balloon artists in the world, I thought that on some of my posts, I should include a link to some of the great ones who continue to awe and inspire me...today, I introduce Larry Moss to those of you who are not "balloon people." Click here for a fun video of his artwork.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Gifts

In case you are looking for something different to give to others this holiday season... I just posted a holiday bouquet that I have have available. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Fun with Santa & The Douglassville Moms Club - East

Hello, all!

I had a great time today at the Vendor Blender, today. I made this fun holiday arch. Mr. & Mrs. Snowman were so cute that they were happily adopted by a lovely family!

I confirmed this week an event at the Coventry Mall for next weekend. Saturday I will be at the Select Comfort store twisting balloons from 11AM - 3PM.

Blessings to you all!

Christine Maziarz
a.k.a. Miss Balloon Heart
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

What was I thinking when I did that?

Ever have those thoughts? I'll be honest. I have them more often then I care to admit.

I had some time to think about this blog today with a focus on how I have not had any motivation to post anything on it since I changed it to a "party planning" blog. Seriously, what was I thinking?

I do LOVE balloons and I enjoy taking pictures of things I have created (be it my design or someone else's that I have learned) and enjoy posting about it but this new "subject" of mine, well since I rarely throw parties myself, it is not inspiring me tremendously.

So those of you who are hanging in with me. Thank you. This blog will quickly migrate back to what it was in it's beginnings, posts of what I am learning along my balloon twisting journey. This whole thing is such a tremendous learning experience for me. In just a few weeks, I celebrate one year from purchasing my balloon kit which began this fabulous adventure of mine.

Saturday, I will be at the Vendor Blender at St. Paul's UCC (details on the right). I will be making these holiday "Little Wrist Friends" there.

Abundant Blessings to all of you!

Christine Maziarz
a.k.a. Miss Balloon Heart
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