New Shop! Digital Designs by MRS

One thing I enjoy in addition to photography and creating hand stamped jewelry is graphic design.  Though I no longer do this professionally, I still enjoy creating things for personal use. 

While creating this file to get myself organized for the upcoming school year, I thought of how fun it would be to make these available to customers as well. I can't be the only one looking for "pretty" school planners. :) 

Thus, Digital Designs by MRS was born! This shop will offer digital files for instant downloads. 

This Homeschool Weekly Planner is currently available:

Last year, I purchased a Silhouette Cameo machine. I am hooked on that machine and all its capabilities. I have been playing with creating cut files so I decided to offer those in the shop as well!

Right now, I have 2 Silhouette Studio cut files available in the shop:

Awareness Ribbon - Silhouette Studio File and JPG

Chicken Silhouette - Silhouette Studio File and JPG

Here is an example of what I had created with the chicken silhouette file:

Stay tuned for more available files (and possibly other products) in the future! 

Sassy Steals "Celebrate Summer" Giveaway

Sassy Steals is having a summer giveaway and we are excited to be a part of it! Visit their blog for details on how to enter one of these great prizes.

Designs by MRS is giving away our Family "Love" Initial Bracelet with Flower Charm Accents.

The giveaway is open now and ends on July 13th. Be sure to enter to win one of the many awesome prizes!

"it matters to this one" Down Syndrome Awareness Necklace

This necklace is now available in our Etsy shop.

it matters to this one - Hand Stamped Down Syndrome Awareness Necklace with Awareness Ribbon & Starfish Charms

I wanted to share with you the story that inspired the necklace. I remind myself of this motto in those rare moments when it seems like it is an uphill climb. 

The Starfish Story:

Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.

Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching.  As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea.  The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning!  May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”

The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”

The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”

adapted from The Star Thrower, by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977)

2nd Birthday Giveaway and Sale!

Today is our 2nd birthday! WOOT!

I am beyond grateful for your support these last 2 years! THANK YOU!

Through this business, I have been provided the opportunity to meet some amazing people and share their life stories through the designs they create. Some have made me cry and others have made me laugh.

Customers have become friends.

I am grateful.

These 4 designs are my favorite designs and were featured as Daily Deals this week. To celebrate Designs By MRS’ birthday, I want to give one of these to YOU!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. The giveaway opens today and ends at 11:59 (EST) on Sunday.

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But WAIT! There’s more!

To continue the celebration, you can also receive 40% off your total order!

Use the code 2NDBIRTHDAY at our Etsy shop to redeem this offer!

New Item and Featured Item

The latest addition to our shop is the Vial Necklace. It includes a pendant with the message or name of your choice as well as 2 birthstone crystals. Additional crystals can be purchased as well.

This necklace has been selling like crazy and I have had a hard time keeping them in stock. Over the last 3 weeks, over 50 have been sold! The "A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind & touches a heart" necklace is once again available. I have stocked up on the pendants so we will hopefully not run out! :) Be sure to order soon to ensure they will arrive by the end of the school year. :)

If you are looking for additional end of school year gifts for teachers or therapists, check out our other items (click on the photo to visit our shop):

The Winner Is…….

A winner for the New Year’s Giveaway has been selected!

Congratulations to……


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