Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The most wonderful time of the year!

Hello everyone. Sorry for the delayed response to our last post about freebies. I am guessing that you are all busy as well with the holiday preparations and festivities. There is a lot going on around my house. To add to the wonderful season, my little brother just returned from Iraq on Tuesday! It was the best Christmas gift our family could receive.

Thanks for those who commented on our last post or on Facebook in regards to freebies. The purpose of freebies is two folds. First to say THANK YOU to all you purchase our templates. The second, is to hopefully bring more business in. 

The most repeated comment was that most of you use a blog reader and there isn't a way to comment directly from there. One of the readers made a suggestion to "do a small contest every week or so using the Freebie! People who use the freebie show how they used it. Random winner who offers a submission wins an extra freebie!"

I love this idea! So starting in January I will be implementing something similar. It will most likely be a monthly thing and the award will either be another freebie or a gift card to our store so the winner can chose anything they like. 

I will post a brand new freebie the first week of January. Until then, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Friday, December 9, 2011

The end of freebies...?

So I've been thinking. Not sure yet what I want to do, but here are my thoughts...

We try to post a freebie once a week and for the most part we do. We are late here and there, but usually have it up sometime that weekend. On average, our freebies are downloaded about 60-75 times in the one week that they are available (before we remove the download link). We enjoy giving away freebies and hope you like them as well. However, it is a little disappointing that basically no one leaves a comment or takes the time to read the post. Did you know we gave away a $50 gift certificate (here on our blog) to our store and only 6 people entered by leaving a comment!? 

Just not sure if the blog is worth our time and energy. If you disagree, please leave us a note and you may persuade us otherwise. Thanks!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Paper Freebie

Sorry for the late post. Things just seem to get hectic around the holidays. In a good way of course! So right on to the reason you are here, for a freebie. Enjoy these Christmas papers has a gift from Angela and I.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Fabulous Friday

Hello everyone! Hope you are all geared up for a fun weekend. I am going to a conference this weekend called Time Out for Women, and am super excited for the break.

I also wanted to share with you a few of our family photos that we had taken last week with the super talented photographer Josh Spendlove. I used to work with Josh and he is a very talented artist so when I found out he was now doing family photography, I didn’t hesitate to hire him. I love our photos!
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You can see more of Josh’s work at
Now on to the real reason you are here; your Friday Freebie! I am excited for Christmas this year and especially for our family Christmas cards, thus the family photos! So for today’s freebie, enjoy a 5x7 card from my Holiday Joy collection. You can purchase the entire collection, or each card individually in the shop.
To download your free 5x7 click the photo below are the link.
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Winners! Winners!

Congratulations to Druepple Photography and Heather Johnson for each winning $50 gift certificates to our store! Druepple Photography won by simply leaving a comment on our Grand Opening post.  Heather won by making a purchase in our store between the dates of October 10th thru November 4th. A big thank you to everyone’s continued support in helping to make Blue Daisy Designs a success.

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The Shop Winner



I have sent emails to both winners. If you did not receive them, please leave a comment below with an alternate email address or simply email me at

Thanks again! We have some more great coupon deals and giveaways coming up so stay tuned!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Specials!

Happy Halloween everyone! We have a spooky good deal for you today, Monday the 31st through Friday, November 4th.  Use coupon code HALLOW50 0to save 50% off any order over $10 in our store!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

November Desktop Calendar

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Hello all! Hope everyone is doing well. I have a sick baby so I haven’t had time to get online till now. This week’s freebie is a calendar for your desktop. It includes two sizes, 1024x768 and 1280x800. Enjoy!
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Also, don’t forget the great coupon codes at our new store. They are valid now through Sunday the 30th.
GRAND25 save 25% on orders over $10
GRAND35 save 35% on orders over $20
GRAND50 save 50% on orders over $35

Monday, October 24, 2011

MONSTER Giveaway

Stop by Divine Beauty Designs and enter to win their MONSTER giveaway! It features 16 of the TOP photography template designers and digital designers on Etsy! We decided it is much more fun to collaborate than compete!

*There will be THREE winners and you have until HALLOWEEN to enter!*

There are over $400 worth of templates to the grand winner plus additional winners will receive coupon codes and gift certificates as well.


Friday, October 21, 2011

16x20 Storyboard Freebie

Hello everyone! What a fun week it has been. Things are staying busy in our new store and we appreciate everyone’s support. If you haven’t been by yet, make sure to stop in. Right now you can use coupon code STORYBOARD and save $5 off any order over $5! That's a free storyboard collection of your choice!  Simply add the storyboard  of your choice to your shopping cart and upon checkout enter the coupon code above. Valid through Sunday, Oct 23.

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This week’s freebie is a 16x20 storyboard that works great  as either a landscape or portrait. Click on the photo or link below to download.

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Also, if you haven’t already, make sure to enter to win a $50 gift certificate to our new store. Every purchase made between October 10 and November 4th will automatically be entered to win. But, we are also giving away another $50 gift certificate to our blog readers. See the post on Monday, October 10th for more details and to enter.
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Thanks to for the use of her beautiful photos!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Grand Opening Fun Continues

Thank you to everyone for your continue support of Blue Daisy Designs! We are so grateful for our amazing customers!

This week in celebration of our Grand Opening of our new online store (that offers INSTANT DOWNLOADS!) use coupon code STORYBOARD and save $5 off any order over $5! That's a free storyboard collection of your choice!  Simply add the storyboard  of your choice to your shopping cart and upon checkout enter the coupon code above.

Shopping cart total, before coupon, must be more than $5 for coupon code to work. Coupon code is valid for $5 off your order. Offer valid only in our new store and not on Etsy. Valid through Sunday 10/23).

Also don’t forget to enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the store! See the post below for more details. There are two ways to win!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Grand Opening Sale-a-bration!


We are so excited to announce the launch of our new online store!
It has been a long time in the works.

We can now offer our customers INSTANT DOWNLOADS!

Shop all week (Monday 10/10 - Sunday 10/16) and use
coupon code GRAND25 to save 25% off your entire order!

Offer valid only in our new store and not on Etsy.

We will be offering a new promotion next Monday, so make sure to check back in. The promotions will be going all month long!


We will also be giving away two $50 gift certificates to our shop! There are two ways to win.

First way: Simply make a purchase in the store ( not etsy) and you will be automatically enter into one drawing for $50. Purchases must take place between October 10, 2011 and November 4, 2011.  We will use to randomly select an invoice, and that lucky customer will receive a $50 gift certificate!  There is no limit on the amount of times that you can be entered.  Every invoice will be eligible.  The winner will be emailed and announced here, on our blog by November 6th.

Second way: You have 5 chances to win! Giveaway open between October 10, 2011 and November 4, 2011.  We will use to randomly select a comment, and that lucky customer will receive a $50 gift certificate! The winner will be emailed and announced here, on our blog by November 6th.  Please leave ONE comment for each step you complete:

1. Become a Facebook Fan of Blue Daisy Designs (this step is mandatory).  Then leave ONE comment below saying that you became a fan! 

2. Post a link about this giveaway on your Facebook Page.  Make sure you tag our page when you do so!  (use the “@” symbol @Blue Daisy Designs). I.E. Check out the AMAZING Grand Opening Sale @Blue Daisy Designs!  Come back and leave ONE comment telling me you posted on your Facebook page.

3.  Follow our Blog!  Leave ONE comment telling us you follow.

4. Tweet about this giveaway @bluedaisydesign.  Come back here and leave ONE comment telling me you tweeted, with a link.

5. Grab our Button and post it on your blog!  Come back here and leave ONE comment telling us you grabbed it, and leave the link to your blog.

LEGAL STUFF:  This promotion is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You will not be notified publicly via Facebook if you are a winner. You MUST be 18 to participate. You MAY NOT reside in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India according to Facebook rules.  Your providing your information to Blue Daisy Designs for the purpose of this giveaway; and not to Facebook.

Friday, October 7, 2011

12x12 Storyboard Freebie

Another week as passed. Things have been really busy around Blue Daisy Designs. Check back on Monday for a BIG announcement.
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I recently designed this storyboard at a customer’s request. I think it turned out cute and is so flexible! It could be used for any birthday or switch out the number for sport clipart,dance shoes, ballet slippers, etc to work for anything!
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Inspiration through Art Fundraising Auction


We are participating in a wonderful auction by a non-profit organization called Inspiration through Art. Take a look at the great items being offered by clicking here.

From their Facebook page:

Inspiration Through Art was founded in January 2008 by Felicia Reinhard, made up of professional photographers, artists, children, and other volunteers nationwide that provide free programs and services to our nations heroes. Through the power of photography and the gift of art we are giving back and taking a stand for these children who sometimes feel forgotten because of their illnesses. We are here to let them know that they are heroes to many, and to share their inspirational stories and photos with the world.

Our mission at Inspiration Through Art is to help provide and capture memories for families who are dealing with hectic schedules due to having a child who is suffering from a serious illness or life altering disability. We are here to offer emotional support through the beauty and expression art has to offer, as a way of healing and coping.



Friday, September 30, 2011

A Birth Announcement for You!

Hope everyone’s having a great week.  I have a birth announcement for the freebie this week.  Enjoy!
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Check out our Etsy shop review by Makobiscribe and enter for a chance to win free templates! We are giving away a collection of three template sets valued at $25. It includes the following: 

  • Set of 12 blogging templates
  • Set of 3 double-sided birth announcements from our Whimsy Collection
  • 16×20 Storyboard


Friday, September 23, 2011

October Desktop Freebie

Hello everyone. Another weekend is upon us. We have some fabulous weather in the low 90’s and so I believe we are going to try to squeeze in a lake trip this weekend before the temperatures drop.

Enjoy this week’s freebie of a desktop for your computer or laptop. Simple to use. Just had your own photo behind the transparent .png file and save.

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Thanks to for the use of her beautiful photos!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Halloween Party Invites


Hello wonderful people! One of my favorite holidays is coming up! Take a look at the fun party invites we have in our store for Halloween. These can be easily customized, just ask!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blog Template Freebie!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  I apologize this freebie is a day late…I was busy packing and driving yesterday to come spend the weekend with my family in Kanab, Utah.  We’re just getting ready now to go spend the day at Lake Powell.  I hope it’s not too cold!!  Probably is to swim, but we’ll see.  Hope you enjoy this blog template freebie.  It will soon be in a collection.
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(Thank you Jeanna Hayes Photography for the beautiful picture!)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Madtown Topper Giveaway - Winner

Congrats to Bonneye for winning our portion of the giveaway sponsored by Madtown Topper and Nicole Hansen Photography. She won the following:

  • Set of 12 blogging templates (just added three more to the existing 9!)
  • Set of 3 double-sided birth announcements from our Whimsy Collection
  • A 16x20 Storyboard

All this is valued at $25! Make sure you stay posted for some more giveaways we will be participating in.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Delightful Damask Christmas Card–FREEBIE

Honestly I have no idea how Friday comes around so fast! I wasn’t very prepared for this freebie. I designed this card back in July while I was working on new designs for our Christmas in July sale. I finished the card but I wanted to create a collection and only got around to designing two cards. So I let it sit. Until today. I hope you enjoy this 5x7 holiday card in a non-traditional design and color scheme. Files are completely layered so the colors can be easily changed. What do you think? Should I finish the collection going along with this design?
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Friday, September 2, 2011

10x20 Storyboard Freebie

I hope you all like the storyboard freebies...since that's been mostly what I've been posting lately.  :)  I'm in St. George for this holiday weekend for a family retreat with my in-laws.  The weather is so much cooler here than Vegas!  We got in last night and one of my daughters was complaining because she was cold.  Anyway, I don't have any pictures on my laptop, so the preview for the storyboard is a little boring.  But, it works the same as always, and that's what matters...right?  Anyway...enjoy!

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-Angela :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

September Desktop–Freebie

Hello everyone! We have had some crazy hot temperatures here, but I am grateful we aren’t getting pounded like the East coast. Prayers to everyone dealing with crazy weather right now.
I need to apologize this freebie is late. The funny thing is I traveled down to visit Angela, my partner in Blue Daisy Designs, on Friday, the day we normally post freebies. I totally forgot about this! We spent the day together with all our kids, while my husband was at a work training. It was Angela’s husband’s birthday and we had lots of fun at Joe’s Crab Shack celebrating. Below is a photo taken with my cell phone (so not the best) of both of our families together. When Angela and I go out together we get lots of stares. We have 5 girls between the two of us age 5 and under! We love girls in our households!
This weeks freebie is in anticipation of next month. I can’t believe that summer is coming to close and September is already creeping up on us. Hope you enjoy this calendar for your desktop computer.
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Thanks to Dawn from for the use of her beautiful photo!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Freebie – Storyboard

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday!  Anyone have any fun plans for the weekend?  My family is going up to Bryce Canyon to camp for a few days. 
I have a brand new storyboard that I thought I’d do a freebie for all of our amazing customers before putting it in the shop.  Hope you enjoy!!
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Friday, August 12, 2011

10x12 Storyboard–Freebie

Hello everyone! I hope you have had a terrific week! I went with a group of girlfriends last night to see The Help. I loved the book! Warning. If you plan on going bring lots of tissues! I loved the movie too which is rare for me. Usually I am disappointed in movies made from my favorite books.
This weeks freebie is a 10x12 storyboard. This is great for everyone as this size is easy to print from anywhere. Also, check out the post below for another freebie for reaching a 1000 ‘likes’ on Facebook! Hope you enjoy!
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We have exciting news coming soon. So stay tuned!
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Thanks to for the use of her beautiful photos!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

1000 Facebook Likes FREEBIE

Wow! We’ve hit 1000 fans! To celebrate for one week only I am giving away a set of 10x20 storyboards for free!
Thank you all for your amazing support of Blue Daisy Designs! We love designing and your support allows us to continue doing what we love! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Jessica Kripp Photography Giveaway

We are participating in an amazing giveaway by Jessica Kripp Photography. Check it out on her blog and enter to win some amazing prices along with some fabulous templates from none other than Blue Daisy Designs!


Friday, July 29, 2011

Baby Ashlynn–Friday Freebie

Well, I was going to make something totally new for today’s Friday Freebie, but I just wasn’t feeling very creative this morning!  So, here’s one of my cards from the shop.  Enjoy!
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Now Introducing…Photography Paperwork! (you know…all the goodies like contracts, print releases, etc).

I am excited to finally have this set up for grabs!  There have been a few times in my photographic career that I had clients go crazy…and I mean totally crazy on me.  In each of these instances, I was left hanging on the phone holding back tears because I had just got threatened a law suit!  My husband, who is in law school always had that, ‘alright!  Bring it on, then!’ attitude.  He just is exciting to get out there and fight….but not me, and as a photographer, that should also be your biggest worry!  I started doing business with no business forms, but soon found out that I really did need all this different paperwork in order to protect myself!  Now, no one does a shoot without a signed contract.  If they don’t like my terms, and are trying to change them around too much, I just let them know that they way I have it is how I run my business and it works well for me.  If they would like to try and find someone else, they’re welcome to.  It is so important for you to hold your ground….it is YOUR business!!  Okay, I’m talking too much now!  Smile  Here’s a picture of the forms (they’re in two files), and a link to the shop if you’d like to take advantage now.



Click here to see in the shop!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fast Friday Freebie–Storyboard

My little brother is in the Army. He is home on leave for 3 days before he deploys to Iraq on the 28th. I want to spend as much time as possible with him before he leaves. So, I didn’t take the time to design something in advance so this week’s freebie is one of my existing storyboards.

Hope you enjoy! Leave a comment if you want us to give away a particular freebie. We’ve been known to accommodate those who ask…hint! Hint!


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Friday, July 15, 2011

Shabby Luxe–Baby Girl

This weekend we are going camping with a group of friends. This will be our fourth annual campout. I am excited because it means I will get to see Angela, my best friend and partner in Blue Daisy Designs! She lives two hours away so we usually only see each other about once a month. We will be gone today, Friday the 15th through Sunday, the 17th. We will fill orders when we return on the 18th.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our Christmas in July sale going on now. All our Christmas templates are marked down! No coupon required!

This week’s freebie is actually part of a collection I began working on end of last year. I designed three baby announcements, but wanted to make it a collection of four but never got around to finishing it. Here’s one from the collection. It is set up to work for Luxe or standard printing. Hope you enjoy!


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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New GIRL Argyle Announcement!!

I just posted the girl version of the argyle announcement I had.  Click the picture to go to directly to the listing in the shop!  Hope you enjoy!!  :) 


Click here to go to the shop!