Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Holly Jolly Winner!!!

Congrats to B from Cool Kids who is the winner of my Holly Jolly Giveaway!!!
Please contact me at to claim your prize!!!

Thank you to everyone who entered. Happy Holidays to all!!!!!!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Holly Jolly Giveaway!

In honor of All You Need Designs reaching 300 fans on Facebook, I've having a giveaway!! And what better time of year to give something to my fans than during the season of giving?! :)

This time of year we often spend a lot of our time and energy focused on others - and that's how it should be! But, we also need to take care of ourselves. And as any mom can tell you - that's easier said than done! :o)

My giveaway today is a $15 Gift Certificate to my shop so you can treat yourself!! Need a bookmark for that new book you're getting for Christmas? How about some jewelry to brighten up your winter wardrobe? You get to choose!! $15 will go a long way in my shop, so you can get yourself more than one item. Gift certificate can be applied to all items and shipping.

To Enter:

You must be a follower of this blog. Visit My Etsy Shop and leave a comment here as to what is your favorite item is.

For Extra Entries:

"Like" All You Need Designs on Facebook.

Add my shop to your favorites on Etsy.

Share this giveaway on your Facebook, Twitter and/or Blog (if you do all of them that's three extra entries!)

Be sure to leave a comment on this blog post for each action you take because each comment counts as one entry. That's up to 6 chances to win! Also be sure to leave your email address so I know how to contact you if you're the lucky winner!

The Details:

Giveaway will end on Sunday, December 19 at 8 PM EST. A winner will be selected using Giveaway open to US & Canada.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

There's still time!!!

Do you still have Christmas shopping list a mile long?? Never fear - there is still time! And bookmarks make a great gift for that hard-to-buy-for person!
Looking for a unique gift idea for your child's teacher? I have many "inspire" beaded bookmarks to choose from. Check this one out here.
Need a stocking stuffer for your dear hubby? Check it out here!

How about a little something for your best friend and yourself? This set of two bookmarks can be customized in the colors of your choice for you and your BFF.

Go here to browse through the bookmark section of my Etsy shop. There's something for everyone! :) If you have a special bookmark in mind, I can work with you to create the colors and sentiment you are looking for.

Order now through December 16 to guarantee USPS First Class mail delivery in time for Christmas! If you need it sooner, I can upgrade your shipping to USPS Priority Mail, so you'll have your package in as soon as 2-3 days! Happy shopping!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

HOLLY DAY BLOG HOP with the EtsyMom Street Team!

Check out all of the fabulous holiday-themed projects, gift ideas, and more from our wonderful EtsyMom Blog Hop Contributors from around the world!!

Here's how it works:
1. Hop through each of the blogs listed above to get fabulous holiday inspiration and leave a comment. If you are starting at a blog in the middle of the Hop, start back at the EtsyMom Blog. You may have to scroll down a bit on the blogs to find the Blog Hop posts as the week progresses.
2. Leave a comment on the EtsyMom Blog post between now and December 11, 2010.
3. Enter to win our giveaway by doing any of the following. For each thing you do, you will be entered into the drawing one more time:

~Leave a comment on the EtsyMom Blog post between now and December 11, 2010.
~Leave a comment on the Holly Day Blog Hop posts for any of the blogs listed above between Dec 5 and Dec 11, 2010.
~Join the EtsyMom Blog email list (fill out the form in the right hand column).
~Become a follower of the EtsyMom Blog! Just click the "Follow" button in the lower right column.
~"Like" the EtsyMom Facebook Page.

Share about this Blog Hop on your own blog, posting a link to this page.

Share about this Blog Hop on Facebook, posting a link to this page.

Share about this Blog Hop on a message board or forum, posting a link to this page.

To let us know you've done these things, please come back to the EtsyMom Blog post and leave a comment for each thing you did.
Sorry - you cannot enter the giveaway here on my blog.

On December 11, 2010 we'll choose a winner using the Random Integer Generator from The winner will receive this super sweet gift basket full of handmade holiday goodies, including:

a pair of Turquoise Earrings from

a lampwork bead bracelet by

sterling silver and Swarovski pearl/crystal holiday earrings by

a cream colored cotton scarf given by

a raincloud ornament from

a matching splat mat and baby bib from

two pair of earrings from

a gift pack of over 30 pages of vintage paper ephemera by

a lovely sustainable stocking from

a set of holly jolly gift tags from

a set of toddler pajamas in a style of the winner's choice from

a $15 gift certificate from

A gift certificate from

A Custom copper heart necklace from

I'm sharing a recipe that I adore for it's simplicity and deliciousness! I've been making these for years and they are always requested for family events and parties. In fact, I'm making them tomorrow at a cookie swap!! I guarantee that you'll love them too!

Oreo Truffles
  • 1 package of Oreo Cookies (you can use any flavor - the original ones are great, but my personal favorite are the mint ones!!)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 lb milk or dark chocolate melting wafers (you can use chocolate chips, but I find that the melting wafers from the bulk section of the grocery store work much better)
  • 1/2 lb of white chocolate for drizzling


  1. Using a food processor, grind cookies to a sand like consistency. With a stand mixer, blend cookies and cream cheese until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Place the bowl in the fridge or freeze for about 15 mins to firm it up.
  3. Roll into small balls and place on wax-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  4. In double-boiler, melt milk chocolate (If using melting wafers you can also melt in the microwave - At 50% power for 30 seconds, stir to incorporate, then 30 more seconds, until melted). Place a ball on a spoon and use another spoon to thoroughly coat the ball on all sides. Place on wax-paper-lined cookie sheet.
  5. Once all your balls are coated, melt your white chocolate (use your preferred method - either double boiler or microwave). Pour the melted white chocolate into a zippered sandwich bag and snip off a small corner. Drizzle white chocolate over balls. Let cool.
  6. Store in airtight container, in refrigerator.
Note: You can add food coloring to the white chocolate to make your truffles more festive. You can also coat the balls in white chocolate and then drizzle with the milk chocolate, if desired.

Now, please take the opportunity to visit the next blog in our hop:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Great Giveaway at Cool Kids!

The Cool Kids Blog is giving away an adorable handmade hat from HanniKialoh Etsy Shop!

The hats are TOO CUTE and are really afforadable! What a fun and fashionable way to keep your little one's heads warm
now that it's getting colder outside!

Go HERE to enter the giveaway and tell her that Heather from All You Need Designs sent you! :o)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

So, it's December 1st already! And it's SNOWING here today! I guess that it had to happen sometime, right? We've been lucky to have really decent weather up until today. It's been raining for a few days and this morning it turned to snow. I'm not looking forward to driving on the roads later!!!

But this snowy weather does put me in the Christmas mood!! Have you thought about your holiday cards yet? Time is running out!! I ordered mine last weekend and I can't wait for them to arrive from the printer.

I have many holiday card designs in my Etsy shop from traditional and classic to modern and bright. So if you're planning to do a photo card this year, I'd love to design it for you! You can choose one of my templates that are listed on Etsy, or I can custom create something just for you!!

Who doesn't love sending and receiving holiday cards? Don't be a scrooge or you might end up on the naughty list! :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale!!

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend! I know that I enjoyed my Thanksgiving with my family and I also really enjoyed doing some Black Friday shopping! Both in stores (yes, I was at Toys R Us at 10 PM on Thursday night!!) and online from some of my favorite Etsy sellers!!!

To celebrate Cyber Monday, I'm offering 15% off everything in my shop today only!! Use coupon code CYBERMONDAY at checkout to recieve the discount.

Let the holiday fun begin!!!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Black Friday Sale!

Think that only retail stores will be offering you deals on Black Friday? Think again!! The EtsyMom team is having a team-wide sale! You can check out the list of participating shops HERE!

So avoid the crowds and shop handmade this Friday! My shop will be having some great deals so make sure you check it out! Why not take a look around my SHOP now and mark your favorites so you can easily find them on Friday!

Happy shopping!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Sparkle!

Whether you're willing to admit it or not, the holidays are quickly approaching! Soon it will be Thanksgiving. Which means right behind it will be Christmas!

I've been working on making some holiday themed items to celebrate the season in style!

For instance, this gorgeous sparkling bracelet would be a fabulous addition to your wardrobe for the upcoming season! Featuring fire polished czech glass beads, this bracelet really shines!

If you're looking for some earrings to wear this season, I've got you covered! Check out these fun jingle bell earrings....

.....or how about these colorful pink & green snowflakes?

Lots and lots of items to check out in my shop! So while you're doing your holiday shopping, why not pick up something sparkly for yourself? :o)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Let's get ready to party!

Looking for a fun way to dress up your table this holiday season? Having the family over for Thanksgiving dinner?
Christmas party in the works?
Or just having the girls over for book club?

Why not get a set of wine glass charms to dress up your party? I offer many varieties of charms - from holiday themed to inspirational and more! You can choose from my premade sets or request a custom order in colors and quantities to suit your needs. Not a wine drinker? That's ok - you can use these on other stem wear or even coffee mugs! These also make a fun gift. Better start planning now - the holidays will be here before you know it! :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Trick or Treat: Two Little Monkies Giveaway!

Ohh, how exciting! Even better than getting hopped up on lots of sugar from all that candy: super fun treats for you from Two Little Monkies! Check out the GIVEAWAY HERE and enter to win your choice of three different super cool items - a children's neck pillow, a mini crayon caddy or a car caddy! You don't even have to get dressed up to enter!

Trick or Treat!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Getting ready....

I recently signed up for my very first craft show - it's on November 6. Just a few short weeks away. I have a lot to do before the show - figure out my table set up, displays, price tags, signage, and of course, make more products to sell!

Tonight I ticked one item off of my To Do list, by creating an earring display that I've had in mind since I started thinking about signing up for a show. I bought an unfinished wooden scrapbook page frame, spray painted it white and hot glued pretty ribbon on it. Voila! A cute way to hang some of my earrings!!I also just designed my earring cards - easy enough with photoshop and some cardstock! I figured why not throw some free advertising out there by listing my shop information and email address on the back of the card?

These turned out so well - I can hang them on my display but I can also lay them on the table and they will be propped up to display the product even better. I like this much better than a flat card. :)
Slowly but surely I'm getting ready for this show!! So much to do, so little time! :)

CSN Store Giveaway - hosted by Cool Kids!

Hey there everyone! Check out this amazing GIVEAWAY (click here) being hosted at the Cool Kids Blog. She's giving away a $20 credit to CSN stores. What a great way to start your holiday shopping!

I found this adorable apron at the CSN Store - I want one for my daughter! Isn't it so cute??

Head over to her blog to enter this great giveaway! Good luck!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Winner of the Twisted Ribbons Giveaway!

The winner is.....

Congratulations to Kimberly!! You are the winner of the Twisted Ribbons giveaway! Please email your contact information to allyouneeddesigns [at]

Thanks to all who entered! Make sure you keep checking Amber's Etsy Shop for beautiful hair accessories!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Review & GIVEAWAY: Twisted Ribbons

I am very excited to introduce you to Amber, the wonderful owner of Twisted Ribbons, a GREAT Etsy Shop featuring handmade hair clips, bows, silk hair flowers and headbands for babies all the way up to adults.

Amber recently sent me two of her adorable items to review for my readers. The first item is a monogrammed pinwheel hair bow (available in her shop for only $6.50!) When I saw this item, I just knew that I had to have one for Emma!! The bow is very well made and the adorable monogrammed button is super cute. It's all attached to a lined alligator clip so it can be easily placed in your daughter's hair!

Doesn't Emma look adorable with it? :o)

The other fabulous item that Amber sent me is a Minnie Mouse clippie - which Emma immediately swooned over. That girl loves her Minnie Mouse. :) Isn't this precious? I love how the sequins sparkle in the light and it is just perfect for pulling Emma's hair away from her face. LOVE!

Now let me share a little about Amber - the amazing lady behind Twisted Ribbons!
My name is Amber and I'm an engineer turned stay at home mom to 2 beautiful little girls, ages five and three. I started making bows and hair accessories for them, and my little hobby grew a bit out of control! Soon I had more bows and clips than my girls could ever wear ;) I love making cute things for girls of all ages. I started out with barrettes and bows, but I also adore doing felt and flower clips. I've recently branched out a bit to some fabric items, and I'm in love! There are so many gorgeous fabrics out there. I also welcome custom orders. People come to me all the time with outfits to match, or a new idea, and that is what makes my business so fun. I've had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful customers and sweet girls through my business.

Make sure you check out her shop today - I guarantee you'll find something that you just LOVE for your own daughter or even as a gift!

Now, on to the best part! Amber has generously offered up a fun giveaway for my readers!! You can enter for a chance to win this adorable Minnie Mouse Bottle Cap Bow!
Here's how to win!

1. Go to Twisted Ribbons Etsy Shop and choose your favorite item, and then come back here to tell me what it is.

2. Become a fan of Twisted Ribbons on Facebook

3. Follow Amber's BLOG

4. Become a fan of me on Facebook (this counts for existing fans as well!)

5. Share this giveaway on FB and come back to tell me!

6. Be a follower of this blog!

That gives you 6 chances to win! Remember to make a separate comment on this blog post for each entry. Be sure to leave your contact info so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner! The winner will be chosen next Monday, October 18 at 9 PM!

Good luck everyone!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Big thanks to Lori at Kid-N-Around Creations!

I was lucky enough to recently receive a wonderful review from Lori at Kid-N-Around Creations. Check out her BLOG to read the review and also enter the giveaway she is hosting for a chance to win my Fall Dreams bookmark (pictured here).

Thanks for the wonderful review Lori!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Review: TwirlAway - lovely skirts for little girls

I'd like to introduce you all to Lindsey, a fellow EtsyMom and the owner/designer of Twirl Away, a lovely Etsy shop featuring lovely skirts for little girls.

Hello! My name is Lindsey and I'm the mom of two girls. Madeline is 4 and Amelia is 2. My husband and I have been married for 7 years and much enjoy the adventure of life together! I'm an art teacher, though my "occupation" changed to stay-at-home-mom when we started having kids!
My love for my daughters and my love of creating, design, and sewing has become this little shop that I’m so excited to share with you! Please take your time looking through the lovely skirts. I’d love to make one for your daughter, niece, granddaughter, sister, cousin, or friend to twirl away in! Each skirt is made with much care and attention to detail. I’m committed to making sure you are thrilled with the product you receive and make each piece with the effort and care that I’d make for my own family.

I recently purchased a skirt from Twirl Away, and I have to let you all know how simply wonderful it is!! The skirt came incredibly fast. I was so excited to open the package when it arrived! Inside was a beautifully packaged skirt, just right for my daughter, Emma. She couldn't wait to put it on, so on it went. She then proceeded to dance around the kitchen in her pretty new skirt. :)

The skirt is so well designed and fits her so well. I love the versatility of the piece - we can dress it up or dress it down. As you can see below, she can even run and play and keep up with her big brother while wearing it! It will be a skirt that Emma can enjoy for a long time!I highly encourage you to check out Lindsey's shop to find a special skirt for your own daughter or as a gift. I can't wait to shop again - I have my eye on a beautiful snowflake skirt that she recently listed. So stop by her shop today!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Drumroll please..... The winner is....

DANI A!!!!

Congratulations Dani! Please email me at allyouneeddesigns [at] to claim your prizes!!!

Thank you to everyone who entered!!! Please keep stopping by to read my blog, check out my shop and stay up to date on All You Need Designs!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Let's celebrate with a giveaway!!!!

To celebrate All You Need Designs having 200 fans on Facebook, it's time to have another giveaway!!

This time I'm giving away a set of Wine Glass Charms AND a $5 credit good towards the purchase of any item in my Etsy shop!

The wine charms I'm featuring are my Live Laugh Love charms. Perfect for all your upcoming holiday entertaining!!! This set of six is composed of 3 charms that feature the words Live, Laugh or Love and 3 charms with whimsical swirl designs.

In addition to the lovely wine charm set - I'm also giving the winner a $5 credit - good towards the purchase of any item or items in my shop!!! A great way to get your holiday shopping started early!!!

Here’s how to win (basically the same rules as last time!):
1. Become a fan, by "LIKING" All You Need Designs on Facebook and then leave a comment here telling me you're a fan (that’s one entry). (This counts for existing fans too!)

2. Visit my Etsy shop and browse around (hey- while you're there mark my shop as one of your favorites!)- then come back here and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is. (that's another entry).

3. Spread the word about All You Need Designs on Facebook. You can do it by linking them to the Facebook page, my Etsy shop or this blog! Then come back here and leave a comment here for that as well (ooh, a third entry).

4. Blog about my giveaway on your Blog and come back to tell me (don't forget to link me to your blog so I can check you out too!) (wow, a fourth entry!)

5. Bonus entry being or becoming a follower of this blog! Just click "Follow" on the right side of your screen and leave a comment telling me. (and that's your fifth entry!)

So, you have up to five chances to enter. Remember to leave a comment here for each thing you do. Winner will be randomly drawn on Wednesday, September 29! Good luck!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Spooktacular New Items!

Whether you're still in denial about summer ending and hoping for one more day at the beach, or you're enjoying the crisp fall weather with a nice mug of warm apple cider, you can't deny that it's time to start thinking about Halloween! It's going to be here before you know it - are you ready? Have you talked to your kids about what they want to be for Halloween? Have you thought about what you're doing to celebrate?

Halloween falls on a Sunday this year - which means it's a great year to throw a Halloween party - have the party Saturday night and still have a chance to get out and Trick-or-Treat on Sunday!

I'm excited to share some fun new items in my shop -Halloween Party Invites and Candy Bar Wrappers! Invite your friends to your monster bash with a fun Halloween Invitation! And Halloween and Candy bars? They go together like Cookies and Milk! What a fun way to thank your guests for coming to your Halloween party - with personalized candy bar wrappers! So be sure to check them out in my ETSY SHOP - and if you have something special in mind, send me an email and I'll happily create exactly what you're looking for!!!

Happy Haunting!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Check it out!! Giveaway from Two Little Monkeys!

I just discovered a very cute Etsy shop called Two Little Monkeys! She's having a giveaway on her blog right now for a gorgeous Damask Diaper & Wipe Pod!! Visit her BLOG to enter the give away!!

She's picking the winner tomorrow, September 18, so hurry up and enter!!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Giveaway from EagerHands Etsy shop!

Hey there all you faithful followers.... check out this sweet giveaway on EagerHand's blog. It's a super cute hand stamped necklace! She'll draw a winner on Wednesday, so enter soon!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Sale!

All You Need Designs is offering an exclusive sale for Facebook fans this Labor Day weekend!

To take advantage of this sale, head over to Facebook and "Like" All You Need Designs to see the details of the sale! The sale lasts through Monday!

Also, please help spread the word about All You Need Designs by inviting your friends to become Facebook fans and tell them to check out our Etsy shop as well!

Happy Labor Day everyone!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Another giveaway!

My sister-in-law Jen is giving away one of my bookmarks via her blog, Reflections in the Window. Head over there to enter for your chance to win a lovely Faith bookmark.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

And the winner is....

.....Elizabeth! Please email me to choose your bookmark!

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway contest. I appreciate everyone "liking" All You Need Designs and helping me spread the word about my business. More to come soon!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Winner's Choice Bookmark Giveaway!!

It's time for a bookmark giveaway!

I thought long and hard about which bookmark to use as my giveaway. But then, I decided that everyone's tastes are so different that it was impossible to choose the prize ahead of time. So, the winner will receive his/her choice of any single bookmark actively listed for sale in my Etsy shop at the close of the contest OR they may choose to request a custom design. Much more fun this way, isn't it?? :o)

Here’s how to win:
1. Become a fan, by "LIKING" All You Need Designs on Facebook and then leave a comment here telling me you're a fan (that’s one entry).
2. Visit my Etsy shop and browse around - then come back here and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is. (that's another entry).
3. Spread the word about All You Need Designs on Facebook. Be sure to include @All You Need Designs in your post. Then come back here and leave a comment here for that as well (ooh, a third entry).
4. Bonus entry by becoming a follower of this blog! Just click "Follow" on the right side of your screen. (wow, a fourth entry!).

So, you have up to four chances to enter. Remember to leave a comment here for each thing you do. Winner will be randomly drawn on Sunday night. :)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Etsy Shop now open!

All You Need Designs Etsy Shop Click Here!

Right now only bookmarks are listed, but I really want to design the perfect invitation for you, so convo me and let's work together on whatever you need!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Jewelry for your books!!

When I first decided to start doing this, I was only planning on doing graphic design projects.
However, I've been making book marks for various events over the last few months and have gotten many compliments on them and lots of "you should be selling these!" comments. So I have decided to add them to my repitoire.

I think what is so appealing about these bookmarks is that they can be custom designed for you. You tell me what your favorite colors are, and I'll create a special bookmark just for you!

I will be listing some bookmarks for sale on Etsy soon! If you have something specific in mind be sure to email

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Welcome to All You Need Designs!!

Check back soon for samples and contact for all of your design needs!

Thank you!