Thursday, March 27, 2014

Update, New Products & New Store

Hello Folks,


Lots of news for you. I am sorry I have been away from my blog for so long. Long story short, I found out the day before Christmas that I had Breast Cancer. I ended up very fortunate because it was early & small & I did not need to do Chemo. I did however, have to do Radiation & am about half way through it. In the process they found some other things & I am waiting for results from a Thyroid Biopsy I just had done. Hopefully everything is going to be alright but I can't just sit & worry about it so I am back to designing again.

I have a new product to offer & another one in the works but first let me tell you about my new store. Mama's Designz now has a store on iCraft Gifts. I currently have about 35 items posted in the store & will be adding new ones every day so be sure to check back to see what's new.

Now on to my newest product. Desk Signz are a great way to identify yourself. Each sign is individually created with your name or title, printed on quality photo paper & laminated to ensure durability. Each comes in a 10 x 3.5 inch  acrylic photo frame to fit nicely on your desktop. Here are some previews for you.






There are lots more so Please check them out here.


The next project I am working on is Classy Scarves by Mama. These are elegant & dressy scarves enhanced with jewelry that can be worn instead of a necklace. Please keep an eye out for them at iCraft . They should be in the store by the end of April.



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Monday, November 18, 2013

Update From Mama's Designz

Good Afternoon Folks,


I know.....long time.....no see. I have been extremely busy getting my new venture up & running. The bad news is I have a long way to go. The good news is I am slowing getting my display fine-tuned to work the way I want it to. It has definitely been a hit & miss job. Just to give you an idea, the first display I built was great.....with one exception.....When I got it set up (on the table) at the first show, I discovered I couldn't see over it. I came home & took the whole thing apart & started over. The new display works pretty well: I just need to tweak the layout a bit.

A word to the wise.....which I was not.....if your target market is young/middle aged adults & office workers, the 1st show you book should not.....repeat NOT be an adult retirement community. Live & Learn!

Okay, on to the important things. Since I am no longer doing graphics for Digital Scrapbooking, this blog will be used to post new products & designs as they become available & to post upcoming shows. So let's start with the Show Schedule. Later tonight, I will be adding a gadget to the left sidebar that will list all current shows I am registered for. I only have 3 more shows before Christmas with a nice break until early spring.

The next thing I would like to do is accept suggestions for signs that you would like to see. To suggest a saying or design just email me using the email button in the left sidebar. If I create a sign with your suggestion you will get the first one Free, so be sure to include your address or phone # in the email so I can contact you. Please keep in mind that I sometimes design signs that are a little risque or suggestive, but I will not do signs that are blatantly adult &/or pornographic in nature or that show prejudice in any form.....so Please don't ask me to.

Now for Mama's Designz newest product:

Desk Quotez by Mama's Designz






This is a desktop sign holder. Just flip the signs to let your co-workers know how you are feeling today. The starter set comes with 10 signs of your choice & can be added to as new signs become available. There are currently 74 Desk Quote signs to choose from with many more coming in the next week or two. I will also be adding the slideshow to the sidebar later tonight so you can see what's available. Eventually, I hope to be adding a shopping cart so you can order right from this blog.

Thanks for listening to me ramble,

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Anti-Bullying Blog Train

Good Morning Folks,


I sincerely apologize for being 5 days late with this post but me & Blogger have been having 'relationship' issues. I have been fighting with it for almost a week now so let's hope Blogger has it's stuff together now.....& stays that way. I have no patience for things that do not work the way they are supposed to when I need them to.

Okay.....enough with the 'Rant'! Lots of info for you today. The first is the Anti-Bullying blog train. This is such a tough issue for kids today. If you complain, you are labeled a 'Tattle Tale'. If you defend yourself, you are told you have 'Anger Issues'. When nobody listens or takes action, the end result can, unfortunately, lead to the growing occurrence of  'Teenage Suicides' & 'Teenage Criminals' in our society today. Such a sad message we send to our children when we do not intervene; 'Grin & bear it because you can't change it'.

Okay, so that was my second rant for today...lol. So on with my contribution to this worthy effort. There are 3 downloads so be sure you get them all.


Anti-Bullying Zip 1

Anti-Bullying Zip 2

Anti-Bullying Zip 3


Here is the Train Schedule.....


Please don't go away.....I have some important news for you!


I am sure some of you know that I am no longer designing for the Digital Scrapbooking community. Every day I see more & more designers & stores closing up shop. There just doesn't seem to be a way out of this in today's economic situation. After much thought, I have decided to concentrate my efforts on more productive endeavors.

I am preparing for my first craft show in over 15 years. My new business name will be Little Signz by Mama's Designz. I will be offering printed & framed 5 x 7 signs as well as, framed & personalized, Custom Photo Mats. The logo for this new venture is "Helping you to Express Yourself". I do hope that those of you who are located in southeastern Pennsylvania or have friends & family here will try to get out to see my shows. I will be posting my show schedule here & updating it regularly.

Please check out my Little Signz slide show.



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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Anorexia Blog Train Comin' Through

Choo-Choo.....All Aboard for the Anorexia Blog Train!


This month's train is for Anorexia/Bulimia Awareness. We have 14 awesome designers participating so get ready for a really great train ride. Below is the list of scheduled stops for your trip so be sure you don't miss anyone.


Here is my part. There are 3 zips so be sure to get them all.


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Here are the rest of the stops






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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Conventional Boy Blog Train

Choo Choo, All Aboard!.....

for the Southern Comfort Scrap's Conventional Boy Blog Train

Make sure you don't miss any of the stops & enjoy the ride!


#3..... Mama;s Designz...........>>>You are here!
#6..... AA Designs
#9..... The Brown Owl

Now here's my contribution.....

for easy downloading, there are 5 zip files so be sure you don't miss any.







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