Hello my name is Allana (aka Lainie) Mello. I have been living in Las Vegas now since 2005, before that I was a Midwest girl. Born and raised in St Louis but moved to Illinois before making our way to Vegas.


As a little girl I was always making crafts, it was in my blood at an early age. My great grandma had a special craft drawer for me to create out of when I came to visit her in Fulton. My grandmothers on both sides had crafting projects for me. I guess they knew early on to keep me busy and out of trouble... Photo of me crafting at my grandmothers place...












In Missouri I was a crafter on the weekends and a medical assistant during the week. I started selling my wares at craft shows with my young children for extra spending money, it was a great way to create beautiful crafts to sell. We sold in Missouri, Illinois and even Arkansas..... I was a mad woman on a sewing machine I could sew in my sleep, dried florals with dried apple slices and basketweaving. I then met my wonderful husband and we moved to Illinois and a new life.... Taylorville here we come...















Illinois we had a small craft shop in our home at first and then ended up purchasing an old building (money pit) in the town square and that is when "From the Heart Boutique" became a cute quaint craft/gift shop. I did that for a few years but when I went to a convention in Chicago I met a really neat lady and she was teaching how to create balloon decor to boost your sales. I was hooked.... The shop took on a new look I still created some crafts but the balloons & singing telegrams were a prominent part of the business, we also made gift baskets. So opputunity knocked for us to move to Las Vegas and we took it. This is where we wanted to retire in the future so lucky us... We packed and came to Vegas.







Las Vegas I wanted to do something different when we came here I still did the balloons & singing telegrams but was missing something.... So Looney 4 Balloons, Inc was born and so was Zaney Lainie the clown then my world was filled with birthday parties, events and more. Fun times..... In 2010 I ended up getting very ill (2 strokes) and had to rethink my situation due to a few limitations so I decided to close the balloon decor portion of the business. And puppets came into play during my recovery and Las Vegas Puppets, Inc was born. I did that for a few years and then unfortunately in 2014 I ended up getting ill again and we decided to retire Zaney Lainie the clown, retired puppets in 2016 and we are here today.












Today we have moved more into retirement mode. We moved to Sun City Summerlin to be closer to my mom and to do all the fun stuff for us to do here. My friend Karen and I still face paint and do balloon twisting every weekend up at Tivoli Village's farmers market, do a party once in a while, corporate events we have fun at.... and now getting the crafting bug again....


so now "Mello Art Studios" is here... my creative outlet is back... yay!!!!!!


So now watch out for us around Las Vegas more fun still to come...


Mello Art Studios

702-659-1658


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