Sunday, May 29, 2011

Modeling and Referral Programs

I have instated two new programs that I think are going to be a lot of fun!

First is the new Modeling Program:
Model for DoodleBoop Designs
Do you enjoy having professional photos taken of your daughter? Do you like to accessorize her hair with headbands, hair clips and bows? Do you like freebies? Then you should sign up to become a model/client for DoodleBoop Designs!
All ages are accepted!
DoodleBoop Designs (DBD) will send you FREE hair accessories for your daughter to model!
Terms and Conditions:
- Professional photos must be taken of the model/client wearing the item within 30 days of receipt. The name and location of the photography studio must be provided to DBD along with the date of when photos were taken.
- One photo per item must be provided to DBD with permission of rights to the photo.
- Permission to release the First name and age of model is given to DBD. 
- Limit 2 accessory items per client.
- By agreeing to the terms you are entering into a binding contract. If these terms are broken by the client, DoodleBoop Designs (DBD) reserves the right to request items be returned in their original condition at the client's expense.
Contact me at misslaurenboop@yahoo.com to sign up and your free accessories will be on their way!
If you have questions, Please let me know!


Then there's the new Referral Program: 
Referral Program
Save money on next purchase and earn free products by referring your friends to DoodleBoop Designs.

·        1 Referral - 10% off one item
·        2 Referrals - 20% off one item
·        3 Referrals - 30% off one item
·        4 Referrals - 40% off one item
·        5 Referrals – Free Product (up to $10 value)

The Details:
This program allows you to receive discounts off your purchases and even earn free items!
When you refer a friend to DoodleBoop Designs, and they order from us, you get a discount.  For each person you refer that makes an order, you will receive 10% off your purchase.  When you reach 5 referrals, you will receive a Free Gift! ($10 value)
How to Participate:
Make a purchase from http://www.doodleboopdesigns.etsy.com and you’ll automatically be registered for the referral program. Tell your friends that they should purchase all of their hair and jewelry accessories from DoodleBoop Designs! I’ve included a card below that you can print and hand out. Be sure to fill in your name on the "Referred By" line. When they make an order, your referral will be recorded and you’ll receive a coupon code for use on Etsy (single use only). Referrals will only be accepted when given at the time of ordering. The friend MUST mention your name when placing their ordering or that referral won’t count!
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I can't wait to see what you all think of these new programs and I'm excited to get started!

Friday, May 27, 2011

We're Home...

So, we made it back with no issues. We rode through a few thunderstorms on the way but the rain washed all the salt off the van! We got back home and unpacked and now I'm washing sand out of clothes and tending to sunburns : ) We had such a great time and really enjoyed taking Doodle to the beach for the first time. It was an adventure with a 22mth old in tow but we have memories that will last a lifetime. I took over 200 pictures and can't wait to decide which ones to print for the scrapbook. I'm glad to be home but it was sad to leave. I guess it will be nice to get back to the normal day to day I'm used to.
 
We must have beat the rain here because it just started storming like crazy. Well, The hubby is having video game withdraws and I'm ready for a nap. (I can't wait to sleep in my own bed!)
Until next time,

Beach Trip... Day 4

Our last full day!




Friday, May 20, 2011

New FB Giveaway Sponsorships and 2 More Days!!!

So I shipped out the last prize yesterday from April's Facebook giveaways and decided to set up a few donations for May/June. I already have 4 items lined up. Two have posted and are ready for you to enter to win. Go check out:
Max and Magnolia and Bellabugs. They are each having fan celebrations and have entry rules posted on their sites. I will notify you all once the others are posted. Here are some of the items up for grabs:

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PhotobucketCome on Monday! I'm trying to be patient but if it tells you anything... I've made 15 headbands, crocheted a bunch of flowers, made Doodle 3 dresses and a skirt, made myself a skirt and posted a few new items to Etsy. I've also started packing a bit and just started a new crochet project. I have to keep myself busy or I'll go crazy waiting for BEACH DAY.







Doodle is teething and was running a slight fever yesterday and today. All she wanted to do was lay around. We watched TV and I painted her toenails for the first time. She seemed to be feeling much better this evening before she went to bed. I hope she will continue to feel ok since we're going to see my parents tomorrow. I'm excited because I always enjoy spending time with them plus the little one loves it there. What child wouldn't love a room full of toys and a sandbox and swing outside!


Well, I'm off to bed. Gonna work on my crochet project and watch some Law & Order.
Until next time,



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vacation

I wanted to go ahead and post this before I forget:
DoodleBoop Designs will be out of town from Monday 5/23 through Friday 5/27. I will not be processing
any orders during that time. If an order is placed while I am on vacation, I will not be able to ship
it out until after Memorial Day!

Please keep this in mind if ordering but feel free to stop by and see all the newest creations!
Thank you!

I finished my Beach Bag!

Just wanted to share the finished product! I'm so excited to try it out and it's HUGE! The best part is... It's washable!!!
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Come on Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Myrtle Beach here we come!!!


Tutorial for Notebook flowers

I'm calling these "notebook flowers" for lack of a better name. You know those spiral bound notebooks and calanders with really thick pleather-ish covers? I was at the In-Laws today to do some cleaning and my MIL gave me one of those thick leather covers. I wanted to make something fun out of it and came up with this simple idea for a cute accessory!

You'll need:
Flower Template
Thick leather/plastic cover from notebook
Sissors
Metallic sharpie or paint pen
Two small brads
Two small silk flowers
Nail (or something else to poke holes in the center)
Hammer (to hammer a nail through the center of the material)

Here are the supplies:
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I printed and cut out a flower from the Flower Template then used it to draw onto the cover:
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Cut out the flower from the cover and sharpen up the edges with the marker:
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Poke holes in the center of two flowers and stack them together. Use the brads to secure the flowers together. (I used the hammer to flatten the brad ends to make sure it was tight!):
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Then draw a pattern you like on each flower with the metallic pen:
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Now you can attach them to anything you'd like with a little glue and some imagination! I think I might make matching headbands for my daughter and I... What do you think?

Monday, May 16, 2011

I was featured!

I am super excited to share with everyone that I was featured HERE on From the World of Art's Blog!
Check out this super awesome post!
http://fromtheworldofart.blogspot.com/2011/05/doodle-boop-designs-by-lauren-dabbs.html


New FB giveaway rules!

I told you guys that I was going to have a 1000 fan Facebook giveaway soon and now FB has changed their rules regarding how businesses use their site regarding giveaways.





Market Mommies posted a great blog entry about the new rules here and I thought I would pass them along!
I will need to use the DoodleBoop Designs blog now for giveaways and will have to follow these new FB policies! I still love using FB for promoting my company and plan to contiue networking with other Mommy owned businesses! I care about my FB fans and hope they understand!

♥ Thanks for reading ♥

Saturday, May 14, 2011

What a great day!

My parents came over for a while. We had breakfast then went shopping. They got the little one some floaties and sunscreen for our upcomming beach trip! I got an AWESOME bathing suit and haven't felt this great in so little for a LONG time! (lol) Then got home and discovered I had a new Etsy order (I'm up to 9 now!) and had a 5 star review on my Facebook fan page! The hubby works late tonight but is off tomorrow and Monday and I'm happy to spend some time with him since he's only had 4 days off in the last month!

I'm working on crocheting a beach bag and am just about done with it! I'll have to post pics of the completed project but here's the work in progress:
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I still have to finish the trim at the top and make handles but I love the way it's turning out!

I've been lounging on the couch for a while crocheting and Doodle is being soooo good! It has been such a good day and I am in a great mood! I just love days like today!

I hope you all are enjoying your Saturday as much as I am and I can't wait to see what's in store for next week! (I do hope it will go by fast since I'm so anxious for our family vacation)

Take care everyone!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mini Interview with PrettyMuchDana

Dana from prettymuchdana recently asked me to do a mini interview with her. I was so pleased that she wanted to get to know a little more about me and she offered to post some of her favorites from my Etsy shop. It would appear that Dana and I have some similar interests and I hope to soon do a mini interview of her as well! She is a very kind person and makes a lot wonderful items herself. She has two Etsy shops, one for art and one for trinkets! Please go check out the interview because she is giving away a beautiful pair of earrings! You can enter to win HERE!
Thank you Dana for being so wonderful and I can't wait to work with you again soon!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Super Easy Wreath Tutorial

My Mom loves wreaths and has one for every season. She has been bugging me lately to make her a special one so I decided, what better time than Mother's Day! I love to find things to craft with at the Dollar Store and spent all of $7 on supplies for this project. It is so easy and only requires a little time and the knowledge of how to tie a knot!
Here we go:
5 rolls of ribbon in coordinating colors
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Cut 12" strips and heat seal the ends. (I needed about 80 strips for mine but you may need more or less depending on the size of your wreath and the width of the ribbon)
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You'll also need a wreath form (I used a 9" natural vine wreath but you could use a wire form or even styrofoam) Start tying the ribbon to the wreath in any pattern you like.
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See how I just used a double knot?
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Once it's completed, it will look similar to this:
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Embellish with anything you like. (I had these sheer butterflies and buttons lying around)
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I love the way it looks! The colors compliment each other and I just know my Mom will love it!
Let me know what you think about the tutorial and if you have any questions let me know!