Monday, January 16, 2012

Pug Love, Survey and Blog Candy

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I created this card for Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  This week the theme is to create a card with a Clean and Simple design.  That is up to your interpretation.  One layer and less embellishments is typically what CAS is all about.  This image is called Pug Love and is available at Mo's Digital Pencil store.




Personal Question...
I have loved creating this blog.  It has given me an outlet for my creativity but I think it is time for some changes. Quite honestly I think my blog has become boring.  If it is boring for me it must be boring for you also.  I have created a survey to help me make some decisions about my blog.  I am hoping (fingers crossed) that it works.  If not I will repost with my questions and offer up the same information.  If you would please take a few minutes to add your answers I would be so grateful.  If you have any suggestions just add them in the comment section. PLEASE BE HONEST.  I appreciate postive responses but also appreciate the ones that can help me grow.

BLOG CANDY CRITERIA
Once you are done if you would like to be in the running for my blog candy just leave me a comment below.  I am giving away (selected randomly from the comments) three $10 gift certificates to any online crafting sight of your choice.  I will close this poll on Wednesday January 18th, 2012 and give you all the results and the ideas I have going forward.  Thank you so much..




47 comments:

  1. Love the pug and the clean look of this design.
    By the way I always think it is healthy to look at what we do and put out on our blogs.
    I really enjoy your work and would love to see more and also other crafts you do.
    Some tutorials with coloring.
    Listen to me, like I am an expert...just some of the ideas I like.LOL
    I also love giveaways

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  2. Fabulous card, clean and simple just as it should be.
    I enjoyed filling in your survey, good straightforward questions but I don`t think your blog is boring at all.
    Lynne xxx

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  3. Cute card! i personally love looking at other peoples blogs. It's always great for inspiration and I love tutorials.

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  4. Awww, this is adorable! What a cute image, and love the CAS look. Looking forward to your new ideas. :)

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  5. Your card is adorable, Dawn! That pug is so cute and your coloring and clean style really bring him to life! I filled in your survey. I always love visiting your blog! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us once you've given it some thought and collected more feedback! Hugs! P.S. It's cold here, too, but maybe not as cold as there.

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  6. Gorgeous CAS Card. Love the touch of red.

    Great survey too.

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  7. Any pug owner would love this card :) Too cute.

    Did the survey. You are such a pro at coloring would love to see how you do it - not that I have copics or the like, but always fascinated by your amazing skill and sure those who do colour would love some instights/tips :) Enjoy when you branch out and do non-coloured image cards too as that is my realm :)

    I'm always up for a good read and love knowing about your life as it brings the cards to a much more personal level for me - plus I just love getting to know people better and finding out what makes them tick :) I'll stop before I provide you with a novel LOL! Have a great weekend (((hugs)))

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  8. Your card is so cute. TFS. I enjoyed filling out the survey. Thanks for a chance to win some candy. I'm a follower.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  9. http://cgscards4u.blogspot.comJanuary 14, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Dawn
    I loved your Pug card - it is just so cute and love the dog's expression. I love your blog site, I just found you so no change requests coming from me! I am still browsing it all! Happy Stamping too! CaroleAnn

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  10. I love your beautiful creations, Dawn! And while my primary goal in following the blog of artists like you is to see and be inspired by your papercrafted creations, I do enjoy seeing other crafty creations. I'd love to see the kinds of things you are up to! And while I tend not to click into see bloggers' purely personal posts, I do enjoy reading about what's going on in my favorite bloggers' lives when these are wrapped in with their crafty posts. Good luck in your quest to revamp things!

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  11. Dawn your card is so cute! I love your creations! HUGE fan! I just finished filling out your survey..what a great idea to get some great feedback. I love when you post your sewing projects...they totally got me going to get out the sewing machine again. Was at the local fabric store today...and you were in my thoughts! Please post some of your sewing projects....they are soooo awesome! No pressure girl...no pressure!

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  12. The pug is so cute! We had one growing up. I took your survey. What first attracted me to your blog was your beautiful coloring. I would love to see some tutorials on how you color. I always enjoy a view into a blogger's other craftiness or how they combine stamping into other crafts.

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  13. First of all, I don't think your blog is boring! I look forward to all the wonderful things you post because you are always so creative & the cards are always beautiful. It would be fun to see what other crafts you do as well as I'm sure they are amazing too! I tried filling out the survey, but had no luck, so will add that I love personal comments, tutorials, both picture & video. Oh, and your pug card is just stunning!

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  14. I love your card. I wouldn't change a thing about you or your blog. Both are perfect!!! I'm not real good about commenting. It's like how many ways can you say amazing, beautiful, awesome etc.

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  15. Dawn, I love your blog. Part of our crafting comes from what else is in our lives. If your family has inspired you to create something, I'd love to read about it. It's who and what we are.
    I love your coloring and use it to learn. What I do LOVE about your site is some of the stamp companies that you use. Your LABELS section,on the lower right, is so helpful to me. I usually browse this section for companies and certain stamps that may have been used.

    The Pug is so darling. I love the way you colored him. See, it is cards like this that inspire me and teach me the basics of using markers or pencils. Thanks for all you do. Hope this was helpful.

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  16. Well, Dawn...I follow you and come visit, first, because I consider you a friend, and secondly because you do have a beautiful, clean style that I love. However, I am always drawn to your coloring and any tips you could give with that would be welcome.
    As you know, my blog is personal, and I love reading personal accounts, but it is up to you how much or little you share.
    I just want you to express what you want here, it is your blog...and if you want to add more, do it! Recipes you share, books you're reading, whatever else you want to put here would be fun. My stamping is not all I am about, so I don't expect it is for anyone. Thankful for you and who you are...hope you know you are special!

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  17. Though I primarily enjoy seeing your awesome papercrafting creations, I also enjoy an occasional personal story, picture, etc. which helps me get to "know" you better. I'm not very expressive or creative with words, so struggle with my blog...wishing my life was a little more exciting so I'd have something to share - lol. Well, I'm rambling here...just think it's good for all of us to evaluate our blog habits. :-)

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  18. Dawn, glad a couple of you on the team know how to properly do a CAS card. This is beautiful and I love the colors and the simple beauty of it!!! Always a pleasure to come and see what you have created to show us :)

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  19. I don't get around often but love to see your creations! It's nice to keep up sooth what's going on with you. Best, Cassie

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  20. hi Dawn

    I am visiting because I love your style, clean and simple. Love also yours other crafts things last year you show us.
    I remember a bag ....ohhh boy this one was amazing.....

    Have a great start of the year.
    Hug's
    Renkata

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  21. Dawn - I think everything you do is amazing, including your blog. Its fun to switch it up, though, isn't it? My blog changes nearly daily. Kind of embarrassing how many times I've crashed it just tweeking it. Have fun. Whatever you decide, I know we'll love.

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  22. I've always loved reading your blog. I visit often and am always so pleased by your creations. Of course we are all curiuos creatures and want to know more about you. Also love tutorials and would love to watch your coloring techniques!

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  23. Not sure my survey answers really reflected what I want to say. I always find inspiration from your cards, style & techniques. Perhaps people visit, get inspired, change their own styles and then stop visiting because they've leanrt what they personally need. Then they get bored of their new sytle & find others to inspire. I think you're blog is perfect, perhaps you're bored & need to change your style for your own satisfaction...NOT for ours (hope this makes sense!) I love your blog & what you do, but it's your blog to share your creativity, life and thoughts. Change for YOU and not Us! xxx

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  24. What ? Your blog boring ? Dawn, you are inspiring ! I have cut back on my blogging time but always come by to see your creations and love them ! Would love to know what you are reading so maybe a sidebar with a recommended book ? And I do love reading about your life ...BIG hugs your way!

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  25. Now that's a CUTE Pug!!!
    Boring is not the word I call your blog... I'm so excited when I see you just posted something new...
    I follow a bolg where the gal adds recepie she cooks all the time that turned out well that week... nothing fancy just good food.
    Another gal is always doing other crafts too like sewing and quilting... so talanted.
    I just LOVE looking and hearing about it all!!
    Not to wordy for me...
    Thanks for sharing all your ideas!!

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  26. Great card, Dawn! I completed the survey and am anxious to see what results you get. I will probably take the answers to heart for my blog as well.

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  27. AWWWWW Dawn this little pug is too adorable, I LOVE your coloring and being on all white it really shows off your talent!! BEAUTIFUL girl!

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  28. Super cute card! We're looking into maybe getting a pug or a pugrat (pug/rat terrier mix).

    I love your blog, your beautiful coloring and would love to see more crafty variety on your blog. I also am a bit voyeuristic, so I would love to see into your life a bit more ;o) lol

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  29. I'm off to do your survey, but first I wanted to say what a wonderfully CAS card you have created. And I wanted to say that I love your blog, your cards, your projects, and I don't find your blog boring! OK, here I go ...

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  30. Dawm....when I am blogvisiting, I thoroughly enjoy catching up on creations, ideas, tutorials, personal stories and pictures....I think we are inspired by them all. I do visit blogs that aren't stamping related at all....usually ones I have discovered by the interests shown on stampers blogs.....so I am open to whatever you have to offer in the future....make sure you do what makes YOU happy and challenged, and I will come visit and enjoy the ride.....hugs

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  31. Dawn.. everything you do is impeccable...and your blog is lovely. I love the 3-d things you do (i.e. packaging ideas). Maybe more of them? And that pug is adorable. Hugs, Peggy x

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  32. Awwwww, this is SUCH a great CAS card!! I just love your coloring and you're such a huge inspiration (you have me addicted to Mo Manning images. Keep doing what you're doing. I enjoy coming to your blog to see what you've been up to. :)

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  33. So Adorable! Love your Sweet Pug image and Gorgeous coloring as always! 8-) I have always loved visiting your Blog Miss Dawn, I always come away with a Smile and full of inspiration. Never Bored..And if you have other crafty goodness to share, I would be just as thrilled to see those too! And I just love tutorials! Just love to learn especially from those I admire, like you! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  34. Love that pug and your card! I remember using him a while back on one of my cards. He is so much fun!! Hugs!

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  35. Love the clean and simple look to your card, and how cute is that dog. Filled in your survey for you. Would love to see other crafting projects you create, and if you wanted to would love to hear about where you live (what the seasons are like etc)

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  36. I could not get the survey to work. I want you to enjoy blogging. I reap the benefits of your creativity. You're card made me cry. I lost my sweet dog Saturday. I miss him like crazy.

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  37. Hi Dawn, what an adorable card. That pug is just so cute. My best friend and I had a pug for more than 20 years...we called her Pudgie. Very cute card.

    I totally love your blog. I don't always get to comment, but I totally love all your work. I don't come here for the blog candy. I come here for all the inspiration you give me. I would totally love to see you do some videos on coloring. I tried to answer your survey, but it wouldn't let me.

    I will always be a faithful follower.

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  38. Your coloring is always so wonderful which makes your CAS cards outstanding! I didn't take the survey because I never find your blog boring! There's always beautiful eye-candy!

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  39. Hello!

    I LOVE this card! So cute!

    I am posting the responses to my
    questionnaire on my blog this week if you would like to read. Wishing you a happy day today!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  40. What an adorable card Dawn! Love the pug image and beautiful coloring! I wish I could do CAS! Mine always looks awful!

    Love the survey! I have been thinking the same thing of my blog... but I don't think yours is boring at all! I just know people love explanations on how tos.... and you have the camera equipment to do awesome tutorials to help others....especially with your wonderful coloring techniques!

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do! Love your new blog bg too, BTW!!!

    See you soon!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  41. Wow, this is one cute pug!!!! Love it and love your blog!!!!

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  42. Love the pug card and all of your creations!

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  43. Oh Dawn, I love your blog. . .always have. Coming to visit your creations is such a highlight for me. This pug is absolutely adorable :)

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  44. I am a follower and do enjoy your blog. I am also more varied in my craft activities. I read voraciously, quilt, sew, make children's clothes and goodies, machine embroider and card making and scrapbooking, of course. Love Copic markers, but do use other mediums as well. I also mix my crafts, such as adding quilting, fabric and embroidery to my cards. I appreciate your seeking feedback from your followers. Love the card too!

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  45. Dawn I've been reading since the day you started this blog, you know how much I love you & all your work. You can't please everyone -- I love personal posts because I feel like I'm getting to know the blogger a bit better -- but some people come just for the crafts & don't like the personal stuff. Do what YOU want to do!! We will read no matter what :)

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  46. Hi Dawn! Boy...nothing like waiting 'til the 11th hour, huh?! I can't wait to see what the survey results are! I love your blog...and I love your work!! Hugs...Pat Frank

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  47. Dawn, it is always so inspiring when you post! Your colouring and your eye for colours are amazing. I look forward to all the new things you will be doing for this blog of yours :D

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Thank you so much for sharing your comments with me. I really appreciate it.. Have a great stamping day..