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! :)