Well, I've been wondering about whether or not to start a blog. There are many pros and cons. The only "con" I'm worried about is actually keeping up with my blogging. I can't promise I'll be here every day...maybe not even every week...well, we'll see what I can do.
Anyway, this will be a short first blog since, as you can see by the time stamp, it's WAY past my bedtime! This blog "Designed by Donna" is really a way for me to have a creative outlet. Or should I say a display for my creative outletS. (Capital "S" because I am always doing something creative!) My husband doesn't get why I do the things I do, but then again I don't get how he can watch golf. It's like watching paint dry! But I digress...
I HAVE to be doing some kind of crafty/creative project every week. It doesn't have to be even remotely related to the project I was doing the week before. Just whatever my mind happens to trip over on a given day. For example, about one month ago I decided I would make completed scrapbooks to sell at a local shop for people who didn't have time to make one for themselves. They could just buy my masterpiece and pop their own pictures into my pages. I toiled and created for a week and now that 12x12 scrabook just sits on my bookshelf. I just have to get over to that shop one of these days!
After that scrapbook I was tired of looking at paper and gluesticks so I pulled out my jewelry making stuff and proceeded to make four Swarovski crystal bracelets and one necklace. Again, to eventually take pictures of them and post online to sell. I still haven't taken the pictures because I have to download and save the pics on my camera to a file, then delete them from my camera and take professional-looking photos of my jewelry...well, you know where this is going.
After that stall I took my stamps and ink back into hand and started creating all kinds of greeting cards. Having been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I never made cards for myself. I made plenty of prototypes or cards to send on the fly. So I FINALLY got a chance to have some fun with my supplies. Now I'm actually enjoying SU! instead of stressing over it. Maybe now some family members will actually get to see what I do!