DollybyDesign: November Giveaway {Owl Always Be Thankful For You}

Whew! It has almost been one month since I last posted for DollybyDesign (and I am incredibly sorry about that folks)! For those of you who know me, I travel for my job, so today is my SECOND to last day of travel season! I just pulled into my driveway about 20 minutes ago from a trip, and I flew out the door to take pictures of this months giveaway before this month gets away from us all! I didn’t realize the Holidays would come so quickly, but I feel like every year because they sneak up on me {I am really working on being organized and ready for this holiday season with DollybyDesign, with my photography, and with work as well}. Anyway, so excuses aside, I am officially posting November’s giveaway! Hooray! Finally!

I know that last month’s giveaway was featured for babies, so I’m going to keep the baby theme for this month as well {because I know many of my friends and family have newborns, or young ones, who are celebrating their FIRST Thanksgiving this year}!

So the November FREE giveaway is: “Owl Always Be Thankful For You” Baby Burp Cloth & Bib Set!

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Normally I sell this item in my Etsy shop for $25 (for a set of burp cloths with matching bib), and you have the opportunity of checking out my shop to purchase one for your little loved one (just in case you are worried you won’t win this month)!

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1) LIKE my Facebook Page “DollybyDesign” (if you have already LIKED my page, then you can skip this step)

                 2) SHARE a photo of the November Giveaway (it will show up that you have shared this from DollybyDesign, and the more you SHARE the photo…the more you have a chance to WIN)

                 3) HASHTAG: Use the Hashtag #DollybyDesign & #BabyLove with your Shared photo as well! 

This contest will run from 11/12/13 to 11/20/13 (so I have plenty of time to ship you your loved one’s baby burp cloth set just in time for Thanksgiving!)

Thank you again for all of your love & constant support friends/family/viewers! It’s the Holiday Season! GOD Bless, and go be a blessing to someone today! 🙂

Love, DollybyDesign 🙂

DollybyDesign October 2013 Giveaway: And The Winner is…

Hello All! Thank you to all of my fans, friends & family who have entered into the “Baby Leggings” giveaway for the month of October with DollybyDesign!

And now the moment you all have been waiting for! The winner of this month’s DollybyDesign giveaway is: Shea Stoffregen from Jackson, TN! Congrats to Shea (and most likely I am guessing these baby leggings are going to be put on her daughter Jubrey’s thunder thighs just in time for Halloween!)

Thanks again for entering this contest everyone! Stay tuned for a THANKSGIVING Themed giveaway (which hopefully will be announced this weekend!) {Thanksgiving is one of my FAVORITE Holidays of ALL TIME! So I have a feeling this next month’s giveaway will be exciting!}

Please note: in order to qualify for every month’s contest, you (the reader) must follow ALL 3 steps in order to qualify to be in the drawing! Be sure to “Like” DollybyDesign, “Post” on DollybyDesign’s wall why you would like to win that month’s giveaway, and “Share” on your own Facebook wall with your friends the link that I provide every month for that giveaway! The more you Share & Post (b/c you can only “Like” once) on DollybyDesign’s Wall, the more you will be entered! It’s as simple as that! 🙂 I hope this helps for future giveaways! 

Anyway, here are some fun photos of Shea I wanted to share…she’s an excellent Mommy and Wife-a TRUE GEM!

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Love & GOD bless- DollybyDesign 🙂

DollybyDesign September 2013 Giveaway: And the Winner is…

Thank you to all who entered in my September 2013 giveaway for the “RAWR!!! DINOSAUR!!!” Baby Blanket for my Etsy Shop, DollybyDesign! Your constant love, support and encouragement really  means the world to me as I continue along this new creative journey, and I am having so much fun getting feedback from everyone as well! As a reminder to everyone, 40% of my monthly profits from my Etsy shop goes towards India Missions (through Ethos church), so thank you thank you thank you for your support!!!!!

So the WINNER of the “RAWR!!! DINOSAUR!!!” Baby Blanket for September 2013 is: Andrea Campos Stewart!

Congrats Andrea, your encouragement and constant support really means the world to me, and I will be mailing you your new DollybyDesign baby product!

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Thank you again to everyone who entered into the September 2013 DollybyDesign giveaway! I will be posting the New October 2013 giveaway in the next few days, so keep your eyes posted! It will be Halloween + Baby Themed…so I promise loads of cuteness for your loved one this Fall 2013 (since it IS my FAVORITE Season of the year!)

I love you all so much! GOD BLESS!

🙂 DollybyDesign

DollybyDesign: Geometric Chevron Earring Drops in Gold

In my jewelry section of my shop, earrings would have to be the number one thing I LOVE making! I love brainstorming ideas of what new earrings (either studs or dangles) I could potentially make, along with what materials I should use for them (researching materials is a favorite past time of mine I have discovered).

This month I decided to add more geometric spice to my mixture of earrings, and I found some Geometric Chevron Drops that measure “9mm by 24mm” that would be the perfect, yet dainty, fit to any outfit as we all gear up for Fall 2013! The thing about me is, is that I also love GOLD, so I tend to lean more towards everything gold related/gold colored, etc, so all of my geometric earrings are gold (sorry silver lovers). But, if you do like gold jewelry and gold accessories, then please check out my shop and see if this would be a good fit for you!

These earrings run at $6.50 a pair, and right now I only have 6 pairs on sale so you better hurry! Message me on Facebook, email me at dolly.stang@lipscomb.edu, send me a comment on this post, or just call me/text me (if you have my number) if you have any questions/inquiries about these earrings! They are super cute, and I am even thinking about keeping a pair for myself!

Enjoy!

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DollybyDesign: Baby Blankets For Fall 2013

Just in time for Fall 2013, I have been working nonstop, in the month of August, on several blankets which I am wanting to sell in my shop for Fall 2013.

As many of you may (or may not) know, I am trying to expand more of my shop (outside of bridesmaids gifts, and home goods) & I am venturing into the land of ‘all things babies’. It’s funny because I am unmarried and don’t have any kids yet, so I think this inspiration really came because all of my friends from college are now starting to have babies, or they have toddlers, so I always try to think of cute things to make for my friend’s kids. One day I thought, “Why not make these for your Etsy Shop Dolly? If your friends like them, maybe other people will like them as well!” (Yes, I constantly have inner conversations with myself on a daily basis ESP when thinking about new items for DollybyDesign). So, here are some new blankets I have been working on throughout the summer-and I am planning on posting these items in the next week or so (fingers-crossed)!

Blankets are going to run between $25.50-$28.50 (varying because of the differences in size and materials used)

Once again, 40% of profits will go towards Missions (specifically India Missions and Ethos Church). If you have any specific blanket you are wanting for your little loved one, message me on Facebook or send me a message on my etsy shop “DollybyDesign” and I can make one specifically for you!

Thanks for supporting my shop! GOD bless!

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“Where the wild things are”  Baby Blanket (a blanket for your little wild monster) Image

 

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Purple Chevron Baby Blanket for your Hipster Baby Image

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“Rawr!!!!!!!!! Dinosaur!!!!!” Baby BlanketImage

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Again, Message me if you are interested in any of these designs, or are looking for a specific design for your loved one’s nursery/room theme!

 

Thanks again for all your love and support! GOD bless, LOVE DollybyDesign

Happy Independence Day India! (August 15th)

As you can already guess from the title (spoiler alert) today is India’s Independence day! I normally don’t celebrate other country’s national holidays, but since India has such a deep and cherished place in my heart, I wanted to share with my followers/readers why I do DollybyDesign! As mentioned in the about section of my shop, and on this blog, I am participating in this adventure of all things design, art, & creativity because I really want to be the hands and feet of Christ in raising awareness about Missions (esp India missions and Ethos church). The dominant reason of my etsy shop was designed with the purpose of selling new products and donating a certain percentage every month to Mission work! I’ve been experiencing alot of emotions (both positive and negative) in learning to navigate the ups and downs of running a ‘side business’ for mission work. I have a ridiculous amount of pressure that I put on myself every month to not only design new items, but to be super productive, and to always stay busy for DollybyDesign. Embarrassingly enough, I can be pretty shallow sometimes and find my self worth in my productivity INSTEAD of finding my worth in GOD (regardless of how much-or how little- I have accomplished for the day). In my ‘humanness’ to achieve goals to make myself ‘feel good’ I can forget what exactly this adventure is all about (which is = experiencing JOY in creating to help SERVE and BLESS others)!

So…to bring everyone back to why I’m posting about India’s Independence Day. Today’s national Holiday for Hindustan really reminded me and made me think of all the women, men, and children I love and miss from the Ethos church plant in Northeast India. I want to share some pictures with you all, and let me just say I always look tired/exhausted and extremely bloated because of the extreme humidity and lack of sleep I experience while in India in the middle of May/June, but despite all those awful circumstances, I still experience the most abundant amount of JOY and PEACE because I actually am doing what I was created to do: SERVE and LOVE. So I hope that as you scroll through these pictures, I hope you are encouraged to not only pray for these amazing brothers and sisters in Christ overseas, but I hope you are pushed to be the Hands and Feet of Christ so that you can bless others (whether it be in your neighborhood, in your country, or overseas). Living to serve the almighty Creator has been a very abundant and exciting quest, and I hope and pray that I can be blessed and given many more years to lean in and participate in this adventure!

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Dolly by Design FREE Giveaway!!!!!!!!!

Okay as you can see I haven’t posted anything in about two weeks, and that makes me very sad (and at the same time it makes me feel like I’ve been slacking at this whole blogging thing!) SHAME ON ME!

I hope you all can forgive my absence, I have been extremely busy with so many projects for Dolly by Design, my (VERY MUCH SIDE HOBBY) photography business Twelve16Photography, and other Nashville endeavors as well! Nonetheless, I don’t want to neglect sharing my thoughts about what is going on with Dolly by Design!

So I have been getting a ginormous (what I feel is ginormous) amount of orders for my TearDrop Earrings which I featured two weeks ago (modeled by the beautiful Kara Philpot). They have been private orders (not Etsy orders which explains why there haven’t been many postings on my Etsy page) and it’s been an overwhelming blessing to me! I constantly want to stop and thank GOD because HE constantly surprises me and blesses me with new opportunities to create for Dolly by Design!  It’s interesting because I made a conscience decision this time last year that I was going to embark on this fun and creative adventure, and I had to set realistic expectations for myself that, “Things may not even sell Dolly! So you need to do this more as a creative outlet and hobby, and if you sell things, you sell things! The important aspect of this outlet is for you to have fun and experience joy in creating things!” (Yes, I tend to talk to myself ALOT…and I think it’s because I was an only child growing up!)

But creating ‘part-time’ as a hobby (mental outlet) this past year has been a HUGE stress reliever for me, and it has brought me an abundant amount of joy because I literally feel like I’m glorifying GOD in using some of the talents He’s blessed me with! PLUS, I have been able to contribute more to my yearly India Mission Trip and church family (Ethos) because of this hobby! So thank you GOD for this outlet!

Okay, sorry I went on a huge tangent! I tend to get side tracked really easily-but now we are getting back to the focus of this post: a Dolly by Design FREE GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!

Because of my success in Tear Drop Earring Sales this month, I am going to give away a FREE PAIR of Dolly by Design Tear Drop Earrings (color TBA). Usually these earrings run $12.50 (+shipping) for a pair in my shop, but one lucky winner will win a fun and colorful pair (with free paid shipping) by the end of August! WOOT WOOT!!!! (that’s me being excited!!!!)

Okay, so here are the rules: This contest for the FREE GIVEAWAY will last up until the end of August. Everyone has one month to share this post, like my shop “Dolly by Design” on Facebook, and tell me on the “Dolly by Design” Facebook page where you would wear your teardrop earrings! Please NOTE: I am really wanting to get up to 500 likes as well, so please be working on sharing Dolly by Design with your friends and family on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, etc! The winner will be randomly selected and announced August 31st! So in quick recap: 1) Share this Post with your friends and family 2) Like “Dolly by Design” on Facebook, & 3) Tell me where you would wear your TearDrop Earrings on my Dolly by Design FB page!

Here are some pictures of my Dolly by Design Tear Drop Earrings (pictured are my Sapphire TearDrop Earrings, Peach TearDrop Earrings, and Emerald Green TearDrop Earrings).

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“And may the odds be ever in your favor” (Okay, this was a little dramatic of a statement-cause obviously no one is going to die for these earrings- I realize that…but I really love the Hunger Games and I wanted to incorporate this quote ESP since I’m having my first giveaway!)

LOVE YOU ALL! GOD BLESS!!!!!!

Dolly by Design: Double Chevron Gold Necklace (July 2013)

Dolly by Design: Double Chevron Gold Necklace (July 2013)

Here is my beautiful Co-worker from Lipscomb University, Shawn Despot, modeling her recent purchase from Dolly by Design (a double chevron gold necklace). I know it’s just an iphone picture, but I want to start sharing posts about my happy customers and their DbD (Dolly by Design) purchases!

This is Shawn’s second DbD purchase, and seriously I feel so blessed because she always gets so excited whenever I post new items to my shop/facebook page! Thank you so much Shawn for your continual support, and I am grateful I get to work with such an awesome rockstar (YOU)!