Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Photo Thank You Cards

So I had Funky Monkey talk about what I do and she did a great job. I had over 100 responses and a few of the coments had some great suggestions. One being Photo Thank You cards for weddings. So I created a few and listed

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thank You Card

Ok, so I have many more Birthday invitations that I have created. And now I have been working on Thank you cards. They match all of my designs so you can get both the invitations and the thank you cards. They can also be flat or folded. If you see anything you like please go check them out at mckennalaynedesigns.etsy.com

Monday, June 1, 2009

Lots and Lots of Birthday Invitations!

While out for surgery I created many birthday invitations you may want to go and look at. I will post some here but there are quite a few that I have done lately, all around childrens themes. I also was only selling the jpeg files for my invitations and announcements but I now print them too. My printing costs are very affordable with 15 custom invitations or announcements with envelopes for only $14.95. I have superman, batman, spiderman, high school musical, pokemon, and sooo much more! Vist my website http://www.mckennalaynedesigns.etsy.com/ to look at them all! Have a great week!

The Winner Is.....

Hello everyone! My contest is now over for this month but I will have another one sometime soon. The winner of my 25 custom invitations or announcements and 2 luggage tags got to...

Daisy said...
I love all the baby announcements but, my baby is already 2 months old. I would definitely love Christmas cards. Thanks!

So if you would like to email me at mckennalayne@msn.com I will send you a gift certificate that you can use now or for Christmas.

Thanks everyone!

Monday, May 4, 2009

My 31 Bloggers in 31 Days Givaway

Ok so to celebrate Trisha's Birthday from MomDot I am giving away 25 4x6 personalized invitations or announcements and 2 personalized luggage/diaper bag tags on May 31st. All you have to do is go to my etsy website, mckennalaynedesigns.etsy.com and tell me which invitation or announcement you would choose if you were the winner in the comments below. I will randomly pick one winner out of those that comment. The winner will receive an email coupon from me good for you to use until December 31, 2009. (Remember Christmas is in that time and I will have many choices for Christmas if you don't have any other engagements before then.)

Everyone have a great month! And Happy Birthday Trisha!!! Remember check MomDot out everyday to enter into all their giveaways! http://www.momdot.com/blogparty/

MomDot 31 Bloggers in 31 Days

Hey MomDot is giving away 31 giveaways in 31 days in leau of Trisha's 31st Birthday. Everyday you go here. http://www.momdot.com/day-2-31-bloggers-in-31-days-birthday-event/ and enter to win. They're many wonderful gifts given out by other bloggers.

I am going to list an item up for a giveaway as well, so stay tuned to find out more of the details.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Lost Child Lanyards For Vacations!

OK so here are my Lost child lanyards. My youngest son has such an interest in his surroundings so having this around his neck just makes me feel better. I know that if he is found they will have my cell phone number to call me. Even though I know my son knows my phone number during a panic situation I know he will forget it. If you want a different design you can always email me otherwise if you are interested in these visit my website. Mckennalaynedesigns.etsy.com. They are 6.00 and include a lanyard. The tags are backed by cardstock and laminated in heavy plastic. The price is cheaper if more than one is purchased.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Last Contest Over

Ok so I didn't do as well as I had hoped on the contest. I only had 5 entries so all 5 of you that commented wins. You can choose a high resolution file to print your own invitations or announcements on or you can choose a luggage tag. Let me know what you choose so that I can make it for you.

I have created something else that I will get pictures on here shortly. Right now I am using my husbands computer so the pictures I wish to upload arnt on here. I created a tag for young children to wear around their neck when in large gathering places. When I went to Disneyworld last year my biggest worry was that my youngest son would get lost. The tag that is hooked to a lanyard states the childs name and that he/she is lost. The back side states his/her parents names as well as their cell phone numbers. There is also a spot to put an allergy or disablitly. I will put one on my son everytime we go to large places. It just makes me feel better that someone call help him find me again. I will post a picture later or you can check it out here, there is a cute disney one up plus others in my etsy account. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24474317

Let me know what you think or if you have some suggestions for me. Thanks!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


My blog is listed on MomDot starting today and I wanted to share with you a little about MomDot for all you bloggers out there.

MomDot is a mom blog listing site that is run by mommy bloggers, Trisha, Alicia, and Bridgette.They run contests weekly, reviews on awesome (and not so awesome) products for families and kids, and talk about their lives. But more importantly, they feature bloggers and mom boutiques to give them an avenue to get their names out there, also assisting in google links! You can head out and list your blog for free and talk to them about doing an interview about you. Head on over and see what MomDot is about!

For all you that came from MomDot I have a contest going that you can read more about it below but the main part of it is is that I am giving away 5 items that I create to 5 people that comment on my blog by the end of April. Before that I only included my Invitations and Announcements but now that I have created personal luggage/bag tags I will include those as well. So the 5 winners will be able to choose 1 design from either my Invitations and Announcements (digital dowload for you to print on your own) or 1 customized luggage/bag tag. You can find all my designs at mckennalaynedesigns.etsy.com.

Going Personal

I have never liked writing my thoughts and feelings down on paper or anywhere else for that matter. But there are so many things you forget if you dont write them down.

So I decided I am turning this business blog into a personal blog as well. I need to start writing things down for one me to remember tomorrow what happended today ( I tend to forget things more now than I used to) and two I found an old journal that I wrote in when I went to Disneyland in 1986. WOW! That makes me feel old! As I was reading it it just made me laugh at all the things I wrote about and my thoughts when I was that age. I want to come back 10 or 20 years from now and read this so that I can laugh again at all the things I wrote about whether it be about my kids or me personally.

As you know the reason I started making this blog was to show off my latest things I have created. As most of you know me I have done everything! Sold almost every Home Party Plan there is...My thinking was always that I dont want to work. I want to stay at home with my children. Growing up I dont remember my mom coming to my class room very often to help, or being able to go on field trips with me. I really want to do that with my kids. I want to enjoy them the most that I can, life is sooo short that I want to be there all the time for them if at all possible. Where is this going you ask? I am just rambling like usual. With the economy the way it is it's just not in the cards for me right now to go jobless. So the only way I can ever think of going jobless is with everything I always try to make and sell at home. I really do enjoy my job though. I work at an Elementary School and teach the kids computers and computer skills. It really is fun but like I said I dont get to go to my kids classrooms and help and my last baby is in Kindergarten right now. He is going on his first field trip next month. But unfortunately I work on Tuesdays and so I wont be able to go.

Invitations and Announcements I really have had a lot of fun creating. I think this has been the most entertaining thing I have come up with yet. I love being on the computer and creating things in Photoshop. I have always wanted to go back to school and get a degree in computer graphics or something. I even tried creating my own digital scrapbooking elements and paper. That really is harder than it looks. There is so many new things in scrapbooking that it makes it really hard to keep up. Creating Invitations and Announcements I have been able to use my digital scrapbooking stuff I have created to good use. And now I even started creating my own luggage/bag tags. They have been a lot of fun as well, and I even sold a few with in the first hour of listing them on Etsy. I just love Etsy! Its been the greatest thing for moms that love to create and sell their own stuff. I will post a few that I created last week. Again if you want to look at all the designs go to mckennalaynedesigns.etsy.com.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


For anyone new to my blog I create custom photo invitations and announcements. I have many designs on my blog as well as many more at www.mckennalaynedesigns.etsy.com. Right now I am giving away 5 high resolution digital files. What does this mean you ask? This means that if you have any special occasion coming up; graduation, new baby, birthdays, wedding, or any other occasion, I create a 5x7 or 4x6 digital card specialized for you. You then take that file to Walmart, Target, Winkflash, Snapfish, or any other photo printer you prefer and have them print as many as you need. If you have a photo printer you can also print them your self. Lets say you want to announce a baby you just had. I create the file, you send it to www.winkflash.com and have them print 100 copies. Their 4x6 run as low as .06 a piece. That means you only pay $6.00 for 100 announcements. You can then mail them off in envelopes. I do sell envelopes as well on my etsy account.

To make it even cheaper for you, you can also just email that same file to your entire email contact list for free. So now you just announced your special "little one" along with a cute photo of your "little one" for free to all your family and friends in minutes!

All you have to do to enter is comment on my blog. On April 30th I will draw out 5 names of all who entered. Its that easy. I will email you and let you know your the winner and you can choose any design from my blog or etsy account or we will create one special for you for what ever occasion!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Baptisms and my drawing contest!

Ok so I have created some Baptism ones. My middle son turns eight in a couple of months and so I am making one for him. I am going to do a special now that I have some designs for most every occasion. Any one that gives me a comment will be put into a drawing. On April 30th, I will give out 5 free high resolution files for you to print your own invitations or announcements. You can either use one of my designs on my blog, in my etsy account, or if you need another occasion or have an idea I would love to create one special for you. Tell everyone to look at my blog so that I can give away 5 files. You can always visit my etsy account or email me if you have any questions.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Baby Blessings

Today I worked on Baby Blessings and added a couple more graduation ones. I haven't seen very many baby blessing invitations so I thought that would be a good idea. The first part of April I will start selling custom cardstock printing and photo printing as well as just selling envelopes for those that purchase the high resolution files from me.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Baby Announcements Save the Date and Birthday

Its kind of late tonight so I am going to go to bed now but thought I would add a few of the last ones that I have created tonight before I go. I hope everyone has had a great week.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Baby Shower Invitations

Today I created some baby shower announcements. These can easily be printed on your own cardstock. I have these ones with out a photo picture for only 5.00 for the high resolution file. You can make as many copies as you need. I know there are many babies being born out there so I will work on creating more of these as well as a couple more graduation announcements this week. My graduation cards have been doing the best right now but I am sure thats due to the season and graduation coming soon.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


I have had so much fun creating these cards. I like creating these much more than I did when I as creating digital scrapbook papers and elements. When I start creating one something else comes into my head so then I create that one. I am hoping to create about 4-5 a night. Some nights I have been too busy but for the most part I have been able to. Not all of my designs are on this blog. All of my designs are at my etsy store. I kind of talked about my etsy store before but the more I think about it the better I think the idea of a digital file is easier for people. So many people have printers now that they can print their own pictures on as well as these can easily be printed on cardstock. If you dont see something in my etsy store you can always email me at mckennalayne@msn.com with other ideas. And all of my templates can be used for anything. One of my girl birthday cards can be changed to a boy just by changing the colors and again my graduation ones can also be changed to the school colors. Please email me if you have any questions!