Monday, January 28, 2013

Saying Goodbye is so hard....

 I know I normally don't get into personal information on my blog however today I am.
I lost my most faithful friend on Saturday & boy, does it hurt.

My puppy, Lee, went to run with the angels.  
She was 17 years old.  My heart feels like it has been ripped apart.

I stamped her actual paw on paper with ink & had my daughters take numerous photos 
of her paw so that I could get her paw tattooed on my arm so I would
always have with me...

I saw this poem on Pinterest.....

Run with the angels, Lee...we loved you for your entire life
 now we will love & miss you for the rest of ours!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine's Day signs & more

I can't believe it....Valentine's day is JUST around the corner....
But I am on the ball...see for yourself...

 My Facebook page banner...lots of goodies in this picture....

 Love is in the air....My Mom would have loved this one....

 Valentine's Day Doodle Decal that I am currently sporting on my vehicle...My Daughters & I came up with the idea...I have it in a sign for as well but it's not done yet....will post a photo once it's complete...stay tuned

 Will you be my Valentine?

 Simple Happy Valentine's Day Sign....

 BE MINE!!! Speaks for itself...

 XOXO hugs & kisses...I leave these out all year...Hugs & Kisses aren't just for Valentine's Day, they are for EVERYDAY!!!!

 Wire hanger Love birds...

Little Valentine's Day gifts for my sisters....

Wait til ya see all the St. Paddy's day things...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Double Sided Signs

 I love these double sided signs.  It was actually my sister who started me with these. 
 I made one for her that said "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere" & on the other side "For every minute you are angry you waste 60 seconds of Happiness." 
 She has it on her window if you are outside on the deck you see one side & if you are in the kitchen you see another side...depends on her mood which side you see.

I have this one in my Bathroom.  I keep it up all year long, during the winter months I flip it.

Double sided signs...whether it be a sign for the Holidays or a side based on your's a space saver & a change of decor with a flip of the clever!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Door Knob Hanging Sign

This sign was actually a special order however while I was making it an idea came to my head & I just had to make one for myself.

Do your children have messy rooms?  I personally don't care if they are messy or not, it's their space however what I do care about is when I do their laundry & it's all over the floor, not put away, don't know what is clean vs get the picture.  That drives me crazy...that is where this sign will come in.

I will hang it on their door & if they see it they need to clean their room...once they are done they have to hand it back to me.   I will inspect to make sure they cleaned it & not stuffed it under their bed, piled it in their closets...They aren't happy about the new system but I am.  No more yelling or arguments, just put the door hanger on the knob & walk away.

Got so many ideas for these door hangers...chalkboard to leave messages, laundry decals so they know to pick up their laundry from the laundry room, list of chores that need to be done,  double sided...plan on seeing many more of these puppies!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Personalized Family Signs

Here are a few of the various personalized family signs that I have made...colors/sayings/fonts/obviously names...can be changed to your liking.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

It takes a village

I do believe that it takes a village to raise a child.  
There are so many factors & issues that arise in a child's life that they need a "village."  
Clearly the village, I am referring to, is the family unit, extended as well as the non blood related kind.  
That's why I adore these little shelf sitters.
Acknowledge those special people in your life that have made a different to you as well as your child.

These can be customized to suit your needs...colors can be altered to compliment your decor, names can be changes to whom will be receiving this.

Little shelf sitters for all the special people in your life.  

*ha ha just realized my "special" people will  see what they are getting for Mother's Day & Father's Day...well, at least the colors will be a surprise (& don't drop hints on the colors you want, they will be custom picked by the girlies)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

If at first you don't succeed....signs

A little humor for your Wednesday morning.

Here is example of how color can change the sign...
The top sign is Black board with ivory vinyl lettering, whereas below in the "almost" exact saying, is a Navy board with Ivory vinyl lettering & mustard primitive stars.

Your next sign or project, try a different changes things.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Welcome Happy Campers Sign

I love this sign!
The picture doesn't do this sign justice, the colors work well together.
I generally stay away from color & stay neutral so that I have something for everyone.
However, since setting up a facebook page for Dingbats & Doodles, I noticed a trend in the orders that I have received...COLOR.  
Don't get me wrong, I still got  a fair share of the neutral color orders (mostly for gifts) but for personal orders...color is the way to go.

So I will be adding more color schemes to my signs...I have quite a few already.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Today's Agenda Chalkboard Vinyl

My latest creation...
I seem to be having a hard time getting organized, so I thought if I have a board that lists my top 7 things that have to get done, it would help...HECK, anything at this point would help!

I really like how it turned out... I will be sharing it on ETSY & my facebook page.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Learning to Drive Car Magnet

My Niece is learning to drive...O.M.G...
I promised her that I would take her out driving, 
when I do I will  give her these so she can slap on any car.
Hopefully people will be kind & understanding if they see this bold sign.

Sooo bottom line...if you see this on a car...that's my Niece...BE KIND!!!!

Put a Decal on it!

I love decals...hence Doodle Decals.
I like the idea of being able to alter the appearance of the something temporarily (well the things I use the doodle decals on).
For example...take a plain  Motorcycle helmet
Now add a decal...
Well if you know me...I couldn't just stop there...

Just waiting for my personalized plate to come & I'm ready to ride!!!  

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

come vist me...

I am now on facebook but I am having a difficult time trying to upload buttons that will take you directly to my facebook page.  Once I figure this out I will have a quick & easy button to both Facebook & my etsy shop.  So come visit me...I posted a bunch of photos that are not on my blog.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A sample of signs heading to Etsy shop

A quick glimpse of a few signs to be posted on Etsy soon...

The Father version of my Mother sign...
It's not to early to start thinking about Father's day...would make a great gift!
This was a hot holiday seller, a personalized list of dates that reflect defining moments in your life. It's discreet & definitely a conversation piece. Have a sign personalized for your loved one of all your important dates....Valentines Day is quickly approaching.

Here is a new updated version of a sign I have in my family room...the original sign was a hit, hopefully this will follow.

This sign was requested from a pinterest follower. I can't keep it in stock. (This one is actually sold but I keep forgetting to take pictures...duh)
All signs are can be customized to suit your taste & decor.
I have lots more to post....stay tuned!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Personalized Acrylic Tumblers

I recently hosted a cookie swap & made these tumblers as a favor for all of my guests.

It was such a simple & inexpensive idea. I found the cups at my local dollar store (I seem to always find something to alter there.). I cut out dots, their names & first initial in various colored vinyl & adhered. Added a ribbon to the straw...presto!

These were a popular item this year for the holidays. Sports, flowers, hearts, stars, the ideas are endless & they still keep coming.

Can't wait to share a few of the family signs I have made this holiday season. They will be added to etsy soon as well as pinterest.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Doodle Decal January 2013

 January 2013 Motivational Doodle Decal...
 Could've, Should've, Would've NO MORE!
just do it...suffer the consquences later!
Well, don't do anything stupid!
Hope your New year is off to a good start.
Make sure you are STRIVING towards your goals this year!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


One of my new endeavors for 2013...I'm broadening my horizons. I am really spreading my wings this year, a bit nervous but what's the worst that can happen??? I fail? Then I get up, dust myself off & try again!

Here are a few samples of what will be listed on etsy shortly. Listing items was pretty easy (reminds me if eBay). There are a few things that I will need to tweek but I'm pretty confident I got things right (fingers crossed).

Looking forward to an amazing 2013...I have many things I am STRIVING for (will be another post for another day).