Thursday, April 30, 2009

Quote of the Day...

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
---Steve Martin

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Quote of the Day...

It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
---Barack Obama

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Let your children go if you want to keep them.
---Malcolm Forbes

Monday, April 27, 2009

More Family cards done...


Well, I have some more celebrations coming up! What do you think of these cards for my family?

Quote of the Day...

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
---Buddha

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My best friend is so supportive...

So I have this best friend who is super supportive and has never said one negative word about my shop and new business venture. She always has a cheerful greeting and knows how to pump me up when I need a little boost! She's Awesome to say the least!
So anyway, we were talking on the phone the other night and I was telling her how busy life is and does it ever get slower, etc. Somehow we got on the subject of sales on my etsy shop. I've never had a huge rush of sales, but have been lucky to keep getting at least 3-4 per month (Hey - I'm happy about that!!) She says, "Oh, I was going to ask you if you had any baby cards" Well, of course I do - You can have them (She's THAT good of a friend!) The conversation takes another turn, as they usually do, and the subject was dropped.
Two days later, I log into my etsy shop and low and behold, my wonderful, supportive friend has not only purchased the 2 baby cards, but a graduation card also! I'm a little ticked at her for paying me for these cards! (Sorry, Dear!) She didn't have to do that!
I am so glad that she is in my life that I just had to share this little tidbit of good news with all of you!
Thanks Darling, for being such a wonderful person and for coming into my life when you did!
I APPRECIATE YOU!

Quote of the Day...

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
---John Burroughs

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Tip of the Week - Organizing!

Organize your craft supplies in a way that makes sense to you!
Let's say you see a really neat photo of someone else's scrapbook room and see that they use only wire baskets to hold their stamps. You *think* that this is really neat and *have* to have this, but try only one or two containers first. You might find that you can use shoeboxes for the same effect and save yourself oodles of cash!
Look at your home and see how you organize other things, such as your bathroom cupboard or kitchen cabinets. Do you have everything neatly organized and in its place there? If not, follow similar ways to organize!
I organize by sight - if I can't see it, I won't use it! Everything has to be easily viewed so that I know where things are, and that I can grab it quickly when I'm doing a project!
The back of my space is a long wall of pegboard with loads of pegs! I have all my tools hanging on the wall! All I have to do is look up, reach up, and continue with my project! I also keep a note board with thumbtacks right in front of my work area. On this I keep my current sketches, most used tools (rulers, heat gun, stamp mat, etc) and a few inspirational pieces that I created!
All my stamps are located in a large, standing rubbermaid dresser, with clear drawers. I have them organized by type; flowers, holiday, sayings/words, and rubber vs. cling, etc. This makes it very easy to find the exact stamp that I need, without having to dig!
My inks are located in a small, desktop size version of the rubbermaid dresser. I have them organized by color, in 3 drawers. They fit perfectly and I have the drawers labeled with the colors in each!
In ending, organize in a way that makes you comfortable and stick to it! If you hate putting things away everyday, then make it very simple and easy to do. Good Luck in finding your perfect organizing solutions!

Quote of the Day...

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.
---Garrison Keillor

Friday, April 24, 2009

It's Etsy Day!


The Sellers on Etsy want to get the word out there that the Etsy world is here to stay! Take a look around Etsy for some fabulous hand crafted work and amazing artists and crafters! There is something for everyone!


While looking around, take a look at my shop at:


Thank you for helping us get the word out to the world!

With Love, Megan of DavidsDesigns


Quote of the Day...

Everything in life is luck.
---Donald Trump

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Friendship is Love without his wings!
----Lord Byron

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quote of the Day...

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
----Charles Darwin

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New listings added to my etsy page...


Wonderful new scrapbook layouts - handpainted cards :-)

Quote of the Day...

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
---Mother Teresa

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New Tip of the Week

When creating a new handmade card, always make at least 2 cards with the same supplies; paper, ink, stamps, colors, etc. This will give you 2 cards instead of one in about the same amount of time! This will create a stockpile of handmade cards to send/give when time doesn't allow for a handmade card to be made!
Just make sure that you put a sticky note on the similar card so that you do not send it to the same person again!! :-)

Quote of the Day...

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
------Judy Garland

Quote of the Day...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Creativity Challenge!

Ok - here it is! I want to see your creative designs for any of the ideas and quotes that are listed on my blog!
Comment on this post with your picture or a link to your design and let's see who has the most interesting interpretation of anything on my blog!!
The Winner will receive a potluck of scrapbook stickers as a prize for being innovative!!
How much fun is that?

New Tip of the Week

Save your scrapbook scraps to make a larger arrangement! When you have smaller scrap pieces that won't be large enough for *actual* paper piecings or embellishments, glue them to a larger piece of paper or recycled chipboard. When the sheet is full - Viola! a whole new sheet of patterned paper for your crafting needs!

Quote of the Day...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Oops!

Looks like I fouled up the scheduler on my quotes! Oh, well - you all get 2 today then! :-)

Quote of the Day...

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.






Isn't that a good one! :-)

New Tip of the Week

If you are scrapping more than one similar item; such as cards for Christmas; make all the elements at one time to save time. Such as folding all the cards at once, punch out a design element for all the cards, etc. Then when all the elements have been created, all you have to do is start a line to finish them!
Remember to check http://DavidsDesigns.etsy.com for beautiful cards and scrapbook layouts!

Quote of the Day...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Quote of the Day...

Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings. - Author unknown
(Anyone else read this and think of the movie "Dumb and Dumber" when they are riding the scooter??) :-D

Another New Layout Created


Fun and Girly! I created this layout because I wanted to spend some time doing a pink girly layout - my boys don't like it when their photos are on pink paper! I think it turned out great and can't wait until someone purchases it for their little angel!


This wonderful layout can be seen in full at








Monday, April 6, 2009

The polls are now closed

Looks like "Card Ideas & Quotes" won for the theme poll and apparently everything about my shop is great to one person!!
:-)
So we are going to start a Quote of the Week to go along with the Tip of the Week! (Yes, I know, I'm late getting the Tip of the Week out!!) I am going to try and do a quote of the day - but I might not have enough time to get this completed everyday!
Here's the 1st one...
I don’t know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.
I hope that you all have a wonderful and productive day! We'll chat soon!
Megan :-)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New!

Perfect for Spring!
Check these out at: