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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Donna Downey ~ Simply Me

Donna Downey ~ Simply Me
If you're one of my scrapbook readers, then you would have to live under a rock if you didn't know of Donna Downey. But my decorating readers may not know of her yet and I wouldn't want you to miss this creative dynamo.

I have enjoyed her blog for over a year and I am always so delighted and amazed at her upbeat personality and her obvious joy for living. This is a woman who is truly living HER life.


I have to admit something............I am attracted by pretty photos.......photos of things that make me gasp, or want to re-create, photos that inspire me. I have a very bad habit of not looking at all the details. Details such as..........Donna is a columnist for Simple Scrapbooking Magazine.....My DUH moment. I didn't know that until about 6 mo ago...And I didn't know that Tara was involved with Simple Magazine (she was a feature a few days ago)...........And I LOVE THAT MAGAZINE...........I guess I'm just too busy looking at the artwork, than to notice who did what and who wrote what. Not good.........I'm going to have to improve. But it doesn't surprise me that these gals are behind one of my favorite reads.


Back to Donna.........................
Looking around her blog, I found that she has a whole other website with all of her goodies. What a business woman! You go girl! She's got Cafe Press products.........


She's got Camera Bags...........I am so getting one of these when I FINALLY get one of those fancy pants cameras (that's why I have ads on this blog........saving for a fancy pants camera.......so click away baby)And she has the most amazing Creating Space!

Here's a cute layout and photo of Donna herself. I would love to take a class from her. Yes, I know I would learn something fun, but really I would just like to giggle along with her. She always seem to have so much fun with her class participants. Come to Portland Donna..........I even have a guest bedroom, then we can stay up late giggling and talking about Rosie....I love Rosie too........or I suppose you could stay in a nice hotel where you can have some privacy. :)And if being a scrapbooking queen, entrepreneur, magazine columnist isn't enough...........she's started painting! PAINTING! Would you stop? Now you're just showing off. :)

Those are really good.

Look at all those! I really really like them. I am now inspired to try this myself. See.........she's done it again...........inspiring people.

That's something I have noticed about Donna.........she is always trying something new, she's not afraid to create. We get so hung up with creative something perfect........or what we think is perfect and Donna drills it in your head that whatever you create..............it's OK! Perfect! Kind of takes the fear away doesn't it?

Now get out there and create something NEW.

Drop by Donna's site and tell you found her through Creative Blogs!

15 comments:

Suzie Sews said...

WOW...
Suzie Sews

Jeanette said...

Donna has brought so much inspiration to my creative world. It is definitely very fitting for her to be featured here. :)

grover said...

GREAT CHOICE for your Creative Blog of the day!!!
DD is a fabulous inspiration--that gal ooozes creativity!

justabeachkat said...

Wow! Just wow!

So glad I found your blog.

Hugs!
Kat

Sandra Evertson said...

Love your site, so many interesting places!
Thanks fo doing all the research!
Sandra Evertson

Amanda said...

Love Donna D - thanks for sharing her!

Joy said...

very cool indeed!

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing all these fun blogs.

Polka Dot Creations said...

She looks like fun - and I love all of the perky little 3D elements, particularly on her self-portrait. They remind me of those candy dots that come on paper (do they even make those anymore??)

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

polka dot.......you silly girl, those are brads. I like the idea of those candy dots better!

Shannon said...

ok, oh my gosh....I love her creating space! Amazing

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I just love her creative space! I'm so jealous! Great feature. Thanks!

jodie said...

you should check out all of the Simple contributers... they usually will list their blogs in the magazine along with their articles... i've found many great and inspiring women that way!

love your blog by the way! this is so great! it's just the ultimate blog hopping tool! thanks!

oh... and did you see that Donna hooked up with Rosie? too cool!

Emilia said...

this is great! thank you for sharing!

design for mankind. said...

I LOOOOOVE DONNA! Thanks for this great feature!