Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year Giveaway 2012

Come celebrate the New Year with Ten23 Designs and a group of FABULOUS vendors! ...and what better way to celebrate than with a GIVEAWAY!!!  I am so blessed to have such great vendor friends that graciously joined me to bring you all of these FABULOUS goodies!

$100 of store credit for wedding labels


J. Halstead Photography
Photo Shoot
$250 Value

 (Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding areas ONLY)


Scentsy Plug In Warmer
$20 Value

Local Jacksonville Craftista Robin Toole
Smash Book
$20 Value

Coconut Rum Cake
$40 Value

(Jacksonville, Florida ONLY)
24 Bird-E Towels made with premium organic fabric  $32 Value

20% off any party products and party packages Voucher

Sheet of Jamberry Nails and Manicure Kit    $20 Value

60s Hollow stem champagne glasses - set of 4
Value $35 

Budget and Design Planning - 2hr phone consultation and budget worksheet and design vision board and Candy Bar setup includes containers and themed decor (candy not included ) - (Torrance, California)
$650 Value 

Custom Piece
$60 Value

Hand Stamp "Celebrate" Spoon
$28 Value

Who Baby - Select "BOY" or "GIRL"
$75 Value

2 Ladies Night Out Tickets
$70 Value

$100 Gift Certificate
$100 Value

To enter, complete the Rafflecopter entry below for the prize(s) you would like to win! As you "Like" or "Follow" each of the sponsors, please be sure to leave a message on the pages letting them know you found them via this giveaway!

For an additional entry, share this giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a comment below letting me know you did.

This contest is opened to US residents only. Some prizes are local to the Jacksonville, FL area only. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winners' entries will be verified to make sure the task was completed correctly. Winner(s) will be posted within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. Please be sure to check back to see if you won and be sure to contact the prize sponsor for your prize by Saturday, January 7th, 2012. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send us an email!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2012 Time Capsule

My good friend Ashley, of Let Them Eat Cakes Bakery, texted me recently asking for a custom decal for a paint can she bought to turn into a time capsule.  Of course I was excited to help but even more excited with the wonderful idea.  I mentioned going and getting a paint can and doing the same... her response, "I already got you one!"

So here they are...

I will have to add that text conversation to my family's time capsule so we remember how a good friend got us started on this new tradition.

Monday, December 26, 2011

{Introducing} Personalized Name Signs

I have made so many of these by special request but never had a chance to make one for my own family... or even take the time to take a photo to post it so I can share with others... like you!

Each sign is hand painted with either black or white paint (more colors may be added in the future or upon special request) and the vinyl lettering is sealed after application.  I am currently offering the signs in two basic styles although custom requests are ALWAYS welcome.  

Size: 4.75" tall x 14.75" wide

Sunday, December 11, 2011

{Vendor Feature} JAX Couture Events

A few months ago, I had the pleasure to meet Hilda of JAX Couture Events.  She contacted me for a custom logo decal for her new venue located in the Riverside area of Jacksonville, Florida.  JAX Couture Events is an event planning company specializing in event decor for package and custom parties and events... with some NEW excited things coming soon! 

 (Custom logo wall decal I made for the venue)

Her venue is a two story "home" with each room accessible for the events including a kitchen, dining area, buffet area, living room, photo studio and two other rooms.  It is located near the center of Jacksonville which makes it easy to get to from all sides of town. The venue is PERFECT for children's parties, a ladies night out get-to-together (which she just hosted last night), brunch, bridal and baby showers and so many other events. JAX Couture Events offers much more than I can mention so be sure to visit their Facebook page for current events and news.  

In the beginning, talking to her about some of her future project ideas really peeked my interest.  I remember thinking to myself, "this lady is going to be a lot of FUN to work with."  Brainstorming with Hilda is great... she is very smart and creative. The more I get to work with her on projects, the more excited I get to see what will come next... and the more I get to know her, the more blessed I have felt to have such awesome people in my life.

(QR Code decal I made for the venue front door.. 
another one of her FABULOUS ideas)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ode to the Military : II

Back in October I posted my new military decals that were inspired by my very dear friend Robin.  Well it's about that time... he is almost here and she is getting everything ready from his homecoming celebration.  She came by this morning for a custom car decal for when she goes to pick him up...

I am so happy for this happy family's homecoming...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Project : 7 of : 23

I have been working on this project for some time now... I had to do it little by little when I had time. The sad thing is, in total, it only took about 30 minutes of my time from start to finish.  With my son growing SO quickly, I had to hurry up and get this one done!

So without further adieu, Project : 7 of : 23

I started with a raw piece of lumber from Home Depot and painted it white. (I took a photo of the wood before I painted it but accidentally deleted it AFTER I painted... can't go back and start over on this one.)

I brushed 2 coats of white paint with a white paint brush.  I wanted to the wood to look kind of aged, but not distressed.

I have NO idea why this photo keeps posting sideways... so just tilt your head while looking at it.

Next I designed the ruler markers on the computer and cut them as a decal.

I used a tape measure next to the wood as I applied the decal just to make sure I was staying on track, even though I designed the decal with exact measurements.  


...and viola!!! A giant ruler in my hallway.  I anchored a wall between the kiddos rooms.

As soon as I stepped back from it after putting it up on the wall, my 2 year old ran over and stood in front of it with her back against it.  How she knew what it was for was beyond me... and when my son woke up this morning and saw it, his first instinct was to measure himself too.   Gotta love it!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Project : 4 of : 23

I am really knocking out projects with my project of projects, Project :: 23

Who would have thought that me posting this idea on my blog would keep me so motivated.  Maybe I should start posting all my to-do list type stuff on here.

Today I knocked out Project 4... although I have been working on it for several days here and there.  I am planning on turning a wall in one of my hallways into a mini museum with my children's artwork. My son is now 13 and I have a large storage container filled with his toddler - kindergarten artwork.  My 2 year daughter is also a little artist.

One thing I thought about adding to the museum wall was some information about them. I decided to make a "stat plaque" for each of them...
So without further adieu, Project : 4 of : 23

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Coming Up : Cookie Exchange 2011

I am in the works planning my cookie exchange. I am working on a couple fun cookie games and a few awards.  This is the Cookie Exchange Logo I designed for my party.

Do you participate in a cookie exchange? What are your favorite types of cookies?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Project : 2 of : 23

I am steadily working on my project of projects, Project :: 23

This morning I completely Project 2 and it was super easy and even cheaper than easy! I saw this great project on the Choose to Thrive blog back in may and new I wanted to make my own this Autumn.  

So without further adieu, Project : 2 of : 23

The project only cost me a couple of dollars... and that was for the vinyl lettering I made. My neighbor was ever so kind to supply me with the brown bottles and the straw looking stuff was picked from a bush outside. I was going to use wheat but wanted to try this first... being that it was FREE

The niche it is sitting in is such a shallow shelf that I usually have trouble finding things to fit it.  I think this is just right for the season.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Project : 1 of : 23

Last week I decided that I am going to spend this year (from my birthday October 23rd, yesterday - to October 23rd 2012) with a goal... to complete at least 23 DIY projects. I have dubbed this challenge,  

So without further adieu, Project : 1 of : 23

I picked up this metal sign last year just after Halloween. It was about 75% off along with the rest of the Halloween clearance at Joanns.  I painted over the seasonal sign with black craft paint and then added the verse (vinyl decal I made).  I bought the 2 frames and painted them black too.  Then printed the photos off on the computer.

The ribbons came from my stash. I glued the black with white trim ribbon to the olive green ribbon to give it a little more character. I made the two little bows and glued them to the frames. After I added the ribbon bow to the top, I let me 13 year old son decide where it should be hung on the wall. He picked a space near the hallway where his room and his sister's room it.
Project : 1 of : 23 - COMPLETE!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{Real Wedding} Getting Married ---> This Way!

Creative clients are always fun to work with.  They come with all types of ideas and projects that even make me excited on being a part of the project.  A very creative client of mine, Ina, came to me a few months ago with a few great home decor projects (will get to those on another post).  After those, she came back for more decals for yet another project... for her wedding. 

She made these two signs by adding our decals to wooden arrow signs.  They turned out great!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Counting Down...

I love a good countdown. Those last few numbers always bring such a fun rush.  The only thing I can think of that is more fun than shouting out a countdown, is being able to see the numbers decreasing!  Hmm... I think we need a countdown board.  But to countdown what... to countdown just about anything and everything! 






Introducing our new countdown decal kits. Each Countdown Decal Kit includes 1 chalkboard circle, 1 "days until" and 1 line

Kits are currently $3 each OR 4 for $10 however this pricing is for a limited time.  Why am I offering them for so little? Because the more countdowns the merrier and these would be great holiday gifts.  Oh and don't forget about the teachers.  How fun would it be to do a countdown to summer vacation?!?

Email me @ to order 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ode to the Military

My very good friend Robin is a NAVY wife and has inspired a new collection of military decals. Prices for car decals start as low as $5 and bulk discounts are available for group orders.  The car decals can also be personalized with your HERO's name for only $2 more.

Custom sizes and designs are available for all military decals.  Order a military wall decal and send us back a photo for a discount off your next order.

We are collaborating to bring you even more military designs. If you would like to place an order or request a special order, please email me:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

{Holiday Decal Decor} Halloween Edition: Decal Door Decor

Waiting for October 1st felt like it was taking FOREVER! I was just itching to start my Halloween Decorating.  I started to pull my pumpkins and Halloween decor out weeks ago. My husband came home from work one day about 2 weeks ago and said... "Umm... you do know it's September, right?"

One of the Halloween decorating projects that I had on the top of my list was FRANKENDOOR.  I created a decal set to favor Frankenstein to work with my bright spring green door.


I think "he" is just too cute! What do you think?  If you want a Frankendoor decal set or some other decals for your door, e-mail me:

{Holiday Decal Decor} Halloween Edition: Personalized Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a classic aspect of home décor for Halloween. However, typically it is time consuming and messy to turn them into a unique and special statement for the season. But not anymore! The hottest trend in home décor for Halloween is adding decals to pumpkins... at least it is here at the Ten23 Designs Studio!  Vinyl decals that you apply yourself can turn an ordinary pumpkin into a unique and fun touch that makes your home stand out from the rest. Here are some of the best uses decals on pumpkins.

·    House Number Display – It’s hard enough finding the house you are looking for as the days get shorter but a spooky pumpkin sitting in a well-lit area that has your street number decaled on it will help trick or treaters or party guests to find your place easily. 


·    A Personal Touch – Nothing says class like personalization. A perfect pumpkin with a single initial is another classic touch to add to your home décor for Halloween. It also makes a great gift for hosts when you are invited to someone’s home this fall.
·    Random Decal Goodness - A collection of different sized pumpkins decaled in friendly bats, cats or spiders can make an eye-catching and esthetically pleasing display to welcome those who come to your door to wish you Happy Halloween.

One of the best things about pumpkin decals is the fact that they are actually very affordable, and can become a permanent addition to your home décor for Halloween collection if you use them on artificial pumpkins. Today’s fake pumpkins, especially the carvable ones, look so much like the real ones that you can scarcely tell them apart.

Let your imagination run wild. Choose 2 or 10 of your favorite vinyl decals and make a statement with your home décor for Halloween today.

Thank you to our guest blogger, Commercial Writing by Suzanne for this post on fun ways to use decals for Halloween decorating!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

{DIY Tutorial} Mailbox Update by Fireflies and Jellybeans

I recently made a custom home address decal for Fawnda of Fireflies and Jellybeans, a DIY Club member which she used to personalize her mailbox.  

She wrote an easy to follow tutorial on how she applied the decal to her mailbox to personalize it.

1. Tape your vinyl in place with blue painter’s tape.
2. removed the backing so that your vinyl is all on the transfer paper.
3. Rub over the transfer paper with a card to make sure your vinyl sticks to your mail box
4. peel off the transfer paper slowly.

Personalized postal perfection!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

{Real Party} Featuring 504 Main

Holly from the 504 Main blog did some birthday decorating and personalized champagne flutes with our custom monogram decals.  Check out her easy to do tutorial on the DIY Club blog.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What's Black and White with Dots ALL OVER?

Our new line of personalized umbrellas!!!

The personalized polka-dot umbrella includes your choice of any two colors and are available on our website: or send an email for custom request or bulk discount: