Monday, October 22, 2012

My New Addiction

Hi Everyone,

I know I've been MIA but life has gotten so busy!  One minute I have time on my hands and then life takes off and I'm on the go everyday!!  Well I've learned a new trick and that is how to knit (please don't be to impressed) I only know enough to make beautiful scarves.  My Sister In Law taught me how and now I can't seem to stop!  I have had so many orders I'm having a hard time keeping up LOL!  I would like to get some on my Etsy store but I haven't had time to make any extras.  Mind you I'm not complaining!  I have posted some pictures of them below.  If you are interested in purchasing some just send me an email at dawngdesigns@yahoo.com .  They are $27 a piece and $2.50 for shipping.  The pictures below do not do them justice.  They come in an assortment of colors, more than shown.  So if you want one let me know and I will send you some pictures of the colors.  Every time I wear one people stop me and ask me where I got it!  They practically sell themselves!

In other news I have recently enrolled my son Joshua (who has Down Syndrome) in Special Olympics Bowling and Boy Scouts!  He had a bowling tournament yesterday and he won a gold medal!  I am so proud of him!  I think we are going to sign him up for basketball too.  Whew! my calendar is filling up fast.  I'm going to have to pencil some time in for me to craft LOL!

Well here are the pictures I said I would post.  Please leave a comment and let me know if you like them!  Thanks.

((Hugs))
Dawn





Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mojo Monday Contest

Hi All,

Hope everyone is doing well.  I made a card for the Mojo Monday challenge.  I hope you like it.  Leave a comment and tell me what you think.


((Hugs))
  Dawn

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Update on the Fall Festival

Hi All,

Well remember I told you I was going to do a fall festival and sell my mini chipboard albums?  I have been totally stressed out over it as the time is getting close and I have not made as many as I would have liked and I'm just plain tired of doing the same thing over and over again.  My friend who runs the Fall Festival just told me that she canceled it!  I am so relieved!  I will still take custom order jobs if your interested but if you want one that is already done I have 6 books made!  I will be putting the books on my Etsy store.  Leave a comment if your interested in one of the ones I have taken pictures of and posted on my blog.  There $35.00 and I am charging $4.00 for shipping in the USA the shipping cost will be more for out of the country.  If I don't sell them I know what everyone is getting for Christmas LOL!  Now I can get back to my scrapbooking!! YEA!  I will still make cards and put them on my Etsy store as well.  I think I'm going to focus on die cuts right now and get them posted on my Etsy store.  I seem to be doing well selling them.  I have a friend in Australia is orders from me all the time!  I am so thankful for her!  My Etsy store is www.etsy.com/shop/dawngdesigns  stop over if you get a chance.  Toodles for now!

((Hugs))
  Dawn

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Update on the Altered Box and Robots

Hi All,

Well the swap with the altered box went great.  My swap sister loved the box and all the goodies.  I'm so glad I was really worried!  She just ranted and raved about it.  YEA!!!  I am going to post the box I recieved from my swap sister.  It is really cool it's a exploding box scrapbook album.  You put pictures in it.  I'm also going to post a picutre of the die cut order I just did of some robots for my friend in Australia.  They turned out so cute.  All those little pieces were a lot of work but the finished product was well worth it.  If your interested in ordering some let me know in a comment and I will give you the link to my Etsy site.  Well here is some good and bad news.  First my Cricut died right in the middle of the robot order and I was a mess.  I called Cricut.com and they are sending me a new one to replace it but it will take a couple of weeks to get it.  SOOOO my AWESOME husband took me to JoAnn's that next day and bought me the Expression II Cricut (which happened to be on sale for $199.00)!  He's the best and I just love him so much!!!!  Here are the pictures of I said I would post.  Please leave me a comment to say Hi.

((Hugs))
Dawn



Monday, July 30, 2012

Altered Box

Hi All,

Just wanted to show you some pictures of the altered box I did.  I mailed it today and forgot to get better pictures and a picture of all the goodies I put in it.  I made some tags for the first time and at least I remembered to take a picture! LOL  Life has been crazy busy around here lately so I haven't had a lot of time to craft.  Saturday we went to the beach and had a wonderful time.  I'm going to post some pictures of Joshua haveing so much fun in the water.  He loves the beach!  Still working on my mini's for the upcoming Fall Festival in October so far I have 6 made.  I really need to hunker down and get these books made.  My wonderful husband cut chipboard for me on night so that is one less thing I have to do!  I just hope I get enough done to make it worth my while to go and sit for 2 days.  I want to make some cards too but I'm running out of time.  Where are those elves when you need them!  Hope all is well with you.

Hugs,
Dawn








Friday, July 6, 2012

Just a note

Hi my friends,

I haven't posted in a while so I thought I send a shout out to you all!  I see that I have some new follower!  Whoo Hoo!!!  Well I have been working on altering a box for Swappin Sisters Crafty Creations Group http://www.facebook.com/groups/432640293432389/ .  If you are interested in joining just hit the link above.  I highly recommend you do!  I have always wanted to be in swaps but I don't have the supplies to make the beautiful things that are required or the expense, but in this group it is very low key, we swap card kits with each other every other month and do "Happy Mail" swaps in between.  There is very little cost involved to do these swaps and all the ladies are wonderful!  Whatever your level of expertise is they will welcome you with open arms!  I'd like to post some pictures of my box and it's goodies but I can't just in case my sister reads my blog and sees what she is getting!  Oh I received an order for 100 birthday cards!  I'm so happy!  So to say I've been busy crafting away is an understatement.  I will leave with posting this picture of my precious son Joshua (who has Down Syndrome) wearing a mustache and yes his father shaved his head, Joshua loves bald heads!  To funny!

Have a great day!

Hugs
Dawn

Monday, June 11, 2012

My Birthday

Hi All!

Well Friday was my birthday and my husband and I went to Washington DC for the day.  We walked, walked and walked some more but had the best time.  We saw the Capitol Building the original Smithsonian and the one with the dinosaurs.  Then we walked down to the White House and the Monument.  It was a beautiful day!  We had so much fun!  Well today I'm back to work on some more mini albums.  I have a Fall Festival I'm doing in October so I will be making mini's and cards.  Wish me luck!!  Leave a comment if you get a chance!  Thanks!

Hugs,
Dawn

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mojo Monday 244-Contest

Hi everyone,

I decided to join my first contest and enter a card for Mojo Monday Blog http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/.  Let me know what you think.

Friday, June 1, 2012

New Cards and update.

Hi Everyone,

It has been a while since I've posted anything so I will update you on some things.  I did very well at the small craft show/yard sale.  I sold 2 mini chipboard albums, 3 cards and 1 die cut.  There wasn't a lot of people so I was happy.  I just finished an 8 1/2 x 11 9 page chipboard scrapbook album for a friend.  She asked me to put all the pictures in as well.  I struggled for a little bit than I got in a groove and finished it up yesterday.  I think it turned out well and my husband said that she will love it.  Today I worked on some Thank You cards.  the butterfly card I copied off of Christines Creations.  It was so cute and I had the stamps I had to make it.  I am getting ready for a huge Fall Festival in October so I will be making tons of cards and mini albums.  I will post pictures as I finish them.  If you are reading this thanks for stopping by.  I'm thinking of doing some blog candy.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Here are the pictures of the cards I made if you like them let me know by leaving a comment.

TTFN

Dawn




Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mini Chipboard Scrapbook Album

Hi Friends,

Silly me I should have posted this one before the one after this DUH!  All well here is the other mini I did.  This mini is 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 holds 42 pictures and has 22 journaling spots.  This makes a nice gift for graduation, birthdays or any occasion.  I can also personalize them.  I've made wedding and baby books.  Just leave me a comment if your interested in one or you can go to my Etsy store www.etsy.com/shop/dawngdesings and leave me a comment under one of the books I have for sale.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Have a fabulous day!












Black and White Album

Hi Everyone,

I just returned from a small yard/craft sale and I sold 2 albums, 3 cards and 1 die cut.  I was very pleased it was only from 8 - 1.  I have 2 more books that I have finished and will post the pictures of the first one below.  This book is 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 has 6 pages holds 42 pictures and has 22 journaling spots.  I didn't think I was going to like the black and white but I love it. This book can be purchased from my Etsy store www.etsy.com/shop/dawngdesigns.  Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.










Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Latest Mini Chipboard Album

Hi All,

Well I finally finished my latest album.  This one I was able to put on my Etsy store,  www.etsy.com/shop/dawngdesigns,  as I have finished up all my orders.  I'm hoping it does well.  I'm in the process of making a black and white album now.  In a few weeks I will be selling my books at a booth.  I only have a few to sell but I will take 2 that I have made with pictures in them to use as examples.  I will be taking my paper packs so if someone wants to order one they can pick the paper pack they want.  I kinda of wish I had some more already made but I'm not complaining the one's I've made have already sold!  I will also be selling my cards and some die cuts.  Wish me luck!  Here are the pictures of the album.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.  I would really appreciate it. 

Have a fabulous day!!!