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Friday, July 18, 2014

I've Moved!

Well, at least I've moved digitally. Remember how I said getting my old October Dawn Designs site back up and running was a goal? Well, it's DONE!!! Come check out my newly redesigned site. It even has a store where you can snag all of my goodies AND get immediate access to your downloads after completing your purchase. Too cool, right?

Later on today you'll even find some new releases. AND, I've started blogging again. It's a slow process since I have to juggle it with the other things going on right now, but it's coming along.

You can find all of the awesomeness HERE!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Exciting Changes on the Way!

So, you may have noticed that several posts and pages have disappeared from the blog. That's because I've got some exciting changes in the works. I'm hoping to have them all done and ready to go later this week. So keep watching!

And trust me, they ARE exciting!

Friday, July 4, 2014

New from Melidy Designs - Mania!

If you missed the kit challenge over at Mousescrappers in June Melissa is adding Mania! to the shop this week. It's pretty big for a minikit with 6 solids, 6 patterned papers and 28 elements! For those of you that have been to Disney World It will be pretty obvious what this kit was inspired by but even if you aren't a Disney fan this kit would be great for childhood pictures rummaging through the toy box...

Mania! -Melidy Designs

Plus there are there brand new alpha packs gong into the shop, all of which co-ordinate perfectly with Mania! Firstly a bright bold colourful alpha - perfect for adding a real pop to your page:

Boldly Go - Melidy Designs

Secondly a Wooden Tile alpha -

Tile Alpha - Melidy Designs

And lastly a fun Building Block Alpha:

Blocks Alpha - Melidy Designs

Here is what I made with Mania!

And there is also a freebie on Melissa's blog:

Mania! Blog Freebie by Melidy Designs

Have a magical weekend!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

For All Lovers of Frozen and Star Wars!

My dad sent me the link to this the other day and I about died laughing! If you love Frozen and Star Wars, you'll love how they successfully combined the 2! Enjoy!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Quoted: Walt Disney - New from Melidy Designs!

Walter Elias Disney is a massive inspiration in many people's lives. Not solely because of his animation talents or his ability to create the 'Most Magical Place on Earth' but also because his outlook on life is so inspiring.

New in the shop this week are two sets of quote cards, featuring some of Walt's most famous quotes in a subway art style. These cards would make great additions to your Disney pages, or for your 'everyday' project life style pages:

Quoted: Walt - Vol1 - Melidy Designs

Quoted: Walt - Vol2 - Melidy Designs

Buy if you want both sets Melissa has bundled them together, and at a discount!

Quoted: Walt - Bundle - Melidy Designs

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical week!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Melidy Designs Grand Opening!!!

Melidy Designs is opening it's (virtual) doors today at the Mad for the Mouse Designs shop!  Melissa's first release was inspired by those tiny plastic blocks that line the bedroom floors of every child!  It's everything you'd expect from construction toy kit, bright primary colors, bold chunky elements and a lot of blocky goodness! This kit will cover all of your building needs from trips to the Lego Store, to Legoland, to your at home creations and trips to the movies to see the Lego movie.  I present to you Play Well!

This kit is packed with 12 patterned papers, 6 solids, a full uppercase alpha and over 70 elements! Plus if that wasn't enough for you there's also a bonus alpha for you to add a little something extra to your pages:

Fun huh?  Here is what I created with this kit:

Plus there are a couple of word art freebies for you to collect, head to Brandy's Blog for a block Word Art,  Jlynn's blog for some Legoland Wordarts,  and Melissa's blog for a Conquering Legoland word art created by Rebecca.

What's more,  if you stop by the Melidy Designs Facebook page you can pick up this fun template freebie, be sure to snag it while you can, it'll only be up for a limited time:

Thanks for stopping by, have fun building!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Almost There!

In case you haven't noticed I've been slowly adding new elements to the blog. I finished designing a BRAND NEW kit and got it to my team late Monday. I've set up the products that are going to be available with Paypal. Now I just need to get some ads made, blog posts written and it all up! Are you getting excited?

The goal is to open on Friday, June 20th. There will be a sale that weekend ONLY. I'll be putting the reworked versions of Wilderness Adventure, Mouse Colors and The Confection Connection up then, along with my new kit. As well, I'll add some previous products that first weekend, and will slowly get all of them back up. Be expecting reworked versions of a variety of other kits too!

Which ones do you miss the most? What products do you want to see come back first? Any products that you want to see reworked?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Another Boring Update!

I'm finishing up the last kit I'm for sure redoing before I reopen. Then I need to design a 100% new kit. Plus I need to update the overall look of this site. And get everything setup the rest of the way. Hopefully I'll get everything up and running for you all in the next 4 weeks, or so. Obviously I'm not rushing things! So, hang in there, it'll all be there SOON!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Why is Life ALWAYS so Unpredictable?

As I'm sure you've already figured, I'm running behind. Life has been busy and unpredictable. I still have a few old products to rework. AND I want to get you at least 1 full new kit before launching again. Here soon I need to design a new theme for this blog. This current look isn't exactly floating my boat!!! Stay tuned for further updates. Right now my best guess on launch date is mid-June. I don't to kill myself, or my team!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Status Update

I always tell the girls on my time that their real lives come first and foremost. Life is too short to not take care of what's most important and put it ahead of all of the little details. This last week was a crazy one in our world and it got me further behind in my design schedule. So, once again, I'm delaying the grand re-opening. There are a lot of things in the works over the next couple of weeks and I know my design time (which is already cut from previously) will be cut even further. I'm hoping to get everything up and running in early June. But I know we've got plans June 6-8, so I do not want that to be the first weekend! You all would be oh so frustrated when I wasn't available to take care of any issues that may arise!

Hopefully, one of these days, I'll be able to get a regular digital store up and going again so you can have immediate download access. But that requires money to pay for hosting, along with a variety of security features. And that expense is pretty low on my priority list!

I trust you all are having a blessed weekend!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Progress, Slow But Sure!

No, I haven't forgotten. And yes, I'm still working on getting things back up and running. :) I'm making progress. Everything is slowly moving forward. Real life takes precedence. Gone are my 100 hour weeks. I think I spend about 30 hours per week working now. Life is too short, right?

If anyone is wondering what NEW (and reworked) products I've got in the works, check out these previews. NO you cannot buy anything right now. I'll make a BIG announcement when that time comes, and you'll find Paypal links with the option to purchase. :)

And, these are just the beginning. I'm revamping several other kits and designing some new ones too!

Right now I'm shooting for the weekend of May 16th to open again. I've had a few busy weeks and have a couple more ahead of me. Well, to be honest, our entire schedule is looking busy, lol. Which is why I'm postponing the opening. I want to make sure everything works right! And you've got some new stuff to choose from.

Once the store is actually OPEN, only expect 1-2 new releases each month. I'm going to get you a variety at the start, although most of them will be revamped products. I don't want to give you all of the new stuff now and not keep you coming back!

Wishing you all a very BLESSED week!

Monday, March 24, 2014

About Me and I Want to Hear from YOU!!!

For those of you wondering what I've been up to for the last year, well, where do I start?!? It's been a whirlwind of a year! My hubby and I have been in Florida for just over a year now. We were super excited last year to get our car registration and drivers licenses changed to Florida. Now that was a fun day! We love living so close to everything, although I think when we finally purchase a home we may move to someplace a little more residential. We are currently living in a subdivision that is about 75% short-term vacation rentals. It's interesting seeing who are new "neighbors" are from week to week. And, watching them either 1) be amazed that people actually live in Central Florida or 2) freak out when they see our dogs. Apparently you're not supposed to see dogs while on vacation!!! Our one set of neighbors comes down from New Brunswick every February-April. We were so happy to see them return last month. They are the sweetest couple and our dogs absolutely adore them. They insist on stopping each and every time we take them for a walk.

We purchased our Disney annual passes last February, and just renewed them last month. Today we got our Magic Bands in the mail! I can't wait to try actually reserving ride times BEFORE we head to park. Thus far we've not been too happy with the new FastPass+ system. By the time we get to park pretty much everything is already taken. Maybe we can finally get to ride our favorite attractions at least once a month now! In June we got our Universal passes and then we broke down and got Sea World/Busch Gardens in July. We've used the Sea World/Busch Gardens passes the least. By the time my hubby gets home from work, Sea World is all but closed. Saturdays are busy with church and that only leaves 1 weekend day to play. We haven't decided yet if we'll renew or not. In case you haven't heard, there are some MAJOR changes going on at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure with the Harry Potter stuff. If you haven't already, and if you're a Harry Potter fan, you should check it out. We so can't wait!!! The Wizarding World is already so much fun. I can't help but think that the new stuff is going to make it that much more amazing!

Right now I'm in the midst of so much stuff for the business. I'm trying to finish up the various Walt Disney World layered titles. I'm going to add the remaining parks, resorts, Downtown Disney, all restaurants, shops, pretty much everything. But they take FOREVER. I'm taking a break on those right now to work on other things. Obviously I'm doing some work on this site. What do you think? I don't feel like I have a ton of time to customize it, so I'm just using some generic Blogger themes and such. I'm trying to learn Adobe Muse and see if I can build my personal site back up using it. I'm revamping some of my previous releases and trying to design some new stuff. I'm shooting to open during National Scrapbooking Day, but we'll see if everything comes together or not. I refuse to put in 100 hour weeks like I did previously. That was insane! Life is too short. There are so many other higher priorities. Like family, friends, and time with our church family. I encourage you, figure out your priorities. Life is so short. You never know what tomorrow holds. Enjoy each and every day to it's fullest. Make sure those in your life know how much they mean to you. Say "I love you!" every chance you get.

Now what I want to hear from you...

  1. What would you like to see in the store? 
  2. Any product requests? 
  3. Past products... Which ones do you for SURE want back? 
  4. And are there any that you'd like to see revamped? If yes, tell me what. 

I may just be giving out some goodies, you never know!

And just so you all know what I've got in store. Things are going to be kept super simple. I'm only planning to have 1 for sure release each month. No coupons, few sales, just low and fair pricing. You all know that you've gotten a great deal on products in the past. Expect more of that.

Wishing you all a magical and blessed week!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Slowly But Surely...

Hello there! You've probably wondered whether or not I'm still alive. I can guarantee you that I am indeed still alive and kicking. And... I'm in the slow but sure process of coming back. As of right now I don't have a start date, but keep watching. For the time being EVERYTHING will be here on this blog. Eventually I'll get my own site back up and running, but it's on hold. Lots to do. I'm reworking some old stuff. Designing some new stuff. And trying to figure out how to integrate everything.

If you want to be kept in the loop, subscribe to this blog to get updates since this is where it'll all be posted.

Wishing you all a wonderful (and magical weekend)!