Monday, October 26, 2009

Treasury Spotting: An Autumn Walk...

Always a pleasure to find myself in a treasury collection on etsy. And this fall themed one is twice as fun since it features all Cleveland Handmade Members!

Big thanks to Susan from photohale for including my Autumn Leaves No. #1 in this fun collection!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Announcing a New Shop Feature at BdoodleZ

I am excited to Announce that my BdoodleZ shop on etsy will now have a new monthly feature: the Item of the Month. Each month I will choose a new item to be featured at a special discounted price.

This month's featured Item is my beautiful Autumn Vibrant Flowers.

With rich pinks, oranges, and yellows, this funky flower design is a bright and happy way to wish anyone hello! Normally priced at $7.75 for a 4 card set, for the month of October only, you can purchase this great item for only $5.00 (plus shipping)!

Offer ends Oct. 31. Get yours today:

Monday, October 19, 2009

Treasury Spotting!

So excited to find myself part of this pretty pink treasury! It is refreshing to find a touch a pink as the grey cold days creep in. Thanks so much to Tricia from LazyTcrochet for including me!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

AUTUMN SALE! One week only!

In celebration of my 100th ETSY sale I am having an Autumn Card Sale.

For one week only save on all the cards in my Autumn SALE section. 10/13-10/19

Cheery Apples, Whimsical Trees, Festive Pumpkins. Adorable fall Greeting and Note cards all on Sale:

Happy Shopping!

Monday, October 12, 2009

NEW: Virtual Suggestion "Box"

Did you know that some of my great designs were inspired by Customer Suggestions? This Christmas Themed Thank You Card for example was inspired by a craft show shopper who was looking for Thank You's for Christmas. Her question prompted me to create some Thank You Cards specifically for the Christmas Season, an idea I hadn't yet thought of on my own!
With this idea in mind I have created a Virtual Suggestion "Box" on my Facebook Fan page. Here you can leave your ideas for new card designs, themes, and even different doodled product lines. So excited to see what you might suggest! Check it out:
This box is a new permanent feature to the site, so feel free to stop back often and add more ideas!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Free Giveaway on the BdoodleZ Facebook Page

I am running my first ever FREE GIVEWAY CONTEST on my Facebook page!

And these adorable tags could be yours!


1. Click on this Link for the BdoodleZ Fan Page and become a fan!

2. Check out my fall collection on ETSY and pick your favorite card(s)

3. Find the Status update that lists the contest rules and let me know which one is your favorite just by leaving a comment! (I am trying to gather feedback to figure out which cards to print for my upcoming craft show, so the favorite part is important Market Research :)

HURRY! Contest ends Sun Oct. 4 at 8p.m. EST!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I've been Stalked!

... but don't worry, its a good thing! I've been included in a great collection of fun apple designs. Eclectic and whimsical, Etsy Stalker's apple picks get an A+ in my book. Check out my featured item and the other featured items at
Thanks so much Beatrice and Violet!
Love this Apple Basket design? It is also available as gift tags and is included in two different variety collections. All available in my etsy shop:

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Doodle Story

Its been a while since I've featured a Doodle Story, and shared my thought process on one of my designs. This doodle feature is not actually a new design, which is why I think it makes a good doodle story.

My AUTUMN Vibrant Flowers is one of my current favorites in my shop. I love the fall colors that brilliantly "pop" of the page. But this is not the first version of my design. The original vibrant flowers (seen below) used a much different color scheme. With each doodle design taking several hours to complete (between the hard drawing the photoshop editing/coloring) whenever I can "reinvent" one my finished designs with a new color scheme, it allows me to offer a new selection without having to start from scratch.

I wanted to offer an autumn flower selection in my shop and since I loved the playfulness of the Vibrant Flowers design, and the fun black and white hatching in the background I thought it would be fun to give it a new look!

Both the Autumn Vibrant Flowers and the original Vibrant Flowers can be found on sale in my Etsy shop.

Can't decide which version you like better? I'd be happy to create a combo pack of two of each color, just convo me to set up the listing!

Happy Autumn.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Blog Feature!

So thrilled to be featured on a beautfiul blog today. Showcasing beautiful handmade items, Laura Trevey has a keen eye for stylish and beautiful finds. I am a follower of this blog and love seeing what new treasures Laura finds each day. I suggest you have a look!

Thanks Laura for the feature!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

An Apple a Day...

Inspired by the colors and visions of Fall, my new Autumn collection is slowly being listed in my Etsy shop. One big theme this year is apples! My colorful cards might not keep the doctor away, but they can certainly brighten someone's day... and afterall, what better to keep us in good health than a little bit of cheer!
Stop my shop to see the entire collection:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Treasury Day!

So thrilled to be able to create a Treasury today on Etsy.

Entitled "Fly away with me", it is a fun collection of awesome finds! Check it out!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

It's Coming...

... my fall collection... and it is bigger than last year! Much bigger.

I have been so inspired these last few weeks with so many fun ideas for fall... from apples to gourds, leaves to thank you cards in fall colors... I can't wait start posting all my autumn designs.

But not too soon... still enjoying these last few days of summer, the sun, the weather, and the relaxing mentality. Hope you are too!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday Night Surprise

It was a wonderful friday night. I enjoyed a delicious gourmet pizza from my town's local place and then enjoyed a 4 buck movie at the historic theater just down the block. I love my town, and summertime is always a great example of why. Our historic town square hasn't turned into the tourist destination that so many other "quaint" places have fallen victim to. Instead, it has remained a vibrant place for locals to gather together as a community. In addition to the hopping pizza business that was going on, and the crowd of people that showed up for the movie, the town square was filled with people lounging about for the friday night summertime tradition: free concerts in the park. Center around the town's gazebo, listeners gather on blankets and lawn chairs to relax, enjoy, and most likely run into a neighbor or two. This year, the town has added a new feature to create even more activity: Friday Night Farmer's Market. Now you can shop for some goodies to enjoy while you listen to the music! Walking back to our cars after the movie, my family soaked in the ambience of some of what makes my hometown a great place.

We may now technically be a "city" by population standards, but at our heart, we will always be the small town I grew up and love.

But my evening did not end there! My friday night surprise was not how great my town is, since I already knew this, but the message that was waiting for me when I returned home. I was notified of recieving a wonderful honor. I was chosen to recieve the "One Lovely Blog Award". Not sure what that is? Neither was I. Stay tuned for my next post to find out what it is all about, and what great bloggers nominated me for the award!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Biggest Sale Yet!!!

It's Here!! My biggest sale so far.

Starting this weekend look for great discounts on a ton of different designs!
Special sale prices on overstock items.
Deep discounts on seasonal merchandise.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

BdoodleZ gets a little more style!

I know its been a while, too long, since I have had anything BdoodleZ updates. No, I did not drop off the face of the earth! Rather, I've been busy, resting, relaxing, and remodeling! First there was a little family vacation, that took me too sunny, but not so warm California. It was the break I needed, and a great escape from all the stresses of every day life. Since returning, I have been busy as a bee, remodeling our home office a.k.a "BdoodleZ Headquarters".

When the hubby and I moved into our current home a little over 2 years ago, we knew it was a fixer upper, we just never expected how long all the fixing up would take. After working out of a half finished office, we finally decided to take the time to finish it up, not such a quick task when you are doing all the work yourself (with a little aid of my good ole dad too). With boxes and containers of cards, paper, and envelopes piled into the dining room, BdoodleZ was a little out of sorts. Now, with the new office, I am committed to slimming down a little. Which is good news for BdoodleZ fans, as I will be putting many of my great card designs on SALE to clear out the over stock.

Look for the sales items to start arriving this week at

And thanks to all those who have helped make BdoodleZ a great success :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mother's Day Cards are Here!

Mother's Day is just around the corner! Why not send mom some love with one of my vibrant designs. These aren't your ordinary Mother's Day cards. They pop with color and originality. I will be like giving a little mini artpiece.

And while you are check out the cards you might just find a gift for mom too. The BdoodleZ shop is bursting at the seams with great cards sets just perfect for mom!

Don't forget to check out my "saver" variety packs, where you choose the cards and save on your per card price!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Featured in a Blog!

I am honored to be featured in an amazing blog today. Want to give a special thanks to Angela Tanner of The Bauble Garden for her post. Check it out for yourself:
and while you at it you can show a little love to Angela's shop too:
Thanks again Angela!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a beautiful and happy Easter. May the beauty of Christ's love and amazing gift fill you with joy and peace!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Just had to share this beautiful picture I took in Ireland in honor of St. Patty's Day. What I loved about this church was the juxtaposition of the old and new that it represent. The old ruins of the church were enclosed in an amazing glass structure. What a specatular and beautiful space it was!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Its BACK! The card design that started it all!

This adorable birthday card is the first design I ever sold on ETSY and in honor of my Etsy Anniversary, I am bringing it back! Full color inside and out, this card is trulyspecial. Playful and fun, it is a great way to bring some birthday cheer!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy Anniversary BdoodleZ!!!

March marks my 1yr ETSY Anniversary!

To celebrate I am offering weekly specials all month long at my etsy shop!

This weeks special: FREE CARD WITH PURCHASE!!
Check out for all the details!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Birthday Cards are in Bloom!

It is a birthday card bonanza at my etsy shop! I have been super busy creating two brand new collections of birthday cards. Collection #3 and #4 have recently been posted. Now I am moving on to Variety Packs, which will feature multiple collections at discounted prices. Looking for a great deal? Try my Ultimate Variety Pack, which features 16 DIFFERENT designs! Have just a few favorites from each collection then try one of my Chooose Your Own packs that let you decide which designs will be included.

Check it out at:!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Treasury Spotting!

So thrilled to find my snowflakes card featured in this beautiful periwinkled colored treasury! Thank you graceartandantiques for including me! Check out the entire collection:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Valentine's Designs are Here!

Show all the loved ones in your life you care with my all new Valentine Designs! Now available at

Thursday, January 15, 2009

SPECIAL SALE going on now at BdoodleZ!!!

In Honor of my Wedding Anniversary I am offering 10% all purchases at my online BdoodleZ store today (1/15) and tommorrow (1/16) only!!! No minimum purchase required. Includes Sale items. *** Hurry! Sale ends at 9pm EST on 1/16!

Discount will be applied via a pay pal discount. See shop header for details.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

A new year means new designs for BdoodleZ! Lots of them! Here is a little preview of some of the fresh looks that will be listed at my online shop in the upcoming weeks. Don't forget to check in often, you never know what may be popping up!

Hope your 2009 is off to a great start!!